The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is no slouch out of the box; it has a 630 HP V10 mounted in the middle, active aerodynamics, and all-wheel-drive. It is the fastest Lamborghini ever made, around any road course in the world. But VF Engineering takes cars with more chassis than engine, and gives them the power they need. So they supercharged it. The result is 870 HP and 630 lb/ft of torque at the crank. We wanted to try it, so we went to a Speed Ventures Track Day at Auto Club Speedway!
Test Notes: At the end of this video, the vehicle displays a “Engine Bay Temperature” warning. The “Engine compartment temperature warning” is independent of engine oil and coolant temperatures, and not related to engine performance, but rather an indication that ambient temperatures within the engine bay are higher than expected for the driving conditions.
After further examination it was determined to be related to the oil fill level (being too high) and the radiant heat generated by the upper oil reservoir (located in the engine bay). Once the oil level was corrected, the issue was resolved.
Checked out the market in Vegas for exotic rental cars, only to find myself scratching my head. Since we are opening up Gotham Dream Cars in Las Vegas soon, I wanted to see what you get at the budget exotic car rental places that are giving away cars for free essentially. The answer is you get what you pay for.
It’s back! The World’s Greatest Drag Race returns with 12 of the world’s best supercars and sports cars facing off in an epic quarter-mile sprint for glory… and ultimate bragging rights! This year’s field includes all 12 contenders (sorta) from Motor Trend’s 2017 Best Driver’s Car competition.
We have the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Aston Martin DB11, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Ferrari 488 GTB, Lexus LC500, McLaren 570GT Mercedes Benz AMG GTR, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Porsche 718 Cayman S, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Tesla Model S P100D– all gathered together on an 15,000 ft airstrip at Vandenberg AFB to find out which car is the fastest. Obviously these 12 competitors display a wide range of power and performance, so why do we continue lining them up for one, over-the-top drag race?… Because We Can!
Mechonomist had the opportunity to chat with John, the gentleman that owns this gorgeous red 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB. John is a car enthusiast and a businessman. Check out his business at heritagefarmsmotorplex.com
There was a time when an art form known as coachbuilding existed.
Back then, the coachbuilder did not have to answer to a CFO.
Back then, the coach builder did not have to compromise his vision due to government regulations.
Back then, the outrageous was possible.
The Lamborghini Countach could only have been born then.