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Audi R8 V10, Four-Wheel Drive Coupled With Aluminum Frame And Racing Suspension

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Seen in many a spy photo, the Audi R8 V10 takes the German marque up into the top of the supercar class, competing with Ferrari and Lamborghini, which of course is owned by Audi. However, the Audi looks so different from the Gallardo that the two cars will attract different buyers. Not the lightest of supercars, despite its aluminum frame and body, the Audi R8 V10 is nevertheless a very fast car, with a top speed of 196 mph, and the ability to reach 60 mph in about 3.8 seconds under that 4 second barrier. Audi R8 stylish teutonic design The new model looks almost exactly the same as the existing R8, except for a few minor differences such as the use of LED headlamps and wisder side cooling vents. It has a rear diffuser and oval exhaust pipes. As on the V-8, the engine is visible through the rear window. Overall, the Audi R8 is still a sleek, purposeful design in the Teutonic mold. Spoiled a little by the black side panels which break up the flowing lines. Inside you could be sitting in

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni

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Here's a supercar that seems to break the Lamborghin mold: the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni has rear-wheel drive only, instead of the four-wheel drive on all the other models. The reason is simple: the car is named after Valentino Balboni, who has been testing Lamborghinis since 1967, and who has been closely involved in the development of all Lamborghini cars for many years. It was Balboni who took me out in the Gallardo Superleggera prior to my road test in Italy, and who drove using every ounce of energy that every aspect of the car had, and with great spirit at all times. Valentino Balboni, the great test driver, has just retired Balboni officially retired recently, and what better tribute to a kind and quiet man who is still a formidably fast driver? Balboni's favorite car was the Miura, which of course was rear-drive, and so he developed a style of driving suitable for very fast rear-drive supercars, and no doubt felt a little cramped in the four-wheel

Ignition System Functions

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Many of today’s cars have a start/stop button to activate the ignition, reducing the problem of ignition failure, although certainly not completely. Whereas, most cars have an ignition switch with a tumbler, new cars require a simple push of the button to turn the car on and off. Spark & Ignition Regardless of whether you need a key to start your car or not, activating the ignition is the first step you’ll take to get your car started. The ignition ignites the fuel that is in the engine’s combustion chamber at the precise moment in the piston stroke to give your car power. Essentially, your engine mixes fuel and air and brings in a spark to create an explosion that starts your car.  Your ignition switch is just the beginning in a series of components that comprise your car’s ignition system and connects to the battery. The switch is connected to an ignition coil which is connected to a distributor, distributor cap, rotor, plug wires and spark plugs. Today’s cars use an engine contr