Posts Tagged ‘ Lamborghini ’

The Worlds Greatest Drag Race?


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We normally like to keep our descriptions about any given subject to at least a small paragraph, but when Motor Trend put 11 of the world’s most badass cars head-to-head for the drag race to end all drag races… There’s not much more to say than “watch the video”.

The Lamborghini Aventador by Fab Designs.


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Swiss car modifier FAB Design has presented the Spidron, a souped-up version of the Lamborghini Aventador with a lime green livery, a unique aerodynamic package and an additional 70hp.  FAB Design has equipped the Lamborghini Avendator with additional air intakes, new aerodynamic elements in the rear, new wheels and a new carbon fiber rear wing.  Thanks to a new engine configuration and the addition of specially adapted sport air filters, FAB Design claims to have boosted the supercar’s total power to 770hp, compared to 700hp for the factory-issued Aventador.  The modifier also claims that the Lamborghini Aventador Spidron accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in just 2.9 seconds.  The tuner car is available through FAB Design for €430,000 (around $592,000) plus tax. The first deliveries are expected to go out this June.

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Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4


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This new Lamborghini is indeed named after a bull, as the company likes to do. A 610-hp, 5.2-liter V-10 with seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 0 to 62 mph gets done in 3.2 seconds, and the Huracán’s top speed of 201 mph. the Huracán gets its moniker from “the fighting bull Huracán of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed” which apparently was known for its outstanding courage and strong sense of attack. Look for the Huracán to courageously attack the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March.

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Lambos for Your Legs


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Upon seeing Lamborghini’s wild Veneno concept, experienced shoe designer Jeremiah Obuobi felt compelled to design a shoe that embodied the same design language. The result is this wicked-looking runner that, like the Lambo, is focused on optimum aerodynamics and stability to achieve a equally dynamic experience when the wearer tackles the road on foot rather than by car.

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Aston Martin DBC Concept By Samir Sadikhov


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With a portfolio filled with work for lamborghini such as the CGI renders for the press images of the aventador J and urus SUV, transportation designer Samir Sadikhov has presented a his latest super car design study that brings a rear mid-engine/rear-wheel drive layout into a completely re-designed Aston Martin. Dubbed as the ‘DBC concept’, the Aston departs from traditional long hood and short deck styling cues and integrates a refined silhouette that references the design profile of the DBR1.

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How To Make A Lambo.


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Not sure what to do with your old Volvo? New Format, a design studio in the Kyrgyz Republic, has an interesting solution.  With a 1982 Volvo as the base, wheels from a BMW X5, spare parts and scrap metal from the junkyard, plenty of imagination, and three months of perseverance, the agency has succeeded in creating a rather convincing knock-off of the Lamborghini Gallardo, a car usually priced at €300,000.  But the “Kyrgyz Lamborghini” seems to be just the beginning. Meder Koilubaev, artistic director at New Format, has expressed his ambition to launch a new concept of custom one-of-a-kind cars made from spare parts in true Kyrgyz style.

 

Lamborghini Aventador Turns Bologna Airport Taxi


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The Lamborghini Aventador wearing the white and green Dubai Police uniform turned up at a Dubai, for permanent police duty. Now, a white and red Lamborghini Aventador has taken up the job of a runway taxi at Aeroporto di Bologna, which is 30 minutes away from Lamborghini’s headquarters. The specially trained airport staff is guiding arriving flights in the super car which has been equipped with a light bar. It’s wearing a white and red theme with the necessary decals, including a “follow me” sticker as well as others to celebrate Lamborghini’s anniversary.

Lamborghini Egoista Concept For 50th Anniversary


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Powered by a 600 horsepower 5.2-liter V10 engine, the lamborghini egoista celebrates the company’s 50th anniversary with a design by walter da silva, the head of designer of the volkswagen group. The single-seater concept is characterized by two fundamental aspects: its architecture, and the materials used. The cockpit, designed like a tailor-made suit for the driver, is a removable section which, once combined with the rest of the vehicle, creates a perfect technical, mechanical and aerodynamic unit. Influenced by the world of aviation – specifically an apache helicopter – the cockpit can be ejected in an emergency. The cockpit, made completely of  carbon fiber and aluminum, represents a sort of survival cell, allowing the driver to isolate and protect themselves from external elements, they kept an eye on the future when designing the egoista, with the idea that its cockpit could have been taken from a jet aircraft and integrated into a road vehicle, to provide a different travel option.

