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Everyone agrees that the Lamborghini Reventon is one of the coolest cars ever made. Presented last year at the Frankfurt show, the car was produced in a limited run of only 20 units, plus another two units, which will be kept by Lamborghini. Of these 20 units, 19 are already sold and the last available car arrived this weekend at the Lamborghini dealership in Las Vegas.

Priced at 1 million Euros (without taxes), the Reventon is basically the result of a mating between an Murcielago LP640 and a fighter jet. Based on the LP640, the car’s engine develops 650 hp (10 hp more than the LP640) and though its performance figures are not changed, the body kit is a result of Lambo engineers and designers using fighter jet aerodynamics.

As we said, the car is priced at around $1.5 million, but considering that it’s the last available unit and that it’s Vegas, we expect the model to be sold with more than that.

Check out more photos after the jump.

Read More: “Last available Lamborghini Reventon arrives in Las Vegas”

Though Fisker has some legal problems, the Fisker Karma is one of the most promising cars out there. Still, after it made its world debut at the Detorit Motor Show, back in January, there haven’t been any updates lately. So Fisker released these first photos of the production version being tested.

We don’t have any full info about the technology that will power the plug-in hybrid, except that Fisker, in partnership with Quantum Technologies, are working on a drivetrain that will use an electric motor to drive the wheels and an internal combustion engine to charge the lithium-ion batteries. In reply to the rumors that the engine could be a 1.4 liter Volkswagen engine, Henrik Fisker told Wired that “the car MAY have a German engine that turns the generator.”

Another thing we notice is that the car will resemble the concept a lot, which is very good news, because we’ve seen the concept live at Geneva and it looks awesome. The Fisker Karma is scheduled to hit showrooms late next year, hoping to launch the car before Tesla’s sedan the WhiteStar. We’re also expecting the outcome of Tesla’s lawsuit against Henrik Fisker.

More photos after the jump.

Read More: “The first photos of the production Fisker Karma”

Forbes.com took United States’ 50 largest metro areas and looked at congestion, fuel costs, use of mass transit and carpools and commuting distances to determine which were the most affected by rising gasoline prices and calculate how much commuters pay each day to get to and from work. All fuel costs reflect May 1 prices.

The worst is for residents of Riverside and San Bernardino, cities which grew as part of the Los Angeles sprawl, where residents accepted the trade-off of cheaper housing for longer commutes. Not to mention the $3.91 per gallon gas price. Below is the full list.

City (per commuter per day)

1. Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif. ($7.61) 2. Atlanta, Ga. ($6.62) 3. Washington, D.C. ($6.32) 4. Miami, Fla. ($6.28) 5. Chicago ($6.23) 6. Birmingham, Ala. ($6.16) 7. Los Angeles, Calif. ($6.12) 8. Raleigh, N.C. ($6.10) 9. No. 9: Houston, Texas ($6.07)

10. Sacramento, Calif. ($6)

Read More: “US cities with the worst pain at the pump”

A judge in Clearwater, Florida sentenced 17 year old Nick Bollea, Hulk Hogan’s son, to eight months in jail for reckless driving. He will be on five years’ probation and lose his driving privileges for three years.

Last August, Nick Bollea was involved in a very serious car accident. Authorities determined that Hogan jr. was racing a friend in his yellow Toyota Supra, when lost control in a curve and slammed into a palm tree. The impact left on of his friends critically injured and in need of lifetime medical care.

Read More: “Nick Hogan sentenced to 8 months in jail”

Yesterday, in the practice day at Indianapolis 500, Andretti Green Racing’s Danica Patrick was involved in a very nasty accident at the pit stops. While getting back to the pits, she ran into Dale Coyne Racing’s chief mechanic, Charles Buckman. The accident wasn’t Patick’s fault, as Buckman was talking with someone from the Andretti team and wasn’t aware that she was about to enter pits. He was taken immediately to the hospital, after suffering scalp and facial cuts and a concussion.

After everything was alright, Buckam said: “I really don’t remember how it happened. All I remember was talking with someone on Marco Andretti’s team and then everything is blank from that point. I will be OK and hopefully back to work in a day or two.”

