When you’re a photographer plying your craft in the auto industry, it must be a sweet job getting some alone time with some of the finest supercars on the planet. So excuse us if we have a slight tinge of professional envy when it comes to photography studios like ItzKirb Photography.
But what if we told you that they also have Grace, a voluptuous and downright flirtatious model that bared a lot of skin in the photos. There aren’t a whole lot of explanations on this one because the pictures pretty much speak for themselves.
Two supercars and one hot model equates to a photo spread that’s certainly worth your time. So have at it and check out ItzKirb Photography’s new spread in the gallery below.
While the engineers over at Lamborghini are busy developing the successor for the current Gallardo supercar, German tuner Prior Design is still working on improving upon the current model with a new PD-L800 widebody package. This new package transforms the Gallardo into the ultimate street racing machine in terms of looks.
The package starts off with a completely new front bumper with large air intakes and a carbon-fiber lip at the center. In order to make the car look wider, the tuner also installed new front fenders with specially-designed air intakes. The rear has received a newly-developed rear bumper with diffuser, which was then combined with a rear spoiler and special rear widening sections. There is also a roof scoop in DTM style that serves as the cherry on top of the sundae. All of the parts used were made from high-quality Dura-Flex.
The only thing left for Prior Design to add was the one thing that just about any tuner feels is obligatory for all of their packages: a new set of 20" wheels in coveted concave style.
The Lamborghini Gallardo ’s long, amazing run is coming to an end, but fear not, Gallardo enthusiasts, Lamborghini is already preparing the successor for the supercar. During a recent interview at the Sydney Auto Show, Lamborghini Commercial Director Fintan Knight offered a few more details on the model set to replace the legendary vehicle.
According to Knight, the Gallardo successor will continue Lamborghini’s tradition and will be named after a famous bull. We let our fingers do the talking and discovered that the Gallardo is one of five bulls in the famous Miura Cattle Ranch that also included: Cabrera, Navarra, Veragua, and Vistahermosa-Parladé bulls. This allows us to believe that the previous rumors of the Gallardo’s successor being called the Cabrera do in fact hold water.
Knight also confirmed that the new Gallardo will use technologies previously seen in the Sesto Elemento hypercar. As for the engine, he pointed that Lamborghini will remain faithful to the current naturally-aspired V10 engine. He also confirmed that no hybrid technology is being planned for the new Gallardo and that the end of the current generation will also mean the end of the manual transmission.
Lamborghini is adding another race car to its Blancpain Super Trofeo series, which covers six race weekends in different venues with 58 drivers. Their 2013 season will benefit from the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo that was unveiled this past Sunday with a new look for the Italian automaker’s customer racing program.
The new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 street version, but adds a look more appropriate for racing. Its added elements include a new spoiler design, a new rear diffuser, and new wheel arches. All these significant lead to a 120% improvement in aerodynamic efficiency over the 2012 model year.
We don’t expect to see any changes under the hood, so the car will most likely retain its usual 5.2-liter V10 engine with 570 HP. But the 2013 model has received remodeled brake ducts that help achieving a 50% improvement in thermal performance with improved front brake cooling. Also, better balance and dynamic performance is achieved by increasing downforce by 282 lbs in low downforce set up and 352 lbs in high downforce trim.
At the official unveiling, Maurizio Reggiani - Head of Lamborghini Motorsport - declared that the"series has significantly expanded its grid, inaugurated a successful championship in Asia, provided a fertile environment for guest and VIP immersion in the Lamborghini brand, and had built a significant following through traditional and burgeoning social media."
UPDATE 10/17/2012: Lamborghini has unveiled new images and a video from the Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo’s official debut in the Atalaya Center at the Navarra race circuit. Enjoy!
Seemingly every day another tuner is upping the ante on the potential-filled Lamborghini Gallardo . The latest one we have for you is a 2008 Gallardo Superleggera tuned by Total Race out of Russia. The guys at Total Race installed custom-built CP pistons, Carillo connecting rods, ferrea valves and springs, custom valve guides and seats, custom camshaft, CNC-ported head, billet lower intake, dry sump and custom oil tank on the 5.0-liter V-10 engine. Then they bolted up a pair of Precision 7175 turbochargers that pump 35 psi of boost into the intake.
All of those modifications get the V-10 engine up to an eye-popping 2,000 horsepower – only 1,730 horsepower was measured, due to wheel slip on the dyno. The internal modifications and balancing allows the engine to reach a peak speed of 10,000 rpm.
Total Race then installed a new billet front differential, custom transfer case and electronics, which allows straight rear-wheel drive or 50-50 all-wheel drive. The final addition to the driveline is a set of custom gears inside the Lambo’s 6-speed manual transmission.
