The new Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster: Hats off to the Beast of the Green HellWith this latest addition the AMG GT family now has 16 members: five two-door coupés, four roadsters, two customer sports racing cars and five 4-door coupés. 'The new AMG GT R Roadster is far more than the combination of the thrilling vehicle dynamics of the GT R with the special flair of our GT Roadsters. It is the essence of two worlds, blending to deliver our brand pledge, Driving Performance, in a very special way. With our GT R Roadster we have without doubt once again developed a brand-defining sports car. It too embodies Mercedes-AMG in form, function and vehicle dynamics and enriches our GT family with a highly exclusive variant limited to 750 units', says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.The AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo in the AMG GT R Roadster delivers an output of 430 kW (585 hp) and maximum torque of 700 Nm. This is available over a wide engine speed range … [Read more...] about 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R
Bentley Cars Image Gallery 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental coupe.See more pictures of Bentley cars.Styling and mechanical changes paralleled those made to the look-alike Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn. Maximum speed was now over 100 mph but was not that much faster than the Bentley Mark VI. Pluses of the 1952-1955 Bentley R-Type: More luggage space than Mark VIOptional automatic-shift convenienceA Milestone car Minuses of the 1952-1955 Bentley R-Type: Standard bodies rot-proneCustom body replacement panels unobtainableCostly to maintain, acquire, and restore Production of the 1952-1955 Bentley R-Type: Specifications of the 1952-1955 Bentley R-Type:Wheelbase, inches: 120.0Length, inches: 210.0Weight, pounds: 4,200Price, new: NA Engines for the 1952-1955 Bentley R-Type: Type Size Horsepower Years F I-6 4,566 cc (279 cid) 130* 1952-1955*Actual output not quoted; estimated net horsepower Want more information about classic cars? See:Classic CarsMuscle CarsSports CarsConsumer Guide … [Read more...] about 1952-1955 Bentley R-Type
Harry Fujiwara, a WWE manager and professional wrestler best known by his stage name of Mr. Fuji, has died. Fujiwara died at his home in Knoxville, Tennessee on Sunday morning. He was 82. Fujiwara got his start in pro wrestling in 1965; although his character was billed as hailing from Osaka, Fujiwara was actually a Japanese-American born in Hawaii, where he debuted under the name Mr. Fujiwara in the National Wrestling Alliance. In 1966, Fujiwara won his first tag-team championship with partner King Curtis Iaukea. By that point, the wrestler had shortened his moniker to Mr. Fuji. In 1972, Fujiwara made his first appearance in Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation. Fujiwara came on as a heel, claiming the World Tag Team Championship with his partner Professor Toru Tanaka and manager The Grand Wizard. Fujiwara defended that title against legends like Bruno Sammartino before leaving the WWWF for Georgia Championship Wrestling in 1974. Fujiwara returned to the WWWF in … [Read more...] about R.I.P. Mr. Fuji, Professional wrestler and manager
Laing, R. D. (1927-1989) was a Scottish psychiatrist whose work centered on schizophrenia and its causes. He proposed the controversial theory that mental illness, particularly schizophrenia, is a defense against the rigid and even “insane” structures of “normal” society. In the 1960's, when his existential vision was most popular, he was viewed as something of a shamanistic guide to the self. Ronald David Laing was born to working-class parents in Glasgow, Scotland. In high school, he focused on Greek and Latin and read philosophical and literary classics in their original languages. In the public library, he read philosophy, psychology, and theology. He then studied psychiatry and medicine at the University of Glasgow and received his M.D. degree in 1951. After a year as a conscript psychiatrist in the British military, Laing returned to the University of Glasgow as a professor of psychiatry. Thereafter, he moved to London for training as an analyst, … [Read more...] about Laing, R. D.
The 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R shown here was very fast and had an even quicker turbocharged companion in the Z1-R TC. See more motorcycle pictures. The 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R motorcycle and Kawasaki Z1-R TC motorcycle were born out of the success of an earlier Kawasaki bike, the 1973 Kawsaki Z-1 motorcycle. Motorcycle Image Gallery Kawasaki's 900-cc four-cylinder Z-1 of 1973 set new standards for motorcycle performance, yet company officials were soon discussing the idea of building a "special" version of the successful model. Since the café-racer look was in vogue at the time, the decision was made to create Kawasaki's own variation. Using existing blueprints for the soon-to-be-released Kawasaki KZ1000, the 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R motorcycle was intended to be little more than a styling exercise. The fuel tank was drawn up using flat, angular lines that were mimicked by the triangular side panels and sharply creased front fender. The fiberglass fairing followed suit, and all the bodywork … [Read more...] about 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R and Z1-R TC