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Lamborghini Murcielago With A Six-Speed Is A Rare Beast Of A Dying Breed 23
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Murcielago, used cars on 11 23rd, 2017


There’s little question that supercars are progressing at a suitably rapid pace. But sometimes, somewhere along the way, something falls by the wayside that we wish hadn’t.

Take Lamborghini, for example, and its twelve-cylinder model line. The Aventador is, by all accounts, a vastly superior car to the Murcielago it replaced – switching from steel construction to carbon fiber and upping the performance factor considerably.

The transmission, on the other hand, is another matter. The Aventador’s semi-automatic Independent Shift Rod gearbox may, for all its faults, be better than the Murcielago’s e-Gear transmission. (Or maybe it isn’t. We’re not here to make that call right now.) But the Murcielago was the last of its breed to offer an old-school manual.

That’s what we have here, enduring as something of a rarity. It’s a 2008 Murcielago LP640-4 Roadster, in Grigio Avlon Metallic with a black and grey interior – and a six-speed stick-shift. According to Cats Exotics (the Seattle-area dealer that’s selling it on JamesEdition), it’s one of only four so equipped and delivered to the United States, and the only one in this color combination.

It’s also equipped with all manner of optional extras, from the $9,100 carbon-fiber engine brace and $8,450 carbon interior trim package to the $3,250 navigation system. It ships with a brand new set of Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, and is listed with 13,631 miles on the odometer for $375,000.

For that kind of money, you could almost get into a new Aventador – and certainly find a used one in solid condition. But then you wouldn’t have the pleasure of rowing your own gears, and it isn’t likely to hold up its value as well either as manual-shifted supercars like this become a rare commodity on the collector’s market.

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Lamborghini Murcielago With A Six-Speed Is A Rare Beast Of A Dying Breed 23
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Murcielago, used cars on 11 23rd, 2017


There’s little question that supercars are progressing at a suitably rapid pace. But sometimes, somewhere along the way, something falls by the wayside that we wish hadn’t.

Take Lamborghini, for example, and its twelve-cylinder model line. The Aventador is, by all accounts, a vastly superior car to the Murcielago it replaced – switching from steel construction to carbon fiber and upping the performance factor considerably.

The transmission, on the other hand, is another matter. The Aventador’s semi-automatic Independent Shift Rod gearbox may, for all its faults, be better than the Murcielago’s e-Gear transmission. (Or maybe it isn’t. We’re not here to make that call right now.) But the Murcielago was the last of its breed to offer an old-school manual.

That’s what we have here, enduring as something of a rarity. It’s a 2008 Murcielago LP640-4 Roadster, in Grigio Avlon Metallic with a black and grey interior – and a six-speed stick-shift. According to Cats Exotics (the Seattle-area dealer that’s selling it on JamesEdition), it’s one of only four so equipped and delivered to the United States, and the only one in this color combination.

It’s also equipped with all manner of optional extras, from the $9,100 carbon-fiber engine brace and $8,450 carbon interior trim package to the $3,250 navigation system. It ships with a brand new set of Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, and is listed with 13,631 miles on the odometer for $375,000.

For that kind of money, you could almost get into a new Aventador – and certainly find a used one in solid condition. But then you wouldn’t have the pleasure of rowing your own gears, and it isn’t likely to hold up its value as well either as manual-shifted supercars like this become a rare commodity on the collector’s market.

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Lamborghini Urus Reportedly Does 0-62 MPH In 3.3 Sec And 188+ MPH 22
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Reports on 11 22nd, 2017


The Lamborghini Urus will be unveiled on December 4th but we’re starting to learn more about the crossover as Automobile Magazine has published an early review of a pre-production prototype.

According to the publication, the crossover will be powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces approximately 650 hp (484 kW) and 627 lb-ft (849 Nm) of torque. The engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to an all-wheel drive system with a Torsen center differential and a locking rear differential.

While the Urus reportedly weighs more than 4,400 pounds (1,995 kg), the model is ridiculously quick as magazine says the crossover accelerates from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in less than 3.7 seconds and that figure got as low as 3.35 seconds during testing. The top speed is reportedly higher than 188 mph (302 km/h) and the Urus can lap the Nardo test track as quick as the Huracán.

