Ducati Diavel AMG

The Ducati Diavel is another revolutionary machine out of Italy, I do love riding the machine it is very different to what I am used to but at the same time very Italian. Now this relationship between Ducati and AMG seems to be a very interesting one and the last thing I expected was this to be created out of it. I do like a bit of red in my machines but I have to admit that this is very sexy and I do like the look of the exhaust. Lets see what else will come out of this relationship.

That’s where the two performance brands will unveil the Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition. The bike starts out with the Diavel Carbon model and upgraded with special wheels, radiator grilles, exhaust and Alcantara saddle. The requisite special badges, of course, also appear all over the white-striped carbon-fiber bodywork, and the engine is specifically balanced and signed by an individual technician.

Link: Autoblog

AMG To Purchase Ducati?

This is a little more then it seems, at the launch of the Diavel there was some exciting news about AMG and Ducati collaborating on a few porjects. At first I thought it was just for marketting reasons but after reading A&R’s article below it seems that Mercedes has interest to buy Ducati but they are feeling things out before proceeding. Ducati has had a spectacular 5 years with the debut of the 1098, they have really worked on the quality of their products and slowly expanding their product line. Ducati have had a bit of rough time earlier but these days they are on top and it seems that Mercedes has noticed, but they don’t want them because they are on top. They want them so that they have another arm of their business which is in direct competition with BMW, with an established product portfolio and distribution line, Mercedes wants to take on BMW. But what Mercedes and Ducati are trying to do is to see how they fit together, they each don’t want to alienate their customer and fan base, and Ducatiests are known to be loyal to the brand and don’t want any interference. I wonder how this would work out? Would they share their technical knowledge? Would distribution lines be streamlined? Would you start seeing Ducaties at Mercedes Dealerships? It is a shocking development and I’m not sure if its a good or bad thing, and it seems to Mercedes that there is a lot of good to take Ducati but they have to do carefully or a lot of damage will be done to either brand.

Link: AsphalyAndRubber

SLS AMG & Donuts

I think someone got the genius idea over at Car & Driver to do burn outs and donuts in the SLS with the doors open. That car’s exhaust sounds amazing, and they really smoke out those tires. The funny part is you hear the clicking noise of the car once he is done with the donuts, you know something needs to be fixed but its worth it for all that fun.