They say that you only celebrate a 50th birthday once, so when it happens, you might as well make it as memorable as possible.
Italian automaker Lamborghini is in the middle of its 50th anniversary celebrations and since the start of the year, it’s celebrated it with the kind of extravagance befitting of its stature in the industry.
Recently, things took an interesting turn in the United Kingdom when the UK Lamborghini 50th Anniversary 50th Anniversary Tour officially opening its doors to the public.
Held at the Danesfield House in Buckinghamshire, over 50 Lamborghinis participated in the event with models ranging from the classic Countachs all the way to the current Aventador Roadsters. In between, there were Murcielagos, Diablos, Gallardos, and even the one-off Oakley Design Aventador LP760 Nasser Edition.
Needless to say, it was as close to a Lamborghini overdose as you could possibly get, and not surprisingly, Shmee150 was right in the middle of all the festivities with cameras in tow.
(Click past the jump to read about one of Lamborghini’s anniversary edition models, the Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario pride and joy}
It’s very rare that you see The Stig lose control of a car, let alone one with the sheer power of a Lamborghini. If we’ve come to know anything about Top Gear’s tame racing driver, it’s that he rarely makes any mistakes when it he sits behind the wheel of any car.
But the improbable happened in a recent episode of Top Gear. Not only did he spin out on a car, he did it on one of the rarest exotics in the world, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento.
People eventually found out that the world was round and now, we also found out that The Stig is human after all.
The Stig spinning out rarely happens. In fact, before doing it on the Sesto Elemento, the only time the masked driver did it was with a Koenigsegg CCX some years back, an episode that infamously led to the Swedish automaker installing a rear wing to add downforce to the CCX.
In this case, downforce wasn’t the issue that resulted in the Sesto Elemento spinning off the track. A high-speed left turn just caused The Stig to lose control, sending the ultra-limited Lambo into the grass, damaging the underside.
It’s tough seeing The Stig lose control of a car like the Sesto Elemento. It’s like watching Jay-Z mix up his lyrics during a live concert.
But even the best fall down sometimes and we’ve no doubts that The Stig can bounce back from this like nothing ever happened.
Click past the jump to read about the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
On the surface, this is arguably one of the flashiest Lamborghini Aventadors we’ve ever seen. Hardly surprising, though, considering that the man driving this supercar is 24-year-old Naseer Al-Thani.
So while vacationing in London with his trusty exotic, Al-Thani inexplicably forgot his driver’s license and insurance information in Qatar, a bad recipe if you’re planning to show-off your purple-and-orange, glow-in-the-dark Aventador in a foreign country.
Unfortunately for Al-Thani, dressing up the Aventador in that garb wasn’t the only poor decision he’s made recently. After getting pulled over for missing number plates, Al-Thani’s Aventador was seized by British police for being driven without insurance.
And as fate would have it, the Aventador could meet its maker far too soon with the prospect of getting crushed a likely scenario. Remember, mundane vehicles get this kind of treatment when they’re seized in Britain.
Could Al Thani’s Tron-tastic Lamborghini Aventador suffer the same fate?
We certainly hope not, although we’re not too confident of its chances to live past its slapped expiration date.
Click past the jump to read about the Lamborghini Aventador
On August 27, 2012, U.K. banks are closed for a holiday and supercars are set to run wild in celebration of this holiday. At the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, the Supercar Showdown will take place and we will all get a good glimpse and listen to what these cars have to offer.
Some of the cars in this year’s Supercar Showdown include: Jaguar XJ220, Ferrari F40, Ferrari F50, Ferrari 360 Spyder, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes-Benz SLS, Ultima GTR Can-AM, Lightning GT Carbon, Ascari KZ1 GT3 racecar, and Aston Martin GT2. That, of course, is not an exhaustive list of all of this year’s participants, but it gives us a great idea of what to expect.
