Unbelievable Lamborghini Huracan and Dodge Viper Drag Race Finish

The Dodge Viper and Lamborghini Huracan are two completely different V10-powered machines. One is a new Italian sports car powered by a 5.2-liter V10 that looks like a speeding rocket, even when it’s at a standstill. On the other hand, you have a mean machine straight out of the U.S.A. with a massive 8.4-liter V10 under the hood. One big difference is the Huracan has its V10 in the back, while the Viper’s is installed in the front.

With both of these cars having V10s, how do they stack up against each other in a half-mile drag race? That’s where a video from TheBayAreaRacing YouTube Channel comes in. The video stars both the Viper and Huracan in a heated battle down a drag strip to determine which is faster. America vs. Italy: who wins?

Check the video below to see that there’s more to this comparison than just raw power.

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Why the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan A Better Sport

There is good news for the next calendar year: The next-gen Lamborghini Huracan will offer that RWD experience. A departure from the first Huracan, which offered AWD, the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 will mark a return to the rear. Why does it matter? As with any new model, even the most pragmatic of test cycles cannot predict everything and every machine can be improved.
[embedded content]The clip above is the official introduction of the Lamborghini Huracan.

The Lamborghini Huracan 610-4 stepped in to fill the rather large shoes of the outgoing Gallardo—the social and non-threatening offering. That is not to say that the Gallardo is not a beast, it simply means it lies somewhere beneath the more extreme brand offerings. The Huracan was developed to serve in that capacity, beneath the more aggressive and powerful Lamborghini Aventador and Veneno machines. Let us take a look at how the next-gen Huracan will measure up:

The 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 at a glance:

  • While the AWD LP 610 car is certainly nothing worthy of a scoff, some drivers found it irritating on the track. The return to a RWD corrects the issues of using an AWD on the track, giving more of the decision-making power back to the driver and away from the computer. Track braking was also a problem area.
  • The RWD LP 580-2 delivers the solution to these woes via the capacity to nail the proper performance figures in admirable times while providing that distinctive and historic Lamborghini driving experience.
  • She hits the 0-60 mile per hour jump a shaving slower than her predecessor, and packs the same healthy 5.2-liter V10 tweaked to grip the back.
  • Further adaptations include the ever-so-slight grill changes. She is also 73 pounds lighter on her wheels thanks to the reduction in equipment feeding the front.

2016 Lamborghini HuracanThe first-gen Lamborghini Huracan in her regular attire.

2016 Lamborghini HuracanThe first-gen Lamborghini Huracan dressed for success. 

Overall, not only is the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 a return to RWD, she is around $30k less than the AWD, making it a win-win.

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Mahindra KUV100: An SUV for the Future Types

Mahindra brand of India has been busy creating concepts for their own burgeoning market, including the KUV100 SUV, their entry into the hatchback crossover arena. The company has been slinging images of the newbie around Mumbai and intends to take on competitors like the Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand i10 and Maruti Suzuki WagonR.

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The Mahindra KUV100 SUV will be offered in both diesel and standard petrol, with no mention of an electric or hybrid offering just yet. The brand launched the TUV300 earlier in the year, which looks very much like an Indian version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Because the swanky new KUV100 is still a concept, it simply looks cooler than its predecessor, but it may appear quite similar in production form—a perhaps smaller version of it. That said, it is important for potential buyers to be realistic about what a concept vehicle is actually going to look like when it hits the market. Automakers spend countless hours and dollars drumming up love for their new offerings– but by the time the actual product emerges, too many hands have had their way and it is often a disappointment in comparison to its promise.

The Mahindra KUV100 is pronounced “One double Oh” and will be rolling out over the next few months as the major auto shows begin to occur. The SUV concept was developed in the company’s own facility in Chennai adhering to global standards and regulations, including those pesky emissions. According to director Pawan Goenka of Mahindra (which is actually named Mahindra & Mahindra, like an egotistical law firm): “We are all set to create a new segment with the launch of the KUV100 which also marks our foray into ground up petrol engines. An ambitious project from the very start, the KUV100, is all set to carve its niche amongst first time car buyers with its unique propositions.”

