2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
Horsepower @ RPM:700 @ 8250
Torque @ RPM:509 @ 5500
0-60 time:2.9 sec.
Top Speed:217 mph
The wait is over ladies and gentlemen: Lamborghini’s next hypercar has made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and dare we say what a hypercar it is! The new Bull God will feature an earth shattering 700hp V12 and the highest power to weight ratio of any car in its class. Yes, this is the new, long waited Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.
Lamborghini is really good at creating sinister super sports cars, but it is equally as talented at naming them. According to the company, "Aventador" was the name of a bull that entered into battle on October 1993 at the Saragossa Arena, earning the "Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera" for its outstanding courage. Having the courage to go up against a new world of super sports cars will be the name of the game for the new Lamborghini flagship. Today’s world is extremely high-tech and many new players have entered the arena. Lamborghini has been promoting its carbon-fiber monocoque technology and the Aventador’s 2.9 second 0-62mph, but will that be enough?
According to Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "The Aventador is a jump of two generations in terms of design and technology, it’s the result of an entirely new project, but at the same time it’s a direct and consistent continuation of Lamborghini’s brand values. It is extreme in its design and its performance, uncompromising in its standards and technology, and unmistakably Italian in its style and perfection. Overall, the dynamics and technical excellence of the Aventador LP 700-4 makes it unrivaled in the worldwide super sports car arena."
UPDATE 06/21/2012: Everyone has to admit that the Lamborghini Aventador is a cool supercar and despite its $387,000 price tag, the demand for it is pretty high. Currently, the waiting list is set at about 12 months, but Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini’s CEO, recently announced that the company is working on reducing the waiting period, especially now when the demand is almost double of what it was. Currently, Lamborghini is producing a total of 600 Aventador units a year, but they are working on investing in the plant so that they can increase production capacity. (Autovisie)
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A Drove Of Italian Bulls Parades In Japan To Commemorate The Asian-Pacific Premiere Of The Aventador SVJ
Have you watched The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift? Well, this parade looked exactly like that; the sole difference being that there were only Lamborghinis dominating the roads. Lamborghini recently unveiled the Aventador SVJ in the Asia-Pacific region, and what followed it could make any enthusiast go weak in the knees.
Budget Direct Renders Six Unique Manufacturer Collaborations
One of the great things about car renderings is the ability to let your imagination go crazy. You can use an existing car model and re-imagine it without a roof, or you can get really creative and redesign it in a different body type altogether. There’s something to be said, then, for renderings that take two models from two different automakers and combine them to create an entirely new model. It’s the kind of Transformers-like job that we should be seeing more often in the real world. Or should we? The truth is, BudgetsDirect undertook this very exercise, and the results are all “interesting,” to say the least. As an added bonus, we’re doing our own part and renaming these creations in the best way we can.
2019 Lamborghini SC18 Alston
From the outrageous styling, to the thumping V-12 powerplant, to the breathtaking performance, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is anything but boring. But that’s not stopping one lucky owner from turning the volume knob up to 11 on their Raging Bull. Say hello to the SC18 Alston, which comes with race-spec aero and a track-ready attitude to set it apart from its more “standard” brethren. And although it’s designed for track use, the SC18 Alston is still road-legal, bringing the best of both worlds into wing-tastic harmony.
The 10 Best Lamborghinis Ever Built
One of the most iconic sports car manufacturers, Lamborghini was born out of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s frustration over a bad experience with a Ferrari he bought and the way Enzo treated him. Having built tractors since 1948, Ferruccio decided he could do a better sports car and launched Automobili Lamborghini in 1963. But while Ferrari has produced over 50 nameplates to date, Lambo remained a lower profile carmaker. Sant’Agata has only produced 21 models up until 2018, including some limited-edition nameplates based on existing supercars.
Some became iconic from day one, while some gained notoriety as they became classics, A few of them remain somewhat anonymous due to the period they were launched or their subpar performance. Still, there are plenty of cars to choose from to round up a Top 10 list, and we did just that. It includes both modern and classic models, but I went for specific versions instead of nameplates, as these usually spanned over many years and included many different iterations. Check out my list below and let me know if I should’ve included other models too in the comments box.
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Here’s One Way You Can Buy a Lamborghini Aventador For Less Than $40,000
For those who can’t afford a $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador, might we offer you an alternative that’s a tenth of the supercar’s price tag? It’s still a Lamborghini Aventador, or at least it’s part of what looks like an Aventador. It’s not technically the Lambo supercar, but it is a desk that takes the form of the Aventador’s front section. It comes from Poland-based Design Epicentrum Manufacture, and it costs just €30,000, or just over $35,000 based on current exchange rates.
2018 Lamborghini Aventador S by Mansory
Mansory, a tuner famed for its controversial and extraordinary carbon works, revealed its new tuning package for the Lamborghini Aventador S. You may still be smitten by the exceptionality of the Nurburgring king, but even this Mansory work will get your heart pumping. If nothing, because of the incredible amount of carbon fiber the tuner invested in its latest Lambo work.
2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is the most extreme iteration of the company’s range-topping supercar. The SVJ combines the complex aerodynamic systems first introduced on the Huracan Performante with the "Jota" badge, first used on the Miura and then revived for the Diablo. A Roadster version of the SVJ will follow in 2019.
Lambo has yet to confirm that a drop-top version of SVJ is underway, but has already sent a certification request to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for such a model. The SVJ Roadster is one of four cars certified by CARB for the 2019 model year. This also means that the drop-top is only a few months away and will likely to break cover in early 2019. Let’s find out what it may bring to the table from the review below.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster is All But Confirmed
The Lambo Aventador SVJ, the world’s fastest production car on the Nurburgring as of August 2018, will soon be offered as a roadster. Shocking, huh? Obviously not. As soon as the coupe debuted at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, we knew that the SVJ was scheduled to lose its roof sooner than later.
2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63
If the Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce Jota (SVJ) isn’t rare enough for you, you’ll be happy to know that a 63-unit Aventador SVJ 63 Special Edition is also available from Lamborghini. The rarer Aventador SVJ 63 carries that name as a nod to 1963, the year patriarch Ferruccio Lamborghini founded the company. Lamborghini has yet to release the price for the Aventador SVJ 63, but expect it to be heavier on the pockets compared to the $517,770 price tag of the “standard” Aventador SVJ.
