Lamborghini Aventador Roadsters invade Miami

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
Here’s a video courtesy of the exotic car rental agency Lou La Vie, who were present in Miami for the parading of the new Aventador Roadster, where Lamborghini had chosen to launch its 10-day campaign to introduce the open-topped hypercar.

The President and CEO of Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, was also in attendance, driving one of the twelve Roadsters that were being showcased on the sunny day.

Packing a 515 kW (700 hp) and 690 Nm punch from its 6.5-litre V12, the Aventador can rocket to 100 km/h in just 3 seconds before hitting a 350 km/h (217 mph) top speed.


Filipe Albuquerque drives the Audi A1 quattro

Audi A1 quattro
Audi has released this new video featuring the brilliant A1 quattro making the most of its all-wheel-drive system.

Usually seen piloting an Audi A5 DTM race car for Team Rosberg in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series, this time Albuquerque tackles a selection of high alpine roads in the company’s A1 quattro, to see what it’s capable of.

Propelled by a 2.0 TFSI engine, which produces 188 kW (256 hp) and 350 Nm of torque, just 333 units of the high-powered baby hatchback will be produced.

This would make the perfect base for a WRC car.


Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 on the Nordschleife

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
Here’s a video from Dunlop, entitled Fast As Hell, featuring racing driver Timo Kluck behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 on the fabled Nordschleife.

The company was there to test its Dunlop Sport Maxx Race tyres to the limit, so the only sensible solution was to head to the ‘Ring armed with a maniacal pilot and an RS 4.0, which develops an impressive 368 kW (500 hp) from its naturally aspirated 4.0-litre powerhouse.

Turn your speakers up, please.


New Volkswagen Golf 4MOTION launched

Volkswagen Golf 4MOTION
Volkswagen has added its all-wheel drive 4MOTION option to the current Golf range.

Using a fifth-generation Haldex coupling, the 4MOTION drive system undercuts its predecessor by 1.4 kg and doesn’t require a pressure accumulator, resulting in a quicker reaction to conditions, improved handling and greater overall safety.

Available with a choice of two diesel engines, a kW (104 hp) 1.6 TDI and a meatier 2.0 TDI that churns out 110 kW (148 hp), which consume 4.5 and 4.7 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres respectively, representing an improvement of around 15 percent over the outgoing model.

As with its front-wheel-drive counterpart, customers can opt for Trendline, Comfortline or Highline trim levels, with standard equipment comprising of a Stop/Start system, battery regeneration, EDS (electronic differential locks on both axles), XDS front and rear axle transverse lock, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, daytime running lights, air con and TFT display with touchscreen.

Only available in a four-door configuration, pricing for the 4MOTION system is an additional €1,800.


BMW M2 Cabriolet Concept imagined

BMW M2 Cabriolet Concept
Following on from last week’s brilliant BMW M4 Coupe rendering, Dejan Hristov has thrown his hat into the ring with his interpretation of a possible BMW M2 Cabriolet Concept.

Judging by the side skirts, bulging wheel arches and rear diffuser, the artistic car designer from Skopje, Macedonia has clearly taken inspiration from BMW’s feisty 1M – which it will be replacing. However, the front fascia displays much more aggression with its fang-like air intakes, while the side gills are lifted from BMW’s 4 Series Coupe Concept.

Expected to be powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six, developing around 261 kW (350 hp), the M2 will compete with the likes of Audi’s RS 3 Sportback and the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG.


Top Gear takes a Bentley Continental GT Speed rallying

Top Gear Bentley Continental GT Speed rallying
If you missed the return of Top Gear last night, there were one or two highlight, including a review of the latest Bentley Continental GT Speed.

But, as you’ve probably already gathered, it wasn’t a regular test drive by James May. No, Captain Slow enlisted the help of ex-MINI driver Kris Meeke to navigate the luxury tank around a Welsh rally stage – while James attempts to be his co-driver.

Propelled by Bentley’s glorious twin turbocharged 6-litre W12, which transfers 460 kW (617 hp) and 800 Nm of torque to all four wheels via a close-ratio, ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, allowing the GT Speed to hit 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 329 km/h (205 mph).

The action begins around thirty seconds into segment three. Or you could watch it from the beginning ans see Richard Hammond in the stunning Pagani Huayra.



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