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Dream Review - Ferrari F12 vs Lamborghini Aventador vs Aston Martin Vanquish [Video]

Dream Review – Ferrari F12 vs Lamborghini Aventador vs Aston Martin Vanquish [Video]

We stumbled upon this review from the team at EVO and we immediately fell in love with it. This is the kind of car review most would kill for.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Source: EVO

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The Legendary Lamborghini Countach [Video]

The Legendary Lamborghini Countach [Video]

If you were born anywhere near the 70’s or 80’s you are most likely to remember a time when the Lamborghini Countach, was always features on some magazines, and heralded as one of the ultimate sports cars of its time.

As child I remember having a framed picture of a white Lamborghini Countach which hung on my bedroom wall. I remember it well as I recall having to save my pocket-money over some time in order to purchase it.

Well last week I stumbled upon a video from Motoring Conbrio website which took me back to that time in history where the Lamborghini Countach was my ultimate dream car.

The video was from an interview carried out on a TV show called “60 minutes” in 1985.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. See if you can spot Valentino Balboni, famed Lamborghini test driver, in his younger days.

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The Very Striking Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster

The Very Striking Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster

Lamborghini officially released details on the new open-top Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster and judging from the comments we have seen on the web, it’s an instant hit.

The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster can immediately be recognised by the unique profile of its upper area, which extends along newly designed geometric lines from the removable roof to the engine hood.

The tow-piece roof is made entirely from carbon fibre, and is said to offer a level of aesthetic performance and stiffness, while still being extremely light. The tow-piece roof is stored in the front luggage compartment.

The rear pillar has been redesigned to offer support for the removable roof, accommodate an automatic protection system for passengers, and provide the engine compartment with ample ventilation.

Another noticeable feature on the Lamborghinin Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is the engine hood which differs from the Avenatdor coupé. The central spine has two pairs of hexagonal windows connected at the sides as if they were hyper-tech armour plates. Lamborghini states that the functional design of the engine hood provides or rather enhances; engine cooling, rain water drain off, and proved direct visibility to the belly of the beast, the powerful V12 Engine.

The rear windshield not only allows occupants the opportunity to control the flow of wind in the cabin along with the wind deflector, but to also control the amount of engine noise from the V12 motor which penetrates the cabin.

The body of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster sports a two-tone finish, as the windshield pillar, the two roof sections and the rear window area up to the “fins” are painted in gloss black.

A new exterior colour has also been added for the Lamborghini Aventador, Azzuro Thetis, a very light, metallic blue colour which commemorates the colour used on the 1968 Miura Roadster.

These tow-tone finishes, especially with the new Azzuro Thetis exterior colour shown in the press pictures, really do justice to the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster, and makes for a compelling reason to stare jaws dropped at the roadster for a few minutes.

The Interior upholstery also receives some attention with the use of new leather called Sabbia Nerferte, which complements the new Azzuro Thetis exterior colour.

The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster also gains some new Dione 20”/21” rims which also contribute to the daring, aggressive look of the roadster. These rims are 10 kilograms lighter than the standard rims.

The 6.5 litre centrally located V12 engine generates 515kW and 690Nm and is mated to and ISR 7-speed gearbox. Performance figures from Lamborghini indicate that the 0-100km/h takes only 3 seconds flat and that the top speed is 350km/h. The 3 second acceleration time is only 0.1 second slower than the Aventador coupé.

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2013 Lamborghini LP700-4: The Efficient Supercar

2013 Lamborghini LP700-4: The Efficient Supercar

More information on the 2013 Lamborghini LP700-4 cylinder deactivation and start/stop system has been released during the Paris Motor Show. Other than these technological advancements the Lamborghini LP700-4 also gains new individualisation options as well as improved ride and handling thanks to stiffer springs and optimised dampers.

The addition of these technologies has led to a claimed fuel consumption of 16 litres/100km a reduction of 7%.

The energy for restart following a stop phase (e.g. at a traffic light) is delivered by high performance capacitors known as supercaps which power up the Lamborghini LP700-4 extremely fast in 180 milliseconds. This is significantly faster than most conventional stop/start systems.

The Cylinder Deactivation System (CDS) on the Lamborghini LP700-4 is activated under low loads. Under low load and at speeds of less than 135 km/h, the CDS deactivates one cylinder bank, allowing the power unit to run as an inline six. But with just the slightest movement of the gas pedal, the extreme performance of the V12 engine with its 515 kW is back online.

The CDS and the start/stop system work incredibly quickly, are virtually imperceptible to the driver and have absolutely no negative impact on the amazing driving experience.