Mahindra KUV100So…is this what American automakers will be driving while they are living in India making the most of the economic auto boom?

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Mahindra KUV100: An SUV for the Future Types

Mahindra brand of India has been busy creating concepts for their own burgeoning market, including the KUV100 SUV, their entry into the hatchback crossover arena. The company has been slinging images of the newbie around Mumbai and intends to take on competitors like the Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand i10 and Maruti Suzuki WagonR.

Mahindra KUV100Images courtesy of MahindraKUV.com gallery

The Mahindra KUV100 SUV will be offered in both diesel and standard petrol, with no mention of an electric or hybrid offering just yet. The brand launched the TUV300 earlier in the year, which looks very much like an Indian version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Because the swanky new KUV100 is still a concept, it simply looks cooler than its predecessor, but it may appear quite similar in production form—a perhaps smaller version of it. That said, it is important for potential buyers to be realistic about what a concept vehicle is actually going to look like when it hits the market. Automakers spend countless hours and dollars drumming up love for their new offerings– but by the time the actual product emerges, too many hands have had their way and it is often a disappointment in comparison to its promise.

The Mahindra KUV100 is pronounced “One double Oh” and will be rolling out over the next few months as the major auto shows begin to occur. The SUV concept was developed in the company’s own facility in Chennai adhering to global standards and regulations, including those pesky emissions. According to director Pawan Goenka of Mahindra (which is actually named Mahindra & Mahindra, like an egotistical law firm): “We are all set to create a new segment with the launch of the KUV100 which also marks our foray into ground up petrol engines. An ambitious project from the very start, the KUV100, is all set to carve its niche amongst first time car buyers with its unique propositions.”

Mahindra KUV100So…is this what American automakers will be driving while they are living in India making the most of the economic auto boom?

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Rebels, Race on with the Porsche Cayman GT4

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For the new Porsche aficionados who have been waiting, the time is now as Porsche offers the Cayman GT4. This extraordinary vehicle is race-ready, with forces both unleashed and controlled in its design. Increased downforce, a mid-engine design for optimum weight distribution, and a 6-speed manual gearbox with dual-mass flywheel and self-adjusting clutch will make the Cayman GT4 at home on your local roads or the track. Unleash its powerful 3.8 liter flat-six aluminum engine, and you have at your command 385 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, and a top track speed of 183 mph. The engine is protected by a range of technology features, including a variable resonance intake system with switchable flaps, electronic engine management, cylinder-specific knock control, on-demand electronically controlled oil pump, pressure sensor for determining engine load, and on-board diagnostics for monitoring emission controls. A Sport Chrono package with “Sport” button is standard.

The body and suspension of the Cayman GT4 are race-inspired, and use both active and passive designs to maximize performance. NY Exotic VehiclesFeatures include Porsche Active Suspension Management lowered by 30 mm, a lightweight spring-strut suspension with front and rear stabilizers, an aluminum structure to provide rear-end rigidity, tire pressure monitoring, and electromechanical power steering with variable steering ratio. Additionally, Porsche uses the Enhanced Porsche Stability Management System for vehicle control that includes antilock brakes, traction control, vehicle stability controls, pre-filling of the brake system, and brake assist. The body of the Cayman GT4 uses an intelligent lightweight construction using aluminum and steel. The rear spoiler is fixed with aluminum wing supports. The windshield has a gray tint at the top, and a water-repellant coating is used on the door windows. Underbody paneling is used to reduce drag. Bi-Xenon headlights in black, tinted taillights with clear lenses, and a specially designed front fascia with integrated daytime running lamps and black surrounds are all standard.