2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is the most powerful and aggressive version of the company’s flagship supercar. The car that bears the iconic Jota suffix, which was first used on the Miura, made its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as the fastest production car on the Nurburgring as of 2018.
The first Lambo to carry a "Jota" badge since the Diablo, the Aventador SVJ is essentially a beefed-up version of the SV. But it’s not just faster and more powerful, it’s also more aerodynamic, as it benefits from the Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) system. First introduced on the Huracan Performante, ALA is a range of active aerodynamic features that turn the already potent supercar into a road-legal race car. Alongside the SVJ, Lambo launched a limited-edition SJV 63 model that pays homage to the company’s founding year of 1963.
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5 Incredible Facts About The New Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
I shared five awesome facts about the latest Lamborghini Aventador SVJ even before the Italians released the car in full. Now they have released it in full during Monterey Car Week at “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.” You can follow our coverage here. Now released with details in full, I can honor you with five more astounding facts about the latest Aventador SVJ. You will learn here what makes this car that astounding and what made it the fastest production car to ever lap the Nurburgring. Yup, you read that right. The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is the fastest production car to ever appear at the Nurburgring. It is a brute, without the suit.
Lamborghini is Giving Us 770 Reasons To Love The Aventador SVJ
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ finally showed its face at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and as expected, it’s packing a walloping 770 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. The more potent version of the Aventador SV is now the most potent V-12-powered Lamborghini in history, a distinction it earned over the 740-horsepower Aventador SV. The Aventador SVJ is also poised to become a rare unicorn with Lamborghini only building 900 units.
The age of naturally-aspirated engines is slowly but surely nearing its end. Only a handful of supercar producers are seriously developing V-10 and V-12 beasts, with Ferrari and Lamborghini being at the forefront of that development. One of them only recently revealed the ultimate in terms of power, speed, composure, and dominance - the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - the ultimate representation of everything Lamborghini stands for. We have seen glimpses of it stretching its V-12 over the Nurburgring more than once, with its last effort actually being the most incredible one. The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has become the world’s fastest production car to ever visit the Nurburgring.
To achieve such an extraordinary goal, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ received a number of exceptional improvements over the previous best Lambo - the Aventador S and the Aventador SV. I am listing must-know facts about the stunning Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Will be the Last Lambo to Sport a Stand-Alone V-12
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is making history every time it makes the news. Hot on the heels of setting the fastest lap time of a production car at the Nurburgring, the Aventador SVJ has a new historical tie attached to its belt. The 760-horsepower Lambo will be the last ever Lamborghini to proudly use a naturally aspirated V-12 engine without any electric aids attached to it. All future Lamborghinis from this point, whether it’s using a V-12 or a V-10 engine, will be electrically assisted.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ breaks Nurburgring record!
It’s been only 24 hours since Lamborghini released a short video of the upcoming Aventador SVJ on the Nurburgring, and the Italian firm announced that the supercar set a new lap record for production cars at the Nurburgring. The Aventador SVJ lapped the German track in 6:44.97 minutes, a full minute quicker than the previous record holder.
New video claims the Lambo Aventador SVJ was designed to have the best handling
Lamborghini has already confirmed that the most hardcore Aventador yet will wear an "SVJ" badge, and it’s releasing new teasers as the public debut is getting closer. Rumored to have set a new record for production cars at the Nurburgring, the Aventador SVJ is now shown racing on the German track with the catchphrase "designed to have the best handling."
Video: Lamborghini Teases Aventador SVJ Run at the Nürburgring
Earlier this month, we reported a rumor that the Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota may have reset the lap record for production vehicles at the Nürburgring, besting the Porsche 911 GT2 RS] by 2 ticks with a time of 6 minutes, 45 seconds. Now, it looks as though Lambo is teasing an upcoming announcement with a quick 28-second video clip titled “Aventador SVJ meets the Nürburgring”.
The video doesn’t provide much in way of info, instead giving us quick clips of the upcoming go-faster bull rampaging its way around the infamous German racetrack. However, all indicators seem to point towards something big on the horizon.
For now, the Aventador SVJ has yet to make its official debut, but a new lap record at the Nürburgring is certainly one way to go about it. Once it does make its official entrance, expect the Lambo to come with some rather lofty performance specs, including nearly 800 horsepower courtesy of a mid-mounted 6.5-liter V-12 powerplant. Power is sent to all four wheels, with top speed rated at 217 mph. Sounds like the right stuff for tackling the Green Hell, no?
Do you think this latest Italian monster has what it takes to best ze Germans on their home turf?
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Rumored to be New Production ‘Ring Record Holder
The up-and-coming Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota was already shaping up to be an absolute monster, rocking more power, less weight, and extra aero stick to result in one of the brand’s most potent track weapons. Now, however, it’s looking like this badass speed machine is aiming to put its talents towards securing a spot at the top of the Nurburgring record lap list.
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Start Preparing for a World Where Plug-In Hybrid Lamborghinis Exist
It’s official. Lamborghini will replace the Aventador and Huracan supercars with plug-in hybrid successors. The two models are scheduled to arrive sometime in 2020 and 2022, respectively. That should be enough time for Lambo purists and old-school fans alike to come to grips with the future direction of the Italian automaker. Don’t feel too bad, though, because naturally aspirated V-10s and V-12s will remain part of Lamborghini’s powertrain equation. They’ll just get some form of hybrid assistance to help Lamborghini cut back on its emissions output.
Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota Spotted On The Nürburgring; Is Porsche’s Record In Danger?
Remember the mean, camouflaged Lamborghini Aventador we spotted on the road last week? The Italian supercar is back into the wild, but this time around it was spotted on the Nurburgring track. It sure seems Lambo is readying something really hot and maybe even a new record for production cars on the German track. As we mentioned last week, this beefed-up version of the Aventador is supposed to sit atop the incredible SV. Word has it Lambo will use it to revive the Jota name, first used on a prototype and limited-edition version of the Miura and then on a limited-edition of the Diablo SE30.
Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota Caught Testing
Get ready to bring the noise with full-throated Italian V-12 fury, because it looks like Lambo has something special brewing. That’s because the black and white camo’d test mule you see here is most likely a new top-trim Aventador dubbed the SV Jota, with hotness dripping from every winglet and crease.
