The Lamborghini Aventador Spyder won’t be unveiled until the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors in March, but the supercar seems to already be available on Mobile.de. This site lists the price of the supercar at 340,000 euro, or about $450,000 at the current exchange rates, which is about 15,000 euro (about $20,000 at the current rates) over the supercar’s standard price. The best part is that the announcement also came with a picture of the car, marking what may be the first image of the upcoming Spyder model.
This may just be the best opportunity to snag the supercar ahead of anyone else, if you have the money to spend of course. A customer’s chances of picking up the drop top version may be a little better than getting the standard coupe model, considering the Aventador Coupe already has a waiting list of two years, but this window of opportunity may be fast-closing. If the Coupe sold out that quickly, chances are the Spyder version will sell out even faster.
Back in 2009, Lamborghini unveiled the Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni - a 550 HP special edition limited to only 250 units. This model was only offered in a coupe version, but at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Lamborghini has brought out a Spyder version to offer a "stunning level of open-air driving fun that can come only from a super sports car with a folding roof and an unbelievably agile and spontaneous handling." The new roadster model has dropped the "Valentino Balboni" name and is simply called the "Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder."
"With the Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder, we are expanding the Lamborghini lineup with a purist model that adds yet another dimension of driving fun. This will appeal in particular to a very special group of customers that enjoy a spirited driving style and also like to experience the sheer pleasure of open-air driving," says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "This special model with rear-wheel drive is a logical expansion of our lineup of spyder models with all-wheel drive."
Just like the coupe model, the Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder uses a 5.2-liter V10 engine that delivers a total of 542 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. With a total weight of 3,351 lbs, the roadster will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds on its way up to a top speed of 198 mph.
UPDATE 01/16/2012: Lamborghini has announced that the new Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder will go on sale this March at a starting price of $209,000, excluding the $2,995 delivery and gas-guzzler charge.
Now that Lamborghini has officially unveiled the new LP700-4 Aventador, it seems many people have forgotten about the Reventon - one of the coolest supercars launched in the past few years. But, while others have ousted the Reventon from their minds, Media Merchants - a Canadian company that specializes in projection based technologies - has unveiled a very cool video featuring this spectacular sports car.
Don’t think for one second that this video is all about revving engines and high speeds; the nature of this company’s work alone should tell you it’s definitely not going to be that kind of video. What you’ll see is some creative minds at work with their computer.
This may just be the perfect way to promote a car. Let us know what you think after watching it! Enjoy!
We’ve all known for quite some time that Lamborghini was in the middle of developing a drop-top version of their latest supercar, the Aventador LP700-4. But what we didn’t know, at least until now, was when the Aventador Spyder was going to make its world debut. Well, according to a source that spoke to Teamspeed, the Italian automaker has already booked the dates for the Aventador Spyder’s grand unveiling at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this coming March.
The standard Aventador is equipped with a powerful V12 engine producing 700 HP at 8,250 rpm and 509 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm. This same powerhouse will be dropped into the Spyder, whose added soft top roof will pack on a few more pounds and slow down the performance figures just a tad. That translates into a 0-60mph sprint time a shade over the coupe’s 2.9 seconds.
To all of this we say: March certainly can’t come soon enough.
Titles can be a little deceiving. At first we thoght this tuning sensation was quite possibly a new ride in the Need for Speed franchise, but it’s actually a project completed by Need4Speed Motorsports, a tuning firm based out of Glendale, California with over 20 years of combined experience in the wheel and tire industry. This tuning masterpiece is based on the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster and includes a lightweight body kit and, of course, a killer set of new wheels.
The Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster by Need4Speed Motorsports includes a body kit made entirely of carbon fiber, with the exception of the steel roof and door panels. The interior also gets carbon Fiber trim with an optional carbon fiber engine brace. The car sits on a new set of HRE 590 R 19×8.5 front and 20×13 rear wheels that were actually custom painted in Arancio paint and combined with carbon fiber brakes. The car will also be equipped with a double wishbone suspension with coil springs, gas dampers, and an anti-roll bar.
No engine upgrades were provided for the Lamborghini, but the Roadster already comes packed with a powerful 6,192cc V12 engine producing 580 hp at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 479 lbs-ft at 5400 rpm. It can sprint 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, while top speed goes up to an impressive 199mph.
Hit the jump for a video of the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster by Need4Speed Motorsports.
When the Sesto Elemento Concept first debuted at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, there was plenty of discussion as to whether or not Lamborghini would send it to production. It’s been several months later and questions are still be raised to that effect, although production seems almost certain with the hits taken by some of the major automakers. How can Lamborghini not take advantage of a vehicle that has been built using a masterful complete CFRP process? In fact, how can they not build this vehicle and build a Spyder version as well?
It may seem a little far-fetched to some, but creating a concept that has drawn as much attention as the Sesto Elemento and then not building on it further with a Spyder version seems a bit ludicrous. This is especially true considering every other Lamborghini in the lineup has its drop top brethren added to the mix. If and when the Sesto Spyder is developed, it will feature the same technology as the coupe version and will be powered by a massive V10 power unit with an output of about 570 HP. While the 0 to 60 mph sprint won’t be made in the same 2.5 seconds thanks to the added weight of a convertible top, the Sesto Spyder will still be one of the most impressive roadster models offered.
As far as its debut and availability are concerned, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Spyder should be showing its face in some way shape or form in 2013. It will more than likely follow along the lines of its Coupe version with a limited run and a hefty price tag. The future Sesto Elemento (Coupe) will be limited to just 20 units, each carrying a price tag of 1.9 million euro, or about $2.8 million at the current exchange rates.