The Cayman GT4 uses Sport Seats Plus with elevated side bolsters, electric backrest adjustment, manual height fore/aft adjustment, backrest shells in silver grey with GT4 logo on the headrests, and available seat heating. A tilt and telescoping steering wheel with leather trim on the steering wheel and gear lever are standard. Two-zone automatic climate control is available. A leather interior with deviated stitching is available. An 18-way adjustable seat with memory is available, as are full bucket seats. Standard electrical and technology features include power windows with one-touch controls, heated windshield washer nozzles, electrically adjustable side mirrors, a 4-speaker CDR audio system with 7-inch touchscreen, universal audio input in the glove box, Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity, HomeLink® programmable door opener, cruise control, and electrical activation of the front and rear luggage compartment lids.

Safety features in the Cayman GT4 are extensive, as would be expected from Porsche engineering. Standard features include 4-wheel disc brakes with 6-piston calipers in the front and 4-piston calipers in the rear, pad wear sensors on every brake pad, electric parking brake, anti-lock brakes, anti-theft system with engine immobilizer, side impact protection system with head and thorax airbags, front dual intelligent airbags, side door beams, and tire pressure monitoring.

Manhattan Motorcars is proud to offer you the Porsche Cayman GT4. Performance, style, and precision engineering offered as a hallmark of Porsche design continues its legacy with the Cayman GT4. Fill out our luxury car finance application online!.

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BMW sued over i3’s extended-range electric powertrain

2014 BMW i3 REx, Catskill Mountains, New York, Oct 2014

2014 BMW i3 REx, Catskill Mountains, New York, Oct 2014

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BMW has been hit with a class action lawsuit regarding a potential issue afflicting the extended-range version of the automaker’s i3 electric car.

According to the suit, which was filed in a District Court in Los Angeles last week, the extended-range i3, known as the i3 REx, can reduce power to unsafe levels without warning. Here’s what the suit, filed by MLG Automotive Law, has to say:

“If the car is under any kind of significant load (such as going up a hill, or loaded with passengers), the speed of the car will dramatically decrease as the battery charge diminishes.

“The lawsuit alleges that this can result in the car slowing to speeds of 45 miles per hour on the freeway, without warning.”

The reduced acceleration under high-stress, low-charge situations is a problem High Gear Media staff have experienced. The 34-horsepower 2-cylinder range extender (shown above) is simply not powerful enough to maintain the car’s performance in all situations when the battery is depleted.

The cause is due to the i3 REx’s programming that requires it to exhaust essentially all of its battery capacity before the range extender switches on. According to Green Car Reports, this is so the car can qualify as a battery-electric vehicle (BEVx) under California zero-emission vehicle rules.

BMW updated the i3 REx with a software tweak last year. The update included a warning that flashes onto the car’s dash about potentially reduced performance when the car’s battery drops to 2 percent.

MLG Automotive Law says its goal with the suit is for BMW to halt the sale of i3s until they, as well as all existing cars, are “repaired at BMW’s expense.” MLG is also asking for compensation from BMW for each owner. 

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The Mini Clubman’s 2,860-Pound Hitch is Rated R

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Mini, the British brand built atop the idea of British fashionability, has been incredibly style conscious ever since BMW brought it back from the depths of English oppression. Its iconic Cooper still wears a silhouette that harkens back to the original, but offers modern safety equipment and enough room for life-sized humans. You can order the Union Jack placed on virtually any body panel. And those center-mounted speedometers — as much as they put Flava Flav on notice — were a charming touch, if completely useless.

Yet, posh Britons are a fairly easy bunch to embarrass. For example, flatulence is met with mortified exclamations of “My word!” before said flatulator escapes to another room to make tea.

So, with that in mind, how the hell did the Clubman’s tow hitch make it past the censors?

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Yup … there it is. Introducing the Clubman: the new compact from Mini that’s incredibly excited to tow your next load. Truck Nutz not included.

This image was pulled directly off the Mini press site. I’m sure from any other angle it looks just peachy. But, what is seen cannot be unseen.

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Tupac's 1996 Hummer H1 sells for $337,000

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Shattering pre-sale estimates, a 20-year-old Hummer H1 once owned by slain rapper Tupac Shakur sold recently for $337,114 at auction. That price represents a roughly 700 percent increase over what an H1 not owned by the rapper would sell for today.

