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.

The cool thing about being famous, wealthy, or both, is that you can have pretty much whatever you want in this world. That includes one-off custom supercars from one of the world’s most highly regarded aftermarket companies.

That’s exactly the case for Nasser Al-Thani of the Qatar Royal family. With just about anything at his disposal, Al-Thani decided to get a Lamborghini Aventador . However, he didn’t want any old Aventador, he wanted the LP760 version from Oakley Design.

More importantly, he wanted one so unique that he commissioned the tuning company to build him one that’s as unique as they come. Originally finished in an Arancio Argos color, Oakley Design repainted the supercar with a Pearl Green finish, but that’s not the end of it. During the first coat of lacquer, Oakley Design used 18-carat gold leaf metal flakes that were supplied by none other than Nasser Al-Thani himself. Nine more coats of lacquer were used, making the body look absolutely stunning.

From there, Oakley Design used plenty of carbon fiber components on the Aventador, including a longer central front chin spoiler. The side sill intakes were opened up to improve airflow and cooling, and larger rear bumper vents were used to extract more hot air out of the car. The top air box on the supercar was also opened to increase ram-air effect on the engine. Even the diffuser now has extended vanes, thus improving the Aventador’s stability when it’s running at high speeds. Finally, the rear spoiler was set at 15 degrees to improve the top speed while also optimizing the downforce-to-drag ratio.

The exact performance numbers for this bespoke Aventador have yet to be released, but we expect it to be in the neighborhood of 760 horsepower. Whatever output this unique, one-off Aventador carries, those 18-carat gold leaf metal flakes used on the paint of the supercar is the true show stopper of the program.

Last time we saw Valentino Balboni behind the wheel of a Lamborghini model, he was driving a Murcielago LP670-4 SV. This time around, he opted for something a little bit more classic – a Countach LP400 , which was the first set of Countach models produced between 1974 and 1978.

The LP400 was limited to only 150 units, so seeing one in action is actually a pretty rare occurrence. Despite its rarity, Balboni was lucky enough to find one and took it on an envy-creating ride. Check the video to see what does he thinks about the car.

As a reminder, the LP400 is powered by a 4.0-liter V-12 powerplant that delivers a total of 375 horsepower at an incredibly high 8,000 rpm and 368 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds and can hit a top speed of 179.8 mph. Neither spec is astounding by today’s supercar standards, but for the era, those were about as good as it got.

Last week, DMC unveiled the first teaser image for an upcoming package it is preparing for the Lamborghini Aventador . Another week, another teaser image, as DMC has posted an extreme close-up of the front fascia, which shows elements of Lamborghini’s "J" Roadster that was on display at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.

The new DMC Aventador Limited Edition will be based on the LP700/LP900 package and judging by all this teasing, we presume it will be something special.

We don’t know what this new package will bring, but taking a look at DMC’s previous tuning packages for the Aventador, we can only imagine. The previous Molto Veloce was offered in two engine versions – 700 and 900 horsepower – so, is it too crazy for us to think this package may sneak nearer to the 1,000-horsepower mark?

Official debut will be made on December 12, 2012, so stay tuned for the official details.

If you followed us in the past few months, you have likely noticed that when it comes about cars, gold has become the new black. With this in mind, SR Auto Group has designed a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV .

SR Auto Group teamed up with PUR Wheels and equipped the supercar with a set of Monaco Gold wheels, which are sized 19 inches up front and 20 inches at the rear. Even better, this particular Aventador features the first set of Monaco Gold PUR 8IGHT’s ever produced.

You have to admit; the gold fits the wheels perfectly and works in perfect harmony with the car’s white exterior paint and numerous carbon fiber elements.

Under the hood, the Murcielago keeps its usual 6.5-liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 670 horsepower. The Super Veloce hits 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and can hit a top speed of 212 mph, so we have no issue with SR Auto Group not touching the engine.

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann is not one to mince his words. The man is a straight shooter, and when he says that the supercar industry could be in for a rough 2013, people should take notice.

Recently, the outspoken Winkelmann was quoted during a Bloomberg Television interview in Singapore saying "We are very cautious for next year. The Europe crisis is not over."

The Lambo head is referring to the European economic crisis that has put a stranglehold on the region and is expected to continue to do so at least until 2015. This crisis will inevitably lead to a whole lot of casualties, which could include high-end supercars that aren’t exactly the cheapest automotive purchases out there.

While it does seem that brands like Lamborghini have resigned themselves to slow sales in Europe in the coming years, the Italian automaker isn’t going to sit back and take its lumps. Lamborghini is banking on its expansion into the Asian market to keep its bottom line from, well, bottoming out during this crisis. This Asian expansion includes a second dealership in India, which opened this year, and expansion into Hong Kong and Singapore next year.

