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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It’s almost been two years since Lamborghini unveiled the Huracán supercar. Seems like it was only yesterday, right? But yeah, the Huracán has been a part of our lives since making its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. In that time, it’s been one of the most heavily tuned supercars in the business today. That isn’t a surprise because as one of the last holdouts of the naturally aspirated engines, the prospects of adding a turbocharger or a supercharger into the mix has been too good an opportunity for these tuners to pass up.
We’ve already seen a handful of them, and now comes O.CT Tuning with another one. The Austrian tuner’s kit is as you’d expect it to be for a Huracán program. It does away with any cosmetic and aerodynamic upgrades and instead focuses on the supercar’s 5.2-liter V-10 engine. Yep, there’s a supercharger involved here too and there’s a healthy amount of added horsepower that comes with it.
I’m not going to spoil how much it is, but the name of the program does give it away a little bit. In any case, O.CT Tuning’s latest program follows a long line of projects it has built for some of the finest sports cars and supercars in the land. It’s nice to see that with everything it has done in the past, O.CT hasn’t lost its touch in developing these impressive kits.
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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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The Novitec Tuning Group has been responsible for some of the sickest tuning programs attached to the Ferrari and Maserati brands. That’s in large part due to the success of its Rosso and Tridente tuning brands. But in 2013, Novitec decided to branch out and create another sub-brand that would be dedicated to that other Italian supercar brand, Lamborghini. Hence, Novitec Torado was born. In short order, Novitec Torado has certainly lived up to its hype, thanks in large part to impressive tuning kits for the Aventador and the Aventador Roadster. Now that Lamborghini has released the Huracan, Novitec Torado has followed suit with a tuning kit for Lambo’s newest supercar.
The program reflects the kind of attention to detail that Novitec Rosso and Novitec Tridente are known for. Novitec Torado prepared a comprehensive aerodynamic program that adds to the Huracan’s visual looks, as well as its performance capabilities. The tuner even has wheel options for the Aventador to go with a suspension kit that helps the Huracan adjust to the extra power it’s now carrying.
Overall, Novitec Torado’s program for the Huracan takes a page from its Rosso and Tridente counterparts to showcase what Novitec can do to a Lamborghini. The sub-brand may be a relative neophyte compared to other Novitec tuning brands, but it has been able to adapt quite nicely to the standards set by its cousins.
Unfortunately, this particular kit for the Huracan is only available in limited quantities.
Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 N-Largo By Novitec Torado.
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.
Continue after the jump to read the full review for the Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce "LaMaXXina" by Wheelsandmore.
The Lamborghini Huracan is still a relatively new supercar, having only made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. In the year that has passed, there have only been a handful of tuning firms that have taken stabs at creating programs for the supercar.
The latest to do so is xXx Performance, a German tuning firm who is no stranger to developing racy performance programs for some of Sant’Agata’s finest. Remember the work it did on a 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo back in 2013? That program came with twin-turbo upgrades that took the output of the Gallardo to as much as 1,200 horsepower.
Ok, before I get too carried away, this new program for the Huracan doesn’t have that level of power enhancement. What it does have is a series of modifications to the supercar’s exterior, engine, and wheels, all of which combine to create a pretty impressive tuning kit that owners of the Huracan should keep a close eye on. So what if it the tuned up Huracan can’t produce 1,200 horsepower; it’s still good for 690 horsepower. That’s 80 ponies more than the 610-horsepower from the stock model. Given the small number of performance upgrades for the Huracan, xXx Performance’s kit for the newest Lamborghini is as appealing as they come.
Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Huracan By xXx Performance.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is arguably one of the most powerful drop-top supercars in the world. Needless to say, it’s also a popular aftermarket project for some of the best tuning firms in the world. Novitec Torado can lay claim to that distinction, thanks to its affiliation with Novitec Rosso and Novitec Tridente, all of which are part of the Novitec Group. It’s only fitting that Novitec Torado’s latest program is for the Aventador Roadster and not surprisingly, it’s an incredible kit that features comprehensive aerodynamic and performance upgrades.
This isn’t the first time Novitec Torado has worked on the Aventador. Back in July 2013, the Novitec tuning division dedicated to Lamborghinis worked on the Aventador coupe and the result was a 750-horsepower powerhouse, photos of which still have a dedicated spot on my desktop.
It’s hard to top that kit, but Novitec Torado comes really close with its kit for the Aventador Roadster. At the very least, you don’t expect anything less from a tuning group that has built some of the most unique and most powerful programs for Ferraris, Maseratis, and now, Lamborghinis.
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I have driven some very fast machinery in my life, including more than one Lamborghini Gallardo, but I have never experienced the kind of speed you are about to witness.
The U.S. 1/2 Mile is a half-mile drag race that happens yearly in Houston, Texas at Ellington Airfield. It is a hotly contested competition to set the highest top speed over the half-mile distance. Coming in to this year’s event, Underground Racing held the record at 217.1 mph, but there were lots of new cars looking to dethrone the tuning company.
As you can see in this video, that didn’t happen. In fact, using an Underground Racing-tuned, twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Gallardo Superlegerra with 1,800 horsepower, a brand new race record was set at 224.4 mph. When this Lamborghini crossed the quarter-mile mark, it was already going 177 mph. The car was going so fast, and there were so many vibrations, that is started to affect the cameras and caused some major distortion.
It was a good thing that the team brought such a powerful car, as the previous record was smashed by all three of the top finishers.