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Car Shoe For Lamborghini 50th Anniversary


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For its 50th anniversary celebration in collaboration with Automobili Lamborghini, Car Shoe (owned since 2001 by the Prada Group) is launching a new driving shoe. Hand made with meticulous attention to detail, the classic profile features a pebbled calf leather upper and a notched, rubber studded outsole for added grip. The moccasin is finished with Lamborghini’s iconic logo on the heel tab and metal 50th anniversary logo on the laces. The collection consists of three different colors – black, red and blue – all reminiscent of classic Lamborghini tones. A limited edition, expect these to arrive at select Prada shops in a few weeks. Car Shoe was founded in 1963 by Gianni Mostile. The brand soon became best known for its signature moccasin which feature tiny rubber nubs.

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2013 Is The Lamborghini Gallardo’s Last Year.


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Lamborghini has announced that it is to cease production of its V10 Gallardo. But the Italian company has a replacement waiting in the wings that it is set to unveil in 2013.  Credited with reviving the brand after it was sold to the Volkswagen Group in 1998, the Gallardo went on sale in 2003 and over the past 10 years had become the most popular Lamborghini of all time, racking up over 10,000 sales to date.  However, while it can still compete with Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren in terms of looks and brute force power, it was starting to struggle to keep up in terms of technology and driver aids.  Still, its departure will leave a hole in Lamborghini’s lineup as well as marking the end of an era for the brand. Supercar fans will be keen to see the debut of the much anticipated replacement — and how it compares.

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster


Lamborghini has unveiled the newest addition of supercar lineup, the gorgeous Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. The Roadster features a two-piece (only 13 pounds) removable roof made of carbon fiber. Furthermore the LP700-4 has powered rear window and a front-mounted removable wind deflector. Under the hood this roadster houses the 700-hp 6.5-liter V12 having top speed of 350 kilometers per hour.

Ultraluxury Car Demand Won’t Grow In 2013.


Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said global demand for ultra-luxury sports cars will probably not increase next year. The main reasons for this are the European debt crisis and the slowing of China’s economy. “We are very cautious for next year. The Europe crisis is not over,” he said. To make up for the slowing sales in Europe and China, Lamborghini is now looking to expand in markets like Singapore and Hong Kong. The maker of the Aventador supercar also opened a second dealership in April in India, where the number of millionaires will more than double by 2015. The ultra-luxury unit of Volkswagen AG hasn’t made the decision whether to introduce an SUV, Winkelmann said. Lamborghini unveiled an SUV prototype — the Urus — at the Beijing car show this year.

2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder


Lamborghini has revealed pictures of the 2013 Gallardo Spyder following the unveiling of the 2013 Gallardo at the Paris Motor Show last month. Just like the hardtop version, the convertible as well features more aggressive lines as well as some new design elements. The face of the 2013 Gallardo Spyder has angular lines, larger air intakes making the convertible very similar to its hardtop sibling. Trapezoidal quad exhausts with polished tips and a six fin diffuser dominate the rear end. The car gets 19-inch wheels, a redesigned tail light cluster and an optional extra style package comprising a special paint scheme. The Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder also benefits form the same tweaked 5.2-litre V10 engine, now producing 412kW of power and 540Nm of torque.

Mansory Carbonado Lamborghini Aventador‎.


Mansory has reworked the Lamborghini Aventador into a limited production model named the Carbonado, after the black diamonds found in Africa and Brazil.  The Carbonado is coming with a lot of carbon fiber accessories, including new carbon fiber panels applied over its body and over its engine hood.  Interior is given the special leather treatment on the seats and dashboard, a newly designed airbag sports steering wheel made out of real carbon fiber and non-slip aluminum pedals.  Other modifications from the standard supercar include a new high performance exhaust, which with a re-mapped ECU lifts the power output to 743 bhp.  According to the German tuner, the model can now accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds before reaching a top speed of 355 km/h.  Mansory’s special edition Lamborghini will be produced in a limited run of six units.

Super Car Concept Designs.