The guest list also includes a laundry list of car clubs that are sure to bring numerous hot cars to the National Motor Museum. This year, there will be a course set up in the museum’s parking lot, so you can watch these supercars do what they do best, navigate a road course, though we doubt it will be a timed race, but rather a friendly drive.
You also can get involved in the show, as you can vote on the People’s Choice Award for the best supercar at the show. The winner of this award receives a 60th anniversary Beaulieu trophy and tons of bragging rights.
To get into the show, all you need to do is purchase a general Beaulieu attraction admission ticket and you’re good to go. You can get tickets online at the rate of ₤18 for adults, ₤16.65 for those 60 years and older, ₤10.80 for those 13 to 17 years old, and ₤8,95 for those 5 to 12 years old. Alternatively, you can pick up family admission tickets, which are good for two adults and up to three children for just ₤47.25. This ticket also gives you admission to the museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey, and Palace House and Garden.
Top Gear’s 17th season flew by just like that, didn’t it?
The sixth and final episode aired over the weekend, and unlike the past episodes, this one more than lived up to the expectations. Richard Hammond got the show off to a promising start with a great segment about the Lamborghini Aventador. From there, the show picked up some steam with a pretty hilarious segment featuring Jeremy Clarkson and James May as they embarked on an electric-car crusade around town. Some unforeseen circumstances resulted in a few mishaps, but all in all, the duo managed to make the most out of their respective cars - Clarkson had the Nissan Leaf while May had the Peugeot Ion - to finish their adventure in one piece. But even that wasn’t enough to convince the two about the potential of electric cars in the future.
Fittingly, the final segment of season 17 took a more serious turn with an inspiring story about a Cross Country racing team in Wales for disabled British soldiers. It’s a humbling way to end a very interesting season and puts into perspective what the human spirit is capable of accomplishing despite the challenges that seemingly lies in front of it.
Details after the jump.
Who’s to say that a company that’s known for being one of the largest pre-owned supercar dealers in the UK can’t expand their business and dive into the auto-tuning industry? Whoever that is probably shouldn’t say that to Amari Supercars because they’ll just laugh in your face.
Noted for being one of the go-to-dealers when it comes to pre-owned exotics, Amari Supercars is branching out into the tuning industry with Amari Design, the newest arm in their ever-expanding portfolio. To get things started, Amari Design picked a pretty popular car for auto tuners as their first ever project: the Lamborghini Gallardo. Calling it the Gallardo Invidia Edition, Amari Design tuned up the Lamborghini exotic with a slew of aesthetic and performance upgrades that, if you think about it, are all mighty impressive for a tuning neophyte.
The development of the Gallardo Invidia Edition is currently underway with Amari Design shooting for a launch date for the first vehicle sometime around April or May this year.
Details on the Lamborghini Gallardo Invidia Edition after the jump.
Let’s face it; not everybody on this planet is capable of throwing away exorbitant sums of money to buy their choice supercar. It’s unfortunate, yes, but it’s all the sad fact of reality.
The good news is that even if you can’t own a car like a Lamborghini Gallardo, it doesn’t mean that you can’t drive one, even if it means only getting to do it for a few hours.
The Silverstone circuit in the UK is offering this chance to anyone who would want to get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, or Lotus through their Supercar Thrill package. The whole thing only costs £99 - $156 – and if you pay for the privilege, you get to spend a few laps with these supercars. Now if you happen to have a particular bias towards Lamborghini, you can purchase the Lamborghini Thrill package for an even cheaper fee of just £60 - $95 – at least until December 19th, 2010.
In addition to the cursory hot laps onboard the cars, customers who avail of either package will get the chance to pick the brains of Silverstone’s racing experts, have your entire day chronicled by a professional photographer, and even get a certificate that you can proudly show off to your friends as proof that you can hang with the big boys of the racing world.
It’s not as good as having you own supercar to play with, but it’s definitely something that’s worth experiencing. After all, it’s not everyday that you can drive the wheels off of a supercar. But with this package, you’re given free reign to do so.
