There's nothing like the unbridled wail of a high-revving atmospheric V12. The F12 TdF's 6.3-liter engine sounds fantastic.
Say what you will about Gumball events, but they do have a way of attracting some seriously impressive machinery. For this year's race, there's a Batmobile.
The aftermarket exhaust system gives the R8 V10 some extra F1 finesse.
Citizens of Europe, your roads are at the same time a little bit safer and a little bit more dangerous. That's because the Tumbler, a replica of Batman's crime-fighting ride in the Christopher Nolan trilogy, won't be taking part in the nonsense that is the Gumball 3000.
The 2013 Gumball 3000 rally – this year is the 15th anniversary of the supercar cavalcade – will begin on March 18 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Among the 120 go-faster-mobiles at the starting line will be two rides that just might pierce the ennui of the loaded leisure class: a replica of Batman's Tumbler and a one-off supercar.
If the usual array of premium automotive branded timepieces presented here on Autoblog isn't exactly your taste, you may want to check out the latest from Nixon. The fresh skater-culture brand has teamed up with the organizers of the Gumball 3000 to roll out a special set of watches and headphones geared towards participants and fans alike.
Earlier today, we got word from Team Polizei founder Alex Roy that a court in Macedonia found Nick Morely responsible for the deaths of the Cepuljoskis, which resulted after his Porsche Turbo struck the couple during the 2007 Gumball Rally. At this point, however, the court has decided to release Morely on a suspended sentence.
We're pretty sure that the last thing this great big spinning orb of ours needs is another 'rally.' But that isn't stopping Cannonball World Events from allowing those of you with too much disposal time and income from blasting across the great expanses of Australia.