We’re just past the first quarter of 2017 and already we’ve seen a couple of excellent cars coming out and touring through our streets. The Audi A5 Cabriolet is one such example, completing the Audi A5 range and giving us an iconic car with some new and improved inner workings. But what else do we have to look forward to this year? Let’s find out.
Lamborghini Huracán RWD Spyder
If you’re in the market for a new supercar then look no further than the Lamborghini Huracán RWD Spyder. This rear-wheel-drive supercar is sure to turn heads if you’re cruising down a busy street or a long stretch of countryside scenery. This 580-horsepower V10 powered beast is a monstrous and powerful car that is capable of pushing 62mph in just 3.6 seconds, and it’s also about 70 pounders lighter than the all-wheel version of the Huracán Spyder. Just keep in mind that a RWD Huracán will set you back $219,780, so start saving your hard-earned cash now or consider a car loan for bad credit if you really want to own a stylish piece of history. Just make sure you can pay it back because the last thing you want is to have your flashy new Lamborghini repossessed or stolen!
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
The newest release from Aston Martin has already been spotted in the UK way ahead of its late release. Pre-production prototypes have been spotted in several places and they have very little in common with their older counterparts. The sightings have shown that the new Vantage looks eerily similar to the DB11, but it’s important to note that these are pre-production models and are likely borrowing some parts. However, even if most of the bodywork has been borrowed, it’s likely that everything underneath the exterior is what we’ll be seeing in the future. The new Aston Martin V8 Vantage is likely to be in the neighbourhood of $150,000 to $200,000, close to the price of a new DB11.
Honda Civic Type R
At the Geneva Motor Show, Honda unveiled their all-new Civic Type R. Based on the current-generation Civic, the new Type R is due in dealers sometime between summer and autumn this year and will likely be somewhere around $40,000. Honda says they aim to increase performance all across the board, such as the dynamic performance, track driving experience and its speed. The Type R is fitted with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder VTEC, giving it 316bhp and 400Nm of torque. Honda is going all-out with their promotional material too as they aim to reclaim the Nürburgring front-wheel drive lap record which is currently being held by the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S at 7:47.19.
2017 and beyond is looking to be a fantastic time for motoring enthusiasts and the choices are getting harder and harder to narrow down. Save up that cash, break into your savings account, and start revving up those bank balances because 2017 to 2018 is a year you do not want to miss.
American tuner VF Engineering has taken the wraps off its modified Lamborghini Huracan. The unchanged exterior might tempt you to believe this is a regular Huracan, but underneath the familiar skin it’s a different beast as the 5.2-liter V10 has been supercharged. It now benefits from an Eaton TVS2300 supercharger that has taken the ten-cylinder engine from 602 bhp and 413 lb-ft to 805 bhp and 610 lb-ft of torque. To have access to such immense power figures you will have to pay $32,995 and for this money you’ll also get a dual-air charge cooler system, an aluminum intake manifold and a Bosch water pump. The package also encompasses a high-density water radiator, remapped engine ECU and K&N induction filters.
According to VF Engineering, the supercharged Lamborghini Huracan provides just about the same level of performance as the Aventador. Moreover, the torque is accessible from only 2,300 rpm and the V10 offers a linear power band that should put a smile on the owner’s face.
The supercharger kit is reversible which means that you will be able to switch back to natural aspiration at some point in the future when you’ll get bored of the supercharger setup, although we don’t see why this could happen.
The aftermarket specialists at xXx Performance have developed an upgrade kit for the Lamborghini Huracan. This new tuning package comes after RevoZport’s in-depth customization program released at the beginning of the month for the baby Lamborghini and now this new package comes to “whip up an even greater storm” thanks to more power squeezed from the naturally aspirated V10 5.2-liter engine. It has received a remapped ECU, stainless steel sports exhaust system and a new air intake which have bumped the output by 80 PS and 90 Nm to a grand total of 690 PS and 650 Nm of torque.
