What could be more fun than watching two of the worlds greatest supercars duke it out in a head to head all out race? The only thing that I can think of would be if the win was major upset. Last week we pitted the Lamborghini Huracan spyder against the BMW i8 hybrid in a drag race, and the photo finish showed a shocking result.
Lamborghini has released a special short film to showcase the new Huracan wherein it alerts drivers to the idea that they now ‘own the sky’. The catch phrase is to make drivers fall for the Lamborghini Huracan spyder in all of her drop-top glory. Do they actually own the sky? No. Will it feel like it when the wind of 610 horses whips them right in the kisser? You betcha.
The Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 spyder short drama can be enjoyed above:
The love affair with the convertible sports car is a bit like the love riders have of a motorbike. It offers the ability to let go and become one with the wind while drowning out the noise. The video depicts a couple in their penthouse during a storm. They look to one another and wordlessly agree that they need to make haste to their Lamborghini Huracan and change the weather. Once inside the Huracan, they proceed to slice a ray of sunshine through the dark clouds and ultimately ‘Own the sky’. Clever. So Moses parted the Red Sea and Lamborghini parts the clouds.
The video below shows Christian Von Koenigsegg, founder of Koenigsegg, piloting competitor Bugatti’s Veyron supercar. While the clip calls it a rolling start race, it just appears to be a bit of fun. For one thing, there is a passenger action and that is added weight, indicating it is not a serious go-round but likely rather simply for jollies.
The cars are a Koenigsegg CCXR and a Bugatti Veyron. The clip was filmed at an airstrip located in Angelholm, Sweden, where Koenigsegg is based and maintains operations. It is not uncommon for competitors to drive each other’s machines, because what better way to know exactly what you are pitted against than to grip the wheel and give it a go? Watch Koenigsegg’s head meet gravity when he accelerates the Bugatti Veyron—if Bugatti fails to utilize this treasure in some mad marketing, well…perhaps they are mad!
So Mercedes-Benz just created a real transformer. The Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile (IAA) has just taken the annual Frankfurt Auto Show by storm—showcasing the first-ever automobile capable of changing shapes whilst driving down the road.
This technology is different than just the typical automotive ability to produce a rear wing at high speeds. The Mercedes-Benz IAA is essentially a shape shifter, able to alter its physical form at speeds exceeding 50 miles per hour. To make it even cooler, depending on preference, it is a hybrid.
It is fun to see photos of hyperbeasts like the Bugatti Veyron and perhaps even the occasional video clip of them tooling about their various habitats—it is quite another to see them parade out slowly and then get clocked reaching max speeds on public roadways! Check out the 3 minute clip below showing 3 Bugatti Veyrons doing what they were intended to do: Show off!
The clip shows 3 Bugatti Veyrons, including the masterpiece Vitesse L’Or Rouge revving around and then hitting speeds of 230+ miles per hour as someone clocks them from the side.
The Rezvani Beast greets you with an aggressive stare when you enter its domain. And by domain I mean website, where it is perched on display to tantalize viewers with all of the pertinent information about how it was created and what it is capable of achieving. The site claims she is the ‘Supercar reinvented’ and according to the specifications and brilliant photos, most would have to agree.
The Rezvani Beast is out to challenge the notion of what a supercar should look and feel like. Is she doing a good job so far? (All photos ©Rezvani motors).
The Rezvani Beast at a glance:
In true creative artistic nature, the banned models of the Shanghai Auto Show still managed to steal the show, taking a stand on the ban of sexy models by dressing up as homeless to protest. The show this year was noticeably more formal, with the void left by the scantily clad models filled by stories of the ban. Overall, the Shanghai Auto Show sexy ban seemed to generate more publicity than the actual stars of the show–the vehicles.
The Shanghai Auto Show sexy ban led to an adorable revolt when the out-of-work models took to the streets to demonstrate their need for work by dressing as homeless.
Now that the first-ever turbo Ferrari is out, let’s check out the footage below of the 488 GTB behind the scenes in action:
See the turbo Ferrari 488 GTB negotiate turns and rip it up on the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia and some roads in Tortosa and Saragozza. These are clips from the official video shoot for the new model.
The Prancing Horse always kept thoughts of a turbocharged engine in the back of the barn. The Ferrari 488 GTB was met with much surprise with her turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine. The engine is not shared with any existing Ferrari model thus far. Many expected a potential turbo variant of the Ferrari 458, but the brand opted to change up the game and kick out something that seems to be quite its own animal. In the power arena, the Ferrari 488 GTB produces 660 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque, even with the changes. Downsizing from that naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V8 does not seem to be a bad thing, as engineers have ensured that the 488 still delivers in the power sector. The twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 used is a tweaked variant of the 3.8-liter found in the 2015 Ferrari California T.
Check out this footage of another Underground Racing Lamborghini Gallardo beating the record for a half-mile sprint. The previous record was held by a different Lamborghini Gallardo, also tuned by Underground, which was taken from another before that. Does anyone notice a badass pattern developing here? Reputations for outstanding aftermarket tuning do not just form, they catapult over asphalt.
The clip above shows the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570 Superleggera breaking the previous record with a rather throaty run of 233.88 miles per blistering hour.
Lucky bystanders at a track in Imola, a providence of Bologna, Italy, recently had the pleasure of seeing a group of rather colorful Lamborghini Aventadors. The throaty roars of the Aventadors engulfed the track in shades of red, blue, green, yellow and gray. It was like a box of very expensive crayons, but the sound was far from nails on a chalkboard.
The sound of several Lamborghini Aventador supercars ripping around the track in unison is incredible!
The group was a gathering of the Lamborghini Accademia, a Lamborghini driving school. The Lamborghini Squadra Corse division runs the school. What better education could one ask for than to be schooled on how to strategically manipulate the aggressive Lamborghini Aventador and its 700 horses on a track in Italy? I am rethinking my college major.