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New Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and LP570-4 Edizione Tecnica Unveiled

New Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and LP570-4 Edizione Tecnica Unveiled

Lamborghini unveiled the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4  as well as the LP 570-4 Superleggera and the LP 570-4 Spyder Performante which will be offered with the enhanced Edizione Tecnica package.

The new Lamborghni Gallardo models will be available globally at Dealerships from November 2012.

The most noticeable changes to the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 is the new front end which features triangular and trapezoidal forming an overall broader and more forceful look, complimented by new look larger air intakes. Also new are the 19-inch “Apollo polished” alloy wheels, painted in matt black and featuring precision-machined spokes in polished silver.

At the rear the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 also carries over the triangle and trapezoidal forms from the front, with the air outlet having an overall wider surface area.

The Lamborghini Gallardo 570-4 Superleggera and the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante with the Edizione Tecnica package benefit from an improved equipment level and give the cars an even more individual look. Features of the Edizione Tecnica include the fixed high rear wing, as well as brakes in carbon-ceramic technology. They combine low weight with outstanding fade resistance and durability.

The Edizione Tecnica will be offered in three new exclusive optional color combinations, whereby the entire roof arch and front air intakes are painted in a contrast color. The available shades are: Nero Nemesis (matt black) body with Arancio Argos (orange) pillars and front air intakes, Bianco Canopus (matt white) body with Arancio Argos pillars and front air intakes, and Arancio Argos body with Nero Nemesis pillars and front air intakes.

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Lamborghini Nova Video Teaser - Unveiling at 2012 Paris Motor Show

Lamborghini Nova Video Teaser – Unveiling at 2012 Paris Motor Show

Lamborghini released a teaser video of the Lamborghini Nova yesterday which will be unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

It seems that we are unsure of whether this is a special edition Lamborghini Gallardo, similar to the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale, or the Lamborghini Gallardo succesor.

In either case we are sure the Lamborghini Nova will be a stunning looking car. Enjoy the teaser video.

 

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2013 Lamborghini Aventador

2013 Lamborghini Aventador

The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador  is reported to becoming out with a number of changes . However the most notable changes to the Aventador  will be the reduction in exhaust emissions and improved fuel efficiency of the thirsty 6.5 litre V12 engine. Lamborghini hopes to do this by pairing cylinder deactivation under light loads and engine start-stop technology.

The cylinder deactivation on the Aventador will work by cutting 6 of the 12 cylinders when they are not needed.

What is however interesting with these changes is that the Lamborghini may pioneer the use of supercapacitors rather than a lithium-ion battery to provide the stored energy to restart the engine after a stop. These supercapacitors are lighter than any battery of the same energy capacity and deliver more power quickly. In the case of the Aventador it is estimated to take 180 milliseconds to restart the engine.

The result of these changes on the 2013 Aventador is purportedly a fuel consumption of 16 L/100km compared to the current 17.2 L/100km and a reduction of CO2 emissions from 398 g/km to 370 g/km.

Source of source:  Auto Motor and Sport  via Green Car Reports

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Lamborghini Urus Concept

Lamborghini Urus Concept

Lamborghini introduced the Urus concept SUV at the 2012 Beijing Motor show. The Urus will churn out 440 kW of Power and at the same time will offer the lowest CO2 emissions relative to other comparable cars.

According to the press release the Urus “combines unique design, a fascinating interior and outstanding performance with versatility and everyday usability.” The Urus is a 4 seater with variable ground clearance, permanent all wheel drive. The interior is nothing but exceptional with innovative materials featuring carbon fibre technology.

The introduction of a luxurious SUV would enable Lamborghini entry into the luxury SUV segment which is doing quite well internationally. At this point Lamborghini would expect to sell 3000 units primarily in the USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, The Middle East and China.

This is not the first time Lamborghini has ventured into the SUV market, in 1986 Lamborghini unveiled the LM002 and it remained in production until 1992.

source: autoblog

As is Lamborghini’s tradition the Urus is named after a bull, the Urus is one of the large, wild ancestors of domestic cattle. Urus bulls could measure up to 1.8 meters at the shoulder.

The look of the Urus is unmistakable and echoes Lamborghini’s design ethos of creating pure  and minimalist technical sculptures and simply put we feel it looks significantly better looking than the likes of the Bentley EXP 9 F concept.

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Lamborghini Aventador J (pronounced "Yoh-tah")

Lamborghini Aventador J (pronounced “Yoh-tah”)

The Lamborghini Aventador J, pronounced (“Yoh-tah”) was officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor show. The Aventador J is a one-off  vehicle with only one vehicle being built, and based on what we can gather this one-off vehicle has already been sold for a reported  2.1 million euros.

