This One-Off Lamborghini Aventador S Was One Of The Secret Highlights Of Goodwood
The Goodwood Festival of Speed once again lived up to its billing. What’s new, right? Classic cars, modern supercars, race cars from all generations, all of them were in attendance at the annual event. That staggering volume is a big reason why Goodwood has become a must-attend event in the auto calendar. On that note, it’s also a good place to find some noteworthy gems that may have been overshadowed by some of its peers. Take for example this one-off Lamborghini Aventador S. There was little peep about it during the run-up to the event and the whole three days that the Festival of Speed was going on. Well, that ends now because we’re giving you some love, dear Lambo.
To be specific, this one-off Lamborghini Aventador S is the work of Ad Personam, the Italian automaker’s very own personalization division. It didn’t receive any hype presumably because it was designed to stand as nothing more than a showcase of Ad Personam’s abilities, but it’s still designated as a one-off creation, meaning that there’s unlikely to be anything like it in the future. Lamborghini didn’t say if the car is going to end up for sale, but considering the motive behind its development, don’t expect to see it in the hands of a customer anytime soon. Chances are it’s going to stay with Lamborghini for the foreseeable future, possibly to serve its purpose as a showcase model of the Italian automaker’s own personalization division. Still, it looked at home at Goodwood in the company of all those cars it was with. That tells you that this one-off Aventador S should have received more attention than it did.
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Is Lamborghini Secretly Working On A New Supercar?
The fact that we’re living in the digital age makes it increasingly more difficult for automakers to keep their upcoming vehicles a secret. Most next-generation cars are either spotted testing on the street in camo, found hiding on back roads, or simply end up being leaked just a few weeks before their official debut. Some, however, remain a well-kept secret. This may not be case of Lambo’s brand-new supercar though.
According to Jalopnik, a recent Forza Horizon 3 update might have accidentally released an unencrypted version of the game, which included a list of all the cars currently available to players. However, the list also features a Lamborghini that’s not known to exist as of January 2017. Alongside the iconic Countach, Diablo, and Miura, as well as newer models such as the Huracan and Aventator, there’s a Lamborghini Bellissima, nameplate that the Italian brand hasn’t used on any sports car. What’s more, the list also includes the year each model is from, and the Bellissima is listed as a 2017 car.
Is it a new Lambo that will be unveiled sometime this year? It sure seems so, but there’s absolutely no information about it. There’s the possibility that it’s also a Lambo we already know but listed under a different name in the game, but this doesn’t explain the 2017 model year at the end of the file name. The name, which is Italian for "gorgeous," doesn’t provide too many hints either, but it could also be a special-edition or maybe a unique car based on an existing Lambo rather than a brand-new supercar.
I guess all we can do at this point is wait for more information to surface...
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1995 Lamborghini Diablo SV by Super Veloce Racing
It’s been a while since we last saw a Lamborghini Diablo in the headlines, but we think this cool-as-hell one-off presented by Super Veloce Racing is worthy of the spotlight. That’s because it’s one of the last all-original examples of the diabolic bull on the planet, offered in concours-ready condition with several factory-fitted upgrades, including a unique “Ice Blue” paint job straight from the auto show circuit. Any collector would be highly fortunate to get this gorgeous Lambo into their garage, and now that it’s going up for sale, its exclusivity could be all yours – if you have the means, that is.
The Diablo is one of Lamborghini’s most iconic models, with a production run that spanned over a decade. Originally launched in 1990, the Diablo was the first Lambo road car to tip the 200-mph mark, boasting a rear/mid-mounted 5.7-liter V-12 producing nearly 500 horsepower at the rear wheels by way of a five-speed manual gearbox.
Over the years, the Diablo received numerous revisions and special editions, including the SV model in 1995. The “super veloce” designation is a nod to theMiura SV, and as such, the Diablo SV came equipped with more horsepower, adjustable aerodynamics, tweaked styling, and larger brakes.
As you might expect, this particular example gets all that and more, but when it comes to what makes it special, the devil is in the details.
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2016 Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage
Launched at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, five months after its initial unveiling at the company’s headquarters, the Aventador replaced the then-decade-old Murcielago as Lamborghini’s flagship supercar. Also named after a fighting bull, a Lamborghini tradition since the 1960s, the Aventador features a more angular design than its predecessor, borrowing heavily from the limited edition Reventon and the Estoque concept car. While the Murcielago used a V-12 engine based on a unit that debuted in 1963, the Aventador received a brand-new engine. The 690-horsepower, 6.5-liter V-12 is Lambo’s fourth in-house powerplant and the first all-new V-12 in nearly five decades.
Speaking of five decades, Lamborghini celebrates 50 years since the introduction of of its first supercar, the Miura, in 1966. And, since the Aventador is a direct descendant of the car that started the whole mid-engined supercar trend, Lamborghini designed a limited-edition model that pays homage to the Miura. It goes by the name Miura Homage and features an exterior paint scheme that matches that of its iconic predecessor. It will be built in limited numbers and, as it is the case with such Lamborghinis, it will cost a fortune.
