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Start Preparing for a World Where Plug-In Hybrid Lamborghinis Exist

Start Preparing for a World Where Plug-In Hybrid Lamborghinis Exist

Successors to the Huracan and Aventador will carry hybrid systems

It’s official. Lamborghini will replace the Aventador and Huracan supercars with plug-in hybrid successors. The two models are scheduled to arrive sometime in 2020 and 2022, respectively. That should be enough time for Lambo purists and old-school fans alike to come to grips with the future direction of the Italian automaker. Don’t feel too bad, though, because naturally aspirated V-10s and V-12s will remain part of Lamborghini’s powertrain equation. They’ll just get some form of hybrid assistance to help Lamborghini cut back on its emissions output.

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2019 Pininfarina H2 Speed

2019 Pininfarina H2 Speed

A hydrogen-powered race car from Italy’s legendary design house

Pininfarina has been around for quite a while now, first spreading roots in Torino way back in 1930. Best known for its design work for major automakers like Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Maserati, among others, Pininfarina is more old-school cool than it is next-gen tech. However, that association looks like it’s getting a shakeup with the release of the H2 Speed, a production-ready hydrogen-powered race car destined to blitz race tracks around the world, leaving nothing but water vapor from the exhaust tips.

Continue reading to learn more about the Pininfarina H2 Speed.

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Pininfarina Drops The Load With Teaser of Upcoming 250-MPH PF0 Hypercar

Pininfarina Drops The Load With Teaser of Upcoming 250-MPH PF0 Hypercar

This is not a drill, people! Automobili Pininfarina is looking to make a statement

The general rule with automotive startups is to see what they’re offering, and then take it with a grain of salt. Time and again, we’ve seen startup brands promise the world with electric supercars, only to watch those promises go up in smoke for one reason or another. That said, something’s different about Automobili Pininfarina. The automaker is barely a week old, but it traces its roots to one of the most respected auto design houses in the world. That should count for something, especially now that Automobili Pininfarina has its first model, the PF0 electric hypercar, in development.

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McLaren's Decision To Use The "Senna" Name Is Rooted in The Desires and Attention-to-Detail of the Three-Time World Champion

McLaren’s Decision To Use The "Senna" Name Is Rooted in The Desires and Attention-to-Detail of the Three-Time World Champion

There’s a reason why Ayrton Senna is considered as one of the greatest race drivers in history

McLaren’s decision to use the “Senna” name on its latest supercar didn’t come without any curious reactions. The British automaker had adopted a simple alphanumeric naming strategy for its models, so it was surprising for the automaker to not only change that strategy but to use the name of arguably the greatest race car driver in history on its latest supercar creation. Why exactly did McLaren do it beyond the obvious reason that it wanted to pay tribute to the man who won three world championships for the team? The answer, according to McLaren, is in the details.

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Eagle Eye: Bugatti Knows Everything About Every Chiron It Builds and Sells

Eagle Eye: Bugatti Knows Everything About Every Chiron It Builds and Sells

Real-time monitoring helps keep the cars in top condition at all times

It’s not exactly on the level of the government keeping tabs on our daily lives, but it’s a little similar in some respects. Bugatti has an active remote service for the Chiron that allows the automaker to monitor a portion of technical data pertaining to the supercar’s real-time performance. The remote monitoring system isn’t that different from the one popularized by Tesla. It’s just that Bugatti had its own system in place when it launched the Veyron supercar almost ten years ago. More importantly, it still uses it today with the Chiron.

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Meet the "L'Ultimo" - The Final Production Model of the Pagani Huayra All Dressed Up in Hamilton-Inspired Livery

Meet the "L’Ultimo" - The Final Production Model of the Pagani Huayra All Dressed Up in Hamilton-Inspired Livery

This is is for the Pagani Huayra Coupe

Six years after production of the Pagani Huayra started, the Italian supercar is all set to say goodbye with a final production model. Fittingly, the last-ever coupe version is saying adios with a bang, specifically in the form of a special edition model, called “L’Ultimo.” Like most special edition Paganis, the Huayra L’Ultimo is a one-off bespoke project that carries its own unique identity. In this case, the Huayra L’Ultimo pays homage to Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One race car.

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Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota Spotted On The Nürburgring; Is Porsche's Record In Danger?

Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota Spotted On The Nürburgring; Is Porsche’s Record In Danger?

Will Lambo recapture the crown with a more extreme Aventador?

Remember the mean, camouflaged Lamborghini Aventador we spotted on the road last week? The Italian supercar is back into the wild, but this time around it was spotted on the Nurburgring track. It sure seems Lambo is readying something really hot and maybe even a new record for production cars on the German track. As we mentioned last week, this beefed-up version of the Aventador is supposed to sit atop the incredible SV. Word has it Lambo will use it to revive the Jota name, first used on a prototype and limited-edition version of the Miura and then on a limited-edition of the Diablo SE30.

