When racing is mixed with beauty, the result is Jody Takagi, an avid
motorsports enthusiast and is been involved in the motorsports industry as a
racer, model, consultant, and project manager and marketing specialist for
motorsports from Seattle, WA. She is also the co-author of the book "Race
to Win - Every Great Driver" with Alan Blair. She races a 2001 Porsche
Boxster which she loves because of its versatility meeting all of her needs
both on and off of the track. It’s a mid-engine balance, convertible with
EVOMSit performance flash, EVOMS V-flow intake, H&R Springs, Toyo Tires,
Custom painted pink calipers, and custom painted Recaro GT3 seats.
She has done competitive autocross and road rallies since 2007 and was the
only female to race as a sponsored racer in the inaugural Spectre 341
challenge/Virginia City hillclimb in 2010. Her other achievements include; 2007
Porsche Club of America Zone 6 Member of the year and Founder and organizer of
one of the NW largest exotics cars photoshoots & charity raffle event . She
has also taken part in events with the famous “The Destroyer” monster truck
jumping up to 12-15 feet high in the air in it. She says her love for racing
began at a young age when she trained horses and worked with retired or rescue
race horses that needed training to become English dressage, hunter/jumper, or
English pleasure horses and as she got older, her love for horses
transformed into motorsports horsepower at the same time acknowledging her
sponsors who include Toyo Tires, MAXRPM Motorsports, World Motorsports Breast Cancer Foundation, H&R Springs and Luxury4Play.com.
Famous Montreal tuner - Anibal Automotive Design also created a Porsche
Cayman after Jody Takagi and her racing colors and style. They named
it “Jody Edition”
We recently reviewed the 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo and what is expected of it, well, similarly Ferrari will make a high performance version of the 458 italia.
Ferrari has had a unique trend of releasing a more powerful version of
most of their brands as seen in the F430 which became the 430 Scuderia
and the 599 GTB Fiorano became the 599 GTO. Also, when Ferrari launches a
new generation sports car on the market, we always expect at least
three versions: a coupe, a spyder, and a Scuderia.
The 458 Italia is already nearing three years of age after It made its debut at the 2009 Frankfurt auto show
and in the form of the 4.5-liter V-8 engine rated at 562HP at the 9,000
rpm redline, and 400 pound-feet of torque, 80 percent of which is
available from 3,250 rpm the car has lived to its name so far so good.
We already saw Ferrari introduce the Spider to the 458 range with a
folding hardtop roof, and expected the Scuderia but Ferrari boss, Luca
di Montezemolo, said that a 458 Scuderia would not be produced because
the 458 Italia was just so advanced.
Recently, according to
autoblog.nl, there will be a high performance version of the Ferrari 458
Italia’s and will be named the Monte Carlo. It will pack a stunning
620HP from the tweaked V8 engine. Most of the details on the 458 Italia
Monte Carlo are limited for the now but expect to see it soon.
$2.2 Million for a track only car, with only 20 of them being made not to mention the buyers are predetermined. But that's the way it is with these supercars, at the Monterey Car Week anything goes down, the tickets to the event cost $450 and $2K on eBay this is just not a car event but a place where millionaires go to exchange money for exotic cars.
Away from the whining, wondering The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is priced so high? It features the V10 engine from the Gallardo
Superleggera, tuned to an output of 570bhp. It features a zero to
100km/h (62mph) sprint-time of just 2.5 seconds, that beats many in the "0-100" List including the Ultimate Aero, Aventador, Ariel Atom and the Ultima GTR.
These are images and a video from Monterey Car Week and also Newport Beach.
The Monster Energy DUB Show Tour finally went down this yesterday featuring the Boost Mobile Concert
Series powered by LG, and powered by Pirelli Tires. Also sponsored by
Harley Davidson, UFC, Sony, Mobil 1, Kawasaki, The DUB Magazine Project,
WSS Shoes, TIS Wheels,
Dropstars Wheels, Monster Energy Edition Wheels, DUB Garage, Motiv
Wheels, and Gear Alloys. More Photos Here