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Video: Top Gear testing new Lamborghini Aventador

You may need to get a towel.

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Video: Top Gear testing new Lamborghini Aventador
Start saving your pennies - Lamborghini finally made a competitor that can stand up to the likes of Ferrari, McLaren, and Bugatti.

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Poor service leads Lamborghini to Death

Consumer rights movement in China leads to Lamborghini destruction.

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Poor service leads Lamborghini to Death
One Lamborghini owner in China today decided to take a stand against the poor service he had received from the company. He hired people to publicly destroy the sports car when it failed to function after a service by an official Lamborghini service station.

The protest was made to provoke public support and goad the manufacturer to respect his consumer rights. World Consumer Rights Day happens on March 15th in Qingdao city, eastern Shandong province, China.

Source: MSNBC

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2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

Get an eyeful of the new Lambo.

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2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
The new 691-hp (SAE), 6.5-litre V12 engine out back – called "L539" in Lambo-speak – is a massive 40 lbs. lighter than the Murcièlago engine, sits 2.8 inches lower in the chassis, is nine percent more powerful, and produces upwards of 20 percent better fuel efficiency in the hands of the right driver (for a whopping 13.7 mpg average). Dry weight of an Aventador is now just 3,472 lbs. compared to the Murcièlago's 3,671 lbs., a healthy five percent reduction in a class segment where weight loss is a crucial and constant challenge. Weight distribution is a predictable 43 percent front and 57 rear.

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Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept

Revealed ahead of schedule.

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Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept
The doors still haven't quite opened up at the Paris Motor Show and already the leakage has begun in full force. Yesterday we got a sneak peek at the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept, but the lone photo was small and grainy. Thankfully, the wait for real images is now over mere minutes before the car is officially unveiled at an evening event held by the Volkswagen Group in Paris as we speak. A total of five shots of the carbon-intensive supercar have just hit the interwebs, and they didn't come from Lamborghini.

To put it mildly, we like what we see. As could be seen in the series of teasers officially let loose by the boys from Lamborghini, every single bit of the car has been fashioned from carbon fiber. Suitable, then, that the car has been named after the sixth element of the periodic table – Sesto Elemento literally means sixth element in Italian. Even the tailpipes have been fashioned from a sort of composite called Pyrosic that is able to withstand extremely high temperatures.

Those high exhaust temperatures will be exhaled by a V10 engine that's putting out a stonkin' 570 horsepower. With just 2,200 pounds of weight to move, the run to 60 will take less than 2.5 seconds.

Source: AutoBlog
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Lamborghini Weighs Sedan to Challenge Others

Time to bring in some new customers.

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Lamborghini Weighs Sedan to Challenge Others
Automobili Lamborghini SpA, maker of the $450,000 Murcielago SuperVeloce sports car, would consider adding a four-door sedan to its portfolio of two-seater models to attract customers amid declining sales.

“A third model would fit Lamborghini very well,” Chief Executive Officer Stephan Winkelmann, 45, said in an interview at the carmaker’s Sant’Agata Bolognese headquarters. “A four- door car would be a very feasible approach.”

Building a four-door sports car would allow Lamborghini to compete against Maserati SpA’s Quattroporte and Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.’s Rapide. The Volkswagen AG division has been unable to capitalize this year on a recovering market for super- luxury autos, or vehicles costing more than $200,000, with first-half sales of 674 cars, down 18 percent from a year ago.

Any addition to the Gallardo and Murcielago model lines must yield “a real leap” in deliveries, Winkelmann said, adding there isn’t a plan or decision on a third model.

Source: Bloomberg
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Lamborghini Announces Carbon Fiber Research Center

Everyone is jumping on the CF wagon.

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Lamborghini Announces Carbon Fiber Research Center
Lamborghini has announced its intentions to build lighter cars, and that means more carbon fiber and carbon composites. The stampeding bull is already deep into the stuff, with the Murcielago replacement (rumored to carry the Jota name) swapping out the Murci's steel frame for one of carbon fiber, and the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera winning The Biggest Loser due to its CF parts.

