Lamborghini

May 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Automobile Lamborghini S.p.A. is an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars. It is owned by the Volkswagen Group through its subsidiary brand division Audi. I believe everybody have heard about this brand and many people dream about having a Lamborghini. Unfortunately they are very expensive and not many people can afford owning one.

Ferruccio Lamborghini founded this company in 1963 with the objective of producing a refined grand touring car to compete with offerings from established marques such as Ferrari. It grew rapidly during the first decade but sales plunged in the wake of the worldwide financial downturn and the oil crises. The ownership changed three times after 1973 and it includes bankruptcy in 1978.

Automobile Lamborghini S.p.A. controls Volkswagen group Italia S.p.A., MML S.p.A, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., Italdesign Guidaro S.p.A.

Through its history it envisioned and presented variety of concept cars. Beginning in 1963 with 350GTV – the very first Lamborghini prototype. It had many famous muddles such as 1974 Bravo, 1980 Athon and many others.

The ost important markets in 2004 for Lamborghini’s sports cars are the United States with 41% of the total sales. Next is Germany with 13%, then Great Britain with 9% and Japan with 8%. Prior to the launch of the Gallardo in 2003, Lamborghini produced approximately 400 vehicles per year; in 2011 Lamborghini produced 1,711 vehicles.

Awesome Porsche

May 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Porsche Automobil Holding SE orshort as Porsche is a German holding with investments in automotive industry. This company is headquartered in Zuffenhausen which is a city district in Stuttgart and is owned by the Piech and Porsche families. It was founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche.

One of the first assignments this company received was from the government to design a car for the people that is a “Volkswagen”. This resulted in one of the most successful car designs of all time – Volkswagen Beetle. During World War II Volkswagen production turned to the military version of Volkswagen Beetle. Porsche produced several designs for heavy tanks but they lost to Henschel & Son in both contracts which led to the Tiger I and Tiger II. After the war, in 1945, Ferdinand lost his position as Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen and instead of him, Ivan Hrist was put in charge of the factory. He was a British Army Major. The relationship between Porsche and Volkswagen was always close and on 5th July 2012, Volkswagen AG announced a deal with Porsche resulting in Volkswagen’s full ownership n 1st August the same year. Volkswagen AG paid Porsche shareholders 5.61 bilion for the remaining 50.1% it did not own. This deal was classified as restructuring and not as take over which is not allowed.

Their logo was based on the coat of arms of the Free People’s state of Wurttemberg of Weimar Germany, which had Stuttgart as capital city.

 

Cruise ships and freighter travel

November 10th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Traveling by boat is great and can be a lot of fun no matter which of these methods you use.
Cruising on Cruise ships is a means of travel with some substantial benefits, but a few drawbacks too. The majority of people love them, but some people hate them. Cruising makes it easy to visit several places in a single trip without the need to repack your belongings and sit in a car/train/bus/plane to travel to each one; your hotel room comes along with you, and even provides the transportation. Cruise lines offer widely varying itineraries. They can last for

1. A few days at sea or to a nearby port-of-call. These may be offered as an introduction to cruising, or just as an opportunity to party.

2. One or two weeks to visit ports and sights in a particular region, per “Cruise types” below.

3. A month or more to see a region of the world, or three or more months to go around the world; a lifetime experience.

Freighter travel is a less crowded, cheaper alternative for crossing a sea or ocean, not using airplanes or commercial cruise ships or ferries.

Two short advices:

1. If you become ill: Report it as soon as possible, very preferably by cabin phone!

2. Don’t spend too much time on the sun unprotected.

 

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