• Bitcoin

    Guy Buys Lamborghini for $115 using Bitcoin | Find Out His Secret

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    SERIAL entrepreneur Peter Saddington bought a Lamborghini with part of his bitcoin holdings as the price exploded to a new all-time high in the first two weeks of October. And not only was he able to purchase the Lambo with bitcoin, he got away with only paying $115 for the supercar.

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    Today, Bitcoin is all over the news, seemingly hitting a new record high every other day. But at one point in time, one bitcoin only cost a couple bucks. This where Saddington’s fortune comes into play.

    Road to the Bitcoin Lamborghini

    A life-long entrepreneur, Saddington had taken on multiple ventures, many of which were unsuccessful. Bitcoin, though, ended up being the best investment decision he ever made.

    Saddington admits it to be a lucky investment, having bought his first bitcoin way back in 2011. When he bought it, the bitcoin price was $2.52. In a YouTube video telling his story, Saddington said he made the investment without much thought, and didn’t really check up on it until 2014 — when bitcoin hit $250.

    It was then, he said, that he realized the potential of cryptocurrency. And he’s been 100% behind bitcoin ever since.

    “It is a great technology for a great investment and it really is the future of money,” Saddington said in his video.

    A $20 Million Lambo? Treat Yourself

    Come October 2017, and Saddington’s cheap investment from 2011 had earned enough profit to allow him to purchase the Lamborghini. Rather than selling his coins at an exchange and buying the car with fiat, however, Saddington made the entire purchase with bitcoin.

    Based on what he paid for the bitcoins in 2011, Saddington said his car only cost around $115. Profit from the skyrocketing bitcoin price took care of the rest.

    He bought the car in despite the Bitcoin Lambo memes warning against buying a car with the rapidly-appreciating bitcoin. Saddington acknowledged that his purchase may end up costing him $20 million in the future as bitcoin’s value goes up. “But sometimes you just have to reward yourself,” he said.

    A long time in the making, Saddington recalls the years leading up to his Lambo purchase. He said he had looked into buying a Lamborghini in the past — without bitcoin — but his wife shot him down. She told him Lamborghinis were too “gangster rap,” and that he should buy something more tasteful.

    Saddington’s consolation prize was nothing to sneeze at, however. Instead of the Lambo, he bought an Audi R8, and proceeded to put so much money into the car that he could have just bought a Lamborghini outright, he said.

    A few years later, after a precious moment involving a friend’s Lamborghini and their young son, Saddington received his wife’s approval as he looked at a Lambo he could buy with bitcoin. The rest is history. According to Saddington, he became the first person ever to buy a Lamborghini with bitcoin, earning his car the name, “Bitcoin Lambo.”

    Another Step Towards the Moon

    While Saddington may be the first Lambo owner to purchase the supercar with bitcoin, he isn’t the first to celebrate his investment success in an extravagant way.

    In 2013, an anonymous Bitcoiner used the cryptocurrency to purchase a Tesla Model S from a dealership in Newport Beach, California that had recently started accepting bitcoin as payment. CNN Money reported that the man purchased the car for $103,000, equivalent to 91.4 bitcoins at the time. News of the purchase went viral, after which the dealership said it received around 10 calls from people interested in buying a car with bitcoin.

    Today, that 91.4 bitcoin Tesla is worth $536,370.

     



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  • Reviews/ Videos

    2015 Geneva motor show highlights with Chris Harris (VIDEO)

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    Internet star, professional hoon and tyre wrecker Chris Harris walks us round the supercar packed 2015 Geneva motor show.

    The Geneva motor show is the biggest motoring event on the calendar, it’s where all the hottest and most exciting new cars are revealed for the first time and usually they’re fast cars. This motor show is basically an ideal place for manufacturers to show off their most technologically advanced performance models and compete for the spotlight. You can usually tell who’s ‘winning’ the Geneva motor show by how many journalists turn up to each manufacturer’s press announcements. When ever a new Ferrari is unveiled people tend to pay attention – reveal a new Ssangyong cross over and well, you get the idea.

    Before Chris Harris walks us round the Geneva motor show and makes lots of hilariously rude jokes, I’ll give you some of my own highlights from the show. I’m a huge fan of the Swedish hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg, and their two Geneva show cars were serious stand-outs. The Regera hybrid is an 1800hp rear-wheel drive monster which packs a 1080hp twin-turbo V8 engine and three electric motors which give a total of 700hp. A Bugatti Veyron takes around a minute to reach 248mph (400km/h), this car takes less than 20 seconds. It’s completely nuts. Less extreme is Koenigsegg’s Agera RS, a lightweight track version of the standard 1080hp Agera. Other highlights include the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Cayman GT4, Audi R8 and its GT3 race car R8 LMS cousin, and curiously, the new Skoda Superb.

