Which Will be Better: Lamborghini Huracan or Next Audi R8?

So we now know all about the new Lamborghini Huracan. Although we’re still waiting for official test drives, for all intents and purposes this thing is going to be spectacular, a more than worthy successor to the Gallardo. Hop across the border into Germany and you’ll find Audi at work on its next-gen R8, due in 2016. And like the Gallardo and current R8, the Huracan and new R8 will share a basic platform along with a 5.2-liter V10. The new R8 will keep its base 4.2-liter V8. –

So what we’re wondering is this: have Lamborghini and Audi done enough to distinguish their respective supercars from one another this time around? True, the R8 has been heralded as the first everyday supercar, but Lamborghini has very much refined itself away from outright bonkers. Just compare the Aventador to the Diablo and Murcielago. Both the Huracan and new R8 are AWD, have the same V10 (though tuned differently), and have gone on diets thanks to plenty of aluminum and carbon fiber. Already sounds too much like the Gallardo/R8 matchup. So which one will dominate? Is this even a fair comparison?

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BMW X7 back in planning stage.

Prior to the global financial crisis of 2008, BMW was working on a full-size SUV to sit above its X5 and X6 models and compete against the likes of the Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Land Rover Range Rover the BMW X7. The crisis caused BMW to rethink the strategy, with the German automaker choosing to focus on smaller SUVs and crossovers instead of the so-called X7.

Strong demand for big and brawny  luxury SUVs, especially in emerging markets, has led many automakers to enter the segment, some of which have never launched SUVs in the past. In the next couple of years we’ll be seeing new SUVs from Bentley, Lamborghini and Maserati. This, no doubt, must have left BMW regretting its decision, but the automaker may be about to alleviate the issue.

German publication Handelsblatt is reporting that the BMW X7 is once again being looked at, but with production yet to be approved. The vehicle would ride on a new modular platform set to debut in the next-gen 7-Series and may even be built at BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The German automaker is planning to make a major announcement concerning the plant next Friday, February 28.

Fellow BMW Group brand Rolls-Royce is considering a large SUV of its own, its CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös confirmed last year.


Should it be approved for production, the vehicle’s underpinnings will likely be shared with an X7 from BMW, just as the current Rolls-Royce Ghost shares its underpinnings with BMW’s 7-Series.

The Rolls-Royce would likely utilize a 12-cylinder engine, and possibly a plug-in hybrid setup, while the BMW would feature six- and eight-cylinder units, also with a plug-in option.


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Bentley at the Geneva Show, an overview.

Hemingway Luxury Car Hire have always had a soft spot for the Bentley range and have many pristine examples of one of the most iconic cars. They remain popular with our clients and we plan to make more available due to the immense demand we have throughout Europe.

To build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class.” (W.O. Bentley, Founder) 

Bentley Motors was founded by W.O. Bentley. The first car to bear his name pulled out of New Street Mews, London in 1919.

From modest beginnings, the company moved from strength to strength – in a relentless pursuit of both luxury and performance. Were it not for the brand’s five victories at Le Mans in the 1920s, plus a sixth in 2003, this combination could be seen as a contradiction in terms. In which case, it could be said that Bentley continues to create the most acclaimed contradictions on the road today.

Almost a century later, W.O.’s vision continues to guide our beliefs, actions and ambitions. Located in Crewe, England and owned by Volkswagen AG since 1998, Bentley Motors remains the definitive British luxury car company, crafting the world’s most desirable high performance grand tourers.

Here is the overview film from Bentley of the Geneva Motor Show 2014.


15 years ago it was a more interesting story, with the Bentley Hunaudieres concept shown.

Lets take a look.


Yep, that car ended up with a Bugatti badge.


Thank you for the overview and link www.bentleyspotting.com and to Men and Motors

Range Rover Sport is the choice of Hollywood stars.

More and more young Hollywood stars have made the transition from child actors/actress to more serious roles. So, this means that they opt for more mature things, this including vehicles too. 