The car hasn’t been run on the track since it has hit 2,000 horsepower, but at 1,500 horsepower it ran a quarter mile in just 9.5 seconds at 270 km/h (169 mph) and it rips off a full mile in just 22.18 seconds – a world record — at 395 km/h (245.44 mph). At 2,000 horsepower, Total Race estimates a 7-second quarter mile and 20 seconds to hit a full mile.
There are two videos of this impressive Gallardo, the one above is of the car on the dyno and the one after the jump is of its world-record 1-mile run. Enjoy!
Lamborghini unveiled the new Gallardo LP560-4 back at the 2012 Paris Auto Show in September, but only displayed the model in coupe form. We expected the Spyder version to come about sometime during a future auto show, but the the images of the drop top variant have unceremoniously surfaced online. This is an interesting move from Lamborghini considering that no information has been unveiled in the past few weeks which would make any of us think this was coming.
The only major difference we can see between the Spyder and the Coupe is the missing roof. There is also a "New Gallardo" logo in the front bumper to distinguish this new version of the Gallardo .
Under the hood, Lamborghini will keep the usual 5.2-liter V-10 DOHC engine that delivers a total of 552 HP at 8,000 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm. Because of the addition of the heavier roof, the performance numbers will be slightly lower than in the coupe version, which does the 0 to 60 mph sprint time of 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 201 mph.
The holidays are always a time of giving and wouldn’t you know it, Secret Entourage took the opportunity last Christmas to give its readers the kind of present that is universally accepted in the male mind.
A hot model in the form of Ashley and a hot Italian super car in the form of a modified Lamborghini Gallardo ? Short of having Ashley spend the holidays with you, you couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas present.
What makes this spread even better, apart from the seeing Ashley’s teasing yellow bra and luscious lips, is the quality and quantity of the photos. It’s the kind of gift that really keeps on giving.
And to our good fortune, Secret Entourage is sharing them again with us.
Enjoy Ashley in all her teasing glory in the gallery below. There’s a lot to love about this girl, and this spread will show why.
Secret Entourage kicked the year off with a bang named "Adianna." No, we’re not talking about a natural phenomena of mysterious origins; we’re talking about Secret Entourage’s model for the month of January.
It seems that all of Secret Entourage’s models, including Adianna, have become fixated on the Lamborghini Gallardo and the BMW M3 . Not that we’re complaining because we don’t mind staring at these two sports cars all day. Once you add Adianna into the mix, it makes for an intoxicating combination akin to the kind of effects we get after painting the town red during New Year’s Eve.
Adianna definitely looks hot with the Gallardo and looks pretty wild with the BMW M3. We don’t need to remind you the running drills. The photos are for your enjoyment and you can check them out in the gallery below.
There’s a lot of ’em down there. Pick and choose wisely, peeps. Pick and choose wisely.
It is known that when Ferrari introduces the future F70 , it will be a hybrid supercar, so we would have expected to see a similar move from Lamborghini . That being said, in a recent interview at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann ruled-out the possibility of a plug-in hybrid option for both the Aventador and the Gallardo .
"There is no plug-in hybrid planned for the either the Lamborghini Gallardo or Aventador. Due to the size of the cars and due to the weight of the hybridisation it would be impossible for our cars to adopt this current technology. Firstly, it won’t fit, and secondly, it would reduce the their power-to-weight ratios by too much."
Instead, the Aventador will be offered with two emissions reducing systems – stop-start technology and cylinder deactivation. For the near future, Lamborghini is looking for more solutions to reduce weight and increase power during the lifecycle of each car. Carbon fiber will of course be the main material used to obtain the weight reduction. Also, by 2015, Lamborghini hopes to reduce CO2 emissions by 35%.
The really good news from this interview is that Winkelmann confirmed that the company has "lots of plans for the Aventador."
There’s one time each year when no grown man worries about walking around wearing or driving something pink and that is during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Even in the NFL, grown men are beating the hell out of each other rocking pink gloves, socks, or other random pink things.
Well, the equivalent of strapping in a pink mouthpiece in the automotive industry is tossing a coat of pink on your car. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, TopSpeed is checking out all of the pink cars we have seen in recent years and laying them out for you, top-10 style.
In this contest, we need to look into the dedication of the pink coloring (real or wrap), the overall car coolness factor, and, of course, its raw power. Fortunately for us, driving a pink supercar is nothing out of the ordinary, so we have tons of entrants to choose from. If we skipped one of your favorites, let us know in the comments section.
Click past the jump to start our top-10 countdown to the best pink car of 2012.