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.

DMC has been working on a tuning package for the Lamborghini Aventador for what seems like ages. At first, they couldn’t decide on a name for it - going from Gargiulo to Allegro before deciding on Molto Veloce . Now, they’ve come back with another upgrade for the supercar: a full LP900 engine that produces 900 HP, up from the standard 700 HP.

When compared to the previous package, which only added a bodykit, the new one features a redesigned spoiler sword and a stunning front-splitter lip, all made of pure carbon fiber. The package also includes new side skirt diffusers aimed to improve the overall aerodynamics. The back of the Aventador has received a new lightened carbon fiber diffuser and an added tunnel system.

But how did the tuner manage to obtain the extra power? They decided to use 12 unique single intake throttle plates, one per each cylinder, followed by optimized engine electronics, an electronic load pressure control system, and completely new wiring. DMC also installed a brand new titanium exhaust system.

The price for this package is just as extensive as the additions. The Lamborghini Aventador LP900 BY DMC package will set customers back 125,000 euros, or about $165,000 at the current exchange rates.

Updated 10/12/2012: DMC has unveiled a very cool promo video for their new Molto Veloce LP900 package. Enjoy!

Updated 10/31/2012: DMC brought their latest LP900 Aventador at the SEMA Show where they made quite a sensation. Check up the photo gallery to see a new set of images from the show.

While everyone is waiting for the final edition Gallardo , Lamborghini has decided to offer its faithful Chinese customers a new special edition called the Gallardo LP550-2 GZ8 Edizione Limitata. The name is quite a mouthful, but it has a purpose. The GZ stands for Guangzou, while the number 8 indicates the number of units that will be built. The downside to this special edition is the price tag usually associated with a limited special edition; all eight customers will have to fork over 4 million Yuan (or about $600,000 at the current rates) to park this baby in their garages.

For that kind of money, they’ll get a very special set of orange wheels and a carbon fiber rear wing, matte black engine cover, and glossy black roof borrowed from the Super Trofeo Stradale Edition. The package continues with carbon fiber exterior rear view mirrors, carbon fiber side skirts, special black and orange striping in the Superleggera style on the side, and a new front bumper. Since this is a special edition, there will be "’GZ8 Edizione Limitata" logo on the outside of the super car, as well as aGZ8 logo on the headrests, to further differentiate them from the rest.

So far, we don’t really see anything that warrants a $600,000 price tag, except for the fact that only eight will be built. Those orange wheels must be expensive! (Insert sarcasm here)

Source: LamboCars

Lamborghini is currently working on the successor for the Gallardo - rumored to be called the Cabrera - but the "old" Gallardo just isn’t ready to step out of the spotlight. Lamborghini has just issued a recall for the 2004, 2005, and 2006 model years, stating that some of the power steering hoses are defective which could lead to potential fluid leak. From all the units sold during that period, a total of 1,491 were delivered to the US.

Lamborghini explains that the high pressure hoses for the hydraulically-assisted power steering system may leak in certain driving situations and when this gets in contact with a fluid, a fire could occur.

Each client that is driving a model that is from these model year should contact the closest Lamborghini dealer for a free safety update of the steering system. For more details contact National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 or Lamborghini at 1-703-364-7042.

Source: NHTSA

We don’t know if it’s a case of separation anxiety but considering that the Lamborghini Gallardo is nearing its end, there appears to be a growing number of aftermarket programs for the Italian super car.

Not one to be left out on the loop, SR Auto Group is back with another project and surprise, surprise, it’s for the Gallardo Spyder .

Called "Project Mastermind" - love the name! - the program doesn’t carry any performance modifications because SR Auto Group doesn’t roll like that. What they’re adept at, though, are aesthetic enhancements and that’s exactly what they did, dressing up the Gallardo Spyder in a Modern Matte Black paint finish to go with a new set of spicy 20" PUR 2WO Monoblock wheels.

Despite not having any engine upgrades, the Gallardo Spyder still packs quite a wallop, thanks to a 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 550 horsepower and 398 lb/ft of torque. That translates to a 0-62 mph of just 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph.

Oh the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento , how we love thee. At $2.5 million and not even legal for street use, it is a pipe dream for 99.9 percent of the world. And only about 1 percent of that 0.1 percent would actually buy one. So that makes it one of the sickest cars to date.

There have been very few videos of this ultra-rare, ultra-expensive supercar and even fewer that actually show this beast running and moving. We got to see only a few seconds of it running and revving when Jay Leno met up with the Lambo Brass, but that just wasn’t enough for us. Now a fine videographer, BrianZuk, has managed to get us the shot we all want – The all carbon-fiber, 999 kg (2,202 lb) Sesto Elemento running and moving.

In the video, you not only get to hear its 570-horsepower race-tuned Gallardo engine, which makes a phenomenal noise, but you may also notice the taillights doing a little strobe deal. No, Lambo isn’t planning on rolling out the Sesto rocking strobe lights in full rave-party fashion. Rather our investigative skills discovered that LED lights actually multiplex (flash) when they are run at 60 Hz, which helps save power. The average camera’s frame rate is too slow and actually picks up this flashing though you will never see it in person.

Disclaimer: We know precisely jack squat about LED lights. We got this information courtesy of some dude that claims he owns an LED shop.

What makes the video is at about the 54-second mark we also get to see the Sesto Elemento hit the streets, though the driver never gets it over about 20 mph. It’s funny to see the driver needing guided over a very, very low bump in the road – no larger than two No. 2 pencils laying on top of each other. That just shows how low this car really is.

What an impressive hunk of machinery. We can’t wait to see these things on GT Circuits around the world. We wonder how long it’ll be before someone puts up a hoon video featuring this multi-million-dollar beast.

