Life can be hard for the 21st century supercar. It’s not enough to go three times the speed limit, look like an interstellar fantasy and generate enough g’s to peel off a driver’s face. No, today’s exotics must also be reassuringly safe, reliable, and accommodating, even as they trim fuel consumption and carbon emissions. The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 advances that cause with scenery-blurring fury, as we found at Spain’s Ascari race circuit, followed by a swift run through Andalusia to the Costa del Sol.
Fresh off selling its mobile-phone business to Microsoft, Nokia is turning its attention to another area potentially ripe for rapid technological change: smarter cars.
Nokia Growth Partners, the company’s venture capital group, plans to invest $100 million into companies that bring more computing and communications technology to cars, the company said in conjunction with this week’s Global Mobile Internet Conference.