Getting ready for the long term and knowing it will need to do more than merely hang carbon parts on its wares, Lamborghini has opened an Advanced Composites Research Center in Sant' Agata Bolognese. The 30-strong workforce will develop new processes for designing, shaping and producing parts for the "extremely complex carbon-fiber structures" we hope to see on Lamborghinis of the future. Follow the jump for the full press release on the center.

Source: AutoBlog
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eBay: Astroghini For Sale

One of a kind!

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eBay: Astroghini For Sale
If you're thinking it looks a lot like a product of "Pimp My Ride" and an acid bender, you're not far off. The, um, creation was built for a new show on The Discovery Channel called "Ultimate Car Build Off," and aside from an overdose of Raging Bull influence, the van boasts a turbocharged 4.3-liter V6 with 200,000 miles that's just waiting to go supernova.

If the prospect of a throttle-body fuel-injection V6 under boost isn't enough to make you weary, the fact that the vehicle now wears an automatic wet nitrous system should. We'd give it about three full-throttle passes before chunks start flying.The show managed to lower the Astro's roofline by a full eight inches, and as such, the rear doors don't open, the side windows are plexiglass and there's zero interior. That turbo? Yeah, it sits in the passenger floorboard.

The good news is that the Astroghini wears a laundry list of go fast parts, so if you're looking to snag a deal on a boat load of aftermarket goodies, this may just be your chance.

Source: AutoBlog
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Selling It All to Roam the Country in a Lambo

Why not?

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Selling It All to Roam the Country in a Lambo
Richard Jordan had everything he was told to want: cars, a house, a fiancé. Then his fiancé left him. So he sold everything, bought a Lamborghini Gallardo and set out across America.

Read the story at the source:

Source: Wired

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Lamborghini recalling 2007-2008 Murciélago models

You might start on fire.

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Lamborghini recalling 2007-2008 Murciélago models
We've seen a rash of recalls in the past few months, but none of the cars and trucks under the spotlight of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have quite the cache of the Lamborghini Murciélago.

The Raging Bull is recalling 428 of its 2007 and 2008 model year Murcielago coupes and roadsters for a potentially serious problem that could result in a fuel leak and possibly a fire. The problem apparently lies with the welds holding the fuel pump support inside the fuel tank. If the welds fail to hold, the tank could detach – and nobody wants a $350,000 exotic with a detached fuel tank.

Owners of the potentially defective Murciélagos can take their supercar to the nearest Lambo dealer for a free repair. Hit the jump to read over the official NHTSA press release.

Source: AutoBlog

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera

10 Things You Don't Know About the 2011 model.

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
You may have heard of the Lamborghini Gallardo. It's been around since 2003, got a refresh in 2009 and has had no fewer than seven different variants along the way.

The latest version is called the Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera, and if you have your little supercar decoder wheel handy you already know that the name means this Gallardo has more power and less weight than the standard model.

But there's more to the latest Lamborghini than a few extra horsepower and its lack of a radio. Here are a few things you might not know. Hit the jump!

It'll Punch You in the Back
Don't worry; it only does this on request. Select Sport mode on the e-gear paddle-shift transmission and it calls up a shift program designed to deliver the quickest gearchanges possible. The result is kidney-bruising full-throttle upshifts that arrive with an audible pop.

And it's fantastic, a bit addictive even. Bap, bap, bap and you're doing well over 100 mph. Sure, Porsche's PDK and Audi's S-tronic dual-clutch boxes are slick and all, but this transmission shifts like it means it.

Better Horsepower-to-Weight Ratio Than a Ferrari 458
Sure, the Ferrari 458 is an all-new car and the current darling of Italy, but the LP570-4 has a slightly better power-to-weight ratio. Both cars are rated at 562 horsepower, but the Lamborghini tips the scales at 2,954 pounds — 88 fewer pounds than the Ferrari.

If you buy a Gallardo and you can't use the clutch, you are like a stupid boy with a marvelous car.

So it's not much, but this is the Italian version of Chevy versus Ford. Think it's a coincidence that the two cars have the exact same horsepower ratings? Nope. Think the Lambo guys knew the 458's curb weight, too? Possibly.

