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Lamborghini Huracan

Lamborghini Huracan Gets 700 Orders in Just a Month

The Lamborghini Huracan is yet to make an official public appearance but has still managed to garner 700 orders from excited clients.

Lamborghini Huracan

The company has been taking the car on a short world tour of private meetings with VIP clients and has already chalked up 700 orders.

On paper, the Huracán looks incredible — 610hp, a top speed of 325mph and a 0-100 km/h time of 3.2 seconds despite having a naturally aspirated rather than a turbocharged V10 under the aggressively styled hood.

Lamborghini has timed this announcement perfectly as February 12 was also the day Ferrari revealed the first images of its new hard-top convertible, the California T, before it too heads off to the Geneva motor show in March.

There both cars stand a very good chance of stealing the show but the Lamborghini will have the first chance to shine.

The wraps will be coming off the Huracán as part of the motor show’s launch-day press conference at 8am on March 4.

Lamborghini SUV Urus Concept

The Lamborghini SUV is Going on Sale in 2017

Lamborghini has confirmed that its Urus SUV concept, which was introduced at the Bejing Auto Show in 2012, will be a reality by 2017.

Lamborghini SUV Urus Concept

Specific details about the production version of the Urus are very thin on the ground but what is certain is that, unlike its flagship supercars, this vehicle will not have a V12 engine, unless it is a very frugal powerplant and one mated to a battery motor.

European emissions laws will be so tight by 2017 that the V12 will have been consigned to history by pretty much every motor manufacturer by that time.

Most likely is a de-tuned V10 like the one in the existing Gallardo supercar or a twin turbo V8 to ensure maximum torque and power even at low speeds. That said, one thing that is clear is that Lamborghini is hoping that the final engine produces 600bph – i.e., more than a Ferrari Enzo.

Lamborghini Urus Beijing

At the moment, Land Rover’s latest Range Rover more or less has the market segment to itself — there is no other vehicle available that offers the car’s levels of off-road technology, on-road performance and in-cabin luxury.

However, it is about to be challenged in the shape of new models from Bentley, Audi and now Lamborghini.

In July, Bentley officially green-lit production of its own SUV, expected to arrive in 2016 and Aston Martin has also made it clear that it still has plans on the table to relaunch its Lagonda brand as a range of luxury off-roaders.

Even Rolls-Royce has admitted that although it has no current plans that it would “never say never” when it came to entering the SUV segment.

Lamborghini Huracan

Meet the Lamborghini Huracán

Lamborghini has taken the wraps off the eagerly awaited Gallardo replacement, but fans and potential owners hoping to see it in the flesh will have to wait until the Geneva Motor Show in March to do so.

Lamborghini claims that the Huracán is new from the ground up and, while that’s no doubt true, the end result bears a striking resemblance to the company’s current flagship Aventador. The same angular headlamps and the same sharp lines feature, although this is a much more compact car.

Lamborghini Huracan

Still, saying that a car looks too much like a Lamborghini Aventador is not exactly a criticism of it. However, good looks only go so far and for a vehicle to be greeted with open arms into the supercar club, it had better be able to perform, too.

And, on paper at least, it appears that Lamborghini’s new baby will have no problems. The 5.2-liter V10 engine has been tweaked to deliver 610HP, and because so much carbon fiber and aluminum has been used in the car’s construction, it only weighs 1,422kg; that’s a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.33kg per horse power.

Lamborghini also claims that the new car is good for a 0-100km/h time of 3.2 seconds and a 0-200km/h time of 9.9 seconds, yet somehow, the engine meets the latest EU6 emissions regulations.

Some purists will be upset that the new car cannot be specified with a traditional manual transmission. A seven-speed, dual-clutch paddle-shift unit is standard. But so is active four-wheel drive and carbon-ceramic brakes, which means that it will be able to stop as quickly as it accelerates.

