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  Lamborghini is an Italian car manufacturer that was founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963 with the objective of competing with Ferrari. Lamborghini gained international acclaim in the 60’s for the Muira and after hard times starting from the mid 1970’s to filing for bankruptcy and three changes in ownership, Lamborghini came under Chrysler 1987. The company was eventually sold to Audi in 1998 and in the start of this century it eventually started to witness success under Volkswagen.

Lamborghini took us by surprise ahead of the 2014 Paris Motor Show by teasing a brand-new supercar . "Once perfection is achieved, you can just double it," is the message released alongside a very simple sketch, one that invited our imagination to go wild. Is Lamborghini preparing a four-seat supercar, a four-door super sedan , or a hybrid drivetrain? Well, we can’t be sure about any of these scenarios, but our educated guess is the new bull, allegedly dubbed Asterion , is a four-seat hybrid looking to give the Ferrari FF a run for its money.

Its styling is also a mystery, although the sketch suggests it will adopt Lamborghini’s current design language. We have a hunch we’ll be bringing you a couple of leaked photos of the Asterion before the Paris Motor Show commences on October 2nd, but until that happens we dropped by to show you a couple of grainy images depicting a never-before-seen Lambo that just surface the Interwebz. There’s no actual proof that this is the mysterious Asterion, but there’s a big chance this is our first look at the new supercar .

The side windows seems to match the shape we saw in the sketch, while the rear fender intake looks nearly identical. We say "nearly" because the vent is placed slightly rearward in the sketch, but if there’s one thing we know about sketches, is that they’re not necessarily intended to accurately match the shape of the actual car. Could these photos show the modern-day Espada we’ll be seeing in Paris? Leave your opinions in the comments box below.

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Forza Horizon 2 is the latest game in the Forza franchise, and it is a sequel to the 2012 game, Forza Horizon . The Horizon games are indirect sequels to the Forza Motorsports
franchise, and more of a separate set of “spin-off” games. The creators use much of the same technology for creating the Horizon games, but they have different style of play that is more catered than pure fun and excitement instead of pure realism. Think of it more as a Michael Bay film .

The new Horizon 2 is based around the idea of a massive exotic road trip, not unlike the Gumball 3000 or Bullrun. You and a massive group of wealthy auto enthusiasts who are getting to spend the next several days bombing around the coast of Southern Europe in all manner of machines that range from exotic like the Lambroghini Huracán to the classics like the a Volkswagen Bus . During your adventure, you are constantly upgrading to different cars and going on bigger adventures.

The first game promised a similar level of thrills and excitement, but it fell short in its scope. Whether it was design decisions or simple restrictions of the old hardware of the previous-generation consoles, Horizon promised a lot, but delivered much less. Now with the new powerful Xbox One system at their disposal, Turn 10 and Playground Games are promising that Horizon 2 rights all the wrongs of the first game, while adding even more content and exciting racing.

Did they succeed?

Continue to read our full review of Forza Horizon 2 for the Xbox One

The release of Forza Horizon 2 is getting closer every day, and Turn 10 and Playground Studios keep giving us more awesome stuff to talk about. First let’s start with actually playing the game. I have been playing it over the last few days to get ready for the review, and now you can watch me LIVE. I am allowed to stream one full hour of gameplay before the review embargo. I will be playing tonight starting at 6PM EDT. You can find the live stream video after the break. Feel free to join in a chat with me.

The next big piece of news is the announcement of the Launch Bonus Car Pack. This little bit of DLC is available on day one for free. The pack includes: 2003 Ford Focus RS , 1997 Land Rover Defender 90, 1993 Clio Williams, 2015 Ford Mustang GT , 1987 Buick Regal GNX, 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV , 1968 Abarth 595 EsseEsse, and the 1956 Ford F-100. For fans of the upcoming game, you may have noticed that these are all previously announced cars. What downloading the car pack does, is give you these cars for free in the game so you won’t have to purchase them with the in-game credits. That means more money to buy other cars and upgrades.

Finally, we also have a brand new trailer for the new game. It is a live-action trailer that helps to define what Forza Horzion 2 is about. It starts with a selection of cars that are trapped on a track, much like a normal racing game. Soon though, a Lamborghini Huracán decides that is not good enough and bursts froth from the confines of the track and out into the open world. It’s a pretty cool video .

