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PostHeaderIcon Must Know Facts About the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

The age of naturally-aspirated engines is slowly but surely nearing its end. Only a handful of supercar producers are seriously developing V-10 and V-12 beasts, with Ferrari and Lamborghini being at the forefront of that development. One of them only recently revealed the ultimate in terms of power, speed, composure, and dominance – the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – the ultimate representation of everything Lamborghini stands for. We have seen glimpses of it stretching its V-12 over the Nurburgring more than once, with its last effort actually being the most incredible one. The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has become the world’s fastest production car to ever visit the Nurburgring.

To achieve such an extraordinary goal, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ received a number of exceptional improvements over the previous best Lambo – the Aventador S and the Aventador SV. I am listing must-know facts about the stunning Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.

PostHeaderIcon Must Know Facts About the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

The age of naturally-aspirated engines is slowly but surely nearing its end. Only a handful of supercar producers are seriously developing V-10 and V-12 beasts, with Ferrari and Lamborghini being at the forefront of that development. One of them only recently revealed the ultimate in terms of power, speed, composure, and dominance – the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – the ultimate representation of everything Lamborghini stands for. We have seen glimpses of it stretching its V-12 over the Nurburgring more than once, with its last effort actually being the most incredible one. The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has become the world’s fastest production car to ever visit the Nurburgring.

To achieve such an extraordinary goal, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ received a number of exceptional improvements over the previous best Lambo – the Aventador S and the Aventador SV. I am listing must-know facts about the stunning Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.

PostHeaderIcon The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Will be the Last Lambo to Sport a Stand-Alone V-12

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is making history every time it makes the news. Hot on the heels of setting the fastest lap time of a production car at the Nurburgring, the Aventador SVJ has a new historical tie attached to its belt. The 760-horsepower Lambo will be the last ever Lamborghini to proudly use a naturally aspirated V-12 engine without any electric aids attached to it. All future Lamborghinis from this point, whether it’s using a V-12 or a V-10 engine, will be electrically assisted.

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Aventador SVJ breaks Nurburgring record!

It’s been only 24 hours since Lamborghini released a short video of the upcoming Aventador SVJ on the Nurburgring, and the Italian firm announced that the supercar set a new lap record for production cars at the Nurburgring. The Aventador SVJ lapped the German track in 6:44.97 minutes, a full minute quicker than the previous record holder.

PostHeaderIcon New video claims the Lambo Aventador SVJ was designed to have the best handling

Lamborghini has already confirmed that the most hardcore Aventador yet will wear an “SVJ” badge, and it’s releasing new teasers as the public debut is getting closer. Rumored to have set a new record for production cars at the Nurburgring, the Aventador SVJ is now shown racing on the German track with the catchphrase “designed to have the best handling.”

PostHeaderIcon Video: Lamborghini Teases Aventador SVJ Run at the Nürburgring

Earlier this month, we reported a rumor that the Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota may have reset the lap record for production vehicles at the Nürburgring, besting the Porsche 911 GT2 RS] by 2 ticks with a time of 6 minutes, 45 seconds. Now, it looks as though Lambo is teasing an upcoming announcement with a quick 28-second video clip titled “Aventador SVJ meets the Nürburgring”.

The video doesn’t provide much in way of info, instead giving us quick clips of the upcoming go-faster bull rampaging its way around the infamous German racetrack. However, all indicators seem to point towards something big on the horizon.

For now, the Aventador SVJ has yet to make its official debut, but a new lap record at the Nürburgring is certainly one way to go about it. Once it does make its official entrance, expect the Lambo to come with some rather lofty performance specs, including nearly 800 horsepower courtesy of a mid-mounted 6.5-liter V-12 powerplant. Power is sent to all four wheels, with top speed rated at 217 mph. Sounds like the right stuff for tackling the Green Hell, no?

Do you think this latest Italian monster has what it takes to best ze Germans on their home turf?

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Rumored to be New Production ‘Ring Record Holder

The up-and-coming Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota was already shaping up to be an absolute monster, rocking more power, less weight, and extra aero stick to result in one of the brand’s most potent track weapons. Now, however, it’s looking like this badass speed machine is aiming to put its talents towards securing a spot at the top of the Nurburgring record lap list.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Rumored to be New Production ‘Ring Record Holder

The up-and-coming Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota was already shaping up to be an absolute monster, rocking more power, less weight, and extra aero stick to result in one of the brand’s most potent track weapons. Now, however, it’s looking like this badass speed machine is aiming to put its talents towards securing a spot at the top of the Nurburgring record lap list.

