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Lamborghini Veneno arrives at Geneva

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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.

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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.
Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130304/geneva/130309983#ixzz2Mc9eFXHw
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Audi Crosslane Coupe Concept @Paris

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Audi says its Crosslane Coupe concept merely previews future design and technology ideas, yet we know that it’s actually our first glimpse at the Q2 crossover due next year. The new Q2, however, will probably incorporate some of the clever styling and efficiency strategies shown in the Paris show car.

The optimistic economy claims, angular styling, and fanciful touches like a removable CFRP roof panel make it clear the Crosslane Coupe is just a concept car. Yet we can expect to see much of the design language and some version of this plug-in hybrid powertrain when the Audi Q2 makes its official debut in late 2013


BMW 328 Hommage Concept: 2011 Concorso d’Eleganza Village d’Este

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Lamborghini’s Sesto Elemento Photoplay

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Zagato TZ3 Stradale pays tribute to Alfa Romeo with Dodge

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Styling house Zagato‘s tribute to the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo began with the release of its one-off TZ3 Corsa in 2009 and will end with the unveiling of its version of theTZ3 Stradale this year.

Less than a month after we learned that Zagato was working on its new TZ3 Stradale, the company has released the first photos and details of the car alongside its Corsa cousin.

While the TZ3 Corsa was more of a track car, the TZ3 Stradale is an avant-garde tribute to the Alfa Romeo and Zagato’s street-legal heritage. The car is considered by Zagato to be the first American Alfa Romeo, with its mono-shell carbon-fiber mechanical chassis based on that of the Dodge Viper ACR. Those underpinnings are paired with a 4.2-liter V8 engine matched to a six-speed sequential transmission.

Only nine examples of the TZ3 Stradale will be made–the first goes to American collector Eric King and the second and third are going to buyers in Japan and Europe. If you want one of the remaining six, the line starts behind us.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110428/CARNEWS/110429852#ixzz1KwUdbSrF