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…The Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is perfection?

Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce

When Lamborghini decides to build a car like the Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, you don’t ask questions, you just say thank you and quietly pick your jaw up off the floor.

Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce Details

Lamborghini themselves even describe this car as “exceptionally purist”, and I can’t find any reason to disagree. The 670 indicates a horsepower jump from the already potent LP 640 to 670 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque out of the 6.5L V12. Extra power wasn’t the only thing Lamborghini managed to squeeze out of the package though, as more than 220 lbs of weight savings have occurred, leaving the car with a 0-62 time of just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 212 mph. However, if you opt for the larger “Aeropack Wing”, the added downforce will limit you to only 209 mph.

Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce Interior

Minor, yet still stunning details include a new engine cover with three hexagonal, transparent polymer plates supported by a carbon fiber framework, and an interior that is upholstered entirely in Alcantara with stitching that matches the exterior color of the car. Finally, the fighter pilot theme is carried over from the Reventon, with landing strip accents on the seats and floor panels.

The Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce isn’t a car that anyone needs, but when it takes an entire breath of air to say the very large and very Italian name, and each word sounds faster than the next, you know it’s a car that almost everyone is going to want.


[Via: Autoblog]

…Nottage Design makes a pool table from the future?

Nottage Design G-1 Pool Table

The Nottage Design G-1 Pool Table is easily the coolest, most unique and most futuristic pool table around.

It features a transparent playing area with a glass top and a patented Vitrik resin playing surface that allows the balls to roll like a regular pool ball, just without the need for felt.

At around $25,000 it’s definitely not cheap, but if your evil villain lab’s game room is not yet complete, it’s a small price to pay for awesome.

[Nottage Design]

[Via: Born Rich]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Wikia Search?

Wikia Search

Wikia Search wants to take down the Google giant with a freely licensed (open source) search engine.

Since Google is now a $200 Billion company, it’s easy to assume that they’re going to be a bit guarded with regard to their search technology; as it is, after all, the driving force behind most of those billions.

However, Wikia Search feels that by putting users in control, they can create a search engine that works faster, is more accurate, and is more informative.

How is it going to do this?

By using the power of a community of users acting together in an open, transparent, and public way.

Their belief is that “search is a fundamental part of the infrastructure of the Internet, and that it can and should therefore be done in an open, objective, accountable way”.

Though it’s currently only an Alpha release (meaning the results are pretty bad because there is no user feedback data), as that data starts to roll in, expect the results to get better at an impressively quick pace. (At least that’s the hope.)

It’s definitely an interesting project, and I hope it’s successful too, because if it can do for search what Wikipedia did for the encyclopedia, then Google definitely needs to keep an eye on this David.

[Wikia Search]