Engine start-stop buttons used to be a novelty, but now they’re found in most vehicles on the market.
While most car ignitions are pretty standard and mundane, some automakers go out of their way to make them unique and stand out. Here are some of the most unique engine start buttons we’ve seen over the years.
When you’re talking about Italian exotics, the term “affordable” is relative—but considering the prices commanded by new Lamborghinis, there are some good deals to be found. Here are five affordable Lamborghinis; some of which are only affordable if you’ve already got a supercar-sized bank account.
The Gallardo played second fiddle to Lambo’s larger and more expensive cars. Over its decade-long production run (2003-2013) it became the brand’s best-selling model, with over 14,000 built. No surprise that it’s a bargain on the used market: There are plenty of Gallardos with asking prices under $100,000. If you want to be seen, go for the drop-top Gallardo Spyder, which commands around $10,000 more.
The Murciélago is the previous version of the “big” Lambo, having been replaced by the Avendator (though the two were built side-by-side between 2011 and 2013). With a V12 engine under the hatch, the Murciélago appeals more to purists than the V10-powered Gallardo, and yet prices aren’t too much higher: You’ll find several cars trading in the $130,000 to $150,000 range, though if you want one of the LP640 models, plan to spend closer to $200k.
When you consider they cost roughly twice that when new, this really is a steal.
That’s the age, more or less, of the automotive industry and naturally, its history is steep. Thousands of makes and models have come and gone over the decades, but only a few have really revolutionized the way auto manufacturers do business.
These are the vehicles that made everyone sit up and take notice. The ones that reshaped the North American automotive landscape.
Narrowing the field down to just one vehicle per decade was not easy. We focused on cars, trucks and SUVs that changed the industry specifically in North America, although that doesn’t mean it had to specifically be a North American vehicle. So, here are the 14 vehicles that changed the world and a few honorable mentions as well.
The press days of the 2016 New York Auto Show are all wrapped up, and although it was a somewhat quiet show with no real blockbuster debuts, there were a handful of significant reveals here.
The New York event has a tough time because it is the first show after the Geneva Motor Show, where Bugattis and Lamborghinis come out to play. Geneva is a hard act to follow. But still, here are the Top 5 debuts from this year’s New York Auto Show.
The Geneva Motor Show might as well be called The Supercar Show or The You Can’t Afford This Show because if a car is expensive, exclusive, has more than 1,000 horsepower or all of the above, this is probably the place you’ll find it.
And this year’s show didn’t disappoint, because all the high-end brands we know and love and even bunch of random boutique supercar makers we’ve never heard of and can’t pronounce all debuted their latest cars here.
Here are our picks for the 5 most significant and buzzworthy debuts of the show.
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