If you can find another car that’s as exclusive as the Lamborghini Veneno, we’d love to hear about it. But as it stands, this mental Italian supercar is one of the rarest in the world with Lambo only building three models for sale. Another one is being kept in-house in Sant’Agata just so Lamborghini can keep studying it for its future models.
As far as the three, we already know where the two are. They’re both in the U.S. To be more specific, the rare Lambos are in the garage of Lamborghini Long Island owner Antoine Dominic in New York and that of Tequesta Investments managing director Kris Singh in Florida. Both paid $4 million for their respective Venenos, thereby assuring their place in a most exclusive of clubs.
As for the third Veneno, that one is reportedly headed to Macau, China, or as folks on that side of the world would call it, the high-rollers’ playground. It’s only appropriate that a $4 million supercar would find its way to a loving owner in Macau who probably spends that much money in a day’s worth of gambling anyway.
Lifestyles of the rich and famous, indeed. That particular Veneno will be perfectly at home in a place where supercars and luxury cars run the roads like nobody’s business. But even those exotics will surely slow down and acquiese to the Veneno when its new owner proudly takes it out for a spin.
That’s the cache that comes with being an ultra rare $4 million supercar like what the Veneno is.
Click past the jump to read more about Lamborghini Veneno.
While everyone is waiting for the final edition Gallardo, Lamborghini has decided to offer its faithful Chinese customers a new special edition called the Gallardo LP550-2 GZ8 Edizione Limitata. The name is quite a mouthful, but it has a purpose. The GZ stands for Guangzou, while the number 8 indicates the number of units that will be built. The downside to this special edition is the price tag usually associated with a limited special edition; all eight customers will have to fork over 4 million Yuan (or about $600,000 at the current rates) to park this baby in their garages.
For that kind of money, they’ll get a very special set of orange wheels and a carbon fiber rear wing, matte black engine cover, and glossy black roof borrowed from the Super Trofeo Stradale Edition. The package continues with carbon fiber exterior rear view mirrors, carbon fiber side skirts, special black and orange striping in the Superleggera style on the side, and a new front bumper. Since this is a special edition, there will be "’GZ8 Edizione Limitata" logo on the outside of the super car, as well as aGZ8 logo on the headrests, to further differentiate them from the rest.
So far, we don’t really see anything that warrants a $600,000 price tag, except for the fact that only eight will be built. Those orange wheels must be expensive! (Insert sarcasm here)
It seems as though the Chinese market is getting a lot of special attention lately, probably due to the fact that they are on their way to becoming one of the biggest automotive markets in the world. Ferrari already built them a special 458 Italia and now Lamborghini has just unveiled the new Gallardo LP560-4 Gold Edition - offered exclusively for the Chinese market. The model will be limited to only 10 units and will be priced at 3 million Yuan - or the equivalent of $600,000. That’s $200K more than a standard Gallardo.
The new Gallardo LP560-4 Gold Edition will be distinguished by a special gold metallic paint combined with a new set of special alloys and a new engine cover. The interior gets red stitching on the steering wheel and seats.
Other than that, everything else on the Gallardo is the same. It will still be powered by a 5.2 liter V10 engine that delivers a total of 552 HP at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 398 lb-ft available at 6,500 rpm. This is enough power to sprint the supercar up to a top speed of 201mph.
The Chinese automotive market is growing bigger by the day and automakers everywhere are taking advantage of this growing market by throwing a number of special editions their way. One type of vehicle that is ripping through the streets of China is the super car. Anything from Ferrari to Pagani to Lamborghini is making its way over to the land of Dragons and Emperors, and this video was created to show off a number of these vehicles.
Watching this video may incite some ever growing jealousy for the people lucky enough to get behind the wheel of these bad boys. The supercars are all part of the Chinese Sportscar Club (SCC), which got together on an airstrip to show off their rides. The list of the supercars is intense, including a Ferrari Enzo, a Pagani Zonda F/R and Cinque, a Mercedes SLR, a Mercedes SLS, a Ferrari F430, a Ferrari 458 Italia, tons of Lamborghini models, an Aston Martin, and our favorite, the Koenigsegg Agera.
The sheer monetary value of the collected supercars is enough to induce drool.
