Murcielago Gets the Roadster Treatment
After unveiling the Murciélago coupe it is now
the turn of the Roadster to bow in Geneva. Technically the roadster
is the same as the coupe with a 580-hp, 6.2-liter V-12. Top speed is about 330 km/h
or 205 mph. Word is around that Lambo will produce a maximum of 200 roadsters.
The first will be delivered to their new owners in the second half of 2004. Price
is not yet known, but will be in the neighborhood of 350,000 euros, which
is approximately $440,000.
Rinspeed Splash Goes Amphi to Geneva
The Rinspeed "Splash" is just the first
of the new wave of wacky microbrand cars due at March's Geneva Motor Show. In
fact, making waves is what it does for a living —
the Splash is an amphicar, a hydrofoil, and a roadgoing roadster. A
hydraulic mechanism converts the road car into an amphibious vehicle, while an
integrated hydrofoil system enables the "Splash" to cruise about two feet above
the water. As a powerboat, the Splash can hit 45 knots. On the road, Rinspeed
says the automotive platypus can shoot to about 60 mph in under six second on
its way to a top speed of about 120 mph. Stay tuned for more from the Geneva
Motor Show, including the new Audi A6.