Do you have a case of the Mondays? Well, so do we over here at Autofluence, and the only cure is a weekend recap in the automotive world. A lot of news broke over the weekend, but the biggest news was the official unveiling of the Lamborghini Urus. So starting off this edition of Weekend in Reverse, is the Lamborghini Urus!
1. Lamborghini Urus officially unveiled
Lamborghini officially unveiled it’s SUV over the weekend at the Beijing Auto Show. It seems as though the rendering and concept photos had the appearance of the car right on. The name ‘Urus’ comes from the type of bull that sits between fighting and hauling size. This name seems fitting as it pumps out over 600hp and has room to sit four comfortably. Even though this SUV has enough room to take the kids to soccer practice, it’s still rugged and fast enough to be considered for the Dakar rally. Lamborghini says over 50% of the expected deliveries are to be made to the United States. When we receive more information on the engine and price, well will bring it right to you!
(Via – Autoblog)
2. NJ State Police escort caravan of supercars
When a cop is coming up behind you with his lights on, you pull over, it’s the respectful thing to do as that cop probably has somewhere important to be. But what if that cop was flashing his lights and going over 100mph just so the supercar caravan behind him could get through traffic? Well, that is what happened over the weekend in New Jersey, from Garden State Parkway, all the way to Atlantic City. Observers said a caravan consisting of Ferraris, Porsches and other supercars was being escorted by two police officeres and were travelling at speeds of over 100mph with their license plates taped up. Among the supercar drivers was Brandon Jacobs, who is a known car aficionado. New Jersey’s state attorney general’s office is currently looking into the matter.
(Via - NBC New York)
3. Lamborghini Gallardo totaled
In Australia over the weekend, a drunk driver with a blood alcohol level of .08 was driving his 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo through the Bentley tunnel when tragedy struck. He collided with a Holden sedan, obliterating the front end of his $300,000 supercar. Just because you drive an amazing car, doesn’t make you an amazing drunk driver, as there is no such thing as a good drunk driver.
(Via – News.com.au)
4. Aventador J promo video
Check out this amazing promo video that Lamborghini shot for it’s one-off Aventador J.
5. Ferrari chairman launches private high-speed train
Italy launched Europe’s first private high-speed train service over the weekend, thanks to Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo. He says he would like for his service to take 1/4 of the business from the state run rail service Trenitalia. Montezemolo has invest over $1.3 billion into this project and is aware that he can lose it all if he doesn’t play his cards right. ”This is a dwarf against a giant. Trenitalia owns the railway, the stations, the waiting rooms, everything,” he said. He is confident that his service will be superior to the state run trains system. If only we could get these high-speed rail systems in America…
(Via – Naharnet)