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Jay Leno's Garage looks at the Diablo GT and Diablo GTR

President of the Lamborghini Club of America, Andrew Romanowski, stops by Jay Leno’s Garage with a 2000 Lamborghini Diablo GT and a Diablo GTR. The nearly 18 minute video includes plenty of interesting tidbits and facts.

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Posted on: 2/28/2011 at 11:46 AM
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Petty's Garage and HPP team up to bring 25 Superbirds to the market

Petty’s Garage and Heide Performance Products, HPP, are collaborating to bring 25 Petty Superbird / Dodge Daytona vehicles to the marketplace. The Superbird and Daytona series will be based on the Dodge Challenger SRT8 or R/T platform, and will be offered with a Magnuson Supercharger, which will boost overall power to 600–800-plus hp. The high-performance engine will also receive new custom-designed forged pistons, connecting rods, and crankshaft in order to withstand the nine-plus pounds of boost from the supercharger. In addition to the engine upgrades, the suspension will have adjustable coliovers and anti-roll bars manufactured by Pedders, Brembo’s huge Gran Turismo brakes front and rear, and Pirelli Tires on Forgeline three-piece wheels.

The cost of the base Petty Superbird and Dodge Daytona Package starts at $36,900, not including the cost of the vehicle. It will be available through Petty’s Garage and other select authorized dealers.

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HPP Superbird

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 2/28/2011 at 10:30 AM
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Former Lambo dealer facing 30 years and million-dollar fine allowed to leave U.S.

It was nearly two years ago that the world’s largest Lamborghini dealer closed its door, VW Credit filed a lawsuit against its owners for “outright theft,” and the owner plead guilty to wire fraud charges. Viken Keuylian, the former owner of now-closed Platinum Motors also known as Lamborghini Orange County, has been released on $10,000 bond and will be allowed to leave the country for a 21-day trip to the Middle East to accompany his ailing mother on a trip. He faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and a one-million dollar fine in sentencing that has been postponed until July. He is accused of bilking $12 million from Volkswagen Credit.

A judge has decided to allow Keuylian to travel to Lebanon and Syria with his ill mother while she visits relatives. Keuylian is not considered a flight risk because the courts have allowed Keuylian to travel around the U.S. in the past two years for both business and personal reasons and he has never missed a court appearance.

[via Orange County Register]

Lamborghini Orange County closes

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Posted on: 2/28/2011 at 9:03 AM
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Xenatec Cruiserio Coupe to appear for the first time in public at Geneva

The Xenatec Cruiserio Coupe based off the Maybach 57 S will appear at the International Geneva Motor Show next week. The nearly $1,000,000 car that will be on display has been fully customized for an unknown customer.

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Xenatec Coupe based off Maybach 57 S

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 2/25/2011 at 9:36 AM
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Mansory can customize bikes too

Mansory Zapico Bike with Mansory Linea Vincero

If you love carbon fiber and have already picked up the Mansory Linea Vincero based off the Bugatti Veyron (or if your love for carbon fiber is only matched by your lust for gold and you have already purchased the Mansory Linea Vincero d’Oro), then we have the bike for you.

The Mansory bike Zapico was developed in collaboration with bike customizer Thomas M. George. The bike's body work is made from Carbon Fiber Reinfocred Plastic (CFRP) and covered in custom-made carbon fiber and high-quality leather. Carbon fiber is used on the front mask, seat module, frame, front fork, fuel tank, airbox, and even the rims on this custom motorcycle from Mansory. It is powered by a 160-hp 124-cubic-inch V2 engine. The bike weighs 750 pounds and can accelerate to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds.

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Mansory Zapico Bike

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 2/25/2011 at 6:44 AM
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Categories: Aftermarket | Bugatti | International Geneva Motor Show
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Ferrari FF video will make you want a Ferrari FF

Stirring soundtrack. Great engine music. Beautiful scenery. Watching the Ferrari FF reach the limits of adhesion. Are we all sold on the Ferrari FF yet?

