Look, we’re loath to engage in super-hyper-gigacar histrionics, but the 2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV is by all accounts (including our own) totally, absolutely, completely bonkers.
Apparently, the only way to make the 740-hp, 6.5-liter V12-powered SV -- that stands for Superveloce, by the way -- even more nuts is to adhere to the less-is-more philosophy. Which is why Lamborghini proceeded to chop off the poor car’s top.
The result is the just-announced Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster. Like its hardtop stablemate, the Aventador SV Roadster gets that naturally aspirated V12 and, we presume, a similar 2.8-second 0-60 sprint. We’re sure it will feel faster, what with the wind in your hair and all.
Audi's best-selling model, the A4, is getting a significant makeover whose success will play a key part in the automaker's goal to topple BMW as the top-selling luxury brand globally and fend off a growing challenge from a resurgent Mercedes-Benz.
The redesigned A4, a rival to the BMW 3 series and Mercedes C-class, is slightly larger than the current model with a bigger, revamped interior.
It retains conservative styling to appeal to business fleet customers whose purchase choices are based more on rational than emotional decisions.
The A4 is the second Audi after the Q7 large SUV to adopt Volkswagen Group's second-generation MLB modular architecture. The A4 has the best drag coefficient in its class at 0.23, Audi said in a statement.
What Are They?
There are two vehicles being presented here, both being debuted, marketed and advertised together by Scion, not to mention parked next to each other on Scion showroom floors starting Sept. 1 ... so we might as well introduce them together.
The compact hatchback Scion iM is a Scion version of the Japan-market Toyota Auris. It shares the same platform as the Toyota Corolla and Scion tC and kind of fills the same utilitarian wagon/hatchback role for Scion that the old Matrix wagon/hatchback did for Toyota, only on a smaller scale. The iM comes in just one trim level –- Mono Spec -- so your only choices are transmission and color. With a 137-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed manual or CVT, it’s pretty straightforward.
We review hundreds of cars, trucks and SUVs every year here at Autoweek. With volume like that, it's easy for some interesting vehicles to slip through the cracks. We don't want you to miss a review of your dream car, so here's a summary of all the cars we tested last week.