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  • Latest Release/ News

    Lamborghini Aventador SV LP750-4 revealed

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    The maddest and most powerful incarnation of the Lamborghini Aventador supercar gets revealed at the Geneva motor show. 

    Lamborghini has revealed its maddest bull yet at this week’s Geneva motor show, the new Aventador LP750-4 SV. The SV is designed to be a harder, faster and more track-focused version of the standard 690hp Aventador V12 supercar. It uses the same 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, but revisions to its variable valve timing system and exhaust mean the engine in the SV develops 740hp. That’s enough to slash the standard car’s 0-62mph time from 2.9 seconds to 2.8 seconds and extend the top speed beyond 217mph. The new engine also revs higher, and with a new exhaust system, should sound even naughtier than the stunning ‘ordinary’ Aventador.

    Lamborghini Aventador SV

    Lamborghini Aventador SV

    The SV uses the same seven-speed automated manual gearbox and all-wheel drive system as the standard Aventador. The supercar’s lightweight carbon fibre monocoque is also used, however thanks to a stripped interior and lightweight body components the Aventador SV weighs around 50kg less than the standard 1575kg car. There’s less sound deadening in the cabin and carbon-backed bucket seats upholstered in a unique carbon-fibre fabric.

    Lamborghini Aventador SV

    Lamborghini Aventador SV

    The suspension has also been modified to incorporate adaptive dampers which are said to reduce dive under braking and body roll. The SV also features carbon ceramic brakes and new centre-lock alloy wheels measuring 20-inches at the front and 21-inches at the rear. Tyres are extra sticky Pirelli P Zero Corsas.

    The SV also gets a manually adjustable rear wing to give extra down force, which is helped by a more aggressive rear diffuser. A new front bumper also features with extra air ducts for improved engine cooling.

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  • News/ Super Cars

    Classic Icons v Modern Contemporaries showing just how far we’ve come.

    The evolution of the car has been a fast-flowing advancement of efficiency, safety and performance, with some of the more exciting vehicles of the modern era showing just how far we’ve come.

    Such examples as the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 are hard evidence of what can be achieved in the motoring world; even comparing such marques’ tamer cars against their predecessors really highlight the difference between what was once thought to be the pinnacle of motoring and the majesty of possibilities we have today.

    With the help of the enthusiasts at Stoneacre Specialist, see how the icons of old compare against their modern contemporaries.

    Aston Martin: DB5 v Vanquish

    One of, if not the most famous car on the planet, the Aston Martin DB5 has made its way into the hearts of many ever since its mainstream introduction via Goldfinger, with one James Bond enjoying his gadget-laden version of what was to be a star in the making.

    Fast-forward out of the early ‘60s to 2013 and Aston Martin had created a new flagship grand tourer, one with a raging V12 capable of producing over 550bhp and surpassing 200mph.

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    Ferrari: 250 GTO v F12

    To show just how special the Ferrari 250 GTO was to Enzo Ferrari in 1962, the Old Man himself felt the need to handpick the car’s 39 original customers. The 250 GTO was produced built for racing homologation, with those three letters themselves standing for ‘Gran Turismo Omologato’ – Italian for Grand Touring Homologated.

    Replacing the 599, the Ferrari F12 moved the game forward massively in 2012 with its huge V12 up front and incredible driving dynamics for what remains a grand tourer at heart. The F12 has it all over its predecessors, with a lap time around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track a second quicker than the 599 GTO and two faster than the Enzo and the 458 Italia.

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    Jaguar: E-type v F-type

    Another car of the ‘60s, the Jaguar E-type is often referred to as the most beautiful car in the world, a proclamation many would find hard to argue against; even the New York Museum of Modern Art recognised its aesthetics enough to add an example to its permanent collection.

    For decades after the E-type’s retirement, many were calling out for a replacement, and in 2013 Jaguar gave us the F-type, a car widely regarded as the E-type’s spiritual successor. Although a more compact package and without the endless bonnet, the F-type does indeed resemble its ancestor, not just in aesthetics but also in spirit.