Let’s say you picked up a 2004 to 2008 Gallardo only to fall in love with the Gallardo LP-570-4 when it hit showrooms in 2012. Instead of taking a huge hit trading up to the LP-570-4, DMC – no, not THAT DMC, the German car tuner – has a solution for you in the form of its Gallardo SOHO upgrade.

DMC starts off by eliminating the Gallardo’s front fascia and adding in a replacement piece that has more of the pointed nose, like the LP-570. On the bottom of the fascia are the signature air intakes and lower lip spoilers. On each end of the front fascia is the same diffuser you’ll find on an LP-570, showing DMC’s attention to detail.

The rear end is another part of the Lamborghini Gallardo that has obvious differences between the LP570 and the base model, so DMC completely revised it. DMC began by ripping off the entire rear fascia and replacing it with one that boasts the same lengthwise grated opening that the LP-570 boasts. Under the fascia, DMC added in a rear diffuser that very closely mimics that on the LP-570, including the lower brake light assembly and the cutout near the center.

Also on the backside DMC also includes a pair of dual-exit exhaust tip, just like the LP-570, and even a twin-pedestal wing with center high-mounted stoplight. Every body piece added to the Gallardo is made from lightweight carbon fiber, to avoid adding too much weight to the base car.

The interior boasts an overhaul as well. DMC will fit your Gallardo with carbon fiber and Italian leather to complete the aesthetic overhaul.

In the engine compartment, the 2004 through 2008 Gallardo gives up 58 to 73 horsepower, depending on the year. DMC’s engineers helped compensate for that with some engine management mods that bump the Gallardo’s up about 40 horsepower making its new top speed 322 km/h (200 mph). For a little extra scratch, you can add in the DMC sport catalytic converter and get an extra 28 ponies.

Overall, this is a pretty sweet build, but we can’t find pricing anywhere on it. We have reached out to DMC for pricing information.

Usually each episode of the Jay Leno’s Garage is about reviewing a very cool car currently launched on the market, or a concept car you will never have the chance to drive. However, this latest episode is a little bit different.

Jay Leno has a special guest: Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann! He walks around the Urus and Sesto Elemento concepts, and lays out plans for the marque’s 50th anniversary celebration. And we have to admit this celebration looks pretty impressive: a Grand Tour of Italy with over 300 Lamborghini invited from all around the world.

Winkelmann is talking about the Urus concept and offers a few details on the Urus SUV production version. All you have to do is watch the video and you will find out new things about Lamborghini and these two amazing concept cars.

Nothing gets our juices going more than a leather-dressed vixen talking about supercars and actually knowing what she’s talking about. Even better when we’re talking about a Playboy bunny.

That’s why there’s something absolutely magnetic about Irina Olhovskaya, the Russian Playboy bunny and host of a video series from Blond Drive TV. In this latest episode, Olhovskaya gets down and jiggy with Italian exotics at its finest.

In between ogling over Olhovskaya’s Marilyn Monroe-esque looks and trying to understand Russian - don’t worry, there are English subtitles in there - what goes unnoticed is the fact that Olhovskaya actually knows what she’s talking about when she talks about the Lamborghini Gallardo.

We don’t know what’s sexier, the lady or the bull. Can we just call it a tie and say it’s the bull with the lady inside it?

Check out the video and watch Irina Olhovskaya give the low down on the Gallardo like only she can.

Lamborghini destroyed in I-196 crash

The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 not only costs a medium-sized fortune, it also pumps 631 ponies from its 6.5-liter V-12 engine. That really should give you the confidence to not need to race anyone, as you would beat three-quarters of the cars on the road anyhow, especially a compact import econobox.

So when a “Toyota -type passenger car” pulls along side your $400K+ car and starts revving his little 4- or 6-banger, you should just look, smile, and carry on as normal. Apparently, a Michigan man didn’t get this memo, as he chose to allegedly fly down the highway with said Toyota-type car trailing – you do the math; sounds like a race to us – and proceeded to wreck his beautiful Murcielago.

This wasn’t just some little “oopsy” fender bender either. He put his pricey Lambo straight into a line of trees at a very high speed. On top of that, the car then turned into a very expensive ball of flames, leaving the Lambo a charred and melted mess. Fortunately, the driver got out of the car safely and only suffered a bump on the head and a huge bump in his wallet.

The only thing that comes to our mind is “Why?” Why on earth would you put so much effort into racing a freaking Toyota Toyota passenger car that you careen off of the road and slam your $400K+ car into the treeline? Hopefully this guy takes two lessons from this ordeal:

No. 1: Street racing is for tool bags that are attempting to compensate for something.

No. 2: Don’t race your $400K car against a Toyota... It’s bad Karma (Fiery Fisker pun intended).

Source: Wood TV 8

No matter what kind of car someone drives, they always want something that is faster and better. The good ol’ Murcielago was the car to own when it first debuted, but then the Lamborghini Aventador appeared and many forgot about the Murcielago, unless you just so happen to own one. Fear not, Murcielago owners, EVS Motors is here to put some more pep in your step with a new tuning package that reinvents the look of your supercar. It can’t transform it into an Aventador, but customers can still take a step up from the standard model.

This bright yellow Murcielago belongs to a chap in Houston who wanted to make his standard Murcielago look like the more powerful SuperVeloce version. This was achieved with a new front bumper, new side skirts, a new rear bumper with large diffuser, and a new rear wing. This impressive package is completed by a new set of gloss black ADV5.0 Deep Concave wheels, sized 19" up front and 20" at the rear, offered by ADV.1 Wheels. The paint job was done by Royal Collision who did a very nice combination of yellow and black.

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