RR Auctions, which sold off the Hummer for its current owner, didn’t say who the top bidder was, other than that the person is from the Midwestern United States and that they want their identity to remain confidential.

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As such, it is not clear just what is next for the Hummer. It may remain in private, or it may be displayed.

“It’s an incredible piece of hip-hop history that evokes the invincible spirit of one of rap’s true lyrical giants,” said Robert Livingston, Executive Vice President of RR Auction, in a release issued to the media. “We are thrilled at the price achieved and with the continued success of our specialty themed auctions.”

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The 1996 Hummer was commissioned by Tupac just a few months before he was shot outside a boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although modest by modern customizing standards, the Hummer boasted a tricked-out interior of leather and burl wood, plus a Clarion audio system with a 12-disc CD changer. That was high-tech back in 1996, and we can only imagine what tunes Tupac pulled up while he was still alive.

After Tupac died, the H1 passed through several owners, but it only shows 10,100 miles on its odometer.

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Musk Cracks the Whip on Tesla Production, Experts Say ‘Get Real’

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Everyone and their 90-year-old great aunt knows that Tesla is putting all of its might into reaching a volume target of 500,000 vehicles in 2018, but more voices are now calling CEO Elon Musk’s timeline impossible.

Musk wants high-volume production to start in less than two years, but suppliers tell Reuters that the accelerated target is a pipe dream. Will delays in parts sourcing and other nitty-gritty issues throw cold water on Tesla’s plans (and customers’ Model 3 ownership dreams)?

In the past, Musk said he wants at least 100,000 Model 3 vehicles out the door by the end of 2017, and plans to raise (and spend) $2 billion to see that it happens. There are 373,000 Model 3 reservations to satisfy, as well as boosted Model S and Model X demand.

Not so fast, say a number of people in the know.

The Reuters report cites auto production consultant Ron Harbour of Oliver Wyman, who claims the assembly machinery parts could take up to 18 months to source and install. If the full 18 months are used up just getting the not-yet-finalized Model 3’s assembly line in order, it means production wouldn’t start until November 2017.

Industry forecaster Jeff Schuster of LMC Automotive called Musk’s goal “implausible,” pointing to issues in battery procurement.

Musk plans to source batteries from his massive Nevada Gigafactory, which is currently under construction. Any delay at the Gigafactory will hamper production, regardless of whether the assembly line is ready to go.

The materials that make up lithium-ion batteries are somewhat scarce, meaning there could be a limit on the pace of battery production, says Sam Fiorani of AutoForecast Solutions.

Musk plans to pour more cash into the Gigafactory, but a battery savior might gallop to his rescue with more money. Today, Panasonic announced it would speed up its planned $1.6 billion investment in the factory if Musk asks for it.

There’s no end to the skepticism surrounding Tesla’s production target, but many Musk naysayers also give a grudging benefit of a doubt to the man who can land a rocket upright on a ship.

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Race Car

A sports car collector’s dream; this 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Race Car is on of the last cars produced and the only one for sale in the United States. This specific car is Chassis #135 and raced in the Pirelli World Challenge for a partial season. This ultra-rare race car is for sale by The Garage in Doral, Florida with only 2,952 miles (4,750 km). The Asking price is $499,900.

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Ferraris of the Future On Show As Design Contest Heats Up

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The future of Ferrari sports cars has been on show with artist impressions of what models of 2025 might look like, according to CarScoops.com.

Designer Christophe Jourd’hui presented his visualized concept, the Ferrari ‘Getto’, to reflect his views on how the supercars of tomorrow might look. The concept was submitted as part of a Ferrari design competition, but has already attracted strong interest online from Ferrari fans.


Andrei Nedelea of Carscoops.comsaid that the design worked because it had such a strong concept. “The idea behind the car is the maximization of the sensation the driver gets when behind the wheel, through the use of a floating cockpit, which is sustained by chassis cross members from above, as well as jacks mounted in key points on the structure underneath it.”

The Getto, named after the Italian word for ‘Jet’, resembles a more space age but surprisingly familiar-shaped vehicle. While it has its own distinct shape, the Getto draws much of its design influences from the heritage and style of Ferrari models past.

