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BY: Bix

Ken Block Wipes Out (w/Video)

A painful-looking crash for Jim Connor's biggest promoter.

It's sometimes comforting to remember that no matter how incredible someone may be at their profession, they're not perfect. Babe Ruth missed the ball almost 68 percent of the time. Abraham Lincoln put politics in his rear view twice before his presidency. And while Gene Simmons has met tens of thousands of women in his life, he's only slept with about 4,600 of them. (more…)
November 15, 2010 at 03:56 PM
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BY: Bix

Rocking the Muscle Car Casbah

Turns out Iranians love American V8 iron as much as we do.

Maybe we've been too harsh on Iran. Sure, the country's led by a Holocaust-denying dictator who comes to the U.N. every year and jams up the airwaves and avenues with protests and ridiculous remarks, but we should know better than to judge a whole country based on its leader. (more…)
November 15, 2010 at 03:23 PM
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BY: Bix

Lamborghini Unveils New V12 (Updated)

700 horsepower at 8,250 rpm sounds damn good to us.

Idle speculation and oft-repeated rumors about Lamborghini's next flagship has been a popular subject in the car world in general and here at 0-60 in particular, so we're glad to finally be able to bring you some official news about the car: what its powerplant will be. (more…)
November 15, 2010 at 02:20 PM
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BY: Bix

The Backwards Burnout: Nov. 8-12

A look back at the big stories of the week.

It's been a rough week here at 0-60, as you may have heard. We'll have more details for you folks about what's happening on Monday, so please check back with us then for all the information on the future of 0-60 (and there will be a future, in one form or another). That said, let's take a quick look back at the big stories of the week.

Who Wants to Buy 25 Ferraris?

Interesting news out of New Zealand—it appears a portion of the Sultan of Brunei's extensive car collection may be up for sale. A total of 30 cars are on the block; the vast majority are Ferraris, but there are three Lamborghinis, two Porsches and a handful of other, more rare exotics there as well. All the cars are in mint condition; however, they're all right-hand-drive, making them significantly less appealing to those of us in the U.S. And most of the rest of the world.

BMW Admits They'll Build Efficient Dynamics Sports Car

BMW revealed this week what their don't blog about this website was hiding all along—a production-ready version of their Vision EfficientDynamics concept car. Little was revealed about the car beyond that it would be coming to life sometime in the near future, but judging by the context BMW set the announcement in, we imagine the car will probably make around 330 horsepower from its plug-in hybrid powertrain. Styling has barely changed over the concept car, which should greatly please Bimmerphiles sick of blending into the crowd at their Phillips Exeter class reunions.

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Could Enter Production

La belle du mondial de l'automobile à Paris, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento concept car, may soon be headed to production as well—but in extremely limited numbers. We've heard somewhere between seven and 10 units will be built if the car maker chooses to build the concept, each at a price of around $3.4 million. Lamborghini reportedly has five secure orders already, so between two and five slots remain for any auto-crazy millionaires who hate parking next to an identical car at their Illuminati meetings.

But wait, there's more! Be sure to check out:

We Drive the Koenigsegg Agera. (w/Video)

Porsche Bringing New Mid-Engined Sports Car to L.A.

Lamborghini Wants Some of That Sweet SUV Pie

Potential Customers Leak New Lamborghini Stats?

All-Wheel-Drive Ferrari Gets Muddy

VW, Audi Want to Build the Quattro Concept

Travis Pastrana Says Goodbye Rally, Hello NASCAR (Updated)

November 12, 2010 at 08:53 PM
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BY: Bix

Gran Turismo 5 Confirmed for November 24th!

In other news, pigs expected to fly Nov. 25.

Okay, maybe we're being a little harsh. But it's certainly safe to say after all the delays Gran Turismo 5 has faced, we're taking this latest announcement with a grain of salt. (more…)
November 12, 2010 at 04:45 PM
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BY: Bix

Steve Millen Crushes New Zealand in a Nissan GT-R

Godzilla, Kiwis and rallying? Yes, please.

Rallying remains one of our favorite forms of automotive racing—not just because it requires drivers to turn the wheels in two different directions, but because it's the form of racing that seems most similar to everyday driving. (more…)
November 12, 2010 at 04:10 PM
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BY: Bix

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Could Enter Production

But there wouldn't be many, and they wouldn't be cheap. Surprised?

If, like many out there, you were captivated by the lightweight Sesto Elemento concept car Lamborghini debuted at this year's Paris Motor Show, then we hope this makes your day: the car maker is thinking about approving a limited production run of the car.

But you'll probably need about $3.4 million.

Your heart still pumping? Okay, good, because you need to be in decent shape so you can run down to your local Lamborghini dealership and slap down your deposit, as the car maker is talking seriously limited production here. Right now, rumors of between seven and 10 units are being bandied about—and the company reportedly already has five firm orders on the books even without a guarantee the car will be made.

While the Sesto Elemento certainly has panache, we can't imagine blowing more than $3 million on one of them; odds are pretty good the Gallardo of, say, 2016 will offer pretty similar looks and performance and cost about 1/15th the price. So we think we'll just wait until then. (Plus, we won't be scared to death of driving our one-of-10-in-existence-car into a tree.) But hey, maybe that sort of logic is why we're not rich.

(See our pictures of the Sesto Elemento here.)

[via Automoto.fr]

November 12, 2010 at 02:16 PM
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BY: Bix

Lamborghini, Audi and Bentley to Use Porsche Platform?

Other brands could score Panamera-based sedans.

While most news brought about as a result of Volkswagen's Porsche buyout has been about new Porsches to be built on VW Group platforms (such as the Q5-based Cajun and the unnamed sub-Boxster roadster), it was only a matter of time until VW decided to poach one of Porsche's platforms for broader use. (more…)
November 12, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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