In the spirit of the holiday season, it seemed only fitting to share these beautiful photos of the new Lamborghini Urus and its predecessor, the “Rambo Lambo” LM002, driving through frozen countryside and villages to collect a Christmas tree. With both heavyweight SUVs making crazy power, one courtesy of a twin-turbo V8 and the other from a V12 borrowed from a Countach, it’s hard to say with would be more fun to use as a tree transportation device. Both vehicles draw loads of attention everywhere they go, but for a trip around the Dolomites, I think I’d have to pick the LM002 as long as there were enough gas stations to keep me moving along.
The folks at Girardo & Co – resellers of all sorts of vintage sports and race cars – have a habit of going a bit overboard when it comes to preparing for the holidays. Luckily, they used an ex-WRC Colin McRae rally car to pick up their Christmas tree this year and from the looks of things, they had a great time sliding their way across the farm roads of rural England in the process. To see some fantastic driving in a highly-strung Subaru, make sure to press play.
Morgans haven’t even been all that popular in the US but the historically family-owned British automaker has been toiling away for well over 100 years, building sports cars. Their hand-built cars have a legendary reputation which is why the Plus 8 model hasn’t changed much in the past 60 years of its production on the same assembly line. The Plus 8, alongside the newer Aero 8, are both being put out of production this year and the video above, features Keith Dalley, Morgan’s chief test driver as he talks about what it was like to drive these fascinating and powerful cars. Luckily, the retirement of two of Morgan’s most iconic models is being done to make room for something even more exciting to come and I’m dying to know what they’ll come up with in 2019!
Nissan recently held their 2018 Nismo Festival at Fuji Speedway in Japan. Amongst all the beautifully restored JGTC Skyline GT-R’s, Datsuns, and IMSA racecars, there was a new trend on the track. Nissan chose this event to showcase the future of their racing efforts with the debut of a new Formula E racecar as well as the new Nissan Leaf RC, which is a super low, super wide EV racecar. I’m not the biggest fan of electric cars in the world, but I’ve got to admit these look pretty fantastic. Now if only they sounded as good as they looked… To see more photos from the Nismo Festival, check out the story on Speedhunters.
Hagerty’s Barn Find Hunter has found himself one heck of a surprise as he goes to meet a collector who bought tons of cars he loved, never expecting to strike gold. Years later, his barns full of dusty cars are worth a fortune! Most people would be thrilled to find just about any one of these cars in a barn, and here we have a pretty huge fleet of them tucked away.