Lamborghini cars

  Lamborghini is an Italian car manufacturer that was founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963 with the objective of competing with Ferrari. Lamborghini gained international acclaim in the 60’s for the Muira and after hard times starting from the mid 1970’s to filing for bankruptcy and three changes in ownership, Lamborghini came under Chrysler 1987. The company was eventually sold to Audi in 1998 and in the start of this century it eventually started to witness success under Volkswagen.

Just when we thought that we knew all there was to know about Lamborghini ’s 50th anniversary celebration , they go ahead and unveil a completely unexpected one-off model. This new model, which is dubbed the Egoista, was shown to a select group of 350 faithful customers at a special dinner that the Italian supercar builder held.

The first thing that strikes us as odd, sans the wild styling, is the name, which translates to “Selfish;” that’s quite an unusual name for a car. The Egoista obviously borrowed a lot of its design language from the recently launched Veneno , with its F1 -style nose and angular body.

The Egoista’s constructed mostly of carbon fiber and aluminum that is coated in a radar-absorbent material to help keep the cops from clocking you while flying down the highway – fortunately, this is only a concept, so Lambo can do as it pleases with the coating. Orange highlights the car in various areas, including the super-styled wheels and inside the intakes. The oddest of the orange accents is the orange-tinted front windshield.

Click past the jump to read more about the Egoista

UPDATE 5/13/2013: Lamborghini has released additional information and images of the Egoista. See more after the jump.

Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary is gearing up to be quite a celebration for the Italian automaker. Numerous plans have already been unveiled, including a number of special edition Lamborghinis, including the Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50.

From this special-edition model that’ll undoubtedly get the attention it deserves from buyers, another highlight celebration for Lamborghini is the Grande Giro .

After much hype and buzz, Lamborghini officially kicked off the Grande Giro and boy, did it do so in grand style.

Painstaking preparations were made to ensure that all the Lambo exotics participating in the long-distance run were in tip-top shape. From the classic Miuras to the modern-day Aventadors , there are no shortages of Raging Bulls participating in the event. And the video above gives us a close look at all the preparations and the start of Grande Giro.

Now that’s how you celebrate your 50th anniversary. Bravo, Lamborghini!

Click past the jump to read more about Lamborghini’s Grande Giro run as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

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In Dubai, the Lamborghini Aventador serves as a police car , but in Bologna, the supercar has a different, but equally special purpose. It serves as a "Follow Me" vehicle to guide taxiing aircraft. The Aventador Follow Me will act as a guide car from May 6th to May 19th as a publicity stunt for the company’s 50th anniversary.

The Aventador Follow Me Car features a white and red exterior theme and features a light bar on the roof to help guide the aircraft. Everything else remains unchanged, including the V-12 engine found under the hood.

This means that at the airport, the Aventador will unleash its usual 700 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. With this power, the car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds while topping out at 217 mph.

Plenty fast to guide aircraft…

Click past the jump to read more about Lamborghini’s other ways to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

First Lindsay Lohan dominated the TopSpeed pages and now The Bieb-man himself, Justin Bieber, is set to tackle our pages. This time around, however, he wasn’t driving like an ass to get away from paparazzi; nope, this time he was driving like an ass simply because… he enjoys driving like an ass – at least that’s what we can make of it.

Over in the United Arab Emirates, even Justin Bieber can’t weasel his way into renting a car because he is just shy of the minimum age requirement. So, what does a millionaire pop sensation teeny bopper do in this instance? Well, borrow an Aventador from a “friend,” of course.

But, that’s not what gets him on our front page. What gets him here is the fact that he was caught breaking driving laws in Dubai via six different traffic cameras. According to reports, the teen idol was driving excessively fast and when the recently supercar’d out Dubai police department tried to stop him, he simply kept on going.

The report of the police trying to pull The Bieb over and him failing to yield leaves a massive hole in the story that has yet to be filled. We still don’t know why he was driving so fast and we are really wondering why in the world he didn’t pull over when the police attempted to stop him. There are reports that he was late to a few shows in the area, so he may have been speeding to get to those, but we highly doubt he would drive himself to his shows.

We’re sure that more details will emerge as time goes on, so stay tuned for more.

Click past the jump to see more of Bieber’s automotive problems

Source: Gulf News
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Lamborghini was founded back in 1963 and by doing simple math you will see that 2013 marks the company’s 50th anniversary. 50 years on a market is a great reason to celebrate, and as far as we have seen, it will be quite a celebration.

Up to this point, Lamborghini has dropped the Veneno supercar and the Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario , and will continue with a "Grande Giro.” This "Grand Tour" will bring together a convoy of 350 Lamborghini super sports cars and will start on May 8th.

