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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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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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McLaren 720S Welcomes Challenge From Pair Of 900 HP Huracans 13
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, tuning, video on 11 13th, 2017


The McLaren 720S is slowly working its way up the drag racing food chain, and after dispatching an 805 HP supercharged Huracan last week, a couple of the Lambos Italian cousins sought retribution.

Featured here alongside the McLaren are two Huracans, both producing around 900 HP, but through different mods. For example, the white Huracan is a RWD LP580-2 with a VF Supercharger, sending 790 horses to the wheels – around 900 to the crank.

The green one is a regular LP610-4 with a custom twin turbo kit, putting down the same amount of power as its rear wheel driven sibling.

Of course the McLaren 720S needs very little introduction. Its power output is right there in its name, although we do suspect that the British automaker hasn’t exactly been upfront about the 720S’ performance figures.

So without further ado, we’ll let you find out for yourselves who won these match-ups. Nine hundred horses should definitely have the Lambos covered, right? Right…?

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Lamborghini Huracan Performante Is One Heck Of A Thrill Ride 11
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, video on 11 11th, 2017


The Lamborghini Huracan Performante may have been defeated on the Nurburgring by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, but that doesn’t mean that it’s any less exciting than it was when it broke cover in Geneva.

Building upon the LP610-4, it comes with some weight saving, clever aerodynamics, and extra power, all of which work together to make it the most track-focused, street-legal version of the supercar.

There’s only a minor difference between the two variants of the Huracan, on a straight line at least, as the Performante is 0.1sec faster from 0 to 100km/h (62mph), while top speed remains unchanged, at over 325km/h (202mph).

However, throw them on a winding road, or on a track, and the former ‘Ring King will always come out in front, with the right person behind the wheel, and that alone is enough for the Italian company to ask at least $274,390 for each example, in the USA.

Now, you can imagine sitting in the driver’s seat, and taking it out on a backcountry road, where you won’t be bothered by the annoying traffic, most of the time, so you can focus solely on the driving part. And while you’re at it, you should take a look at the video posted below, because it provides just that.

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Let Lamborghini’s Design Boss Introduce You To The Terzo Millennio Concept 10
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Electric Vehicles, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, Lamborghini Videos, video on 11 10th, 2017


Lamborghini have proved to the world, once again, that they can successfully encapsulate their decades-long history into a futuristic concept, with their latest study called Terzo Millennio.

Developed together with MIT and presented to the world at EmTech 2017 earlier this week, the Italian study is now being slightly detailed on video, although not quite as some of you might expect.

But what does that mean? Well, in short, don’t get your hopes up to see it being put through its paces on a winding road, as the short film shows the brand’s chief of design, Mitja Borkert, talking about it, and introducing it to viewers, while the wraps quietly come off.

‘Quiet’ is a word used best to describe its powertrain too, as it comprises of four electric motors, powered by supercapacitors, with energy storage devices built within its body panels. This setup is said to provide fast charging times, but Lamborghini wasn’t eager to go into specifics just yet.

Besides offering a glimpse into the future of the Italian car marque, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is also providing an insight into the idea of a zero-emission Lamborghini, one that eventually needs to happen to keep the company afloat.

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Let Lamborghini’s Design Boss Introduce You To The Terzo Millennio Concept 10
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Electric Vehicles, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, Lamborghini Videos, video on 11 10th, 2017


Lamborghini have proved to the world, once again, that they can successfully encapsulate their decades-long history into a futuristic concept, with their latest study called Terzo Millennio.

Developed together with MIT and presented to the world at EmTech 2017 earlier this week, the Italian study is now being slightly detailed on video, although not quite as some of you might expect.

But what does that mean? Well, in short, don’t get your hopes up to see it being put through its paces on a winding road, as the short film shows the brand’s chief of design, Mitja Borkert, talking about it, and introducing it to viewers, while the wraps quietly come off.

‘Quiet’ is a word used best to describe its powertrain too, as it comprises of four electric motors, powered by supercapacitors, with energy storage devices built within its body panels. This setup is said to provide fast charging times, but Lamborghini wasn’t eager to go into specifics just yet.

