Lamborghini’s First Hybrid will Debut in Frankfurt as - You Guessed It - a Special Edition Model
The wait for Lamborghini’s first hybrid supercar will come to an end at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The yet-to-be-named hybrid monster is a touchpoint for the Italian automaker as it lays the foundation for its own hybrid plans for the future. For now, the hybrid supercar goes by the name “LB48H.” Details are still scarce at this point, but Lamborghini is expected to take styling cues from the Terzo Millenio EV Concept it unveiled last year and graft them onto the hybrid supercar. This model also holds the distinction for being the rarest among all hybrid exotics that have been released in recent years. Lamborghini’s building only 63 units — the 63-car volume is a nod to 1963, the year Lamborghini was born — and, unfortunately for all of us, all 63 units are already accounted for.
2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster
The Lamborghini Aventador is crowned as Lambo’s most iconic model, and since its introduction in 2011, the family has grown considerably. After the base Aventador hit the road, it paved the way for models like the Aventador J, the LP 750-4 SuperVeloce, the Dreamliner Edition, and was even used as the basis for cars like the Veneno and Centenario. By the time late 2016 came around, the car that was responsible for the aforementioned models – and replaced the Murcielago in the lineup – was due for an update that brought about a revamping of the car’s aerodynamics and its chassis to go along with a mild update to power output as well. Now, in early September of 2017 – at least a month before the new 2018 Aventador S will be delivered to the first customers – Lambo has decided to present us with the Aventador S Roadster, a topless version of the new S that is destined to stand out next to its less-frisky counterpart by means of unlimited headroom packed into a head-turning package.
So that sounds good and all, but what does it really mean? Well, it means that the world’s only super sports roadster with a mid-rear V-12 is its own standalone model that’s highly customizable with five different interior configurations, and an unlimited choice of exterior colors via the Ad Persona program. It takes four-wheel drive to an all-new level alongside things like the active suspension system, four-wheel steering system, and Lambo’s classic LDS and LMS systems that were revised specifically for the Aventador S Roadster. So, even though the Aventador S Coupe is still fairly fresh in our minds, it’s time to take a good look at its topless counterpart. And, you better hurry if you want to be informed – this baby makes its first official debut to the masses at none other than the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Updated 09/18/2017: We added a series of new images taken during the car’s official debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster.
2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder
Launched for the 2015 model year as a successor to the very popular Gallardo, the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 has already received a couple of race-ready versions: the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo and the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3. But to be able to replace the Gallardo completely, the Huracan needs to spawn even more iterations, including a Roadster and a lighter, Superleggera model. At the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Italians have finally unveiled the drop-top version, dubbed thee Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder.
With the 2015 McLaren 650S Spider already on the street and with Ferrari having just unveiled the 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider as a successor to the iconic 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider, Lamborghini had no choice but to bring its very own drop-top to the party earlier than it did with the Gallardo.
And so it did, as the Huracan Spider arrived only a year after the coupe broke cover, whereas the Gallardo needed about three years to receive an open-top version. Keep reading for the full rundown.
Updated 07/14/2016: Lamborghini dropped a new video showing the new Huracan Spyder in action at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Hit "play" to watch Lord March, Goodwood Founder, and Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, riding the hillclimb behind the wheel of the latest Lamborghini supercar.
Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Sypder.
While the world was expecting to see the new-generation Gallardo, Lamborghini decided to come up with a new special edition based on the current model. Called the Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse, this new supercar is based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo racecar, and, according to the Italian maker, it "brings race track emotion directly to the road."
The new supercar was named after the recently founded department within Automobili Lamborghini, which manages all motorsport activities from GT3 to the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championships in Europe, Asia and America.
When compared to a base Gallardo LP 560-4, the new Squadra Corse version is lighter, more powerful and delivers improved performance figures. As expected, carbon fiber played an important role in the developments of the new Gallardo supercar and many elements were taken from the race track and brought to the road.
Lambo will fully outline the new Squadra Corse at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Updated 09/09/2013: Lamborghini unveiled the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and this was the perfect moment to also bring some new images. Check them out in the picture gallery!
Updated 09/30/2013: Lamborghini unveiled a video (above) for its new Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse that features the newest Gallardo variant racetrack. I look and sounds simply amazing, so enjoy!
Updated 12/03/2013: The very first Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse has landed in the U.S. The last of the Gallardos was spotted at Cats Exotics, a premium exotic car dealer. We did check out their website to look for more details about the Squadra Corse Gallardo parked at their dealership, but this being a highly exclusive model of the Gallardo supercar we think someone must have placed an order for it through Cats Exotics, WA. You can see the two images we have of the model here and here.
Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse.
Not all of the companies that go to the Frankfurt Auto Show are of the established variety. There are some that are trying to break ground with hopes of catching some attention from the gathered crowd.
German engineering house Zesad is one of them, and while the company has become famous for being the world-wide manufacturer of GT3 products with street-legal license for Lamborghini and Ferrari, it still doesn’t hold the cache as the ;likes of Mansory and Hamann.
