Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"We can rebuild him — we have the technology,"

 After suffering a terrible Rally car accident  while racing in the Ronde di Andorra in Italy on Sunday, Lotus-Renault's Robert Kubica seems to be back into a stable condition. 

Following the accident, Robert was airlifted to a nearby medical center where he underwent seven hours of surgery to reconstruct his right forearm. Yesterday, he was able to communicate with medical staff and his family. 

Additional surgery is set to take place on Thursday to stabilise fractures to Kubica’s right shoulder and right foot. After that, another operation will take place to treat his elbow fracture. Kubica is expected to stay at the Santa Corona Hospital for the couple weeks.

In the mean time, with the start of the 2011 F1 Season, LRGP is scrambling to find a temporary driver to fill in Robert's spot. Several reports indicate Bruno Senna as a likely replacement. Other possibilities include Antonio Liuzzi and Nico Hulkenberg.  

New Lamborghini Aventador spied on the way to Geneva with a swirly camouflage scheme

It goes without saying that Lamborghini is truly taking their time on this project. With thousand of of fuzzy, ugly spy shots circulating around the internet; everyone has just been waiting to pounce on any good view of the new Murcielago successor. 

Is this a true spyshot though? The car seems to sport remarkable similarities to the Murc; perhaps too similar, front end appears to be virtually unchanged, ass end looks the same too. The only real noticeable difference are the camel-swallowing side scoops. 

Well, Lamborghini seems to be keeping this held close. There isn't much for cosmetic details but what we do know is that this new car will be sporting a freshly designed 6.5 HP V-12 capable of 690 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. All that couples with a 7-speed ISR transmission is set to launch this modern day sled from 0-62 in 2.9 seconds. Wow. Course, thats not too hard since the car is set to weight a thin 3,472 lbs. 

With all that power, it's still got the shoes to stay on the road. The Aventador is going to join the ranks of the Porsche Carrera GT and Ferrari Enzo with a pushrod suspension set-up. 

I'm quite excited for Geneva now; only a month to go.