The SV Jota name is plucked from Lambo’s past, specifically a limited-run edition of the Miura, which offered up racing-inspired modifications like weight reduction, stiffer suspension pieces, new aero bits, and extra muscle. We’re not sure how many Aventador SV Jotas will be see the light of day, but either way, every one of ‘em is most likely already completely sold out.
Regardless, look for a heady dose of V-12 power in the middle of the machine, possibly with figures as high as 800 ponies. The 0-to-60 mph should happen in the mid-2-second range, while top speed will be in excess of 220 mph. As a reference, the standard Lamborghini Aventador produces around 690 horsepower, while more modern versions like the Aventador S make 730 horsepower.
The SV Jota will also sport an enormous wing in the rear, plus a reworked exhaust system. Lambo will probably kick things off with this coupe hardtop version spotted here, followed later by a Roadster model.
Expect a debut some time this summer or fall.
Lamborghini Aventador Successor Could Go Hybrid
In the latest sign of the changing times, Lamborghini is now looking into a future where hybrid powertrains will play bigger roles in shaping its future portfolio of supercars, one that includes the successor to the Lamborghini Aventador. The company’s chief technical officer, Maurizio Reggiani, said that government emissions regulations will play a big part in determining the future of Lamborghini’s engine offerings. That’s not to say that its trademark V-12 engines will bite the dust, but it is indicative of the changing landscape that’s affecting all segments of the auto industry.
Florida Highway Patrol Officer Caught Racing (and losing to) a Lamborghini Aventador on the Highway!
A state trooper from the Florida Highway Patrol is in hot water after being caught — on film — racing a Lamborghini Aventador on a public highway. In the footage, the state trooper can be seen driving a Dodge Charger Pursuit and lining up side by side with the Aventador before both cars engage in a drag race in the middle of the day.
Cheapest New Lamborghini Ever... Found on Craigslist
Lamborghinis typically cost north of $250,000, and that’s just for a base unit of the entry-level Huracan. Most of us are immediately priced out of buying one, but if you’re desperate, there is one Lamborghini that’s up for sale on Craigslist that you can afford. It has sexy styling, street-park cruising capability, and a Bluetooth wireless speaker. Best of all, it only costs $159! This is one Lamborghini we can all get on board with.
Lamborghini’s Successor to the Aventador Super Veloce Could Use "Jota" Moniker
The successor to the Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce may feature a designation that Lambo fans are very familiar with as a new spy image revealed that the car’s full name will be the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. We can establish that the first two letters of the suffix stand for "Super Veloce," but the last letter — J — could point to the return of the “Jota” moniker.
The Lamborghini Aventador Performante Has Been Spotted and it will be the Most Aggressive Yet
We already know that Lamborghini has big plans for the Aventador’s swan song. What we didn’t know was that those plans include building what might very well be the most ridiculous Lamborghini ever built. New spy photos of the car known as the Aventador Performante show some incredible design details, none more significant than the ridiculous amount of aerodynamic bits that the Italian automaker somehow fit into the supercar’s body.
It’s hard to make them all out with all the swirly camouflage, but if you look closer, you’ll see them in full bloom. The front section, for example, features a more dynamic interpretation of the tiered bumper and splitter combo that the updated Aventador introduced. The air intakes and the aero slits also look to have been revised. It’s a similar story in the side section where the side air intakes look larger, and side skirts look wider.
As fascinating as these observations are, the real magic happens in the rear section of the Aventador Performante. “Stunning” isn’t even a word I’d use to describe it. The diffuser sitting in the bottom section of the rear is ridiculous beyond compare. The exhaust setup appears to be similar to the Huracan Performante. And then there’s the rear wing, which is not only huge but actually adopts a strange design as well. I can’t tell if the lower part of the wing are brackets or uprights, but they do extend outward diagonally, then horizontally where they meet with the wing’s endplates. None of Lamborghini’s past creations, including limited-run versions like the Veneno, Aventador J, and Centenario have wings like this. It’s also worth mentioning that earlier spy photos of the Aventador Performante came without it. For better or worse, this new rear wing configuration is worthy of its own headline.
There’s no word yet on when Lamborghini plans to launch the Aventador Performante, but with the Aventador itself nearing its last legs, don’t be surprised if the Performante version makes its debut sometime this year.
Lamborghini Aventador Could be Replaced by Hybrid Hypercar but the Brand Will Avoid Self-Driving and All-Electric Tech
In yet another sign that times are changing in Lamborghini, the Italian automaker is reportedly considering a hybrid supercar to serve as a replacement to the Lamborghini Aventador once the latter’s life cycle ends. It’s not a foregone conclusion, but Lamborghini’s head of research and development, Maurizio Reggiani, isn’t about to close the door on the possibility either. On the other hand, don’t expect the Italian automaker to start rolling out the red carpet for electric cars and autonomous vehicles. That’s not happening anytime soon because Lambo is still Lambo, and as such, it still has performance requirements to uphold.
Kia Pits The Forte Against The Lamborghini Aventador in Hilarious Ad
The Kia Forte and the Lamborghini Aventador are two cars that couldn’t be more different from each other. One is a compact four-door sedan while the other is, well, you know what the Aventador is. On the surface, the Aventador beats the Forte in just about every meaningful discussion. But is the Lamborghini really that much better than the Forte? Kia (obviously) doesn’t think so, and believe it or not; it actually makes a compelling case for its own sedan.
Go ahead and watch the video. Tell me you didn’t get a good laugh out of it. I certainly did. Kia’s justifications for the Forte are all fair. The sedan does have two more doors than the supercar. It also has a big advantage in rear seating, cargo space, touch-screen capability, and wireless charging. It even has the Aventador beat in fuel efficiency and cost. It’s true that you can buy a Forte for a tenth of the price of an Aventador. You can even use the money you saved on something else, including that villa in Italy the voice-over guy suggested. By these metrics, the Forte wins hands down!
In all seriousness, the “rivalry” between the Forte and Aventador is tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek humor. Give credit to Kia for thinking outside the box with the angle for this commercial. It takes a certain kind of confidence to roll out an Aventador opposite a Forte, and then actually make a compelling case for the latter as the better car.
Well done, Kia. It’s a great commercial, though, I think it would’ve probably been better if you saved this one for Super Bowl LII. Just a thought.
