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lamborghini-veneno-roadster Hype Means Everything

You liked the “classic version” (if I can name it that way…) of the Lamborghini Veneno concept car. Well, this car is so amazing I wanted to share with you the pics of the roadster version (the principal difference with the Veneno coupe, is the open-air cockpit (see below), which offers no protection from the elements whatsoever: no fabric umbrella contraption, no removable glass or metal panel, nothing to get between your dome and the air rushing by at 220 miles per hour. FYI, the Veneno Roadster is  just $600,000 more expensive than the Veneno coupe

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Back in June, I had the chance to test much of Opel’s 2013 range of cars in Belgium. I drive an old Opel that doesn’t even have air conditioning at home so this test drive was for me the chance to appreciate how much Opel cars had evolved in just a few years. The main attraction of our trip was Opel’s new Cascada which is an athletic, glamorous, mid-size convertible. But that’s not the only fun we had: I was able to get my hands on Opel’s fully electric car the Ampera, the supercharged Insignia OPC as well as the 205 horsepower Astra… Check out all the cars below and see for yourself that rich equipment, fun driving and german quality can come at a very attractive price!

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SLS Roadster AMG 2013

You know the type of cars you usually bump into in front of 5-star hotels? Well, I had a dream that one day I would drive such a car! Thanks to Mercedes and the AMG Live event, my dreams became reality! To quote but few of them, I had the chance to pilot the brand new red Mercedes A45 AMG, the Mercedes G63 AMG or even the mind-blowing Mercedes C63 AMG (funnily enough, that’s not the most powerful on a circuit but that is the car we all want to have). To be continued…

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Jaguar had this ambitious goal to design a car that basically gathers the “performance of a Veyron, the range of a Volt, and the CO2 of a Prius.” This video nicely highlights the development and specifications of that hypercar: those guys at Jaguar know how to rock my world!

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Just as if our initial test drive of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class wasn’t enough to win us over, we headed to Spain for another test drive of the Coupé and convertible models of the E-Class range. Younger, more playful, just as luxurious and optimized as its older sister the saloon. I’d kill my banker right now if it’d help me get that nice looking piece of engineering. But I’d probably end up in jail before I can even sit behind the steering wheel… Anyway, check our full review of the beast after the break and enjoy the amazing photos!

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Sometimes, there is a thrill you can’t describe with words. You won’t come close to figuring out how intense and exciting a MotoGP race is before you live it from the inside. I was fortunate to get full access to the Ducati racing team for the Le Mans MotoGP race a few days ago. Aside from the sheer beauty of the fierce competition that you can see on TV if you wander among the motor channels, there is an original blend of prestige and excitement in a racing team. Watch our exclusive, intrusive photo reportage at the heart of the Ducati racing team after the break!

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If you’ve read yesterday’s post about the new Mercedes-Benz CLA, you know that we’re around 12:30 now and that we’re arriving at l’Auberge du Jeu de Paume in Chantilly (far north from Paris) for lunch. The CLA test-drive was nothing short of spectacular and we’re now pretty excited about the rest of the day for we’ve been promised to try the new and improved Mercedes-Benz E Class !! It is a car that traditionally attracts the favors of corporate top managers or taxi drivers or anyone that needs a safe, durable berline that can swallow the asphalt. Want to know our sentiment on the new german saloon ? Then read the rest of the article !!

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Just look at it. Just look at its sporty nose, its awesome wheels and its side lines. We had the priviledge to test drive the new Mercedes-Benz CLA for a day before it even went publicly available. I’ve had many rides to play with since I got my driver’s licence already but I can’t even start describing the fun and pride we had driving around with the CLA. Was it the gear shifts on the stearing ? The 7-speed automatic transmission ? The powerful 220 CDI ? The comfort ? The electronics inside ? Actually all of them in a single aerodynamic, predatory, angry looking beast is what makes this car a dream ride for us. I believed the Mercedes CLA would have a tough challenge of seducing a younger audience but it looks like it won’t be that difficult after all !! Check out our in-depth review and appreciation of the brand new CLA after the break !! 

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Custom motorcycle maker Confederate Motorcycles just unveiled their latest limited-edition model called the R131 Fighter. Made out of aircraft-grade aluminum, the bike is as light as the wind. In that all black finish, I’d say you ride like the devil. 2146 CC engine, 5-speed transmission, carbon fiber wheels, 4-piston Brembo brakes… But a limited production of only 10 models costing $100,000 USD each. In my opinion, that seat looks uncomfortable for a hundred thousand dollars !

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Lamborghini produced only 3 Veneno, each of these will be sold $4M. Do I really need to comment that? I’m just astounded…

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