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Here's Your Chance To Own One of Only 50 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Editions

Here’s Your Chance To Own One of Only 50 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Editions

Prepare those checkbooks, ladies and gentlemen

The Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition represented the last of the LFAs that Lexus developed at the start of the decade. Only 50 Nurburgring Editions were made, and all 50 were scooped up in short order. The special edition’s limited status makes it hard to find one being put up for sale, let alone in an auction setting. It’s not impossible, though, because one of the 50 LFA Nurburgring Editions will return to the spotlight when it’s auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson event in Palm Beach, Florida this coming April.

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Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota Caught Testing

Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota Caught Testing

Turning the Raging Bull up to 11

Get ready to bring the noise with full-throated Italian V-12 fury, because it looks like Lambo has something special brewing. That’s because the black and white camo’d test mule you see here is most likely a new top-trim Aventador dubbed the SV Jota, with hotness dripping from every winglet and crease.

The SV Jota name is plucked from Lambo’s past, specifically a limited-run edition of the Miura, which offered up racing-inspired modifications like weight reduction, stiffer suspension pieces, new aero bits, and extra muscle. We’re not sure how many Aventador SV Jotas will be see the light of day, but either way, every one of ‘em is most likely already completely sold out.

Regardless, look for a heady dose of V-12 power in the middle of the machine, possibly with figures as high as 800 ponies. The 0-to-60 mph should happen in the mid-2-second range, while top speed will be in excess of 220 mph. As a reference, the standard Lamborghini Aventador produces around 690 horsepower, while more modern versions like the Aventador S make 730 horsepower.

The SV Jota will also sport an enormous wing in the rear, plus a reworked exhaust system. Lambo will probably kick things off with this coupe hardtop version spotted here, followed later by a Roadster model.

Expect a debut some time this summer or fall.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Bugatti Chiron

Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Bugatti Chiron

The Bugatti Chiron made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and the Molsheim-based brand claims it will shatter several records. “It is part of human nature to cross boundaries and set new records – to run 100 m faster than ever before, to fly even further into space and to enter new realms. This striving is also our driving force at Bugatti,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles. “The Chiron is the result of our efforts to make the best even better.” Now, you can have it on your desktop. Go ahead and download one... or five.. you deserve it!

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Is Stefan Winkelmann's Lack of Interest in a Chiron Top Speed Run Proof He's Not Fit to Run Bugatti?

Is Stefan Winkelmann’s Lack of Interest in a Chiron Top Speed Run Proof He’s Not Fit to Run Bugatti?

Or maybe it’s because the Chiron can’t beat the Koenigsegg Agera RS...

2018 was supposed to be the year that Bugatti finally unleashed the Chiron on an open race track to see how fast it can really go. That was the plan when the French automaker unveiled the hypercar in 2016. But, now that we’re here, it looks like Bugatti is having a change of heart. There’s a good chance that we won’t see the Chiron do a top speed run this year. Worse, we may not even get to see it at all because, according to new Bugatti CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, the top speed test is no longer “a priority” for Bugatti.

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The Rimac C Two is Almost Sold Out and Folks are Averaging $600,000 in Options!

The Rimac C Two is Almost Sold Out and Folks are Averaging $600,000 in Options!

Looks like the Croatian boutique auto builder has reason to break out the bubbly

Rimac introduced the C_Two less than a month ago, bringing yet another heavy-hitter into the ongoing battle for EV supercar supremacy. Now, it’s reported that nearly all 150 examples have been scooped up, with an average of $600,000 in options tacked onto the $2.09 million base price.

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All Pagani Huayra BC And Huayra Roadster in America Are Being Recalled

All Pagani Huayra BC And Huayra Roadster in America Are Being Recalled

By "all," we mean all 16 of them

Recalls happen all the time in the auto industry. What’s rare is when the automaker that’s doing the recall is a niche Italian supercar brand that’s known more for building some of the most gorgeous cars on the planet. But alas, strange things happen in this strange business, which is why, of all auto brands in the world, Pagani is recalling all 2017 MY Huayra BC and Huayra Roadster supercars in the U.S. All 16 of them.

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Don't Bother Looking For a McLaren Senna GTR Because They're All Sold Out

Don’t Bother Looking For a McLaren Senna GTR Because They’re All Sold Out

All 75 units now have owners

The McLaren Senna GTR is a shining example of what happens when a company attains the pinnacle of automotive engineering. To say that it’s one of the most impressive track-only vehicles in the world is an understatement. Apparently, people have been so impressed with the Senna GTR that over 150 of them have expressed interest in paying the £1 million price ($1.4 million) for the track-day speedster. Unfortunately, McLaren only plans to build half of that total, and as expected, all 75 units of the Senna GTR are now accounted for.

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Video of the Day: The Million-Dollar Race

Video of the Day: The Million-Dollar Race

There’s nothing like watching some of the world’s greatest cars going at it, and we’ve found exactly that with the video that you see below!

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