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Lamborghini Cabrera: Gallardo Replacement Rumored to get 600 Horsepower 30
Mar
Posted by Larry in Automotive, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Cabrera, Lamborghini Cabrera LP600-4, Lamborghini Gallardo, News on 03 30th, 2011

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

With all of the hype circulating around the new Aventador, the smaller Gallardo stablemate is starting to look as stale as Charlie Sheen’s drug addiction. So what are the bullish Italians to do? Easy solution – give it more power and a fresh style with composite construction similar to the Sesto Elemento and Aventador.

Sure, the Gallardo has had its day touted as the Lamborghini with a slight disconnection from the rest of the breed of bulls. But that was nothing to really complain about because, after all, it is still a true exotic. Some have even said the Gallardo was just a fancy Audi. I’m still laughing.

Reportedly, we should look for the new Gallardo replacement to pack in 600 horsepower and carry a name of “Cabrera LP600-4” which will debut sometime next year. It would only make sense to model the new Lamborghini Cabrera after the Sesto Elemento considering only a handful of those things will ever see daylight.

[source: L’Automobile]



Inside Line Goes Behind The Scenes With 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 22
Mar
Posted by Larry in Automotive, Inside Line, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, video on 03 22nd, 2011

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]



Lamborghini Lines Up the Future 18
Mar
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Aventador, Estoque, Lamborghini on 03 18th, 2011

Lamborghini has lined up plans for the launch of a splendid set of vehicles in the coming years. Apart from LP700-4 Aventador, unveiled in Geneva this year, the manufacturer will be launching one more car this year, LP550-2 Spyder.


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As for the next year, the company plans to launch the LP700-4 Spyder. Another vehicle slated for the year is Sesto Elemento, which is a limited production version of the lightweight concept (of 999 kilograms that is 2,202 lbs).

In 2013 the Gallardo replacement will be unveiled which will be called the Cabrera. 2014 will see the Cabrera Spyder and the Estoque four-door sedan. In 2015, the LP750 Super Veloce will be revealed, which is also a limited edition.

The Estoque convertible concept is rumored to be unveiled at an unnamed auto show in the same year.

The other plans thereafter include the facelift version of Aventador coupe and Spyder in 2016, production of Estoque convertible and the Cabrera Superleggera in 2017, facelift edition of a Cabrera in 2018, a limited edition LP700 Jota coming in 2019, an Estoque facelift in 2020, and an Aventador replacement in 2021.



Video: Lamborghini Gallardo Destroyed In Protest of Bad Service 17
Mar
Posted by Larry in Automotive, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Gallardo, video on 03 17th, 2011

I know from a personal perspective I have had my fair share of bad service from various local dealerships. Some of my bad experiences have even required that I take up my issues with the service manager because they simply failed to repair my car properly leaving me stranded on the side of the road. When it comes to exotic cars such as a Lamborghini Gallardo I guess the owner becomes a bit too sensitive, or not, when it comes to having it repaired in China.

Simply put, a disgruntle owner of a Lamborghini Gallardo in China took his car in to get it fixed but it was returned to him with the same issue unrepaired. The owner later attempted to make amends with the dealership but was not successful. The owner later reached out to Lamborghini headquarters but his efforts did not resolve the situation. After all of the hoops he was sent through, the owner became spiteful and decided to have the car destroyed in public as shown in the video below. He believes luxury brands are exploiting China and not delivering the same quality service as they do in other countries.



Video: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 On Public Street 14
Mar
Posted by Larry in Automotive, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, video on 03 14th, 2011

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!



Lamborghini Aventador: The Fighting Bull Stands Still and Roars (Video) 11
Mar
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Aventador, Bull, Lamborghini, Spanish, Super car news, tarmac, torero, Videos on 03 11th, 2011

Gosh! Look what we have found. This little clip has the high-revving Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 in all its fury. We are more than amazed at the way the car just sits on the tarmac and screams rather than shred it to bits.

The white Aventador is given a warm up it seems. But the exhaust note gives us the feel that it is somewhat suppressed – may be due to the mono recording source or the dual mode exhaust system set to sound minimal or may be the cold start which might have restricted the engine from spinning hard down to the red line (5000 rpm as to 8000rpm). Even though the car isn’t covered much in the video, the vibrantly colored instrument console is.