Check out a few videos of the experience after the jump.
A few months ago, there was a turquoise Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce that was clamped just outside the high-end mall Harrods in London. You might also recall a Koenigsegg CCXR joining the Lambo in getting clamped by local authorities for parking in a no-parking zone.
Well, that special-edition Al-Thani Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is back in the headlines, only this time, it’s in a lot worse condition from the last time we saw it with those bright yellow discs clamped on their wheels.
According to a recent report, the LP670-4 SuperVeloce was involved in a car accident with a BMW E60 M5 at Hyde Park in London. A witness who saw the crash said that the BMW lost control and hit the central reservation before bouncing off and slamming into the unfortunate Murcielago. Fortunately, no one was injured from the high-profile accident, although we’re quite certain that those two cars will merit some serious fixing with the distinct possibility that one or both may be beyond repairs at this point.
Very tough to see those vehicles, especially that special edition Lamborghini, get wasted just like that.
We don’t know if law enforcement officials in London have a certain bias against supercars, but it seems that just about all the recent videos we see of exotics in the streets of London are either getting pulled over, clamped, or impounded.
A few weeks ago, it was the pair of turquoise supercars – one was a Koenigsegg CCXR; the other was a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Super Veloce – getting clamped. Now, we have a pink Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Super Veloce getting pulled over by the London police for revving. Coincidentally enough, the video also shows the two aforementioned turquoise exotics that we’re assuming are the same two cars that were clamped a few weeks ago.
As the turquoise LP670-4 SV was leaving, the driver starts revving his supercar to get some attention to which the pink LP670-4 SV responded with a rev of his own. Unfortunately, the driver failed to notice that a patrol car was lurking just behind him. As a result, the supercar was pulled over and after a few questions and requests for documents – not all of which were produced – the London police decided it would be prudent if they just impounded the pink supercar until all documents were produced.
Check out the two videos to see how the whole thing played out. Video number 2, which shows the police officer’s flustered attempts in driving the supercar, can be seen after the jump.
Less is more. We’ve heard that phrase uttered a lot of times in our lives and to a certain extent, it holds legitimate weight – no pun intended – especially when you’re looking for something that goes along the lines of making something fast go faster.
That, apparently, is what Lamborghini has in mind with its new Gallardo Superleggera LP570-4. Lamborghini was able to shed weight from the car by using carbon fiber on just about every part of it causing it to weigh less than 154 pounds than a standard LP570-4.
Autocar’s Jamie Corstorphine gives us a rundown of the Lamborghini Superleggera LP570-4 and he does it all behind the wheel of one. Lucky bloke. From the pertinent facts about the car to reactions on how the car feels like when it’s pushed full throttle, Corstorphine leaves no stones unturned in his time with the Superleggera.
Check it out.
In terms of rarity, you won’t find another supercar quite as exclusive as the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce. As the latest and most powerful version of the Murcielago to ever be built, you would have figured that someone who owned an LP670-4 SV would take the utmost care of it, right?
So much for that.
This is one of those ultra rare LP670-4 SVs that we’re talking about. Unfortunately, it’s also just been involved in a car crash. According to Pistonheads, the LP670-4 SV was dinged up pretty bad after spinning out of control in wet conditions on the A40 in London. The involuntary spin cycle resulted in the supercar receiving extensive damage to both the front and rear, making the whole ordeal doubly painful for the hard-lucked owner.
This is the second LP670-4 SVs that’s been involved in a car crash so you can probably cross two off of a list that we hope doesn’t get depleted anytime soon. Then again, with history the way it is, don’t be surprised if we hear another one of these rare and exotic beasts making car crash headlines soon.
You’ve always dreamed of owning a Lamborghini but you don’t have the financial resources to make such a purchase. Well, we have something that - while not exactly the beastly supercar you’ve always wanted – can be considered as the next best thing.