There’s no word on performances just yet, but we remind you that a standard Lamborghini Huracan needs 3.2 seconds to complete the 0-100 km/h sprint and will keep on accelerating until it hits a top speed of more than 325 km/h.
Aside from packing more punch, this Lamborghini Huracan by xXx Performance has also received H&R lowering springs that bring the supercar closer to the road by 25 mm. The vehicle has also received a Chrome Lime Matte full body foil wrap and now sits on 20-inch front and 21-inch rear OXIGIN forged alloy wheels that have a shiny finish to make the car stand out even more.
The Lamborghini Huracan has gone through an in-depth upgrade process courtesy of RevoZport. Work started in the engine area where the 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine has received a remapped ECU, improved intake system and an F1-grade inconel exhaust system that eliminates gasses six times faster than a titanium exhaust and it weighs only 7 kg. As a result of these tweaks, the ten-cylinder engine is now capable of producing a massive 700 PS (515 kW) which represents a 90 PS (66 kW) increase compared to the regular Huracan.
Revozport’s engineers have put the supercar on a strict diet by shaving off a whopping 100 kg (220 lbs) thanks to a carbon fiber hood, side scoop extensions, front splitter, fenders, doors and a GT spoiler. In addition, the rear diffuser is also made from carbon fiber and comes with built-in flaps that upon the press of a button can be lowered as a way to increase downforce.
These upgrades are available for both the coupe and Spyder versions of the Lamborghini Huracan and according to RevoZport, the Spyder also gets a carbon fiber cross frame inside the doors to enhance rigidity.
The tuner mentions it takes two weeks from order until the kit is ready to be delivered.
Controversial tuner Mansory is back with a comprehensive upgrade tailored to the Lamborghini Huracan. They worked on the supercar’s exterior and applied a full carbon fiber body kit that has increased the vehicle’s width by 30 mm at the front and 40 mm in the back. The most obvious addition is the fixed rear wing which aims to boost aerodynamics while the stock wheels were eliminated to make room for these new forged alloys measuring 20-inch on the front axle and 21-inch in the back, with 245/30 ZR20 front and 325/25 ZR21 rear tires. The interior cabin has been pampered with Alcantara and leather, as well as with an aluminum pedal set, carbon fiber trim and the red start switch relocated on the headliner.
The most important upgrade is in the engine department as the Lamborghini Huracan by Mansory gets a twin-turbo V10 5.2-liter engine which is capable of pushing out a massive 1,250 PS (919 kW) and a maximum torque of 1,000 Nm which has been electronically limited. These upgrades have made the car substantially quicker since the 0-100 km/h run now takes as little as 2.7 seconds, en route to a top speed of more than 340 km/h.
Following yesterday’s reveal, Lamborghini has released the first official video of its Gallardo successor which will be sold with the “Huracan” moniker. The vehicle comes with an evolution of the V10 5.2-liter engine which is now capable of outputting an impressive 610 HP and a peak torque of 560 Nm. All that power is sent to both front and rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox which enables the car to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 3.2 seconds before hitting a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h). Lamborghini plans to start selling the car from March 2014.
Following months of anticipation, Lamborghini has taken the wraps off the Gallardo successor which will be sold with the “Huracan” moniker. In terms of design it seems to mix styling cues of the larger Aventador along with the more exclusive Sesto Elemento.
The vehicle tips the scales ta 1,422 kg and will be sold as standard with carbon ceramic brakes and a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. Also standard will be the generous 12.3-inch display capable of providing all the information the driver will ever need.
Its heart and soul is an evolution of the company’s V10 5.2-liter engine which in the Huracan is going to develop no less than 610 HP and a peak torque of 560 Nm. Lamborghini’s entry-level model is going to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in just 3.2 seconds before hitting a top speed in excess of 202 mph (325 km/h).
Lamborghini says deliveries of their newest model will kick off in spring, most likely after the car will be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show scheduled for March.