The U.S. market is also showing signs of recovery, which helps give Lambo a little hope. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said in Europe, the automaker’s home continent. Gloomy days are in the forecast in that region and that, in turn, could have negative effects on supercar sales.

Source: Auto News

When it comes to police cars, the Italians are among the luckiest ones, as their fleet includes a Lamborghini LP560-4 . These cars should be used to catch the bad guys or patrol the streets, but Marchettino has caught it in action on the track, frolicking with various other supercars.

This police car is based on a Gallardo LP560-4 and is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine, which pumps out 560 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. It uses its power wisely, as it can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. That’s plenty to reel in just about any bad guy’s getaway car.

The LP560-4 Police Car is used by the Italian police to patrol the highway and for the high speed transport of human organs. Delivering human organs? Fed-Ex and UPS might want to get in on this deal…

Back in May, SR Auto Group unveiled the Project Supremacy , which was based on the new Lamborghini Aventador . Now, the Italian supercar is back in the tuner’s shop, but this time it adopts an even meaner look.

The project starts with the addition of PUR 4OUR Monoblock wheels sized 19 inches up front and 20 inches on the rear. The wheels are coated in Modern Black paint and the Aventador’s sexy exterior is coated in Nero Nemesis paint – a stunning matte black.

The Aventador has one of the widest rear ends you’ll ever see, helping exaggerate the concave profile that the rear wheels have. Precise offsets give Project Eternal a flush stance without compromising any of its remarkable handling.

Under the hood, things remain unchanged, as it features the standard 6.5-liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 700 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. With this amount of power, the Aventador will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 217 mph.

As promised, today is the day that Lamborghini has dropped the official details on the new Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. The model has been described as "the most exciting series production Lamborghini ever built and the new benchmark in the world of open-top luxury super sports cars."

To no surprise, the new Roadster version features a design language similar to the coupe version , except for the changes any open-top model requires. For example, the rear pillar has been redesigned to offer total support for the removable roof and a new engine hood that features a central "spinal column" with two pairs of hexagonal windows connected at the sides.

The new Aventador Roadster is being offered with a two-piece roof made entirely from carbon fiber that can be stored in the front luggage compartment.

Under the hood you will find the same 6.5 liter aspirated V12 that delivers a total of 700 horsepower and mated to an ISR 7-speed gearbox. The Roadster version will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and can hit a top speed of 217 mph.

In Europe the model can be already ordered and the price will start from 300,000 euro or about $380,000 at the current exchange rates.

UPDATE 11/15/2012: Lamborghini has finally announced the U.S. prices for its new Aventador Roadster, and we have to admit it’s a little bit more than we were expecting: $445,300, including the $3,700 gas-guzzler tax.

Hit the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Spyder.

When Lamborghini unveiled the new Aventador Roadster , it described the car’s two-piece roof as very easy to install. In fact, the official announcement says that each of the two 13-pound carbon-fiber pieces can be attached and removed in just a "matter of seconds."

The question that begs to be answered is “in a matter of seconds for whom: a Lamborghini engineer or a regular customer?” We think the above video will give you an idea of what to really expect.

During the car’s official presentation, Lamborghini wanted to show its customers how to install this wonder-roof. The problem is that it took a Lamborghini rep about two minutes to install it! Granted, he was talking while working, but he has been trained to install the roof. Now, imagine someone with absolutely no training installing this roof and you can see how it could take about two minutes. That’s a real problem if you happen to live in a place where torrential and sudden rainfall is the norm, like London or South Florida.

Nevertheless, we need to admire the absolute beauty in this masterpiece of a vehicle. We’re also pretty sure that it’ll take a few dozen practice installations before a new owner can install the roof "in a matter of seconds." One thing is for sure, the Aventador’s roof is easier to install than the soft top on the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster . That process seems to require two people, a sledgehammer, hope, prayers, and a few choice four-letter words to accomplish.

Check out top-installation process on the Murcielago in the video after the jump.

Our favorite YouTube user has just shot another incredible video: Valentino Balboni behind the wheel of a matte blue Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Superveloce at Monza. We’re not talking about a genuine SV model, but a first generation Murcielago with a full conversion. The car is equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, a Tubi Style exhaust system, and a small rear wing.

This video includes multiple start ups, revs, accelerations on the track, and a few launches. You will also be able to enjoy incredible engine sound, so don’t forget to turn up your volume!

As a reminder, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce is powered by a 6.5-liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 670 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and can hit an incredible top speed of 212 mph.

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