The all-new Lamborghini Huracán, shown here courtesy of Antoine Beck, replaces the successful Gallardo, and made its first public debut at last week’s Geneva motor show. Some critics say it looks too tame - too ordinary, while others say it’s straight up beautiful. With the old Gallardo selling over 14,000 units, the Huracán has big shoes to fill. Will a new dual clutch gearbox, lighter body and 610-hp be enough?
Driving the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the newly eager middle child
When a new sibling is born, the formerly youngest child in the family will often demonstrate signs of what is known as regression, attempting to compensate for what is perceived as the loss of a privileged status by dropping down a few developmental milestones. He might thus give up on achievements like using the toilet, feeding himself, and sleeping through the night in the hopes of returning to being properly pampered.
Watch Aston Martins race in snow, proving the miracle of winter tires
With the right tires, you can do anything. You can make a Miata hang with a Porsche, build a truck that can climb a wall, or, perhaps most amusingly, outfit a 565-hp Aston Martin that’ll run laps around an ice-covered pasture in Colorado. Which is what we did at Aston Martin On Ice, an event that put a fleet of British supercars on a road course made entirely of ice and snow.
March 10: Audi gets its name back on this date in 1968
The name Audi dates to the birth of the German auto industry; history says it was the son of company founder August Horch who in 1910 came up with translating “horch” — German for “hark!” — into its Latin form, “audi.”
The story of the world’s first concept car: Flickr photo of the day
Today, auto shows are filled with fancy concept cars; at this week’s Geneva motor show, we found enough to pack an entire slideshow — and still had plenty leftover that didn’t make the cut. It’s a way for designers to express themselves and engineers to showcase future technology. But perhaps more importantly, it’s a way for automakers to test the water; gauge public and media interest and, if sufficient, put together a viable plan for the company’s bean-counters to consider for actual production.
March 7: Rally champion Walter Röhrl was born on this date in 1947
It wasn’t just Walter Röhrl’s two titles in the World Rally Championship in 1980 and 1982 that made him one of the most respected race drivers in the world. It was the way he won, and the machines themselves; no racer so successfully tamed the monsters of the mid-80s rally world like the 550-hp Audi […]
For the world’s fastest supercars, 600 hp is the new normal
If you look at all of the supercars just unveiled at Geneva’s Palexpo hall — the Ferrari California T, The Koenigsegg One:1, the McLaren 650S, and the Lamborghini Huracán — you will notice one thing they have in common: they’re not for you. They’re for rich people with wheelbarrows full of extra money to spend on speed and sporty/flashy good looks. The “cheapest” of them, the Ferrari, costs more than current median home price in the USA, which stands at around $195,000, and they accelerate well beyond $200,000 for the Lambo and McLaren, and onward into the millions, like, two or three, for the special Koenigsegg.