Nobody Wants the Manual Transmission
Although the LP570-4 comes standard with a six-speed paddle-shifted e-gear transmission, you can order a six-speed manual as a no-cost option. It's actually the same Graziano transaxle (GT-ME1), but instead of the e-gear equipment there's a manual linkage and a traditional lever.

Sadly, Lamborghini officials told us that the take rate is ridiculously low, somewhere around 3 percent. Yet, when we asked if Lamborghini intends to do away with manuals altogether, the head of R&D, Maurizio Reggiani, told us, "If someone asks, we'll offer it."

When we asked him why the e-gear boxes are so popular he said, "If you buy a car like this and you are not able to use the clutch in the right way, you are like a stupid boy with a marvelous car. Everybody would like to have something that works in a perfect way."

Can't really argue with that one, Maurizio.

Carbon Fiber Everywhere
Taking weight out of a car that's already pretty light on its tires isn't easy. Still, Lamborghini's engineers managed to subtract 154 pounds from the standard Gallardo.

Much of the weight savings came from the use of carbon fiber. On the LP570-4, the engine cover, rear spoiler, sills, side mirror housings, underbody trays and rear diffuser are all made of the expensive gray stuff. Inside, the door panels, center console and shift surround are also switched to carbon-fiber pieces. Lamborghini also saved some weight by using polycarbonate windows at the sides, rear and over the engine.

An Even Lighter-Weight Version Is Possible
As light as the Superleggera is, an even more stripped-down version is under consideration for pure track duty. That car would shed convenience features like air-conditioning and the power windows along with the carpet, sound-deadening materials and anything else not completely necessary for racing. Expect to see such a variation on the LP570-4 in the not-too-distant future, but like we said, it'll probably be a non-road-going track car.

Carbon Brakes Are Extra
Yes, even $237,000 sports cars have options and surprisingly enough, carbon-ceramic brake rotors are not standard on the LP570-4 Superleggera. We didn't get a chance to sample the standard discs, be we can assure you that the carbon rotors work quite well. Even after dozens of hot laps on a fast circuit, they bit hard with little fade and were quite easy to modulate. Can't ask for much more than that, so ask for them.

Unique Wheels and Tires
This may seem like a lightly upgraded model, but the changes were enough to warrant specific tires to take full advantage of the car's reduced weight and unique handling characteristics. Sized 235/35ZR19 up front and 295/30ZR19 at the rear, the Pirelli P Zero Corsas are mounted on forged aluminum wheels that shave 28.6 pounds off the car's curb weight. Even the wheel bolts are made from titanium to shave a little extra weight.

Goes Sideways
You might think that the "4" in the LP-570-4's name means it's all grip and no slip. Not a chance. The standard bias sends 70 percent of the power to the rear, so all you need is a heavy foot and the traction control turned off to get this Gallardo twisted up in opposite lock.

A quick steering ratio makes it easy to catch, and those sticky Pirellis hook right back up once you ease off the power a bit. A pretty nice compromise, actually, as the Gallardo is otherwise easy to power through turns thanks to the front-end grip provided by the all-wheel-drive system.

Greener Machine
Not that its owners probably care, but the LP570-4 is not only more powerful than the previous Superleggera, it emits less CO2 per mile as well. Lamborghini says this Gallardo's fuel consumption has been reduced by 20 percent.

Some of the credit goes to the use of direct injection. It allowed the engineers to pump up the compression ratio to 12.5:1. If you're not familiar, that's some serious cylinder pressure, so you'd better put in the good stuff.

It Has an Optional Rearview Camera
Yes, Lamborghini has joined the ranks of the average minivan with an optional rearview camera. It's cleanly mounted on the rear spoiler and is quite useful, since the rearward view from the driver seat is a bit limited.

Thankfully, the LP570-4 Superleggera also offers some manly options, too, like four-point harnesses, a roll cage and a fire extinguisher. Now those are options.

Source: InsideLine

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Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce China LE

Lamborghini's new toy.

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Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce China LE
Many luxury automakers are catering to the Chinese market at this year’s 2010 Beijing Motor Show with special-edition models made just for China. Following Bentley’s move yesterday, Lamborghini announced today that it will show the Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce China Limited Edition.