So for those of you who didn’t know as yet, the Aventador has a 6.5 liter engine with 12 cylinders arranged in V producing 700horsepower. The 0-60mph sprint takes just 2.9 seconds.

Aventador has been named after the Spanish fighting bull that bore the number 32 on his hide. The bull had come from the breeding stables of the sons of Don Celestino Cuadri Vides. Aventador gained fame in 1993 in the town of Zaragoza, Spain after a notably spirited, bloody and violent battle with the torero.



Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore Image Leaked 11
Mar
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Gallardo Tricolore, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore on 03 11th, 2011

Lamborghini’s upcoming vehicle Gallardo Tricolore, which is supposed have an official unveiling on the 16th of this month, has got leaked via the internet. The vehicle has been built as part of the celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the unification of Italy passing through its 150th year.

The special model, as seen in the picture, features a white exterior with carbon fiber mirrors. As you have noticed, a tricolor strip runs the entire length of the body of the car including the driver’s seat. The tricolor strip denotes the colors of the Italian national flag.

We do not have much  details regarding the price and availability of the vehicle right now. Also unknown are the details of the power source the vehicle features. However, we get to know that the production will be limited to a number of 150 units.

(Via Carscoop)



Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore Defines Good Taste 10
Mar
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Gallardo, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore, News on 03 10th, 2011

When Italian supercar builders release a special edition version of their product, “tasteful” isn’t usually the first word that comes to my mind. Most have garish paint schemes and vinyl decals that look like they were razor cut by a baboon. Wearing a blindfold. Worse, most have giant wings and more carbon fiber than an F1 starting grid. That’s why Lamborghini’s Gallardo Tricolore, built to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Italian reunification, is so stunning. If anything, it’s even more subdued than a regular Gallardo, with the single distinguishing feature being the Italian flag stripe that runs down the car and through the interior. It’s definitely a case of “less is more” when it comes to style.

There’s no further details about the Gallardo Tricolore available just yet, so I can’t tell you haw many will be built, what they’ll cost or even if they’ll be sold outside of the EU. We also don’t know if this special edition gets more horsepower or whether it will come in AWD, RWD or both. Lamborghini will officially roll the car out in Turin next week, so we’ll give you an update (and more pictures) then.

Source: OmniAuto, via Autoblog



Video: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Caught On Video – Startup, Running Sound and Dash 9
Mar
Posted by Larry in Automotive, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, video on 03 9th, 2011

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!

[sources: Youtube channels – DoctaM3/SubaruWRXFan]



Inside and Out of the new Raging Bull: 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 First Glimpse 1
Mar
Posted by Larry in auto show, Automotive, featured, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 on 03 1st, 2011

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.

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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!



Top Gear Fans: Clarkson’s Lambo For Sale 24
Feb
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Jeremy Clarkson, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Top Gear on 02 24th, 2011

Image: J-Spec Imports

Are you a fan of the wit and wisdom of Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson? Do you prize your signed copy of his “Heaven and Hell” DVD above all else (even if he did sign it, “Sod off, Jeremy”)? Are you looking for a 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder with the steering wheel and pedals on the wrong side of the car? If so, I’ve got good news for you – his former ride is up for sale, although he’s not the one selling it. Actually, the car is being sold by its current owner, who bought it from Clarkson. The current owner (and the car, presumably) is in the UK, but the ad is being featured by an Australian website, J-Spec Imports. If you’ve got the $145,000 asking price, you may want to do a little digging before you blindly wire transfer the funding from your account to theirs.

Wow, those seats are… bright. Image: J-Spec Imports

The ex-Clarkson Gallardo has just 19,250 miles on the clock, but that doesn’t surprise me. Clarkson doesn’t seem like a guy with a long attention span when it comes to cars, so I’d be willing to bet that most of the miles aren’t even his. Autoevolution quotes Clarkson’s review of this very car, and it sounds like an impulse buy to me. In Jeremy’s words, “So why, you may be wondering, am I so fond of a squeaky car with no phone, no iPod connection, too much body fat, tyres that last less than three minutes, and the real world performance of a BMW Z4? I’ll tell you why. Because it’s got orange seats. And because it is so pretty. And because when you go above 3500rpm it makes a noise like a punctured sumo wrestler. And because you sit so far forwards, which makes it feel like you’re on the nose of some giant, snarling power-crazed animal.”

