Lamborghini Aventador: Feeding Frenzy

Yesterday was Lamborghini Day at the Motorsports Gathering. In a lot of ways, it seemed more like Aventador day. By my count, there were 5 or 6.

The SVs are pure wicked sharks – Great Whites (or Yellows) in a pool of “ordinary” bull (sharks). Sitting completely still, they still look like they are languidly circling, aloof and untouchable, just waiting until it is time for hellscreams of V12 fury and melting shrieking tires and superheated asphalt and exhaust. And the utter destruction of any challenger.
https://www.scuderiasouthwest.com/blog/2016/11/27/at-the-december-gatheringa-lambo-for-christmas
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Merkur XR4Ti: It’s like…

Naming your son after your Scottish clan Elmer Fudd – or in this case creating a dork brand with a clunky name to sell your domesticated European models (because who would ever buy a “Ford Sierra”). Maybe they should have borrowed a gratuitous umlaut from Nikki Sixx. Merkür? Nah, still bad. The car is great, despite the nominal handicap. Otherworldly good looks. Crazy (for the mid-1980s) bits like fog lights in the bumper, no grille,  and the bi-plane spoiler. A turbo after they stopped blowing up but before everybody and their dog had one.
Merkur xr4tiWe’ve seen this exact car before, 5 years ago on the other side of town.  Met the owner. Nice guy; loves the car. No, I couldn’t have a quick test drive.
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