Silverstone spreads some festive cheer this Christmas

There’s a promotion on at Silverstone this Christmas, that on the surface looks like any other offer run during the past year, however there are two important highlights this festive season that are bound to catch your eye.

Details of Lamborghini’s new LP700-4 revealed in leaked order guide

We’ve known it by several project names during its development; Aventador, Jota and of course LP700-4. It’s the successor to Lamborghini’s much loved Murciélago LP640 which was partially revealed last month when Lamborghini announced its power plant – a brand new 6.5-litre V12 engine pushing out 690bhp.

Lamborghini’s new V12 continues the legend

Earlier this month Lamborghini’s Murciélago reached the end of production and with it went the venerable 60° V12 engine which has served the Raging Bull for more than 40 years. It was time for fresh start – in the intervening years Lamborghini’s V12 had grown from the 3.5-litre F1-inspired design to a 6.5-litre unit with nearly twice the power.

Crash the Need For Speed Launch Party in Los Angeles

EA (Electronic Arts) and KingSize USA are offering an advance-preview of the EA Need For Speed Hot Pursuit game launch in LA on Tuesday 16 November. The Philly based hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang will headline the event, which also features an all-night open bar.

Sideways Glance – November 8th

Welcome to this week’s review of last week’s happenings in the motor industry, which comes to you from a rather messy student abode in almost downtown Exeter. We start this week with the announcement of the shortlist for the 2011 European Car of the Year award, which comprises the following seven automotive talents:

PERSPECTIVE: What’s in a Name?

“When you talk, you sound like Super Mario on our Nintendo game,” my children tease.

“Do I?” “Yes. It’s funny.”

Doesn’t the Italian language and/or the Italian accent sound… unusual, to the Brits? Exotic, perhaps? Sexy, even?

Silverstone’s ONE DAY Driving Experiences sale

It’s that time of year, when the race calendar starts to wind down and you can pick up a Driving Experiences bargain at Silverstone… if you’re quick. Tomorrow (Monday 11th October at 12:00hrs*) all of Silverstone’s Driving Experiences from their impressive range will be half price as part of a one day sale.

Live coverage from the Paris Motor Show

Not everyone can travel to Paris to watch all those shiny new cars being launched, so to save you the trip we’ve put together a simple web page to present 3 of the LIVE webcasts from the show, which kicks off tomorrow.