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Try not to drool at the Lamborghini Aventador Nazionale

Lamborghini Aventador Nazionale

Only if you’ve been living under a rock, you might have missed the Beijing Motor Show. And if you missed coverage of the show, shame on you.

You will have missed out on the jaw-droppingly, inner-child provoking Lambo Aventador Nazionale. A standard price you’d need to pay cash for cars of the standard Aventador build, you’re talking £253,200 (so, expect the Nazionale to be well in excess of this, probably closer to the side of £1m).

Whilst it’s similar to the Gallardo Tricolore of three years ago, it still gets our motor running, and if we had the money we’d most certainly splash. Since we don’t, one can still admire and dream.

A program Ad Personam has been released which allows customisation, becuase who wants the same supercar as someone else when you forked out so much, right?

The Nazionale pictured above displays a stunning white with triclore racing stripes, flying the Italian flag with pride.

Watch a slideshow from the event below (we challenge you not to drool).

Abarth 695 Biposto: 50 years on

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You may have heard of Abarth as a racing car enthusiast, or more recently with its ties with Fiat.

Abarth gets its name from Carlo Abarth, born in Turin, northern Italy, in 1949. It wasn’t until 1952 that its association with Fiat begn, with the construction of the Abarth 1500 Biposto using Fiat mechanics.

Today, the Abarth Biposto is still make shapes in the world of modern-day motoring.

The Abarth 695 Biposto (pictured above) is a model based on the 50-year-old original, which had a 699.5 cc engine, max power of 22kW and a blistering top speed of 80mph (130kph) — fast for 1964, we assure you.

In 2014 the 695 Biposto features a turbo-charged engine, lightweight at just 997kg and does 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds. Not bad for a nippy little racer.

Funny thing about this car is that it lacks rear seats to give it a little more pluckiness in its racing ability. We like it.

Hyundai i20 face-lift expected for 2015 launch

Hyundai i20 facelift expected to be launched soon

Korean car manufacturer, Hyundai, has announced a face lift for the new i20.

The vehicle shall be available in both pettrol and diesel variants:

  • Petrol: powered by a 1.2l engine, five or six-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic
  • Deisel: powered by a 1.4l engine, five or six-speed manual transmission

Aesthetically the car looks to carry a longer wheelbase, thus a bigger interior cabin space is to be expected.

At the front of the vehicle, the grill appears to be positioned slightly lower than its predocessor, perhaps adding a better sense of aerodynamics as well as style.

All in all, exciting news. There certainly will be an i20 face-lift, but the pricing is still secret.

Expected launch for the new Hyundai i20 is early 2015.

Must-see Audi Sochi 2014 ad

Have you seen the Audi Sochi 2014 ad mocking the problems with the OIympic rings in the opening ceremony on Friday?

Audi Sochi 2014 Ad

Perfect timing. And the only real winner is Audi.

It is thought to be an ad posted by an enthusiast. Fake or not, a great laugh.

Source: http://www.trustedcarbuyers.com/blog/car-news/seen-audi-sochi-2014-ad/

Nissan unveils striking new concepts

<br /><br /> The Nissan Sports Sedan Concept vehicle indicates the next steps of Nissan's design team.

Nissan is celebrating its 80th birthday in style with the release of the a pair of concept cars in Detroit at the NAIAS.

The Nissan Sport Sedan and Sentra NISMO concept cars were unveiled to great applause in the historic car manufacturing mecca.

The biggest look-in to the future was the car’s floating roof, which adds an air of lightness and speed.

It really does appear to gravitate over the main body of the car. To read more about that and some of the new features which can expect from the Japanese giant, we suggest following the link below:

http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/auto-shows/floating-roof-nissan-sports-sedan-concept-debuts-2014-detroit-auto-show-article-1.1578865

Did you know Maserati is owned by Fiat Group?

Maserati is owned by the Italian car giant, Fiat. Born in 1914 out of Bologna, the luxury car manufacturer is known the world over for its lavish and prestigious selection of rides.

The trident is a symbolic emblem on the crest of the car manufacturer. There were five Maserati brothers who had an involvement in the automotive world from the beginning of the 20th century.

There names were: Alfieri, Carlo, Bindo, Ettore and Ermesto. All had an passion for building Grand Prix racing cars, as seen below.

The latest rip-roaring Maserati to watch out for is the unfashionably-named Ghibli S. Despite its ghastly name, the sports car couldn’t be more elegant (seen very top, above).

http://driving.ca/maserati/reviews/road-test/road-test-2014-maserati-ghibli-s-q4/