Lamborghini LP570 Spyder Performonte, Honda NSX Super Hybrid, Holden Commodore Coming to U.S.
Lamborghini releases a new version of the Supperleggera, the LP-570 Spyder Performonte, Honda may have plans to make the next generation NSX a super hybrid, and Holden is in trouble so does that mean we could get the Commodore stateside? Fast Lane Daily hosted by Derek DeAngelis
Hyundai Veloster, Hennessey ZR1, Hydrogen from Pee, ...
A Texas tuner goes ballistic on the Corvette ZR1, scientists make hydrogen
out of yellow snow, minus the snow, and theres new word on a megabucks
touring car from the crew at Bentley. Hosted by the one, the only, Derek
Ford Focus Race Car Concept, Hyundai Elantra, VW EOS
we never made it back to New York after the auto show, we're still here in
Los Angeles. A few things came up and so we had to stay out here an extra
few days. So welcome to the backyard edition of Fast Lane Daily straight
from Matt Farah and Tom Morningstars house. Hosted By Derek DeAngelis.
Honda Tests NSX-GT FR Hybrid
What a surprise... Nobody, and even none of the auto media could see this
coming. At a regular "Super GT Test Day" held at TwinRing Motegi on
October 2010, Honda NSX-GT suddenly showed up with no official
announcement. Honda already has HSV for Super GT. Why now NSX-GT?
The vehicle has the looking of NSX-GT, but what lies under the body kit is
a "FR" vehicle. The exact same car was previously spotted just once on
2007 when it was announced that Super GT regulation would change from 2009
and only "3.4L FR" race cars will be allowed. NSX-GT being a "3.5L
mid-ship", it was apparent that the new regulation was designed to shut out
NSX-GT from Super GT. Honda needed to make a tough decision at that time
whether to make a FR version of NSX-GT, or stop racing. The car spotted on
2007 was a result of Honda's ultimate struggle - its hood awkwardly
stretched to store engine in front, sticking Exhaust pipes from the side instead of rear, and
roof-top air intake became useless and had scaled down.
Eventually, Honda managed to survive in racing in Super GT by developing a
new 3.4L FR vehicle, HSV-010 GT on 2010. And what had happened to that "FR
NSX-GT"? There was no doubt of it being scrapped and gone forever, after
all it became a useless prototype race car. The set-up probably did not go
well, and above all, who would like to see a FR NSX?
[NSX-GT with KERS]
But it turned out that "FR NSX-GT" was still alive, secretly stored inside
the garage of Honda R&D team for 3 years. This time, it was chosen for the
vehicle to officially test KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems) which
might be used for 2012 Super GT or later. To reduce development cost of
KERS, Honda volunteered to provide the car and gather data for all race
entrants, and Lexus and Nissan approved it. "FR NSX-GT" was an ideal test
car for all 3 car makers. The car was basically designed to race in Super
GT, but Honda did not develop it till the end and had never used in races,
thus lack of racing data. This was fair deal for Lexus and Nissan because
Honda testing KERS will not bring advantage to HSV.
So many people and media asked the GT Association (management organization
of Super GT) the specification of this "NSX-GT Hybrid", and later an
official announcement was made.
KERS provided for testing purpose for Super GT vehicle is manufactured by
Zytek, the same KERS supplier for F1. It can be used to Boost the car for maximum of 20 seconds to
overtake others, and can be fully recharged after 1 single lap. It is 40kw
strong and is powerful enough to drive cars solely on electric motor on
places such as pit lanes. The KERS itself weigh 50kg.
According to GT Association, the very first test drive of NSX-GT Hybrid was
done a month ago, and this was the first time to seriously test its
potential on race tracks. Test driver of "NSX-GT Hybrid" was Katsutomo
Kaneishi who was a Honda test driver in days of NSX-GT, and currently a
director of Real Racing Team with KEIHIN HSV-010. His best lap of the day
was 1.49"468 at TwinRing Motegi, only 4.453 seconds slower than the fastest
lap of the day by Lexus ENEOS SC430.
There should be tons of more tests coming, but so far it seems possible
KERS might be used at Super GT in the near future.
2011 Jaguar XKR 175 - The Best GT Car On Earth?
The Smoking Tire takes the Jaguar XKR 175 to a closed road in the middle of
the desert to test its performance capabilities when pushed to the limit.
Is this the best value in supercars ever? That's what we're going to find
The Quest for 200MPH! - Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren & Bentley Race Towards The Big Two!
We head out to Mojave Air & Space Port with the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano,
Lamborghini LP560-4, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren & Bentley Continental
SuperSports to see if we can conquer the Mt. Everest of motoring - The Big
Two. 200 Miles Per Hour!
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Shot by: Mike Suggett, Jim Gleason & Duane Sempson
Edited by: Gordon Green
First Time Driving a Lamborghini: Imagine Lifestyles Luxury Rentals
Imagine Lifestyles takes a potential customer for their first ride ever in
a Lamborghini. Nothing excites us more than being there for people for a
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our selection of exotic and luxury rental cars is second to none.
Watch as Eric learns about how to drive the brand new Lamborghini LP-560-4.
Go through step by step instructions as well as watch him punch the gas
and see his expression as the Lamborghini takes off like a rocket ship.
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante (Live Debut)
Lamborghini didn't commandeer a space at the LA Auto Show itself,
preferring to host an exclusive gathering across town for the reveal of the
Gallardo Spyder Performante. As usual, even though we're speaking of a
subtly tweaked Gallardo Spyder whose finest revelations couldn't even be
seen, it was worth the trip.
The lightweight droptop sheds more than 140 pounds versus the standard
offering, and gains a meaner visage to make its point. The eye candy that
could be seen - additional eye candy, that is - was wrapped in Alcantara
and carbon fiber, and would you get a look at those tailpipes...
1991 Acura / Honda NSX introduction
1991 Acura / Honda NSX introduction promotional advertisement featuring
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Lamborghini Murcielago Road Test - Top Gear - BBC
Richard travels to Abu Dhabi to road test the Lamborghini Murcielago.
There's even time for a drag race against a Mercedes SLR, before heading
back to England for Stig of Arabia's power lap of the Top Gear track.
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