Lamborghini Huracan interior

The biggest difference over the car it replaces can be seen in the cabin. Most of the Gallardo’s instruments and dashboard elements were lifted straight out of an Audi (well, the German carmaker is its owner).

The Huracán’s cabin is much more exciting and is dominated by a central 12.3-inch touch screen which can be customized to display everything from how the engine is revving to maps and infotainment functions. Lamborghini says that the first deliveries will take place in Spring 2014.

Last Gallardo

The End of the Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante

After 10 years of production and over 14,000 examples sold, the final example has rolled out of the company’s factory, destined for a private collector.

The last ever Gallardo is a LP 570-4 Spyder Performante in Rosso Mars red and it is model number 14022. All of which makes the model the most successful and popular in Lamborghini’s at times very checkered history. But it almost wasn’t the case…

The first car to be built from the ground up following Audi’s takeover, the car was regarded by many purists as too ‘German’, too well built and lacking in passion and excitement.

However the company listened to these early criticisms, and by 2005 the car’s performance and handling characteristics had been overhauled. 2005 also saw the hardtop version joined by a Spyder open-top version, which managed to recapture even more of the Lamborghini madness of models past.

The result was a car that looked incredible parked in the driveway, that put a smile on the driver’s face at any speed and that, despite lacking some of the technological gimmicks of some of its peers, could beat the refined Ferrari F430 around pretty much any track thanks to its 520bhp V10 engine and permanent four-wheel drive.

Before the Gallardo, Lamborghini was lucky if it could make and sell 200 cars a year and stay in business. Once the Gallardo found its audience, Lamborghini was able to increase production ten-fold. The company now produces and sells 2,000 cars a year.

Before the Gallardo, the company’s most successful vehicle had been the Espada, the four-seat tourer built between 1986 and 1978 in a quantity of about 1200 examples. The company has only managed to sell 30,000 cars in its history, meaning that nearly half of all Lamborghinis are Gallardos.

But times change and despite a couple of facelifts and specification tweaks, the Gallardo is starting to look its age. And while it can still lap the Ferrari F430, its replacement and therefore the Gallardo’s most direct competitor, the Ferrari 458 Italia, has taken supercar performance to a whole new level.

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster pic

$4.5 million Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster pic

Lamborghini is set to build just nine convertible versions of its already exclusive Veneno hypercar, which was officially unveiled at this year’s Geneva motor show.

Thanks to prodigious use of carbon fiber, Lamborghini has managed to remove the roof without denting performance too much — it won’t flex like a skateboard or wobble like a jelly.

Power is provided by the same 6.5-liter V12 engine found in the Veneno coupe, which means the roadster will have 750 horsepower at its disposal.

Sent to the four wheels via an ISR transmission, it enable the roadster to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 355 km/h (220 mph).

Lamborghini says that all nine models will be built in 2014, and that the color “Rosso Veneno” was specially developed for the car and won’t be carried over to other models in the range. And the price? Just €3.3 million (£2.8 million, $4.5 million), before tax.

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster photo

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse

 At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Lamborghini is presenting the Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse, a limited edition, “street-legal” version of its famous race car, priced at €191,100 (around $253,300).

Lamborghini said the Squadra Corse is based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo, itself the race car from the one-make Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo race series. The name Squadra Corse refers to a newly formed department within Lamborghini corporate that manages all Lamborghini racing activities.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570 4 Squadra Corse

Exterior upgrades for the Squadra Corse include a decal strip in the colours of the Italian flag and a high-gloss black finish for the front air intakes, rear diffuser and 19in alloy wheels. The brake calipers are available in red, black or yellow, and there’s a choice of white, yellow, red or grey paintwork.

A combination of carbon-fibre and Alcantara trim give the interior a racier look, while customers can specify racing bucket seats or “comfort” seats.

Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse interior

Color choices aside, the Squadra Corse will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show with Super Trofeo-inspired styling and a V10 engine that develops 570 HP (419 kW).