The day was full of incidents. Besides Danica Patrick’s one, Alex Lloyd, driving for Rahal Letterman Racing ran high into a turn and lost control, doing a quarter-spin up into the barrier. The car was heavily damaged and Lloyd complained of neck pain, but after being examined at the track’s hospital, doctors said everything alright with him.

Rookie Mario Dominguez was also involved in a minor crash but after a short medical exam was cleared to drive.

Read More: “Video: Danica Patrick hits crewman at Indianapolis 500”

Yesterday, I had the chance to drive the new Fiat 500 and I must say it’s quite a cool car. I’ll write a post with all my impressions, next week. Meanwhile, you can check out the photo gallery, here.

Also, next week, we’ll post the Audi A4 review. Though we drove the car back in March, at the Geneva Motor Show, we also wanted to make a video of the A4, but our video editing skills suck, so we decided to publish the review as it is now. We’re sorry it took so long, but we really wanted to make a quality material.

We also want to start a new section. Because some of you, our readers, sent us photos of your rides, we’ll start the “AU Readers’ Cars” section, which will include photos of your cars. So, if you want to share your rides and your thoughts, please drop an e-mail at info@rpmgo.com. It would be cool to see what we drive, because, after all, we all love our cars, even if it’s an old piece of junk or a brand new Bugatti Veyron.

Read More: “Fiat 500 and more Auto Unleashed news”

With all major German car companies launching their small SUVs, Porsche couldn’t afford to stay behind, so here are the latest spy shots of the upcoming baby Cayenne, scheduled to make debut in 2010. Codenamed Roxster (and we really hope they’ll change that), the car will try to match the Cayenne’s success, which revived Porsche back in 2002. And it’s not going to be easy, because the competition is taugh, with the BMW X3 (scheduled to be facelifted soon) and the recents Mercedes Benz GLK and Audi Q5.

Developed on the Q5 platform, the Q5 will will get its own sheetmetal and glasshouse, plus a distinct engine range. To be even more different from the Q5, the Roxster will probably be powered by Porsche’s VR6 engine and the low-end V8, producgin between 300 and 400 hp. Rumors say Porsche is also considering a diesel powerplant and even a hybrid version, in the future.

Questioned by CarMagazine, Porsche’s spokesman said: “It’s our policy not to comment on speculative spy photos […] Porsche Engineering do a lot of work for third parties – it could even be an Audi Q5 on test.”

Read More: “Baby Porsche Cayenne spied”

InsideLine brought together two of the coolest cars America makes right now, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 and the 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt. The Challenger marks the re-birth of a great classic American muscle car, while the Bullitt is seen by many as the best edition of the 2005 Ford Mustang (and trust us, we’ve seen a few). So, which one is the coolest? Check out the video. Enjoy!

Read More: “Video: Dodge Challenger SRT8 vs Ford Mustang Bullitt”

Scheduled to hit US showrooms late this summer, the 2009 Mazda 6 will have a price tag starting at $19,850. For this money, you’ll get the entry level Mazda6 i SV powered by the 170 hp 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine. The same engine is available for the Mazda6 i Sport and i Touring, which will feature some extra options and will start at $21,250 and $22,750 respectively. The Mazda 6 Grand i Touring model starts at $25,850.

The 2009 Mazda6 s Sport will be powered by a 3.7 liter V6 producing a total of 272-hp and will carry an MSRP of $25,150. The Mazda6 s Touring will start at $26,150. The top of the line Mazda6 s Grand Touring will start at $29,150.

Check out more details about every model on the Mazda6Club Forum.

Read More: “2009 Mazda 6 pricing announced”

We don’t know where this photo was taken, but talking about space management, one thing’s for sure, the space on that ship was really used to the max. Just take a look at those cars in the center of the image. That’s impressive! We’re also not sure if this photo is for real and wasn’t photoshopped, but it sure is funny.

Read More: “How many cars can you fit on a cargo ship?”

Probably everyone knows who Brabus is and what it does. It’s that German tuner which transforms Mercedes cars into expensive beasts. And here is their latest creation, the tuning program for the recently introduced Mercedes Benz SL facelift. As expected, the performance figures are impressive. The car is powered by the 730hp 6.3-liter twin-turbo V12 originally developed for the Brabus Rocket (SL 600 only) mated to a reinforced five-speed automatic transmission and a special Brabus limited-slip differential. High performance upgrades include a new sports exhaust system, a special suspension kit and the Brabus high performance brake system. Powered by this engine, the cars sprints from 0 to 62mph (100km/h) in just 4 seconds and up to 124mph (200km/h) in 10.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 219 mph (350km/h).

