Spy Shots: Lamborghini Cabrera spotted, ready to fill Gallardo shoes

Filed under: Frankfurt Motor Show, Spy Photos, Coupe, Performance, Lamborghini, Luxury

Lamborghini Cabrera

Facebook user Marchettino (already a minor YouTube celebrity for his supercars channel) spotted the successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo throne out and about on public streets and was kind enough to snap a few photos of the machine. Word has it that a concept car precursor to the newest supercar will bow at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show this September under the Cabrera name. As you’ve likely already heard, the model is said to ride on the second-generation Audi R8 platform, complete with a composite aluminum and carbon fiber construction to reduce weight as much as possible. How light will will the Cabrera be? Lamborghini is reportedly shooting for a curb weight of around 3,300 pounds.

Power will likely come from a massaged version of the 5.2-liter V10 in the current Gallardo. Expect around 600 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

The vehicle in these photos looks to have abandoned some of the Gallardo’s angles in favor or more organic lines, though it’s possible body cladding is hiding the car’s true design. Murcielago SV-style sills and side air intakes serve up quite a bit of aggression and the quad exhaust looks properly menacing as well. We can’t wait to see the finished product.

Lamborghini Cabrera spotted, ready to fill Gallardo shoes originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Video: Abarth 500 Motore Centrale R230 burns through its shoes

Filed under: Aftermarket, Performance, Videos, Hatchback, Fiat

Lucarelli Monza Motore Centrale R230

Lucarelli Monza Motore Centrale R230 – Click above to watch the video after the jump

What’s the point in moving an engine to the back to drive the rear wheels if you can’t light up those rear tires? That’s what the folks behind the Motore Centrale R230 have evidently figured, taking the mid-engined Fiat Abarth 500 for a spin or two around the back lot at a racing circuit.

The R230, for a quick refresher, is the first product of Lucarelli Monza, with an interior done up by Aznom. The comprehensive re-engineering of the car involved moving the engine – with some serious modifications – to the back of the car for entirely different dynamics from the Cinquecento on which it’s based.

We brought you initial details of the car’s development last month, followed by its unveiling at Top Marques Monaco. Now the same snap-happy videographers at Marchettino have given us footage of the R230 pulling donuts in a parking lot. And while the driver may not exactly be Tanner Foust, it’s worth a watch, so check it out after the jump.

Abarth 500 Motore Centrale R230 burns through its shoes originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 May 2011 16:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Leave a Facebook comment, win a pair of Nike DeLorean shoes!

Nike DeLoean shoes sitting on a DeLorean

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Black Friday. 7:00 AM. The mall. That was the mission for one Jeff Glucker, Autoblog team member and the person you have to thank for your chance to win a very, very limited pair of Nike Dunk 6.0 DeLorean shoes. Only 1,000 were made and they’re completely sold out, so there are just two ways left to get yourself a pair: pay up to seven times their $90 retail price for a set on eBay, or enter Autoblog’s giveaway to win these kicks that Jeff waited in line to buy just for you.

Nike DeLorean shoesCouple things to mention before we tell you how to enter. One, these are size 9s. Sorry we couldn’t take requests for sizes, but that’s the way it goes for such a limited edition item. Two, the unbelievably cool gullwing shoebox is unfortunately not included. Those were special boxes made only for promotional purposes and not included when buying the shoes at retail.

So, entering is ultra simple. Just “Like” the Autoblog Facebook page, then check our Facebook page in a few minutes for the Wall post titled “Leave a Facebook comment, win a pair of Nike DeLorean shoes!” (It’s live, click here!). Leave a comment on this Wall post to enter the giveaway. That’s it. Feel free to “Like” the post itself so your Facebook friends can see the giveaway, and remember to allow direct messages in your Facebook privacy settings. So no one gets confused, we’ve turned off commenting on this post since only a comment on the Facebook post will earn you an entry.

To enter the Nike Dunk 6.0 DeLorean Shoes giveaway:

  • “Like” the Autoblog Facebook page. Leave a comment on the Facebook Wall post titled “Leave a Facebook comment, win a pair of Nike DeLorean shoes!”
  • You must be 18 years or older and a resident of the U.S. or Canada, excluding Quebec.
  • Limit 1 entry per person.
  • The entry period ends at 3:00PM ET on Friday, December 10.
  • At that time, we’ll select 1 winner from the eligible commenters to receive a pair of size 9 Nike Dunk 6.0 DeLorean shoes (MSRP $90).
  • Make sure your Facebook privacy settings allow for direct messages to receive notification in the event you win.
  • Standard giveaway rules apply for everything else.

Special thanks to DeLorean Motor Company California, who let us come out to their shop and do a photoshoot of the shoes with the car that inspired them. Check out the results in the gallery below.

Gallery: Nike Dunk 6.0 DeLorean shoes: Autoblog Giveaway

Photos copyright (C)2010 Jeff Glucker / AOL

Leave a Facebook comment, win a pair of Nike DeLorean shoes! originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 08 Dec 2010 13:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Limited-edition Nike Dunk 6.0 ‘DeLorean’ shoes run to the top of our holiday wish-list

Filed under: Etc., Design/Style

Nike Dunk 6.0 DeLorean shoes

Nike Dunk 6.0 DeLorean shoes – Click above for high-res image gallery

We internet types don’t always condone the idea of waking up at the crack of dawn on Black Friday for some mad-dash holiday shopping, but if there was ever a product we’d wait in line for, this might just be it. Starting this Friday, November 26, Nike will be selling its brand-new Dunk 6.0 DeLorean shoe, modeled after what is perhaps the most iconic movie car of all time, the DMC-12 from Back to the Future.

Our favorite stainless-steel sports car has been reinterpreted in the form of this seriously sweet pair of kicks, featuring a matte silver, no-sew constructed upper body. The shoe’s sole mimics the DMC-12’s 80’s-tastic taillights, and there’s even a Belfast stamp on the tongue, giving a hat tip to the Irish factory where John Z’s machines were originally produced. It even comes in a gullwing-inspired box.

No official details have been released as to how many pairs of these special shoes will be produced or what they will cost, though a few online sources have cited that 1,000 pairs will be available worldwide. Knowing our luck, these hot kicks will surely sell out faster than you can shout, “Eighty-eight miles an hour!”

Gallery: Nike Dunk 6.0 DeLorean Shoes

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[Sources: DeLorean Motor Company via Facebook, Sneaker Files via Twitter]

Limited-edition Nike Dunk 6.0 ‘DeLorean’ shoes run to the top of our holiday wish-list originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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