The Aventador J is said to combine the “overwhelming performance of the Lamborghini Aventador with the most intense experience of power and dynamics imaginable in an automobile.”

Having stripped the Aventador of its roof and front windshield, to create a convertible, drivers need to have the right equipment for driving at speeds in excess of 300km/h (as can be seen by the masked driver in the pictures and video).

We think the Aventador J looks stunning.

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Press Release

Lamborghini Aventador J:
Worldwide premiere at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show
Radically open, extremely powerful

At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Automobili Lamborghini is presenting the most uncompromising open super sports car of its entire history. The Lamborghini Aventador J is a force of nature on wheels – supremely powerful and supremely open. The Aventador J offers its pilot and co-pilot an utterly indescribable experience of power and dynamics. At the same time, the 515 kW / 700 hp two-seater is a first class technology showcase, combining innovative solutions and brand new materials and demonstrating Automobili Lamborghini’s enormous expertise in carbon fiber technology.

The Lamborghini Aventador J is a radically open automobile – exterior and interior meld into each other. The designers and engineers in Sant’Agata Bolognese have not only dispensed entirely with the roof, but also with the front windshield. This requires that drivers of the Aventador J must have the right equipment for driving at top speeds higher than 300 Km/h.

This kind of driving at the limit is a highly exclusive experience – the Lamborghini Aventador J is fully functional for road use. It is an absolute one-off: a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

“With the Lamborghini Aventador J, we have molded our brand DNA into its most definitive form to date. This automobile is as extreme and as uncompromising as only a Lamborghini can be,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The new Lamborghini Aventador J is the most radical open supersports car of Lamborghini’s history. Its name comes from our tradition and combines an unconventional design with technology innovation. Nowadays we are confronted with several regulations that we face in the spirit of challenge. The Aventador J is the proof that, despite the rules, Lamborghini will always make people dream, even in the future.”

Continuation of a glorious tradition
With the Aventador J, technically based on the Aventador, Automobili Lamborghini is carrying on its glorious brand tradition. The 1970 Jota, for instance, was the stuff of legends – a Lamborghini Miura with improved performance and virtually redesigned in every detail. It remained a one-off; although some owners subsequently had their Miuras modified to look like the Jota.
The letter J is derived from the sporting rules of the FIA world motorsport organization. Its “Appendix J” defines the technical specification of race cars in the various classes.

The Aventador: Extremely open, overwhelming power
The Lamborghini Aventador J is a super sports car of positively dramatic single-mindedness and openness. It combines the overwhelming performance of the Lamborghini Aventador with the most intense experience of power and dynamics imaginable in an automobile.

The technical basis for the Aventador J is the Aventador LP 700-4, Lamborghini’s new twelve-cylinder model. Presented in 2011, the Aventador has been acclaimed by customers and journalists alike. The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4’s technology package is unique – its structure is based on an innovative monocoque made from carbon fiber reinforced polymers that combines systematic lightweight design with optimum stiffness and safety. The new twelve-cylinder with a displacement of 6.5 liters and 515 kW / 700 hp combines the best in high-revving thrills with mighty pulling power. Its super-fast ISR transmission, permanent all-wheel drive and push-rod suspension combine this potent power with the utmost handling precision.
Systematic lightweight design – considerable weight reduction
Naturally, the Aventador J benefits enormously from this unique technology package. Yet the Aventador J has a significantly different interpretation to the Aventador coupé. In this open version, the monocoque has a largely new design, including the two safety bars behind the seats. The absence of a roof, of the large windshield, of the air conditioning system and of the navigation system obviously takes it to an even lower weight. With a dry weight of 1575 kilograms, the series production Aventador LP 700-4 is already extremely light for its performance class thanks to its carbon fiber construction.

Carbonskin, a brand new carbon fiber material
The unique expertise of Automobili Lamborghini in the field of carbon fiber reinforced polymers is evident not only in the hi-tech monocoque, but also in the research into further innovative solutions. Unlike traditional seats, in the Aventador J seats are made of Forged COMPOSITE®, with inserts of flexible carbon fiber fabrics: a result of an innovative Lamborghini patent.

The specialists at Lamborghini have developed an even more amazing version of carbon fiber material for the Aventador J. In its first automotive application, this carbon fiber fabric called “Carbonskin” is made of woven carbon fibers soaked with a very special epoxy resin that stabilizes the fiber structure and keeps the material soft. Like a hi-tech fabric, the carbon fiber mats fit perfectly to every shape. In the Aventador J, the complete cockpit and parts of the seats are clad in this material and shimmer in matt carbon fiber black. It’s conceivable that in future there will be many potential applications for this freshly patented and extremely fine-looking material, even very high-end clothing.

