Caving Under Pressure: The Detroit Auto Show May, In Fact, Move to October
The Detroit Auto Show is on the cusp of a long-overdue decision that will effectively move the show out of the winter doldrums of January into a later month with a far more inviting climate. Nothing is official yet, but there’s growing momentum that America’s most esteemed auto show will be moved from January to October beginning in 2020. A decision is expected to be made in the coming weeks as the Detroit Auto Dealers Association is scheduled to vote on uprooting the show from its winter roots and moving it to the fall.
Lamborghini’s Cooking Up A Hot Sauce Surprise, Possibly For Detroit: Video
We’re about three weeks away until the calendar flips over to another year. And with 2017 just around the corner, it’s not at all surprising to see automakers begin their preparations ahead of the year’s first major auto event, the North American International Auto Show. We know very little at this point on what to expect in Detroit, but one automaker has just given us a taste of one thing that we can look forward to as we count down the days to the event.
This teaser video, provided to us by Lamborghini, is promising big things. Sure, it didn’t explicitly say that the teaser leads up to Detroit, but we can assume as much given the timetable we have at this point in the calendar. Apparently, the Italian automaker has some big plans on the horizon, and these plans are likely tied up to what could be the next iteration of its range-topping V-12 engine.
Is it going to be a new supercar concept featuring the new V-12 engine? Is it going to be just the engine and nothing else? Is it going to be the long-awaited mid-cycle facelift of the Lamborghini Aventador, of which we’ve seen spy shots of the car in various settings in recent months? Heck, is it a mystery car with a repositioned V-12 engine?
That’s a lot of questions to ask, but very few answers to come by. What’s clear at this point though is that a new and possibly more modern version of a V-12 engine is going to be involved since that’s pretty much all the teaser video alluded to.
Take your pick on the possible scenarios that Lamborghini’s teasing us with, but given that kind of treatment on the teaser video, we can at least expect to see something big coming out of Sant’Agata Bolognese.
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Why let have all the aftermarket customizers have all the fun? We’ve seen plenty of matte finish cars: matte black on Ferraris, Porsches and Rolls-Royces; even a matte gold Nissan GT-R and a matte grey Lamborghini Gallardo. Now Lamborghini is doing the dull-finish cars on its own straight from the factory.
Lamborghini unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show what it calls Ad Personam editions for the Gallardo LP 560-4 and the Murcielago LP 640. These editions are showcased in an very cool looking matte blue color. If the blue doesn’t tickle your particular fancy, the Ad Personam editions also comes in Nero Nemesis (matt black), Bianco Canopus (matte white) and Marrone Apus (matt brown). Lambo says if these are still not the colors you want, Ad Personam offers its customers complete freedom to choose any color imaginable. In other words, Ad Personam will offer colors ad nauseam.
Press release after the jump.