You can read the full review at Automobile Magazine but the publication reports Lamborghini is also working a plug-in hybrid variant that will feature a V6 engine. There could also be lighter and more powerful Urus Performante on the horizon with more than 700 hp (522 kW).

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Did Lamborghini Just Reveal The Urus By Accident? 22
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Lamborghini Videos, new cars, video on 11 22nd, 2017


Lamborghini’s latest Urus teaser gives us a first proper look on the new “super SUV”‘s exterior design.

As expected, the Italian super SUV stays true to the show car that debuted more than 5 years ago, albeit with what appears to be an even more dramatic front end, different headlights, and even larger wheels.

Someone at Lamborghini eventually spotted the mistake, so they took the video down, but not before other channels managed to save it and reupload online, but our guess is that they will be eventually forced to delete it as well, so enjoy it before it’s too late.

The 33-second long clip focuses on the Corsa driving mode, which is the most extreme of the six, alongside the Strada and Sport, shared with the Huracan and Aventador, and Urus-only Sabbia (Sand), Terra (Land), and Neve (Snow).

The latest video comes a few days after we managed to catch a glimpse of the Urus’ cabin, with its two digital displays, air vents inspired by the ones used in the Huracan, some flashy knobs flanking the ignition button, and a touchpad controller.

Lamborghini will drop the veil off the Urus on December 4, before opening the order books shortly after. The first units should be shipped to customers worldwide next summer.

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Lamborghini Huracan Performante Assumes A Meaner Stance With PUR Wheels 22
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Wheels on 11 22nd, 2017


In all likelihood, the majority of the Huracan Performante owners will be just fine with the stock 8.5×20 front and 11×20-inch rear forged rims.

However, just in case anyone wants something different, PUR Wheels have the solution: 22-inch RS22 alloys with a “directional design” finished in gloss black diamond and wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

These wheels are also available in various other finishes and sizes, from 19- to 24-inch, and have been engineered from aerospace-grade 6061-T6 forged aluminum. The company claims that they’re OEM compatible. Moreover, the Huracan Performante is not the first vehicle to sit on them, as they have been fitted to other supercars in the past, including the Lexus LFA.

The company says that its latest wheels won’t affect the performance of the Huracan Performante, which needs only 2.9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), before topping out at more than 325 km/h (201 mph).

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New Lamborghini Urus Goes Exploring In Terra Mode 21
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Lamborghini Videos, new cars, video on 11 21st, 2017


Lamborghini continues to provide insights into the Urus, ahead of its December 4 presentation, with the latest teaser video showing the SUV on a light off-road course with the ‘Terra’ mode engaged.

Developed specifically to aid the brand’s third product, after the Aventador and Huracan, on “challenging off-road tracks”, the Terra, which is Italian for ‘Land’, joins the already detailed Sabbia (Sand) and Neve (Snow) modes.

In addition to the three new driving modes found in the Lamborghini Urus, the SUV will also get the usual Strada, Sport and Corsa, which are shared with its supercar siblings, for every day driving, sportier ride, and improved traction on tracks, respectively.

On the outside, the spiritual successor of the LM002 will be instantly recognizable as a Lamborghini, but beneath the new sheet metal, it uses the same MLB Evo platform that’s currently found on the Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne, and Audi Q7.

The Urus will also stay away from the naturally aspirated V10 and V12 engines that power the Huracan and Aventador, as it’s expected to use a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 unit, rated at some 650hp, which should help it become the fastest ever SUV on the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

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Pink Lamborghini Aventador Turns Heads In Tokyo 21
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Forgiato, japan, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador on 11 21st, 2017


We’re not quite sure what to make of it, but there seems to be a proliferation of pink Aventadors lately, as we’ve seen quite a few of them in the past few months alone.

Now, here’s another example painted in the same color: an LP720-4 50th Anniversary model, its output bridging the gap between the base LP700-4 and the LP750-4 SuperVeloce (or the revised LP740-4 S). It’s also riding on a set of Forgiato‘s S202 wheels, with black rims and pink spokes and hubs to match the lipstick paintjob.

This example was spotted in Tokyo. Japan is one of the largest markets for high-end automobiles in the world, and Lamborghini even made a special version for it.

That limited edition Raging Bull didn’t come in pink, though – which we believe is a good thing. But variety, they say, is the spice of life. And while it may not be to everyone’s taste, a pink Lambo is certainly spicy.

