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From Riva, a Lamborghini-powered pleasure craft

The Lamborghini dictum quite clearly states that more is more. Which is why, 45 years ago, company owner Ferruccio Lamborghini commissioned a company called Riva to build him an Aquarama sports boat with two – two – 350GT V12 engines. And it's just been restored.<p>Yep, this bonkers one-off 700hp boat …

Sesto Elemento: Hammond drives Lambo’s carbon life form

This is like being in a cage full of vets tending a dragon.<p>A bizarre image to have in my head but, given the scene, it’s the only thing I can think of.<p>The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. One of just 20 in existence. Two million pounds, more power to weight than a Bugatti Veyron, zero to 60mph in under …

At 205mph, meet the world’s fastest electric car

Electric cars are slow and dull, right? Not so fast, says Lord Paul Drayson.<p>On 15 October, the British peer and racing driver set a slew of speed records behind the wheel of his Lola Drayson electric prototype racer, including a run of 205.139mph (333.271kph). That speed represents the average of a …

At the Winter Olympics, Ferrari hits a different track

Ferrari is not an automaker that is traditionally known for its mastery of ice. Until now.<p>Amid preparations for the launch of the 950-horsepower LaFerrari hybrid supercar, the Italian automaker has found the time to design and construct a lightweight, highly aerodynamic bobsled for the Italian …

Week in pictures: Meet Lambo's open-air Veneno

Caterham proves that with sports cars, less is more

What makes a great sports car? Heated seats? Air conditioning? A sat-nav system? A computer-controlled, dual-clutch, paddle-actuated semi-automatic transmission? Certainly not. When it comes to sports cars, less is definitely more.<p>Yes, the Seven 160 is light on creature comforts, but its austerity …

McLaren at last confirms the P1's performance figures

Brace yourselves people, for McLaren has announced the performance figures for the P1. The numbers are alarmingly… small. And also quite big – the claimed combined fuel figure, for instance, is 34.0mpg.But that’s not the one you’re really after is it? Here’s what you need to know. We’ll be back …

In Slovakia, the Aeromobil flying car makes good

With the video telephone and jetpack now conquered, humankind seems bound and determined to make good on another age-old promise: the flying car.<p>On the heels of the Transition, a prototype air-car created by US-based Terrafugia, comes the Aeromobil, a roadworthy flying car from Slovakia. During …

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Nine military vehicles you can buy

The 'lightweight' Rolls-Royce

WARNING: the following images of the latest Rolls-Royce may contain sacrilege.<p>This is the Chicane Phantom Coupe, the latest offering from the company's Bespoke department, built to celebrate the spirit of Goodwood, Rolls' local circuit.<p>That means that the woodgrain loveliness you'd usually find …

A $10,000 Vespa?

The Porsches that time forgot

North Carolina may claim preeminence in the arts of pulled-pork barbeque, collegiate basketball and stock-car racing, but an order of Porsches served extra-rare will get the attention of even car-culture agnostics.<p>Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed puts 22 Porsche sports and racing cars inside the …

Fast times at Rolls-Royce

There is something outlandish about the Wraith, even mysterious. The shape of it, the size. The Ghost-derived fastback coupe has a brooding, almost menacing stage presence that is markedly different from any other Rolls-Royce model, present or past.<p>The Wraith is very large – much more so in the …

Dubai’s all-terrain police car

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A Ferrari fit for a child

“It’s not a simple plastic child’s car with pedals.”<p>Among great automotive understatements of 2013, this would earn a place of privilege. Alain Squindo, vice president of Ontario, Canada-based RM Auctions, was speaking of the Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa, a hand-built confection manufactured in Italy …

The Gallardo LP560-2, Lamborghini’s white ghost

“If you just want to know the time, buy a Seiko.” That was my late father-in-law’s justification for owning a beautiful, if anachronistic, mechanical Rolex wristwatch.<p>The 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-2 50˚ Anniversario is a stripped-down, rear-wheel-drive, manual-transmission, limited-edition …

For prospective Bugatti buyers, the 200mph test drive

Selling a car that commands $2.5m and produces a top speed in excess of 250mph – and establishing a rapport with the prospective buyer of a such a machine – requires decidedly more than a wink and a smile.<p>As such, French supercar maker Bugatti unveiled its new Dynamic Drive Experience, a rarefied …

Moving sculptures: Previewing Art of the Automobile

The plutocrats have taken roost on Manhattan Island.<p>Following a week in which the highest auction prices ever paid for works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Jeff Koons were logged in New York, Sotheby’s and RM Auctions have convened a glinting, glamorous sale on the far east side of Manhattan.<p>Art …

In Tokyo, Ken Okuyama cracks the Kode

How do you follow up one of the fastest Ferraris of all time? Apparently, with this.<p>Ken Okuyama – formerly the design lead at Ferrari’s coachbuilder of choice, Pininfarina, where he designed the 220mph Enzo – exhibited the beautifully nostalgic Kode 9 in Tokyo, a low-slung sports racer that could …

With Black edition, Range Rover goes long on luxury

The Land Rover Range Rover is not exactly revered for its modesty. It is, and has been since its debut in 1970, a leather-lined haven for the Barbour-coat set. But as Rolls-Royce and Bentley have known for years, enough is rarely enough.<p>As such, at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 20 November, Land …

Cristiano Ronaldo picks his Audi, and it’s a keeper

To masseurs, nutritionists, security guards and truckloads of cash, chalk up another perk to being a professional footballer: a box-fresh Audi.<p>The Ingolstadt, Germany-based automaker has had a relationship with Spain’s Real Madrid club for 10 years. As per tradition, the team’s roster gets its pick …

On deck, Lamborghini's wildest creation to date

Yes, Lamborghini knows how to make an entrance.<p>On 1 Dec, on the deck of Italy’s 787-foot-long flagship aircraft carrier, <i>Cavour</i>, docked at the port of Mina Zayed in Abu Dhabi, the supercar maker debuted its latest – and perhaps wildest – creation, the Veneno Roadster. The lavish event, which …

Gift inspiration for petrolheads

Mercedes’ Vision GT: Now for sale

Remember the Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo? Of course you do.<p>It's that insanely evil concept car commissioned by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi to appear exclusively in GT6. Merc even built a full-scale static model for last month's Los Angeles auto show to scare people.<p>Now news has …

More Bikes Were Sold Than Cars Last Year in 23 European Countries!

The bicycle and the automobile were invented in Germany, so the European love affair with both modes of transportation goes back a long time. However …

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We'll Have A Flying Car In 3 Years, But It Won't Be Out Of 'The Jetsons'

The term "flying car" brings to mind images from "The Jetsons" and "Blade Runner," where the skies are crowded with vehicles and the average driver spends more time aloft than on the ground.<p>That reality remains in the distant future, but it's hardly unimaginable. Real flying cars should be on the …

Leonardo DiCaprio Has Created An Electric Car Racing Team

He and Venturi Automobiles have co-founded a team that will compete in all-electric Formula E Championship, Venturi announced today.<p>As its name suggests, Formula E is an electricity-powered spinoff of Formula One racing. Both are run by the Fédération International de l'Automobile (FIA).<p>Venturi is …