Posts Tagged ‘performance’
Ever wonder what Katy Perry requires in her dressing room during concerts? Check out a few pages from her 2011 Tour Rider. These are requests and requirements that many artists give concert venues tour managers prior to their appearance. In total, Katy’s tour rider is 45 pages long, but we’ll just post a few here. Her requirements don’t seem to be as outlandish as other celebrity performers that require X amount of blue m&m’s in their dressing room. But she was recently criticized for minor rumors and things such as banning carnations and banning drivers looking at her or starting a conversation.
In response Katy adjusted her Tour Rider to make her less “Diva-ish.” Katy told USA Today, “The whole driver thing, I have no idea where that came from. My response was, ‘Just change it. Make it not so silly!’”
“My sister handles flowers and VIP stuff. Maybe she has a beef with carnations, but I don’t think so. Anyone who knows me knows I’m easygoing. I’m just an entertainer. I’m not asking for the sun to shine at night.”
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Source: The Smoking Gun & USA Today
Scorpion Motorsports is the new name in manic performance machines. Haven’t heard of them? We hadn’t either. The Miami-based firm builds only 40 of its P6s a year making it one of the most exclusive vehicles on the road. The U.S. government calls it a motorcycle, we consider it INSANE. Why? The p6 is a street legal F1 car that can out run most super exotics. If this doesn’t give your pulse a wake-up call then we don’t know what will. Starting at only $28,000; about half the price of a t-rex, the only thing this Scorpion won’t sting is your wallet.
You can also visit their site: http://www.scorpionmotorsports.com/
Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
The Trident marque has catered to a more luxury-oriented market than the raw performance of its big brother on the Prancing Horse. But that doesn’t mean they can’t push the envelop just a little, and that’s what you’re looking at here.
Called the MC Stradale, this ultimate version of the GranTurismo bridges the gap between road and race models in the same way the revolutionary Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale did in its day. To get there, Maserati’s tuned the chassis, aero and engine to more closely resemble the levels attained on racing versions like the MC Trofeo spec racer and the GT4 competition model.
Modena claims increased downforce without a the combersum increase of drag, while the engine has been boosted to 450 horsepower as compared to the 430 in the existing GranTurismo S. That’s all Maserati has released at this point, read the press release after the video and check out the images in the gallery below.