From first glance at the plans, you can tell this car is fine-tuned for speed. Its low center of gravity would certainly give it a kick. Clearly not the best choice for those with a large family to taxi around, the Getto is all about speed and sophistication – even if it does look a little cramped.

The concept depicts a vivid red Getto – instantly striking with its classic Ferrari look. The sleek curves of the chassis reveal a much more aerodynamic approach to the design. It is unlikely the model will ever go into production, but some Ferrari fans are already calling for a concept prototype to be built.

Ferrari are currently experiencing weaker than usual sales in its key markets including the EU, China and the US. At present, only Japan is holding up in its demand for new models. Analysts have linked this directly to the worldwide recession, and the company is banking for fortunes to pick up when its customers return to spending mode.

With new ideas like the Getto and the competition that inspired it, Ferrari are hoping to appeal to the next generation of customers as early as possible.

Ferrari is operated by the Fiat Group, a company which operates a number of different car brands including Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Chrysler.

Lynch Chrysler Jeep Dodge, which sell some Fiat Group vehicles, said that Ferraris would always enjoy a special status amongst new car buyers.

“Ferraris have a certain glamour. But underneath the elegant chassis lies the same quality, reliable engineering that powers Chrysler. The future for Ferrari will see a continuation of new models that dazzle and impress, scoring equally on visual appeal as performance.”

Don’t expect to buy the Getto from your local Ferrari dealer any time soon. But as the company continues to innovate and change its approach, the designs it unveils will continue to play a role in the future of supercar design.

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Tips to Host an Outstanding Ferrari Birthday Party

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Whether you’re throwing a birthday party for your luxury vehicle obsessed child or turning 40 and celebrating the purchase of your next Ferrari, throwing a Ferrari themed birthday party is perfect for people of all ages. Themed birthday parties are awesome on all fronts, and especially awesome if that theme is based around one of the most incredible car brands in history. Not only is a Ferrari themed birthday fun for everyone, but they’re also easy and affordable to throw, too. It’s easy to make every aspect of your birthday party Ferrari related, and the guests will enjoy the creativity  (not to mention the luxury). If you’re looking for tips on how to throw the most awesome Ferrari birthday party ever, check out below.

Guest Gifts

It doesn’t matter if you’re throwing the party for yourself or for your 10-year-old son, you need to have epic party favors if you’re throwing a Ferrari themed party. While it would be nice to hand all of your guests keys to a brand new ride, unless you were in an original investor in a Fortune 500 company then that probably isn’t possible. Opt to make some custom Ferrari mugs from Minespress.com and customize them to your specifications. Include the date of the birthday party, the name of whoever was celebrating, and some pictures of Ferraris or the Ferrari logo. Mugs are a great gift for anything, and your guests will always remember the day every time they use the mug. For a younger person’s party, some miniature Ferrari models might be a good choice.

Decorations

Having awesome decorations is key to making sure that the Ferrari birthday party you throw is a success. Buying packaged party decorations simply won’t cut it, so you need to get creative. Grab some real racing flags and put them up around your house, and get some posters of Ferraris to put up too. Have some games for your guests and have the decorations be the prizes, so your guests can take them home at the end of the day.

Cake

The cake will be the centerpiece of the birthday party, so do not disappoint! If you can, have a custom cake maker craft the cake. This can be expensive, so if it’s not an option there are more affordable ones. It’s not hard to make an epic Ferrari cake on your own, just search around the web to find some inspiration. Add some “decals” to the cake by putting the date and the name of the birthday person on it. If you aren’t up for making a cake, cupcakes can be a great alternative. If you arrange them creatively, your guests will love the cupcakes.

Food

Standard birthday party food will be great for a Ferrari party, but it’s the arrangement that will make the party stand out. Arrange the food on plates with checkered flags on each entrée, and make sure that you keep the colors standard with the rest of the party. Lots of yellow and red is great; the visualization will make everyone enjoy the party more.

Entertainment

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