Lamborghini really spits on subtlety by releasing 600-horsepower ‘Egoista’ model Are you sick of others riding shotgun in your car? How about passengers who constantly disobey the “no food in the car” rule? Well, Lamborghini has the perfect car for you – the Egoista, which quite literally means selfish in Italian. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Lamborghini teased the supercar, something it says “is designed purely for hyper-sophisticated people who want only the most extreme and special things in the world.”
We drive a $2.5-million car and our verdict? It’s remarkably drama-free How exactly does one test a car that can travel 408.84 kilometres in just a single hour? Indeed, what does four-hundred-and-eight-point-eight-four kilometres an hour even look like? Though we can all recognize that number as seriously scary (and, truthfully, no matter how indoctrinated we all get to the metric system, maximum-warp-factor-Mister-Sulu always sounds so much more impressive — 254.04 miles per hour! — in Imperial), gaining a true perspective of exactly how fast 408.84 km/h is does require some context.
So, it is worth noting then that no modern Formula One racer — nor even a MotoGP racing motorcycle, F1′s two-wheeled equivalent — has ever touched 400 km/h during a race. And if that many kilometres an hour still seems completely unfathomable, think of it in more concrete terms: 408.84 km/h translates into 113.6 metres — about 373 feet or approximately the distance between three telephone poles — travelled each and every second.
In other words, as long as you are on public roads — at least on any North American public road — it is impossible to righteously evaluate Bugatti’s latest road rocket, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, at anything remotely like its limits. (Nick Tragianis for National Post)
Steven Simonar, who drives using a specialized wheel and stirrup, was pulled over in a routine police spot check last Friday. The RCMP officer noticed he was not wearing his seatbelt, so Mr. Simonar explained he can’t fasten it when driving alone.
He said the officer was prepared to let him go, but a Saskatoon Police Service sergeant overseeing the operation instructed him to issue a ticket.
“He became very ignorant, and said, ‘Well if he can’t put his seatbelt on maybe he shouldn’t be driving.’ That’s what really made me mad.”(Richard Marjan / Star Phoenix)
California man’s Cadillac careens onto neighbour’s roof after mechanical failure An unusual accident saw a Southern California man’s car ending up on his neighbour’s roof. Glendale police Sgt. Sean Riley said that the driver lost control on a driveway in an area where homes are arrayed on a steep hillside. The vehicle ended up on the roof of the next house down the hill. (Glendale Police Department)
Meet the BatBerry, an all-Canadian V8-powered Batmobile replica Restoring something along the lines of a Ferrari 308 GTS, preparing a 1989 Mazda Miata for the racetrack or building a replica of a Lamborghini Countach are all viable choices for a weekend project car from the 1980s. Meanwhile, cars used in movies are usually limited to scale models sitting on a bookshelf or in a display cabinet.
Very rarely are the two combined, yet that is exactly what Tim Neil is doing in his spare time. By day, he works for BlackBerry and application developers to deliver apps for the company.
By night the diehard Subaru fanatic works on a project more suited for the streets of Gotham City rather than Toronto. He calls it the BatBerry — an exact replica of the Batmobile used in Tim Burton’s Batman films. (Nick Tragianis/National Post)
Mr. Lecerf has filed a legal complaint after his car, specially adapted for disabled drivers, jammed, forcing him to plough all round the northern French coastal highway.
After a terrifying, white-knuckle ride in which he saw “his entire life flash before his eyes,” Mr. Lecerf ended up in a Belgian ditch surrounded by a fleet of French police cars when his gas finally ran out. (Lorraine Hjalte/Postmedia News)
His uncle, Ben, took to Jalopnik seeking an artist’s conception of the car, nicknamed the BMW 4219ELi. It’s powered by 19 Porsche boxer engines, each producing 459 horsepower for a grand total of 8721. (Illustration by BMW USA)
Redesigned Corvette finally revealed GM has revealed its highly anticipated 2014 Chevrolet Corvette at the 2013 North American International AutoShow (NAIAS) in Detroit to much fanfare.
The seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray, the C7, has been redesigned from the ground up and features bold new styling. GM says the new Corvette shares only two parts with its predecessor. (General Motors; Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Insurance Auto Auctions Inc., a salvage auto auction company specializing in total-loss vehicles, acquired the cars and trucks that were damaged, destroyed or flooded by the storm and needed a place to store them.
The company made a deal with the Town of Riverhead to lease the airport land and then the vehicles are auctioned online. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Auto China 2012: Horsepower and sex appeal Automakers here pumped up the horsepower and the sex appeal, while at the same time reducing fuel consumption and reliance on expensive gasoline to make their world debuts a little more environmentally friendly