The Design: uncompromisingly Lamborghini
An extreme Aventador obviously needs an equally single-minded design, which goes without saying at the Centro Stile Lamborghini. Every single model from Sant’Agata Bolognese bears the unique design of the brand. Clear, precise surfaces, as well as sharp, often broken lines are among the unmistakable styling tools. They consistently emphasize the power and enormous presence of these Italian super sports cars. Not one line is ever accidental – the defining principle is always ‘form follows function’.
This function is very clearly defined for the Aventador J – explosive dynamics, extreme driving fun, a unique experience. Every kilometer with the Aventador J is extreme fun: something plainly evident from the very first glance.

Rear view mirror like a periscope
Virtually every part of the outer chassis was redesigned for the Aventador J, yet it shows the spirit of Lamborghini in its most concentrated form. The car’s dimensions are extreme: the overall length is 4890 mm, the overall width (excluding mirrors) is 2030 mm while the height is 1110 mm.

The highest points are marked by the rear view mirror, which is perched n an arm like a periscope, and by the two safety bars behind the seats. In place of the classic front windshield there are two small wind deflectors. The occupants of the Aventador J are confronted by the element of the wind in much the same way as a superbike rider – therefore the right clothing is prerequisite for every trip.

Red with chrome effect, wheels with CFRP fan
The black of the carbon fiber parts is visibly evident throughout the car – the significantly wider sill elements and the mighty rear diffuser form a perfect contrast to the rich red body paintwork. The special red color was developed specifically for this Aventador – a highly intensive red with a slight chrome effect.

The wheels, of course, were also developed specifically for this car, with 20-inch rims at the front and 21-inch at the rear. The five-spoke aluminum wheels have a central lock system and an additional carbon fiber insert that functions like a small fan for optimum brake ventilation.

Naturally, the doors on the Aventador J also open upward. They are considerably thinner than on the Aventador and are fitted with a tiny, fixed side window. The muscular flanks around the rear wheels are hallmark Lamborghini and make it immediately apparent where this particular bull keeps his power.

Rear end purely for aerodynamics and ventilation
Because of its ample dimensions, the eye is drawn inexorably to the rear end. It consists in principle of just three elements – the carbon-fiber rear diffuser, the four huge tail pipes and the rear lights with their typical Lamborghini light signature in the form of a Y. The remaining surface area is for heat dissipation and is enclosed only by a black metal mesh. The rear end is crowned by an enormous fixed spoiler mounted on the bodyshell by two arms. ‘Form follows function’ to the nth degree. The spoiler is supported by two pillars connected by the diffuser: clearly inspired by racing.

Special bumpers
In comparison with the Aventador LP 700-4, the exclusive Aventador J has special front and rear bumpers. Both bumpers have been supplemented with carbon fiber fins that act as flow deviators. Their purpose is to achieve a significant increase in the vehicle’s downforce at both the front and the rear.

The outside comes inside
The Aventador J’s exterior and interior forms flow seamlessly into each other. This supersports car turns its inside outward and is as open as it can possibly be. Conversely, the exterior ‘flows’ through the interior – a red stripe runs from the front hood, between the two wind deflectors, over the dashboard, down the console to the center tunnel and back up between the seat backs, before leaving the interior and heading for the engine cover panel.

Interior is minimalist and single-minded
This band of color connects the front and the rear of the car, creates a visual separation between the driver and passenger space and is interrupted only by a small control panel housing the starter button and the switches for lights and transmission. The Aventador J is equipped neither with a navigation nor car audio system, nor does it have the associated screen or air conditioning controls – these would simply detract from its one and only raison d’être as an extreme driving experience. What remains, of course, are two programmable TFT displays behind the steering wheel.

The engine cover also brings the inside to the outside. To be more precise, it is not so much a cover but more a framework. This part has a new geometry (X shape) and is made of carbon fiber. Two large openings lay bare both cylinder banks of the mighty V12 power unit with its 6.5 liters of displacement – a truly stunning sight for every automobile aficionado.

A unique work of art licensed for the road
However, at the end of the Geneva Motor Show, this sight will be the preserve of just one – the future owner of the Lamborghini Aventador J. There is only one of them, no prototypes and no others for the Lamborghini Museum. The buyer can look forward to a truly unique, street-legal work of art. He will possess the most extreme expression of Lamborghini DNA in existence and a real masterpiece of high technology. But the many other fans of the super sports cars from Sant’ Agata Bolognese can rest assured – the Aventador success story has only just begun.

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