It’s A Lambo Christmas, We Drive The 911 Turbo: Today’s Car News

October 19, 2009
Lamborghini Christmas Collection

Lamborghini Christmas Collection

To celebrate Christmas Lamborghini-style, the Italian supercar company has produced a range of limited edition gift-boxed candles and ceramic baubles, inspired by its recently revealed Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni. [Lamborghini]

Toyota has developed a new scratch resistant paint that works on a molecular level to help prevent lustre degradation caused by scratches and preserve the original color and gloss of the car. [Automotive World]

For performance fans, The Car Connection’s Marty Padgett has posted his first drive of the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo. He tells us how a 500-horsepower German-engineered piece of rolling history handles the twists and turns of the legendary Estoril race track. [Motor Authority]

The 2010 Geneva Auto Show will be a packed house, with organizers confirming today that all major automakers will be there. [The Auto Channel]

Last month, during a discussion with journalists about General Motors’ new “May the Best Car Win” marketing campaign, Bob Lutz laid down the challenge to any journalist to a duel with the Cadillac CTS-V to see if any comparable car could topple the Caddy. Last week the challenge was put forward to anyone with a comparable sedan and today we can report that 120 people have applied. [InsideLine]

Japan gets a stylish new sedan from Toyota in the form of the 2010 Mark X. Fitting in the midsize sedan segment, the Mark X shares its rear-wheel drive platform with another Toyota, the Crown, as well as the Lexus GS. [CarScoop]

Mitsubishi is set to unveil a new proprietary plug-in hybrid system in the Concept PX MiEV at this month’s 2009 Tokyo Motor Show and according to latest reports it may feature in the next-generation Evolution Lancer XI. [Autocar]

Jeremy Clarkson comments on the love-it-or-hate-it 2010 Porsche Panerma and as most would guess, he hates it. His final verdict of the car? “It makes Quasimodo look like George Clooney.” [Times Online]

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