Continue reading for the full story.

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

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.

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota Caught Testing

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.

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Aventador Successor Could Go Hybrid

In the latest sign of the changing times, Lamborghini is now looking into a future where hybrid powertrains will play bigger roles in shaping its future portfolio of supercars, one that includes the successor to the Lamborghini Aventador. The company’s chief technical officer, Maurizio Reggiani, said that government emissions regulations will play a big part in determining the future of Lamborghini’s engine offerings. That’s not to say that its trademark V-12 engines will bite the dust, but it is indicative of the changing landscape that’s affecting all segments of the auto industry.


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“According to Reggiani, Lamborghini’s decision-making will not just be predicated on what the regulations may be in the future; it will also be about keeping the company’s core values intact”

As worrying as it is to imagine a world without any V-12 Lamborghinis in it, the situation isn’t as apocalyptic as that. According to Reggiani, Lamborghini’s decision-making will not just be predicated on what the regulations may be in the future; it will also be about keeping the company’s core values intact. That means a naturally aspirated V-12 engine, lots and lots of carbon fiber, and whatever new technology the automaker comes up with in the future. But Reggiani also admitted that the company needs to take into account the changing rules of its environment. So the challenge the company faces is marrying the two principles without compromising one over the other. “We need to take account of fuel consumption and emissions and so on,” he said.

A decision will likely have to be made soon because the company’s flagship model, the Lamborghini Aventador, is nearing its life cycle. It’s currently the oldest model in Lambo’s lineup, so a change is imminent. Fortunately, Lamborghini seems to have made progress in determining the fate of the Aventador’s successor. The model getting a V-12 unit and a hybrid powertrain is a good place to start. It’s not exactly going to thrill purists seeing a hybrid motor on Lambo’s flagship, but it is a better option than seeing it without a V-12 engine. Reggiani even believes that the current setup would be a good way to kill two birds with one stone. “I am convinced that the naturally aspirated engine coupled with a hybrid system can be the right answer to the super sports car of the future.”


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“A decision will likely have to be made soon because the company’s flagship model, the Lamborghini Aventador, is nearing its life cycle”

If that’s the case, then we can all breathe a sigh of relief, at least for the time being. That’s not to say that Lamborghini’s plans aren’t going to change in the future, but it seems that the company already has a good handle on what it plans to do with the Aventador successor. Keeping a naturally aspirated V-12 engine in that model is important to keep the brand’s core values alive. It could tweak it to include a hybrid motor to address upcoming emissions regulations, but at the end of the day, Lamborghini can’t shortchange its legacy by acquiescing completely to what these regulations could look like in the future.

Fortunately, the company’s chief technical officer is of the same mind. “In the super-sport field — that’s the segment where the Aventador plays in — natural aspiration is the best choice you have, for the emotion, the sound, the responsiveness.”

References


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PostHeaderIcon Florida Highway Patrol Officer Caught Racing (and losing to) a Lamborghini Aventador on the Highway!

A state trooper from the Florida Highway Patrol is in hot water after being caught — on film — racing a Lamborghini Aventador on a public highway. In the footage, the state trooper can be seen driving a Dodge Charger Pursuit and lining up side by side with the Aventador before both cars engage in a drag race in the middle of the day.


“The Florida Highway Patrol is already investigating the incident, though it’s looking like someone’s going to get more than a slap on the wrist”

Well, someone’s in trouble. The clip itself first popped up on Instagram over the weekend. Since then, it’s been viewed tens of thousands of times. It’s also been featured in local newscasts, damning evidence that the state trooper driving the Charger Pursuit will have to answer for breaking laws that he was supposed to uphold. The Florida Highway Patrol is already investigating the incident, though it’s looking like someone’s going to get more than a slap on the wrist. “The Florida Highway Patrol has opened an immediate investigation about this incident,” Lt. Thomas Pikul told NBC2. “The trooper in question will be held accountable upon any findings of misconduct.”

The race itself wasn’t really a race. The two cars line up and then speed off, though it becomes clear early on that the Charger Pursuit was no match for the Aventador. The trooper eventually decides to throw in the white flag and give the win to the mighty Italian supercar.


