Lamborghini Aventador art car features every color of the rainbow

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With a catalog packed with shades of orange and yellow, the Lamborghini Aventador doesn’t shy away from bright colors. But the stock palette still pales in comparison to this latest art car.

This technicolor Aventador Roadster was created by Franco-American artist and musician Duaiv, who previously applied his talents to Ferraris like the FF and 458 Spider. Lamborghini Miami, a division of Prestige Imports in North Beach, Florida, applied the evidently very successful artist’s painting to a vinyl wrap and fitted to the Lambo along with a Novitec rear spoiler to create a one-of-a-kind supercar that is anything but a sleeper. You know, just in case an Aventador didn’t already stand out enough.

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The cars that won’t live to see 2015 [w/video] [UPDATE]

Acura TL lead The cars that wont live to see 2015 [w/video] [UPDATE]

Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception.

Japan’s automakers make up the bulk of the list of discontinued models for the 2015 model year: Acura is replacing the TL and TSX with the new TLX sedan, Honda is bidding farewell to the Fit EV as the new Fit hatchback takes its place, and Nissan is saying goodbye to both the Cube and Murano CrossCabriolet. Both the Nissan Maxima and Mazda2 exit stage left before their upcoming replacements arrive, while Toyota is terminating the RAV4 EV and FJ Cruiser as well as the Scion xD, and Lexus IS C and IS F that are being effectively replaced by the new RC.

From our own domestic automakers, Cadillac discontinues the CTS-V sedan and wagon as the new CTS rolls in, Chevy is canceling the mild-hybrid Eco versions of the Malibu and Impala sedans, and Chrysler is killing off the 200 convertible as the new 200 sedan arrives.

German automakers are also well represented on the list, with BMW splitting the 1 Series coupe and convertible into the new 2 Series line, Mercedes reintegrates the CL-Class coupe into the S-Class family, and Volkswagen is finally killing off the Chrysler-made Routan. Elsewhere in Europe, the long-serving Gallardo is being replaced by the Huracán in the Lamborghini lineup, while Volvo ends production of the XC90 in advance of the new model’s arrival.

It’s a long list to wrap your head around, but our compatriots over at The Car Connection have summed it all up in the video below, and we’ve assembled the slideshow above with photos of each. The question is, which of these models will you miss the most? Share your thoughts in Comments.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story stated that Infiniti is discontinuing the G37 that was already replaced by the Q50. While that’s technically true, as we reported earlier this year, the G37 as we know it will continue to live on, and has been renamed Q40 for the 2015 model year.

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‘Rich Kid of Instagram’ victim of supercar arsonists

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A 19-year-old in the UK is smarting after the possibility that his prolific social media use may be at the heart of four family-owned supercars going up in flames in barely a week. Aleem Iqbal has thousands of followers on Twitter and Instagram paying attention to his frequent posts about the high-priced cars he’s driving. He’s even been featured on the Tumblr page Rich Kids of Instagram. It appears that some people might not be so smitten with him, though.

According to his Twitter profile, Iqbal owns Platinum Executive Travel, a luxury car rental company in the England, and UK newspaper The Telegraph claims the company is also owned by Iqbal’s father. On June 6, cameras caught three hooded men setting fire to a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster leased by the company for a wedding. A few days later, two Audi R8 Spyders and a Bentley Continental Flying Spur from Platinum also got the torch, and two men were caught on camera setting the blaze. Nobody was hurt in either of the attacks, and the Aventador appeared to be repairable with the fire causing most damage to the passenger seat and dashboard. Police are still investigating both of the crimes.

According to The Telegraph, Iqbal believes that the arsons could have stemmed from jealousy towards him and his family’s business. Regardless, setting fire to a bunch of cars that are likely insured isn’t a great way to show displeasure.

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Translogic 152: Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

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Watch this Koenigsegg CCX hit 211 mph on a runway, outpacing McLaren’s P1

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Vmax200 in in England organizes events where those who care to show up with a supercar can run them down the two-mile runway at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. Evo attended the latest event, bringing an impressively green Lamborghini Aventador to test its girth and gaping vents against other precious metals like the McLaren P1 and F1, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Enzo, a Porsche Carrera GT and enough 911 Turbos to start a dealership. Speaking of those Porsches, nine of the top ten slots in the top speed competition are claimed by modified 911 Turbos.

A monochrome Swede ruled them all, though, a black-and-white Koenigsegg CCX setting fire to the speed trap run after run, hitting 211 miles per hour at its quickest. It was followed by, surprise, a 911 GT2 modified by 9E that did 210 mph. You can watch the EVO video below, GT Spirit has a bigger breakdown of the day, and we’ve included another vid showing the tandem launch of the CCX and McLaren F1.

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Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato could be bound for limited production

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Lamborghini has been seriously upping its production overt the years. When Audi took over in the late 1990s, the company’s production was measured in the 200-unit range. Now it’s making over 2,000 cars every year. But at the same time, Sant’Agata has been focusing on low-volume production as well, with a separate assembly line dedicated to putting together concept cars and limited editions like the Sesto Elemento and Veneno. And now it may just have another on its hands.

