2004 Geneva Show Preview III Page 2

February 25, 2004

 

Murcielago Gets the Roadster Treatment

2004 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster

2004 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster

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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

Rinspeed Splash

Rinspeed Splash

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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.
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