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Facelifted Lamborghini Huracan May Get Four-Wheel Steering 17
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Reports on 11 17th, 2017


A facelifted Lamborghini Huracan is said to be just around the corner and beyond receiving a refreshed design, it could launch with a host of new technologies.

Car and Driver reports that the updated Huracan may adopt the same rear-wheel steering system as the Aventador S to improve the vehicle’s low-speed ability and high-speed stability. However, sources within Lamborghini assert that there is still debate among executives whether or not implementing such a system in the entry-level Huracan is financially viable.

Beyond a potential four-wheel steering system, the Italian marque may also implement a 48-volt electrical subsystem, just like the Audi SQ7 and Bentley Bentayga. This system could see the Huracan using adaptive anti-roll bars with small electric motors or Audi’s electric rotary dampers.

Inevitably, Lamborghini engineers will also get hard to work at extracting even more power out of the 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine. A figure around the 650 hp mark doesn’t seem out of the question.

Just like the Gallardo, the facelifted Huracan will spawn a multitude of different variations, including a droptop and a rear-wheel drive Superleggera.

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First Look Inside The 2019 Lamborghini Urus Reveals High-Tech Cockpit 17
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in featured, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Scoops, Lamborghini Urus, Scoops on 11 17th, 2017


We’re about three weeks away from the official debut of the new Lamborghini Urus but images of its interior have already surfaced online.

Courtesy of Instagram user altdynamic, the images reveal the dashboard of the new Lambo SUV which features the latest display technologies of the VW Group mixed with the Italian company’s familiar hexagone-based theme.

Just like the latest generation of the Audi A8 and A7, the new Lamborghini Urus makes use of two digital displays, one for infotainment purposes and one for the HVAC controls while the driver’s gauges are digital as expected.

The air-vents follow a similar design with the Huracan while the center console appears to have the same flip-switch red cover for the engine start/stop button. A pair of dramatically styled knobs is positioned on both sides of the engine start button, controlling the different driving modes of the car as shown in the recently released teaser videos. A new touchpad controller is also present.

A twin-turbo V8 with around 650hp will enable the new Lamborghini Urus to make some bold claims in terms of on-road performance but the Italian company also promises to offer true off-road capabilities as a nod to the classic LM002.

Lamborghini will reveal the new Urus on December 4 at its HQ in Sant’Agata, with the first deliveries expected to start in mid-2018. Stay tuned for more in the next days.

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Pope Gets A Custom Lamborghini Huracan For A Good Cause 15
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in auction, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Reports on 11 15th, 2017


Lamborghini created a special one-off Huracan RWD specifically for Pope Francis but don’t expect to see the leader of the Catholic Church rolling around in a Lambo just yet.

Created by Lamborghini’s customization department Ad Personam, the one-off Huracan RWD will be auctioned for charity.

All proceeds will be donated to the Pope who then will allocate them in three causes: aiding the return of the Christian community to the Nineveh Plain in Iraq, the Pope John XXIII Community which is dedicated to helping women who are victims of trafficking and other abuses and two Italian associations that carry out activities in Africa.

Presented in a ceremony in the Vatican by Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali, the custom Huracan pays tribute to the colors of the flag of Vatican City, finished in Bianco Monocerus with Giallo Tiberino decoration.

The Pope blessed and signed the special Huracan which will be auctioned from RM Sotheby’s on May 12, 2018.

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Flagship Huracan Not Performante Enough For The McLaren 720S 15
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 15th, 2017


The Lamborghini Huracan is without a doubt one of the most exciting supercars of 2017, and while it doesn’t produce as much power as the McLaren 720S, seeing it trying to keep up with its rival in a series of standing and rolling start drag races is quite enlightening.

Sure, on the track, the Performante is formidable, having set a Nurburgring lap time of 6 minutes and 52 seconds. It also has 640 PS and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque, going to all four wheels.

In other words, it’s not exactly helpless against the 720S, especially if the latter doesn’t use launch control and the two cars accelerate from a standing start.

Of course, once the McLaren gets some traction, it catches up and blows past just about anything you can think of, so longer distances definitely favor the 720S.

As for the rolling starts, it wasn’t even close, and it’s not like the Performante didn’t have enough opportunities against the 720S. We’re talking four races in total, all of them pointing us towards an easy, straightforward conclusion.