What happens when people want a car so bad, but don’t have enough money to buy it? Well, they start building replicas. Sometimes these things go well, but most of the time they go horribly, horribly wrong. This Lamborghini Reventon is probably one of the more severe cases of instances when the result is one of the ugliest and most unsuccessful builds to date.
There’s a man over in China that drives an old Nissan A31, but his dream car has always been a Lamborghini Reventon. He eye-balled his Nissan and found ways to convert his daily driver into his version of a Reventon. We say his version because there was no way his $13,800 and his homemade parts could ever match the precision and quality of a true $2.3 million Lamborghini.
He started by buying a scale model of a Reventon and day by day, his 1995 Nissan A31 took on some replica parts and some homemade parts resembling the pieces from one of the most exclusive cars on Earth. He dropped in a Lamborghini RB25 engine and 12 days later, had himself what he calls his Lamborghini Reventon.
It’s sad. It’s just so sad.
Disenchanted with a company who refuses to acknowledge your rights as a consumer? There’s a remedy for that. Why don’t you take the lead set by this Chinese man and have some people destroy your conked out item out on the streets! Of course, it certainly helps if that item is as expensive as a $750,000 Lamborghini Gallardo, which grabs attention all by itself.
In a surreal display of public anger and disappointment towards the Italian supercar maker, a young Chinese man brought his defective Lamborghini Gallardo and asked people to shamelessly destroy it in front of a gathered crowd. The public display of destruction was born out of the man’s frustration on how he felt was a severe lack of attention and concern shown by Lamborghini to his Gallardo.
According to reports, the Lamborghini supercar was bought six months ago and in that short span of time, has already encountered a number of problems, including one instance where the car just wouldn’t start. The owner then had the Gallardo towed to a local dealer only to find out that, during the transit of the vehicle, both the bumper and the fender were also damaged. Of course nobody stood up and claimed responsibility for the reckless mistreatment. On top of that, the dealer still wasn’t able to fix the ‘start’ problem of the car.
Frustrated, the Chinese owner tried to get in contact with the top brass of Lamborghini, most notably CEO Stephan Winkelmann, in an effort to find a solution to the problem. Unfortunately, even that attempt fell on deaf ears. So without anybody from Lamborghini helping him out, the man took to the streets to show the Italian brand the kind of public humiliation that can taint an esteemed brand’s image.
And you know what the best part about this whole thing was? The public demolition of the Lamborghini Gallardo happened on World Consumer Rights Day.
Coincidence? Hell to the N-O.
The Chinese have done it again, or in this case, a certain Chinese fellow has provided us with even more ammunition to make light of their copycat-loving nature. Chen Jinmiao may not have the abundant resources Chinese automakers have, but one thing’s for sure: the man has no shortage in resourcefulness.
Using just about every piece of crap he could find, Jinmiao built his own Lamborghini from the ground up. Now, the car doesn’t look anywhere near one of Sant’Agata’s finest, but with only about $3,000 to spare, Jinmiao certainly made the most out of it.
We’re going to give him an A+ for the time and effort he put to piece together his "Legoborghini", even outfitting it with its own running engine that’s capable of producing a staggering top speed of around 60 mph. Sarcasm aside, that doesn’t even come remotely close to the performance of true Lambos, but like we said, Jinmiao didn’t exactly have a fountain of resources to tap into.
And he did to this all by his lonesome, which still warrants a round of applause from us.
Photo credit to CFP.
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.
With the Lamborghini Murcielago nearing the end if its illustrious production run complete with roadsters and other special edition models based on it like the one of a kind Miura concept and ultra rare Reventón since it was first introduced in 2001. The Italian super car builder has just sold their 4000th example of their top of the line model to a customer in China. Now this is quite a feat considering that there were only 2900 of the previous generation V12 powered Diablos ever produced and it was around for even longer. However with Audi boss Rupert Stadler giving orders to increase production in Italy, it seems that Lamborghini’s are destined to never be as rare as they once were.
The very special Murcielago is none other than the last of its kind LP 670-4 SV made up of lightweight bodywork and wearing a wing befitting of a race car above the rear deck lid and slathered in the customary shade of orange. Powered by a 670 HP 6.5 Liter V12 the super fast Murcielago can accelerate form 0 to 60 MPH in a blistering 3.2 seconds and reach a 212 MPH top speed. At that rate it should only take the SV about 8 hours to arrive at its destination from the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese to the Lamborghini showroom in Hangzhou.
Press release after the jump.