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|DMC does a Aventador 50th Anniversary Edition||
Well would you look at that. To celebrate the Lamborghini Aventador’s 50th Anniversary, German tuner, DMC, took a Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 Anniversario and spiced it up.
Considering there is only 100 of these special anniversary edittions available world wide, it must be of utmost importance to let yours stand out – even if it is standing out in a small crowd.
The special anniversary edition received a very special carbon fibre rear wing from the tuner’s Molto Veloce kit.
The Anniversario boasts an upgraded 6.5 litre, V12 engine, with an added 20 horsepower on tap.
Check out the pics of the impressive, beautifully manufactured Anniversario below:
|LeBron James (also) gets a custom Lamborghini||
It seems to becoming a trend for wealthy, famous Americans to ‘wrap’ their expensive supercars in a way that reflects their current state of mind.
Previously, we reported on Nicki Minaj’s pink Lamborghini Aventador and also rapper Flo Rida’s pink Bugatti in honour of breast cancer awareness month.
And, surprise surprise, yet another celebrity has showcased his expensive sport car in an unusual wrap. Basketball star, Lebron James, has debuted his one of a kind Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.
LeBron recently released a new pair of signature sneakers in collaboration with Nike. The Lebron XI ‘Kings Pride’ sneakers features the same inside design as the wrap of the car.
To make his roadster look like his shoes, Lebron collaborated with Lou La Vie, DJ Irie, Toys for Boys Miami, Rich B. Calienteto and, of course, Nike.
Well, I guess this is one (expensive) trend that is only picking up!
Check out Lebron’s car and matching sneakers below:
|Nicki Minaj gets a Pink Lamborghini Aventador||
If you don’t know who Nicki Minaj is, then you might be living under a rock. But nevertheless, here is some background information on the bootylicious rapper.
Nicki Minaj is a female rapper that loves tight clothes, bright colours, hair extensions and, above all else, pink. Her debut album was even entitled ‘Pink Friday’.
So, also taking into consideration that Nicki loves fast cars, it should come as no surprise that the rapper recently bought a Lamborghini Aventador Cambrio – and decided to spray paint it Barbie Pink.
The original colour of her Aventador Roadster was a understated, ‘Blue Hera’ colour. But, just as Miss Minaj’s personality and sense of style, the Blue Hera was soon swopped for a loud and proud Barbie Pink. And by Barbie Pink we mean REALLY pink.
We’re not too sure about the colour, but we are sure thats she will definitely get noticed cruising down Hollywood Boulevard.
Check out the pics below:
Would you drive a Barbie pink Lambo?
|Lamborghini Sesto Elemento in Action||
This is the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. And it is absolutely gorgeous.
Not only does this supercar delight your eyes, it is so powerful that it will send shockwaves through your whole body. The Sesto Elemento is called that because, translated, Sesto Elemento literally means ‘Sixth Element’.
And, of course, if you take a look at the periodic table of elements, the sixth element on the table is carbon. NOw, it should all come together; the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is made of carbon fibre. Clever thinking, Lamborghini!
This beast of a car first made it’s (unashamed) debut at the Paris Motor Show in 2010. Obviously, it made all the other supercars on display seem puny.
After it’s official debut, Lamborghini announced that they will only be making twenty Sesto Elemento’s. These twenty were only to be used on tracks, however – and tracks alone.
Luckily, we found a video of one of the Sesto Elemento’s in action where it belongs: on a track. This supercar rivals the Bugatti Veyron in speed and go from 0 – 100km/h in 2.5 seconds. Yes, two-and-a-half seconds!
So, without further a due, here is the video of the Sesto Elemento to feast your eyes on:
|Lamborghini Aventador made from Paper||
Many us can only dream of owning a Lamborghini one day – never mind a top of the range Aventador!
But, for one man, he would go to any length to make his dream of owning a Lamborghini Aventador a reality – even if it means he’s not exactly getting the ‘real’ thing…
Taras Lesko decided that he will, in fact, own a Lamborghini super car even if he has to build it himself. And build he did! The only exception? His medium was different than what you’d expect. No steel or metals, but… paper!