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    Lamborghini: Miura SV v Aventador

    A car that set the trend of the two-seat mid-engined sports car, the Lamborghini Miura was a pin-up special the world over in 1966, thanks to its stunning looks and enthralling engine. Perhaps most famous of all Miuras was the SV, the last of the breed and widely thought of as the most complete version of what was effectively the first supercar.

    Evolving through the years into the Countach, Diablo and Murcielago, the Miura eventually became the Aventador and is the pinnacle of Lamborghini’s innovation so far. Carbon fibre has been used extensively to create the Aventador, with the car’s monocoque completely made from the ultra-lightweight material to give it massive agility for such a large vehicle of its type.

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    Porsche: Carrera RS v 911 GT3

    Standing for Rennsport (Race Sport), the Porsche Carrera RS carries with it iconic status of the highest order, especially amongst the most hardened enthusiasts of the Stuttgart brand. The RS was another car created to go racing, like many of Porsche’s most famous names, and was handed a revised suspension set-up to the standard 911, as well as that infamous ‘ducktail’ rear spoiler.

    Although not for much longer, the current lightweight, b-road-blasting Porsche is the 991 generation of the seminal GT3. Purists were disappointed to see the car go auto-only and adopt electronic power steering, but the latest GT3 remains among the best driver’s cars on both the road and the track.

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  • News/ Viral

    Lamborghini Huracan crashes at 200mph (VIDEO)

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    Lamborghini Huracan supercar driver demonstrates why it’s not a good idea to do big speed on the public road in chilling viral crash video. 

    They say the only place where you can really safely stretch the legs of a high horsepower supercar is at a race track, drag strip or runway should you have the funds to hire an airport for the day… Yes, technically you could visit a country that doesn’t have speed limits on certain roads like Germany or Italy, but it’s still pretty sketchy doing over 200mph on a road shared with other cars, trucks and people. At 200mph the closing speed between you and a car that might want to pop out to the outside lane to overtake the dawdler doing 60mph is still a staggering 140mph. You’re almost covering 100 meters every second, the speed is incredible and most roads and drivers were not designed to deal with cars travelling at such a vast rate of knots.

    The video below is proof that even in a fancy new Lamborghini Huracan supercar with all-wheel drive, a double-clutch gearbox and carbon fibre chassis that happily power past 200mph, things can and do go wrong. The chilling video below shows the moments before the bright green Lambo was turned into a pile of metallic mush as its pilot pushed the car up to 330km/h (205mph) on Hungary’s M7 highway. The video ends when the car seems to strike some quite severe bumps in the road which cause it to lose grip and collide with some metal before the video ends and the aftermath images commence.

    Fortunately there were no fatalities in the accident, apart from the Huracan which was a total write off, though it’s believed the person filming from the passenger seat suffered serious injuries.

    Lesson: stay safe out there. You can check out the full video below.

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  • Humor/ Videos

    Old guy wants a Lamborghini supercar with cat badges (VIDEO)

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    Old guy tries to get a good deal on a Lamborghini supercar by taking off all the unnecessary equipment in hilarious prank video.

    You’re old, retired and looking for a new toy to cruise the streets in. Only problem is, modern supercars like Lamborghinis, Ferraris and McLarens all come with lots of stuff a pensioner doesn’t really need. Like a big powerful engine, special paint, chrome exhaust pipes and airbags…. If you got the dealer to remove all these useless items then the car would be more affordable, right?

    Another problem with supercars is that they’ve all got showy badges that shout ‘midlife crisis’. And why would you want a badge with a prancing horse or raging bull on it, when the animal you really like is cats?

    This prank video sees a guy acting as an old bloke – that’s maybe losing his marbles slightly – try to get a good deal on a Ferrari and Lamborghini supercar in the most unusual of ways….

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  • Super Cars

    Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo Racer Revealed Early (VIDEO)

    Lamborghini’s new Huracán LP 610-4 race car, which will compete in the Italian automaker’s Super Trofeo one-make racing series from next year on, is scheduled to be officially revealed tomorrow at a satellite event for this weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. However, the car has already been spotted and presented here in these photos and video from Carspotter Jeroen.

    While we’re still waiting on all the official info, a few of the new race car’s details are already known. The car’s title is Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo, and as the name suggests the car packs the same 601-horsepower, 5.2-liter V-10 found in the road-going Huracán, and its all-wheel-drive system, too.

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    Recently, Lamborghini’s motorsport division Squadra Corse announced it had hired some drivers to help with testing of the car. Most of the testing, including the initial shakedown, took place at the Vallelunga race track in Italy.

