With 700 horsepower under its hood, the Aventador is a supercar that needs no upgrades - not on the exterior, and especially not in its engine bay. Still, British tuner, Kahn Design, seems to disagree with Lamborghini when it says it has developed the ultimate supercar and today it announced an upgrade kit for the Aventador.
In true Kahn Design spirit, only the Aventador’s interior has been modified, while the exterior updates have been kept to minimum and only includes new 20-inch Kahn Santagata wheels finished in hyper or liquid silver.
On the interior, the two sports seats were covered in Nappa leather with white stitching. The tuner also installed a quilted steering wheel with airbags, instrument surround and center console in Nappa leather.
Each customer will have the possibility to customize the look of his supercar depending on his personal taste. Kahn Design is offering them the possibility to choose from an infinite palette of colors, fabric, leather and trim pieces.
Mansory is coming to the Geneva Motor Show with a new Carbonado program for the Lamborghini Aventador.
While this isn’t the first Carbonado program Mansory has made for the Aventador, it does come with some striking new components, including: a new front lip spoiler, a new front wing and bonnet, and Mansory-developed daytime running lights.
The program also includes newly designed side skirts with improved air intakes for increased ventilation of the front radiator. A diffuser is also built into the equally new rear spoiler, creating important control to the rear at high speeds. Rounding out Mansory’s Carbonado styling kit are the replacements for the roof and engine compartment with carbon-fiber versions and the installation of a new set of 21-inch ultra-light forged wheels with carbon-fiber inlays and wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires.
When talking about a Mansory-dressed interior, naturally, only the finest of materials are used. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the aftermarket company used processed leather for the seats and the dashboard, a material that’s claimed to be "durable yet still extraordinarily soft.” Adding to the exclusivity of the leather treatment is the individual graining and perfect hand stitching. From there, Mansory added more carbon-fiber components on the doors, the fittings and the center console, installed non-slip aluminum pedals and repositioned the starter button from the center console to the roof lining.
In terms of performance, the Carbonado is a certified beast on four wheels, boasting of a comprehensive engine upgrade that includes the addition of two turbochargers, the replacement of a number of engine parts with racing parts and the installation of a newly designed exhaust system. All taken together, Mansory was able to increase the output of the supercar to a staggering 1,250 horsepower with an electronically-limited peak torque of 590 pound-feet.
All taken together, the Carbonado program allows the Aventador to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.6 seconds with a top speed of 236 mph.
Just a few days ago, the production version Lamborghini Urus was revealed by a set of leaked patent drawings. Today, new details suggest that indeed the Urus SUV is nearing production approval and it could also be the first hybrid model in Lambo’s lineup.
In fact, it has been pretty clear that the future Urus will be offered with a new powertrain ever since the concept version was brought onto the market, as its hood was too short to house either the V-10 or the V-12 engine currently used by the Italian maker.
Apparently, Lamborghini CEO Stephen Winkelmann suggested that the production version Urus could be offered with a plug-in hybrid setup. The model is believed to combine a 600-horsepower V-8 engine with an electric motor for a total output of 670 horsepower. Still, this looks to be just one of the powertrains proposed for the Urus. Unfortunately there are no details on the second option.
Lamborghini has been planning expand its lineup with a new model for quite some time now, but when it comes to a production version of the Urus concept, Lambo CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, reported that we will have to wait a few more years. However, a set of patent drawings from the leak-happy Chinese patent office revealing the production version Urus makes us believe that we could see the SUV on the market sooner than expected.
As you can see, the production version will remain basically identical to the concept version, with the only updates being the exterior mirrors, which seem to be a little bigger than on the concept.
If built, the production-version Urus will be powered by a 4.0-liter twin-boosted V8 engine that will pump out just about 600 horsepower. Previous rumors suggested the model will be offered as a 2017 model year and will be priced from about $200k.
We don’t know if Lamborghini saw the hype being generated by the expected debut of the Ferrari F70, but whatever their reason is, it looks like they’re prepared to bring a showstopper of their own to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
It’s no secret that Lamborghini is bringing something to Geneva; the only question is what model is it going to be.
Well, according to company CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, the Geneva-bound Lamborghini is going to a be a front-engine, V12 GT.
Talking to Edmunds, Winkelmann alluded that the car will carry two doors, two seats, a V12 engine, and a different underpinning than what was used on the Aventador. All this points to a supercar that will carry a front-mid-engine set-up similar to the Ferrari F12berlinetta.
