As the replacement for the Gallardo, Lamborghini’s all-time best-selling model, the Huracán LP 610-4 had to be good. It is better than good: It is excellent, featuring advanced design, extraordinary performance, exquisite build quality, and good manners.The Gallardo’s great shortcoming was a 6-speed automated-manual transmission that, thanks to the clunking brutality of its shifting, made the car seem like a piece of mechanized armor. The Huracán’s new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox eliminates all that commotion, executing gear changes quickly and smoothly. And the all-wheel-drive system puts power down with electronically regulated, electrohydraulically controlled authority. [Read More]
In anticipation of the upcoming Vossen Precision Series release of wheels, Vossen has released a teaser featuring the Ferrari 458 Italia. The 30 second clip highlights it’s custom features, such as its lightweight aluminum body (T6061 blocks of aluminium, which are standard for airplanes), carbon fiber steering, and carbon fiber race seat interior. A full photo and video set to be released July 4th. Enjoy.
Woodland Hills was crowded with celebrities, VIPs and enthusiasts on May 30th, all in town to celebrate the debut of Lamborghini‘s newest dealership.Those on hand at the celebration were able to view the Italian brand’s newest super sports cars, including the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster, the Gallardo LP 560-2 50th Anniversary Edition and a Super Trofeo race car. Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, as well as Lamborghini America COO, Michael Lock, were both present at the stylish reception; haute cuisine was provided by Ink’s Michael Voltaggio.The new 3,880 square feet showroom is located on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills.
Dissatisfied with the V8 Vantage, or its bigger brother with the V12 engine? Then meet Aston Martin‘s newest monster – the V12 Vantage S. While the name to most would normally denote fancier interior trim and a lightened body, the British masterpiece manufacturer have disregarded rival companies’ traditions and decked out this new release with a revised 6.0-liter V12 engine now outputting 565 horsepower, a new seven-speed “hydraulically actuated automated manual transmission” with race-spec software, and enhanced three-stage adaptive damping in its suspension. More noteworthy however is the improved top speed that now pushes this sports coupé past the 200mph milestone, a feat accomplished by only one other car in the Aston Martin family – the seven-figured special edition super car One-77. With a projected price tag of around $200,000 USD and a release in early 2014, this once touted “Baby Aston” seems to have grown up into a bona fide brute.
Since its inception in 1963, the engineers at Porsche have spent nearly every moment overcoming a design flaw that makes the 911 unique; a rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive car is inherently unstable. In spite of this obstacle, the car stands as an example of what a sports car should be, and the 911 50th Anniversary Edition ($125,000 USD) continues that heritage. With a 430 hp flat six that reaches speeds of 186 mph and does zero to 60 in 4.2 seconds, it's equally at home on the road or the track. Porsche Active Suspension Management, a sport exhaust system, and 20-inch wheels recall its 50-year history of performance. With only 1,963 models going into production, you'd better reserve yours now.
Porsche pulls the curtain on its first plug-in hybrid, the new 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid ($100,000 USD). The sporty sedan is powered by a 416 hp engine that couples its gas engine with a 95 hp electric motor that helps the Panamera reach up to 80 mph in full-electric mode while traveling up to 20 miles on electric power alone. As for speed, 0-62 arrives in 5.5 seconds and it can hit a top speed of 167 mph. Enjoy.
Been kicking yourself ever since you missed out on the chance to own a brand new Enzo? Here's your chance to make up for it. The awkwardly-named Ferrari LaFerrari ($TBA) is the company's new limited-series flagship, offering F1-level technology in a stunning road-legal package. Apart from the unique, instant-classic looks, it features a new HY-KERS drivetrain system that pairs a 789hp, 6.3L V12 to a 160hp electric motor and a 7-speed DCT gearbox for a total of 949hp, a 0-62 time of under three seconds, a 0-124 time of under seven seconds, and a top speed of 205 mph.
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With a voracious appetite for all kinds of supercars and plenty of wealth to sustain it thanks to its oil-rich real estate, it shouldn't come to as a surprise that the Arab world has finally managed to produce its own hypercar in the guise of W Motors's Lykan Hypersport, which was introduced at this week's Qatar Motor Show. While many questions remain unanswered, what we do know about the Beirut-based company's edgy-looking (some may say, Lamborghini-esque) Lykan Hypersport is that only seven cars will be produced, each carrying a base sticker price of $3.4 million (about €2.4 million at today's exchange rates), which includes a $200,000 limited edition Cyrus Klepcy watch. [See & Read More]
The four-door convertible has been a design wonder for decades, having seen various automakers attempt their own version, but never make it past the “concept” stage. Premium Dutch carmaker, Savage Rivale ($TBA), takes on the elusive challenge and produces a futuristic model complete with a removable top. Rounding out the vehicle with a 7.0 liter V8 engine from a Corvette Z06 and an interior that would excite any tastemaker, the Roadyacht GTS is beautifully captured in the video above weaving through the streets of Monaco. [See More]