Concept cars are basically a creative mind at work with no limitations.  You dont need to worry about how street legal it is or how much damage it will do to a person if you hit them doing 20mph… the answer is it does allot no matter how you design it you stupid regulations people.  Any how that’s the biggest short coming of a concept car.  What you see at the auto show wont ever make it to your drive way.  Yet it shows what we car capable of building and that a chevy impala may actually be the most boring car on earth.  Now that i offended the one Impala owner who visits this site we can safely move on.  Check out this wide range of properly awesome concept cars.   Brands include Bugatti, Ferrari, Tesla, Formula one, McLaren, BMW, and Mercedes Benz.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Gold Edition.


A special edition of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, named the Gold Edition, has been officially presented to the public in China, at the Shenzhen Hong Kong Macau International Auto Show.  In China, a standard Gallardo is priced at 3 million Yuan (around $600,000) but this special edition model has been priced almost $200,000 more.

The Lambo S.U.V.?


The least-kept secret of the Beijing Motor Show spilled out today with the leak of these renderings showing Lamborghini’s proposed new sport utility vehicle. Dubbed the Urus, the concept SUV would be Lamborghini’s bid to cash in on the booming global market for high-end luxury SUVs — if customers can accept the strange blend of supercar angles and racing tires on a high-riding hatchback.

While Lamborghini has flourished with new models under its ownership by Volkswagen, profits have remained elusive. With Porsche thriving thanks to its Cayenne SUV, other automakers now wonder just how big the market for people movers with some off-road capability might be; BMW keeps adding to its already full range of luxury SUVs, while Lamborghini stablemate Bentley’s idea of the EXP 9F concept shows the dangers inherent in the concept. Lamborghini execs have said they have yet to win approval to build it — but given demand for big vehicles in China and the Middle East, that seems like a formality ahead of a 2017 arrival.

Unlike Bentley, Lamborghini has a history with trucks; the LM002 SUV set the mold that the Hummer H2 would attempt to fill two decades later. The Urus — named for the ancestor of modern bulls in Spain — looks nothing like the LM002, drawing its styling from what a four-door Aventador might look like and its underpinnings from either the Cayenne or corporate cousin Audi. Many details such as specific engine choices remain under embargo; we’ll have the full story on the Urus this weekend, but until then you can debate whether a Lamborghini SUV stands as a savvy move or just a lot of bull.

A Peek Inside The Lamborghini Factory.


The Italian automaker founded in 1963 by feisty Ferrari hater Ferruccio Lamborghini built a long line of swoopy exotics that demanded passionate, dedicated drivers — with an equally passionate and dedicated mechanic on speed dial. Several ownership changes over the years, including an ill-fated union with Chrysler in the 1980s didn’t help the cause. Lamborghinis inspired lust, but consistency of build and reliability proved elusive… Until the Germans got involved.

Audi’s takeover of the company in 1998 instigated dramatic changes in how the famed cars from Sant’Agata Bolognese were conceived, developed and constructed. Eager to retain the brand’s “Italianness,” the Germans kept company headquarters in Sant’Agata, much like how Bugatti remained stationed in Molsheim, France, and Bentley didn’t stray from Crewe, England, once Volkswagen took over.

The German influence not only resulted in shared platforms (like the Audi R8/Lamborghini Gallardo aluminum spaceframe), it also brought a sea change in how emerging technologies are researched, developed and incorporated into the ever-evolving world of supercars.

Lamborghini hit a landmark when it sold its 10,000th Gallardo in 2010, a figure that represents more than all other models produced since the company’s founding. As a replacement for the mighty Murcielago approached the zenith of its three-year development, camouflaged mules were spotted darting through Italian countrysides and along the famed Nürburgring Nordschliefe, and the 691-horsepower flagship was being “fine optimized” in preparation for production.

Lamborghini Carbon Fiber Bags Collection.


I’m as against man purses as much as the next straight guy, but when Lamborghini claimed to be the first company to utilize carbon fiber material in fashion accessories with their new line of fashion bags, I still had to take a look.  The bags will come in various styles (Travel, Messenger, and Envelope) with each completed in hand-stitched leather with palladium-finish galvanized brass accessories, hand-mounted studs, and cotton lining.  The colors of the bags are then highlighted by the diagonal graphite reflections, turn reflected by carbon fiber.  The Carbon Envelope bag retails for €850, which comes out to around $1,230US, while the Carbon Messenger bag sells for €1,050 (around $1,720) and the Carbon Travel bag costs €1,450 ( about $2,100).  Together with the travel bag collection, Lamborghini also released a new range of clothes and accessories for men and women for the fall 2011-winter 2012 season.

