Epic Flame Battle: Lamborghini vs McLaren

 Lamborghini vs Mclaren

Ever wondered what a Flame Battle with a Lamborghini vs McLaren would look like?  Probably not, but that's why Youtube is awesome.

This video shows a flame battle between two supercars that are favorites among the gearhead crowd, the Lamborhini Aventador and the McLaren MP4-12c.   Just as a reminder the McLaren MP4-12c is fitted with a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that producers 616 horsepower and the the raging Lamborghini Aventador has a 6.5-liter V12 engine which produces 700 horsepower.

Which supercar will rein supereme in this supercar flame battle and make bigger and better exhaust flames?  The raging Italian or the British bombshell?  Watch the video to find out.

McLaren MP412C & Lamborghini Aventador FLAME BATTLE

Spring Event 2014. This McLaren MP4-12C from Cars and Business founder and reviewer of several television programs and automotive websites can also spit some nasty flames when it's hot! The MP4-12C has got Akrapovic exhausts for the extra brutal sound! The Aventador is stock. But we all know that every Aventador can spit flames. The result? Two crazy owners revving their Supercars to the max for an epic flameshow!

What flamethrower would be your choise?
My camera had some difficulties trying to focus at the second MP4-12C Flame scene. Too bad, but you still see the HUGE flames!

Dubai Police add Lamborghini Aventador supercar to vehicle fleet

Lamborghini Aventador

If you are speeding in Dubai or trying to get away from a crime, you better watch out!  The Dubai police force have now added a formidable weapon to their police fleet, a Lamborghini Aventador supercar.  This means nobody is getting away from the Dubai police!

The announcement came via the Twitter on the Dubai police Twitter feed @DubaiPoliceHQ.

And there was also this Tweet too;

Last month the Dubai police added Chevy Camaro's to their fleet and last year a set of Dodge Chargers were added as well.  Also the Dubai Police have confirmed there will be introducing sports cars that are specially tuned for the police fleet to enhance patrolling capabilities.

The news of Dubai adding the Lamborghini Aventador supercar to it's fleet of police vehicles has obviously created a lot of social media buzz.  A new Twitter hashtag, #OnlyinDubai, is now quite popular on the social network.

The Lamborghini Aventador costs roughly just shy of $400,000 and is equipped with a gigantic 6.5 liter V12 engine that has a whopping 700-horsepower.  The Aventador is capable of speeds up to 217 mph, meaning no bad guys will be able to escape.

Most police forces obviously couldn't afford to buy a supercar but “Only in Dubai” is it possible.  The government is flush with oil money making the purchase of a Lamborghini Aventador, set of Chevy Camaros, Dodge Chargers, and customized sports cars no big deal.

The Dubai police haven't bought these cars just for the media attention, social media buzz, or just to be flashy though.  According to SkyNews roughly 15% of traffic citations issued in Dubai each day are for driving at speeds in excess of 130mph, police reports released in March showed.  Vehicle deaths in 2012 were 122, with 2,161 injuries, many of which occurred on the Dubai's notorious Sheikh Zayed highway.

The Dubai police feel to be able to catch these high speed offenders, they need just as fast cars.  In Dubai gas prices are cheaper than drinking water, meaning you don't need to worry about running down your tank if you are going over 130+ mph.  Wouldn't that be nice?

The moral of this story?  If you have ever thought about joining the police force, then you better move to Dubai! 🙂

[Source – SkyNews, 7DaysinDubai]

Ferrari Unveils F12 Berlinetta, The Most Powerful Ferrari Road Car Ever

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Ferrari recently reveled it's latest automotive achievement, the F12 Berlinetta. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta will be the most powerful Ferrari road car to date, equipped with a V12 engine that pumps out an astonishing 740-horsepower. That is an increase of 120-horses over the outgoing 599 GTB Fiorano which the F12 Berlinetta replaces. Amedeo Felisa, Ferrari's CEO, has reassured Ferrari fans that the Italian company will be sticking with V12's, even with growing environmental concerns and pressure to use smaller turbocharged engines. (Take that Prius!) However the new engine will be 30 percent more fuel efficient.

Since the F12 only weighs 3362 lbs (of course I assume that is a dry weight number) and Ferrari has used next generation alloys on the all-new aluminium spaceframe chassis, making overall rigidity increase b 20 percent, this means the F12 Berlinetta will accelerate from 0-60 mph in a ridiculous 3.1 seconds, and 0-124mph in 8.5 seconds. The top speed is 211 mph! On top of that the F12 Berlinetta laps Ferrari's Fiorano test track in just 1 minute and 23 seconds. That is faster than the much loved and coveted Ferrari Enzo can do around Fiorano.  The only current competition for the Ferrari seems to be the Lamborghini Aventador.

As with any supercar looks are key and the F12 Berlinetta does not fail in this category. The F12 takes design cues and elements from the Ferrari California and Ferrari FF, but the F12 has more sleek and muscular lines giving it a more sporty stance. Looking at pictures of the F12 is reminiscent of looking at the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition models. This is due in part to a design cooperation between Pinninfarina, the well know Italian design company, and the Ferrari Styling Center. We can only look forward to more supercar greatness from Ferrari.