Considering its performances, the body kit not only gives the car a striking look, but it also improves the aerodynamics, to make sure nothing unexpected happens. The front bumper is replaced by the Brabus front apron featuring LED daytime running lights and high beam and fog lights, the rocker panels have three entrance lights which illuminate the floor around the vehicle. Also available are 17, 18, 19 and 20 inch one-piece and multi-piece light alloy rims.

Of course, the interior is top class, featuring scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS-logo, an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel with shift paddles, and an exclusive BRABUS custom interior crafted from an exquisite combination of especially soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara.

Check out more photos and the full press release after the jump.

Read More: “Facelifted Mercedes Benz SL by Brabus”

After the ACS1 program for the BMW 1 Series Coupe, the German tuner AC Schnitzer couldn’t miss the cabrio, so yesteday they’ve presented their tuning program for the BMW 1 Series Cabrio. The body kit includes a less rounded front skirt with diagonal grille insert, new rear skirt lip and diffuser, plus 17, 18 or 19 inch alloy or racing wheels.

Under the bonnet, AC Schnitzer made some power upgrades so the 135i version now develops 360 hp, the 123d develops 240 hp and the 120d with 200 hp. Besides the engine upgrades, the company also offers a height-adjustable race suspension, exhaust silencer with chromed tail trims and a speedometer which now measures up to 320 km/h (though probably this car will never go there). On the interior we have silver-carbon details and aluminium accessories, new gear knob, pedals and velours floor mats.

Check out more photos after the jump.

Read More: “BMW 1 Series Cabrio tuning by AC Schnitzer”

In an interview published Sunday, Rupert Stadler, Audi’s Chairman told Welt am Sonntag that Audi is planning on releasing an electric car within 10 years. Without providing additional details, Stadler said: “Electric cars offer great opportunities, which we have already seized on”. Asked if was not lagging domestic rivals Mercedes and BMW in the development of lithium-ion batteries, Stadler said Audi’s research capacities were larger than those of its German competitors.

So this announcement shows, once again, that the major car companies take electric cars very serious. This year, BMW will decide whether to build an electric vehicle, while GM plans to roll Chevy Volt plug-in electric car in 2010.

Read More: “Audi to build electric car in 5 to 10 years”

The German tuner Carlsson presented their latest creation, the Carlsson CK50 tuning program for the new Mercedes Benz SL500. By installing a new electronic control unit (ECU), the 5.5 liter V8 engine now produces 435 hp / 320 kW at 6,000 rpm and 600 Nm of torque, 53 hp more than the factory version (388 hp / 285 kW). Carlsson also removed the speed limit and the car now goes up to 293 km/h (182 mph), while the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is made in 5.1 seconds.

Besides the engine mods, the Carlsson CK50 also features a new exhaust system with four polished tailpipes, a length-adjustable front spoiler, rear diffuser with air conduction system and rear spoiler. The sportier look is given by the 30 mm lowered suspension, electro-polished grille inserts and 19 or 20 inch light-weight multi-spoke wheels.

More photos after the jump.

Read More: “New Mercedes Benz SL500 tuning program by Carlsson”

Ford announced the Ford Mondeo Titanium X, which will be the new top of the line of the Mondeo range in the United Kingdom. The Titanium X will have new exterior features, such as new side skirts, bi-xenon headlights, twin chromed exhaust pipes and new 18-inch alloy wheels. On the interior, the car will have piano black inlays, leather/alcantara seats and red stitching detail, plus Bluetooth connect, alloy pedas and 6-CD Sony changer.

Besides the 2.5 liter turbo petrol engine, the Titanium X will have a new powerplant under the bonnet, a 2.2-litre TDCi engine which develops 175 hp and accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 8.4 seconds. The engine produces only 165 g/km in emissions and has an average fuel consumption of 45.6 mpg.

The Ford Mondeo Titanium X will be available with pricing starting at £23,355 for the 5 door model and £26,605 for the estate model.

Check out more photos after the jump.

Read More: “Ford Mondeo Titanium X added to UK range”