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Lamborghini Huracan review
The Lamborghini Huracan is a glorious fusion of modern technology and
old-school Lamborghini theatrics.
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The new Lamborghini Huracan LP6104 has a big task on its hands.
Not only must it beat the Ferrari 458 and the McLaren 650S, it needs to
outperform the Gallardo - the car it replaced - in the showroom, as the
Gallardo was the manufacturer's best-selling model ever, with 14,000 sold
over a 10-year career.
Happily, the Lamborghini Huracan gets off to the best possible start.
Perhaps the design is a little conservative by Lamborghini's standards, but
in the flesh, the aggressive proportions, aggressive front end and floating
C-Pillar push all the right buttons.
Like in the Lamborghini Aventador, the interior of the Huracan pays homage
to fighter jets, with a flip-up ignition switch, angles everywhere and a
new cockpit-like 12.3-inch digital instrument display behind the wheel that
can be configured in a variety of ways.
The Lamborghini Huracan also gets a whole range of brand-new technologies.
For starters, there's this all new chassis which is made from a combination
of aluminium and carbon fibre. This makes the Huracan not only 10 per cent
lighter than the Gallardo, but also 50 per cent stiffer.
There are also new three-stage adaptive dampers, as well as a variable
ratio electro-mechanical steering system that varies the ratio on how quick
A new electronically controlled four-wheel drive system can send up to 70
per cent of the power to the Huracan's rear-wheels in normal driving, and
up to 100 per cent when you really need it.
Most importantly on the new Lamborghini Huracan, though, is a new,
seven-speed twin-clutch box that shouldn't feel like you're getting kicked
in the head every time you change gear.
Rather than downsizing or turbocharging,
Lamborghini has stuck to its guns by using a developed version of the
Gallardo's naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10.
The Lamborghini Huracan gets stop-start and a few other tweaks to make it a
little bit cleaner, but most importantly, it's now got 602bhp and 560Nm of
torque. It'll do 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and it has a top-speed of 202mph.
The Lamborghini Huracan's acceleration is pretty vivid. Perhaps it doesn't
quite have the free-revving nature of a Ferrari 458 or the turbocharged hit of a McLaren 650S, but it's
definitely lost none of the aural drama that the Gallardo had.
The biggest change here with the Lamborghini Huracan, though, is its
breadth of abilities.
It has something called the 'Anima' switch, meaning it has three driving
modes. In 'Strada' mode, it softens the suspension and dials back the
ferocity of the steering, the gearbox and the throttle.
'Sport' mode is somewhat of an interim mode and it's pretty good for
fast-driving on road. But since we're testing the Lamborghini Huracan at
the amazing Ascari circuit in Spain, it would be a shame if we didn't go
for the full-fat 'Corsa' mode.
Fling it into a corner and the steering is quite light, but it's absolutely
pin-sharp. In terms of feel, it's a bit like a Ferrari 458 and you can feel
the variable ratio really helping you out, meaning there's no full-opposite
The carbon ceramic brakes on the Lamborghini Huracan are standard-fit now,
and they're absolutely brutal in the way they stop the car.
With the four-wheel drive system, there's also tonnes of grip. However, if
you provoke the Huracan a bit, you can get it to act a bit like a
rear-wheel drive car.
Perhaps it's not as lairy as the Gallardo used to be - that used to like to
gets its tail out at the slightest provocation - but you can still have
some fun with this thing and feel it moving underneath you. The tech used
in the Huracan can also make a pretty average driver look pretty
The question is though, is do you actually want a Lamborghini that flatters
you and covers up all your driving mistakes? Some will say that a
Lamborghini should scare the life out of you and your passenger. Then it
should spit you into a hedge when you're not at the top of your game.
But, we'd disagree because the new Huracan is a glorious fusion of modern
electronics and old-school theatrics.
If you want something that drives like a pig and breaks-down every five
minutes, you can always take your £186,000 and spend it on something from
Lamborghini's back catalogue.
Winter Tyres v Summer Tyres: the Truth! - Auto Express
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British motorists tend to run summer tyres on their cars all year round,
regardless of the weather. However, as our exclusive comparison test shows,
this can be very dangerous.
We headed to Sweden to compare the performance of summer tyres with winter
tyres on snow and the results were quite shocking.
Stalking hot girls in a Renault Twizy - Auto Express
Apologies for the re-upload - now in high def! We take the funky two-seat
Renault Twizy electric car for a test drive around the streets of London.
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The Renault Twizy has split opinion with its stripped-back interior and
pod-like styling, but one thing's for sure: it's unique. So far, we've only
driven it on smooth tarmac in Ibiza, but now it's time for its real test --
on potholed city roads in the UK.
Our test car is a top-spec Technic model, which adds 'luxuries' such as
13-inch alloys and carbon-look plastic on the roof and dash. The scissor
doors are an extra £545, but are a must- have option for keeping your feet
dry. Whichever way you look at it, this is a back-to-basics machine.
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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Review and Road Test
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Redesigning retro is a herculean task. You need to change the vehicle
enough to be worth the effort, meanwhile maintaining an iconic retro theme.