Besides offering a glimpse into the future of the Italian car marque, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is also providing an insight into the idea of a zero-emission Lamborghini, one that eventually needs to happen to keep the company afloat.

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Will The LM002 Still Tempt After Lamborghini Reveals The Urus? 10
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Classics, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus on 11 10th, 2017


Lamborghini is gearing up to finally reveal the Urus on December 4, when it will emerge as the Italian automaker’s first crossover – but not its first SUV.

That honor will forever belong to the LM002. The Raging Bull marque only made 300 or so examples, of which a few dozen were sent to America. And one of them is heading to auction, just two days after the Urus is unveiled.

Italy’s take on the Hummer, the LM002 was as rugged as they came. But instead of a diesel V8, the Rambo Lambo was powered by the V12 out of a Countach. It could hit 60 in 7.7 seconds, climb any mountain, and ford any stream.

This example, captured here by William Walker for RM Sotheby’s, was one of the few LM/American examples built to US standards. It sold new in 1990 for $158,000 – about $300k in today’s money – and recently underwent an exhaustive, five-year, $325,000 restoration process, including a fresh set of those giant run-flat Pirelli Scorpion tires.

The auctioneer estimates it will sell for a good $400-500k when the gavel drops in New York on Wednesday, December 6 – mere days after the Urus’ debut. For our part, we can’t help but wonder what the new crossover’s arrival will do for Rambo Lambo values. Because while the Urus is bound to be expensive, it isn’t likely to retail for half a million dollars.

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Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Bentley All Planning Performance EVs 10
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Bentley, Bugatti, Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Lamborghini, porsche on 11 10th, 2017


The Volkswagen Group is reportedly keen to expand its electrified plans to its range-topping brands. This could result in all-new, performance-focused hybrid and EV models from Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Porsche, Automobile Magazine reports.

Citing an unnamed source, the publication claims Porsche’s long-awaited, all-electric Mission E will sit at the top of this new family and be followed by a zero-emissions creation from Bentley and a pair of two-door, 2+2 models from both Bugatti and Lamborghini.

The Bugatti has apparently been codenamed Atlantic and like its Italian sibling, will be underpinned by the short-wheelbase version of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S Plug-In Hybrid.

Specifics about the powertrains of the two aren’t confirmed but both should have all-electric ranges of at least 60 miles (96 km) and fast-charging features.

While other details about these two models remain sketchy, they are apparently being launched to help counteract the fuel-guzzling models currently in Bugatti and Lamborghini’s respective families.

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Out Of This World Verde Mantis Lamborghini Aventador SV Could Be Yours 10
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador, used cars on 11 10th, 2017


An eye-catching 2017 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV Roadster has surfaced for sale in Florida from Fort Lauderdale Collection South.

Only 600 examples of the Aventador SV Roadster were produced but thanks to the Verde Mantis paint color of this one, it is certainly one of the rarest in existence and may even be the only one of its kind in the world.

Like pretty much every other Aventador SV, the paint color is contrasted by a plethora of carbon fiber elements, some with a gloss finish and others with a matte finish. Huge SV decals are also found on the car’s rear quarter panels.

Fittingly, the original owner had the interior trimmed to beautifully match the exterior with bright green stitching, piping, and accents throughout. The available Sensonum premium audio system is also present.

Unlike most of its rivals, the Lamborghini Aventador is made for people that like to cause a scene and if a wealthy enthusiast wants to do just that, we can’t imagine an Aventador being better at stopping traffic than this one.

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Lamborghini Urus Jumps Over Sand Dunes In ‘Sabbia’ Mode 9
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Lamborghini Videos, video on 11 9th, 2017


After years of development, Lamborghini has finally started to provide a closer glimpse into their second SUV – the Urus.

Teased ahead of its December 4 presentation, the company’s third vehicle, after the Huracan and Aventador, features the usual Strada, Sport, and Corsa driving modes, in addition to three new ones: Terra (land), Neve (snow), and Sabbia (sand).