Richard Hammond Kills the Lamborghini Aventador and Acura NSX with the Rimac One
The second season of The Grand Tour is now underway. If you didn’t get to watch the first episode, you missed one hell of a beatdown. Administering the walloping was none other than the Rimac Concept One. The recipients? The Lamborghini Aventador S and the Honda NSX. If you haven’t seen the video, here’s your chance to watch it and see just how inexplicably fast the Croation electric hypercar really is. But if you’re a fan of either the Aventador or the NSX, you might want to turn away now. It doesn’t end well for both supercars.
Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups
Halloween may have come and gone, but it’s never too late to explore the weird, the bizarre, and the downright frightening things that go bump in the night. If you’ve got the nerve, then we challenge you to look through these utterly profane vehicle renderings, courtesy of the good folks from Click Mechanic. Truth be told, no one is safe from the following strange creations – hybrids, muscle cars, imports, supercars, trucks, and even tractors get tossed into the blender with these seven unholy car mashups.
Call it madness, call it lunacy, call it outlandish… truth be told, we simply can’t look away! Hell, we’d actually argue that some of these creations are a bit, well, awesome (no, seriously). Either way, this is what happens when you give rendering artists free reign to mix and match from across the automotive spectrum. Naturally, we wanna know – which is these shocking mashups stands out the most to you? Let us know in the comments!
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2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster
The Lamborghini Aventador is crowned as Lambo’s most iconic model, and since its introduction in 2011, the family has grown considerably. After the base Aventador hit the road, it paved the way for models like the Aventador J, the LP 750-4 SuperVeloce, the Dreamliner Edition, and was even used as the basis for cars like the Veneno and Centenario. By the time late 2016 came around, the car that was responsible for the aforementioned models – and replaced the Murcielago in the lineup – was due for an update that brought about a revamping of the car’s aerodynamics and its chassis to go along with a mild update to power output as well. Now, in early September of 2017 – at least a month before the new 2018 Aventador S will be delivered to the first customers – Lambo has decided to present us with the Aventador S Roadster, a topless version of the new S that is destined to stand out next to its less-frisky counterpart by means of unlimited headroom packed into a head-turning package.
So that sounds good and all, but what does it really mean? Well, it means that the world’s only super sports roadster with a mid-rear V-12 is its own standalone model that’s highly customizable with five different interior configurations, and an unlimited choice of exterior colors via the Ad Persona program. It takes four-wheel drive to an all-new level alongside things like the active suspension system, four-wheel steering system, and Lambo’s classic LDS and LMS systems that were revised specifically for the Aventador S Roadster. So, even though the Aventador S Coupe is still fairly fresh in our minds, it’s time to take a good look at its topless counterpart. And, you better hurry if you want to be informed – this baby makes its first official debut to the masses at none other than the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Updated 09/18/2017: We added a series of new images taken during the car’s official debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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Lamborghini’s Future Car Lineup Will Leave Plenty Of Jaws On The Floor
Now that the Lamborghini Urus is close to hitting dealerships, the Italian automaker is setting its sights on its future, and if new reports are to be believed, that future is going to be packed with enough supercar mayhem to quench the thirst of enthusiasts for a generation. That’s because Lamborghini is now thinking big on plans to usurp the likes of Ferrari and McLaren, and it’s doing with so with a rush of iterations for the Huracán to go with big plans for the eventual successor to the Aventador. If Lambo is successful in giving life to these plans, it could potentially swing the tide of supercar sentiment back to the side of the Raging Bull.
According to Automobile Magazine, Sant’Agata is planning to expand the Huracán lineup to include Speedster and Barchetta versions, which effectively will be lightweight versions of the existing Huracán that will be developed with an eye towards infusing these models with racing credentials. Speaking of lightweight offerings, a lighter version of the Huracán Performante is also in Lambo’s plans, as is a Targa version, a configuration we rarely see from Lamborghini. In fact, you’d have to go all the way back to the super limited Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster from 1999 as the last Lamborghini to feature a taiga-style roof. On the higher end of the Huracán range, Lamborghini’s future plans could include a hardcore Superveloce model and an even more hardcore GT3 Stradale version. That’s six potential future variants for the just the Huracán, and that doesn’t even include the Huracán Safari, a never-before-done version that will feature, among other things, a height-adjustable suspension, bigger wheel arches, all-terrain body protection panels, all-wheel drive, and four-wheel steering. Oh, Lamborghini reportedly has big plans for the Aventador’s successor, too.
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This One-Off Lamborghini Aventador S Was One Of The Secret Highlights Of Goodwood
The Goodwood Festival of Speed once again lived up to its billing. What’s new, right? Classic cars, modern supercars, race cars from all generations, all of them were in attendance at the annual event. That staggering volume is a big reason why Goodwood has become a must-attend event in the auto calendar. On that note, it’s also a good place to find some noteworthy gems that may have been overshadowed by some of its peers. Take for example this one-off Lamborghini Aventador S. There was little peep about it during the run-up to the event and the whole three days that the Festival of Speed was going on. Well, that ends now because we’re giving you some love, dear Lambo.
To be specific, this one-off Lamborghini Aventador S is the work of Ad Personam, the Italian automaker’s very own personalization division. It didn’t receive any hype presumably because it was designed to stand as nothing more than a showcase of Ad Personam’s abilities, but it’s still designated as a one-off creation, meaning that there’s unlikely to be anything like it in the future. Lamborghini didn’t say if the car is going to end up for sale, but considering the motive behind its development, don’t expect to see it in the hands of a customer anytime soon. Chances are it’s going to stay with Lamborghini for the foreseeable future, possibly to serve its purpose as a showcase model of the Italian automaker’s own personalization division. Still, it looked at home at Goodwood in the company of all those cars it was with. That tells you that this one-off Aventador S should have received more attention than it did.
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2018 Lamborghini Aventador S
The Lamborghini Aventador was unveiled in early 2011 and replaced the Murcielago as the company’s range-topping supercar. Its styling is inspired by the limited-edition Reventon and the Estoque concept car, while motivation is provided by Lamborghini’s second V-12 engine design in 50 years. Like its predecessor, the Aventador spawned Roadster and higher-performance SuperVeloce versions, with the latter gaining a drop-top variant of its own. The supercar was also used as a base for the Aventador J concept and the Veneno, a limited-edition model that stands out for its outlandish design and ludicrous price tag. In late 2016, Lambo unleashed a mid-cycle update for the Aventador, also adding an "S" badge to its name.
