Buying a Lamborghini puts you in fairly exclusive club of ownership, but if even that small group seems a little big, the Italian automaker makes it possible to customize a vehicle just the way you want it. Case in point: this Aventador decked out from Lambo’s Ad Personam personalization program dubbed the Nazionale edition.
Making its debut at the Beijing Auto Show, this car represents what customers can do with the Ad Personam program. This particular customer decided on an Italian theme, obviously paying homage to Lamborghini’s roots.
Proudly displaying an Italian flag strip down the center of the car, the Nazionale edition also features some pretty unique tailoring on almost every surface. The Bianco Opalis exterior paint color is completely unique, nicely offset by the blacked out 20- and 21-inch matt Titanium wheels on the car’s front and rear. Behind them are massive red brake calipers, reminding onlookers of the Aventador’s performance-minded function.
The Italian theme continues inside with the flags adorning the headrests and the tri-color stripe running along the center of the headliner. The leather seats, carpet, and much of the dashboard are covered in two contrasting colors called Nero Ade and Blu Cepheus. The seats also get unique Q-citura stitching. Capping off the bespoke work is an Ad Personam logo on the upper door panel and steering wheel.
The Aventador is powered by a raucous 6.5-liter, naturally-aspirated, V-12 engine making 700 horsepower. Its mid-mounted location allows for crisp handling and nearly perfect weight distribution. Zero to 62 mph times come in at 2.9 seconds on its way to a 217-mph top speed.
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Lamborghini Aventador Nazionale.
Rumors about a Lamborghini SUV were floating around for about five years before Lamborghini finally decided to ’fess up to the fact that the Italian brand was ready to jump headfirst into the SUV market. There was talk that a production Estoque was in the running as opposed to the SUV, but with the Porsche Cayenne’s growing sales and Bentley’s announcement of a future SUV, there was no way Lamborghini was going to miss out on the SUV honey pot. Now they have bought themselves some time before officially rolling out a production SUV by debuting the Lamborghini Urus Concept at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show.
Like with all other Lamborghini models, the new Urus name comes from the world of bulls. The Urus, also known as Aurochs, is one of the large, wild ancestors of domestic cattle. Urus bulls could measure up to 1.8 meters at the shoulder. How’s that for a little Discovery Channel information?
But back to the Urus Concept. The front end is clearly a mark of the Lamborghini brand and features elements already seen in models like the Aventador and the Sesto Elemento Concept. It also features the same red livery as seen in the previously announced Aventador J and the same coupe-like profile as seen on the BMW X6. Under the hood, Lamborghini has placed a 600 HP engine and has been promised that the Urus will offer the lowest CO2 figures of all comparable vehicles.
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann has confirmed that a production version will arrive in 2017.
UPDATE 02/18/2013: Four grey-colored images have leaked from the Chinese patent office, showing off what we think is the production Urus. Check out the images in the gallery.
Hit the jump to read more about the new Lamborghini Urus.
Now that Lamborghini has officially confirmed they will be adding an SUV to their lineup in the near future, some have already started to speculate what it will be called. According to British magazine, AutoExpress, the new SUV will be called the MLC. Pardon us for being a little skeptical about this name, but isn’t that what the future Mercedes Coupe Crossover is going to be called? Also, Lamborghini models usually carry some sort of bull name and MLC doesn’t bring about any animalistic images.
Whether it will be named the MLC or something a little more bullish, the SUV will first be seen on the 2012 Beijing Motor Show first as a concept in April. This concept version should provide a very good idea on the production model, without crazy bells and whistles to disguise the true look. The new SUV will be built on the same platform as the Audi Q7, the Porsche Cayenne, the Volkswagen Touareg, and the new Bentley SUV. However, Lamborghini has been allowed to modify the platform in order to reduce the weight by as much as possible.
This reduction of weight was achieved thanks to the Lamborghini engineers that worked to develop carbon fiber versions of key cabin structures. These adjustments reduced the weight by about 880 lbs., with hopes to keep the overall weight to about 2000 kg (4400 lbs). Under the hood, Lamborghini will combine a 5.2-liter V10 engine with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack for a total output of about 600 HP.
The production version of the Lamborghini SUV is set to arrive in 2015 and will cost about $200,000.
A few days ago, we reported that Lamborghini was bringing two vehicles to the Geneva Motor Show: the Aventador Spyder and another mystery model. At first, we believed that the company would be arriving in Geneva with the final say on what the third model in their lineup would be, but it now seems we have to rule that out. The good news is that Lamborghini has chosen their third model, but the bad news is that they have chosen to produce the SUV and won’t be debuting it until the Beijing Auto Show in China from April 23-24, 2012.
This news comes straight from Italian magazine, Quattroruote.it, which offered the first scanned images of the Lamborghini SUV Concept. From these images we can see that the SUV will adopt some design features from the Aventador supercar. It will most likely feature the same V10 engine from the Gallardo, but most likely, the production version will combine a combustion engine with an electric engine for a total of 700 HP.
The production version of the Lamborghini SUV will arrive in 2015 as a competitor for the upcoming Bentley SUV.
Lamborghini unveiled the special edition Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce China Limited Edition at the Beijing Auto Show. As its name suggests, this will be a Murcielago built exclusively for the Chinese market and will be limited to only 10 units. Somewhere in China, probably at the auto show, a bunch of Chinese people are saying, "Nani, Nani, Booboo".
The LP 670-4 SuperVeloce China is painted in flat gray with an orange stripe that symbolizes the strength of an erupting volcano (think Icelandic eruption). Also, in a touch of superior identification, all units will feature a numeration badge with the name of its owner.
The LP670-4 SV is powered by a 6.5 liter V12 delivering a total of 670 hp. With a weight reduction of 220 lbs, the Murciélago LP 670-4 SV boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 2.3 kg (5.1 lbs) per hp. It vaults itself from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds and hits top speed at 212 mph. This little sassy sportscar is faster than the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera. Nice.
There will definitely be 10 very ecstatic people in China when they come face to face with their unique vehicle. There might also be 10 very paranoid vehicle owners putting added security on their magnificent rides.
Press release after the jump.