Holiday Gifts Don’t Get Any Cooler Than This Lamborghini-Themed Speaker
So your loved one can’t find you a perfect holiday gift? Christmas is just around the corner, and he or she is probably getting desperate, right? Don’t worry because we’ve got something here that’s going to turn your Christmas upside down, provided that your loved one has the money to spend for it. This is a speaker system. More importantly, this is the speaker system you didn’t know you wanted. It’s a Lamborghini-themed exist Esavox speaker system and it is glorious.
British luxury dealer group HR Owen will have the speaker displayed at Lamborghini London and not only will it be showcased there, it’ll also be available, at least for those who have $24,000 to spend for it. It’s an obscenely expensive gift, but boy, anybody who ends up receiving this speaker as a holiday present is going to win Christmas.
Let’s move beyond drooling over the speaker and check out what it’s all about. First of all, it’s not just your ordinary expensive speaker. This bad boy was designed with iconic Lamborghini features, from the hexagonal speaker design that looks a lot like the trademark intakes from the Italian automaker. Instead of its traditional use, these intakes now house some incredibly powerful amplifiers that are capable of producing a staggering 800 watts of insane power. Outside of that, the speaker also features quad exhaust pipes, Lamborghini’s own logo, a carbon fiber chassis, and shock absorbers. The overall makeup of the Lamborghini iXoost Esavox speaker system is enough to make even the most snobbiest of audiophiles stand up and take notice. About the only downside of this Lamborgini-themed Esavox speaker system (other than the incredible price tag) is that the whole thing weighs a ridiculous 116 pounds. But hey, that’s a small price to pay for owning one of the most exclusive speaker systems that kind of money can buy.
Sure, the price is way up there, but rest assured, nobody’s going to complain if they end up on the receiving end of a gift like this. Well, maybe your neighbors...
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Lamborghini’s a marque that has never had a use for subtlety. As a lifelong creator of the sorts of cars that look more at home on posters than on the street, it’s surprising to think that it’s been in the supercar business for 50 years now. A new book from Motorbooks brings that history to life. Lamborghini Supercars 50 Years is available now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other outlets.
The exotic lines of Lamborghini’s parade of dream-car sheet metal are expertly captured by automotive photographer James Mann, while Stuart Codling provides the backstory. It’s fitting material for a coffee table book, and this handsomely bound volume was designed to be just that. It’s a walk through Lamborghini’s supercars from the beginning, from the Miura up through the Huracan, including specifications and a behind-the-scenes look at the design and production of Lamborghini’s most iconic models.
It’s a tale spanning of 50 years of constant one-upmanship, in which each successive Lamborghini aims farther, faster and more extreme than its predecessor. In addition to being a parade of fine photographs of beautiful cars, Lamborghini Supercars 50 Years provides technical details of the many variants of each model, and background information about the men who designed and engineered them.
You know how everybody seems to trip over each other trying to score the iPhone 6 or the Samsung Galaxy S5 in time for the holidays? I should know because I’m trying to do the same thing as we speak. But if getting any of these smartphones is a problem, Tonino Lamborghini has a new smartphone that could make you forget that iPhone even exists. The phone is called the Tauri 88 and it’s got Lamborghini luxury and all-world technology splattered all over it, all the way to its price tag.
Everything about the Tauri 88 screams “exclusive!” and that even includes its availability. Tonino Lamborghini’s only building 1,947 units of the Tauri 88 as a nod to the birth year of Tonio Lamborghini, the son of Lamborghini founder Ferruccio. The only downside to the phone is its price tag. If you want to be one of the lucky few to own the Tauri 88, you’re going to need $6,000 to buy one.
We suppose that anybody with the right kind of common sense won’t be coerced into shelling that kind of money for a smartphone, even if it comes by way of Tonino Lamborghini. Then again, we’ve seen purchases like this before and we’re almost certain to see them again. It’s just a little hard to fathom parting ways with that kind of money for a phone.
Click past the jump to read more about the Tonino Lamborghini Tauri 88.
