I’m one of those people who’s always liked the French. Their lack of sentimentality, and hence lack of diplomacy has always rubbed me up the right way. I was on the Paris Metro once and being a bit lost, was waiting in line at an info kiosk to ask for some assistance. In front of me was an American Family. The American Family. The American Family with fanny packs and fat where other people from other nations don’t have fat.
If up until now we had our time with leopard hanging out in Audi TTs, French drivers that park in their “own” way or amazing Still Dre cars from Serbia, today you’re going to check out an in-depth review of the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. Behind the wheel, Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear. Enjoy!
Top Gear is the world’s most amazing television series in the world not just because of its presenters (Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May) but because these guys get to drive the most amazing cars in the world. This time the lucky bastards got their hands on an Audi R8 — the supercar we all crave for a ride, reviewed it and compared it to one of Prosche’s best, the 911 Carrera. Brilliant!
Know what? When you have something you can’t afford the next best thing is to have a friend to buy it and give you a “lift”. But if that’s not an option either, it’s obvious that you’ll only get to see it on video and maybe on the streets. That’s the case with the new Nissan 370Z that we reviewed a few days ago. The car looks elegant and fast at the same time, with bold shapes and great performances from its 3.7-liter V6 engine that outputs nothing less than 332 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
But don’t let me change up your mind. Just take a look for yourself and see if it wouldn’t be worth buying one of these things. Too bad I can’t afford one … [via Edmunds]
Weâ€™re in the process of wrapping up our Frankfurt Show coverage with the presentation of a few models that we havenâ€™t shown you yet and the Hamann Porsche Cayenne Cyclone belongs to this category. A picture is worth a thousand words and the Cyclone definitely speaks for itself with its vulgar looks. There are no mechanical changes as the Cyclone sport pack consists only of a full, wide body aerodynamic kit and optional 22 and 23-inch alloy wheels. If you follow the jump, you can check out our high-res image gallery along with the official press release and additionally, if youâ€™re interested, the price list which we snapped with our camera at the Frankfurt Show. More photos after the jump (more…)
So, you think the R8 is all you need? Well think again, if you want to keep up with your neighbours Porsche Turbo you will need some more power. And for that case Audi morphed the R8 into a RS8. Let the R8 join the Carreras and Astons Vantage, but if you want to play with the big boys you will need something else.
The RS8 is your answer, the V10 comes from the Lamborghini Gallardo but probably detuned to 490-500 bhp but the speed and sound are there. The main visible difference to the R8 are the bigger air intakes on the sides and newly designed side skirts. Also the front brakes appear to be bigger. Looking at it, driving high-speed test at the NÃ¼rburgring it really shows how well balanced the RS8 is. Smoothe in and out through every curve, and very quick on the long straight. The RS8 is developed by Audi’s sport division, Quattro GmbH who also develop the RS6.
Will it beat the Porsche Turbo? Well it got the looks and it got the speed, so I guess we just have to wait for the first duell between those two.
Other RS8 super car news:
RS8 up in flames on testing track
Iâ€™m in the market for a new ride and was looking for some opinions online. I promtly pointed my browser to Google and came accross carseek.com.
The domain name fitted the bill and I logged onto the site. What I found was a clean designed website based mostly in text with some graphics to house the content. Being mostly texted based this resulted in a quick loading time which was pleasing. At first glance you can easily navigate to what your looking for with three graphic buttons calling for your attention on the top right of the site â€“ reviews, buy a car and finance. On the left a box houses the quick car seach function which you can use to find a quote for exacly what set of wheels your looking for. That prety much summed up what I was looking for at that point â€“ What car to buy, how I will finance it and how I will find it. Carseek was off to a good start. Staying on the index I scrolled down to find the latest car reviews featuring cars such as the 2008 Ford Mustang or the latest Ford F-250. This provided some tasty reading materiaal while I tried to find my car of choice.
Using the top left car quote feature I selected in the drop down list â€œAudiâ€ and immediatly the lower drop down listed all the available Audi models. Not a page refresh in sight. Rocking. I proceeded to surf to the Audi A3 page (a car in my price range) and was presented with a form to fill in to get my quote and some stats on the A3. No need to call the dealer they contact you!! With that out of the way and basically done with what I was looking for online. I prompted to stay on the carseek site surfing through the car reviews section which has thousands of entries just in case you havenâ€™t made up your mind to which car you want. I also popped in to the articles section which presented articles of other automotive topics such as road rage and child safety. Carseek.com turned out to be a very fast responding informative website giving me just what I wanted and more in a clean design to ensure fast loading. Carseek has been bookmarked and I think you should to.
Featured area – their Honda review section
Mercedes Benz will unveil its sledgehammer CL65 AMG coupe at this yearâ€™s AutoRAI show in Amsterdam this week. Powered by a 6.0L V12 developing 612hp and an earth-moving 1,000Nm of torque, the new CL model is guaranteed to be a real crowd puller and may even manage to lure away some of BMWâ€™s â€˜Mâ€™ faithful.
The 0-100km/h should take less than 4.5 seconds, while top speed is an estimated 300km/h although itâ€™s unconfirmed whether the 250km/h speed limiter will be installed. Besides the addition of the mammoth engine, AMG engineers have also modified the carâ€™s aerodynamic package and suspension including adjustments to the Active Body Control System.