It didn’t take long for SR Auto Group to get the ball rolling this year, did it?
Fresh off of its refreshed Project Phantom program for the Audi R8, the Canada-based auto tuner is now ready to present its first all-new project of the year, which is dubbed Project Limitless.
A program for the Lamborghini Gallardo, Project Limitless is what its name suggests, a program built to prove the Gallardo’s limitless appeal as one of Lamborghini’s most iconic models.
With some assistance from DMC Tuning, SR Auto Group was able to use some of the parts and components from its colleague — a set of carbon-fiber mirrors, and carbon-fiber side diffusers — to enhance the supercar’s already superior functionality.
On top of that, SR Auto Group also added a set of 19-inch Modern Black PUR 1NE wheels. This configuration is particularly noteworthy because the wheels were fitted while maintaining its factory diameter and width, ensuring a perfect stance for the Italian supercar that allows it to be a beast on wheels.
Last year, DMC has unveiled a tuning kit for the Lamborghini Aventador called Molto Veloce. For most of us this upgrade was more than enough for such a great supercar, but some guys from Thailand decided the Molto Veloce can be upgraded even further and they have unveiled a very interesting upgrade kit for the already existing kit.
The kit comes from the Thailand-based tuner Auferlampo. The tuner upgraded the look of the Molto Veloce with a new body kit and installed a new high-performance exhaust system by Larini Systems. The body kit includes a new front diffuser and lip, side flap and side skirts. All the new components are made in carbon fiber, but they can also be offered in the body color. This new kit is priced at €25,000 ($32,600 at the current exchange rates) and it can be combined with a new high-performance exhaust system made in carbon fiber for an additional €5,500 ($7,200).
Hit the jump to watch the DMC Aventador Molto Veloce by Auferlampo being unveiled at the Bangsaen Speed Festival.
2013 is a big year for the auto industry when it comes to anniversaries. Aston Martin, for one, will be celebrating its centenary this year. Ford, on the other hand, will be blowing the candles on the 150th birthday of its founder Henry Ford. And then there’s Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A, which will turn 50 years old this year.
The Italian automaker has already lined up a list of events to commemorate its 50th anniversary, starting with the debut of its one-off celebratory car that has been hyped since the middle of last year. In addition to the supercar itself, the Italian automaker will also be holding a 750-mile rally through Italy on May 7th, and will feature some of the finest and most powerful Lamborghinis in the world.
So what better way to kick off what is expected to be a busy year than to release a video looking back on the 50-year history of the Raging Bull. From humble beginnings all the way to the evolution of its modern-day supercars, the video will undoubtedly give us a look at how one of Italy’s finest supercar makers was born and a look ahead to what is poised to be an exceptional anniversary year.
The year couldn’t end without seeing a new tuning package for the Lamborghini Aventador supercar. The latest package comes from Vivid Racing, which developed a pretty cool upgrade kit for the Italian supercar. Even if the mechanical upgrades aren’t that impressive, it completely transforms the exterior look and improves the engine’s sound.
The car has been finished in matte-black exterior paint combined with a set of Niche Monotec Wheels finished in a dark-brushed tint. The wheels measure 20-by-9 inches up front and 21-by-13 inches at the rear, and are wrapped in Pirelli tires measuring 255/30R20 and 355/25R2, respectively. The final element of the exterior kit is a full Mansory matte carbon fiber wing.
The best part of this tuning kit, however, is a new Capristo full racing exhaust system. It’s true that it does not improve the output of the 6.5-liter V-12 engine, but it surely gives it one heck of a mean growl.
In modern days, when a supercar does not use carbon fiber in its development, it cannot be consider a “real” supercar. The use of this material makes every model significantly lighter when compared to the use of any other material, but it also increases the price significantly.
But carbon fiber is not only being used in the development of supercar. The same material is being used in high-performance airplanes. Lamborghini has unveiled a very cool video presenting how the carbon fiber is used in the development of its latest Aventador supercar and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Not a surprising comparison considering the Aventador has been inspired by the world of jet-fighters - more exactly the F22 Raptor.
For the Aventador, carbon fiber has been used for the monocoque, body and chassis, ceramic brake system and numerous parts of the aerodynamic package. See how it improves the performance numbers of the Aventador by watching this video.
