Australia’s Most Powerful Sedan. Ever.

The most powerful car ever built in Australia is the Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) Gen-F GTS. Boasting more power than BMW, Audi or Mercedes-Benz, yet costing half in Australia, the GTS claims a 4.4 second sprint 1-100 km for both manual and automatic versions. According to Motoring.com.au, the HSV GTS is more affordable than all other super sedans when matched to the BigMac index, except for the Cadillac CTS-V.

When it comes to power, the HSV GTS comes in at 430 kW, beating out all other similar vehicles. The Cadillac CTS-V comes in second with 415, the Audi RS6-Avant and BMW M5 with 412, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 at 410 and in last place, the Jaguar XFR-S at 405 kW.

Speed is owned by the Audi RS6-Avant and BMW M5 coming in at 305 km/h. The Jag comes in second at 300 km/h and  HSV GTS ties with the Benz at 250 km/h.

When it comes to torque, the HSV GTS comes in second place at 740 Nm. Cadillac’s CTS-V takes first at 747 Nm and Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 takes third at 720 Nm.

While the HSV doesn’t take first in every category, it is an unbeatable deal for the amount of power, torque and speed. See more information in the infographic below.

2013-HSV-GTS-infographic

What You Need to Know About Moving to Beijing

Plan on moving to the largest city in the world anytime soon? According to Yew Chung International School of Beijing there are several factors that can make the move less intimidating.

The cost of living is not as cheap as one may think. Prices are actually comparable to living in New York. The second factor to take in to consideration are schools. While an education for your children is a concern, Beijing has over 300 recognized international schools that can provide an equally if not more valuable education. Thirdly, the location of your home is also important. There are many unique neighborhoods in Beijing and choosing one appropriate for your family and lifestyle is important. Food is also important to a lot of people when moving to a strange country. Fortunately, Beijing has a diverse array of international foods to choose from and also incorporated many Western food styles as well.

Has this convinced you that moving to Beijing can be less daunting than you think? read on in the infographic below fo more information.
What You Need to Know About Moving to Beijing

The Archetypal Fathers of Modern Britain

Father’s day is fast approaching. Have you picked up a gift for your dad yet? Perhaps you can get some help from Best Western’s recent infographic, “The Archetypal Fathers of Modern Britain”. Celebrating our fathers, the cheeky infographic describes certain types of dads and suggests an appropriate gift. Is your dad the type that is up early and always on the go? Perhaps a historic-site guidebook would be a great gift for an upcoming trip. Or is your father extremely competitive? Pick up some sports equipment so you can play games. If your dad loves to relax on the couch, get him some great movies or a “Classic Sporting Moments” DVD to remind him of the outside. Whatever type of father you have, take a look to figure out what kind of gift if best suited for him.

Gifts for Dad

Italian Wine

Did you know that Italy is the largest wine producing country in the world? Travel website Headwater has released an infographic describing Italy’s wine production. According to the infographic, Italy produces over 4,580,000 tons of wine each year with France trailing in close second. While most people may have heard of Tuscany, a major wine region in Italy, there are many other wine regions that are recommended for traveling. For example, Piedmont produces the most expensive wine in Italy, the Barolo and the Barbaresco. Or you can visit Sardinia, the south Italy Mediterranean home to the Grenache grape. Additional facts in the infographic; women tend to be better wine testers since they have a heightened sense of smell during reproductive years, the oldest bottle of wine dates back to 325 A.D. and the phrase “drinking to one’s health” exists because a dinner host would take the first sip of wine to assure guests that it was not poisoned.

Italian Wine

Where do British Expats Live?

Thinking about going expat and trying to figure out where you can go and get some good company? Maybe you lost touch with an old friend who is abroad in “one of those countries” and you’re not sure which country to select when you’re searching for him on Facebook? This infographic from Now Health will help you narrow it down. It looks at where do British expats live.

