Friday, May 26, 2017

RIDES: The Ultra-Rare Lamborghini Centenario Makes Its Way to Hong Kong / Audi Agrees to Sell Ducati for More Than $1 Billion USD

The Ultra-Rare Lamborghini Centenario Makes Its Way to Hong Kong
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Hong Kong has just received Asia-Pacific region’s first Lamborghini Centenario, an ultra-rare 1 of 20 hypercar that was revealed at the 2016 Geneva auto show.
The eye-catching gun-metal black and yellow whip looks very similar to the Geneva show-stand model, sporting an aerodynamic carbon-fiber exterior shell with yellow accents at the front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser that weighs just 3351 pounds. The interior mirrors the exterior’s theme with black and yellow leather fixings and premium details throughout. The beastly model is a variation of the Aventador, featuring a similar carbon-fiber monocoque and 6.5-liter V12 engine capable of accelerating from zero to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of more than 217 mph.
The Lamborghini Centenario is unfit for public road use, so these shots by Ron Alder W Photography for Lamborghini Hong Kong may be the only good look we’ll get of the rare supercar for the time being.
If you’re looking for a car with similar performance specs but a smaller carbon footprint, Elextra announced an all-electric supercar capable of 0-62 mph in 2.3 seconds.
Audi Agrees to Sell Ducati for More Than $1 Billion USD
German automobile company Audi has confirmed they will be selling luxury motorcycle brand Ducati for a price of €900 million EUR. With no specific buyer lined up just yet, reports indicate that four potential suitors have stepped up and submitted bids for Ducati’s ownership. The business negotiations have been ongoing since the beginning of the year, but have been kept private for the most part. Reports also indicate that Volkswagen is still in the process of remodeling it’s business plan after the brand was forced to pay heavy penalties for rigging emission tests in 2015. VW was ultimately forced to pay $4.3 billion USD in penalties and buy back over 500,000 vehicles. The company has since rebounded and posted a profit, but has decided selling Ducati is the best move for the business.
Prior to being purchased by Audi back in 2012 for €860 million EUR ($961 Million USD), Ducati was originally owned by private equity firm TPG, changing hands to buyout firm Investindustrial. Be sure to keep an eye out for more developments and, in the mean time, check out more breaking automobile news, like the latest concept model for the BMW 8 Series.

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