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Car of the Week: Lamborghini Diablo SV

Yes, the Car of the Week section is back after a long absence, as we were way too busy with other stuff around here. This week’s car is really special, one of my all-time favourites: the Lamborghini Diablo SV.

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Audi Working on New Supercar

The R8 V10 is Audi's current range topping supercar, but this could change

Reports are saying that Audi may be working on a new range-topping supercar, something even faster than the R8 V10.

The car would use the same platform as the upcoming replacement to the Lamborghini Murcielago, known as the Jota. Unlike the Jota though, which will be using a V12, the Audi will use a V10 developing around 600hp.

This platform is expected to be based on the platform of the R8, but heavily modified. The car will have plenty of carbon fibre bits to keep the weight down, and a dual-clutch transmission for very quick shifting.

The name used may be the R10. This would be fitting, as the R8 used the name of the old R8 race car, and with the R10 TDI now out of racing, or at least out of Audi’s team, this would follow that same naming pattern.

This R10 will be longer and wider than the R8. Since the underpinnings will be from the Murcielago replacement, expect something about as big as the Murcielago. The car will come with Audi’s quattro AWD system as standard.

It is said that prototypes are already going around the Nurburgring disguised as Lamborghinis, but the car won’t be released until at least 2012.

Source: MotorAuthority

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Range Topping Lamborghini Urus Rumoured

With the Lamborghini Murcielago now dead, Lamborghini is working on a successor, known as the Jota. Rumours indicate that they’re also working on a range topping model known as the Urus.

The Urus will be built to compete with Ferrari’s upcoming Enzo successor, called the FX70. It will use a modified version of the Jota’s chassis, which is made of carbon-fibre. The body will be made completely out of carbon fibre and will have active aerodynamics. The engine will be the same one to be used in the Jota, a 6.0L V12, but while the Jota’s will have around 700hp, the Urus’ will be pumped up to an impressive 800hp. These kind of specs mean that the Urus may be able to finish the 0-100kph sprint in under 3 seconds. That’s a figure very few cars out there are capable of.

These specs probably mean an enormous price tag as well. Carbon fibre body, carbon fibre chassis and an enormous 800hp engine aren’t exactly cheap parts. The Jota is expected to debut some time next year, which the Urus should make its debut the year after, and go on sale in 2012.

Source: WorldCarFans

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Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 tuned by JB Design

The Murcielago LP640 has been tuned by the folks at JB Design. It’s called the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 JB-R, and first impressions aren’t all that great. It just doesn’t seem to look very good to me.

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