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|Lamborghini Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Aventador LP700-4 Roadsters Taking Miami by Storm||
Lamborghini kicked off their 50th Anniversary celebration in Miami yesterday with a 40-car parade down the streets of Miami and Miami Beach then later concluding at the Miami International Airport for an exotic runway drive of about 12 new Aventador LP700-4 Roadsters. President and CEO of Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, along with Miami Beach Commissioner, Jerry Libbin, joined in the festivities. Aventador Roadsters raced down a closed runway at speeds over 180 mph, a record for Miami International Airport during the festivities.
Lamborghini was started in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini who wanted a vehicle that was defined as a “refined grand touring car” to go head-to-head with Ferrari. During the 1970’s oil crises, the brand hit setbacks until Patrick and Jean Claude Mimran purchased the company to bring it back to life before selling to Chrysler in 1987. As you may know Audi AG owns the company and paved a new path for a truly exotic global car brand since 1999.
|Top Gear’s Clarkson, Hammond and May Push Aventador, M600, MP4-12C To Limit at Nardo||
If you read our site often, then we are pretty sure that Top Gear BBC is one of your favorite shows because that’s what automotive enthusiasts like. With that said, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are no strangers to you. We all know they like to push cars to the limit and make preposterous claims that specific vehicles they “like” are the best in the business. All three hoons get strap behind the wheel of a pre-selected 200+ MPH top-speed exotic car and push it around the infamous Nardo Speed Test track. The Nardo Speed Test track is rather challenging with its continuous loop, but the unevenness in the road really puts each Top Gear sap to their wits end to see who can reach the highest speed in this Top Gear challenge.
The vehicles in the challenge are the new Lamborghini Aventador piloted by Clarkson, the Noble M600 driven by Hammond and the McLaren MP4-12C driven by May.
You may have already seen the video, if not, check it out below. Enjoy!
|Lamborghini Celebrates The 1,000th Aventador Built||
Consider this: it took supercar builder Lamborghini 29 months to build 1,000 units of its former flagship, the Murcielago. In just 15 months, Lamborghini has now hit the same production volume of its latest halo car, the carbon fiber and carbon-composite-heavy Aventador LP 700-4.
The 1,000th Aventador rolled off of Lamborghini’s assembly line on Thursday, July 9th, and the automaker’s CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, was on hand to personally deliver the car to its new owner. The Argos Orange Aventador was purchased by Hans Scheidecker, a German architect who already has a Lamborghini Diablo parked in his garage.
Strong demand for the Aventador helped Lamborghini quickly achieve this milestone, and the automaker still has an 18-month-long order list for the car. Production capacity of the Sant’ Agata Bolognese factory was increased late last year, allowing the automaker to build 4.5 cars per day, compared to 3 cars in early 2011.
Some prospective Aventador buyers lack the patience to wait a year and a half for delivery. Last year, a Saudi man reportedly spent $71,000 on top of the Aventador’s list price to take delivery of the first Aventador in Saudi Arabia.
|Top Gear-Style Race Pitts Lamborghini Avenador up against F-16 Fighting Falcon Jet: Video||
Imitation is sometimes the best form of flattery and Tog Gear knows this well as other automotive aficionados attempt to mimic the odd races put on by Jeremy Clarkson and his cronies. One particular Top Gear race, between a Veyron and Euro Fighter, gets replicated by Denmark’s Bil Magasinet involving a Lamborghini Aventador pitted against an F-16 Fighting Falcon.
The new Aventador has been the brunt of the latest news considering how Kim Kardashian supposedly purchased boyfriend Kanye West a new Aventador for his birthday costing upwards of $750K (MSRP is actually $376K). Of course a new F-16 Fighting Falcon would set you back about $3 million but produces over 27,000 pounds of thrust. With that much power, is the Aventador even a match for the F-16? Check out the video below to find out.
|Video: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Nails A 230 MPH Run||
I am sure everyone reading this would agree with me in saying that the new Lamborghini Aventador is an astonishing sports car even if you are not a fan of raging bulls. Despite the Aventador not being the fastest exotic car around, it still deserves some type of exclusive recognition for being one of the most talked-about exotic cars of this decade thus far.
When the official announcements of the new Aventador made its way onto automotive enthusiast sites such as AutomotiveAddicts.com, we all reiterated Lamborghini’s claimed top speed of 217mph for Lamborghini’s newest creation. Well that top speed may be true to many owners of the new Aventador but now the guys at Sport Auto pegged the Aventador at 230mph (370 km/h).