Spotted testing on public roads since early 2016, the Aventador S prototype didn’t have much to say about the changes Lambo had in store and it was believed that the update will be about minor nips and tucks. However, the Italian brand had completely different plans for the coupe, giving it a complete makeover in the aerodynamics and chassis department. It’s also significantly more powerful, moving very closer to the beefed-up SuperVeloce thanks to a 30-horsepower bump.
“This is the next generation Aventador as well as the expression of new technological and performance milestones in super sports car development,” said Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali. “The Aventador S is visionary design, cutting-edge technology and driving dynamics in pure harmony, and elevates the concept of super sports cars to a new level.”
The Lambo Aventador S will reach its first customers in Spring 2017 as a 2018-model-year vehicle.
Updated 01/25/2017: Lamborghini dropped a series of new images, plus a new video taken during the cars global debut at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia (Spain).
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2016 Lamborghini Aventador By 1016 Industries
The Lamborghini Aventador has been around for five years and it’s a testament to the supercar’s reputation that it’s still a favorite from the aftermarket tuning scene to this day. We’ve seen a handful of tuners build programs for the Aventador this year and the latest is the recent start-up, 1016 Industries, a relative neophyte to the tuning scene. For this program, the tuner was able to cover a significant number of modifications, none more impressive than the engine upgrade package that came out with 780 horsepower.
To be clear, the complete program has yet to be announced as a visit to the tuner’s website only reveals a “coming soon” banner. But a significant amount of details on what’s in store have been revealed and collectively, the upgrades point to an impressive build altogether. Of equal importance is the carbon fiber aerodynamic body kit that 1016 Industries claims was crafted using the latest in 3D scanning, laser scanning, and virtual modelling. It’s hard to argue against those methods, especially when you see how big these components are. Just as impressive is the tuner’s ability to partner with the best aftermarket companies in the business. In this case, that would be ADV.1 wheels, which provided a set of stellar Gunmetals CS Series rims to round out the program.
There are times when trusting a newbie to the aftermarket tuning game can be a risky proposition. But 1016 Industries doesn’t appear to be of that mold, at least when you judge what it was able to build for the timeless Lamborghini Aventador.
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Valentino Balboni Launches Aftermarket Company For Lamborghini Parts
Valentino Balboni earned his status in life for being Lamborghini’s go-to test driver for the better part of 40 years. The legendary test driver has since retired from his day job, but it’s evident that his love for all things raging bull has yet to subside. That was made clear time and again, and it’s being reinforced today with the launch of his new tuning company, which will simply be called “VB.”
Like some of the world’s most famous aftermarket firms, VB will cater exclusively to tuning parts for Lamborghini, and while details are still unclear on what kind of projects VB will undertake in the future, it is kicking off its birth with its first creation: a super exclusive, ultra lightweight titanium exhaust that was created specifically for the Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce.
If a picture paints a thousand words, the image of the new exhausts flanking Valentino Balboni looks downright amazing. Each exhaust is hand-made, weighs just 13.8 pounds, and promises “a new dimension in sound.” It’s also made from Grade 2 titanium and the whole process of creating the whole thing takes up to 350 hours, underscoring the kind of attention-to-detail that Balboni was famous for in his time as Lamborghini’s test driver.
The only downside to the product is that VB will only make 30 units of the exhaust with all units available only to the 600-unit Aventador SuperVeloce, a car that not surprisingly sold out a long time ago. Details on the price are still unknown at this point, but expect more information about the new company to come out when VB officially launches the ultra-light titanium exhaust at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 20, 2016.
In the meantime, we can start imagining the possibilities of what VB is capable of when it begins doing complete tuning programs for Lamborghini supercars. Considering the wealth of knowledge Valentino Balboni has of the things that go on in Sant’Agata Bolognese, VB could turn into the preeminent tuner of all things Lamborghini.
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Lamborghini’s Ad Personam Program Is Getting Its Own Studio
Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalization program is getting its very own space inside the Italian automaker’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. The new studio will be dedicated strictly to Lambo’s Ad Personam program and will exclusively cater to the company’s customer base. Prospective owners will be given the unique experience of getting a guided tour of the facility before they get to the business of calling the shots on how they want their Lamborghinis to be customized.
This isn’t something overly different from what Lamborghini has been doing since it kicked off the Ad Personam program back in 2006. It’s just now the program will have its own dedicated space where customers can choose from a wide range of personalized options available for both the Huracán and the Aventador. The new studio features displays on all the options available, including the body color, the choice of leather, seat, and trim options – and of course Lamborghini’s very own forged composite carbon fiber material that the automaker is offering exclusive on the Aventador.
Considering that more than half of cars it sold in 2016 passed through the Ad Personam customization program, the opening of this new studio will serve prospective Lamborghini owners well as they try to put personalized touches on their new supercars.
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If it isn’t obvious at this point, Lamborghini’s newly opened Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory is the latest proof of the Italian automaker’s peerless passion for innovation. The facility may still smell new, but it’s already at work in developing new materials that could, in the words of CEO Stefano Domenicali, “represent the future of our automotive vision.” One of these materials is carbon fiber connecting rods in the engine, a new material that could find its way into the successor of Lambo’s current standard-bearer, the Aventador supercar.
Carbon-fiber connecting rods don’t sound sexy at all, but it could turn into a game-changing technology for Lamborghini and the entire industry if Lambo can prove its worth. According to Automotive News, these carbon fiber rods and connectors could eventually replace the steel versions being used today and save anywhere from 40 to 50 percent in weight. If Lamborghini can find a way to use these carbon fiber rods and connectors in a V-12 engine, it could result in a significant increase in power and acceleration for the car that will use it.
If anything, Lamborghini has shown that it’s more than willing to go all-in on these types of game-changing innovations, having done so numerous times in the past. The most notable recent example is the Sesto Elemento from 2010, which was made with a then-revolutionary forged composite construction technique. Even the rods themselves are made from the same forged composite material, something that Lamborghini creates by taking a premixed lump of carbon fibre and resin, dropping into a steel mold and applying lots of heat and pressure. The process itself only takes about three minutes, a lot faster than the traditional “prepreg” method, which itself takes about 12 hours to do.
