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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Bowler Off-Road Nemesis GT4?

Bowler Off-Road Nemesis

Sure, it shares a grill with Land Rover, but that’s where the similarities end between the Bowler Off-road Nemesis GT4 and its British born brethren.

Designed to be a ‘road-going’ version of their Dakar-ready racer,

‘It’s going to be as close as we can get to the rally car,’ said Rob Critchlow, Bowler’s international sales manager.

‘It’s never going to be a luxury car – it’ll be a sport-derived sports car but with climate control and leather bucket seats from Recaro. And it’ll be stormingly fast.’

It better be!

Specs include a supercharged, 4.2-litre Jaguar V8 making in excess of 500 horsepower, a ‘slightly’ tuned-down suspension (when compared to their full racer), four sets of sports seats, an advanced tubular space frame, fuel cell, and climate control to keep the desert heat at bay.

Bowler Off-Road Nemesis Detail

Want your own Dakar-ready racer?

Better hurry: Bowler only intends to make 50 per year, and with a price tag expected to be in the region of $190,000, you’ll probably want to live somewhere in or around the UAE before opening up the checkbook and considering a purchase like this, since it’s not a like you’ll want to plow this thing through Los Angeles traffic on a daily basis…

Over, maybe; but through, definitely not.

[Bowler Off-Road – Nemesis]

[Via: CAR Via: Jalopnik]

…The Muppets are terrible drivers?

Muppet Speed Camera

In Germany, speed cameras are set up to capture both the license plate of the car in question as well as the drivers face, while blurring the identity of the passengers for privacy purposes, because “The number plate is not enough. We need clear evidence of who is driving the vehicle too.”

Apparently one British driver (whose driver’s seat is conveniently on the opposite side of his German counterparts) has discovered this system, and is taking full advantage of it by placing a stuffed Muppet in the driver’s/passenger’s seat as he flies by the cameras.

So far he’s got the authorities fooled, but as soon as they can figure out which Muppet is going along for the ride, they intend to fully interrogate him until he reveals the identity of the clever co-driver.

[Via: Nothing To Do With Arbroath]

…Yahtzee thinks Super Mario is played out?

Zero Punctuation

Yahtzee is “a British-born, currently Australian-based writer and gamer with a sweet hat and a chip on his shoulder”.

He also does pretty sweet reviews of popular video games for a segment called Zero Punctuation.

Here’s his take on Super Mario Galaxy:

[Via: The Escapist]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Mercedes-McLaren SLR 722 GT?

Mercedes-McLaren SLR 722 GT

Refusing to leave well enough alone, Mercedes-McLaren have taken their SLR supercar and turned it into a club-racing monster, called the SLR 722 GT.

Developed in conjunction with British motorsports company RML Group, and designed for the handful of very rich drivers who can afford to pony up the one million pounds it takes to get behind the wheel of one of the 21 being made, the 722 GT features modifications to the suspension, braking, aerodynamics, interior and exhaust of a normal SLR. In total, more than 400 components have been either replaced or redesigned.

Power comes in the form of a supercharged AMG 5.5L V8 that is rated at 671 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque.

Eye appeal upgrades include a new front apron with front splitter, wide wings, prominent side skirts, a rear diffuser, and an airplane sized wing on the back.

Now, you’ve just got to track down one of those Ferrari FXX Evoluzione owners and challenge him to a race.

Ahh, the life of the rich.

[Via: Motor Authority]

…The Bayeux Tapestry is alive?

The Bayeux Tapestry is a 230 foot long embroidered cloth depicting the events that led up to the Norman invasion of England in 1066, as well as the invasion itself. David Newton, a British designer, animated a tracking shot of the tapestry for a school project, and brought the story to life. If only all history was this entertaining.

[Wikipedia – Bayeux Tapestry]

[Via: Very Short List]