The "Giro" will start at Lombardia and will continue on to Toscana, Lazio, Umbria, Emilia Romagna, Forte dei Marmi, Grosseto, Roma, San Giustino Valdarno and will arrive in Bologna on May 10th. On the last day — May 11 — the convoy will depart again for Sant’Agata Bolognese.

An interesting fact: the 350 cars will measure about 4.5 km (2.8 miles) in length and will deliver more than 190,000 horsepower in total.

Click past the jump to read more about Lamborghini’s history.

Any time you have two supercars that pack outputs of well over 1,000 horsepower, the idea is to get these two exotics in one location to see who could outpace the other in an extreme high-powered race.

Recently, such a thing happened when a 1,600-horsepower, Underground Racing-tuned Lamborghini Gallardo matched wits with a 1,500-horsepower Nissan GT-R .

It was, as the video calls it, an "epic battle".

We’re not going to spoil the fun because this drag race deserves your full attention. The Gallardo and the GT-R have not only become tuning favorites in their own right, but the two models have been pitted against each other in a lot of similar races.

Of course, we can’t remember the last time both cars carried in excess of 1,500 horsepower when they duked it out for racing supremacy, so consider this a lucky treat for all of us.

It’s the Gallardo versus the GT-R all over again. Only this time, both come with enough power to put other exotics to shame.

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Earlier this year, it was rumored that Lamborghini would unveil a special Aventador LP720-4 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show as a celebration to its 50th anniversary. But the show only brought that strange-looking Veneno three-off supercar.

It looks like Lamborghini decided to keep this special edition for the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show - a date that gets closer to its May 7th anniversary. Lambo has named the new special edition the Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario and its name pretty much says it all. In Lamborghini speak, that name translates that it celebrates the company’s 50th anniversary and its output has been increased by an extra 20 horsepower.

The model has received a special Giallo Maggio (May yellow) exterior paint - as a tribute to the most preferred color chosen by Lamborghini costumers since May 1963.

The new Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario will be limited to only 100 units.

Updated 04/23/2013: Lamborghini has dropped the first promo video for the new LP720-4 50° Anniversario special edition built to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary. Also released is Lamborghini CEO, Stephen Winkelmann, describing the Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario. Enjoy!

Hit the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario.

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Lamborghini Aventador SV

The fact that Lamborghini will be offering an even faster version of the Aventador supercar shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone; the company did the same with the Murcielago and it will surely do the same with the new Aventador.

What is surprising is that our spy photographers have already caught what appears to be the first mule for the next Aventador SV . Typically, Lambo leaves the SV variant for the tail end of a model’s lifespan, like it did with the Murcielago.

The car was caught testing these past days at the Nürburgring race track, and according to our spy photographers, it was so fast that it almost went unnoticed.

At first look, it appears that we are looking at a standard Aventador, but in fact it features tons of updates. It sits on race-ready, center-lock wheels wrapped in high-performance tires. Additionally, the front brake calipers are also mounted in a different position than the normal Aventador.

Also, this Aventador features an air splitter that is slightly lower to help optimize its aerodynamics, plus an extra aerodynamic flap is added to the rear spoiler for extra downforce.

More details on the new Aventador SV will be unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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When it comes to looks, the new Lamborghini Veneno is definitely not in our list of favorite cars, but that nasty growl its engine makes surely tops the list. YouTube user NM2255 had the chance to catch one of only three Veneno units while it was being carefully loaded onto a truck. You can imagine how lucky he was, as there is pretty much no chance of seeing this $4 million supercar in the real world.

He managed to shoot both the exterior and the interior of the supercar, and the driver was kind enough to rev the V-12 engine for him. The engine delivers a total of 750 horsepower and sprints the Veneno from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 221 mph.

If you ask us, the Veneno should have been the perfect Lamborghini , that of course if the company hadn’t lost their freaking minds in the design studio.

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2013 marks Lamborghini ’s 50th anniversary and the company celebrated the event with the unveiling of the Veneno supercar - a model limited to only three units and priced at $3.9 million.

However, the celebration will continue the entire year and Jay Leno is one of the guys invited to the fest. The latest episode of the Jay Leno’s Garage show was filmed at the recent Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance where Lamborghini was also present.

The video bring together legendary models, like the rare one-off 1968 Miura concept, the 2013 Aventador Roadster and the 2013 Super Trofeo racecar. Legendary test driver Valentino Balboni also makes an appearance in the video and talks about his first days at Lamborghini and his passion for some of the coolest models ever: the Miura .

Lamborghini’s U.S. chief, Michael Lock, was also invited and he talks about the 1968 Miura concept and the new Aventador Roadster.

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