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Categories: Exotics

Party Time: Lamborghini Announces the Huracan

On: Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 5:03PM | By: Nick Bakewell


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Alright, everyone, put your party hats on and break out the champagne: Lamborghini has just announced the replacement for the Gallardo. It’s called the Huracan, which (as you might imagine) is Spanish for hurricane and a very Lambo-ish sort of name. The figures are as you might expect: 10 cylinders, 5.2 liters, and around 600 horsepower, which puts it within punching weight of the McLaren 12C and Ferrari 458, albeit a few years behind the curve. 0-62mph looks to be dispatched in just over three seconds, and though they’ve yet to announce the top speed, I’d be shocked if it were less than 200mph.


Is The Watercar Panther the Ultimate Vehicle?

On: Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 5:51PM | By: Karen Cook


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It’s 7:30 in the morning. Traffic is backed up on the interstate in Tampa, Florida. A lot of it is stuck on one of the many bridges that crisscross the bay. The water is so beautiful though with the sun glinting off the empty blue expanse. Wait a minute! It’s empty! No traffic down there at all. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a car than ran in the water too? Boy, getting to work would be a breeze!


Mecum's Anaheim Sale Shows You Can Be a Big-time, Old-school Baller on an Itty-bitty Modern Minicar Budget

On: Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 5:19PM | By: Andrew W Davis


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You, I am afraid, are more than likely a dork.

What do you drive? Some middling import toss-away? An American econobox you think’s cool ‘cause it has a tea tray bolted to its decklid? Look: I’ll bet you my salary for this article if you could pick your car out of a lot filled with a thousand random machines.

I could. In a heartbeat. She’s a 19-foot-long wood-sided station wagon, low and wide, and with just enough chrome to make a Chris Craft boat builder wish they could take credit for her design. Sure, I and the gentlemen at the local Shell station are on a first-name basis, but so many people stop me just to express their admiration for her still existing while memories are all that’s left of her assembly-line sisters that $80 fill-ups are always worth it.

Now station wagons may not be your thing, but that doesn’t exclude you from the Sub-$4k Cool Old Car Club I just started. All you need is a sub-$4k vehicle in great shape inside and out—including relatively as-new performance—a budget of about ten times that (often every month) to refuel and “fiddle” with it (and an AAA card when “fiddling” doesn’t suffice, which it NEVER does). But, hey, nobody ever said supreme coolness came cheap…


I'm Goin' to Disneyland! Mecum Sold Some Rare Real-deal Shelbys for as Little as $1,300 in Anaheim

On: Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 11:29AM | By: Andrew W Davis


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What does the serious Shelby collector do once he’s scratched all the usual itches? Cobras? You’ve got at least one each of the 260s, 289s, 427s, and 428s. Mustangs? You’ve got a garage full of G.T. 350s of every stripe (including at least one real-deal “R”) and a field full of G.T. 500s, open and shut, “KR” and not. Heck, you’ve even got the Holy Grail of Shelbys in your stable, a one-of-nearly-none Cobra Daytona Coupe.

Well, my friend, as Mecum’s recent auction in Anaheim shows, there’s a whole ‘nother volume in the Encyclopedia of Shelby, and—if you act right now—you can build yet another collection of that wily Texan’s wares for a relative song.

Well, that, and a MUCH bigger building…


 

Haunted Highways: A Series Exploring The Ghosts of Cars Gone By (Quickly)

On: Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 10:04AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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In the course of automotive history, there have been thousands of cars that have elicited almost as many emotions from us. Some cars, like the Edsel or the Pontiac Aztek, make us cringe and wonder if the best thing those designers ever created was their resume. Then, on the opposite end of the spectrum, are the cars that we simply love instantly like the Tri-Five Chevrolets or the first generation Thunderbird. Then there are cars that simply blow our minds with their combination of speed and beauty. Cars that blend the perfect mix of power, and esthetic appeal are few and far between, but when they do come along, they ingrain their images in our memories forever. One of the best examples of these cars is the very first McLauren F1 created by Ameritech.


Jaguar Putting a Lid on the F-TYPE

On: Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 10:58AM | By: Chris Weiss


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Following last year's introduction of the F-TYPE convertible, Jaguar plans to put a roof over prospective buyers' heads with the F-TYPE Coupe. It announced this week that it will reveal the car for the first time at the 2013 LA Auto Show later this month. 

November promises to be a super-busy, ADD-inducing time for car fanatics. This week, it's all about wild tunes and bling as impressive customs make their debut at the SEMA Show and equally flashy supercars and exotics make their debut at the Dubai Motor Show. Later in the month, another pair of major auto shows will also take place simultaneously, as the Tokyo Motor Show and LA Auto Show fall on the same dates.


Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Terrorizes Streets

On: Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 5:15PM | By: Chris Weiss


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When you build some of the world's most lusted-after exotic cars, the only one really qualified to surprise you with a birthday present is you. Lamborghini has been treating itself to a 50th birthday year filled with truly outlandish presents that no one else could have possibly thought of. It began with the Veneno at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, and while it seemed like it may never build something more extreme, a couple months later it did: the tri-pronged Egoista. Before its birthday year is up, it makes it a trio, introducing a roadster version of the Veneno.


McLaren Confirms P1's Performance Specs

On: Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 11:54AM | By: Chris Weiss


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We already knew that the McLaren P1 would be one of the highest performing pieces of road machinery in the world. But just how that quantified into hard specs remained in question until this week. The general performance specs like "0 to 62 mph in under 3 seconds" have gotten a little more specific.


Canada's Magnum Teases New MK5 Supercar

On: Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 8:57AM | By: Chris Weiss


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We've heard about Canadian supercars in the past. But they have had a way of appearing and disappearing without ever fully materializing. The last one we heard about was the HTT-Plethore, and while its website says it's available to the select few, we haven't heard or seen anything about this car in years—not even a tweet since last August. 

That's okay because there's another contender laying claim to building the first true Canadian supercar. Montreal-based race car manufacturer Magnum has teased a new road-legal supercar that it plans to debut in less than two weeks.


Equus Bass 770 is $253,000 Worth of Tire-shredding Awesomeness

On: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 9:23PM | By: Teddy Field


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The original muscle car recipe called for one part lightweight body and three parts big honkin' motor. The resulting concoction wasn't particularly 'smooth', but it would sure put a grin on your face (until you attempted to go around a curve, of course). At the time, the saying “The only thing that beats cubic inches is cubic dollars” was the Golden Rule. Then some gear head decided to combine the two, which resulted in an entirely new breed of monied muscle cars.

Today, there are many delightful choices in the exclusive world of bespoke speed machines. The latest comes to us from a little company in Michigan called Equus Automotive. It has a funny name—Equus Bass 770—and an eye-popping price tag—$250k. But it is a sight to behold.


2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition Sparks Interest

On: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 11:46AM | By: Karen Cook


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Get ready for the newest Jeep Wrangler. Originally shown at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, Jeep is ready to unleash its new Wrangler Dragon Edition. It received “tremendously positive feedback” at the show and Jeep has decided to make them available to North America this fall.