Remember back in August when Oakley Design and Refined-Marques unveiled the Aventador Dragon Edition? They announced it as a 10-model run for the Italian supercar with the first one, fancily dressed in a chrome Aqua-Blue exterior body, presented at the Chelsea Auto Legends event in London.
Well, the two aftermarket companies have tied up once again to introduce the second of the 10 Dragon Edition models for the Lamborghini supercar. This time around, Oakly Design and Refined Marques opted for a more subtle white body color to go with the slew of components from its aerodynamic body kit. The kit includes a modified front bumper, an enormous fixed rear wing, and plenty of carbon fiber accents throughout the car. Rounding out the exterior mods are a new set of HRE wheels, color-painted brake calipers, and enough "Dragon Edition" badging to make us remember the kind of exclusivity this supercar has.
Inside, individually-numbered plaques and embroidered dragons on the doors further gives exclusivity to the Aventador.
And as far as performance goes, Oakley Design and Refined Marques have remapped the Aventador’s ECU and added a titanium exhaust system. With these upgrades in tow, the Aventador’s overall weight has been shaved by 35 kg (77 lbs) to go with an increased output of 760 horsepower and 550 pounds-per-feet of torque.
Each automakers has its own distinctive way of wishing you a very Merry Christmas! But not everybody can pull something like what Lamborghini did with this latest commercial when they gave ’ol Saint Nick a specially developed ride for the holiday season.
It features the company’s latest 700 HP Lamborghini Aventador and, of course, Santa Claus behind the wheel of the Italian raging bull. It certainly looks like Santa has found a solution of delivering all those presents a little bit faster, using 700 horses instead of the usual nine reindeers.
If you were wondering why Santa is so relaxed and drinks one chocolate milk shake after another, the answer is very simple: he knows that this year, things are going to be a little bit different and that he has no reasons to rush because he’s got a powerful supercar doing the deliveries with him.Lets just hope it will be fast enough to help him get in time to all the kids around the globe.
Just like Lamborghini, we want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas!
North American tuner, Vorsteiner, has just announced the launch of an all-new Renazzo-V specially upgrade aesthetic program for the Lamborghini Gallardo supercar. The kit can be applied to any 2009 and up LP models, including the LP-570 Superleggera models.
The main part of the kit includes a lightweight carbon-fiber aerodynamic package, but the tuner is also offering a new set of wheels, offered in 1-piece and 3-piece design and in either 19- or 20-inch sizes.
The exterior kit includes a new front bumper with detachable carbon-fiber splitters, new side skirts blade attachments and full side skirt panels with integrated rear vents. Updates continue at the supercar’s rear where the tuner added a new rear bumper with integrated vent openings, a new rear diffuser with center diffuser cooling vent and a new fixed rear wing blade.
The new Lamborghini Renazzo-V Vorsteiner tuning kit will be available for order starting February-March of 2013. Prices will be announced at a later date
It looks like even the greatest supercars in the world are affected by certain recalls. The latest one comes from Lamborghini who announced a voluntary recall for certain 2012 Aventador models manufactured between July 15, 2011and April 20, 2012 due to a problem with the headlamps.
According to the recall, the 144 units affected are failing to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." The affected vehicles may have headlights that can be aimed horizontally but not vertically.
Because of this incorrect headlamp aim the driver’s visibility is being reduced and it can also blind oncoming traffic. Either condition may increase the risk of crash.
The safety recall will begin on December 17, 2012. Lamborghini will notify owners, and your local will enable the vertical aiming and disable the horizontal aiming of the headlights, free of charge. If you are driving such a model you are being advised to contact Lamborghini at 1-866-681-6276.
The new Aventador Verus is finished in a brilliant black that further intensifies the aggressive look of the Italian bull. SR Auto Group also installed a new set of wheels, which were designed by PUR Wheels. Measuring 20-by-9 inches up front and 21-by-13 inches at the rear and featuring a Modern Black face with Gloss Lumiere lip, these new wheels are a perfect match for the Aventador’s razor sharp lines and slippery-looking paint job.
We don’t know about you, but we strongly believe black is the right color for any supercar out there and this is the main reason why Project Verus is on top of our favorite aesthetic kits for the Aventador.