For proof of the 230 mph run, here is the exclusive Sport Auto Aventador making rounds at Hockenheim followed by a top speed run below. Enjoy!
|Video: Top Gear Tests New Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4||
I don’t think we need to say much about the endless amounts of WIN you get by putting the latest raging Bull, the Lamborghini Aventador LP700, in the hands of Top Gear. Richard Hammond attempts to give us a “demonstration” of Lamborghini’s latest supercar. Check out the video below and enjoy!
|Video: Assembling a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 for Museum||
The Lamborghini Museum exhibit at Chiostro del Bramante in Italy had the intricate task of assembling a new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.
Because the Museum’s room where the Aventador will be on display does not have doors big enough to just drive the Aventador into, an exclusive team had to be summoned to reassemble the vehicle on the floor. They even had to flip the Aventador’s body frame onto its side to squeeze it through the door. The video below, with the Mission Impossible-like theme song, shows a brief synopsis of what took place. Enjoy!
|Absolutely Winning Videos: Lamborghini Aventador on the streets of Rome||
I think Charlie Sheen should be the official spokes person for the new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 especially after seeing some of the new promotional videos because they are absolutely Winning!
One of the latest promotional videos features a stroll through the streets of Rome. What better setting to film the newest Italian bred bull? Frankly, we have to agree with AutoGuide, who posted this video earlier today, it is truly Epic!
UPDATE: New Video added!
|Video: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Official Commercial||
Lamborghini has released an official commercial for the new Aventador LP700-4. The commercial looks like it is straight out of a Jerry Bruckheimer film, which is always a winner in my book.
The new 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is the latest iteration in the Italian Bull car lineup. The 690 horsepower V12 engine is able to propel a carbon fiber composite monocoque shell to speeds of up to 217mph. Power is directed through a 7-speed 50-millisecond shifting transmission. I was totally sold on just some of the specs alone, and now comes a new commercial featuring this new raging bull in action. Now I am even more convinced that this is probably the baddest Lambo ever. Enjoy!
|Inside Line Goes Behind The Scenes With 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4||
Ever since the conception of the newest Raging Bull from Lamborghini, everyone has been itching to see it in full-throttle action. Well, here is a glimpse of the new Aventador put to the test by Inside Line in the exclusive Behind the Scenes with the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 video below. Also, check out the chase vehicle… Porsche Cayenne! Enjoy!
[source: Inside Line]
|Video: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 On Public Street||
Automotive enthusiasts are so intrigued by the newest creation to come out of the Lamborghini factory, the all new Aventador. One of the latest video clips of the Aventador has hit YouTube from Berlin giving us a short preview of the wonderful music that comes from this Raging Bull. Enjoy!
|Video: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Caught On Video – Startup, Running Sound and Dash||
One of our avid readers tipped us off on an exclusive video of the new Lamborghini Aventador during startup and revving in addition to capturing footage of the dashboard. Thanks for the tip Avid automotive spotter!
|Inside and Out of the new Raging Bull: 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 First Glimpse||
The newest raging Bull is currently on display at the Geneva Motor Show. The new Aventador touts more power and less emissions from its all new 6.5-liter 690 horsepower 509 foot-pounds of torque naturally aspirated V12 engine.
The new Aventador also features a carbon fiber composite monocoque shell design providing extremely high structural rigidity while remaining light weight. Power from the V12 is directed through a 7-speed ISR (Independent Shifting Rods) Graziano single-clutch transmission. Shifts should come in at 50 milliseconds in its most aggressive ‘Corsa’ mode setting. Top speed is said to be above a previous stated 217mph. To slow things down, the new Aventador will feature massive 15.74-inch front ceramic rotors. To keep things in line, the staggered sized wheels are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero 255/55/19-inch front and 335/30/20-inch rear tires.
Price estimates for the new 2012 Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador come in at $370,000. U.S. deliveries should start at the end of October 2011.
The guys at MotorTrend have brought one of the first videos taking a close glimpse at the new LP700-4 Aventador. We get to hear the heart of the Aventador, the monstrous direct-injection V12. Enjoy!
|Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Image Leaked From Magazine||
One of the most anticipated exotics to wear a raging bull on its hood found its way into Evo Magazine Croatia. Images of a rolling-naked chassis of the upcoming Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 were already revealed today but I think we would all rather see the new Lambo dressed all up in its natural sheet metal.
The new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is essentially the replacement for the outgoing Murcielago. The Aventador LP700-4 will be powered by a 6.5-liter V12 producing 690 horsepower and 509 foot-pounds of torque. The new Aventador should reach the 60mph mark in 2.9 seconds and top out at a speed of 217mph.
For those of you who thought the internet was the master of all image leaks… print media still has some life left in it. How else would we have seen the first images of the Lamborghini Aventador before the Geneva Motor Show?