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Fireworks & Cars? Well… Maybe Not.

Fireworks & Cars? Well… Maybe Not.

Who Doesn’t Enjoy Fireworks & Cars?

Happy New Year 2019! With the arrival of the New Year, the thoughts of cars and fireworks are on the minds of many. Some people simply set goals for their own car, or car purchases. Other people celebrate with firework displays or setting them off safely at home. And, furthermore, some people even celebrate with cars and fireworks. Daily Driven Exotics did just so for July 4th, 2018. With the DDE Lamborghini Huracán and a Porsche driving about, fireworks were shot into the sky around them. The purpose of this was to celebrate the “4th of July Canadian style”. Although it looks absolutely awesome, it unfortunately destroys the Lamborghini’s tires.

DDE Lamborghini Huracán

DDE Lamborghini Huracán - Celebrating with Fireworks - Front Corner In-Motion - Daily Driven Exotics - EuroDrift

DDE Lamborghini Huracán – Celebrating with Fireworks – Front Corner In-Motion – Daily Driven Exotics – EuroDrift

The DDE Lamborghini Huracán is quite a spectacular vehicle. The base Huracán itself is an amazing beast. Prior to any modifications, the Huracán sports a 5.2-liter V10 engine. This works in combo with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The RWD version rocks 572 horsepower while the track-ready, AWD Performante has 631 horsepower. Just as the Gallardo and Murciélago before, the Aventador and Huracán will be moving out of the lineup soon. This doesn’t make them less phenomenal, but more so collectible. The Gallardo can still fetch around $100,000 or more, while the Murcielago is at least double that.

Use Precautions with Fireworks!

JULY 4TH FIREWORKS DESTROY LAMBORGHINI TIRES! – DailyDrivenExotics – YouTube

Overall, the DDE Lamborghini Huracán is a beastly machine. Celebrating New Years 2019 with a car like this and fireworks would be absolutely awesome… until the tires melt. Unfortunately, the Huracán didn’t survive the celebration. The tires didn’t handle the fire and heat well, leading to requiring replacement. On top of that, driving the way that is shown in the video is a sure way to destroy tires as well. So, first off, be sure not to drive illegally, irresponsibly, or recklessly. Secondly, always use fireworks with caution, care, and adult supervision, where needed. In conclusion, the Huracán is an awesome car and this video showcases how to NOT celebrate with fireworks and a Lamborghini … lol.

DDE Lamborghini Huracán - Celebrating with Fireworks - Waving American Flag - Daily Driven Exotics - EuroDrift

DDE Lamborghini Huracán – Celebrating with Fireworks – Waving American Flag – Daily Driven Exotics – EuroDrift

Note: All pictures are taken from the YouTube video which is property of Daily Driven Exotics.

The Transporter Movies: Audi, BMW, & Mercedes-Benz

In The Transporter movie series, the film portrays the use of Audis, BMWs, and Mercedes-Benzs. Frank Martin, the protagonist, is represented by Jason Statham for the first three films. Ed Skrein acted as Frank Martin in the reboot movie while Chris Vance handles the television series. The ratio of Audi to BMW to Mercedes-Benz in this series is 4:1:1. So, from this, you can see that Audi is the prominent car of Frank Martin.

The Transporter: 1999 BMW 735i E38 & Mercedes-Benz W140 S600

 

In the original Transporter movie, Frank Martin drove a 1999 BMW 735i E38 and a Mercedes-Benz W140 S600. The 1999 BMW 735i E38 boasted a V8 engine with around 233 horsepower and 254 lb.-ft. of torque. The Mercedes-Benz W140 S600 sports a 6.0-liter M12 0V12 engine with 389 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. Of these two cars, the Mercedes has a much more power. Although it may be only rumored, the 735i was expected to have a larger engine than specified to produce more power. So, it is possible that the 735i was actually a V12 model but that theory cannot be easily proven.

The Transporter 2: 2006 Audi A8 6.0 W12


In the Transporter 2, Frank Martin drives a 2006 Audi A8 6.0 W12. The 2006 Audi A8 W12 has a 6.0-liter W12 engine producing 450 horsepower to hit 60 mph in 5.0 seconds. Compared to the previous movie, this is an addition of 61 horsepower to the transporter’s available power. This car introduced the beginning of the movie’s implementation of Audi for the rest of the series. Although, there is a scene in which Frank drives a Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster. The Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster also has a V12 engine producing a whopping 572 horsepower to hit 62 mph in 3.8 seconds.

The Transporter 3: 2008 Audi A8 6.0 W12


For the Transporter 3, the 2008 Audi A8 6.0 W12 was brought to the scene. Basically, Frank decided to upgrade his previous A8 to the new, face-lifted edition. The 2008 Audi A8 W12 is another luxury vehicle with a 6.0-liter W12 producing 450 horsepower. So technically, it contains the same engine as its predecessor. The major difference is on the overall styling of the car and a few technological enhancements.

The Transporter: The Series – Audi A8 4.2 V8


Unfortunately, Frank downgraded his car for the television show, The Transporter: The Series. In the television show, Frank drives a Audi A8 4.2 V8. After driving the W12, I’d suspect Frank isn’t too happy with his new companion’s capabilities. The fact is, his Audi A8 has a 4.2-liter V8 motor that produces 372 horsepower and 328 lb.-ft. of torque. It may be a slight downgrade from 450 horsepower, but it is sufficient to do the job… for the most part.

The Transporter Refueled: Audi S8 4.0 V8


Fortunately, in the movie reboot, The Transporter Refueled, Frank upgrades his car to a Audi S8 4.0 V8. Although it is no V12 or W12, the Audi S8 4.0 V8 produces 605 horsepower to hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. Wow! Talk about a major upgrade compared to every other car, yet a downgraded motor. The advancement of car technology over a 10-15 year period is astonishing. Not only were they able to make engines more efficient, they downed the size and upped the horsepower. I don’t know about you, but I’d take this 605 horsepower beast over any of the W12 models previously mentioned.

Frank Martin Showed Passion Towards His Audis

Overall, Frank began his journey with BMW and Mercedes-Benz then jumped into the world of Audi. The transporter prefers his Audi A8s but ended up with a S8 in The Transporter Refueled. Over time, his vehicle quality improved until the television show downgraded it. Fortunately for Frank, he received his most powerful car in the most recent movie. In the end, Frank has continued to show his love for fine European luxury automobiles. Who knows what model will be next?

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