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“Before anybody forgets, the Aventador can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds before setting off to a 217-mph top speed”

The result wasn’t a surprise considering that the Charger Pursuit’s two powertrain options are still no match to the one powering the Aventador. Supposing the engine under that police car’s hood is the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, it still produces just 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. Combine that with its burly weight — 4,522 pounds (2,051 kilos) — and you can see why it can’t keep up to a supercar that features a 6.5-liter V-12 with at least 700 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. Before anybody forgets, the Aventador can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds before setting off to a 217-mph top speed. Unless that Charger Pursuit happened to be a Decepticon, it’s not going to do well in a drag race against a Lamborghini.

Unfortunately for the state trooper, he not only got shamed by the Aventador, he’s also now in the crosshairs of a police investigation that could lead to him losing his job.

References


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PostHeaderIcon Cheapest New Lamborghini Ever… Found on Craigslist

Lamborghinis typically cost north of $250,000, and that’s just for a base unit of the entry-level Huracan. Most of us are immediately priced out of buying one, but if you’re desperate, there is one Lamborghini that’s up for sale on Craigslist that you can afford. It has sexy styling, street-park cruising capability, and a Bluetooth wireless speaker. Best of all, it only costs $159! This is one Lamborghini we can all get on board with.


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You can’t go wrong with a Lamborghini that costs less than a pair of Jordans, right? Well, you might have to think about that in this instance because this Lamborghini is probably not the one you were expecting. Officially, the seller refers to his product as a 2017 Lamborghini 8” Hoverboard/Drift Skateboard. It may not have anything to do with the real Lamborghini, but you have to give credit to the guy who posted this for going all-out with his product because, apparently, “not all two-wheeled, self-balancing hoverboards are created equal!”

Beyond its ability to help you travel from point A to point B, the Lambo hoverboard also comes with bright LED lights, built-in speakers, and is powered by Samsung batteries. It’s also electric, which means that you can charge it in around an hour or so. All of that, though, pales in comparison to the board’s best feature. According to the seller, this hoverboard is a mind-reader, or “almost” a mind reader! I can’t tell you the last time I went to a car dealership and specifically asked the sales agent to bring me a car that can read my mind. Oh, wait. I’ve never done that because that function doesn’t exist, at least not yet.

“The Lambo hoverboard also comes with bright LED lights, built-in speakers, and is powered by Samsung batteries.”

Granted, I will give the seller some credit for his chutzpah. It takes guts to blatantly use Lamborghini’s name without the automaker’s permission. It’s a blatant violation of trademark laws, and he’s still doing it anyway. Bravo, sir!

I should say that I don’t think this is something that the Italian automaker is going to take lightly. Lamborghini is known for being extremely protective of its name — as it should — and if word gets out that there’s a hoverboard that’s being marketed with its name all over it, Lambo’s going to spring to action to make sure nobody profits from it.

All that said, maybe now’s the time to actually buy the damn thing. It’s probably not going to last long as a product so there’s a possibility that it can turn into a collectible in the future. Or maybe not.

References


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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini’s Successor to the Aventador Super Veloce Could Use “Jota” Moniker

The successor to the Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce may feature a designation that Lambo fans are very familiar with as a new spy image revealed that the car’s full name will be the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. We can establish that the first two letters of the suffix stand for “Super Veloce,” but the last letter — J — could point to the return of the “Jota” moniker.


“Details are still scarce about the Aventador SVJ, but it is expected that the model will be offered in limited quantities, similar to the Aventador SV.”

The Italian automaker has used the “Jota” name in the past, most recently on the one-off Lamborghini Aventador. The name’s roots can be traced to Lamborghini development driver Bob Wallace, who was instrumental in convincing Lamborghini to create a test mule for the Lamborghini Miura that would be eligible to the FIA’s Appendix J racing regulations back in the early 1970s. Since then, the Jota moniker has been used on a handful of models, including the Diablo SE30 Jota, arguably one of the rarest Lamborghinis of all time. It’s unclear how many Diablo SE30 Jotas were created, but the most common response you’re going to get is that Lamborghini built 28 Jota kits for the Diablo. However, only 12 kits were installed by the automaker. The other 16 kits were offered to existing Diablo SE30 owners, where they could have the kits installed by local dealers.