Zesad hopes to change all that with its first program for the Lamborghini Aventador. It’s called the Vento GT3 and as you’d expect from a company that deals mostly in racecars, Zesad really took to extremes to give the Italian supercar the kind of modifications that will really set it apart.
Aerodynamic upgrades was the first order of business, and Zesad took the task of giving the Aventador a new aero-hood that accelerates the wind supply going to the car’s engine. A new wing spoiler was also installed on the exotic, as were new diffusers, all with the intention of improving the overall makeup of the Aventador.
To back up its new and admittedly insane body, the Aventador was also treated to a performance modification that included a new engine-management system and a new high-performance exhaust system. With these upgrades in tow, the Lamborghini supercar saw its output increase to an impressive 743 horsepower and around 550 pound-feet of torque — up from the base 690 horsepower and 509 pound-feet — good enough to improve the car’s 0-to-60 mph time to just 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 221 mph.
Click past the jump to read about the standard Lamborghini Aventador
Somewhere in this world, there’s somebody willing to shell out over $1.65 million for a car. Sure, it’s a supercar and its actually a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, but for that price, you can actually settle for about five standard Aventadors in different colors, right?
Well, for the few people that can shell out that much money on an exotic without even breaking a sweat, Mansory has the car for you.
It’s called the Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado Apertos and Masonry will offer just three examples for sale, which is the likely reason for the huge price tag. Besides its exclusivity, the Aventador Carbonado Apertos is the kind of car that only a Swiss tuner with the reputation of Mansory can build.
You want an excess of carbon fiber on your Aventador? Check. You want an interior that’s dressed to the nines, tens, and elevens? Check. You want a car that has over 1,250 horsepower under its hood? Check.
That’s what you’re going to get with this crown jewel program and if you happen to have plans to go to the Frankfurt Auto Show, you can see one of the three models up close and personal.
Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Carbonado Apertos
€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.
At the beginning of August, Lamborghini revealed a teaser image announcing an extreme supercar for the Frankfurt Motor Show. A few guesses as to what supercar this could be were instantly thrown out, such as the roadster version of the Aventador or the production version of the Sesto Elemento. Now we know that this new special edition model is the Lamborghini Gallardo 570-4 Super Trofeo, limited to only 150 units and described as "the most extreme Gallardo ever."
The new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale was inspired by the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo and will be placed on the top of the Gallardo line-up. It is powered by a V10 engine that delivers a total of 570 HP and a peak torque 398 lbs-ft at 6500 rpm. The engine will be combined with an all-wheel-drive system and a robotized six-speed transmission controlled by steering wheel paddles.
With a total weight of 2954 lbs, the new special edition will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 3.4 seconds and to 124 mph in 10.4 seconds, headed up to a top speed of 198 mph.
UPDATE 09/13/2011: We have added two new videos showing off the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale’s official debut in Frankfurt. Enjoy!
UPDATE 10/26/2011: Lamborghini has found a pretty interesting solution to promote the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale: using a C’était un Rendezvous theme. And even if the video does not actually show the car, we can get a pretty good idea on just how fast it will be. Check it out!
UPDATE 11/03/2011: There hasn’t been too much on the new Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale, but K & S Photographers have managed to n all of its beauty and glory. Hit the jump to watch the video!
Hit the jump to read more about the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale.
One of the first big pieces of news to come out of the Frankfurt Motor Show has come from Lamborghini. Hold on to your seats, fellas, because the Italian automaker has officially - we reiterate that: OFFICIALLY - given the go-signal for the production of the Sesto Elemento supercar.
The word comes straight from the mouth of Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann - doesn’t get any more official than that - confirming what has been rumored for a few months now.
The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is a special supercar along the lines of the Reventon, carrying a massive 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 570 horsepower while boasting of a 0-60 mph time of just 2.5 seconds.
Winkelmann also announced that the production version of the Sesto Elemento will come with the same bodywork as that of the concept version. Modifications will still be added to the production version that will allow the supercar to satisfy road safety guidelines.
Anybody interested in making a run for the 20 units Lamborghini is going to make available will have to shell out around $3 million for the limited edition supercar.
The mysterious Lamborghini teaser that talked about a "super sports car" headed to Frankfurt has now been addressed, and just as Lamborghini anticipated, the car isn’t what we thought it would be.
Okay, we got the part about the Gallardo right, but it’s not the eventual successor to the popular V10 as we initially thought. Instead, it’s going to be the final version of the Gallardo that Lamborghini is going to release. It’s a street-version of the Gallardo Super Trofeo.
As the days of the Gallardo draw to a close, Lamborghini wants it to go out on a high note so the company is preparing a 30-piece limited edition model that will take all of the Super Trofeo’s characteristics and turn them into a road-ready supercar. You can definitely expect this model to carry the same 5.3-liter V10 engine of the race version, good enough to produce an output of 570 horsepower while also carrying a six-speed e-gear transmission, an all-wheel drive configuration, a huge rear wing, and sturdy as heck racing suspension, all while shedding over 220 lbs from the standard version’s weight.