Lamborghini Is Moving To China?


China looks set to claim another crown in the battle for supremacy in the luxury markets of the world as the country’s interest in supercars continues to grow.  China knocked the United States off its perch as the world’s leading car market two years ago – sales there now surpass 18.26 million units per year.  It seems that tastes in the country are turning now to the very high-end of the auto market, an area long dominated by the Americans.  Italian carmaker Lamborghini says it sold 138 cars in mainland China over the first six months of this year – a 60 percent rise from the same period last year – and the company believes it will move more than 300 cars “at the least” by the end of 2011.  The rise in sales comes after Lamborghini moved 206 cars in China last year, a 150 percent rise from 2009.  Last year in the US, Lamborghini sold 290 cars (out of 1,302 units worldwide) and with the Italian carmakers – now part of Volkswagen’s luxury Audi unit – expecting sales in China to surpass 500 per year in the near future, there’s little doubt where the center of the supercar world is now heading.  Lamborghini currently has nine dealerships/showrooms in China but plans to have 20 open and operating by the end of the year.  The carmaker is now waiting for the roll-out of its new 12-cylinder, 700-horsepower Aventador model – priced on the mainland at 6.28 million yuan (678,000 euros) – and already there are 200 pre-orders in from China, according to the company.  According to research carried out by the company, mainland Chinese owners of Lamborghinis are on average the youngest in the world at 35.  “They are self-made men. They are very young but in China most of the money is young,” a spokesperson from the carmaker told the SMP recently.  A procession of the world’s leading luxury carmakers are expanding throughout the Chinese market. According to motor industry watchers IHS Automotive, luxury car sales in China should top 909,900 units this year – up from 727,200 units last year.  The world’s largest luxury carmaker – BMW AG – says it has moved 121, 614 cars in China this year (up 60.8 percent), while Mercedes-Benz says it has sold just over 95,030 cars there this year, already up 59 percent from 2010.

The Brand New Lamborghini Aventador.


Italian sports marque Lamborghini has unveiled the new flagship of its lineup at the Geneva Motor Show.  The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 will be delivered to the first customers in late summer 2011, the company confirmed March 1, describing the model as a “new reference among super sports cars.”  The model uses a carbon fiber monocoque (integrated chassis) which gives the Aventador a weight of 1,575 kg and features the same upward-opening doors used on its predecessors such as the Diablo and Murcielago.  It boasts a 6.5 liter V12 engine which can deliver 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 350 km/h.  Inside, Lamborghini has taken inspiration from airplanes and opted to display all of the instruments on a TFT-LCD screen, using a second display to show the vehicle’s multimedia and navigation system.  The car starts at €255,000 and is one of several new top-end models on show at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland — March 1 also saw the debut of the new Porsche Panamera Hybrid S, the Ferrari FF and the new Maserati 2012 GranTurismo Convertible.

The Lambo Sesto Elemento Concept For Sale.


The Sesto Elemento concept was envisioned as a design study, previewing the styling we might expect to see on the next generation of Lamborghini supercars.  But shortly after it was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, reports began to emerge suggesting that the Italian automaker could put it into production, however limited.  You could wait several years for the high-tech supercar to go into production – or you could order one on JamesList right now for €1.85 million.  The name Sesto Elemento stands for the sixth element in the periodic table, i.e. carbon, and references Lambo’s mastery of carbon fibre technology.

Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition


To celebrate the partnership between Lamborghini and luxury watchmaker Blancpain, the Italian automaker has just announced a new limited edition series of Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition cars.  The two marques are also behind the Super Trofeo racing series, which Lamborghini claims is the fastest spec racing series on today’s circuits.  The car features a revised engine cover, a massive rear spoiler and Skorpius wheels which cover yellow brake calipers that clamp onto carbon-ceramic discs.

The interior comes in black Alcantara with yellow accents and visible carbon-fiber, with the Blancpain logo placed on the seats and cockpit in yellow stitching.  The most amazing part of this Blancpain Edition’s as it only weight 1340kg and it is the lightest vehicle from Lamborghini’s production car range.  This super car comes with 5.2-litre V10 engine that churned out 570 horsepower and capable to push 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds.


“This is a very intense and dynamic partnership between companies from highly disparate sectors, but with the same drive for innovation and mechanical excellence,” – Marc A. Hayek, Blancpain CEO.