“Automobili Lamborghini’s strong performance at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show and its launch of a special edition of the flagship Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce exclusively for the Chinese market underscore our unwavering commitment to China and the development of a super sports car culture here,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. “Last year, Automobili Lamborghini achieved 11 percent growth in China. At the beginning of this week on 20th of April, we have launched our seventh Automobili Lamborghini China dealership in Shenzhen. The inauguration of our eighth showroom in Xiamen will come soon.”

The Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce China Limited Edition will be limited to just 10 units and will feature an orange stripe, “symbolizing the strength of an erupting volcano.” on the flat gray painted carbon shell. Each of the 10 model holds a numeration badge with the name of its owner.

Power for the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce comes from a 6.5L V12 producing 670-hp and a peak torque of 487 lb-ft. 0 to 62 mph comes in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 212 mph.

Source: eGMCarTech
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Next Audi S8 to get Lamborghini derived 620-hp V10

Luxury sedan with bite.

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Next Audi S8 to get Lamborghini derived 620-hp V10
The new 2011 Audi A8 is set to go on sale later this year, however, most of us are waiting to see what Audi has in store for the next-generation S8. A prototype of the next-generation Audi S8 was recently caught at the Nurburgring and sources say that power will come from a Lamborghini-derived V10.

So how powerful will the new Audi S8 be? Insiders say that the 5.2L V10 will follow the RS6’s forced-induction recipe with direct-injection and twin turbos that will help produce around 620-hp with a maximum torque of 553 lb-ft. That’s significantly up from the old S8’s 444-hp and 398 lb-ft.

Source: eGMCarTech

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Lamborghini Gallardo-Based / Powered Ford Mustang

It could be yours..

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Lamborghini Gallardo-Based / Powered Ford Mustang
Remember the custom made Ford Mustang with the Lamborghini Gallardo heart and mechanicals from the 2007 SEMA show? Well, this bizarre mishmash that has been baptized 'The Tractorri' (feel free to call it the Mustardo) has been listed for sale for an undisclosed price on Jameslist.

The Tractorri was built by one John Haugh from Cleveland, Ohio, who spent a whole lot of time and cash to marry the body of a 2007 Ford Mustang coupe to the mechanicals - including the 520HP 5.0-liter V10 engine that's mounted behind the front seats, E-gear sequential automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system- of a Gallardo.

The fabricator even went as far as to create a custom interior that mimics the design of the exotic Lamborghini supercar!

Source: JamesList via CarScoop
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Rapper Bow Wow Brags on Driving "Tipsy" in Lambo

Gotta love celebrities.

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Rapper Bow Wow Brags on Driving
In a sign of the times, rapper Bow Wow was caught — on Twitter — bragging about his inebriated driving in a Lamborghini after visiting a nightclub on New Year's Eve. After blogs picked up and posted the tweets widely, he took the messages down and posted an apology calling himself "stupid and immature."

The original message read: "Face numb im whippin the lambo. Tipsy as f*k. " It was followed by another one, seeming to indicate he was headed to other clubs, reading: "Im f**ked up!!! Ohhhh damn. Y I drive the lambo. Chris might have to drive after next spot." Earlier in the evening, he had posted: "Im saying sorry now for what I might tweet...Im young n rich im goin hard 2nite."

The apology, still visible on Bow Wow's Twitter page, reads: "Apologize for that tweet. it was stupid and immature. not a way i want to kick my #2010 year off. i got too much good stuff lined up. my bad."

Source: InsideLine

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edo competition Lamborghini LP600/4

Baller status.

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edo competition Lamborghini LP600/4
edo competition, one of the world’s most respected tuner, has gotten its hands on the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and has changed the name to LP600/4. What does the 600 stand for?

Well, if you’re at all familiar with the way some automakers name their cars
(especially tuners), then you should know that 600 stands for 600-hp. With a total of 422 lb-ft of torque, the edo competition LP600/4 goes from 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 211 mph.

Visually, edo competition kept the upgrades subtle; however the tuner is offering 19-in three-piece racing wheels.

Source: eGMCarTech
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