Fast forward to 2018, and it looks like Lamborghini is about to dust off the Jota moniker once again. Details are still scarce about the Aventador SVJ, but it is expected that the model will be offered in limited quantities, similar to the Aventador SV. The Aventador SVJ’s power numbers have yet to be revealed as well, but we can safely assume that it’ll feature the Aventador’s 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V-12 unit and will have an output of at least 700 horsepower, maybe even more. The limited-run supercar should also get a smattering of aerodynamic upgrades to give justice to its use of the Jota name.

Expect the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ to make its debut soon, possibly as soon as the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It would be fitting for Lambo to bring the car to the Swiss city because it’s where the company introduced the Aventador Super Veloce three years ago.

References

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Aventador Could be Replaced by Hybrid Hypercar but the Brand Will Avoid Self-Driving and All-Electric Tech

In yet another sign that times are changing in Lamborghini, the Italian automaker is reportedly considering a hybrid supercar to serve as a replacement to the Lamborghini Aventador once the latter’s life cycle ends. It’s not a foregone conclusion, but Lamborghini’s head of research and development, Maurizio Reggiani, isn’t about to close the door on the possibility either. On the other hand, don’t expect the Italian automaker to start rolling out the red carpet for electric cars and autonomous vehicles. That’s not happening anytime soon because Lambo is still Lambo, and as such, it still has performance requirements to uphold.


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“Hybrids are a possibility, but before Lamborghini dives headfirst into that pool, it needs to address a few issues, including the kind of weight a Lamborghini will pack if it does go the hybrid route.”

There may come a day when a hybrid supercar comes out from Sant’Agata, Bolognese. That’s the tone Maurizio Reggiani had in a conversation with Motor Authority
regarding the replacement for the seven-year-old Lamborghini Aventador. “With the new Aventador we must decide what will be the future of the super sports car in terms of electric contribution,” he said. “What way to manage the weight coming from electrification, and to be able to guarantee every way to have the DNA of a super sports car.”

Reggiani’s comments are consistent with what we’ve been hearing from Lamborghini recently. Hybrids are a possibility, but before Lamborghini dives headfirst into that pool, it needs to address a few issues, including the kind of weight a Lamborghini will pack if it does go the hybrid route. As it is, the Aventador already weighs over 4,000 pounds, which is already heavier than a car like the 3,400-pound McLaren P1 that has to account for the excess weight attributed to electric components and battery packs. A hybrid Lamborghini with the same components could balloon in weight even more. That’s a real issue that Lamborghini will have to address before it can seriously think about building a hybrid replacement for the Aventador.


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“Going full electric isn’t possible at the moment, even with the Urus SUV.”

As far as electric cars and autonomous technology are concerned, don’t expect Lamborghini to actively pursue either of these two technologies. Reggiani made that clear when he told Motor Authority that going full electric isn’t possible at the moment, even with the Urus SUV. “I think it’s not still mature,” he said. “If you want on a dune experience off-road, it cannot be. With the temperature off-road, you will drive to the top of a hill, and after you have depleted energy.” That’s not to say that Lamborghini is shutting the door on electric cars permanently. There’s still a way to get the company to start using it, provided that batteries become lighter and easier to cool.

Autonomous driving technology, on the other hand, is a non-starter because it takes part of the experience of driving Lamborghinis away from the driver. “If you pay money to have fun to drive a super sports car, you want to drive the car, not a robot,” Reggiani added.

References

Lamborghini Aventador


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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Aventador Could be Replaced by Hybrid Hypercar but the Brand Will Avoid Self-Driving and All-Electric Tech

In yet another sign that times are changing in Lamborghini, the Italian automaker is reportedly considering a hybrid supercar to serve as a replacement to the Lamborghini Aventador once the latter’s life cycle ends. It’s not a foregone conclusion, but Lamborghini’s head of research and development, Maurizio Reggiani, isn’t about to close the door on the possibility either. On the other hand, don’t expect the Italian automaker to start rolling out the red carpet for electric cars and autonomous vehicles. That’s not happening anytime soon because Lambo is still Lambo, and as such, it still has performance requirements to uphold.


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“Hybrids are a possibility, but before Lamborghini dives headfirst into that pool, it needs to address a few issues, including the kind of weight a Lamborghini will pack if it does go the hybrid route.”