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    Note, even with the Huracán set to take over from the Gallardo in next year’s Super Trofeo series, teams that have already bought a Gallardo-based racer will still be able to compete in the new season. Lamborghini has confirmed that both the Gallardo and the Huracán will share the grid but will race in different classes.

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    The Huracán is also due to be developed into a GT3-spec race car that will serve as a replacement for the present Gallardo GT3. The Gallardo GT3 competes primarily in the Blancpain Endurance Series, with one of the cars fielded by Lamborghini motorsport partner Reiter Engineering.

    via Motor Authority

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  • Videos

    Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Delivered In Germany (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

    Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Delivered In Germany (VIDEO & PHOTOS)


    The first of Lamborghini’s stunning, over-the-top Veneno Roadsters has been delivered to a customer in Frankfurt, Germany. These photos show the car, painted in a liquid gloss black with matte gray and bright red accents.

    Undeniably extreme in its design, the Veneno Roadster is not for everyone. Futuristic road-going jet fighters are, by nature, not everyone’s cup of tea.

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    This owner, however, is likely to be the envy of many, as only 9 of the Roadsters will be built and sold for private use. Collectors, Lamborghini fans, and kids with posters on their walls the world over will merely have to look on and wish, while this lucky German will get to experience the real thing.

    Visit The Supercar Kids for more photos and information, and check out Driven By Torque’s unique photos, too.

    Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Delivered In Germany (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
    Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Delivered In Germany (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
    Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Delivered In Germany (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
    Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Delivered In Germany (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Valet Crashes A Lamborghini Gallardo, Doing $330,000 In Damage (VIDEO)

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    Watch as this Valet Crashes A Lamborghini Gallardo causing one embarrassing fail and over $330,000 in supercar damage.

    Footage from the Le Meridien hotel in New Delhi shows unlucky valet Arun Kumar driving through the busy valet area, it suddenly pauses, then all of a sudden accelerates crashing into other cars and then a concrete wall. Watch in disbelief below.

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  • Super Cars

    Lamborghini Recruits Test Drivers For New Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo Race Car

    Lamborghini and its Squadra Corse motorsport division have now announced that racing drivers Fabio Babini and Adrian Zaugg have been recruited to help develop the new race car, which will officially be known as the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo. They will report to Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini’s chief test driver and its new head of Squadra Corse.

    “The duo of Babini and Zaugg brings an important blend of experience and racing talent,” Sanna said in a statement. “They will be focused on not only important aspects such as the Huracán Super Trofeo’s ultimate performance, but also the right feel and setup of the cars to suit our series.”

    From left to right: Fabio Babini, Giorgio Sanna and Adrian ZauggFrom left to right: Fabio Babini, Giorgio Sanna and Adrian Zaugg

    Babini was named overall winner of the European Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series in 2009 and 2011. He’s also competed in the FIA GT series as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and served as a test driver for Pirelli. Zaugg, meanwhile, has competed in GP2 and the former A1 Grand Prix.

    Initial testing of the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo race car will get underway at the Vallelunga circuit near Rome later this year. For Lamborghini, the circuit represents an ideal mix between technical sections good for manoeuvrability, and a fast section on which to tune aerodynamics.

    No specifics for the car have been announced but from its name we know it will match the 601 horsepower of the road-going Huracán. It is expected to start racing in the 2015 season.

    via Motor Authority

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  • Reviews/ Super Cars

    First drive: The new Lamborghini Huracan is a next level supercar

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    You slide into the low, bolstered seat, flip up the aircraft-style cover, press the start button, and hear the V-10 engine roar to life. Bump the steering wheel mode selector to Corsa, pull the right paddle, and off you go, down the pit lane at Ascari, ready to hit the track behind an Aventador. The Lamborghini Huracán is unleashed.

    This is a very good way to spend a Thursday.

    Or a Tuesday, a Sunday, or any other day for that matter. Not just because you’re at one of the finest private tracks in Europe, or because you’re well-heeled enough to be there, but because you’re behind the wheel of Lamborghini’s replacement for the Gallardo, the best car the company has ever built.

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    That’s quite a statement to make with automotive icons like the Countach, Diablo, and Miura in the stable. But it’s true. The Huracán is the best Lamborghini ever.

    It’s certainly a marked upgrade from the Aventador, though its sensuous exterior is somewhat more reserved; from ride comfort to shift quality to raw capability, the Huracán is, in nearly every quantitative and qualitative way, superior to its bigger brother.