On a closing note, Turn 10 and Playground studios released the details on some upcoming DLC options including the VIP Membership and Car Pass purchases. You can find all the details on that after the break along with the embedded player for tonight’s Stream.

I’ll see everyone later tonight.

We already know Lamborghini is bringing a brand-new supercar to the 2014 Paris Motor Show , but there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the company’s new bull. Our best guess is Lambo has come up with a 2+2 coupe to toss in the general direction of the Ferrari FF , but all the important details are still under wraps. However, we expected for more info to surface as the French event draws near, and it seems it didn’t take too long for the first rumors to hit the Interwebz. Unfortunately, there are no powertrain details or leaked photos, but word has it the upcoming Lamborghini could be called Asterion.

That’s the word from Autoblog.nl, which states Lamborghini has filed a trademark for the "Asterion" logo. Is this the name the Italians are using for the new 2+2, mid-engine supercar ? It’s very likely, as Lamborghini already owns the trademark for the Asterion name, which it filed alongside the Encaste moniker recently. Autoblog.nl also reports the yet unconfirmed Asterion could use a hybrid drivetrain, with an electric motor to spin the front wheels.

Click past the jump to read more about the future Lamborghini Asterión.

Source: Autoblog.nl

As if the 2014 Paris Motor Show wasn’t interesting enough with the planned debuts of the Mercedes-AMG GT , the Jaguar XE and the Infiniti QX70S Design , the folks over at Lamborghini have announced plans to introduce a new vehicle of their own at the French event. But unlike other manufacturers, the Italian company didn’t release more than just a teaser photo and a vague description of its upcoming supercar .

Although the photo is far from revealing, it does say a lot about Lambo’s new creation. Firstly, it’s obvious the body shape doesn’t stray far from what we’ve seen from the Italians lately. There’s a bit of Huracan and Aventador in there, with muscular rear fenders that incorporate large air intakes. Secondly, the engine is right where it’s supposed to be; behind the seats. So far so good, but then there’s the message that comes with the teaser. It reads "once perfection is achieved, you can just double it," and, needless to say, it leaves a lot of room for interpretation.

Granted, it doesn’t mean we’ll be getting a special-edition Huracan with double the horsepower, but what’s Lamborghini up to? Should we expect a Lambo with two additional doors, as in a four-door super sedan ? Are the Italians adding two more seats to come up with a 2+2 GT? Join us in our search to find out what this teaser is all about past the jump.

Click past the jump to learn what this model could be.

Imagine if you could combine some Top Gear-style challenges with an epic supercar road trip like the Gumball 3000 , and then you sprinkled it all with a little bit of Forza magic and a dash of Tanner Foust. This event is the Forza Fuel Challenge, and it is here to celebrate the coming launch of the new Forza Horizon 2 video game on September 30th.

The teams consist of a pair of journalists and famous YouTube content creators. There is one of each piled into eight supercars that include the likes of the Audi R8, and the Lamborghini Aventador , and the new Lamborghini Huracán leads the whole convoy. As you may know the Huracán is the new halo car for the Forza Horizon 2 game, and it represents the first time you can drive this new supercar in any video game .

The teams are currently bombing around southern Europe, and when they reach designated points on the route, they get to compete in several challenges. Whoever wins the most challenges in the end will win. The first round happened two days ago at Bologna, Spain and the challenge was called “Get To The Choppa.” The teams raced against a helicopter through a slalom course on an airfield.

You can watch the video after the break to see what this whole mess is about and watch the first challenge unfold. The second challenge happened yesterday, so we should have more videos of this exciting road trip soon.

Hit that jump, watch that video, and don’t forget to keep it locked here on TopSpeed.com to see the other videos in the series, as well as more Forza Horizon 2 news including a full review that is coming soon.

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It’s fairly obvious that if you want to appreciate a supercar like the Aventador , you’re going to have to take it out of the city and drive it where there aren’t that many cars. A racetrack is an ideal place for it, but if that’s not available, the deserted stretches of road in the American Midwest is a pretty good alternative.

That’s exactly where a group of supercar enthusiasts went to back in July 2014. The entire ride was organized by Rob Ferretti of SuperSpeeders and a group from DrivingForceClub joined in on the fun with the mighty Aventador Roadster.