According to the infographic some of the most popular places are:

  • Australia – 1,062,000 expats
  • New Zealand – 248,000 expats
  • South Africa – 219,000 expats
  • France – 253,000 expats
  • UAE – 65,000 expats
  • Germany – 97,000 expats
  • Spain – 808,000 expats
  • Ireland – 289,000 expats
  • USA – 829,000 expats
  • Canada – 608,000 expats

If you’re looking to move, make sure to check out the infographic below carefully as it shows the highest annual sunshine hours or the highest annual rainfall. Depending on your tastes, this could make a big impact.

where do brisith expats live

What to do in Florida – Top Attractions

Here is an infographic by United Kingdom based Florida villa rental web site Direct Villas Florida about the top holiday attractions in Florida, USA.

To begin with it provides some information about each of the ten attractions including Castillo de San Marcos, Seaworld Orlando, Universal Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Kennedy Space Center, Key West, Everglades, Walt Disney World, South Beach and Florida Keys.

Next up there is a yearly visitors section that provides information about how many visitors each of the attractions get each year in a handy chart. The most popular attraction is Disney World with over 17,000,000 visitors each year and the least popular attraction is the everglades with around 934,000 visitors a year.

Then there is another chart that shows how many acres of land each of the attractions takes up. Disney World takes up the least amount of land and the Everglades takes up the most.

And finally there is another chart that shows the creation date of each of the attractions. The oldest attraction is the Everglades that was formed between 100,000 and 15,000 years ago and the newest attraction is Universal that was constructed in 1990.

We at Direct Villas Florida really hope you enjoy this infographic and hope you find it useful if you are planning a trip to Florida.

What to do in Florida

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Travel Vacation Checklist – What To Bring on A Trip

Vacations are always great, right? Well not always. One of the biggest reasons vacations go awry is that people forget to bring some really important stuff. The question becomes what do you bring on vacation? Well, a vacation checklist will help with this. If you have a travel checklist, your odds of bringing everything you need and having a great trip. Fortunately for us, UK Cheap Cruises put together an awesome checklist of things to take on your next trip. It has everything – from the things you’d normally bring (but sometimes forget) like sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, and mp3 player, to things that are easy to forget like your drivers license, sunglasses, maps, and e-reader. Check out the infographic below and make sure your next trip is a success and that you don’t forget anything.

Top 20 Holiday Apps for 2013

If you’re going on a trip (regardless of what kind), these days you want to make sure your bringing the right technology along to make your trip as smooth as possible. Thanks to the portability of mobile devices, high speed internet, and great apps, making the most of your vacation has never been so easy. This infographic from HRS looks at the top 20 apps that you’ll need when traveling in 2013. While some apps are staples whether you are traveling or not (such as Yelp and Urban Spoon) and some are pretty foundational (Trip Advisor – Gotta have your reviews), others are a bit newer. These include:

  • Triposo – contains over 8,000 travel guides for different places around the world
  • Every Trail – contains tons of trails everywhere – whether you’re hiking, biking, or just looking for a nice walk, Every Trail has every trail
  • Trip It – Will help you organize all your bookings and reservations for your trip

Best Apps for Traveling

New Years Eve Sydney Statistics

Sydney is known as the New Year’s Eve Capital of the World, and Sydney NYE hosts the most technologically advanced New Year’s Eve Fireworks spectacle.
With the eyes of the nation and the world on Sydney for this World Class event, 1.6 million eyes focus on the Sydney Harbour Foreshore and are grasped on television by about 2.6 million Australians and more than one billion people worldwide.

Infographic via New Years Eve Sydney

Up Up and Away

The United States is a melting pot where many different cultures, religions and ideologies intersect and intertwine. Against a backdrop of American traditions, there is a colorful mosaic created by people of various origins. Globalization and the ongoing technological progress made long-distance travel part and parcel of our everyday lives. The meaning of distance has changed drastically and it is no longer perceived as an obstacle. The time-distance ratio has been distorted and long-haul travel is easier than ever before. No matter what the distance, with some money and time on our hands, we can simply go wherever we want.

Infographic via Easy Finance