Archive for February, 2011

Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS

2011/02/27

Spotted this Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS in Milan earlier this week.

Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS

Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS

Find more info about this car at Wikipedia.org.

TopWhips ♥ Nürburgring

2011/02/25

I made this graphic animation the other day. I like it! What do you think?

TopWhips loves Nürburgring

Could be used in other ways too, guess those ideas will be posted here soon.

Going to Hell

2011/02/22

I am going to hell this spring. Well, the Green Hell (“Grüne Hölle” in German) to be more specific.

Most people might know it as the Nürburgring.

The trip will take place in the beginning of April and the wait will be painful to endure. But meanwhile, I will look back at the sweet memories of last year’s trip:

Wiesmann GT & Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

Weissman GT & Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

Lexus LFA

Lexus LFA

The GT-R in front of Hotel Zürburg

Nissan GT-R in front of Hotel Zürburg

Perhaps some serious filming this time?

Ferrari fiesta

2011/02/20

Thought some Ferrari would be nice on a sunday night. Here is a collection of some “italiani” spotted in Milan the last few weeks:

458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia

599 Fiorano

Ferrari 599 Fiorano

Ferrari 599 Fiorano

612 Scaglietti

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

F430

Ferrari F430

Ferrari F430

F430 Scuderia Spider 16M

Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spider 16M

Noticed something funny? None of them are red!

(Sorry for the image quality on some of the photos – they’re shot with an old, dusty SE K800i)

Phantom & Gallardo: Black & White, Massive & Petite

2011/02/18

Had a walk today, was hoping to see some cool cars. Went to Via Montenapoleone, the sort of “safe haven” here in Milan when it comes to spotting cars. Today there was no “buffet of Ferraris” as it often is, but one thing is for sure: you never walk away from Via Montenapoleone with empty pockets.

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Phantom

It is not the first time I stumble across a Rolls-Royce Phantom, but every time I am amazed by the enormous body of this monster! It’s like a car, but bigger – scaled to fit the needs of the rich and famous. Would be awesome drive one of these.

This BMW X6 had parts covered with carbon fibre. In my opinion, this belongs to street racing styling. I like the X6 much better in just white.

BMW X6

BMW X6

Continued my walk, now looking closer for a Ferrari, Maserati or Lamborghini (had some “italian” cravings today, don’t ask why). Spotted this Gallardo:

Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini Gallardo

White Lambos look so sleek and elegant, but still aggressive and super fast. I believe the car is a real contrast to bikesharing… FYI: there was a snowboard stuck in the passenger seat.

Last, but not least, some German power – Audi RS5:

Audi RS5

Audi RS5

Look at those exhaust pipes!

That’s it for today folks!

No. 1

2011/02/18

Post number one – the very beginning of a new blog. There is something about number one posts. Hard to tell what. Perhaps it’s just a simple post only to get things going later on?

Anyway, enough with the philosophy. Today is the birth of TopWhips.com with a clear focus on cars from the very first post. Well, at least the second.