From these descriptions of the car, we’re more than interested now than ever before to see what Lamborghini is bringing to Geneva. If there’s truth to what Winkelmann claims that "something truly extraordinary that’s based on the V12" is being prepared as part of the company’s 50th-anniversary celebrations, then don’t crown the F70 as the jewel of Geneva just yet.
Note: Photo is of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
RENM Performance doesn’t think the Lamborghini Gallardo is long in the tooth and it proved as much with the unveiling of their new program for the Gallardo, called the STS-700.
RENM’s goal was to bring the car closer to the Super Trofeo Stradale — the meanest and most powerful Gallardo ever built. Thanks to a slew of aerodynamic and mechanical upgrades that brought out the best in the Italian supercar, RENM came pretty dang close to it.
Now, this model actually has an owner already, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t dream of having RENM Performance work their magic on our own Gallardos.
Granted, we don’t have one, but for anybody else who does and is looking to give their supercar an upgrade that can go toe-to-toe with the mighty Aventador, then by all means, get to it.
It’s not often that Lamborghini’s prized new supercar can get shamed by its older brother.
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Lamborghini is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and to mark the event the company has prepared a series of special events. Along with numerous parades, Lamborghini will also unveil a series of special-editions supercars, and one of them was recently confirmed for its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Lamborghini designer Filippo Prini confirmed that it will be a "big surprise" to everyone and that it will be "a homologated car." Bad news is that rumors are pointing toward it being built in limited edition: about 10 units are rumored to be developed. Some reports are also floating around that this could be the fastest car in Lamborghini’s history. If that rumors ends up being true, we would expect a 0-to-60 time under 2.5 seconds and a top speed well in excess of 200 mph – basically faster than the Sesto Elemento.
Lamborghini will have some supercar company in Geneva, as Ferrari will bring the Enzo successor, McLaren will bring the production version P1 supercar and Pagani also announced a surprise for the show.
Before you get too excited, keep in mind that a few days ago it was rumored that Lamborghini will unveil the Aventador LP720-4 in Geneva. Could this be the official confirmation? If so, the rumors of the fastest Lambo ever are definitely untrue, as there is no way that an extra 20 horsepower could put the Aventador in that class, unless the Italians are being sneaky with it…
Lamborghini has unveiled today the first details on the new Gallardo GT3 FL2 racecar that is set to be used in the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The model is based on the 2013-model-year Gallardo and has been developed in cooperation with Reiter Engineering.
The first details offered by Lamborghini reveal that the new GT3 FL2 will receive "24-hour" brakes, improved engine cooling and reduced fuel consumption. Because we are talking about a racecar, we will also see a highly efficient aero kit, including a new front splitter and a rear carbon diffuser based on the one developed for the Super Trofeo. Also, when compared to the Gallardo GT3, the new FL2 version will be about 55 pounds lighter.
So, is this Lambo prepared to take over where the outgoing Gallardo GT3 leaves off, or will it be buried amongst the Porsche and Ferrari racecars?
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If at some point in the year you decide to finally take the jump and buy a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, we’d be the first ones to offer you congratulations.
That is until after we remind you that, according to Lamborghini, the entire inventory of Aventador Roadsters until the middle of next year has already been sold out.
Yep. If you want one, you’re going to have to wait a really long time to get it. This news isn’t all that surprising, considering the Aventador, for one, is really awesome and for another thing, is really, really awesome.
It certainly looks like Lamborghini has another hot ticket on their hands, making them two for two with the Aventador. If you really insist on getting yours in advance, then the you must pay an enormous amount in advance or comply to paying special taxes.
Either way, it’ll most likely cost you more than the supercar’s $440,000 sticker price. But, if you have the money for it, what’s stopping you?
It’s no secret that Lambo has huge plans for its 50th anniversary and that the Aventador is due to lose its top in the U.S. market… officially. The Italian automaker decided why not just kick them both off at the same time, which it did today in Miami and we were there to witness it all.
The day kicked off at noon today in Miami, and began with a press conference across from the Breakwater Hotel and a 40-car parade down Collins Avenue. During the press conference, Lambo unveiled the much-anticipated Aventador LP700-4 Roadster to us media folk and it was definitely worth the wait. Have a look at our collection of images and you can see just how sexy the car really is.
On top of the official unveiling of the drop-top supercar, Lambo also satisfied our appetite for some speed. It accomplished this feat by closing off a runway at the Miami International Airport – the first time MIA has ever close a runway for an automotive event – to allow 12 Aventadors to run wild down the long straight stretch, peaking out at over 180 mph.
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