Lesko’s attention to detail whilst building his dream car is second to none. if you didn’t know that this supercar was built from paper, you’d never guess it wasn’t the real deal.
It is almost 2 and a half meters in length, which is quite big for a paper sculpture!
The exterior of the car is game inspired. It features the exact “Need for Speed” police car paint – also amazingly done.
Fortunately, Lesko made a stop-motion video that captures the whole building process (and don’t worry, it’s sped up so you don’t have to sit through hours of paper folding)
Check out the video below:
What an amazing talent this man has – can I ask him to fold me a Bugatti?
|Lamborghini Veneno looks mean on the Road||
On Monday we reported on Lamborghini’s plans to manufacture a roadster version of the super mean looking Veneno.
Seeing as though the Veneno is such a rare Lamborghini, and is sort of living in the shadows of it’s sister, the Aventador, it is very seldom you get to actually see one in action – much less casually cruising through the streets of a suburb!
Supercar spotter, Brian Zuk, was lucky enough to capture exactly that – a Veneno casually cruising the streets of a neighbourhood. Of course, the looks f the voluptious Veneno grabbed the attention of many on lookers, as they thought it probably was some super hero’s car.
It really is a sight for sore eyes to see this amazing, futuristic car in action. And a $4 million each, it won’t be a regular sight in any environment!
Check out the video below – and try not to be too jealous!
|Official: Lamborghini’s Veneno Roadster||
The Lamborghini Veneno is already a rare masterpiece in itself, and today, the Italian supercar maker has confirmed that there will be a roadster variant of this exquisite car.
The Veneno is based on her more famous sibling, the Aventador, and now a topless Veneno will soon wow the world.
However, if you were hoping to get your hands on one of these, your just out of luck. Only four will built and one of these will go to the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’ Agata, Italy.
The other three Veneno Roadsters (as it is officially being called) were sold for a whopping $4 million each!
Gallery: The current, hard top Veveno –
There has long since been rumours that Lamborghini was considering manufacturing a roadster version of the Veneno. Many supercar-lovers’ dreams came true when the rumours were confirmed by Car and Driver during an interview with the CEO of Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann.
At $4 million, the Veneno Roadster is 10% more expensive than the Veneno hard top.
With exception of the hard roof, making way for a roadster roof, the Veneno roadster will unlikely showcase any other major styling changes – however, we will have to wait to see what happens.
If you have always wanted to drive a Lamborghini with the wind blowing through your hair, then this is the car for you – that is, if you can get your hands on one!
|Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Gets Our Full Attention||
If you have never watched any of the eccentrically forthcoming episodes from Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee featuring Jerry Seinfeld, we urge you to do so NOW. Most die-hard car enthusiasts know Jerry Seinfeld has a vast collection of cars, mostly Porsches, but lately he has broken out of the traditional mold to head-up off-beat episodes of him picking up other well-known comedians in classic vehicles to share a few laughs over a cup of coffee.
The idea of this show is simply amazing where some believe it pays homage in a way to the concept of the infamous Cars and Coffee shows put on by enthusiasts across the globe. Of course Jerry’s show only involves him and another one of his comedic friends, but the cars they take a ride in to get the coffee really sets the tone.
We really dug the latest episode featuring Chris Rock and the astonishing Lamborghini Miura. Hit up the full episode link below and be sure to check out the rest at comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com.
|Matte Gold Lamborghini Aventador by Oakley Design||
If there has ever been a competition for the sleekest and sexiest Lamborghini Aventador, then this Matte Gold one would take the cake.
This strikingly beautiful Aventador was rolling on a set of ADV5.1 SL rims from ADV.1 wheels – also adding to the look of the supercar.
Check out the gallery of this sophisticated ride below:
It’s believed that this Lamborghini Aventador has not undergone the engine upgrades found on the Lamborghini Aventador LP760-4 Dragon Edition – also by by Oakley Design and Refined Marques.
The reason being that it doesn’t feature the HRE wheels of that model and neither its more aggressive rear diffuser.
