Lamborghini Huracán – Is This Progress?

Lamborghini Huracan Side

[hr] [dropcap]Q[/dropcap]uestion: How many country and western singers does it take to change a light globe? Answer: 100. 1 to actually change it and 99 to sing about how good the old one was. Here’s another question…… Why is that we all have a tendency to turn into country and western singers when a new car is released? I don’t know, but I’m about to do it again. There’s a new Lamborghini in town. It’s called the Huracán and I don’t know about you, but my first impression is that it’s more storm-in-a-teacup than hurricane. Here it is: Why is […]

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Thursday Snippets – Frankfurt and non

MB CLA45 AMG-Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Motor Show is on again. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes because the Frankfurt Motor Show is like a small city unto itself. I’m quite sure it’s bigger than the central business district here in Hobart. When I visited Frankfurt, in 2009, there were nine display halls. Each hall was massive. Some contain multiple brands but some were ‘owned’ by single carmaking groups. Mercedes Benz had their own hall. Volkswagen group had their own hall, except it didn’t include Audi, which had another pavilion all to itself. BMW had its own hall. Jalopnik has a good article that […]

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How Lamborghini made Saab the biggest automotive insurance risk in Australia

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It’s the 1980s. There’s no internet so teenage petrolheads in Australia all read Wheels magazine to get their automotive kicks. There are all manner of car stories, interesting or otherwise, but as interesting as the stories might be, they are matched or sometimes outdone by the advertisements slotted in between them. There were few ads more exotic than those for Alpine car audio. The reason is easy to see: — Anything featuring a red Lamborghini was instant automotive porn for a teenage revhead. It wasn’t just the teenagers that were captured by this, though. Alpine built a legacy that lasts […]

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Are Supercars Getting Too Vulgar?

Lamborghini Veneno

I hate being Mr Negative-Pants, but some of the images I’m seeing at the start at the Geneva Motor Show are making me a little uneasy. I subscribe to the Richard Hammond theory that supercars are meant to be stupendous, they’re meant to be an event. But isn’t this going a little too far? This is the new Ferrari, which is officially referred to simply as LaFerrari. True. I don’t mind the name at all, actually. What I’m having trouble with is the compartmentalised design: What am I talking about, you say? It looks like the car has been designed […]

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