It’s still not clear if these carbon fiber rods and connectors will be able to handle the stress of a V-12 engine, but that’s exactly what Lamborghini is testing to find out. In the event that the company determines that it could be included in the construction of a future V-12 engine, the soonest the public can see it would be around 2020 or 2021, or right around the time when Lamborghini introduces the replacement for the Aventador.
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How High will Lamborghini’s Sales Climb before they Level Out?
Lamborghini is a pretty exclusive company – maybe not so much as other high-end manufacturers out there, but exclusive enough that 2015 was a record year for the company with just 3,245 vehicles sold worldwide. That accounts for an averages sales volume of just 8.89 units per day throughout all of last year. With that said, we don’t know exactly what Lambo is doing that works, but the brand is already off to a good start this year with 2,013 vehicles delivered to customers in the first six months of the year.
Of the 2,013 vehicles, 1,370 examples were Huracáns and just 643 were Aventadors. Of the Aventador, one was the 5,000th example produced. In June of this year alone, the brand managed to deliver 416 units, making it the most successful month on record. And, it looks like this year will only get better for the manufacturer as the order books has Lambo feeling like 2016 might be its most successful year in its long history.
Stefano Domenicali, the CEO of Lamborghini, said, “Thanks to the enlargement of the Huracán family, including the introduction of the Spyder and rear-wheel drive version in markets worldwide in spring this year, we were able to deliver an exceptional sales performance in the first six months of 2016. With a solid order bank, not only for the Huracán but also for our V12 model the Aventador, we aim to outperform the last year’s sales record yet again."
Will Lambo be able to pull off another record year? Only time will tell, but it’s sure on the right path.
2016 Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage
Launched at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, five months after its initial unveiling at the company’s headquarters, the Aventador replaced the then-decade-old Murcielago as Lamborghini’s flagship supercar. Also named after a fighting bull, a Lamborghini tradition since the 1960s, the Aventador features a more angular design than its predecessor, borrowing heavily from the limited edition Reventon and the Estoque concept car. While the Murcielago used a V-12 engine based on a unit that debuted in 1963, the Aventador received a brand-new engine. The 690-horsepower, 6.5-liter V-12 is Lambo’s fourth in-house powerplant and the first all-new V-12 in nearly five decades.
Speaking of five decades, Lamborghini celebrates 50 years since the introduction of of its first supercar, the Miura, in 1966. And, since the Aventador is a direct descendant of the car that started the whole mid-engined supercar trend, Lamborghini designed a limited-edition model that pays homage to the Miura. It goes by the name Miura Homage and features an exterior paint scheme that matches that of its iconic predecessor. It will be built in limited numbers and, as it is the case with such Lamborghinis, it will cost a fortune.
The bespoke supercar made its debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. and will be showcased at various events as part of Lamborghini’s celebrations for the Miura’s 50th anniversary by the end of the year.
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Lamborghini "TrumpVentador" Stops By The White House: Video
As far as custom vinyl wraps are concerned, I’m not quite sure this wrapped Lamborghini Aventador ranks as one of the best I’ve seen. But for sheer entertainment purposes, you can’t help but admire the courage it took to have Donald Trump’s face on the hood as the Aventador stops by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, AKA the White House, in broad daylight.
The vinyl wrap may say otherwise, but in truth, this Donald Trump-themed Aventador didn’t go to the White House to ruffle any feathers. It’s actually part of the Goldrush Rally, which happened to make a stop in Washington. Sensing an opportunity to give the car more attention, the driver in the video decides to make a trip to the White House, parking far enough to see the POTUS’ crib. If he wanted attention, he clearly got it as the Secret Service even took notice of the car at one point in the video. Eventually, he was able to leave on his own, knowing full well that he got what he wanted out of the experience.
As for the car itself, you can tell that it’s decked from front to back with plenty of Trump references. The presumptive Republican candidate’s face covers almost the entire hood with a Stars and Stripes theme flanking him. He’s also wearing a hat with his campaign slogan “Make America GR8 Again” embroidered neatly in the front. Neatly enough, the word ‘great’ was turned into ‘GR8’, the abbreviated name for this year’s Goldrush Rally. There are a number of other slogans spread throughout the car, including “Trump Train” and “You’re Fired!,” the catchphrase he made famous in Trump’s The Apprentice television show.
Check out the video and tell if this isn’t the most ostentatious wrap you’ve seen on a Lamborghini Aventador. As if having Donald Trump’s face on it isn’t flamboyant enough, the owner managed to mix in a little political statement to go with it.
2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce by Novitec Torado
A case can be made that a car like the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce doesn’t need any aftermarket upgrades. After all, it already packs a 6.5-liter V-12 engine that spits out 740 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. That’s good for a sprint to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph, and that’s all Lamborghini. But there are still some tuners out there who’d beg to differ. One of these tuners is Novitec Torado, who may know from its past works on the base Aventador and the Lamborghini Huracán. The tuner also happens to have a new program for the Aventador SV, one that adds modest amount of power to the supercar, helping it reach a new output of 786 horsepower and 544 pound-feet of torque. Excessive, you ask? Nah.
The German tuner is like-minded with its counterparts Mansory and Wheelsandmore in the belief that even the fastest and most powerful cars in the world deserve some aftermarket love, and that’s exactly what Novitec Torado did. The engine upgrade is just one part of the tuner’s kit for the Aventador SV. It also offers some cosmetic and aerodynamic upgrades, interior personalization, suspension improvements, and of course, a set of brand-spankin’ new wheels that it commissioned from Vossen.
Truth be told, even with the rather modest improvement in power, Novitec Torado’s program for the Aventador SV borders on the comprehensive because of all the work it put in on the other sections of the car. Not that we’re complaining because as valid as the argument is that the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce is awesome enough by itself, there’s still plenty of room for improvements, especially when those improvements come at the hands of a tuner that knows what it’s doing.
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Fifth Gear Drives The Lamborghini Aventador Roadster: Video
It’s hard to pin down exactly what it means to be a “supercar,” but it seems like Lamborghini has the right formula. Spaceship-inspired exterior styling, a banshee wail from the exhaust, ungodly thrust when you lay into the throttle, and a mile-high price tag are all part of what makes models from the Raging Bull so special, and that’s doubly so for the ballistic land missile that is the Aventador. But while we’ve all seen the heart-stopping pictures, what’s it like to actually drive one of these things? Fifth Gear managed to steal one to find out.