And while the first two will technically provide it with additional grip on challenging terrains, the latter is clearly aimed at having fun on the sand dunes, so those wealthy Middle Eastern buyers will definitely grow fond of it, during the occasional dune bashing, and not only.

Inspired by the Urus Concept shown more than 5 years ago, the spiritual successor of the LM002 will take some important steps aside from the Huracan and Aventador. It will not only be suitable for everyday drive, but it will also use a 4.0-liter twin-turbo’d V8 engine, unlike the naturally aspirated V10 and V12 used by its supercar siblings.

The unit is expected to develop approximately 650hp, which in theory will make it faster than the W12-powered Bentley Bentayga.

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Lamborghini’s Future Supercars Will Be Electric, Self-Repairing, But Not Self-Driving 7
Nov
Posted by Carscoop Carscoop in AI, concepts, CTO, Electric Vehicles, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, MIT, Reports, video on 11 7th, 2017


Lamborghini is looking to put its gas engine days in the rear view mirror.

The Italian carmaker unveiled the impressive Terzo Millenio concept and elevated its partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to create the “super sports car of the future.”

What will signify Lambo’s Third Millennium vehicle? It will be electric, have a body that houses and distributes energy, and meet Lamborghini’s legacy performance and design standards, the company’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Maurizio Reggiani explained at an MIT press roundtable.

The future Lamborghini should also allow “customers to enjoy a day at the track―not just one lap―before having to stop and recharge,” he said.

Gazing into Sant’Agata’s crystal ball

Lamborghini’s supercars of tomorrow will incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to improve driver skills, but don’t expect them to be self-driving. Third generation models may include a “virtual cockpit” to allow a driver to “simulate the real car and circuit” in a stationary position before heading out on the track.

Still, Reggiani ruled out fully autonomous cars as a Terzo Millenio goal. “People don’t normally buy a sports car to have it driven by a computer,” said Riccardo Parenti, the company’s Head of Concept Development.

Lamborghini execs explained that the Third Millennium project with MIT is aimed at looking 10 to 20 years ahead at a performance car of the future, and developing the technology to achieve that vision.

To that objective, Lamborghini unveiled its first Terzo Millenio concept car Monday. The vehicle is weighted heavily on concept given that virtually nothing on it is functional. The idea was to let one forward looking team run with the notion, giving chase to the engineers to make it possible.

“Here we are showing a design and now I am asking the engineers and the students [at MIT] to develop the technology,” explained Lamborghini’s Mitja Borkert, the lead Terzo Millenio concept car designer.

Electric power is the way to move forward

A core part of that tech is the car’s concept power source and powertrain―four electric motors, built into the wheels, doubling as brakes, and powered by supercapacitors and energy storage devices integrated into the body panels.

To achieve this, Lamborghini envisions a car that uses carbon fiber nanotubes and ultra-thin batteries that can be formed into various shapes and position between two panels.

This Lambo can heal itself!

Another Third Millennium concept is development of a self-monitoring and self-healing carbon-fiber body to “detect…damages in its substructure caused by accidents” and begin a “self-repairing process via release of micro-channels filled with healing chemistries” to fix the faulty panel.

Additional Terzo Millenio design points include “an even racier, aerodynamic architecture” afforded by the carbon fiber body, and adoption of Y shaped front and rear lights “that you will see on future Lamborghini’s and will be the signature of Lamborghini,” said Borkert.

To make all this super car magic happen, Lamborghini and MIT are building upon their 2016 partnership, creating two labs―one under Department of Chemistry and the other in the Department of Mechanical Engineering―where teams will develop the technology for Third Millennium cars. “We’ll have three scientists working full time on making these new materials, testing them, and collaborating with Lamborghini,” said MIT Professor Mircea Dinca, who will direct one of the labs.

While any drivable Terzo Millenio Lamborghini is still a ways out, there are a few things we could see in the near future. In addition to Y-shaped lights, Lamborghini expects the MIT collaboration to produce the first functional self-repairing, energy holding composite body components within the next three years, according to Lucino de Oto, Lamborghini’s Advanced Composites Head.