For “just” £40,000 - around $65,000 – you can purchase this wireframe Koeni Lamborghini Countach that was created by renowned British artist Benedict Radcliffe. With only steel tubings to work with, Radcliffe used a total of 160 feet of the 10-millimeter material to create an incredible see-through likeness of the Countach.
Now, of course, you’d be crazy to think that this car is going to take you places but it sure will draw a lot of attention, especially when you consider that at 14 feet long and six feet wide, it’s not exactly something that you’d call subtle.
You would think that releasing a calendar wouldn’t become such a high-profile occasion, because really, who really would go out of their way to dress up for a calendar presentation?
Well, if it’s the launch of the world-famous Pirelli Calendar, then the answer is a lot of people.
To celebrate the 37th edition of the famed calendar, a host of celebrities from all walks of life were invited to attend the premier of the calendar at Old Billingsgate, a 19th century building on the banks of the Thames River in London.
To make the occasion all the more extravagant, the organizers of the event used Lamborghinis to chauffer guests to and from the destination. Among the Lambos that were used during the event included a Murcielago LP670-4 SV, a Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder, and the automaker’s newest toy – the Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni.
To pay homage to the 37th edition of the Italian tire maker’s calendar, the Lamborghinis in attendance were outfitted with LED lights under the wheel arches to illuminate the Pirelli insignia stretched across the rubber.
For this year’s Pirelli Calendar, the tire makers chose American photographer Terry Richardson to photograph the models with the theme of ‘Brazil’ and using his uncanny talent and eye for provocative yet classy photos. Among the models that were immortalized on the pages of the 37th edition of the calendar include Australians Catherine McNeil, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Miranda Kerr, Marloes Horst of the Netherlands, the UK’s Lily Cole, Daisy Lowe, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Georgina Stojilijkovic of Serbia, Gracie Carvalho and Ana Beatriz Barros of Brazil and Eniko Mihalik from Hungary.
As if prowling around the streets of London in a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster isn’t stlyin’ and profilin’ enough, this man just had to take it over the top.
In the understatement of the millennium, this chrome-finished Murcielago is indeed eye-catching. We won’t pretend to try to dive into what the owner was thinking when he decided that the Murcielago he owned needed something to spice it up even more.
So instead of fine-tuning his supercar, he decided to go for the long ball and have it chrome-painted.
The result, as you can plainly see, is a car that you wouldn’t want to be staring at in broad daylight – unless, of course, you want to go blind - with the sun at its glorious peak.
The final bull has left the corral. If you were still hopping to buy the million-euro (over $1.25 million) Lamborghini Reventon, it’s time to check the auctions. According to Lamborghini, the final Reventón is now in the hands of its owner.
The U.K.-bound V12 Reventón, number 20 of 20, has a minimum 650 hp and a top speed in excess of 211 mph (no one has had one long enough to get a real test.) This now concludes Lambo’s Reventón project. If you feel like you missed out, remember these car were not exactly sitting on the lots. Each ultr-exclusive supercar was sold prior to its public reveal in September 2007.
The buyer, who wishes to remain nameless, seems like the kind of collector we like. He promises to drive the car instead of letting it collect dust as a trailer queen. He also says that he may let the U.K.’s only Reventón come out and play at motorsport and social events.
Lamborghini announced today the UK pricing for the all-new Gallardo LP560-4. The supercar will go on sale in late June at a price of £147,330.00.
The Gallardo LP560-4 is powered by the new 5.2 litre V10 engine with an output of 560 PS (412 kW) at 8000 rpm. The increase of 40 PS compared with that of the previous Gallardo, and the approximate 20 kilogram reduction in weight, improves the power weight ratio to 2.5 kilograms per PS (hp) and thus enhances performance. The LP560-4 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds, its speed at 11.8 seconds is 124 mph and its top speed lies at 201 mph.
The Gallardo Coupe LP560-4 is a successor of the most successful Lamborghini model of all time. Approximately 7100 Gallardo models have left the Sant’Agata Bolognese production plant since the coupe’s original launch in 2003.
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