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Recent Auto News StoriesHuracán: Lamborghini's Viciously Quick Little Street Racer
Huracán is such a blindingly, viciously quick sprinter that any highway onramp brings opportunity to blow out the cobwebs, the rush to 70, 80 or 100 mph ending with an involuntary war whoop from deep in the driver’s chest. Huracán LP 610-4 can hit 60 mph in 3.2 seconds—that’s only 0.3 seconds slower than its big brother, the 700 horsepower V12 Aventador LP 700-4. (View Original Story on Forbes)Hot Rod Garage Upgrades Differential on 1970 Chevelle HT502 (W/Video)
On the path to better burnouts.On this episode of "Hot Rod Garage," Host Tony Angelo walks us through how to upgrade to a limited slip differential on a 1970 Chevelle HT502. The car gets a complete rear overhaul and gets all-new 3.73 ring and pinion gears, Auburn Cone-type LSD, new axles, and more. (View Original Story on Moter Trend)Is F1 Champ Jenson Button Slated to Co-Host Top Gear?
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It’s Keeping Up With the Bachelorette Saying Yes To The Top Dress…only for guys.
That’s a pretty decent description of my favorite guilty pleasure this summer, Esquire’s Car Matchmaker.
Comedy writer Spike Feresten, who worked with both David Letterman and Jerry Seinfeld, and hosted his own talk show on FOX, is a car guy. And like car guys, friends, family and even strangers ask for his opinions about cars. His answers, as you might expect, are both smart and funny.
Car Matchmaker captures this in a half hour format. Feresten takes a driver who’s dissatisfied with their current wheel and gives them three options for a replacement. The clients range from winemaker needing to haul manure--and clients--around the vinyard to Daryl Jones, bassist for the Rolling Stones. The potential new rides range from a limited edition Jaguar to tricked out to a 35-year-old Mercedes. (View Original Story on Forbes)This Week In (Marginal) Tesla News: Model S Clone For $32,000
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"We're providing the science behind the answer to why teens – and some adults – don't drive well,” Flaura K. Winston, principal investigator for the research, said in a statement.
The assessment offers the opportunity for the first time to safely assess novice teen drivers' skills in high-risk driving scenarios that commonly lead to crashes, The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania said when they announced the news last month. (View Original Story on Forbes)Crumbling Roads Put a Dent in Drivers’ Wallets
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