A Lamborghini, Not a Ferrari

National Geographic, National Geographic. (Head shake.) Tsk tsk. If you are going to do a photo special on Abu Dhabi, please label your supercars properly:

Shoppers in Marina Mall get a close look at a Ferrari on display.

That is, of course, a Lamborghini, not a Ferrari. That looks vaguely like the slick Lambo LP 550-2:

Lamborghini LP 550-2

Minus the Italian racing stripe. . .

Ferrari and the Navy

Ferrari and the Navy, not two entities that often go together. And if they do, my first thought would be paint color. But this little Italian naval flag below (right) is causing issue:

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali and the offending navy flag on the right

Two members of the Italian Navy’s vessel protection department are currently awaiting trial following the death of two Indian fishermen in February.

As part of a detachment serving on board oil tanker Enrica Lexie, it is alleged by Indian authorities that the two marines shot and killed the fishermen in waters off the coast of southern India, believing them to be pirates.

The incident sparked a major diplomatic row between Italy and India, the subject of which has been raised this week in light of Ferrari’s statement posted on their website.

In sporting the flag on top of the chassis the team state: “Ferrari pays tribute to one of the outstanding entities of our country, also in the hope that the Indian and Italian authorities will soon find a solution to the situation currently involving two sailors from the Italian navy.”

I hope India and Ferrari and Italy all resolve their issues. And go about their naval ways.

Strolling the New York Auto Show

The internet, it is amazing. I can stroll through the New York Auto Show without even getting up from my chair. What a great invention!

I see the new Dodge Challenger. Sadly, Yahoo has mislabeled it as a Charger. Easy mistake. Both begin with C, but the similarity ends there.

Now this is retro:

2013 Dodge Challenger

Staying on the Dodge label, why oh why, does the Viper look so amazing in this shot:

2013 SRT Dodge Viper

And so shoe-like schlubby in this one?

2013 SRT Dodge Viper

Has Porsche lost its mind? Why does the 2013 Porsche Boxster look like a Mazda Miata?

2013 Porsche Boxster or Mazda Miata?

Uh oh. The 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S looks a little like a Miata also!

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S

WIth the exception of the grill, the 2013 Mercede Benz SLK 250 looks like a Miata too!

2013 Mercede Benz SLK 250 or Mazda Miata?

Sometimes when I see Bentleys, I think they might be Chrysler 300s:

2013 Bentey Mulsanne or Chrysler 300?

Why post this shrouded 2013 Honda Crosstour? It is not a Ferrari:

A shrouded 2013 Honda Crosstour, not a Ferrari

Oh no, another “smartcar.” This time a 2013 Scion (low) IQ:

2013 Scion (low) IQ

Last car. The 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo. Consider this an exclamation mark!

2013 Lamborghini Gallardo

Yahoo is moving around the pictures on me. Go here to see all the cars!

Maserati Kubang

Yesh yesh, dish is what you need. A Maserati Kubang. Shake your head up and down wish me. And repeat: I need one of dem Maserati Kubangs. Yesh. Have a peek-a-boo:

A Maserati Kubang and two models wearing curtains

First and foremost is confirmation that the Kubang will be built just down the road at Chrysler’s Jefferson North assembly plant. This confirms, if not overtly, that the Kubang will share its platform with the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango, which in turn share theirs with the newest Mercedes M-class. So this Masereep-Benz is somewhat of an automotive turducken. Maserati assures us that it will have its hand in the recipe, as its engineers will be responsible for the steering, brakes, and suspension. A next-gen Maserati V-8—likely a revision of the brand’s current engine family—will be built by Ferrari and paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Uh oh. Dish sounds like a recipe for disaster. Lotsh of cooks, far away kitchens. But shadly, yesh, I shtill want one. It’s ‘dat Ferrari fing.

Maserati Kubang concept car, even the curtains are hiding. . .

Dish could be a glorioush train wreck. A turducken is half turd, after all. . .

Eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini, Two Mercedes, and a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS: All Wrecked

This has got to hurt the pocketbooks and tear ducts of some car enthusiasts:

An outing of luxury sportscar enthusiasts in Japan ended in an expensive freeway pileup — smashing a stunning eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini and two Mercedes likely worth more than $1 million together.

Crashed Ferrraris, Lamborghini, & Mercedes, Chugoku Expressway in Shimonoseki, Japan

But that was not the only sob story involving expensive red cars crashing. Ready your hankies yet again (or if you are in the body shop business, get the dent puller, tig welder, and patience ready.)

Ndamukong Suh lied about the Portand car accident in his 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS

Whose car is that? Remember Ndamukong Suh?

Just after the accident happened at approximately 1 a.m. Saturday, Suh told Portland police that he was passing a taxi cab when he lost control of his 1970 Chevy Coupe and crashed into a tree. He told police that nobody in the car was injured, and no tickets or citations were given.

But two people in the car have since spoken to Portland TV station KGW, and their versions of the accident and its effects differ quite seriously from Suh’s version at the scene.

Sad. All those red cars. Gone. And Ndamukong Suh’s reputation. Also adios’d. I imagine he will talking to Roger, yet again.

I am

Mid-flight, yelling Allahu Akbar, but not a terrorist.

Not brilliant, but at least I say it aloud.

An adult baby, living on your tax dollars.

Lazy, for refusing to get out of bed to do an interview.

European, and would ban reality if I could.

Not Caesar, but will still mangle quotes by him.

A crazed killer, with man-boobs.

Stupid, for spitting on the hand that feeds me.

Anti-military, for not accepting a ROTC program.

Revolutionary, and not the poser, 99% kind.

Upside-down, and still beating you.

Learning sign-language.

A Ferrari, with two wheels.