The reduced weight of the Gallardo ST comes courtesy of a reworked chassis with added carbon fiber bodywork, a lighter racing seat, a special racing brake system, and a racing steering wheel and instrument panel.
Just in case you’re still not geeked up for the Frankfurt Motor Show, this new development just made the show all that more interesting.
If the suspense surrounding the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show wasn’t feverish enough, Lamborghini has decided to stoke the fire to a smoldering blaze with the release of a mysterious teaser. The image doesn’t do a whole lot to make our imaginations go crazy so the speculation behind what supercar this is going to be is anybody’s guess.
Based on what we know, there are plenty of guesses as to what car we’ll be seeing hit the show floor. It could be the roadster version of the Aventador. It could be the production version of the Sesto Elemento. Heck, it could even be the new Cabrera, the eventual successor to the Gallardo. Okay, that last one is a bit of a stretch, but who knows?
Then again, it could still end up being a totally new model that we’ve never heard of before. We’d love to make an educated guess, but with the words ’Lamborghini - Racing Towards Frankfurt’ being are only clue, our guess will probably be as good as anyone else’s.
What we do know is that Lamborghini’s going to make Frankfurt a whole lot more interesting. And on that alone, we already can’t wait for September.
Now that some of the big names like Mercedes and McLaren have finished revealing their beasts for Frankfurt, the exotic Italian automaker Lamborghini is preparing to put them all to shame with the Reventon Roadster! However, before you get too excited, take this into consideration: there will be only 20 examples of this kind of open air beauty on the road, and each of them will be priced at a very lofty $1,600,000. Deliveries will begin October 2009.
Like its coupe brother, the Reventon Roadster features a jet-inspired carbon fiber body complete with aggressive 18 inch wheels while under the hood Lamborghini will place a 6.5 Liter V12 that makes an astounding 670 HP and 486 lb-ft of torque coupled to the automaker’s six speed e-gear transmission. This combination of high performance pistons and electronically controlled cogs will allow the upcoming Reventon Roadster super car to go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.4 seconds while reaching a top speed of around 205 MPH. How’s that for wind in your hair.
UPDATE 02/02/2011: Check out Jay Leno’s review of the Lamborghini Reventon after the jump!
Press release after the jump.
Lamborghini – the brand is synonymous with sporty automobile pleasure for the street. And when you see the Gallardo, you also know why. 520 hp is at work inside this attractive and, most importantly, airflow-optimized body. For owners, who think it leaves not enough impression on its beholders, can order the brandnew wide HAMANN body-kit “Victory”, making the Gallardo the ultimate head turner. Various HAMANN power upgrades promise better perfomance.
2008 Lamborghini Reventón
The Lamborghini Reventon isn’t just a styling exercise that sits on the chassis and drivetrain of the Murcielago LP60. It’s the pole bearer for a new direction in Lamborghini design, a direction whose cues can be seen in future Lamborghini models such as the restyled Gallardo or the Aventador. The source of inspiration? Fighter jets.
Marcello Gandini all but dictated that all V-12 Lamborghinis have to be brash and dramatic with razor-sharp edges, clean surfaces, and aggressive angles all around. The Italian manufacturer didn’t have a visual identity before the year 1974 so they went with it, seeing how well the wedge-shaped mid-engined supercar faired. Then came the Diablo, then the Murcielago, all of which following the same path. However, with each new car, Lamborghini refined the edges, added a few curves here and there, made things softer.
The Reventon looked like a return to the roots. It looked like an F117A Blackhawk with that bespoke grayish green color covering all of the pointy surfaces and, for all the work Lamborghini put into the car’s exterior, you can forgive them for leaving the underpinnings taken straight from the Murcielago LP640 untouched. Just 20 examples were made a decade ago - yes, it’s that old! - and then Lamborghini set to work again cutting the roof off the car to create a Roadster version. Some thought it’s a bit weird while others love it. The going rate for one of these suggests there’s not much interest in them now they’ll still turn heads anywhere they go.
Lamborghini will unveil at the Frankfurt Motor Show one of the most expensive Supercar ever. It will be based on the LP640, but will have a radically different body, an overhauled engine and a new interior. Priced at $1.5 million, the new Murcielago will be limited to only 20 units.
Lamborghini launched a few months ago the Gallardo Superleggera and as you already know the same version will be adopt for Murcielago LP640. But for the LP640, Lamborghini will change the name into "Superveloce". The LP640 Superveloce will be unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show and will be priced around £230000.
The LP640 Superveloce will be powered by a mid-mounted 6.5-litre V12 engine. The LP640 Superveloce will drop by an anticipated 100kg to 1565kg, boosting its power-to-weight ratio to (...)