One Lap of the Web: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, Steve McQueen's cars and more Google GlassTue, 30 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700
-- Behold the Leyland Force 7V, 4.4 liters of V8 Australian power. Out of 56 built in 1974, only 10 survived after the company went kaput. Check out more pictures and info of Leyland Australias over at Jalopnik.
-- Watch below as “Top Gear” puts the lightweight, carbon-fiber Lamborghini Sesto Elemento through its paces and gives you a behind-the-scenes look. Of course, the Stig is in attendance, as well.
-- Take a peek into some of Steve McQueen’s personal vehicles as they crossed the block at Mecum’s Santa Monica celebrity auction. Some of his toys up for grabs included a 1969 Chevrolet pickup Baja racer, a 1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup (custom camper), a 1931 Harley-Davidson VL 74 and a 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross. At auction’s end, only the ’69 Chevy went home to an owner while the others failed to meet the auction reserve price. Check out more details here.
-- Mercedes-Benz’s Research and Development Center in Palo Alto, Calif., is using Google Glass to create a “seamless door-to-door transition between pedestrian directions and in-car GPS.” Learn more about the latest developments here.
By Autoweek editors