The holiday season is upon us so its entirely understandable if you’re scrambling to get your Christmas shopping done as soon as possible. You don’t want to be one of those people who receive all these cool gifts and give gift certificates in return, right? These days, it’s perfectly normal to do online shopping. As a matter of fact, it has become a more convenient way to shop for gifts than going to the mall and squeezing yourselves between throngs of people doing the exact same thing. So we’re doing all of you a solid by compiling a list of gift options that you or your gearhead family members may be interested in. But instead of scouring the usual online stores, we’ve taken a slightly different approach and went straight to the online stores of some our favorite automakers.
We scoured for cool items to suggest and found a whole bunch of them. These items range in price from affordable gifts like a computer mouse all the way to a premium smartphone that isn’t even on the market yet. Just remember that these gifts are just suggestions. Whether you buy them or not is entirely up to you.
Click past the jump to read about our gift ideas from the online stores of various automakers.
The holiday season is here and just to help you out with some gift ideas, here’s one special collector’s model that you might want to get for someone. It is a 1/12-scale Lamborghini Countach model built by the Japanese company Goodsmile. In total, this model is 345 mm (13.6 inches) long, 157.7 mm (6.2 inches) wide and 89 mm (3.5 inches) tall.
There’s no denying the fact that enthusiasts love to collect scale models of classics, as well as modern cars. There are quite a few brands that make detailed works of art and the one from Goodsmile doesn’t come cheap.
This Lamborghini Countach LP400 in 1/12 scale will set you back ¥120,000, which is about $1200 at the current rates. Yes, that’s a lot but if you look closely, the cars are built with utmost attention to detail. Goodsmile actually scanned the full-size car, using modern 3D scanning techniques to achieve this sort of perfection. Each of the 500 parts are meticulously die-cast, or formed in ABS or resin to give it the perfect shape and size. The models are so perfect that not even an inch of deviation is spared.
The classic scissor doors swivel up to reveal the supercar’s uber-cool interior. The engine bay door also opens, so that one can glance at the glorious V-12 engine that resides beneath. The cabin light turns on when the doors are swung open, headlights popup and instrument panel glows much like the real thing. The tires are hollow so that the weight of the car squashes them against the ground surface giving it a more authentic look. Rounding out this realistic model are wheels that you can remove and bolt back with a specially provided tool. Now, that’s really cool!
The unfortunate thing is that the models will not be ready for shipping until October 2014, so you will have to wrap up a picture of the model this Christmas and tell the receiver that it will arrive in about a year’s time. Alternatively, this could be an early idea for next Christmas.
Click past the jump to read more about the classic Lamborghini Countach LP400
We know Christmas is still about one month away, but for those of you who want to have the gifts ready for the holiday, we have a very cool suggestion. This gift idea comes from Poland and we have to admit is one of the coolest yet.
We are talking about a special desk that features the front of a Lamborghini Murcielago. The desk developer says that it uses only original Italian pieces, but the fact we see no logo on the front of the car make us wonder if they are being honest or not.
All legitimacy aside, this orange desk could be the perfect gift for any car enthusiast out there, with, or without original parts. All you need is a total of $11,140, and the desk can be all yours. We’re wonder if this desk will help you finish your work as quickly as the Murcielago sprinted to 60 mph — about 3.4 seconds in its final production year.
Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Murcielago.
Let’s face it; there’s absolutely no chance in this world that we can even get a sniff of the Lamborghini Aventador J. Lamborghini only made one model and who knows where it is now.
But even without actually touching or looking at the one-off supercar, that doesn’t mean we can’t own one. The only caveat is if we were to own one, it would be in the size of a 1:18 scale model of the Aventador J.
That’s where AUTOart Models enter the picture.
You might recall that this company was already featured here last December with its own 1:18 scale model of the Aventador. Now, it’s taking things up a notch with a remarkable scale model of the one-off Aventador J.
We say “remarkable” because the actual Aventador J was an Italian engineering marvel complete with significant carbon-fiber elements. Being able to replicate the design in a scale that small is a testament to the skill of AUTOart Models.
