Lamborghini has just unveiled its Huracán LP 610-4, replacing the Gallardo. Made from carbon-fibre and aluminum, the Italian performance car has a top speed of more than 325 km/h and a 0-100 km time of 3.2, making it a competitor to Ferrari’s new 458 Speciale. Like most Lamborghinis, the Huracán takes its name from bullfighting. The fighting bull Huracán was known for courage and a strong sense of attack, says Lamborghini. Even Lamborghini is considering fuel economy now. This new model has a combined EU fuel economy of 12.5 litres/100 km, using Stop and Start technology for an improvement over its predecessor’s rating of 20.4 city/9.4 highway. The discontinued Gallardo, the company's most popular car, had sales of 14,022 cars in its 10-year span. It sold for $237,000 (U.S.). Pricing for the Huracán has not yet been released.
The Insurance Bureau of Canada released its list of the most frequently stolen vehicles in Canada. The group says some vehicles are exported in pieces to avoid detection, and then reassembled and sold in places as far away as West Africa. Other vehicles such as the Honda Civic are popular for parts, because there are so many on the road. Thieves are also known to change the VIN of stolen cars and sell them in Canada.
The city and the company rebuilt together, after an atomic bomb devastated Hiroshima in 1945. Mazda was Toyo Kogyo Co. Ltd. then, a maker of three-wheel trucks and military hardware. Just days after the blast, the company was back building those trucks, and part of company headquarters housed the Hiroshima prefectural government.
... and moving, it's breathtaking. This 887-horsepower track monster, with a 0-100 km time of 2.6 seconds, uses less fuel than a Toyota Prius. We'll take two, please.
Too many shoppers and too few spots is a recipe for driver frustration -and not everybody plays nice, writes Dianne Nice in her first column for Globe Drive. Click on the link below to read "Good will to fellow shoppers? Not in the mall parking lot," and if you have a photo to add to this gallery, please e-mail it to email@example.com, or tweet to @Globe_Drive.
Determining the gender of a car can be difficult - except when it comes to the extreme ends of the scale. Globe Drive columnist Peter Cheney looks at 16 vehicles that have earned their reputations http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/car-life/galleries/in-pictures-the-most-over-the-top-chick-cars-and-macho-mobiles-on-the-road/article11951098/
Canadian driver set to defend his 2012 title as the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season starts Sunday http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/car-life/galleries/in-pictures-bruno-spenglers-rise-to-world-champion-racer/article11658027/
New models from German and Japanese and many Chinese auto makers abound at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/car-life/galleries/in-pictures-glitz-and-glamour-at-the-shanghai-auto-show/article11501785/