Watch the Ferrari FF as it makes its way around the Fiorano test track, over snowy mountains, and across the desert to arrive at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. You will be sure to want one after you do.

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Posted on: 2/25/2011 at 5:56 AM
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It's hard to believe this Ferrari F40 once looked like this

Ferrari F40 Crash

Ferrari F40 Crash

It is hard to believe the car pictured above is now this:

Ferrari F40 Rebuild front

Ferrari F40 Rebuild rear

The story goes that a former Microsoft employee named Darryl Savage owned this particular Ferrari F40. He crashed the car out of turn nine at the Seattle International Raceway and the car quickly went up in flames. A private collector purchased the car’s remains and resurrected it in the spirit of a Ferrari F40 LeMans. This rebuilt and modified Ferrari F40 is for sale for $325,000; less than and half of what it would cost to own a real used Ferrari F40.

[via FerrariChat]

Ferrari F40 Rebuild

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 2/24/2011 at 7:11 AM
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Exclusive photos of the Lexus LFA—one of five currently in the U.S.

Chriss Grosser Lexus LFA profile

Three simple letters, L-F-A, is all it takes to immediately attract the attention of most car enthusiasts around the world. We are so enamored with the LFA that we featured the 552-hp, 200-plus-mph Japanese supercar on the cover of our February 2011 issue!

Chris Grosser, a intern at duPont REGISTRY, was recently able to setup a very exclusive photo session featuring one of the five Lexus LFAs currently in the country! The specific automobile that he photographed is also currently the only Lexus LFA in Florida.

Chriss Grosser Lexus LFA front

You can view the full gallery of photos from the private shoot at: Chris Grosser Photography—2011 Lexus LFA.

Chriss Grosser Lexus LFA rear

Some specifications on the LFA:

  • 4.8-liter 72-degree V-10 putting out 552 hp at 8,700 rpm (that’s 115 hp/liter) and 354 lb-ft of torque at 6,800 rpm
  • Redline: 9,000 rpm
  • Titanium valves, connecting rods, forged aluminum pistons, and dry-sump lubrication
  • Six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox (ASG)
  • Torsen limited-slip differential
  • 3,263 pounds with a 48:52 front-to-rear weight distribution
  • Power-to-weight ratio of six pounds per horsepower
  • 65 percent of the body is Carbon Fiber Reinfocred Plastic (CFRP)
  • 20-inch BBS wheels wrapped in 265/35ZR-20 Bridgestone tires in front and 305/30ZR-20 in the rear
  • 0–62 mph in 3.6 seconds
  • Top speed of 202 mph


Chriss Grosser Lexus LFA profile

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Posted on: 2/24/2011 at 4:25 AM
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Would you buy the Lotus Evora if it looked like this?

A collaboration between Lotus and Mansory brings us a highly customized Evora. It is not the extreme facelift for the Evora that was being rumored on the Internet.

Lotus Evora Customized
Lotus Evora Customized

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 2/23/2011 at 12:11 PM
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The now-infamous 199-mph Pagani crash was actually only 62 mph?

199-mph Pagani Crash

News of two people surviving a crash in a Pagani Zonda at 199 mph quickly made headlines Friday afternoon. Now we have word that the man behind the wheel is Steffen Korbach, a millionaire investor that recently purchased the infamous Gemballa tuning company. Korbach also owns Prestige Cars magazine and that magazine’s web site is reporting the crash occurred closer to 62 mph and that it was not nearly as bad as everyone is making it sound.

The crash occurred on Italy’s A10 Autostrada, a section of road that connects Italy and France and that local police say is hard to manage due to difficulties enforcing cross-border traffic fines. Korbach did not deny that he was racing a Mercedes-Benz in his Pagani Zonda F Clubsport when he lost control of his vehicle, hit a guardrail, lost a wheel, overturned, and then collided with the Mercedes. Korbach said he is grateful that everyone walked away from the crash unscathed.

[via PrestigeCars.de]

Pictured below is Steffen Korbach in what might be the Mercedes-Benz that he was racing.

Steffen Korbach

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 2/22/2011 at 7:56 AM
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