Lamborghini Valentino Balboni Spyder video @ Jalopnik

A spy photographer for the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport recently caught the topless version of Lamborghini’s LP550-2 Valentino Balboni tear-assing around the Nürburgring. It sounds great. Too bad it doesn’t make any sense.Yep, that’s right: Senseless! As the fine folks at Axis of Oversteer remind us, the idea of a topless, track-focused supercar is a little silly. And yeah, it’s probably going to be a bit heavier and a bit duller than its fixed-roof sibling.

Don’t care. Sounds nice. Looks pretty. Would have around just because topless Gallardos sound amazing. ‘Nuff said.

Mitsubishi Electric to Supply Jeep with Touch-Screen Radio

NORTHVILLE, Mich. – July 7, 2010 – Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc., today announced it is supplying Chrysler Group LLC with large, touch-screen radios for its Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles.

The new dash-mounted radio, which is available as an option, features a 6.5-inch touch-screen with full access to Sirius satellite radio standard, as well as basic AM/FM service and a DVD player that plays music for the front passengers, or music and videos for rear seat passengers on vehicles equipped with a rear screen. A motorized mechanism tilts the screen to provide access to the DVD player. The radio also features a 28 gigabyte hard drive that can store about 7,000 songs in addition to the navigation map data, a USB port for downloading audio/picture files and an audio jack. The screen also displays the rear view camera image for vehicles equipped with a back-up camera safety system.

“This Mitsubishi Electric radio is among the newest generations of radio/touch screen systems on the market today. Drivers and passengers have quick and easy access to their favorite music and DVDs,” said Mike Antrim, director, Audio/Video/Communications (AVC) marketing, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America. “And, because the radio can display a vehicle’s back-up camera, the safety benefit is enhanced.”

About Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, was established in 1979 to serve the North American automotive, heavy duty truck and coach business. Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America offers a wide range of products and services including engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, distribution and service of electrical and electronic systems and components for automobiles, heavy trucks and commercial engine manufacturers, serving both OEMs and the aftermarket. For more information about Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, visit www.meaa-mea.com.