That would be the Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato, a unique coachbuilt supercar based on the Gallardo and unveiled last week at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the shores of Italy’s glamorous Lake Como. It was commissioned as a one-off custom for noted Lambo and Zagato collector Albert Spiess, but reports suggest that it could be put into limited production.

The viability of the project would likely depend on how many orders the Italians might garner for an expanded production run. Whether the project would be undertaken at Lamborghini’s special projects facility or off-site by Zagato remains to be seen, but you can bet it would fetch a pretty penny or two, despite the fact that the platform on which it’s based is now over a decade old and has since been replaced by the newer Huracán.

It wouldn’t be the first time Zagato has performed its magic for Lamborghini, from the 3500 GTZ of 1965, through to the Raptor, L147 “Super Diablo” and LM 003 Borneo of the 1990s. Take a drive down memory lane in the image gallery below.

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Lamborghini gets to work on Huracán LP610-4 Super Trofeo

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We all know the story of how Automobili Lamborghini got its start. The short of it is that Ferruccio, who had already started a successful tractor business, wanted to stick it to Enzo Ferrari, so he started making sports cars of his own. Lamborghini, however, never embraced motorsports to the same degree that Ferrari has – dabbling in Formula One engines in the early ’90s and the occasional foray into GT racing – but these days the Raging Bull marque is getting more serious about racing. It partners with Reiter Engineering to field competition versions of its road-going supercars, and organizes its own one-make series with individual championships around the world.

That’s where the new Huracán comes in. While the Ferrari Challenge has progressed from the 348 to the 355, 360, 430 and now the 458, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo has always been centered around the Gallardo. That’s because the series only kicked off in 2009, and the Gallardo had been in production since 2003. But now that the Gallardo has been replaced by the Huracán, the Squadra Corse team is hard at work on their new Super Trofeo racer.

To that end, Lamborghini has recruited racing drivers Fabio Babini and Adrian Zaugg to conduct development work on the Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo. Babini is a GT racing veteran who took a class win at Le Mans in 2001, while Zaugg came up the formula racing ladder, competing on A1GP and GP2 before signing on as a Lamborghini factory driver.

They car they’ll be working on will be a stripped-out, track-tuned racing version of the new Huracán, retaining its 5.2-liter V10 to drive the same 602 horsepower to all four wheels. It could ditch the heavy dual-clutch gearbox in favor of a lighter, more hardcore sequential gearbox, and will likely pack a tighter, lower suspension, upgraded brakes, more extreme aero and other competition-spec goodies. The resulting racer will serve as the backbone for individual championships in Europe, Asia and North America. In the meantime, Lambo has taken the Huracán to the track for the Lamborghini Accademia, pictured above.

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The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 takes to the track with Lamborghini Accademia 2014

After its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and having garnered more than 1500 orders from all over the world, the new supercar from the House of the Raging Bull is playing the starring role in Lamborghini Accademia 2014, which takes to the grid on 2 June in Imola.

Lamborghini Accademia is holding its first 2014 session on June 2 to 4 at Imola Racetrack. The lead role is awarded to the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, the new luxury super sports car unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The Lamborghini Accademia program, by Lamborghini Squadra Corse, provides Lamborghini customers with intensive driving courses on the track, so they can take their first steps into the world of motor racing. “Learning by doing is best” is the philosophy behind the Accademia, which offers two programs – one intensive and one advanced – with a team of professional instructors who have extensive experience in the racing world.

The Accademia provides the remarkable opportunity to fully experience the potential of Lamborghini super sports cars on both track and ice (Winter Accademia). It’s a captivating combination of high performance vehicles on some of the world’s legendary race tracks.

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Automobili Lamborghini appoints Fabio Babini and Adrian Zaugg as Squadra Corse test drivers, and announces the selected drivers to Young Drivers Program

Lamborghini Squadra Corse has announced Fabio Babini and Adrian Zaugg as test drivers to develop the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo race car, to be adopted in the three Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series (Europe, Asia, North America).

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Ken Block and friends race light in silly-beautiful Castrol commercial

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How does one make fast, loud, drifting cars better? Well, you can add more fast, loud, drifting cars or you can add lasers. Either or, really. In this case, Castrol did the right thing and added both, creating a highly stylized commercial for its Edge Titanium motor oil starring South African racer Adrian Zaugg, BMW factory driver Augusto Farfus, Audi DTM and Le Mans staple Mike Rockenfeller and some bloke named Ken Block.

Their cars? No surprise, but Block is in his Ford Fiesta GRC, while Zaugg samples a Lamborghini Aventador and Farfus and Rockenfeller drive along party lines, with a BMW M4 and an Audi R8, respectively. And those cars look good, too, thanks to the creative light and laser work on display.

Take a look below for the video from Castrol.

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