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  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.

Lamborghini has no plans to enter the hybrid supercar market, which means that dreams of a Lambo taking on the Porsche 918 Spyder , McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari can now be put to rest. Lamborghini president and CEO Stefan Winkelmann put the kabosh on ice, saying that there’s no way a supercar market can sustain building hybrid exotics and expect them to be produced as normal production cars. It’s a niche market for the time being, and the obscene price tags attached to these models is not, in Winkelmann’s words, "fulfillable at the time being".

“What you see now — and I don’t want to be, let’s say, finger pointing — but what you see now in the world of the hybrids is not something which is going to be in normal production cars; due to cost, or due to weight if the cost is a normal one,” Winkelmann told CarAdvice.

Feasibility is a big thing for Lamborghini and the idea of building a hybrid supercar just isn’t one, especially when it’s in the business of selling as many of its already awesome naturally aspirated exotics like the Aventador and the recently-launched Huracan .

Tacking a million-dollar price tag on a hybrid supercar isn’t a market that’s sustainable even if P1 and the LaFerrari sales go through the roof. In some ways, the car’s exclusivity is what’s making these sales figures rise up. But if Ferrari or McLaren decide to offer the LaFerrari and the P1 as normal production cars, it’s going to be difficult for them to maintain a significant market of customers willing to pay that kind of premium.

That kind of thinking is more than enough reason for Lamborghini to do away with thoughts of joining the party. If the costs go down and interest is still there, then Lambo could probably change its mind, but for now, it’s not a road Winkelmann is comfortable leading Lamborghini to.

Click past the jump to read about the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan

Source: CarAdvice

Sometimes, it doesn’t take much to make a supercar like the Lamborghini Aventador even more desirable. In some instances, though, even subtle modifications have a way of bringing out the Aventador’s uniqueness even more, which is exactly what Hamann did with its Geneva presentation of the Italian supercar. Dubbed the Lamborghini Aventador Limited, Hamann’s work on the raging bull consists of adding fancy two-tone color to go with a bevy of aerodynamic components and a nice performance bump. That’s the usual trifecta Hamann aims for when it comes to building programs perfectly suited for exotics in the class of the Aventador.

It’s no different this time, and the German tuner once again pulled it off, complete with extra doses of modification on the wheels and the interior.

All in all, just another day in the office for Hamann, which usually translates to tuning awesomeness for all of us.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Aventador By Hamann.

Mansory sure wasn’t kidding when it described its Carbonado GT program for the Lamborghini Aventador as an overdose in carbon fiber.

To be more specific, the Swiss tuner used a carbon-fiber weave with a stealth look, which apparently is what it uses exclusively in a lot of its programs. That should be cause for confusion for those not privy to such technological marvel, but its all in a days work for Mansory.

In a lot of ways, the Swiss tuner has made a living out of these fanciful programs. Some of these projects have been knocked out of the park, while some have been complete whiffs. That said, the roster that Mansory has brought to Geneva , specifically the Carbonado GT, has been a showcase on why the company is considered one of the most exclusive aftermarket tuners in the business.

For better or for worse, Mansory wants to overwhelm even the most hardened of skeptics. And with the Carbonado GT program for the Lamborghini Aventador, and that’s precisely what it accomplished.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado GT By Mansory.

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

The wait is finally over for Lamborghini fans yearning for a closer look at the upcoming 2015 Huracán as the Italian automaker goes live with the supercar ’s online configurator.

The interactive site guides users through the steps of customizing their own Huracán with exterior and interior color choices, interior material choices, wheel design and even brake caliper color. The Huracán lives up to the hype about its refinement over the Gallardo it replaces by offering several swanky color combinations both inside and out. Dark browns, deep reds, and cream-colored leathers with dark Alcantara inserts are all part of color palette with no fewer than 28 options.

Exterior colors are no less plentiful with 18 shades to choose from. Rest assured, the loud colors infamous on Lambos are still available such as lime green, retina-burning yellow, and fire truck red – though the color names are distinctly more Italian on the website.

Two unique 20-inch wheels can be had and the massive brake calipers have five color options. Two different engine covers are available: the all-glass option perfect for showing off that beautiful 5.2-liter V-10, or the more traditional black louvered cover.

The Huracán is set to officially debut at the Geneva Motor Show going on March 4th and 5th. Production won’t start until this spring, but Lamborghini says it’s already booked over 700 orders for the all-new supercar. The Huracán’s price is expected to increase over the Gallardo. Estimates average around $275,000 for the starting price. Sales will begin during the summer with the official pricing announced closer to time. Lamborghini will assuredly announce more information about the car during the Geneva festivities, so stay tuned for the additional details.

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Source: Lamborghini

What we have here, my friends, is a highly-modified Lamborghini Jalpa — a car that in its day, wasn’t all that quick — but now easily lays down 10-second quarter-mile runs like it was a Sunday drive. It’s all thanks to a General Motors LS1 V-8 (350-cubic inches/5.7-liters) with a Magnuson supercharger bolted on. There’s no word on what this Lambo’s American heart pumps out, but it has to be significantly more than the 255 horsepower from the car’s original mill.

Yes, back in 1981 through 1988, Lamborghini produced the Jalpa with a double-overhead-cam, 3.5-liter (210-ci) V-8 that only laid down minimal power. The car was marketed beneath the Countach in price, performance and size. While it wasn’t very stout, its smaller size gave it better outward visibility and better slow-speed handling. Its 0-to-62 time was said to be six seconds flat on its way to a 15.4-second quarter-mile time. Its top speed was rated at 145 mph.

