Over the Alps and Across the Plains in the Mercedes-AMG GT S

It was almost too good to be true. My contact at the Daimler HQ in Stuttgart had just informed me that a Mercedes-AMG GT S would be ready for me upon my arrival in Stuttgart in late October and that the car was mine to use for two full weeks! My slightly far-fetched idea of doing a grand tour in a sports car out of season actually hit home with Daimler. Continue reading “Over the Alps and Across the Plains in the Mercedes-AMG GT S”

Here comes… Cheetah! Lamborghini’s Off-Road Genesis

In the late 1970’s, the US Army were in the process of finding a new multi-purpose vehicle, and one of the contestants for the bid was a small company called MTI, who developed the Cheetah. However, long story short, the US Army went with AM General’s offer and MTI looked further, all the way to Italy, to be precise. Continue reading “Here comes… Cheetah! Lamborghini’s Off-Road Genesis”

Cherishable Chariots at Chantilly

The third installation of the Chantilly Arts et Elegance took place on the grounds of the picturesque castle of Chantilly on the first weekend of September. In its short lifetime, Chantilly has become one of the go-to events for classic car lovers, and this year also catered for those who prefer the modern supercars, as Saturday morning saw the start of the Supercar Rally. Continue reading “Cherishable Chariots at Chantilly”

Lamborghini Launches Topless Centenario

A few hours ago, Lamborghini launched the Centenario LP 770-4 Roadster at Monterey, California. The facts and figures are basically the same as for the coupe that was launched half a year ago, but the Roadster comes with no roof option whatsoever. 20 will be made, all are sold. Continue reading “Lamborghini Launches Topless Centenario”

Bravo, Bertone, Bravo! Or: The Lamborghini That Should Have Been

As I removed my shoes and lowered myself into the unique Lamborghini Bravo, my heart rate went up even more. A few minutes earlier, I had the exquisite pleasure of seeing this unique prototype again, three years after our first encounter. Regardless of category or age, this very car, with its apparent oxymoronic complex simplicity, is one of the creations that never ceases to draw me in. Continue reading “Bravo, Bertone, Bravo! Or: The Lamborghini That Should Have Been”

Driving the Maserati Levante

On the eve of 4th July 2016, the Maserati Levante got its Norwegian launch, and at nine o’clock the next morning, I was handed the keys to the only Levante in Norway, ready for an hour’s test drive. Having seen and test sat the car the night before, I quickly settled in and set off to the unmistakable rumble of a serious engine. Continue reading “Driving the Maserati Levante”

Zonda R, 911 GT1, P1 GTR; Heard of the Blancpain Ultracar Sports Club?

If you like seeing the rarest and most extreme of modern hypercars, both stationary and in action, you should consider attending one of the events of the Blancpain Ultracar Sports Club. This club offers owners of automotive unicorns the opportunity to let their cars stretch their legs on track on some of the best racing venues available. Continue reading “Zonda R, 911 GT1, P1 GTR; Heard of the Blancpain Ultracar Sports Club?”

How Green Was My Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

2nd August 1914. The second bull of the afternoon enters the bullfighting arena of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Nineteen-year-old bullfighter José Sánchez Rodríguez keeps a keen eye on the bull, bearing in mind its ominous name: Veneno, meaning venom. Continue reading “How Green Was My Lamborghini Veneno Roadster”

Lamborghini Countach “Walter Wolf” at Villa d’Este

Very few individuals have been as instrumental as Walter Wolf in keeping Lamborghini moving forward, most obviously so through the special Countaches he ordered and co-developed. Wolf owned at least four Countaches from new, starting out with a rather standard white LP400, to which he added a roof wing. Continue reading “Lamborghini Countach “Walter Wolf” at Villa d’Este”