A host of its supercar brethren joined the Aventador, including a fellow Lambo in the form of the Gallardo Balboni Edition driven by Valentino Balboni himself (you can see him at the 1:57 mark of the video). An Audi R8 was also present, as well as a mid-2000s Honda NSX and a Subaru BRZ .

It’s an admittedly eclectic bunch, but you still can’t help but feel a little jealous about not being a part of it. Maybe next time Ferretti organizes a road trip like this, I can join in and bring my Honda Civic .

Then again, maybe I’ll just sit on the sidelines and cheer them on.

The time is fast approaching, and I can’t wait. Forza Horizon 2 hits store shelves in just a few weeks, and now we have the official launch trailer as well as news on the arrival of a demo version you can play early. First, just take a look at this trailer. All of the footage in this is straight gameplay from the Xbox One version of the game and it looks stunning. The cars, modifications and scenery are all top notch.

September 30th cannot come soon enough.

Thankfully we don’t have to wait for the release date to bomb around the great European countryside as there will a demo released on September 16th on the Xbox One. I think I *cough* may be sick *cough* next week. According to some reps, the demo will be a timed affair with a few select cars from the game just like the demo for the original Forza Horizon was.

If you are an Xbox 360 player, yes the game is coming to you too, but we have no word on a demo for your system. I am sorry.

When you do pick up the new game, Turn 10 and Playground games have announced that there will be a special reward system that will grant you some fancy cars to start the game with if you are a returning fan. If you have played any Forza game before you are likely familiar with the Forza Rewards system. Essentially, Turn 10 keeps track of how much you play and you gain points based on time played, miles driven, cars owned and more. If you have enough points when you fire up Forza Horizon 2 for the first time you will get a selection of cars that range from the BMW 1 Series M to the Huracán and the McLaren P1 . You can find a full list of cars, their unlock tier and a link to the Forza site to check your standings after the break.

So to recap; we have a great new trailer to watch, a demo coming out in just a few days, and a way to unlock a small collection of awesome cars before the game even launches. Can I get a “hell yes?”

I have driven some very fast machinery in my life, including more than one Lamborghini Gallardo , but I have never experienced the kind of speed you are about to witness.

The U.S. 1/2 Mile is a half-mile drag race that happens yearly in Houston, Texas at Ellington Airfield. It is a hotly contested competition to set the highest top speed over the half-mile distance. Coming in to this year’s event, Underground Racing held the record at 217.1 mph, but there were lots of new cars looking to dethrone the tuning company.

As you can see in this video , that didn’t happen. In fact, using an Underground Racing-tuned, twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Gallardo Superlegerra with 1,800 horsepower, a brand new race record was set at 224.4 mph. When this Lamborghini crossed the quarter-mile mark, it was already going 177 mph. The car was going so fast, and there were so many vibrations, that is started to affect the cameras and caused some major distortion.

It was a good thing that the team brought such a powerful car, as the previous record was smashed by all three of the top finishers.

Considering that amount of speed that was gained from last year’s race to this year’s competition, I can’t wait to see what kind of insane machines show up for 2015. Now stop reading, hit play, and watch this Lambo blast down the runway.

RM Auctions is one of the biggest auto auction houses in the world. It’s been home to some of the biggest auction buys in recent memory, including a 1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Scaglietti Spider that sold for $6.4 million back in 2012. For 2014, RM Auctions is set to open shop in London where a number of classic exotics will be up for bid to the highest bidder.

EVO managed to get a guided tour of RM Auctions’ storage facility where Harry Metcalfe joined the team to talk shop about some of the cars that are expected to get a lot of attention at the sale.

As expected, the facility contains some of the rarest and most beautiful metal, carbon fiber and aluminum in the world. EVO and Metcalfe zeroed in on a few of them, including a rare 1986 Ferrari Testarossa and a 1990 Lamborghini Countach . These two cars are widely considered as the "poster exotics" of the 1980s, and seeing them in the same auction is a real blast back to the decade of teased hair and leather pants for myself.

The guided tour also included short discussions about the 1993 Jaguar XJ220 , the 1959 Facel Vega HK500 Coupe , and the 1973 Alpine-Renault A110 1300 V85 .

There are many more cars that EVO and Metcalfe discuss in this 32-minute episode. I won’t run the risk of spoiling all the models, as having an authority like Metcalfe give you a little history lesson about them trumps my ramblings about them here.


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