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rockdirect thrashes Porsche all the way to Budapest

by Tarinder Sandhu on 15 September 2006, 09:39

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Cannonball 8000 - frivolous fun for petrolheads. You can be at the start at 11am today!

Ever fancied putting your foot down in a souped-up supercar, hurtling down the autobahns and making a beeline for Budapest?

Nick Boardman from rockdirect is doing exactly that today as he takes part in the fourth Cannonball 8000 running from London to Budapest, taking in the delights of Brussels and Prague along the frenzied way.

You'd think something like a red Seat Ibiza would be enough car for Nick. Oh, no. rock's supremo is taking his Porsche 911 GT3, one of 116 cars that include the usual top marque suspects and a few, well, suspect cars. Land Rover Discovery, anyone? :)

The GT3 is outfitted with a special edition rock Pegasus 665 laptop featuring CoPilot Live SatNav, allowing you to track Nick's progress as he bombs along to Budapest.

Riding shotgun, and perhaps carrying one to blow the tyres of other cars, is Intel's Paul Shenton. An Intel-powered monster rock machine? Makes sense to us.

Yours truly was invited to the swanky pre-event party and can testify the growing reputation and excitement of the 4-year-old event, that and the lovely ladies from Corona.

So, 116 mostly high-powered vehicles will be leaving Earls Court Exhibition Centre at 11am this morning with, dare I say, 'boring' Brussels as the first major port of call. If you're in the area, do yourself a favour and nip down to see Nick and the rest off on their high-speed dash across the continent.


Nick's Porsche is a little more mobile and nippier than the stretched Hummer used to ferry press down to the event, honest.

This Stormtrooper is a hit with the Corona ladies.

I'd ditch the also-lovely Paul Shenton from Intel and take this lovely model as my co-pilot, wouldn't you? Well, with that expression I'm not so sure.

Here's another lovely model. Nick's Porker 911 GT3 in all its glory.

And the rock Pegasus 665 that's empowered with CoPilot Live.

The CoPilot Live reporting can now be accessed by clicking on this URL. Keep refreshing for updates, folks.

The Cannonball 8000 Pegasus 665 features an Intel Core 2 Duo T7600, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 graphics card, 1GB DDR2, 120GB hard drive, 15.4in TFT, 8x DVD ReWriter, and 3-year warranty for £1199.99 inc. VAT, or £1399.99 including the CoPilot Live software and GPS hardware.

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I'd love to do something like this someday :)
Lucky b……..

I'd love to do something like this oneday, just need to find a manufacturer willing to sponsor me a nice car for it :D