Orange seats, sumo sound effects and a seating position that requires chiropractic care are not legitimate reasons to buy a car, so you may want to ponder that before you blindly cut a check.

Source: Autoevolution



Top Gear Fans: Clarkson’s Lambo For Sale 24
Feb
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Jeremy Clarkson, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Top Gear on 02 24th, 2011

Image: J-Spec Imports

Are you a fan of the wit and wisdom of Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson? Do you prize your signed copy of his “Heaven and Hell” DVD above all else (even if he did sign it, “Sod off, Jeremy”)? Are you looking for a 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder with the steering wheel and pedals on the wrong side of the car? If so, I’ve got good news for you – his former ride is up for sale, although he’s not the one selling it. Actually, the car is being sold by its current owner, who bought it from Clarkson. The current owner (and the car, presumably) is in the UK, but the ad is being featured by an Australian website, J-Spec Imports. If you’ve got the $145,000 asking price, you may want to do a little digging before you blindly wire transfer the funding from your account to theirs.

Wow, those seats are… bright. Image: J-Spec Imports

The ex-Clarkson Gallardo has just 19,250 miles on the clock, but that doesn’t surprise me. Clarkson doesn’t seem like a guy with a long attention span when it comes to cars, so I’d be willing to bet that most of the miles aren’t even his. Autoevolution quotes Clarkson’s review of this very car, and it sounds like an impulse buy to me. In Jeremy’s words, “So why, you may be wondering, am I so fond of a squeaky car with no phone, no iPod connection, too much body fat, tyres that last less than three minutes, and the real world performance of a BMW Z4? I’ll tell you why. Because it’s got orange seats. And because it is so pretty. And because when you go above 3500rpm it makes a noise like a punctured sumo wrestler. And because you sit so far forwards, which makes it feel like you’re on the nose of some giant, snarling power-crazed animal.”

Orange seats, sumo sound effects and a seating position that requires chiropractic care are not legitimate reasons to buy a car, so you may want to ponder that before you blindly cut a check.

Source: Autoevolution



Heffner Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Acceleration Video 22
Feb
Posted by Larry in Automotive, featured, Heffner Performance, Jason Heffner, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Gallardo, video on 02 22nd, 2011

Jason Heffner and his team know how to truly make the things of dreams come true. Yet another rendition of their twin-turbo applications goes on a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. Below is a short cinematic video of this 2008 Heffner Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder in action on a ‘closed circuit’. Enjoy!



Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Image Leaked From Magazine 22
Feb
Posted by Larry in Automotive, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, News on 02 22nd, 2011

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?

[source: WorldCarFans]



Meet The Newest V12 Lamborghini 2
Feb
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador, new cars, News, supercars on 02 2nd, 2011

Lamborghini isn’t letting us see their latest V12 supercar up close and personal until next month’s Geneva Motor Show, but that didn’t stop them from leaking the above image of the new car in camo guise. The good news is that this test mule isn’t clad in black vinyl, so we get a decent feel for the lines of the car. If this is the final design, I have to say two thumbs up; Lamborghini had been going down a bizarre styling path lately (case in point: the Reventon), and this car pulls them back to center. You can see the influences from Murcielago, but I’m also seeing heritage here. The muscular front fenders remind me of the iconic Countach, but in a more evolved manner.

Lamborghini’s latest will be built using a carbon fiber monocoque, and will utilize a pushrod suspension similar to F1 cars for more precise control. The car will be powered by a 6.5 liter V12, said to be good for 691 horsepower and 509 ft lb of torque. Like newer Ferraris, buyers won’t get the option of a traditional manual gearbox; instead, the car will come only with a single clutch, automated manual gearbox. Drivers can select between Strada (Street) mode, which will shift like a conventional automatic transmission unless manually shifted; Sport mode, which will hold gears longer and quicken upshifts and Corsa (Track) mode, which includes launch control and provides the most extreme driving experience. To ensuring that the power gets to the ground, the new Lambo is AWD and includes a computer-controlled front differential, a Haldex4 center differential and a rear diff integrated into the engine casting to save weight. We promise more pics and more details after the Geneva Motor Show.

Source: Autocar







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