The bespoke supercar made its debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. and will be showcased at various events as part of Lamborghini’s celebrations for the Miura’s 50th anniversary by the end of the year.
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2016 Lamborghini Centenario
Sometime in the 1960s, a successful tractor builder in northern Italy bought a Ferrari 250 GT. Unfortunately, he didn’t think much of it. So, he brought his complaints directly to Enzo Ferrari, who responded by telling him he should stick to building tractors. After the rude dismissal, Ferruccio Lamborghini decided he could do better and started his own car company.
2016 is the year of Ferruccio’s 100th birthday, so to mark the milestone, Lamborghini built a limited-production supercar as a tribute to the company’s founder. The Centenario, was reportedly shown to prospective buyers as a 3D hologram model during the 2015 Monterey Car Week and has now officially made its debut at the Geneva Auto Show. Only 20 units in coupe form and 20 units in roadster form will be built, with all 40 units already spoken for prior to its debut.
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Lamborghini, said, “The Centenario is a car that perfectly combines tradition and innovation. It looks to the future while honoring the legend that is Ferruccio Lamborghini. The Centenario is an opportunity for our designers and engineers to transcend some of the constraints of series car production to achieve an incomparable result: the Centenario has immediately proved itself as a desirable collectors’ car, while demonstrating new Lamborghini technologies and outstanding performance. It is the most fitting tribute to Ferruccio Lamborghini in his centenary year: a man who created an exceptional brand, believed that anything was possible, and produced extraordinary, iconic cars. The Centenario is a super sports car for Ferruccio Lamborghini and the future he and we believe in today.”
So, with that said, let’s dive on in a take a look at Lamborghini’s new Centenario and see if we can discover why, outside of its limited production run, it was able to sell out so quickly.
Updated 05/16/2016: Lamborghini dropped a new video with behind the scenes footage of the official "Perfection Forged" promo. Hit "play" to watch it!
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2017 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Avio
Lamborghini rocked the 2016 Geneva Motor Show with the Centenario, a sleek and aggressive, limited-edition supercar built to celebrate Ferruccio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday. Limited to 40 units that were sold for at least $1.9 million long before the actual car was unveiled, the Centenario was definitely among the hottest vehicles showcased in Switzerland this year. However, it wasn’t the only new Lambo parked in the company’s booth. The extreme Centenario was joined by a milder supercar based on the entry-level Huracan. It goes by the name LP 610-4 Avio and pays tribute to the world of aviation and aeronautics.
Limited to 250 examples, the Avio is actually the first special-edition Huracan and joins a lineup that includes significantly modified versions such as the LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, LP 610-4 Spyder, and LP 580-2. Judging by the fact that its predecessor spawned more than 20 versions and limited-edition models, it’s safe to assume that the Avio is the first in a very long line of special Huracan-based supercars.
The LP 610-4 Avio arrives in dealerships this summer, with North America likely to receive a significant allocation of the 250 units. Find out more about it below.
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Introduced in 2011, the Aventador became Lamborghini’s latest in a line of range-topping supercars that includes iconic names such as Miura, Countach, Diablo and Murcielago. The Aventador represented a major departure from its predecessor, with its design making heavy use of the sharp creases and angular lines previously seen on the limited-edition Reventon and Estoque concept car. While radical by styling, the Aventador inherited the Murcielago’s 6.5-liter, V-12 engine. The mill received a brand-new semi-automatic transmission and had its output increased from 670 to 690 horsepower. It’s been nearly four years since the Aventador made its highly anticipated debut, and Lambo’s most powerful production car continues to impress. As we prepare to enter a new calendar year, the Italian automaker is rolling out yet another special-edition Aventador, one that celebrates one of the greatest collaborations in automotive history.
Dubbed Pirelli Edition, this latest Aventador comes to remind us that all Lamborghinis are equipped with Pirelli tires. The two brands have been at it since 1963, the year Ferruccio established Lamborghini and presented the 350 GTV prototype at the Turin Motor Show. From then on, each and every Lamborghini had its wheels shod in Pirelli tires, the latest of which is the spectacular Huracan. Today, a new vehicle was added to that list, and it comes with a host of unique features inside and out. Check them all out below.
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Buying a Lamborghini puts you in fairly exclusive club of ownership, but if even that small group seems a little big, the Italian automaker makes it possible to customize a vehicle just the way you want it. Case in point: this Aventador decked out from Lambo’s Ad Personam personalization program dubbed the Nazionale edition.
Making its debut at the Beijing Auto Show, this car represents what customers can do with the Ad Personam program. This particular customer decided on an Italian theme, obviously paying homage to Lamborghini’s roots.
