Car Art in Many FormsWritten by Rosana Hart
Ever since first car was produced, it's been an art object as well as a practical device. We love to look at all sorts of cars. We care about our own cars and we are very aware of what they say about us and our tastes. A red sports car makes a very different statement from a gray van.
Why do we spend so much time and money keeping up finish of our cars? Again, it's an artistic matter, perhaps a combination of pride of ownership with knowledge that people somehow identify us with what we drive around in.
Car art isn't limited to just cars themselves. There are many forms of art that use cars. Whether or not you consider advertising an art form or a nuisance, many ads for cars -- or for other things but using cars in them -- are a significant part of history of car art.
Another form of car art is movies. Films use cars in them, to further plot of course, but also to make statements about who characters are. A lot of wild rides you can enjoy vicariously in a movie or TV show would not be fun in person! Well, they might be, but they are beyond reach of most people.
The Potent 2006 BMW M6 complimented perfectly by top-notch BMW Replacement PartsWritten by Jenny Mc Lane
The BMW M6 is most sophisticated and powerful BMW 6 Series Coupé ever. Under lightweight body of this luxurious 2+2 lurks a thoroughbred super sports car boasting a V10, 507bhp power unit, providing 520Nm of torque. A seven-speed sequential manual gearbox and a superior chassis and suspension compliments its engine.
The all-new M6 features weight-saving technologies such as a carbon-fiber roof and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels that are almost four pounds lighter than regular cast wheels. With almost 500 horsepower available, BMW claims M6 will hit 60 mph in under 4.6 seconds, and it will run to 20 5mph without traditional 155-mph speed limiter.
The suspension, though similar to that of M5, is specially tuned to take advantage of M6's shorter wheelbase and lower center of gravity. Massive cross-drilled brakes enable M6 to pull up from 60 mph in less than 118 feet. The new M6 also uses BMW's new third-generation seven speed Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) with Drivelogic. Drivelogic offers choice of 11 different change patterns, depending on speed of change required.
The new SMG gearbox also offers safety benefits when downshifting on slippery surfaces. If it detects rear wheels locking up, clutch opens for a fraction of a second to ensure traction is maintained. In automatic mode, SMG gearbox recognizes that car is traveling on an incline and holds gears uphill to maintain acceleration and selects lower gears when progressing downhill to make most of available engine braking.