This Lamborghini Huracan is out to stake a claim as the fastest car around. Its rival, the R35 Nissan GT-R, is lightning fast in the quarter mile but the Huracan’s not playing second fiddle to any car.
During a recent time trial at the Texas Motorplex in Dallas, an almost unfathomable two thousand horsepower Lamborghini Huracan went 0-to-60 in 1.8 seconds. After that, it only took the Lamborghini another 2.6-seconds to reach 130mph. In total, it took the 2000-HP Lamborghini Huracan only 7.916-seconds to run the quarter mile at a peak speed of 185 MPH.
I’m typing all of this just minutes before I’m about to shut down my computer for the night and hop into my Mazda SUV that’s slower than molasses. Am I dreaming of a former life when I was driving a car that was quick as hell off the line? Not really, no. Because I’ve never even had the slightest inkling of what it feels like to 0-to-130mph in 4.4-seconds.
The quickest car I’ve ever had the chance to drive was either a manual 6-speed turbo-charged S6 or a Maserati, but I only got to open up the first off the line. The latter I was parking for my buddy’s dad at the golf course.
How did I get so sidetracked? Moving on…
According to CarBuzz, Dallas Performance is the team behind this modded 2000-HP Lamborghini Huracan. They’ve added 18-inch drag radials which have drastically increased performance.
I’m slightly confused because the CarBuzz article linked above states this took place at a drag track in Florida but it very clearly says ‘AAA Texas’ on the walls and that’s definitely the Texas Motorplex in Dallas. Was there another recent event where this modded out 2000-HP Lamborghini Huracan ran and if so, can I see that footage?
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Following the death of Marvel comics’ Stan Lee, people have begun recirculating a 1968 column Lee wrote denouncing racism (something a disturbing number of politicians refuse to do to this day).
As part of his storied comics career, Lee spent almost four decades writing regular installments of ”Stan’s Soapbox” on the backs of comics, in which he frequently fought for his heroes’ values of tolerance and equality.
“Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today…It’s totally irrational, patently insane to condemn an entire race — to despise an entire nation — to vilify an entire religion,” Lee wrote. “…Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill out hearts with tolerance.”
Stan Lee leaves behind a complicated legacy. He brought joy to the world while causing pain to the little guy behind-the-scenes. But if we can take something positive from the life he lived, it’s that he made sure to take a public stand when it might’ve cost him.
December, 1968: pic.twitter.com/9U5TeTtXLc
— Siddhant Adlakha (@SidizenKane) November 12, 2018
Lee himself resurfaced the column in 2017, after white supremacists marched on Charlottesville, resulting in the death of one woman.
In a no-longer-available tweet, he shared the image with the words “As true today as it was in 1968. Pax et Justitia -Stan.” 1968, notably, was the year Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, among other events.
“Pax et Justitia” is Latin for “peace and justice,” an ideology pervasive in Lee’s comics and in multiple Soapbox columns.
Following the Charlottesville tweet, Inverse dug through the archives and found several more examples of Lee fighting prejudice over the decades. He defended Luke Cage’s debut and pointed out the allegories of bigotry in X-Men, all as part of the heroic stories readers were hungry to consume.
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The former president and chairman of Marvel Comics is known by many Marvel Cinematic Universe fans as the guy who shows up in the majority of the movies released by Marvel Studios since 2008’s “Iron Man.” But he started doing cameos long before there were superhero movies.
Going as far back as the 1960s, Lee’s likeness would be inserted occasionally in covers and inside the pages of the Marvel comics he was overseeing. And from what Lee told Business Insider back in 2015, it was never his intention to pop up in all things Marvel.
“The artists back then would draw me in as a joke or just to have fun,” Lee told Business Insider then. “And I would put some dialogue balloons there and it looked as if I intended it. I didn’t try to do cameos in those days.”
Here’s Lee and fellow iconic Marvel artist Jack Kirby showing up on the cover of a “Fantastic Four” comic in the 1960s.
And Lee shows up in this edition of the “Nova” comics in the 1990s.
“Anything that seemed fun and anything that the readers seemed to enjoy we kept doing and those things brought in a lot of fan mail,” Lee recalled. “And we weren’t doing movies or television, our whole existence depended on comic books, so if you see that something is interesting to the fans you stay with it.”
Marvel definitely stayed with it, making Lee the face of the company. Over the decades, he also appeared in countless cartoons, TV shows, and movies ranging from Fox’s ’90s cartoon “Spider-Man” to 1995 comedy “Mallrats" where Kevin Smith used him as a voice of reason. Lee said he particularly liked his cameo in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” because “it’s so funny.”
That’s primarily why he also has a fondness for his appearance in 2007’s “Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” in which he can’t get into the wedding of Reed Richards and Susan Storm because the bouncer doesn’t think he’s really Stan Lee. “I like any of them that seem a little bit funny,” he added.
You will next see Lee on the big screen for Sony’s "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," where he makes a cameo in animation form.
This story has been updated from its original version.
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The death of Stan Lee, age 95, has been felt by many, but the loss has been particularly profound for the many fans-turned-artists who were inspired by Lee’s legendary career.
In the wake of Lee’s passing, as notes of honor and remembrance have flooded social media, stunning portraits of the renowned comic-book writer have stood out. Many of the tributes are accompanied by short anecdotes noting the impact Lee has had on the lives of so many, particularly in the worlds of illustration and animation.
One post from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, a rendering of Lee he created when he was just seven years old, perfectly captures the awe so many have felt because of Lee throughout their lives. Read more…
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