Monthly Archives: April 2012

Lamborghini Aventador Burns Up On Test Drive

Imagine the surprise of venture capitalist Jason Schultz when the Lamborghini Aventador he had out for a test drive suddenly burst into flames. Fortunately, Schultz escaped the blase unharmed, but unfortunately, the Aventador was a total loss.

Schultz had been test driving the vehicle, considering a purchase of the $376,000 Lamborghini, the first in a new model series, when he noticed flames coming from the left rear wheel well. Police are investigating the fire and so is Lamborghini, but so far no new information has been released.

How Small Is Too Small For A Car?

When it comes to small cars consumer are decidedly fickle. on the one hand they want small cars because they are more economical and cost less to drive. They also prefer small cars in heavily congest areas and tight parking lots.

But when they want power and performance they are more likely to reach for something with a little more heft, regardless of the added expense that comes with reduced mileage. They like big cars because, they’re big. That counts for something with some folks.

Of course, sometimes small if, well, too small. Like this Peel P50 Jeremy Clarkson takes for a spin through downtown London, and straight into his Top Gear office at the BBC.

How To Wash Your Car (Properly)

You paid a lot for your car (or maybe not) and you want to take good care of it. This is only logical especially when you consider the cost involved in buying a new (or used) car.

One of the first things you should think about is keeping your car clean. If there are engine problems, or interior upholstery problems, you might not be able to do anything about those. But you can make certain you protect the outside of your car and keep it looking good. This might not as easy as you think, however. What products to use and how to use them correctly is important when you want your car looking good, and staying that way.

You can watch the video below for more helpful hints on how to keep your vehicle looking good, new or used, now and forever. Or, at least until you buy your next one.

Gumball 3000 Comes To Paris

It’s not quite the Cannonball Run but the Gumball Rally 3000 is still an exciting race, through exotic locales, that results in a good show for fans. The ‘race’ (such as it is) is 3,000 miles long and cruises through multiple countries, It criss-crosses public roads so speeding is not acceptable (nor is it suggested if you want to keep on driving.)

The race began in 1999 and was founded by Maxmillion Cooper as way to gather together 100 or so of the worlds most exotic super cars. It is not so much an actual road race as an adventure race–a road trip for the rich and famous as it were. But whatever you call it, it’s good clean fun for super car drivers and their fans and anyone who seeks the thrills of a good old fashioned road rally.