Pretty slick work, fellas.
Click past the jump to read about the Lamborghini Aventador J
Car Shoe, a company that specializes in driving leisure apparel, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. So is Lamborghini. So what better way to kill two birds with one stone than unveiling a pair of moccasins that celebrates both birthdays.
That’s what Car Shoe thought and that’s what they did. These pairs are limited-edition pieces that were made to identify with the celebrations of both companies. As you can see, those moccasins are completely genuine and also come with numerous Lamborghini-inspired details, including colors from the automaker’s supercar range, as well as the company’s iconic Raging Bull logo that has been added to the back of the shoes.
And if you’re wondering whether Lamborghini signed off and allowed Car Shoe to use its branding, it certainly appears so because each of the Lamborghini owners that participated in the Grande Giro were given a pair.
As for the rest of us, Car Shoe is planning to release the shoes to the public in the future, although a specific price has yet to be announced.
Those pairs definitely look sweet and made that much better if we had Lamborghinis too.
Click past the jump to watch highlights of Lamborghini’s Grande Giro event
Lamborghini’s latest toy could be an amazing gift for the car-loving kid who knows how to take care of collectibles, or it could be one of those "I’m buying myself a great present" moments. This 1:18 scale Aventador LP 700-4 was built by Burago and is wrapped in Swarovski crystals. Yes, Swarovski.
Each unit is painted in a crystal color and features a total of 8400 Swarovski elements, emitting luxury and stunning brilliance from this tiny supercar. Each unit also comes in a Black leatherette box with an awe-inspiring realistic design.
Only 500 units of this very cool die-cast Aventador will be produced, so if anyone wants one, they’ll need to move fast and produce €1,000, about $1,300 at the current exchange rates. It may be a little early for Christmas, but they’ll surely sell out before that time comes.
About a year ago, Swiss artist Dante brought a 24-karat Ferrari 250 GTO sculpture to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Ever the provocateur for all things awesome and artistic, Dante has created yet another masterpiece of a sculpture. This time, the artist’s inspiration is another classic Italian supercar: the Lamborghini Miura.
Instead of Pebble Beach, Dante will be presenting his 24-karat Miura sculpture at the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix this coming November. In addition to being finished in 24-karat gold, the 1:24 scale Miura sculpture was built using silver and comes with a black marble base and a piano black lacquered presentation case.
Dante will only build 50 of these models with each piece being priced at 50,000 Swiss Francs, which is around $52,000 based on current exchange rates. For that one person who believes he can always do better than that, Dante is also offering a one-off model that will cost double - 100,000 Swiss Francs ($104,000) - than the 24-karat versions.
What’s the catch for this one-off, you ask?
It’s a solid gold sculpture of the Miura.
Usually when you say Lamborghini you automatically think at hot supercar. But, by time to time the Italian company is teaming up with different high-tech companies and come up with things wearing their famous bull logo. For example, do you remember the ASUS Lamborghini VX6 and VX7 announced about two years ago?
If you do, today we have another surprise for you: a new android tablet sold under the name Tonino Lamborghini. In fact, to be more precise, the new tablet will wear the famous bull logo, but Tonino Lamborghini is the company responsible for developing watches, cigarettes, PCs and much more and it is a little bit different from the Lamborghini in Sant’Agata.
The new table features a 9.7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 and comes equipped with a a 1.2GHz Qualcomm, 512 RAM and a storage capacity of 4 GB, but expandable.
The table is priced at 1830 euro - $2,300 at the current exchange rates. So it seems that a Lamborghini logo costs pretty much, as the tablet itself is not very impressive.
When it comes to products made by the ever-insatiable Lamborghini, we have seen a number of electronics that have nothing to do with cars, and now they are adding another one. The newest product getting added to the already long list is a cigarette designed by KT&G (Korea Tomorrow and Ginseng), the leading tobacco manufacturer in South Korea. Yeah, we said cigarette. The new Lamborghini cigarette will be released on April 18, 2012 and will be priced at 2,700 Won (about $2.37 at the current exchange rates) each.