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Flagship Huracan Not Performante Enough For The McLaren 720S 15
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 15th, 2017


The Lamborghini Huracan is without a doubt one of the most exciting supercars of 2017, and while it doesn’t produce as much power as the McLaren 720S, seeing it trying to keep up with its rival in a series of standing and rolling start drag races is quite enlightening.

Sure, on the track, the Performante is formidable, having set a Nurburgring lap time of 6 minutes and 52 seconds. It also has 640 PS and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque, going to all four wheels.

In other words, it’s not exactly helpless against the 720S, especially if the latter doesn’t use launch control and the two cars accelerate from a standing start.

Of course, once the McLaren gets some traction, it catches up and blows past just about anything you can think of, so longer distances definitely favor the 720S.

As for the rolling starts, it wasn’t even close, and it’s not like the Performante didn’t have enough opportunities against the 720S. We’re talking four races in total, all of them pointing us towards an easy, straightforward conclusion.

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Lamborghini Showcases The Urus’ Snow Mode 14
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Lamborghini Video, video on 11 14th, 2017


Lamborghini recently showcased the new Sabbia (sand) driving mode on the 2019 Urus and now the company is going in a different direction by highlighting the crossover’s Neve (snow) mode.

Designed to deliver “outstanding control at high speed,” the Neve mode has been extensively tested in cold climates to ensure the Urus stays planted in inclement conditions. The Neve driving mode will work in conjunction with the crossover’s all-wheel drive system and Lamborghini says the model will have the “best driving experience on snow.”

While Lamborghini has been slowing teasing the model to build up hype for its official unveiling on December 4th, the automaker has already confirmed the Urus will offer four other driving models including a unique Terra (land) setting that is likely designed for light off-road adventures. That mode will be joined by the familiar Cosra, Sport, and Strada settings that are found on the Aventador and Huracan.

The Urus will ride on the MLB Evo platform that underpins the Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga, and Porsche Cayenne. Despite sharing the same underpinnings, the Urus will feature unique styling and a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that is expected to produce around 650 hp (484 kW).

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Lamborghini Urus Partially Reveals Its V8 Engine In New Teaser 14
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Lamborghini Video, PHEV, video on 11 14th, 2017


Lamborghini is calling the Urus a “game changer”, and “an excellent base for the future” in yet another teaser video.

Nevertheless, the words of the brand’s Chief Project Management Officer, Matteo Ortenzi, who briefly talks about their upcoming product, are eclipsed by the SUV’s V8 engine, which is partially visible for a few good seconds.

The Italian automaker hasn’t released any details about the Urus’ powertrain yet, but it is thought to use a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 unit with roughly 650hp, allowing for a top speed in excess of 300km/h (186mph).

Later on, the Lamborghini Urus will reportedly welcome a second powertrain, which will also be friendlier to the environment, as it’s expected to benefit from plug-in hybrid technology.

This latest teaser follows yet another one, released last week, which shows the SUV having some fun on the sand, using a new driving mode called Sabbia, which is Italian for ‘sand’.

Lamborghini will pull the cover off the spiritual successor of the LM002 in just a few weeks, on December 4.

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Lamborghini Urus Partially Reveals Its V8 Engine In New Teaser 14
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Lamborghini Video, PHEV, video on 11 14th, 2017


Lamborghini is calling the Urus a “game changer”, and “an excellent base for the future” in yet another teaser video.

Nevertheless, the words of the brand’s Chief Project Management Officer, Matteo Ortenzi, who briefly talks about their upcoming product, are eclipsed by the SUV’s V8 engine, which is partially visible for a few good seconds.

The Italian automaker hasn’t released any details about the Urus’ powertrain yet, but it is thought to use a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 unit with roughly 650hp, allowing for a top speed in excess of 300km/h (186mph).

Later on, the Lamborghini Urus will reportedly welcome a second powertrain, which will also be friendlier to the environment, as it’s expected to benefit from plug-in hybrid technology.

This latest teaser follows yet another one, released last week, which shows the SUV having some fun on the sand, using a new driving mode called Sabbia, which is Italian for ‘sand’.

Lamborghini will pull the cover off the spiritual successor of the LM002 in just a few weeks, on December 4.

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