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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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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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