Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera Spider

Lamborghini has said that it will be releasing a convertible version of its Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera, called the ‘Performance’.

The performance will feature the same 5.0 litre 570 bhp V10 engine seen in the Gallardo, but will weigh 20kg less than the standard convertible.

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It will also feature two racing stripes and a unique glass engine cover to differentiate itself with other less exclusive Lambo’s.

Prices are expected to be around £190,000 but a release det has yet to be set.

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The Big Move – newmotoring.com

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We are delighted to say that www.newmotoring.com is now up and running, so all new news articles will be published there!

The transfer means that all new content, and all previous content, is on www.newmotoring.com.

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New Hennessey Camaro with 755 bhp

As if the Chevrolet Camaro was dull and underpowered, Hennessey has announced that it will be creating a convertible version of the Hennessey Camaro.

The last Hennessey Camaro, released last year with just 24 examples, named the HPE 700, was a huge success, with many Camaro fans asking for more cars.

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It featured a 6.2 litre V8 with 700 bhp (hence the name), and was capable of getting from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and covering the standing quarter-mile in 10.9 seconds at 130 mph.

Well, this week, it has been officially confirmed that the convertible version will be launched with 755 bhp and 763 lb/ft of torque, despite only having the same 6.2 litre V8 as seen before.

The cars will cost over £100,000 each and are likely to be sold to only the very wealthiest Camaro fans.

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Formula one is far too relaxing – spring cleaning is needed

This seasons Formula One Grand Prix has been, to be honest, a little bit boring. There have been no fireballs, except Heikki Kovalainen’s uneventful fire in Singapore, and no real crashes except Webber’s summersault in Valencia.

Many people put this down to the ‘no refuelling’ rule, others to the fact they only have eleven sets of tyres, but I think it’s down to something else.

Sponsors are the power units in modern motor racing; without a sponsor, you’re stuffed. And if you’re stuffed (that is a proper, very technical motor racing term, of course) you don’t get paid.

This, I think, has led to the drivers becoming far to safe. Overtaking has become a thing of the past, and that, for every Formula One fan is a great shame. After all, a race without a crash is like a car with no wheels – it doesn’t really work.

If you look at past races, the races from, as the more ‘aged’ fans will say, the good old days, you can see that even thought they had next to no down force, no real safety features, manual gear boxes and over 1000 bhp, they really went for it.

Take Ayrton Senna as an example. He has been praised , but also criticised, for overtaking in the most dangerous of places and putting other drivers in a position where if they try to make a corner, they will crash but if they don’t, they will lose.

Nowadays, however, this ‘do or die’, ‘gun ho’ attitude is all but lost, meaning that all you see on the telly are some reliable cars driving reasonably quickly without incident.

In fact, the only really good overtaking is done by those drivers who have just come up from Formula Two. So why watch Formula One? Well, because Formula One is on at a convenient time on BBC, not very early or very late in the day on an obscure channel, like ITV.

But I think I know what could be done to improve things a little bit; stimulate the part of a persons brain that rather oddly enjoys two cars coming together at high speeds.

What we need is some motor racing spring cleaning. If you like the sound of that, read on.

I spent yesterday morning at a Scalextric fundraising competition and it was great fun. What most people wouldn’t believe is that it actually takes quite a lot of skill, something I have very little of when it comes to model car racing.

But, at the end of the morning, after three hours of racing and after nearly one thousand laps of a very demanding scale circuit, my team won, and gained the coveted 2010 trophy.

Excellent. Now I can tell someone I have won a Formula One race, albeit in Scalextric.

But on the journey home, filled with the excitement of victory, I remembered that later that day I would have to watch the Japanese Grand Prix.

It was at this point that I struck upon a gold mine of opportunity.

Why don’t we control the cars? The drivers can still do the steering, but leave the braking and throttle to randomly selected race watchers? A sort of F1 Lottery?

This would satisfy our need for excitement, as the drivers championship could be changed dramatically with just one sneeze of the fan clutching onto the throttle control, and the drivers themselves would really have to work the wheel of the car to get paid, especially if we decide to use the brakes only every now and then.

So Bernie, if you’re reading, sort it out!

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New One-77 Image

Aston Martin has released another new image of its fastest ever car, the One-77.

Costing over £1.2 million and with a top speed of over 220 mph, the limited run of 77 cars will allow Aston to have one of the rarest cars in the world within its lineup.

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Just over 60 of the cars have already had a deposit placed on them, and interest has been noted in the remaining cars.

Official performance details will be released over the next few months.

Click here to see more images of the Aston Martin One-77.

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster Will Launch in 2011

Aston Martin’s convertible variant of the V12 Vantage is set to be released mid-2011.

Although Aston has yet to reveal the official launch dates, the covertible ‘Roadster’ will be the latest car to join the Vantage range, currently standing at the V8, the V8 Roadster, and the V12.

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It is expected that the V12 Roadster will keep the same rigid properties as the Coupé, as the V8 previously did when being changed into a convertible variant, however, the cloth roof will limit the speed when up to around 165 mph. However, when down, the 190 mph-plus speed will easily be within its capabilities.

Like the Coupé, it will have a 6.0 litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp and 420 lf/ft of torque. It will also share the same 6-speed manual gearbox, although a sport-paddle shift gear box may be introduced later in its production run.

Click here to see Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coupé images.

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Porsche Tuner Uwe Gemballa Murdered

The head of German tuning company Gemballa, has been found murdered in South Africa.

Mr Uwe Gemballa was reported missing in February, after a business trip to South Africa, nothing has been reported of him, and South African police said that their was no evidence to suggest he was kidnapped.

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However, his body was found yesterday near Pretoria, with his hands tied behind his body, covered head to foot in cellophane with a bullet wound to his head.

Gemballa travelled to South Africa with the intention of opening a showroom in Johannesburg.

The future for Gemballa Tuning (which specialises in Porsche models), or at least the management of the company, is uncertain.

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Paris Motor Show: Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

After many years of waiting, Ferrari has finally unveiled a convertible version of its 599, named the SA Aperta.

Differing from the California, which has a hard top folding metal roof, this one comes with a fabric folding roof.

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Only 80 of these will be built (all of which have already been sold) and they will have 661 bhp.

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Paris Motor Show: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

Maserati officially unveiled today it’s light weight, track orientated version of its GT S.

Names the GT S, it will have a 4.7 litre V8 engine producing 444 bhp and allowing the car to get from 0-60 mph in around 4.5 seconds and to an eventual top speed of over 186 mph.

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Click here for more information on the Maserati GT MC Stradale.

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Paris Motor Show: New Lotus Esprit

At the first press day of the Paris Motor Show, Lotus has unveiled six new models, one of which is the reincarnation of one of its most famous car: the Esprit.

The new Esprit will start at £120,000, and two models will be available; the Esprit and the Esprit R.

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Power comes from a Lexus 5.0 litre V8 engine, and they will have either 550 bhp or 620 bhp, and a 0-60 time of 3.5 or 3.2 seconds, depending on the model choice.

The car weighs in at 1495 kg, giving it a CO2 output of just 250 g/km.

Both will have a paddle-shift gearbox and a bespoke interior, although no details have been confirmed as yet.

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