Sadly, 1988 was the Jalpa’s final year in production, as Chrysler bought the Italian automaker and axed the model. Only 412 were made.

Fast forward to the present, Jalpa number 387 makes it’s way down the quarter-mile strip at Calder Park Raceway in Australia. Its supercharged 350 small block is backed by a Toyota automatic transaxle and power is sent to the massive slicks mounted at the rear. Those boys down under sure know how to make a gnarly beast.

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

The Gallardo is the reigning best-selling Lambo , and it looks like its successor is off to a good start in unseating it.

Today, Lamborghini announced that the Huracan already has 700 orders on the books, despite the Italian company not officially announcing its release date yet. Of course, I’m sure that Lamborghini let the future Huracan owners know the approximate date during its ongoing VIP preview tour, but it is still impressive that this many people are comfortable enough in the supercar to lump down a nice down payment.

Then again, a car hailing from Lamborghini rarely sees showrooms before orders start rolling in. Add in the 5.2-liter V-10 that smolders rubber by way of 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, and I can see why people are clamoring to get their hands on it. This powerhouse of an engine is enough to get the Huracan to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and up to a top speed in excess of 202 mph.

Okay, okay, maybe it’s not that big of a surprise to see it become a hot seller before its official release.

Let me know in the comments section if you think the Huracan will unseat the Gallardo as the best-selling Lambo ever.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4.

It goes without saying that Lamborghini is regarded as one of the most prestigious auto brands in the world, so it really doesn’t have much use for commercials. If the name of the game is fostering brand awareness, Lamborghini doesn’t need that.

Yet there it was, the new Lamborghini Huracan , being filmed running around some city streets, which looks to be a commercial shoot in plain view of pedestrians. That’s awesome and all, especially since it just made its debut a little over a month ago, but the big deal is that this is the first time we actually get to see the Huracan in its natural element.

Normally, things like this go unnoticed without us even blinking an eyelash, but exceptions are certainly made for cars like the Huracan. Add to that the fact that it’s sporting an orange hue that’s similar to what we first saw with the Aventador a few years back, and we can’t help but stare and drool.

More importantly, watching the video and hearing that throaty growl of the Huracan makes us believe that we haven’t seen the best of this new Lambo yet.

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Count your blessings if you’ve been lucky enough to see the Lamborghini Veneno in person. Seeing as there are only three of these babies in existence, it’s a quite a sight to behold.

Better yet, count yourself really lucky if you just happen to have the financial freedom to afford one, kind of like one Kris Singh, who recently took delivery of the second Veneno in his own home on Miami Beach.

It’s become abundantly clear to a lot of people that the Veneno isn’t your ordinary Lamborghini , as if using the word ’ordinary’ to describe Lamborghini is already enough of a stretch as it is. But Singh, who is a manager of a private investment firm, isn’t your ordinary guy, either. The man clearly has the money to pay for a $4.1 million, even if his taste in the Veneno leaves a little to be desired.

Still and all, the mere fact that he had the Veneno delivered personally to his front door is worthy of being documented, which the folks over at duPont Registry were more than happy to do.

And you know what? The video also offers a nice look into the kind of customization — or lack there of — Singh put into his new Veneno before having it delivered to his house.

Click past the jump to read about the Lamborghini Veneno

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Matt Farrah is at it again, as in the latest episode of "The Smoking Tire," he puts classic and modern Lambos in a head-to-head battle with the ultra-rare Lamborghini Countach LP5000QV taking on the brand-new Lamborghini Aventador Roadster . Oh, Matt, why must you make us so jealous?

This particular 1988 Countach was upgraded with gold magnesium alloys, fender flares and oversized rear wing and a Euro-spec bumper. Under its hood, the Countach retains its factory V-12 engine with an output of 420 horsepower. In the other corner is the new Aventador Roadster, which is powered by a 6.5-liter, V-12 engine with an amazing 700 ponies punishing the asphalt.

Your first impression may be that the Countach has no chance against the Aventador, but everyone knows that classic Lamborghini models were some of the best cars developed and were true drivers’ cars.

Check out the video to see which of the two supercars did the best during the test drive!

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2014 has started "in style" for Justin Bieber; he’s having problems with his neighbors and he’s almost been arrested for cocaine possession, and now the pop star is into even more trouble.

Police officers in Miami confirmed that the 19-year-old singer was arrested for drag racing. According to the police report, Bieber was racing a yellow Lamborghini Gallardo (image above) around 4:09 this morning against a red Ferrari . Both drivers were arrested and the two cars were towed.

That’s not where the fun stops. Bieber also failed a field sobriety test, so he was hauled off to the Miami-Dade County jail for a breathalyzer test. We have to remind you that Bieber is only 19 years old — 21 is the legal drinking age in Florida — and the test must come back with a blood-alcohol content level of less than 0.02 percent, or he can face a six-month license suspension. For the drag-racing offense, he can receive a jail sentence of up to six months, a fine of $500 to $1,000, and a one-year license suspension.

Of course, we don’t any judge to throw the book at "The Bieb," as Bieber’s lawyers will likely get him off with just a fine and a license suspension. But, do you think this will stop him for making the same mistake again? We think not!

At least we can all get a good look at his rather awkward happiness in his mugshot (above).

Click past the jump to read more about Bieber’s latest issues.

Source: Yahoo

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