An overarching Terzo Millenio priority, according to Lamborghini execs, is that any electric super cars achieve the same emotional connection and response that Lamborghini owners are accustomed to today.

CTO Maurizio Reggiani noted that could include research on making a full electric future car sound like today’s V12 or V10 machines. An open ended question was if Lamborghini owners of the future―who will be much more accustomed to hybrid and electric vehicles―will still connect emotionally to a V12 sound.

However things pan out, Lamborghini has set up the structure at MIT to explore all this―looking forward, and thinking big―in a futuristic, sci-fi sort of way.

By Jake R. Bright

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McLaren 720S Says “Bring It On!” To 805 HP Supercharged Huracan 7
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, tuning, video on 11 7th, 2017


Unless you’ve been living without your internet connecting for the past few months, you’re probably aware just how much of a beast the McLaren 720S is.

In a straight line, it’s a hypercar in supercar clothing, able to out-run a Porsche 918 and cover a standing 1/4 mile in under 10 seconds, which is absolutely staggering.

We’ve also seen it go against a tuned 650S and come out on top, which is why we were extremely interested to see how it handled its business versus another extreme machine, namely Parker from Vehicle Virgins’ supercharged Lamborghini Huracan.

This is actually YouTuber v YouTuber, with Parker taking on Brooks from DragTimes and his McLaren 720S, and lucky for us, they go the distance, letting the cars stretch out their wings in order to see which is actually faster.

In the end, both cars proved formidable, and that Huracan is wicked fast off the line with little to no traction issues. Was it enough to stay in front of the 720S though? You’re about to find out.

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Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Is A Supercar For The Third Millennium 6
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concepts, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts on 11 6th, 2017


Lamborghini has taken the wraps off the futuristic Terzo Millennio concept.

Created in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Terzo Millennio concept is a supercar which has been designed for the third millennium. As a result, the car has an advanced electric powertrain, an ultra lightweight structure, and an extremely aerodynamic exterior.

Speaking of the powertrain, the concept has four electric motors which are powered by supercapacitors and energy storage devices which are built into the concept’s body panels. In order to achieve this, Lamborghini envisions the car would use carbon fiber nanotubes and ultra thin batteries that can be formed into various shapes and sandwiched in between two panels.

Lamborghini didn’t go into specifics but said the setup promises to provide fast recharging times which are aided by an advanced kinetic energy regeneration system.

Given the combination of carbon fiber and high-tech batteries, it seems certain that some of the panels would eventually form cracks and potentially break. To prevent this, Lamborghini and MIT are working towards developing carbon fiber that can effectively heal itself. As the company explained, the car would continually monitor itself and look for any signs of damage. If a crack is detected, “micro-channels filled with healing chemistries” would release to fix the faulty panel or component.

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Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Is A Supercar For The Third Millennium 6
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concepts, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts on 11 6th, 2017


Lamborghini has taken the wraps off the futuristic Terzo Millennio concept.

Created in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Terzo Millennio concept is a supercar which has been designed for the third millennium. As a result, the car has an advanced electric powertrain, an ultra lightweight structure, and an extremely aerodynamic exterior.

Speaking of the powertrain, the concept has four electric motors which are powered by supercapacitors and energy storage devices which are built into the concept’s body panels. In order to achieve this, Lamborghini envisions the car would use carbon fiber nanotubes and ultra thin batteries that can be formed into various shapes and sandwiched in between two panels.

Lamborghini didn’t go into specifics but said the setup promises to provide fast recharging times which are aided by an advanced kinetic energy regeneration system.

Given the combination of carbon fiber and high-tech batteries, it seems certain that some of the panels would eventually form cracks and potentially break. To prevent this, Lamborghini and MIT are working towards developing carbon fiber that can effectively heal itself. As the company explained, the car would continually monitor itself and look for any signs of damage. If a crack is detected, “micro-channels filled with healing chemistries” would release to fix the faulty panel or component.

Developing …

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