4WheelsofLux managed to capture the golden glory on camera:
This is definitely one super sexy supercar!
|The Lamborghini Gallardo Replacement Concept to Premier in Frankfurt||
According to reports, the Lamborghini team will have a concept car in Frankfurt that will preview a 2015 replacement for the current Gallardo.
The word on the street is that the Italian supercar maker is still considering “Cabrera” as the Gallardo-successor’s name.
This means that the “Cabrera” will feature a modular spaceframe, aluminum and carbon fiber construction and a reduction in curb weight – the target is less than 3,300 pounds. Even with the loss of weight, the next Gallardo will be slightly longer than the current car, but about the same height and width.
Have a look at the current, 2013 Gallardo in the gallery below:
This sleek Lamborghini will draw power from an updated version of the current 5.2-liter V10, which should be good for more than 600 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It is also believed that the new Gallardo will feature a six-speed manual transmission as well as a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This will replace the existing six-speed E-gear automated manual on the current Gallardo.
We can’t wait to see the “Cabrera” in action!
The 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show runs from 10 – 22 September.
|Real Life Batmobile||
There is a Lamborghini Aventador that has been called the real-life Batmobile.
This car is not custom built to resemble any of the Batmobiles in the countless Batman movies. It is a real supercar, artistically enhanced to showcase some of Batman’s signature logos.
This car was first spotted at the Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas. This stunning, pitch black Lamborghini has Batman’s signature logo on the hood and on the doors.
It recently made another appearance at the Gold Rush Rally 5, sporting new artistic modifications such as an image of the (anonymous) owner and driver’s face in a Batgirl mask.
Have a look at the gallery of this amazing car:
Yes – Batgirl. Not much is known about the owner of this Lamborghini Batmobile – dubbed the ‘Batventador’ – except that it’s owner and driver is a woman!
Showing off at the Gold Rush Rally, the Batventador also showcased it’s best new feature: it now shoots flames out of its rear aftermarket exhaust!
You go, (Bat)girl!
Check out the video below to see the Batventador in action at the Gold Rush Rally:
|Lamborghini Egoista Concept Reiterates Excessiveness and Ego At the Same Time||
It almost straight out of a science fiction blockbuster movie and Batman is jealous. The all-new Lamborghini Egoista debuts during the 50th anniversary private party held in Sant’Agata Bolognese. The outrageous supercar is a one-seater begging to please the most egotistical self-indulging individuals around, who can afford such a hyper-car with a price tag too large for you if you have to ask how much it is.
Built on the same platform as the Aventador, the Lamborghini Egoista takes us out of the realm of the Veneno and puts us into self-absorbing over-drive. The kind of selfishness that gets you zero friends solely based off of the fact that you can never have anyone sit in the passenger seat… because there isn’t one.
With a 5.2-liter V10 engine and Apache helicopter styling, the Lamborghini Egoista Concept is properly named if you think of the name paying homage to your selfish ego. Hit up the reveal video and full press release below. Enjoy!
LAMBORGHINI EGOISTA – WALTER DE SILVA’S HOMAGE FOR LAMBORGHINI’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
An emotional moment in Sant’Agata Bolognese yesterday at the culmination of the gala celebrating Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary: Walter De Silva’s incredible vehicle made its entry in front of a thousand invitees, the Head of Design for the Volkswagen Group’s homage to celebrating the House of the Raging Bull’s half century. “I am very attached to this Italian brand, being an Italian myself. I wanted to pay homage to and think up a vehicle to underline the fact that Lamborghinis have always been made with passion, and with the heart more than the head,” said an emotional De Silva.
Indeed the Egoista, as the vehicle has been christened, is a car forged from a passion for innovation and alternative solutions, the same passion which has always set the Lamborghini brand apart. “This is a car made for one person only, to allow them to have fun and express their personality to the maximum. It is designed purely for hyper-sophisticated people who want only the most extreme and special things in the world. It represents hedonism taken to the extreme, it is a car without compromises, in a word: egoista (selfish),” De Silva further explained.