Considering that amount of speed that was gained from last year’s race to this year’s competition, I can’t wait to see what kind of insane machines show up for 2015. Now stop reading, hit play, and watch this Lambo blast down the runway.
Some folks really like art. Others, including us, really like cars. Well, the two worlds can sometimes come together with dramatic results. Take for example the Lamborghini dealership in Miami, Florida and their collaboration with the world-renowned artist Duaiv. Together, the two have fashioned this, the Aventador Roadster known as “Project Duaiv.”
The $400,000 Italian supercar is wrapped in the same swirly colors and patterns as the original painting, seen perched atop an easel beside the roadster. Apparently, Duaiv has a thing for fast cars as he reportedly showed up to Lamborghini Miami in a similarly wrapped Ferrari. The report from the DuPont Registry says Duaiv has always wanted an Aventador, and now, has finally gotten his dream car wrapped in his own self-titled artwork.
With purple hair, a flowery shirt, skinny jeans, and purple combat boots, Duaiv strikes a pose next to his new ride. But things haven’t always been so flashy for the Frenchman. Born in 1952, he traveled the world in past days as a classical musician. His painting side also grew during that time. He’s known for using unique techniques to paint his masterpieces.
Besides the bespoke wrap, the Duaiv’s 2015 Aventador also sports a Novitec rear spoiler. The spoiler’s thin supports sort of mirror the thin black lines in the wrapped bodywork and almost continue the look past the sloping rear deck of the Lambo. Everything else remains stock, including the 6.5-liter V-12 making a respectable 690 horsepower and 507 pound-feet of torque.
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DMC has this way of building up its supercar programs. It teases you with renderings, drops a few hints along the way, and when you least expect it, leaks even more details about it. The company’s first program for the Lamborghini Huracan, called the "Affari," fits into the company’s proverbial slow play.
We first saw renderings of the Affari program back in December 2013. Since then, it’s been kept largely in the shadows and it wasn’t until July 10, 2014 that DMC finally gave us more details of its first aftermarket foray of the new Lamborghini.
DMC’s reputation as a premier Lamborghini tuner was once again in full effect with its Affari program for the Huracan. The German tuner wasted little time bringing a new level of customization to the supercar, giving it a significant aerodynamic upgrade that’s perfectly suited for the Huracan’s new-world aggressiveness.
For now, details only revolve around the handful of aerodynamic components that were slapped on the Huracan. DMC still has plans to develop a performance upgrade for the Affari program, but those are being kept on ice for the time being.
Since this is DMC we’re talking about, we have a certain level of expectation on what this engine tune will deliver. The tuner has given us every reason to hope for the best, so we’re not sweating on the possibilities of the Affari program being all its hyped up to be.
Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Huracan "Affari" By DMC.
No, this isn’t a Transformer you’re looking at. This is the latest piece of supercar work coming from the mental minds of DMC. The German supercar tuner isn’t done making hellacious programs for the Lamborghini Aventador. At some point, you wonder if there’s any limit to the company’s imagination.
This new program, dubbed the LP988 "Edizione-GT", follows in the footsteps of the Molto Veloce and Spezial Version packages. Only its not so much as "following in the footsteps" as it is taking it to an entirely new level.
In other words, this is the STAGE3 program, and surely, it lives up to its billing with an incredible tuning kit that comprises of a migraine-inducing body kit and engine upgrade combination.
This is the kind of program that isn’t easy to make, let alone easy to buy. According to DMC, simply showing up with a big, fat check isn’t going to make you a proud owner of the Aventador LP988 Edizione-GT. Instead, interested customers need to to apply — yes, apply — before you’re allowed to buy one. Additionally, each customer selects a one-off color, and DMC will never use that color again on an Aventador.
Those who make the cut will then be treated to a unique model that DMC says will be limited to just one color and/or style per unit, ensuring that no two programs are exactly the same. That’s exclusivity spelled with a capital "E."
The Lamborghini Aventador LP988 Edizione-GT program will cost buyers a whopping $288,888.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP988 "Edizione-GT" By DMC.
With the venerable Lamborghini Gallardo now out of the way, the brand-new Huracan LP610-4 has all the credentials to run the company’s entry-level supercar office and build on the legacy of its predecessor. Sure, replacing an omnipotent car like the Gallardo is not an easy task, but with 610 horsepower under the hood and performance figures that would make any Ferrari tremble, the Huracan is a machine no sports car manufacturer should ignore.
What’s more, this Italian bull is likely to receive numerous upgrades throughout its life and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a more powerful version roll out of Sant’Agata Bolognese as soon as 2016. Meanwhile, customers that aren’t satisfied with the 610 ponies and 413 pound-feet of torque available in the stock vehicle can have their Huracans enhanced by Wheelsandmore, a small venture known for adding more oomph to a variety of Ferrari, Maserati and McLaren sports cars.
Naturally, the Germans didn’t take too long to figure out how to increase the Huracan’s power even further and their all-new package is already up for grabs. As with most Wheelsandmore creations, the Huracan was also subjected to a wheel swap. Coming to replace the standard rollers are a set of race-inspired FIWE rims that feature a twin six-spoke design with central locking hubs. Measuring 20 inches at the front and 21 inches to the rear, the wheels are fully customizable and buyers can have the outer rim, the center and the small connecting screws finished in just about any color.
Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Huracan LP850-4 Lucifero By Wheelsandmore.