This is the case of 23 year-old American actress Emma Roberts and her good-looking SUV. She was recently spotted getting into an all-white Range Rover Sport after finishing up her shoppingsession in Beverly Hills, California.

The “We’re the millers” star sported a very casual,chic look that went nicely with the aforementioned car as from a design point of view, the Range Rover Sport has quite a bold look. We’re talking about a luxurious yet sporty vehicle that combines off-road performance with well-mannered on-road driving. Moreover, the interior is spacious as well as comfortable, offering an excellent degree of luxury.

Although we’re talking about quite a massive vehicle, it is still preferred by numerous celebs and having one has actually become a trend. We can’t say we don’t understand as it is indeed a very performant vehicle. Moreover, it is very drivable in heavy traffic, therefore it is still appropriate for the city despite being such a large car. What can we say, we’re talking about a reliable, luxurious SUV with a lavish interior, so we definitely understand Emma’s choice.

Ferrari World is confirmed in Spain.

Four years after the first Ferrari theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, opened its doors to the public, the second has been announced, this time for the Spanish city of Barcelona. The new theme park, to be called Ferrari Land, will be located inside the existing PortAventura resort which already houses a theme park and attracts around four million visitors per year.

As with Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Ferrari the automaker isn’t involved directly with the new theme park but simply provides a license for the use of its name and logo. Backing the project is PortAventura Entertainment, a subsidiary of Italian private equity group Investindustrial, which recently bought a stake in Aston Martin.

The Ferrari Land theme park will cover more than 800,000 square feet and feature a number of exciting rides and retail outlets. One of the highlights will be a new vertical accelerator destined to be the tallest and fastest in Europe. The resort will also contain the first Ferrari-themed hotel, which is said to be a five-star facility with 250 rooms, restaurants and a driving simulator.

The cost of building the theme park is estimated to be about $140 million and the organizers hope to have it ready for guests in 2016.

“After the success of Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, we received many, many requests to develop new amusement parks,” Andrea Perrone, head of Ferrari’s branding operations, said in a statement. “We carefully sifted through the various proposals and decided to accept Investindustrial’s because it is a very solid plan developed by competent people that will bring the magic of Ferrari to Spain, a nation where we have many supporters and enthusiasts, and to which large numbers of tourists flock each year, in part thanks to PortAventura.

Huracan LP610-4 makes a Fiat cry.

After so many sightings and postings on the web, Lamborghini’s new Huracán LP610-4 doesn’t really need any special introductions, but some of you may want to get better acquainted with the Italian model’s more sonorous rear side that houses a 5.2-liter V10 twisting out no less than 602-horses (610PS).

This video of a Bianco Monocerus (we think) colored Huracán was filmed by the German crew over at Sport Auto magazine, who noted that the Italian exotic “made a Fiat Cinquecento cry”, a cheeky reference to the city car’s alarm going off due to the thundering sounds of the Lambo’s V10.


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Maserati debut the Alfieri at Geneva

Curvaceous and sensual, the Maserati Alfieri made a dashing debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

How do you upstage a Ferrari and, potentially, even a 610-horsepower Lamborghini?

You create a car that is so curvaceous and sensual, it makes everything else look absolutely dull and dreary.

It's tough to keep your hands off the new Maserati Alfieri concept.

It’s tough to keep your hands off the new Maserati Alfieri concept.

We’re not going to suggest the Ferrari California or Lamborghini Huracán, both of which appeared today at the Geneva Motor Show, aren’t some pretty amazing machines.

It’s just that the Maserati Alfieri concept is achingly beautiful – trust us, it was difficult not to run our hands along the body of this Italian sports coupe.

Maserati is expected to put the Alfieri into production in the next year or two.

Maserati is expected to put the Alfieri into production in the next year or two.

Luckily for Maserati, they had one of the most diligent dusters and fingerprint smudge removers at the show!