The supercar accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.4s and boasts a top speed of 320km/h. Of course, performance like this translates into serious gas guzzling, and the Squadra Corse consumes 13.5L/100km over a mixed driving cycle, emitting 319g of CO2 per km.

Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse side

Pricing for the special edition Gallardo, which is limited to just 50 units worldwide, starts at $259,100.

Special edition models of the ageing Gallardo included the Tricolore and Super Trofeo Stradale and a number of region-specific versions, such as the Hong Kong 20th Anniversary Edition.

Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse back

Kyrgyz Lamborghini

Watch: Lamborghini constructed from spare parts

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.

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 Gallardo LP550-2 India

Lamborghini Launches India Edition Gallardo

Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 India

Italian super luxury car-maker Automobili Lamborghini on Wednesday rolled out an exclusive limited edition of Gallardo LP550-2 for sports car enthusiasts in the country.

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 India Edition comes in the three colors of the Indian flag: arancio borealis (pearl orange), bianco monocerus (white) andverde ithaca (pearl green).

In addition, the supercar is adorned with Indian tricolor stripes that run from the front bonnet to the rear engine bonnet, including over the roof.

The tricolor theme continues in the black interior, with green stitching on the driver’s seat, orange on the passenger’s, and white on the dash, doors and center console.

Under the hood lies the familiar 5.2-liter V10, rated at 550 and 398 lb-ft of torque, hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 can reach a top speed of 320 km/h and accelerate to 100 km/h from a standing start in 3.9 seconds.

The limited-edition car is priced at about $500,000 (30.6 million rupees). Lamborghini is offering only six India edition Gallardos and one has already been sold, so hurry, if you want one!

Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 India Edition

Lamborghini Aventador Turns Bologna Airport Taxi

Lamborghini Aventador Turns Bologna Airport Taxi

Lamborghini Aventador Turns Bologna Airport Taxi

Earlier this month a Lamborghini Aventador wearing the white and green Dubai Police uniform turned up at a Dubai shopping mall, 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 supercar which has been equipped with a light bar.

It’s wearing a white & red theme with the necessary decals, including a “follow me” sticker as well as others to celebrate Lamborghini’s anniversary.

The solution is not permanent, though, and the car will be returned on 19 May.

Lamborghini unveils “Egoista” concept

Lamborghini Egoista

To help celebrate the Italian supercar builder’s 50th anniversary, Lamborghini has introduced the new Egoista (translated, it means “selfish”) one-seater hypercar.

Lamborghini Egoista concept

Unveiled in Sant’Agata Bolognese by its creator, Volkswagen’s head of design, Walter De Silva, the Egoista doesn’t so much whisper “look at me” as it does scream it at decibel levels dangerous to the human ear.

Lamborghini Egoista interior

“This is a car made for one person only, to allow them to have fun and express their personality to the maximum. It is designed purely for hyper-sophisticated people who want only the most extreme and special things in the world.”

Lamborghini Egoista photo

“It represents hedonism taken to the extreme, it is a car without compromises, in a word: egoista (selfish),” De Silva explained of the 5.2-litre V10, 600 horsepower single-seat concept car that aesthetically has more in common with a fighter jet than with a vehicle designed for traveling along the ground.

Lamborghini Egoista concept car

Built almost entirely from carbon fibre and aluminium, the Egoista has a sliding overhead canopy, rather than something as old-fashioned as doors, while instrumentation is replaced by a head-up display, projected onto the curved windshield to ensure the driver never takes his or her eyes off the road.

Lamborghini Egoista pic

The car’s exterior profile was developed to mimic that of a charging bull, shoulders arched, head down and horns pointing outwards, while aerodynamic systems have been integrated into the car’s construction and are deployed when needed — flaps and vents raise and lower based on engine temperature, downforce required or velocity so that the car is always the optimum shape to cut through the air, whatever the speed or prevailing conditions.

