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The McLaren MP4-12C supercar goes on sale this year and is the first sportscar since the McLaren F1 to be designed and produced by McLaren. The MP4-12C is made from carbon fibre and features a 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch.
The new supercar from the British grand prix team gives out a cool 592bhp with a top speed of 205mph and 0-62mph taking only 3.1sec. The supercar will set you back £168,500 in the United Kingdom and $229,000 for the US market. McLaren aims to build 1,000 this year and 1,500 annually after that.
McLaren have also announced that the MP4-12C will compete in the FIA GT3 European Championship and will begin racing in 2012 with the CRS Racing team.
Check out the video of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button driving the MP4-12C round Goodwood Motor Circuit.
Paraglider Dell Schanze aka “Superdell” posted a video on Youtube of him paragliding of the Astoria Column an historic tower in the U.S. state of Oregon.
The video was put up on Saturday the 11th June 2011 and two days later the stuntman was arrested after being spotted on Oregon beach. Once the video was posted on Youtube, police distributed it to the local media in hope to find the daredevil and by Monday police got a tip of on his whereabouts.
The video states the stunt was planned by Byron Leisek so we wonder if he will also be charged for the stunt.
Check out the daredevil paraglider in action.
This compilation video has clips of some of the most amazing things caught on camera. The You Tube video was made by the english indie grime electro group Hadouken who launced the video with their song Mecha Love as a way to promote the new track. The band’s name Hadouken comes from a special move used in the video game Street Fighter.
Their third studio album which is untiled should be released this year after the band revealed via twitter that they are working on the new album. They have also recently released a second single from the new album called Oxygen and have also been announced to play at Isle of Wight Festival this year.
New Zealander Jed Mildon became the first person to do a triple back flip on a Bmx. The stunt which took place at the weekend at Unit T3 Mindtricks event at Taupo Skate Park in New Zealand was kept secret before showcasing the event to over 2,000 spectators. The stunt was perfomed riding down a 20 metre ramp and then up a 3.6 metre ramp to get height and took the 24 year old three months to practice for the world record attempt. The stunt has been added into the Guinness Book of Records and is an amazing achievement for the Kiwi to risk something that looked impossible.
Rock Band the video game will not be releasing a new game this year as confirmed by the developer, Harmonix. Rock Band is a music video game that allows up to four players to each play a musical instrument to popular Rock music songs. Players can play the lead guitar, bass guitar, and drums parts to songs with instrument controllers and are scored on their ability to time the right notes with whats on screen. This annoucement comes as a huge disappointment with the deceace of the Guitar Hero series but Harmonix have said that instead they will focus on new downloadable songs for Rock Band 3. The Rock Band series has been very successful in the past with 100 million songs downloaded by users and has achieved numerous awards.
The Ultramods who are an indie punk band have just recently released thier album Underwear Party using only the iPad 2 and GarageBand App. The band composed and recorded everything on the GarageBand iPad app including vocals, lead guitar, bass guitar and drums. GarageBand was released in 2004 and is a simplified audio tool designed to make music creation incredibly easy for anyone without the need for expensive hardware. The GarageBand app includes 8-track recording capability and all the necessary tools to create a song. The Ultramods 12 track album Underwear Party is available in the iTunes Store for $10.