There may come a day when a hybrid supercar comes out from Sant’Agata, Bolognese. That’s the tone Maurizio Reggiani had in a conversation with Motor Authority
regarding the replacement for the seven-year-old Lamborghini Aventador. “With the new Aventador we must decide what will be the future of the super sports car in terms of electric contribution,” he said. “What way to manage the weight coming from electrification, and to be able to guarantee every way to have the DNA of a super sports car.”

Reggiani’s comments are consistent with what we’ve been hearing from Lamborghini recently. Hybrids are a possibility, but before Lamborghini dives headfirst into that pool, it needs to address a few issues, including the kind of weight a Lamborghini will pack if it does go the hybrid route. As it is, the Aventador already weighs over 4,000 pounds, which is already heavier than a car like the 3,400-pound McLaren P1 that has to account for the excess weight attributed to electric components and battery packs. A hybrid Lamborghini with the same components could balloon in weight even more. That’s a real issue that Lamborghini will have to address before it can seriously think about building a hybrid replacement for the Aventador.


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“Going full electric isn’t possible at the moment, even with the Urus SUV.”

As far as electric cars and autonomous technology are concerned, don’t expect Lamborghini to actively pursue either of these two technologies. Reggiani made that clear when he told Motor Authority that going full electric isn’t possible at the moment, even with the Urus SUV. “I think it’s not still mature,” he said. “If you want on a dune experience off-road, it cannot be. With the temperature off-road, you will drive to the top of a hill, and after you have depleted energy.” That’s not to say that Lamborghini is shutting the door on electric cars permanently. There’s still a way to get the company to start using it, provided that batteries become lighter and easier to cool.

Autonomous driving technology, on the other hand, is a non-starter because it takes part of the experience of driving Lamborghinis away from the driver. “If you pay money to have fun to drive a super sports car, you want to drive the car, not a robot,” Reggiani added.

References

Lamborghini Aventador


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PostHeaderIcon Kia Pits The Forte Against The Lamborghini Aventador in Hilarious Ad

The Kia Forte and the Lamborghini Aventador are two cars that couldn’t be more different from each other. One is a compact four-door sedan while the other is, well, you know what the Aventador is. On the surface, the Aventador beats the Forte in just about every meaningful discussion. But is the Lamborghini really that much better than the Forte? Kia (obviously) doesn’t think so, and believe it or not; it actually makes a compelling case for its own sedan.

Go ahead and watch the video. Tell me you didn’t get a good laugh out of it. I certainly did. Kia’s justifications for the Forte are all fair. The sedan does have two more doors than the supercar. It also has a big advantage in rear seating, cargo space, touch-screen capability, and wireless charging. It even has the Aventador beat in fuel efficiency and cost. It’s true that you can buy a Forte for a tenth of the price of an Aventador. You can even use the money you saved on something else, including that villa in Italy the voice-over guy suggested. By these metrics, the Forte wins hands down!

In all seriousness, the “rivalry” between the Forte and Aventador is tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek humor. Give credit to Kia for thinking outside the box with the angle for this commercial. It takes a certain kind of confidence to roll out an Aventador opposite a Forte, and then actually make a compelling case for the latter as the better car.

Well done, Kia. It’s a great commercial, though, I think it would’ve probably been better if you saved this one for Super Bowl LII. Just a thought.


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Kia Forte


2019 Kia Forte - image 761739

Read our full review on the 2019 Kia Forte.

Lamborghini Aventador


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Read our full review on the 2017 Lamborghini Aventador.

PostHeaderIcon Richard Hammond Kills the Lamborghini Aventador and Acura NSX with the Rimac One

The second season of The Grand Tour is now underway. If you didn’t get to watch the first episode, you missed one hell of a beatdown. Administering the walloping was none other than the Rimac Concept One. The recipients? The Lamborghini Aventador S and the Honda NSX. If you haven’t seen the video, here’s your chance to watch it and see just how inexplicably fast the Croation electric hypercar really is. But if you’re a fan of either the Aventador or the NSX, you might want to turn away now. It doesn’t end well for both supercars.

To be fair, this race wasn’t really much of a contest, to begin with. Even on paper, the Concept_One had all the important advantages. It has 1,224 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque at its disposal, allowing it to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds before “settling” on a top speed of 220 mph. On the flip side, the Lamborghini Aventador S tops at just 730 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. It’s nowhere near what the Concept_One is capable of, but it’s still quick enough to hit 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 217 mph. Then there’s the Honda NSX, which pumps out 573 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to cover 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds before peaking at a top speed of 190 mph.