The supercar’s debut was equally spectacular, with a cinematic entry announced by a trailer projected onto the nine big screens in the room. The stage was transformed into a landing strip, with a top model in a flight suit guiding the Egoista’s arrival with ground crew light paddles, and the roar of the V10 engine shaking the 20-meter-tall tensioned event structure: this is the spectacle the VIP guests were treated to when Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann entered at the wheel of the Egoista, before inviting its creator, Walter De Silva, to join him on stage.
Concept and technology
Powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine supplying it with 600 horsepower, the Lamborghini Egoista is an intentionally extreme and unusual vehicle with absolutely unique characteristics, created by the Volkswagen Group design team – Alessandro Dambrosio responsible for the exterior and Stefan Sielaff for the interior, in particular. De Silva’s team chose to create a single-seater, pushing all the characteristics in Lamborghini’s make-up meaning pure driving pleasure, performance and style beyond their limits. The cockpit, designed like a tailor-made suit for the driver, is a removable section which, once combined with the rest of the vehicle, creates a perfect technical, mechanical and aerodynamic unit. Inspiration, as per Lamborghini tradition, once again comes from the world of aviation, and in particular the Apache helicopter, where the cockpit can be ejected in an emergency.
“The cockpit, made completely of carbon fiber and aluminum, represents a sort of survival cell, allowing the driver to isolate and protect themselves from external elements,” De Silva explained.”We kept an eye on the future when designing the Egoista, with the idea that its cockpit could have been taken from a jet aircraft and integrated into a road vehicle, to provide a different travel option.”
The exterior is characterized by two fundamental aspects: its architecture, and the materials used. The design is determined by a highly muscular structure, in which empty and solid areas fit together with strength and vigor. The bodywork is dominated, on its sides, by the stylized profile of a bull preparing to charge, its horns lowered. The bull is driving towards the front wheels, conferring a futuristic dynamism and lines which are already, in themselves, highly aggressive. Naturally, this is a homage, a bold stylistic citation which can only be a reworking of the Lamborghini brand icon, the well-known raging bull. The challenge of efficiently inserting the Lamborghini symbol as an integral part of the bodywork was met courageously and artistically. The plan view reveals a trimaran profile, where the central hull forms a unique section with the cockpit, underlined by the carbon-fiber cover on the front hood.
The upper part of the vehicle does not have aerodynamic appendages, but rather flaps integrated in the bodywork profile which act automatically depending on the driving conditions. Two rear flaps activate automatically at high speeds to increase stability, while a series of air intakes on the back of the engine hood provides the cooling air flow to the powerful V10 power plant. While the front of the vehicle has a profile intended to increase downforce, the rear is fully open with the mechanics in view, reducing weight but also with the result of creating a more aggressive look. The Lamborghini Egoista’s lights are more like an aircraft’s than a road vehicle’s. It does not have traditional headlights, rather LED clearance lights which determine its position not just on a single plane such as the road, but rather in three dimensions, as is required in airspace. Two white front lights, two red rear lights, a red flashing light in the upper part of the tail, two orange bull’s eyes as side markers, and a further two lights on the roof, red on the left and green on the right, make this four-wheeled UFO unique even in the dark. Finally, hidden behind the front air intakes at the base of the join between the central body and the two side sections, are two powerful xenon headlamps, two eagle’s eyes able to scan the darkness for great distances. As it is made from lightweight materials such as aluminum and carbon-fiber, the vehicle has no-walk zones, duly marked like on airliners. The parallels with the world of aeronautics do not end here, however, as the body is made from a special antiradar material, and the glass is anti-glare with an orange gradation. The rims are also made from antiradar material, flat and rough, embellished with carbon-fiber plates to improve their aerodynamics.
The cockpit’s interior is extremely rational, its functionality taken to the extreme. There is a racing seat with a four-point seatbelt, each strip a different color, the airbags, and the bare minimum of instruments. The focal point of these is a head-up display, typical of jet fighters. To get out of the vehicle, the driver must remove the steering wheel and rest it on the dashboard, open the dome with an electronic command, stand up in their seat, sit down on a precise point of the left-hand bodywork, then swivel their legs 180 degrees from the inside of the cockpit to the outside of the vehicle. At this point they can set their feet down and stand up. Even in getting out of the vehicle, the Lamborghini Egoista requires a pilot more than a driver, a real top gun.