Lamborghini Egoista back

The unveiling of the Egoista is the latest high-profile event organized to mark the first 50 years of the Italian supercar brand.

Car Shoe 50th Anniversary Lamborghini

Car Shoe For Lamborghini 50th Anniversary

Car Shoe Lamborghini

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.

In 2001, Car Shoe was assimilated by Prada, which soon opened stores in Milan and Capri in the next two years and introduced the line into over 200 major boutiques internationally.

Car Shoe moccasin Lamborghini

Lamborghini gathering

Lamborghini hits road on anniversary tour of Italy

Lamborghini 50th anniversary

Hundreds of luxury Lamborghini cars powered through Milan on Wednesday at the start of a tour of Italy to mark the 50th anniversary of the company, which started out making tractors.

The 350 sleek roadsters with a combined horsepower of 190,000 formed a four-kilometre (2.5-mile) long convoy that began the tour from the Sforza Castle in Milan city centre and will end on Saturday at the company’s headquarters near Bologna.

The convoy is the most complete collection of Lamborghinis ever assembled with examples of every vehicle the company has ever built, from the original 350 GT right up to and including the current flagship V12 Aventador.

Drivers from 29 countries are taking part in the Lamborghini tour, which includes cars owned by the company and as well as aficionados, organisers said.

The biggest representation was from Britain, with 71 cars, followed by Germany, Italy and Switzerland with 30 Lamborghinis each.

Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Singapore, South Korea, Tunisia and Ukraine were also among those represented.

“Lamborghini has been the dream and the symbol of Made in Italy for 50 years,” said company chief executive Stephan Winkelmann, adding that the tour “reflects the global dimension we have attained”.

The tour will cruise through high-end beach resort Forte dei Marmi and Rome, as well as the mediaeval towns of Orvieto and Arezzo.

Lamborghini started out in 1948 as “Lamborghini Trattori”, which has since been sold off, while the luxury car division was founded in 1963.

It now has 120 dealerships around the world and is part of the Volkswagen Group.

Dubai police last month announced they had bought a Lamborghini patrol car valued at $550,000 (418,000 euros) to reinforce an image of “luxury and prosperity” in tourist-heavy areas.

This year also sees Aston Martin’s 100th birthday and the much more reserved British company is also in the middle of a European tour. However, its convoy consists of only three vehicles.

Lamborghini tour of Italy

lamborghini veneno photo

Lamborghini Veneno hypercar revealed

lamborghini veneno supercar

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Lamborghini has introduced its fastest and most outrageous road car yet, the Veneno.

The Veneno is named after a legendary fighting bull whose reputation was built on the fact that it was one of the strongest and most aggressive in history.

lamborghini veneno

The Veneno is based on the Aventador coupe and is built almost entirely from carbon fiber. It boasts a V12, 750 horespower powertrain and permanent four-wheel drive.

Lamborghini says the Veneno can reach speeds of 220 miles per hour (355 kilometers per hour) and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds.

lamborghini veneno photo

The model making its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show is grey, but the three production models will each be finished in one of the three colors of the Italian flag.

The green, white and red cars will retail for €3 million ($3.9 million) plus tax and Lamborghini claims it has already secured a buyer for every example.

lamborghini veneno back

However the display model, which carries the production number 0, will remain the property of Lamborghini.

Likewise, although the Italian supercar maker has guaranteed delivery of each production model before the end of the year, production won’t start until further track-based testing has been completed.

lamborghini veneno Geneva

2013 Lamborghini Gallardo

2013 Lamborghini redesigned Gallardo

2013 Lamborghini Gallardo

The Italian sportscar maker is showing off six new Gallardo models at this year’s Paris Motor Show (Sep 29-Oct 14), all of them boasting angular and trapezoidal lines.

The redesign of the new LP 560-4 and LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica Gallardo models cements Lamborghini’s image as a supercar specialist.
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