In our opinion, what you’re looking at is the next-generation Maserati GranTurismo. Exactly how much of the Alfieri makes it to production remains to be seen, of course.

It wasn't immediately clear what would power the Alfieri when it goes into production.

It wasn’t immediately clear what would power the Alfieri when it goes into production.

Yet if it looks anything like this concept car, Maserati is going to have to fight back a hoard of well-heeled car buyers.

Details are scarce, though it’s likely the Alfieri would continue with a version of the current GranTurismo’s delicious-sounding 454-hp 4.7-liter V-8.

The Maserati Alfieri may have just upset both Ferrari and Lamborghini at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday.

The Maserati Alfieri may have just upset both Ferrari and Lamborghini at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday.

Once the car reaches production – and our guess is that this will happen within 12-24 months – we expect the price to remain around the same $126,000 you’d pay for the 2014 GranTurismo coupe.

This is assuming the Alfieri actually makes it to production. There’s a good chance the car was built just for the show circuit.

We doubt that very much, however.

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Finally, the Lamborghini Huracan is here!

2014 Geneva Motor Show: 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 kicks off the show!

It looks incredible and the specs of the 202 mph Lamborghini Huracan had us weak at the knees when debuted early this morning in Geneva . What better way to start an auto show right? A 610 horsepower V10 engine propels this wild Lambo to a top speed of 202mph.

There had better be a good reason for us to get out of bed early, especially after a long flight from New York City to Switzerland.

Luckily for us, Lamborghini gave us 610 great reasons to skimp on sleep and get to the Geneva Motor Show early during the first media day, held March 4.

This 610-horsepower Huracan looks like a million bucks, even though it’s technically going to be Lamborghini’s most affordable model.

As the replacement for the outgoing Gallardo – Lamborghini’s best-selling vehicle of all time – the Huracán has traded some of its predecessor’s hard edges for gentler curves.  We think the end result is stunning.

Look closely at how the upper half of the door flows back, and tucks neatly into a rear-mounted air intake. Tell us there isn’t more than a hint of classic Countach in those sumptuous lines!

The Huracan has hurricane-strength power, with a 610 horsepower V-10 pushing this Gallardo replacement from zero 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds.

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Today is the day of the Lamborghini Huracan

We’re less than a week away from the official March 4 unveiling of the Lamborghini Huracán at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. While we already know exactly what to expect, seeing it in the metal will be the true test of the Huracán’s visual impact–a key component of any Lamborghini’s feature set.

To whip up the excitement even further, Lamborghini has released this official trailer for the car, chock full of dramatic weather, dramatic music, and dramatic (if all-too-brief) shots of the car.


www.motorauthority.com will be live on hand in Geneva for the unveiling to bring you the live photos and information as it happens, but you can following along yourself with a live stream of the Huracán’s unveiling at the official Lamborghini site, too.

–and don’t forget, you can go configure one to your exact specification, too.


Alicia Keys tries out the Lamborghini Aventador

They have been married since 2010 and from the looks of it things are only getting better as Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz know how to enjoy their time together. The American hip hop recording artist/ record producer/ composer posted on his Instagram account a picture of his beautiful wife while trying out his Lamborghini Aventador.

Yes, apparently the famous singer is no stranger to fast, luxurious cars and can taken on a Lamborghini quite easily. Alicia seemed to be enjoying her time behind the wheels of the said car and definitely pulled out the right outfit for the occasion.

Her husband, Swizz Beatz also seemed to be enjoying himself as he posted with the black and white picture the comment “BFFs” suggesting that before being lovers, husband and wife they are BFF. Thus, they know how to spend their time together.

Numerous fans were impressed with the Beatz’s words and took to his Instagram account to post some really heartwarming messages. Concerning the Lamborghini, as you expected, it looked great and of course it, in true hip-hop/ rapper style, it sported a white shade. Nevertheless, we still like the two and we honestly wish to see what cars will they try out together.