The Lamborghini Aventador just made its debut a couple of days ago and already artists are at work rendering a different version of the sports coupe. What we’re looking at is an Aventador roadster version, and we like what we see. Don’t get too excited though; an actual production roadster version isn’t expected until 2014.
The Aventador Roadster will look similar to the coupe version, except that the engine cover and roofline will be adapted to fit the roadster style. This rendering shows it in a silky, pearly bright-white finish with a two-tone black/white leather interior, making it look absolutely stunning.
The Aventador is powered by a new 6.5-liter V12 engine with an AWD layout that produces 700 horsepower and 479 lb/ft of torque. This engine hits 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds while blasting off a top speed of 217 mph and a redline of 8,250 RPM. With a total weight of 1575 Kg, it will deliver a power to weight ratio of 2.25 Kg/hp.
What does it take to transform a beautiful piece of intricately designed machinery into a pile of trashy and tacky dog poop? Well, that’s easy, just hire a tuner that has no idea what they are doing and let them put their stamp on your ride. The idea of this may seem absolutely ridiculous to some, but someone apparently thought it was a novel idea when they handed over their Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder to tuning firm, Job Design. The sad part is that we really liked the tuning kit Job Design provided for the 2010 Lexus LS460.
The Lamborghini was painted in blue with black stripes and racing graphics, and that’s the only good part to the design. The aerodynamic package is where it gets a little, we’ll say tricky. There’s a new front bumper and a huge rear wing that simply don’t fit the car’s general look, not to mention the new blue wheels with orange margins and LED light insertions. The model standing next to it it barely smiling so she must know how bad this looks.
We don’t know in which country - or which planet for the matter - something like this actually looks good, but it just looks hideous to us! Are we wrong? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
Audis, Ferraris, and Mercedes, Oh my! German tuner, Wheelsandmore, have already dazzled us with a plethora of tuning package for the brands mentioned, but we would be crazy to think that a Lamborghini would fly under their radar. Enter their YarroW package. The YarroW is a tuning project based on theLamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 that includes both engine and exterior updates.
The engine upgrade package includes a special stainless steel, valve controlled exhaust system, combined with an ECU upgrade and a special carbon airbox. This combination allows for a 60hp boost in power, getting the Gallardo from 560hp to 620hp. Managing all that power is a much-needed new high performance brake system featuring 8-piston calipers with 14.96 inch brake discs in the front and 6-piston calipers with 14.17 inch discs in the rear.
The exterior package includes a set of 3-piece forged lightweight wheels in their customized "6Sporz" model. These wheels are wrapped around Dunlop Sport Maxx tires, 235/30/20 in the front and 305/25/20 in the rear. The exterior is also decked out in carbon fiber with the frontflap, mirrors, rear diffuser, and some interior elements receiving the treatment.
Back in June a mystery Gallardo Spyder prototype was caught testing at Nurburgring. Now the car is testing again, only this time we know what it is. Check out the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera Spyder.
The prototype caught testing features the same wheels, diffuser, and rear bumper as the Superleggera model, but has a smaller rear wing. Its coupe brother is powered by a 5.2 liter V10 engine that delivers an incredible 570 hp. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and from 0 to 124 mph in about 10.2 seconds later. Top speed goes up to 202 mph. Expect the roadster version to deliver the same performance, with most likely a lower top speed due to the aerodynamics of the fabric top.
The Superleggera is all about losing weight, so expect the roadster version to also focus on that same idea, but with a little extra for the addition of the top’s weight. However, total weight will be kept in the 3000 lbs area.
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Spy photographers caught a new mysterious Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder testing at Nurburgring. And since we do not know exactly what it is, then we can only make assumptions. So, lets see. Lamborghini has aLP 570-4 Superleggera and a LP550-2 Valentino Balboni Edition, both provided in a coupe version. So, which one is about to get a spyder version?
The prototype caught testing features the same wheels, diffuser, and rear bumper as the Superleggera model, but has a smaller rear wing. There is also a front bumper similar to the one from the Valentino Balboni Edition. So, which one do you guys think it is?
The Gallardo LP 550-2 is powered by a 5.2 liter V10 engine that delivers 550 hp. With a weight of only 3042 lbs, the car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and can hit a top speed of 199 mph. The LP570-4 Superleggera gets a 5.2 liter V10 engine with 570 hp. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, from 0 to 124 mph in only 10.2 seconds later, while top speed goes up to 202 mph.
Lamborghini announces recall for 2007-2008 Murcielago Coupe and Roadster models over fuel leak problems
If there’s one word that pretty much sums up what 2010 has become for the auto industry, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more appropriate one than ’recall’. Now, it looks like the recall bug has bitten the exotic car world after Lamborghini announced that it was recalling 428 models of the 2007-2008 Lamborghini Murcielago Coupes and Roadsters.
According to Lamborghini, a fuel leak could occur on both the Murcielago Coupe and Roadster if the welds that hold the fuel pump support inside the fuel tank detach, which could then lead to a fuel leak and worse, start a fire. Maybe this explains why we’ve seen so many Murcielagos burning down...
Lamborghini has officially informed the NHTSA that US Lamborghini dealerships will begin working on replacing the fuel tank and those who own models that fall under this line can have theirs replaced at no cost. So, if you have one of these 2007-2008 models, you can put a call to Lamborghini at 1-912-409-5634 or 1-508-808-9562.