The Lamborghini cigarette has been under development for the past three years to target both the domestic and overseas markets. Let’s just hope that people won’t start smoking just to stay faithful to the Lamborghini brand.
"The new cigarette has been made of top-of-the-notch materials and has been designed as a premium product with a global brand value."
Does anyone else think this is getting a little absurd?
€3.5 million, or $4.83 million, will buy you a lot of things, including 12 Lamborghini Aventador supercars. Why anyone would need that many Aventadors is beyond us, but what is even more mind-boggling is why someone would spend that much money on a 1:8 scale model of the new Lamborghini supercar. Yes, one is for sale and it’s priced at $4.83 million.
This unbelievable scale model was presented by former Mercedes-Benz engineer and German model maker, Robert Gulpen, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Made from some of the most precious materials used for construction, the scale model Aventador comes wrapped in 1/1000mm thin threads of solid gold with carbon fiber forming the entire body of the car, and solid gold and platinum rims and interior to finish it off. On top of that, the material used on the windows is bulletproof glass and the Lamborghini logo adorned in the back is made from gold, platinum, and other precious gems.
All told, the whole project required €2 million ($2.8 million), which is insane just to read. The other half of that cost most likely comes as a result of 500 hours of build time.
The car is set to be auctioned off soon, possibly at Sotherby’s or Chrystie’s in New York or Dubai. Expect the model to fetch a starting bid of €3.5 million - $4.83 million - with part of the final purchase price going to charity.
Whether somebody’s insane enough to actually pay 12 times the price of an actual Lamborghini Aventador is besides the point. Paying $5 million for just about anything, let alone a scale model, is crazy enough.
UPDATE 12/02/2011: Robert Guelpen has decided to further increase the value of his Aventador by gilding it with gold. The car will be sold in December 2011 and will more than likely enter the Guinness Book of Records. The car features approximately 700 diamonds studded on each of the two seats inside, the chassis is made in solid gold, the wheel rims are platinum, and other elements are made of carbon fiber.
UPDATE 12/12/12: What was initially priced at €3.5 million ($4.8 million) at an auction in December in New York, Robert Guelpen’s Aventador scale model has been re-evaluated by Sotheby’s and now carries an estimated price of €10.5 million ($13.6 million!). That’s 65 times more expensive than an ACTUAL Aventador. Wow.
Hit the jump for a video showing off the Aventador scale model.
Lamborghini’s fashion line is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and they’re rolling out a very special item just for the occasion: a special edition Spyder Supreme Diamond Cell Phone.
Designed to dazzle - literally - and make you burn holes in your pockets, the Spyder Supreme Diamond Cell Phone comes with plenty of bling, bling, and heck, even more bling. It’s made from stainless steel with a vertically tapered body and a casing that has been studded with 7.8 carats worth of diamonds. Yes, folks. Diamonds. The front cover is made from sapphire crystal, which pretty much makes it scratch resistant. The Lamborghini monogram is also decked prominently in yellow gold with the battery cover finished in a crocodile leather print that’s available in either white or black.
As far as technical specs, the phone comes with a 2.75G dual-band capability on both GSM 900 and 1800 networks. It also has an external 4 GB memory support, a 3.0 megapixel camera with auto-focus, an SOS signal button for emergencies, and a 2-inch mini LCD display screen with a 240 x 320 resolution.
So how much is it going to cost? Considering that only 300 will be made in S650 and S660 versions, you’re going to need to shell out more than just your average iPhone. The S650, for one, will come with 2.5 carat diamonds at a price tag of $10,000. The S660 will come with 5.9 carat diamonds and a crocodile leather pack at a cost of $16,419.
You want a phone that will cost you the price of a decent car? This one’s for you - and it comes with diamonds, too.
Carbon fiber is used in a lot of cars these days, especially those of the high-end variety. You’ll even find it in bicycles, yachts, and even planes.
But as a fashion accessory? We’ve never heard that before.