If you don't change enough, shoppers won't see a reason to trade in their
old flashback for the new time capsule. Change it too much and you're left
with a caricature. The task is so daunting that few even attempt it. (Just
look at the one-hit-wonders: PT Cruiser, HHR, SSR and Thunderbird.)VW on
the other hand is different. After all they continued to build and sell the
same Beetle with minor tweaks for 65 years straight. If anyone can tweak
retro and convince people they need it, it's VW. Sure enough, 2012 was the
best Beetle sales year since 1973. As a chaser to VW's revived retro-mojo,
the Beetle is now offered sans-top and VW tossed us the keys to a
brown-on-brown model for a week so we could get our 70s on. Can you dig it?
This Beetle, like the old "New Beetle," sells on nostalgia and
cutesy-bubbly good looks. In fact, the first words anyone utters upon
seeing a Beetle are: "aww, its cute." See the problem? How many guys buy
"cute" cars? Recognizing the problem, VW set out to "butch things up" with
the second generation FWD Beetle. The bubbly-fenders, round headlamps and
"smiling" hood lines haven't left but they have been joined by VW's
corporate "Gillette" grille, sharper corners and more "masculine" tail
lamps. (Or so I'm told.) The redesign also adds an incredible 3.5 inches to
the Bug's width and 5 inches to the length. The extra length means the
Bug's side profile is no longer semi-circular, something of a loss for
retro fans. The wider stance and crisper creases do make Herbie look
meaner, but the ginormous fenders make him look fatter as well.
Sorry '70s fans, our chocolate brown Bug didn't come with a built-in CB
radio. Burn! Instead shoppers will need to get hip with the 21st century,
VW style. Base drop-tops get an AM/FM radio, single slot CD player,
Bluetooth speaker phone/audio streaming and VW's USB/iDevice interface
(MDI). Working your way up the ladder, the next stop is the touchscreen
audio system which adds HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and am MP3
compatible CD reader (why is there no 1990s edition?).
You won't find a air-cooled engine in this Beetle, this isn't the '50s.
Base Beetles (and the '50s and '70s edition models) use VW's refreshed 2.5L
inline 5-cylinder engine which gets a 20 HP bump to 170 at 5,700RPM while
torque creeps up to 177 lb-ft at 4,250 RPM. VW mates the 5-banger to a
5-speed manual and for an extra $1,100 you can opt for the 6-speed
automatic. If you need more shove, you can opt for VW's ubiquitous 2.0L turbo, good for 200 ponies and 207 lb-ft of
twist. A first for America (as far as I know), VW's topless cruiser can now
be had in oil-burning form with the same 140 HP 2.0L TDI powerplant as the
Jetta. Both 2.0L mills are mated to VW's slick-shifting 6-speed manual
transmission or for $1,100, VW's latest 6-speed dual-clutch DSG
How well the Beetle accelerates and handles is unlikely to matter to
prospective convertible shoppers. I'm not kidding. There isn't a drop top I
can think of that has better performance metrics than its hard-top donor
car, that's just the nature of the beast. Convertibles are all about open
air motoring and style, something thee Beetle, despite all of its flaws,
still has in spades. VW's infotainment options feel like they are stuck in
1990, the lack of power front seats and automatic climate control irk me to
no end, and the 2.0L engine needs a testosterone injection, yet the
Beetle's topless charm is enough for me to overlook its flaws. There is
only one problem: Herbie's still cute. Go figure.
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2013 VW Beetle Convertible Review - Kelley Blue Book
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Stuck fährt das neue Beetle Cabrio
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Rennfahrerlegende trifft Auto-Ikone: Die Gelegenheit, das neue Beetle
Cabrio über die Straßen Malibus zu bewegen, ließ sich Hans-Joachim Stuck
nicht entgehen. Und der Profi ist begeistert: „Eine Legende wurde neu
erfunden", bringt er es kurz und knapp auf den Punkt. Zweifellos ist das
sonnige Kalifornien das perfekte Jagdrevier für ein solches Fahrzeug. Aber
auch wenn die Sonne einmal nicht scheint, wird aus dem offenen Beetle in
9,5 Sekunden ein vollwertiges Coupé. „Da zischt nichts, da bläst
nichts", ist Stuck begeistert, ebenso wie von der Motorisierung, vor allem
von dem besonders sauberen Clean-Diesel und dem Zweiliter-turbo in Kombination mit dem DSG. Hier geht die
Post richtig ab.
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2013 VW Beetle Cabriolet review
The 2013 VW Beetle Cabriolet is the best looking one to date. Gone is the
chick-car image, this is a versatile and capable convertible.
2013 Volkswagen Beetle vs Eos Convertible snowy 0-16 MPH Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle convertible
and the VW Eos are cars tailor made for warm and sunny destinations like
California and Florida. While the VW Beetle convertible has a soft top that
folds down for topless driving fun, the Volkswagen Eos has a hardtop that
also folds down in a ballet of engineering prowess. Both car will seat 4
people and both cars are front wheel drive. Both cars of course offer year
round driving fun but how do these convertibles fare in the cold North when
the snow starts to fly and the roads freeze. We decided to find out by
putting both convertibles to the very first TFLcar 0-16-0 MPH test, as well
as our brand new snowball performance roof test in another fun TFLcar