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Lamborghini Reveals New Huracán EVO RWD Spyder



Lamborghini has launched the new Huracán EVO RWD Spyder virtually via Apple Augmented Reality technology in place of live events cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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The Huracán EVO RWD Spyder has arrived. Credit: Lamborghini

With most live events currently canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Italian supercar manufacturer has taken the opportunity to partner with Apple to launch the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder via Augmented Reality, giving the fans the chance to see what a life-sized lambo looks like on their driveway.

While Android users were unfortunately left to stare at an empty driveway, Apple users (with iPhones and iPads running iOS 11 or later) were able to visit the Lamborghini website and view the new Huracán EVO RWD Spyder from all angles at a 1:1 scale using Apple’s AR Quick Look technology.

The reveal of this latest model most likely won’t come as a major surprise to anyone, given the existence of the Huracán EVO, Huracán EVO RWD, and Huracán EVO AWD Spyder, Lamborghini has described this as the one that “that completes our model range”. 

Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder aerial view
The soft-top can fold down in 17 seconds at speeds up to 30mph. Credit: Lamborghini

As the latest addition to the family, the Huracán EVO RWD Spyder features an aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine, capable of producing 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet (560 newton-meters) of torque, and uses Lamborghini’s 7-speed Doppia Frizione (LDF) dual-clutch transmission.

Lamborghini’s drive modes remain the same with drivers being able to select between STRADA (stability mode that minimizes rear wheel sliding), SPORT (more control of movement), and CORSA (full control of dynamics and speed) all of which can be activated via the ANIMA button on the steering wheel.

In terms of speed, the Huracán EVO RWD Spyder reaches 0-62mph/ 0-100kmh in 3.5 seconds without barely breaking a sweat and tops out at 202 mph/325 kmh (just one mile shy of the EVO RWD coupe’s top speed). The electric soft-top roof is also operational while driving but you’ll have to slow it down to around 30mph/50kmh to do so.

Visually speaking, the Huracán EVO RWD Spyder features a new front splitter design with a “shark-like nose” and sharper lines on the rear diffuser and sits on a set of 19-inch rims with Pirelli P Zero tires.

Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder features a new front splitter

By swapping the all-wheel-drive system for rear-wheel-drive and using lightweight materials, the EVO RWD Spyder has also done well to stay light on its feet although at just over 3326 pounds/1500kg it still has a higher curb weight than the coupe version thanks to the mechanics needed to operate the electric roof. 

Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder with roof down

Like other RWD models, the RWD Evo is not specifically intended to dominate on straight-line speeds or lap records but rather to be enjoyed for the tactile sensation of driving that the rear-wheel drive version offers.

“The Huracan EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder doubles the driving fun, delivering raw driving pleasure with the opportunity to celebrate life outside,” says Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali.

“The driver is perfectly in touch with Lamborghini’s engineering heritage, experiencing the feedback and engagement from the set-up of a rear-wheel drive car where electronic intrusion is minimized, while enjoying the sense of freedom and spirit of life that only open-top driving provides.”

Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder with roof up

This especially rings loud and clear no more so than when electronically rolling down the rear window to allow the full V10 engine sound to come flooding through the front cabin.

Prices for the Huracán EVO RWD Spyder are set to begin from US$229,428 with deliveries scheduled to begin mid this year as the Sant’Agata factory recommences production this week.


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Limited Edition Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Inspired by Time & the Universe



The Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection is inspired by the universe’s infinite reach and is limited to 20 vehicles worldwide.
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The new limited edition Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus. Credit: Rolls-Royce

The new Rolls-Royce Phantom “Tempus” is limited to 20 vehicles and is inspired by the concept of time and the infinite universe, with a special focus on a rare astronomical phenomenon known as a “pulsar.”

Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection Side View
New “Kairos Blue” paint with mica flakes to represent the night sky. Credit: Rolls-Royce

Unknown and undiscovered until 1967, pulsars are found in the deepest reaches of space (the closest is still 1,680 trillion miles from Earth) and are dense, white-hot stars that emit electromagnetic radiation in regular pulses – making them some of the most accurate clocks in the universe.

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Only 20 editions will be made. Credit: Rolls-Royce

In the Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus, the pulsar features as a hand-painted and embroidered artwork across the Starlight Headliner, complete with twinkling fiber-optic lights to reflect the white-hot stars.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection Headliner
Starlight Headliner with hand-painted/embroidered Pulsar night sky design. Credit: Rolls-Royce

Another design element made to represent time is the “Frozen Flow of Time” gallery – a unique artwork built into the dashboard fascia and made of a single billet of aluminum milled to form 100 individual columns, representing the 100-million years it takes for a rotational spin of a pulsar star.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection Dash Detail
The Frozen Flow of Time gallery artwork. Credit: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has also deliberately removed the clock from this edition in the hope that from within the space they have created, “the outside world and all its pressures and demands are forgotten.”

Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection Side Rear View
A place with where time does not exist. Credit: Rolls-Royce

“The events of the past year have caused many people, not least our clients, to re-evaluate their sense of, and relationship with time. At a moment in history when so much in life seems ephemeral, our patrons are seeking solace in the unique timelessness, longevity and permanence offered by a Rolls-Royce motor car,” says Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection Side Door Detail
Starry light design across the door panels. Credit: Rolls-Royce

“As we all know, time never stands still, waits for no one. Hence, we manage it, guard it, account for it, weigh and measure it to its smallest fraction. With Phantom Tempus, we have created a space in which those structures no longer apply – as illustrated by the deliberate absence of a clock. Rolls-Royce clients are not bound by time; the outside world with all its pressures and demands are forgotten.”

Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection Interior
The Rolls-Royce clock has been deliberately left out of the design. Credit: Rolls-Royce

For the exterior of the new Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus, a new bespoke paint color known as “Kairos Blue” has been created especially for this model and includes mica flakes to make a slight sparkling effect that mimics the stars of the night sky.

Owners can also choose to personalize their vehicles one step further with a unique engraving on the Spirit of Ecstasy, choosing to remember a special date and location of significance to the client, a marriage, or a birthday.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection Console

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Gunther Werks Unveils Porsche 993 Speedster Remastered Edition



Californian-based Gunther Werks has unveiled the open-top edition of its Porsche 993 Speedster Remastered built on the 400R platform.
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The new Gunther Werks 993 Speedster Remastered Edition. Credit: Gunther Werks

Californian-based Gunther Werks are known for some of the world’s most refined 993 air-cooled restomod’s and have now turned their attention to the open-top 993 Speedster Remastered Edition.

Gunther Werks 993 Speedster Rear Side Right
Only 25 Speedster models will be built. Credit: Gunther Werks

To create the open-top version of their coupe design, Gunther Werks removed the rear seat and, in doing so, had to significantly re-design and stiffen the 993 chassis with a new roll cage and roll hoop system to mitigate common side effects often associated with the removal of vehicle roofs. Now in place of the rear seats is a new carbon-fiber top Speedster top and tonneau cover.

Gunther Werks 993 Speedster Side View
Rear seats removed and replaced with a new carbon-fiber top. Credit: Gunther Werks

Some of the extensive exterior modifications of the 993 Speedster include a lower rake glass windscreen (which owners can opt to remove entirely, much like the McLaren Elva or Ferrari Monza SP1/SP2), billet aluminum side view mirrors, additional carbon fiber aerodynamic elements and a revised ducktail spoiler with ram air scoop.

Gunther Werks 993 Speedster Front Side Ride Aerial
New lightweight bonnet design. Credit: Gunther Werks

Under the hood, performance upgrades include revised suspension to improve handling, and a remapped 4.0 liter flat-six engine rebuilt by Rothsport Racing to slightly boost the 435 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque already achieved in the Remastered coupe edition.

New roll-cage and roll hoop system have been implemented to strengthen the chassis. Credit: Gunther Werks
New roll-cage and roll hoop system have been implemented to strengthen the chassis. Credit: Gunther Werks

Owners will also have the option to upgrade to 5 spoke Fuch wheels with center locking mechanisms if several of the forged Gunther Werks wheel options don’t already catch their eye.

Production expected to begin 2022. Credit: Gunther Werks
Production expected to begin 2022. Credit: Gunther Werks

Gunther Werks will only be producing 25 models of the 993 Speedster Remastered editions to match production of 25 coupe models already underway and is expected to begin production in 2022.

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Netflix Drive To Survive: Season 3 Premiers This March



Netflix has announced the popular Formula 1 series Drive to Survive will return with Season 3 premiering on March 19 this year.
Netflix Drive To Survive Season Formula 1

With the COVID-19 pandemic throwing a curveball on last year’s Formula 1 season, it was anyone’s guess whether racing, let alone filming of the next installment of the popular Netflix Drive To Survive series, would even go-ahead last year.

The excellent news for race-fans is that production company Box-to-Box Films and Netflix have both confirmed Drive To Survive will be returning to Netflix for Season 3, covering all the behind-the-scenes action and drama of the race season as it unfolds amongst a worldwide pandemic.

Netflix Drive To Survive Drivers

Most likely beginning with the last-minute cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix, it will be interesting to watch the driver’s and team’s reactions and responses as they navigate the best way to move forward through the “unprecedented” events caused by COVID-19.

Of course, other things we all want to know is what’s the latest with Guenther Steiner? What happened behind-closed-doors to see Carlos Sainz Jr take Sebastian Vettel’s spot at Ferrari? And how did Daniel Ricciardo end up at McLaren?

An additional video shared by Formula 1 broadcast journalist and reporter Will Buxton explains how you may have already spotted the Netflix film team throughout the season and explains some of the gear used to shoot the documentary and how they managed filming in the F1 paddock under Covid-19 restrictions.

Season 3 of Netflix’s Drive To Survive is set to premiere March 19 this year, and if it’s anything like last season, will drop all episodes at once for your binge-watching enjoyment.

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