That, as it turns out, is what Lamborghini is venturing to when it released a new line of carbon fiber bags as part of their new collection. The bags will come in various styles - Travel, Messenger, and Envelope - with each completed in hand-stitched leather with palladium-finish galvanized brass accessories, hand-mounted studs, and cotton lining. The colors of the bags are then highlighted by the diagonal graphite reflections, turn reflected by carbon fiber.
“The uniqueness of these products is not by chance, each one has been carefully studied and is one-of-a-kind, entirely made by hand by craftsmen who carry out each phase of the process,” said Stefan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.
We certainly wouldn’t doubt that these products are unique and they make use of a material that’s never been used on bags before. But just like their supercars, these bags cost more than our budgets would allow.
The cheapest of the three is the Carbon Envelope bag, which you’ll have to pay €850, which is around $1,230 based on current exchange rates. Then there’s the Carbon Messenger, which will set you back €1,050 - that’s $1,500 of your hard earned dollars. Finally, the Carbon Travel bag will cost €1,450. Convert that into Benjamins and you get $2,100.
We’ve been running off all these technological products that bear automaker’s trademarks on them – just last week, we introduced the Porsche Lacie P’9220 and P’9230 hard drives – and just in case you already have these items with you, we’d like to introduce you to your next purchase: the Asus WX Lamborghini Wireless Mouse.
This new AAA battery-powered mouse would fit perfectly with the new Asus Automobili Lamborghini VX7 Notebook that was also recently launched back in April. It’s available for only $80, and for that price, you get a mouse that bears the sleek and sporty design cues of Lamborghini supercars, including three choices of a two-tone color scheme – yellow/black, white/black, and all black. There’s also a nano dongle attachment embedded on the mouse that allows it to connect to any USB port with a range of up to 10 meters. This high-frequency response range allows the mouse to work with instant precision without having to resort to any wires or other forms of interference.
According to Asus, the WX Wireless Mouse is a must-have item to include in your computer. “Based on the power and speed so coveted in Lamborghini vehicles, the WX-Lamborghini wireless laser mouse delivers a breathtaking experience in control," the company said.
"This is the ultimate style icon when it comes to mouse input, inspired directly by the powerful, angular shape so known from its motorized namesakes.”
Knowing our love for products that have automotive tie-ups to them, there’s a good chance that we won’t waste time adding a new wireless mouse to our collection.
Back in October, news broke that two pioneering companies from vastly different industries, Lamborghini and Callaway, collaborated to develop forged composite, the lightest yet strongest material that both companies have ever used.
Fast forward to today and the results for both companies are no less inspiring as they are beautiful. Already used on the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept, forged composite is a lighter, stronger, and more precise version of both traditional woven carbon fiber or titanium. The material is said to be comprise more than 500,000 intertwined turbostatic fibers per inch that allow it to have a higher threshold for withstanding extreme conditions, something Lamborghini and Callaway are used to.
In the case of the latter, forged composite was used to develop their latest - and most technologically innovative - product yet: the Razr Hawk. Aggressively designed and polished in shape, form, and texture, the Razr Hawk offers an improved overall performance - its lighter, stronger, and more powerful.
Tests have even showed that the Razr Hawk can hit a tee shot of up to six yards longer than what a standard R11 is capable. Six yards may not look all that impressive, but in the world of golf where every inch matters, it could spell the difference between a contender and a pretender.
It’s not common place for brands in other industries collaborating with automakers to create a line of products that have been co-branded with their partners. You could even say that Ferrari has made this a lucrative form of business, especially with laptops and mobile phones in the form of their partnership with Acer.
Another Italian supercar maker that has dived into the computer business is Lamborghini. Over the years, the Raging Bull has collaborated with computer company Asus to build a set of laptop models that not only rivals the Ferrari/Acer partnership, but also gives Lambo aficionados another way to support their favorite automotive brand without having to buy their ridiculously expensive supercars.
