Automobili Lamborghini recently announced the 20,000th Huracán, an STO model finished in gorgeous Grigio Acheso Matt and headed for a client in the Principality of Monaco. In terms of Huracán performance in a road car, it is undeniable that at the top of the totem pole is the Huracán Super Trofeo Omologata. And the Omologata leads an extended family of Huracán models that has continued to give aspirated performance with dynamic handling and exemplary driving experience since it was launched back in 2014.
Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO Stephen Winkelmann shared, “At its unveiling we said that with the Huracán, Lamborghini is writing the next chapter in its great history. The Huracán has delivered an evolution of design, technological know-how, driving adventures, track records and sales records since its launch. It was designed as a car to provide super sports emotion in every environment, from daily driving to thrilling performance on track. Every iteration of the Huracán has stayed true to that Lamborghini philosophy, while in motorsport the Huracán is not only the protagonist of the Lamborghini one-make Super Trofeo series but has proved its dominance in GT3 series throughout the world.”
Eight Successful Years
For eight exciting years, the Huracán has maintained their successes year after year thanks mainly to the wide range of versions that they have released throughout the years. So far, they have twelve road and three racing versions released.
From the data gathered since 2014, it was seen that 71% of customers picked the coupé versions, while only 29% prefer the convertible variant. United States has kept their lead where they took 32% of the Huracán market for that last eight years. UK and Greater China took the second and third place, respectively. The continued success of the Huracán is undeniable it formed a huge part of Lamborghini’s 2021 sales, selling 2,586 units, mainly due to the positive response of Lamborghini clients to the Huracán STO.
The Huracán era: car #20,000 rolls off Automobili Lamborghini’s production line
2014: the release of the first coupé version LP 610-4
It was at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show that the first Huracán coupé, LP 610-4, was introduced. Equipped with a four-wheel drive, with a 610 hp, and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in only 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 325 kph. Some of the new technology that was given the first Huracán include the Lamborghini ANIMA drive mode selection, dual fuel injection, LEDs lights throughout the car, and an on-board gyroscope LPI system. In September 2015, the Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It had a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine which was just like the coupé and it also produces 610 hp. It has a top speed of 323 kph and can go from 0 to 100 kph is just 3.4 seconds.
2015: the two-wheel drive Huracán LP 580-2
There are two main differences between the LP 610-4 and the LP 580-2; it was given a less powerful engine and that it was a rear-wheel drive compared to the all-wheel drive of its predecessor. It was equipped with the same 5.2-liter V10 engine which was the one that was also used on the 610-4, but the power was reduced to 580 hp and torque of 533 Nm. The removal of the four-wheel drive reduced the weight by 33 kg compared to the Huracán coupé with a weight of only 1,389 kg. Its top speed was at 320 kph.
At the Los Angeles Motor Show in November 2016, they introduced the Spyder RWD variant of the Huracán LP 580-2. It used the same 5.2-liter V10 engine that process 580 hp. It was also in 2016 that they released a limited edition Avio model, limited to only 250 units, the model paid homage to aviation and aeronautic inspiration in Huracán style.
2016: Introduction of Huracán Performante. The Nürburgring Lap Record.
In 2016, the Huracán Performante stormed the markets. It was equipped with Lamborghini’s patented ALA active aerodynamic innovations. It wont awards around the world and even took the lap record for production cars at the Nordschleife Nürburgring.
In 2018, the Huracán Performante Spyder was considered to be the best Huracán to be made yet. It had the latest innovation in terms of performance and open-air driving. Much like coupé version of the Performante, the output of the Spyder was also at 640 hp at 8,000 rpm, producing 600 Nm of torqe at 6,500 rpm. It can accelerate from 0 to
Title: Automobili Lamborghini Produced 20,000 Huracáns – So Far (Photo Gallery)
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Published Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2022 20:07:43 +0000
Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.
Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.
The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.
This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.
By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000
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The Swan Song of the V12
The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.
Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.
Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.
The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands
Ferrari 812 Superfast
Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.
The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.
The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.
It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.
Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.
Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.
By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000
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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.
Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.
I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000
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