In the context of the drag race, the important number to remember is the torque produced by these cars. Safe to say, it’s not even close. The Concept_One has double the amount of torque that the Aventador and NSX have. In fact, if you add the torque numbers of the two supercars, it still wouldn’t come close to approaching what the Concept_One’s four electric motors are capable of unleashing.


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The result of the drag race speaks for itself. Richard Hammond was behind the wheel of the Concept_One (we know how that turned out), and he simply blew past Jeremy Clarkson in the Aventador S and James May in the NSX. The collective look on their faces is priceless too. Hammond was at a loss for words and Clarkson was his typical flustered self. Then again, the Rimac Concept_One has that effect on a lot of people, car show presenters included.

References

Rimac Concept One


2011 Rimac Concept One - image 450687

Read our full review on the 2017 Rimac Concept One.

Lamborghini Aventador


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Read our full review on the 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S.

Acura NSX


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Read our full review on the 2017 Acura NSX.

PostHeaderIcon Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups

BMW i8 Dodge Charger

Halloween may have come and gone, but it’s never too late to explore the weird, the bizarre, and the downright frightening things that go bump in the night. If you’ve got the nerve, then we challenge you to look through these utterly profane vehicle renderings, courtesy of the good folks from Click Mechanic. Truth be told, no one is safe from the following strange creations – hybrids, muscle cars, imports, supercars, trucks, and even tractors get tossed into the blender with these seven unholy car mashups.

Call it madness, call it lunacy, call it outlandish… truth be told, we simply can’t look away! Hell, we’d actually argue that some of these creations are a bit, well, awesome (no, seriously). Either way, this is what happens when you give rendering artists free reign to mix and match from across the automotive spectrum. Naturally, we wanna know – which is these shocking mashups stands out the most to you? Let us know in the comments!

Continue reading to see 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups.

BMW i8 and Dodge Charger


Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups - image 743946

Kicking things off, we got two wildly different takes on what it means to be fast. On one side, we’ve got the hybrid-powered BMW i8, a cutting-edge, CFRP-laden spaceship, while on the other side, we’ve got the old school muscle legend that is the Dodge Charger. I guess this is what happens when you put them together, complete with laser headlights and topped by a massive blower. It’s like a sustainable flamethrower, or an eco-conscious chainsaw. Wait, what?!

Bugatti Chiron and Volkswagen Beetle


Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups - image 743947

Originally created as a vehicle for the people, the VW bug was about simplicity and low cost, offered as a modest approach to moving from A to B. Then we have the 1,500-horsepower, ultra-complex, quad-turbo Bugatti Chiron, a rolling statement of wealth and prestige that screams for attention. Talk about opposites, and yet, the pieces seem to fit together quite nicely here…

Pagani Huayra and First-Generation Chevrolet Camaro


Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups - image 743948

Now this one is just flat out weird. We never, in a million billion years, would have thought about infusing the gorgeous top-shelf Italian styling of the Pagani Huayra with the good-old-boy chic of the original Chevy Camaro. This thing is an abomination, no doubt about it, and yet, we can’t look away. The flat black paint, the chrome trim, the mid-engine proportions, the polished hubcaps… would you call us crazy if we admitted to thinking this thing actually, kinda… works?! Yes, you would? Fair enough.

Nissan GT-R And Nissan Juke


Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups - image 743949

If you ask us, this is the kind of machine that would manage to simultaneously make your little niece squeal with delight over its cuteness, then go off and rip your dedicated sports car to shreds on the track. The body shape says Juke, while that front end and rear wing are pure GT-R. Maybe we shouldn’t give Nissan any ideas – after all, the 485-horse Juke-R is already a thing, so we know this mashup isn’t a total impossibility.

Ford GT and Ford Raptor


Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups - image 743950

We know the Blue Oval has a variety of vehicles at its disposal when it comes to going fast. Wanna smash the local lap record? Climb aboard the Ford GT, a carbon fiber supercar made for domination at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. What about flying over rough terrain? In that case, saddle up in the Ford Raptor, an off-road specialist ready to conquer the rough stuff and all of Mother Nature. But what if you wanna do both?

Lamborghini Aventador and Lamborghini Tractor


Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups - image 743951

Believe it or not, Lambo was originally a manufacturer of farm equipment before it branched off into making high-dollar exotics. In fact, the Italian marque is still making tractors today as Lamborghini Trattori. So then, the above is what you get when you do a little inter-company cross-pollination. All we see is the perfect conveyance for ripping mean four-wheel drifts across freshly plowed fields.