The Egoista contains, in Walter De Silva’s opinion, all the product criteria which are part of Lamborghini’s make-up. “It’s as if Ferruccio Lamborghini were saying: I’m going to put the engine in the back, I don’t want a passenger. I want it for myself, and I want it as I imagine it to be. It is a fanatical vehicle, Egoista fits it well.”
If Lamborghinis are cars for the few, this one goes further. It is a car for itself, a gift from Lamborghini to Lamborghini, resplendent in its solitude. The Egoista is pure emotion, Never Never Land, which no one can ever possess, and which will always remain a dream, for everyone.
|Watch and Listen to a Lamborghini Veneno before it is Loaded onto Transport Truck||
Most of us will probably never see the infamous $4.5 million Lamborghini Veneno, built off of the Aventador chassis and powered by a 750 horsepower 6.5-liter V12, in person. With that said, the exotic car video guru on YouTube channel NM2255 captured the uber-expensive supercar getting loaded onto a truck. But before it was completely loaded the handlers had a bit of fun with revving the engine releasing a truly intoxicating sound. The videographer also captured a few close-ups. Check it out below and enjoy!
|Charity Auction Offers Fast-Track Delivery Of Lamborghini Aventador Roadster||
If you put your money down today on a 691-horsepower, V-12 powered Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster, you’d be looking at a delivery date in the spring of 2014. Despite the car’s $448,295 price of admission (including a destination charge of $2,995 and a Gas Guzzler tax of $3,700), demand for the open-air supercar is far outstripping supply.
It’s easy to understand why. The car looks great, and its functional two-piece carbon fiber roof panel is far better engineered that the soft tops used on previous drop-top Lamborghinis. Performance-wise, the car can sprint from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds (aided here by its all-wheel drive), before reaching a top speed of 217 mph. If you have the price of admission, it’s easy enough to justify the car for its noise alone.
Now, thanks to charity gala One Night For ONE DROP (which works towards a goal of enough clean water for everyone on earth), you can bid on an Aventador Roadster for delivery in Las Vegas, Nevada, this August. That’s likely over six months sooner than you can take delivery in the United States otherwise, even if you have incriminating photos of you Lamborghini dealership’s sales manager. On top of being among the first in the United States with an Aventador Roadster, you’ll be supporting a truly worthy cause, too.
If you want to enter a bid above $465,000 (the current minimum), head on over to the Charitybuzz website before the auction ends on April 4. If you still want to support a worthy cause, but can’t quite swing nearly half a million for a new Lamborghini, the charity auction website is selling plenty of other stuff in support of One Night For ONE DROP. We’d gladly bid on a meet and greet with Jay Leno, including a tour of his car collection, if it weren’t already priced beyond our means.
|18th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2013)||
Once again, we were on the scene for the Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The spectacle of this truly prestigious event, marking the 18th year, kicked off the weekend to a pleasant sunny field highlighting some of the finest automobiles in the world. This year the Concours celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911 and Ford GT40 along with the cars of Harry Miller.
Some of the displays of Porsche 911’s were something to cherish with just about every variation of the German classic on display including a couple one-off all-wheel-drive rally 911s. On the other end of the spectrum several iconic Ford GT40’s laced the field with their one-off displays with vast collections from Harry Miller and a few for the honorary chairman Sam Posey.
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance also highlighted over 60 years of the Corvette with the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray on display surrounded by notable Corvette models through the years. We didn’t forget the astonishing Lamborghini’s at the start of the field to really get your motors running. Seminars featured Ed Welburn, Vice President Global Design at General Motors, 1963 Sting Ray designer Peter Brock and the GT40 racing tales by Dan Gurney, David Hobbs, Brian Redman and others.
Every year the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance gets better and better, the images below that we captured is further proof of concept. We look forward to joining the festivities once again next year and sharing many of these stunning automobiles with you.
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