Lamborghini is about to replace its top-of-the-line Murcielago with a mess of carbon fiber and cabin tech. Brian Cooley takes you through the LP 700-4 Aventador, fresh from its unveiling at Geneva.
With a mix of new models and concept cars at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, automakers showed off some fine sleds. We found a lot of cars we wanted to jump in and drive away right there on the show floor. Being a European show, names such as Jaguar, Lotus, Audi, and BMW stood center stage with drool-worthy vehicles.
Some of the cars touched an aesthetic nerve, works of automotive sculpture such as the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. The Ford Focus ST looked like affordable fun, and had us eager for the U.S. launch. While the Jaguar C-X75 tweaked our … Read more
We just returned from the press preview of the 2010 Paris Motor Show, which is open to the public from now until October 17, where we saw a hybrid turbine car from Jaguar, iPads in a BMW, a scary Lamborghini, a compact SUV from Land Rover, and every car Lotus will build up to 2015.
Jaguar C-X75 concept Jaguar's C-X75 is one of those concept cars we wish was in production right now. An innovative hybrid powertrain using micro-turbines means it hits 60 mph in about 3.4 seconds yet gets about 36 mpg.
To achieve a weight of only 2,200 pounds for a concept based on its Gallardo platform, Lamborghini must have relied on black magic.
But although the Sesto Elemento looks devilish enough, its black magic is carbon fiber. Lamborghini previously suggested it would attempt to meet new European emissions regulations partly by reducing the weight of its cars, and this concept shows to what extremes it is willing to go.
The Gallardo weighs in at 3,307 pounds, reasonably light for a V-10 powered car with all-wheel drive. But for the Sesto Elemento Lamborghini managed to shave off more than … Read more
With only 20 in production and a $1.2 million price point, the Lamborghini Reventon is a little hard to come by. But if you're not among the privileged few who will get to drive, much less own, the 650-horsepower exotic, Lamborghini created a radio-controlled version of the Reventon to give the masses a taste of the action. A very little taste: the RC is 1:10 scale of the Reventon, with a 3cc gasoline engine mated to a two-speed transmission, a fully independent suspension with hydraulic shocks, and four-wheel disc brakes. … Read more
We've driven the Ford Fiesta and we know that it's a fun little subcompact, but is it a Lamborghini slayer? Probably not, but that's the tongue-in-cheek tactic that Ford's latest promotional video for the tiny hatchback takes.
Hosted by YouTube star Brittani Louise Taylor, the video starts with a drag race that, with about a 400 horsepower difference, ends about how you'd expect. But this is a Ford promo video with a series of Fiesta-centric tests, so you can guess that things ultimately work out for the little guy. Check out the goofiest shootout you'… Read more
We're big on DIY these days at Crave, but sometimes you can take things too far. Meet Chen Jinmiao from Chenzhou in China. The man's a mechanic by trade and really wanted a Lamborghini. Thing is, they're expensive even for the rich, but Chen wasn't going to let his lack of wealth stand in his way.
Instead, he spent a year and about $3,000 on components to create his own Lambo clone.
We're not clear how fast this thing goes, but it's certainly not as fast as the real thing. So maybe Chen … Read more
As we've seen a little bit of this week, old school Volkswagen Rabbit owners can get creative in terms of maintaining their bunny cars. In today's video we observe a Rabbit owner who describes how he runs his bunny on vegetable oil. Really? Let's see...
The narrator walks us through the two-tank setup running in waste vegetable oil along with the diesel fuel that this VW Rabbit is designed to take. The narrator does an excellent job in describing step by step how the process works and all the car parts involved in making this process happen. … Read more
As the major auto show in Europe, the exhibition in Geneva had its share of common-sense practical transporters, cars on display for the average show-goer to kick the tires and start considering a purchase. But the real reason people go to auto shows is to see the exotics, the cars that they can only dream of owning.
We looked at our coverage of the show, and came up with the five cars we would most like to see in our garage. Because these are dream cars, we didn't limit the list to vehicles that will actually go into production. … Read more
GENEVA--While automakers unveiled hybrids and electric cars at the 2010 Geneva auto show, a dangerous-looking green wedge bearing a bull logo garnered a constant ring of photographers. Hybrid automakers should take note that a hot piece of hardware like the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera still excites passion and design, accordingly.
Lamborghini makes a green play with the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, citing a 20.5 percent reduction in CO2 emissions over the previous model. But the Superleggera doesn't sacrifice any power--Lamborghini achieves this gain, along with better performance, through old-fashioned weight stripping. The Superleggera weighs only 2,954 … Read more