“This car can be summed up in just one word – ridiculous!” exclaims Fifth Gear co-host Jason Plato. “It’s the most over-the-top, preposterous lunatic I think I’ve ever driven!”
Sounds about right. Emanating from behind the cockpit is 690 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque, which comes courtesy of a 6.5-liter V-12. Properly applied through the high-performance AWD system, it’s enough muscle to catapult the Roadster to 60 mph in just three seconds.
That’s quick, especially for a road as tight and winding as the Black Mountain Pass in South Wales, where Plato just so happens to be conducting his road test. But for comparison’s sake, Fifth Gear decided to bring along a Toyota GT86 to demonstrate in dramatic fashion the kind of real-world speed you could achieve when you have almost a half-million dollars of Italian supercar at your disposal.
It’s no secret that Lamborghini is looking to increase its global sales with help from the upcoming 2017 Lamborghini Urus SUV, but, until the brand’s second utility vehicle arrives later this decade, Sant’Agata Bolognese has an important milestone to celebrate. Specifically, the Italians have just built the 5,000th example of the Aventador, the companies range-topping supercar. With Aventador production up to nearly five units a day, Lambo assembled 5,000 V-12-powered models in a little over four and a half years, a feat that seemed impossible a decade ago.
The 5,000th Aventador to roll out of the factory was a Roadster version painted in Rosso Bia and destined for the Italian market. As usual, it received a naturally aspirated, 6.5-liter V-12 engine rated at 690 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. Besides being impressively powerful, the Aventador is one of the quickest supercars available on the market. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is achieved in 2.9 seconds, while the quarter-mile takes 10.6 seconds at 137 mph. The Aventador’s top speed is estimated at a mind-boggling 217 mph.
Launched to replace the Murcielago in 2011, the Aventador will probably remain in production until at least 2019. The supercar is available in both coupe and roadster body styles, with limited-production SuperVeloce (SV) variants introduced in 2015.
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2016 Lamborghini Aventador 750-4 Superveloce J.S.1 Edition By Mansory
Mansory is known in the tuning world for a lot of things, but what really sets it apart from the rest of its contemporaries is its ability to build one-off creations for specific people. Just last month, the German tuner unveiled the Rolls-Royce Wraith Palm Edition 999, a nine-off project built for an exclusive lot of people who could afford it. As a follow up to that bespoke wonder, Mansory has unveiled its latest work of art, the one-off Lamborghini Aventador J.S 1 Edition.
Based on the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce, the Aventador J.S. 1 Edition is a customized project that Mansory built for billionaire art dealer James Stunt. Most people in the industry also know him as the husband of Petra Ecclestone, the daughter of F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. But that’s a story for another time. This is all about the Aventador J.S 1 Edition, which really makes all other Aventadors look pedestrian by comparison.
First, there’s all that carbon fiber on the body. Granted, a lot of tuners have used the material for their own programs. But rarely has the final product looked like this one. It’s blacked out and dressed to the hilt with pre-preg carbon fiber. More importantly, it also has an engine tune that takes the Superveloce’s 750-horsepower output and brings it up to a level worth its incredulous body.
Mansory has built a lot of these projects in the past, but this one ranks right up there as one of the best ones yet.
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2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP760-4 By DMC Tuning
A car like the Lamborghini Aventador is awesome enough in its own right that it really doesn’t need an aftermarket program. Still, there are those who prefer to give it a tuning program just to see how much faster and more powerful the car can go. That’s perfectly understandable. But every so often, you chance upon a car that is the recipient of not one, but two aftermarket programs.
This Lamborghini Aventador is the perfect example of that. By and large, this is an Aventador, albeit a special edition one that was released in limited quantities by Oakley Design back in 2012. It was nicknamed the “Dragon Edition” and only 10 units were made, each coming with an aero kit made up of a fixed carbon fiber rear spoiler, redesigned front bumper, and rear air vents. It also had individually-numbered plaques and embroidered dragons on the doors, and most importantly, a massive performance bump that gave the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V-12 engine 760 horsepower 550 pound-feet of torque to play with.
But, this isn’t about Oakley Design’s program for the Aventador. This is about DMC Tuning’s aerodynamic kit, which brings out a whole new level of aggressiveness from the Aventador. As far as overblown programs are concerned, these two kits have done wonders for Lamborghini’s mighty supercar.
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Valet Sets $500K Lamborghini On Fire In South Beach Florida: Video
With all the news about Lamborghini’s going up in flames you would think people would be more cautious, but here we are again talking about yet another Lambo roasting away. This time, it is what appears to be a Lamborghini Aventador burning at the hands of a valet driver. Rumor has spread that the valet was out for a joyride in a customer’s car, but that has yet to be confirmed.
As you’ll see when you watch the video, we don’t get to see exactly what the valet driver was doing leading up to the fire, but the result is the same regardless. This kind of fire normally starts because the driver is revving the engine too much without the car moving. The lack of air circulation allows the exhaust gases, and more importantly, the heat to build up – eventually igniting a fire.
In all honesty, I can’t really hate on the Valet driver that much – temptation does kick in rather strong once you get behind the wheel of a car like the Aventador. The sound of the engine is great to listen to, and quite empowering, but it still doesn’t excuse the fact that the valet driver made a fatal mistake. You never rev a Lambo constantly when sitting at a standstill. I would like to say that is something everybody should know given the repetition of fires like this, but apparently that isn’t the case.
Either way, you can be sure the valet lost his job. And, as for the owner, I bet he’ll think twice next time he doesn’t feel like parking his car himself.
Imagine the perfect setting for a supercar to go full tilt without being harassed by heavy traffic, uneven roads, or gawking pedestrians. Obviously, a mega city wouldn’t be the ideal place. Neither is a back road in the countryside that’s littered with enough potholes to make the surface of the Moon jealous. EVO sought to find the ideal place and found a de-restricted mountain road with no other cars in sight and a clear blue sky at sunset serving as the only backdrop. Perfect, right?
That place, ladies and gentlemen, is the Isle of Man, and that’s exactly where EVO’s Henry Catchpole went when he took the Lamborghini Aventador SV for the joyride of all joyrides. Unlike most videos to come out of EVO these days, this three-minute episode is devoid of any talking hosts or narrators describing every square inch of the driving experience of the Aventador SV. It’s just Catchpole driving the car, taken from numerous camera angles. The only thing resembling any kind of narration is the furious scream coming out of the Aventador SV’s ear-splitting 6.5-liter V-12 engine. I mean, seriously, isn’t that the sound of pure, unadulterated automotive bliss? It’s glorious!
