Archive for the ‘Auto News’ Category

Lamborghini Aventador goes airborne in car accident

  The moment of Impact caught on video: What’s left of the Lamborghini Aventador: Lesson to those driving fast cars…always drive with extreme caution on busy streets. It’s so much easier to enjoy the car taking it easy.

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Perfect 1969 Mustang Shelby GT500 up for auction

  It has happened again…what every car guy dreams of ‘the perfect garage find’. A perfect 1969 Mustang Shelby GT500 with a 428 Cobra Jet engine with only 8,531 miles on the clock.

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All New Lamborghini Huracan Unveiled

  The Lamborghini Huracan will replace the Gallardo this year.

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Top 2014 Automotive SuperBowl Commercials…

  Top Five 2014 Automotive SuperBowl Commercials Audi A3 – Doberhuahua Maserati Ghibli – Strike Kia K900 – Morpheus Jaguar F-Type – British Villains ‘Rendezvous’ Hyundai Elantra – “Nice”

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Jay Leno celebrates 50 years of Mustang

  Jay Leno is joined by Lee Iacocca in celebrating 50 years of Mustang. He speaks with Mr. Iacocca about how Ford sold over one million Mustangs in its first year of production. Lee Iacocca details how bringing the Mustang to production was such a huge sell in itself because the Edsel was such a huge failure only a few years prior. Ford Executives were afraid of another flop. However, the Mustang was a huge success from day one. They speak of how in 1964, Mustangs had huge variations with available options. From basic vehicles with six cylinder engines at $2300 to fully equipped versions with eight cylinder engines at over $4000. When asked if Iacocca ever dreamed the Mustang would become such a phenomenon, he said absolutely not. The last 50 years of Mustang have been a true American success story.

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Fast & Furious star Paul Walker killed in fiery car crash

  Paul Walker was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT that was involved in a violent car accident. Both he and the driver Roger Rodas were killed in the fiery car crash. Police have confirmed that speed was a factor in the accident. Paul Walker and Roger Rodas had left a charity event being held at Rodas’ Always Evolving Performance Shop in a red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT supercar. The accident occurred just down the street from the business. Firefighters arrived at the scene with the car engulfed in flames and they were both pronounced dead at the scene. It was a terrible tragedy that is currently under investigation. No doubt this will serve as a reminder to all to be extra careful when getting behind the wheel at all times.

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Driver Wearing Google Glass Gets Traffic Ticket

  The first traffic ticket for driving a vehicle while wearing Google Glass has occurred in California. At the very least it was the first ever reported. Cecilia Abadie received the ticket on Tuesday while having been stopped for an alleged speed infraction. Abadie later posted the ticket on the internet stating that “A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving! … Is Google Glass illegal while driving or is this cop wrong??? Any legal advice is appreciated.” The California Highway Patrol stated on Wednesday that the ticket was issued as a violation of California Vehicle Code 27602 that makes it illegal to “drive a motor vehicle if a television receiver, a video monitor, or a television or video screen, or any other means of visually displaying a television broadcast or video signal that produces …

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Lamborghini SUV to enter production by 2017

  Lamborghini has announced that they will be manufacturing an SUV for the first time since the 1980′s. The Lamborghini Urus should be available by 2017. Stephan Winkelmann, CEO at Lamborghini, recently stated that the Italian supercar builder has decided to go ahead with the Urus SUV. The news was given at the Beijing Auto Show last week. According to the reports the CEO in an interview said that “We’re working on it and it will come, which will be good for the brand.” Another senior executive said that “We’re going low profile now. I can’t tell you much on details now, but when we get close to the launch, we will have more.” Volkswagen is the parent company of both Lamborghini and Bentley, both are now aiming to add SUV’s to their vehicle portfolio. It’s expected that the Bentley SUV will be …

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Rare Ferrari Spider Auctioned for $27.5 million

  RM Auctions in Pebble Beach has auctioned off an ultra-rare 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. Spider for $27.5 million including commissions. The super car was originally bought by owner Eddie Smith Jr.’s late father in North Carolina in 1968. “This is a bittersweet moment for us,” owner Smith Jr. said to the massive crowd before the bidding began. “Ferraris came and went, but this one never went, thank God. We enjoyed it as a family for 45 years.” He had more advice for its new owners: “Drive it, love it, enjoy it, and more importantly share it with others so they can see it.” No doubt he is talking with experience since Smith Sr., a self-made millionaire, bought the car in 1968 for $14,500 when it was new. Never a Ferrari collector, Smith enjoyed using the car for its intended purpose: driving it. …

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BMW unveils all-new i3 EV fully electric vehicle

  BMW has unveiled its first fully electric vehicle which is to be sold under the i brand. The BMW i3 EV will has a range of 130 to 160 kms with a very powerful electric motor that puts out 170HP. The BMW i3 was unveiled during simultaneous press events in New York, London, and Beijing. While it is the first pure electric car from the German automaker, it will not be the last. The car is built on a carbon fibre reinforced polymer skeleton similar to those found on super-cars costing many multiples more. Since the core strength improved over steel or aluminum very innovative design elements can be had as a result. There is no B-pillar needed thereby when both the front and rear doors are open the result is a massive feeling of airiness. Also, while the outside of the …

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