Recently, the Lamborghini/Asus partnership revealed the latest fruit of their collaboration: the VX7 gaming laptop. Already in its seventh generation, the VX7 was designed using the Murcielago as its inspiration. The laptop features a clamshell lid with the iconic ’Toro’ logo; it’s got leather-lined palm-rests; heck, it even has a taillight-configuration on the back of the computer.
Apart from all the Lamborghini details on the laptop, its specs also give justice to its designation as a gaming laptop. It’s got a 2.0-GHz Intel Core processor with 16GB of RAM. It also has a Blu-Ray combo drive and an enormous storage space of 1.5 terrabytes that can be stored through a dual hard-drive configuration. The VX7 is available with a choice of two colors - Orange or Carbon Fiber - at a price tag befitting of Lamborghini’s status. That’s right, if you have a remote interest in this bad boy, you’re going to have to fork over €1,995, which is about $2,800 based on current exchange rates.
Nobody ever said Lamborghini products came cheap. Even if it’s just a laptop.
Forget about the iPhones, Blackberrys, and Android Phones for a second and take a look at these luxury mobile phones from Tonino Lamborghini. Your smartphones aren’t looking too awesome now, are they?
Now these phones – the Tonino Lamborghini Spyder cell phones - they’re the absolute epitome of luxury mobiles. Built in six different models – the Viz. S-600, S-610, S-620, S-670, S-680, and S-685 – each phone will come in stainless steel casing that were all handmade and hand polished to ensure the high-quality look. In addition to the steel casing, the phones were also given with a sapphire screen with a special edition Lamborghini-branded headset, 2.2-inch 240×320 LCD displays, 3-Megapixel cameras with VGA video recording, and front cameras with GSM/EDGE and 3G support.
The higher-class models of the Tonino Lamborghini Spyder cell phones – the S-670, the S-680, and the S-685 – were treated to rose gold, gold, and black/gold PVD finishes. The S-600 was given a diamond-like coating, whereas the S-610 and the S-620 were treated to a black PVD finish.
Just so you know how extravagantly luxurious these phones are, they’re being sold in Hong Kong at a price range from $1,781 to $2,813.
That’s about the cost of three to four iPhones, yes?
Ever since its local rival, Ferrari, began to capitalize on the power of merchandising, Lamborghini has been itching on join the fold, determined to dig in on that piece of goldmine pie.
Today, the Sant’Agata Bolognese automaker took one step closer to having its knife and fork ready after announcing the launch of its new online merchandise store. Lamborghini made no bones about pointing out Ferrari’s increasing sales in the merchandise department, especially after opening its new Ferrari Store at its new indoor theme park, Ferrari World.
While Lamborghini doesn’t have its own theme park to brag about, the company is optimistic that their new online shopping store will give fans and non-fans alike the opportunity to own a piece of the glamorous and exclusive world of Lamborghini.
The online store features a bevy of items ranging from the affordable to the exorbitant, including posters, mugs, key chains, apparel, a commemorative Lamborghini piston, and even a Versace product line that the automaker recently launched in collaboration with the famous Italian designer.
Now that the holiday season is fast approaching, it might be a good idea to give the store a little online window-shopping. Who knows, you might find a good item that you could turn into a pretty cool Christmas present for a loved one.
Before Lamborghini became an enormously popular – and expensive – supercar brand, the Raging Bull made a name for itself by selling tractors and agricultural equipment back in Europe. You could say that the brand’s evolution has been nothing short of remarkable, but if you’re a fan of Lamborghini dating back to their truckin’ days, then you must be delighted to hear about the brand’s next product. We’ll give you a hint: it has nothing to do with a supercar.
Instead, Lamborghini has decided to revisit its humble beginnings by tying up with lawn-care company, IKRA, and giving the latter the license to build landscaping gizmos and sticker the Tonio Lamborghini name on it. From grass trimmers, to cordless sheets, to electric chainsaws, the new line of Lamborghini agricultural items will surely catch the attention of those who, well, do all the agricultural stuff.
What’s more, the Lamborghini-stickered products are unlike their real-life, four-wheeled counterparts in that you won’t have to sell both your arms to be able to afford one.