Remember, that crackling roar disturbing the otherwise peaceful locale that is the Isle Of Man is 740-horsepower and 509-pound-feet-of-torque worth of V-12 fury. It’s hard not to get caught up in the sights and sounds of this video, especially if you’re the type who wishes to have this kind of place to drive your supercar. I don’t have any supercars to call my own, but even I wouldn’t mind having all this space to drive my car. The road is clear. The weather is crips. The scene is absolutely beautiful.
But enough Neruda from me. Go ahead and check out the video for yourselves and let me know if you suddenly develop an itch to take your car out for a joyride of your own. I’m about to do it in far less ideal road conditions, but hey, that’s what happens when you’re inspired, right?
Some car manufacturers have been struggling this year, but Lamborghini is on the other end of things. This year alone we got not only the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce, but the Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 too. Those highlights, among others, has led Lamborghini to release a video showcasing various highlights for 2015.
The automaker certainly has plenty to be proud of. However, the end of the year came with a huge surprise for us, as rumors suggest Stephan Winkelmann will reportedly step down as CEO of Lamborghini after 11 years in charge. He will be replaced by Stefano Domenicali, Ferrari’s former Formula One team manager.
In this video Lamborghini just released, you’ll see short clips of the unveiling of the Aventador and Huracán models; racing and drifting footage; footage from various races; a few shots of the factory; and the debut of the Huracán 610-4 Spyder. The video is less than two minutes long, but a nice tribute to a great year for Lambo. Besides, its Lamborghini’s way of saying happy holidays, so share in the holiday celebration and give it a watch. You’ll be happy that you did.
Lighter, more powerful, and far more exclusive, the Lamborghini Aventador SV represents the pinnacle of performance for the entire Aventador lineup. It was launched at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and only three months after that, all 600 units of the supercar were spoken for. That’s how popular the Aventador SV turned out to be, living up to the incredibly high expectations set by its predecessor, the Diablo SV.
With so much acclaim attached to it, German tuner Wheelsandmore has hitched its wagon on the Aventador SV with its first kit for the exclusive supercar. It’s called the “LaMaXXina” program, and as you can expect, it’s got all elements of a traditional Wheelsandmore program.
That’s not going to sit well with some owners of the Aventador SV, especially those who prefer to have their exotics receive significant exterior and interior modifications. But, for owners who prefer upgrades of a more technical kind (engine and wheels), the LaMaXXina tuning kit is right down their alley.
Give yourselves time to warm over this new tuning kit. There aren’t that many programs exclusively dedicated to the Aventador SV so if you’re looking to have your uber exclusive Lambos modified, the German tuner is only a call (or an email) away.
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Back at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show, we got a look at the 2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2. It is essentially the entry-level Huracán model and is indeed rear-wheel drive. A lot of us were hoping the Lamborghini Aventador would also be available with a rear-wheel drive option, but apparently, that isn’t going to happen. According to Lamborghini, the Aventador has to be all-wheel drive due to the amount of power transmitted to the wheels, and therefore, a rear-wheel version has been ruled out.
Maurizio Reggiani, the R&D director for Lamborghini, says, “The Aventador can only be four-wheel drive because we have so much power and torque to manage; only with four driven wheels are you able to manage this.” Apparently, the decision has to do with the “state of the art of the control systems” that are used on the car today, necessitating the need for all-wheel drive.
The Aventador has a rather high power-to-weight ratio, which could make driving it in a rear-wheel drive configuration challenging, but not impossible. In all reality, the Aventador only has a 118 horsepower advantage over the base Huracán, and there is speculation out there that some aerodynamic modifications would make a rear-wheel drive Aventador more than doable. Who knows, maybe someday we’ll see a production form of the car came in a RWD configuration, but as it stands now, it won’t be anytime soon.
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There is a big difference between a supercar and a hypercar in terms of performance, and drag races are quite revealing when it comes to acceleration and speed.
The video you’re about to see stars one of the hottest vehicles of this decade, the Porsche 918 Spyder. The German hybrid goes up against an Italian exotic, the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, which may be a dying breed considering the fact that it still has a naturally aspirated V-12 engine under its hood.
Trying to find out which one is faster between the two is not rocket science. You have the Lamborghini Aventador, with its mid-mounted 690-horsepower engine, AWD, and a 7-speed single-clutch semi-automatic transmission. The 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint takes three seconds and top speed stands at 230 mph.
On the other hand, the Porsche 918 Spyder uses a 4.6-liter V-8 mill and two electric motors for a combined output of 887 horses. The oomph also hits all four wheels, but through a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK. Charging from 0 to 62 mph takes only 2.5 seconds and it can go up to a top speed of 217 mph.
On paper, the German hybrid is the clear winner here. But is the Porsche the quicker supercar in the real world? Hit play to find out.
Ok, so the video above is only telling the half the story. A quick trip to our Facebook page tells the full tale of how this seemingly innocent Lamborghini ended up in flames on a bridge in Dubai.
To spoil the plot line, an apparent car connoisseur spotted the Lamborghini Aventador SV and his Ferrari 488 Spider-driving friend hot-rodding thought the crowded city streets and decided to capture the fun on his phone.
The trio of drivers come to a stop in the turning lane at a busy intersection, impeded by a traffic signal. The Ferrari and Lamborghini pass time by revving the snot out of their engines. As the Aventador SV’s 6.5-liter V-12 does on occasion, it started spitting flames from its center-mounted exhaust.
That’s when the naturally occurring Lambo pyrotechnics catch the rear bumper on fire. Yep, the 740-horsepower V-12 set itself ablaze. As the light turns green and despite the honking and hollering from the cameraman, the Lamborghini heads through the intersection – all the time fanning the flames.
It’s not long before the entire car is engulfed in fire. Though the video doesn’t exactly specify, it appears everyone involved escaped unharmed. Well, at least one man’s pride is severely bruised.
While it’s easy to make light of such a terrible situation, it goes to show how temperamental these high-strung hypercars can be. Let’s just hope he had insurance on this $400,000 bonfire.
Note: If you want to see how this all started check the video we shared on our Facebook page.