Ferrari LaFerrari and Fiat Multipla


Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups - image 743952

Take the jaw-dropping body of the Ferrari squared, then plop a dollop of Fiat MPV in the middle, and this is the result. Yikes. At least it’s one of the more, eh, practical Prancing Horses we’ve seen. Right? Maybe?!

PostHeaderIcon Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups

BMW i8 Dodge Charger

Halloween may have come and gone, but it’s never too late to explore the weird, the bizarre, and the downright frightening things that go bump in the night. If you’ve got the nerve, then we challenge you to look through these utterly profane vehicle renderings, courtesy of the good folks from Click Mechanic. Truth be told, no one is safe from the following strange creations – hybrids, muscle cars, imports, supercars, trucks, and even tractors get tossed into the blender with these seven unholy car mashups.

Call it madness, call it lunacy, call it outlandish… truth be told, we simply can’t look away! Hell, we’d actually argue that some of these creations are a bit, well, awesome (no, seriously). Either way, this is what happens when you give rendering artists free reign to mix and match from across the automotive spectrum. Naturally, we wanna know – which is these shocking mashups stands out the most to you? Let us know in the comments!

Continue reading to see 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups.

BMW i8 and Dodge Charger


Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups - image 743946

Kicking things off, we got two wildly different takes on what it means to be fast. On one side, we’ve got the hybrid-powered BMW i8, a cutting-edge, CFRP-laden spaceship, while on the other side, we’ve got the old school muscle legend that is the Dodge Charger. I guess this is what happens when you put them together, complete with laser headlights and topped by a massive blower. It’s like a sustainable flamethrower, or an eco-conscious chainsaw. Wait, what?!

Bugatti Chiron and Volkswagen Beetle


Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups - image 743947

Originally created as a vehicle for the people, the VW bug was about simplicity and low cost, offered as a modest approach to moving from A to B. Then we have the 1,500-horsepower, ultra-complex, quad-turbo Bugatti Chiron, a rolling statement of wealth and prestige that screams for attention. Talk about opposites, and yet, the pieces seem to fit together quite nicely here…

Pagani Huayra and First-Generation Chevrolet Camaro


Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups - image 743948

Now this one is just flat out weird. We never, in a million billion years, would have thought about infusing the gorgeous top-shelf Italian styling of the Pagani Huayra with the good-old-boy chic of the original Chevy Camaro. This thing is an abomination, no doubt about it, and yet, we can’t look away. The flat black paint, the chrome trim, the mid-engine proportions, the polished hubcaps… would you call us crazy if we admitted to thinking this thing actually, kinda… works?! Yes, you would? Fair enough.

Nissan GT-R And Nissan Juke


Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups - image 743949

If you ask us, this is the kind of machine that would manage to simultaneously make your little niece squeal with delight over its cuteness, then go off and rip your dedicated sports car to shreds on the track. The body shape says Juke, while that front end and rear wing are pure GT-R. Maybe we shouldn’t give Nissan any ideas – after all, the 485-horse Juke-R is already a thing, so we know this mashup isn’t a total impossibility.

Ford GT and Ford Raptor


Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups - image 743950

We know the Blue Oval has a variety of vehicles at its disposal when it comes to going fast. Wanna smash the local lap record? Climb aboard the Ford GT, a carbon fiber supercar made for domination at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. What about flying over rough terrain? In that case, saddle up in the Ford Raptor, an off-road specialist ready to conquer the rough stuff and all of Mother Nature. But what if you wanna do both?

Lamborghini Aventador and Lamborghini Tractor


Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups - image 743951

Believe it or not, Lambo was originally a manufacturer of farm equipment before it branched off into making high-dollar exotics. In fact, the Italian marque is still making tractors today as Lamborghini Trattori. So then, the above is what you get when you do a little inter-company cross-pollination. All we see is the perfect conveyance for ripping mean four-wheel drifts across freshly plowed fields.

Ferrari LaFerrari and Fiat Multipla


Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups - image 743952

Take the jaw-dropping body of the Ferrari squared, then plop a dollop of Fiat MPV in the middle, and this is the result. Yikes. At least it’s one of the more, eh, practical Prancing Horses we’ve seen. Right? Maybe?!

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