The Veneno is based on the Aventador, though the body is restyled with an even greater emphasis on aerodynamics and downforce. The two Lamborghinis share a similar carbon-fiber reinforced polymer monocoque, though the Veneno’s roof is cut in a more severe fashion. It’s also marked by scissor doors, prominent wheel arches, huge openings to cool the engine, a central fin and an adjustable rear wing.
Like the bones, the powertrain is based on the Aventador, and the Geneva supercar runs a 6.5-liter V12 pushing out 740 hp paired with a seven-speed Independent Shifting Rods transmission. Power is routed to the ground via permanent all-wheel drive, and top speed is 221 mph.
The Veneno rolls on 20-inch wheels in front with 21s in back. The cabin is dripping in carbon fiber, with the monocoque visible to the passengers in the center tunnel and sill. The seats and headliner are also coated in a carbon-fiber skin. Enticingly, the supercar is designed for the track, but also is street legal. The Veneno takes its name from a strong and aggressive bull known for its brutality. Expect nothing less from the latest Lamborghini.
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It’s a premium location, and everything set to cross the block — from memorabilia to motorcycles — reflects that. The more than 600 lots include books, hood ornaments, posters, cars, motorcycles and even the De Havilland Gipsy Moth biplane used in the filming of Out of Africa.
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Set to rival the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, Porsche Panamera Turbo and upcoming Audi RS7, the latest M-car sets out to broaden the scope of the existing M6 lineup, providing added levels of practicality and improved comfort through the adoption of two extra doors and greater rear seat accommodation than its coupe and convertible siblings, alongside which it will be produced at BMW’s Dingolfing factory in Germany from early 2013.
The car arrives in North America in early summer of next year with a price tag around $110,000.
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Researchers have identified a new species of African monkey, locally known as the lesula.
Read and listen to the story at NPR.ORG link:
- Monkey, New To Science, Found In Central Africa – NPR (blog) (npr.org)
- Scientists ID new species of monkey in Congo (sacbee.com)
- Cheer up, lesula monkey, you’re a species now (newscientist.com)
- New monkey discovered (cnn.com)
Nothing truly exhilarating ever really happens in a few seconds — until now. The new 2013 Audi S6 accelerates from 0-60 in a mere 3.7 seconds and was recently ranked “The World’s Best Sedan” by Car and Driver over the M5 and E63. Warning: Your adrenalin may rise as fast as the speedometer.
There are a lot of things slower than an S6. Car and Driver recently clocked it running to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and named it the World’s Best Sedan—ahead of the BMW M5 & Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. What are some other things slower than our new Audi S6? Autoweek.com
Follow this link to the Car and Driver story http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2013-audi-s6-vs-2013-bmw-m5-2012-merc…
Dynamic performance where the sky’s the limit – Audi introduces the RS 5 Cabriolet. The four-seat convertible with a cloth soft top entices with a unique combination of elegance and power. Its 4.2 FSI, a high-revving naturally aspirated V8 engine, outputs 331 kW (450 hp). It accelerates the high-performance sports car from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds.
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Enjoy this full show by old era Kansas! I’ve digitally enhanced both sound and image (in 16:9) to make this 30 year old gem shine again. In 1981 Kansas was the top grossing live act worldwide and this recording from the following year clearly shows the reasons for that: unsurpassed individual musical skills and impeccably tight playing as a collective. Live the band sounded even better than on their studio albums. I mean, just compare the album version of a song like Crossfire to what you hear here… This is the original line-up minus Steve Walsh, who had left a few months before and had been replaced by John Elefante. Also helping out during the Vinyl Confessions live shows was Warren Ham, formerly of Bloodrock. He would later be asked to join Toto but went on and joined Kerry Livgren and Dave Hope instead to form the band AD. Interestingly enough, after Kansas’ initial demise in 1984 John Elefante was also asked to join Toto as their new lead singer, but he declined as well.