Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Mach 5 In Reality


The Mach 5 has been a fictional vehicle model featured in the popular animation flick Speed Racer, but not until the blockbuster-in-the-making Speed Racer movie from Warner Bros. came into the picture. Oh yes, the Speed Racer film is one of this year’s most anticipated movies.

Speed Racer is played by Emile Hirsch along with leading-lady Christina Ricci as Trixie, Speed's girlfriend. Speed Racer is apparently born to race cars. He is aggressive, intuitive and, most of all, fearless. His only true competition is the memory of his late brother who he idolized - the legendary Rex Racer. Rex died in a race that has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to accomplish. Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer, the designer of Speed's thundering Mach 5.

The Mach 5 according to wikepedia:

The Mach Five is the racing car Speed Racer (Go Mifune in the Japanese version) drives in the anime series of the same name (known as "Mach Go! Go! Go!" in Japan). The car was designed, built, and created by Pops Racer, Speed Racer's father. It features a set of special devices which Speed Racer uses throughout the series. In the original 1966 series, the Mach Five is a white racing car with an 'M' written on its hood. In the 1993 American remake, the design was completely changed.

Its name probably derives from the fact that speeds above Mach 5 are known as hypersonic. However, the Mach Five cannot reach Mach speeds. The name is also a pun in two languages: the word for "five" in Japanese is "go". However, the "go" used for the car's name is a suffix attached to the names of ships, etc. Thus, the car is known in the Japanese version as simply the "Mach".

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Dark Knight's Lambo


After ‘Iron Man’ had its world premiere last May 2, 2008, next month promises to be another blast for movie goers especially the Batman fanatics. Yup, the follow-up to the action hit "Batman Begins” is here. The “Dark Knight” from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures is set to break box-office records once again as Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne) continues to eradicate evil in Gotham City!

The movie will feature Batman’s most popular arch-enemy, the Joker, which is played by Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger. Harvey Dent, also known as “Two-Face”, will be featured in the story as well. One of the best surprises viewers should look forward to is the scenes when Batman isn't protecting Gotham City from a variety of villains in the Batmobile. The billionaire Bruce Wayne selected one of Lamborghini's sexiest super sports cars ever created, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640! Of course, Mr. Wayne is as cool and hip as Tony Stark (The Iron Man) too! Bruce Wayne's latest Lambo can be first seen raiding the streets of Gotham in the movie."The Dark Knight" is scheduled for worldwide premiere on July 18, 2008.

The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Coupe appearing in "The Dark Knight" is power-driven by a 640 horsepower 12-cylinder engine and is capable of more than 211 mph.

"The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is the natural choice for Bruce Wayne's other car. Lamborghini is proud to be associated with one of the greatest movie franchises in history, especially co-starring with the night-bound Batmobile," says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.