Proudly displaying an Italian flag strip down the center of the car, the Nazionale edition also features some pretty unique tailoring on almost every surface. The Bianco Opalis exterior paint color is completely unique, nicely offset by the blacked out 20- and 21-inch matt Titanium wheels on the car’s front and rear. Behind them are massive red brake calipers, reminding onlookers of the Aventador’s performance-minded function.
The Italian theme continues inside with the flags adorning the headrests and the tri-color stripe running along the center of the headliner. The leather seats, carpet, and much of the dashboard are covered in two contrasting colors called Nero Ade and Blu Cepheus. The seats also get unique Q-citura stitching. Capping off the bespoke work is an Ad Personam logo on the upper door panel and steering wheel.
The Aventador is powered by a raucous 6.5-liter, naturally-aspirated, V-12 engine making 700 horsepower. Its mid-mounted location allows for crisp handling and nearly perfect weight distribution. Zero to 62 mph times come in at 2.9 seconds on its way to a 217-mph top speed.
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Count your blessings if you’ve been lucky enough to see the Lamborghini Veneno in person. Seeing as there are only three of these babies in existence, it’s a quite a sight to behold.
Better yet, count yourself really lucky if you just happen to have the financial freedom to afford one, kind of like one Kris Singh, who recently took delivery of the second Veneno in his own home on Miami Beach.
It’s become abundantly clear to a lot of people that the Veneno isn’t your ordinary Lamborghini, as if using the word ’ordinary’ to describe Lamborghini is already enough of a stretch as it is. But Singh, who is a manager of a private investment firm, isn’t your ordinary guy, either. The man clearly has the money to pay for a $4.1 million, even if his taste in the Veneno leaves a little to be desired.
Still and all, the mere fact that he had the Veneno delivered personally to his front door is worthy of being documented, which the folks over at duPont Registry were more than happy to do.
And you know what? The video also offers a nice look into the kind of customization — or lack there of — Singh put into his new Veneno before having it delivered to his house.
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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.
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Being a bit of a sneakerhead myself, I can appreciate collaborations between the kicks industry and the auto industry. Remember a few years ago when Nike released a special-edition Kobe Bryant sneaker in collaboration with Aston Martin?
Not to brag, but yes, I have that in my collection.
In any case, the recent LeBron 11/11 Experience held in Miami for LeBron James’ 11th signature sneaker with Nike had a pretty interesting guest during the event: a unique Lamborghini Aventador Roadster that was worked on by auto designer Rich B. Caliente in partnership with Toys for Boys Miami and Lou La Vie.
The special wrap Caliente used on the Aventador was inspired by the first signature release of the LeBron XI, called "King’s Pride." If you know the sneaker game, you might also recognize the South Beach-styled design from the Lebron X Low Championship Pack Edition.
Either way, there aren’t a lot of Lamborghini Aventadors in this world that looks as unique and eye-catching as this one. Kind of makes you wonder why somebody would take off that wrap once the event is offer. It looks awesome on the Aventador and more importantly, fits right into the laid back yet flash lifestyle Miami is known for.
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Back in December of last year, German tuner DMC unveiled one of the nastiest tuning packages made for the Lamborghini Aventador.
It was called the LP900 Spezial Version and in so many words, it was just nuts. Mind-blowing nuts.
At that time, DMC promised to build only 10 kits of the LP900 SV and limited it to clients who already owned a regular Molto Veloce kit for the Aventador. And even then, the owners were still subjected to a thorough screening process from DMC with only 10 getting the opportunity to own the unique "aftermarket of an aftermarket program".
So as you can see, the LP900 SV is about as rare as a pink unicorn with winged hooves. That’s why it’s big news when DMC unveils these models, which they actually did with one of them.
This sparkling piece of aftermarket awesomeness is the third kit of the lot, yet appropriately numbered 2/10 to account for the "0" prototype.
It still carries all of the aftermarket wonders DMC installed to it, highlighted by the massive engine upgrade that saw the output from its 6.5-liter V-12 engine shoot up from 700 horsepower all the way up to 900 horsepower. DMC didn’t reveal the program’s performance numbers, but there’s no reason to believe that this rocket can hit close to 230 when it has its legs all stretched out.
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Let’s face it; there’s absolutely no chance in this world that we can even get a sniff of the Lamborghini Aventador J. Lamborghini only made one model and who knows where it is now.
But even without actually touching or looking at the one-off supercar, that doesn’t mean we can’t own one. The only caveat is if we were to own one, it would be in the size of a 1:18 scale model of the Aventador J.
That’s where AUTOart Models enter the picture.
You might recall that this company was already featured here last December with its own 1:18 scale model of the Aventador. Now, it’s taking things up a notch with a remarkable scale model of the one-off Aventador J.
We say “remarkable” because the actual Aventador J was an Italian engineering marvel complete with significant carbon-fiber elements. Being able to replicate the design in a scale that small is a testament to the skill of AUTOart Models.
Pretty slick work, fellas.
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