    The Huracán is also a major improvement on the Gallardo—a car I never much cared for, dynamically. Sitting still, or rolling raucously up to its destination, the Gallardo managed to impress for most of its 10-year run, but the unrefined transmission, mediocre handling, and peaky, high-strung engine quickly showed weakness when pressed into true supercar service. Toward the end of its decade, it began to look a bit tired, too, a dozen special variants notwithstanding.

    But the Huracán has none of these foibles. In fact, the engineering team behind the Huracán set out rather explicitly to remove the Gallardo’s shortcomings, all the while wrapping it in an unmistakably, irresistibly Lamborghini shell. They succeeded.

     

    2015 Lamborghini Huracán first drive 

    The Track

    Let loose on the Ascari circuit for some group lead-follow action with a Lamborghini hot shoe at the wheel of an Aventador to set the pace, the Huracán initially feels like it’s wearing a straitjacket. That’s Strada mode, which has an insanely (but probably gladly) intrusive calibration for traction and stability control, preventing the application of full throttle with nearly any amount of steering angle dialed in. Fortunately, there are two other modes accessible via the toggle mounted at the six o’clock position on the steering wheel.

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    Bump it down into Sport mode and things liven up quite a bit–the throttle mapping gets snappier, the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox gets quicker, the dynamic exhaust gets louder, and the stability control system lets loose its death grip–just a bit. You have the option of letting the gearbox handle shifts for you in Sport mode, or doing the work yourself via the fixed column-mounted paddle shifters. Still, a few turns in Sport mode and an experienced driver will find themselves wanting more control.

    The answer is Corsa mode. Reducing stability control to a minimum–it was so unintrusive when driven smoothly, we found no reason to object despite the Ascari circuit’s many tortuous and tricky turns, elevation changes, and hard braking zones. Shifting is manual-only in Corsa mode, adding further to the driver’s sense of control. Likewise, the gearbox, throttle, and damping are all sharpened to their most aggressive settings in Corsa, transforming the once mild-mannered Huracán into a car that’s serious fun on track.

     

    2015 Lamborghini Huracán first drive

    Dynamically, once in Corsa mode, the Huracán feels rather a lot like the Audi R8 V10 Plus. That’s certainly not a bad thing: there’s loads of power from the quick-revving 5.2-liter V-10 engine (601 hp, to be precise), and the 3,370-pound car is very well-balanced for a mid-engined, all-wheel-drive car. The tendency toward power-on understeer is notable, but a few laps of calibrating driving style to match the car’s grip and propulsion levels quickly makes it an easy car to drive scarily fast.

    Part of the credit for the Huracán’s good manners goes to the Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale, a set of accelerometers arranged in three axes. Many cars use three-axis calculations to provide yaw, roll, and pitch information to the stability control system–but Lamborghini takes it two steps further, installing two addition gyroscopes so each axis has a direct reading for the system to use. Other systems use a single gyroscope paired with accelerometers, requiring them to perform calculations to derive movements in the other two axes. Lamborghini’s new system in the Huracán enables far quicker and more precise readings to be delivered to the computers, resulting a stability control system that is noticeably better largely by being completely unnoticeable.

    2015 Lamborghini Huracán first drive

    The Huracán’s innate dynamic balance also makes good sense when you consider the Huracán’s aluminum-and-carbon chassis is now 10 percent lighter and 50 percent stiffer than the Gallardo’s. Drag is also reduced by 3 percent while downforce is up more than 50 percent, improving grip at speed and resulting in 8 percent greater efficiency. Add in the new electronically controlled center differential, a major upgrade from the viscous unit in the Gallardo which allows more precise distribution of torque to all four wheels, and the whole system comes together in an eminently competent whole.

    We can’t quite agree with Lamborghini’s assertions during the press briefing before the track session that the Huracán is “the perfect car,” or “the best car on track and the street,” but we can applaud Lamborghini for getting far closer to those ideals than with any other car we’ve driven from the brand–and closer than many other brands have ever come

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    There are just two items of concern for the Huracán on track: the brakes and the cooling. While the brakes never seemed to experience fade due to heat, they were prone to some odd and unpredictable behavior thanks to a computer algorithm designed to handle panic stops. If engaged due to a loss or reduction of traction at one wheel, or if the brake pedal is engaged too suddenly, the system causes the brake pedal to become excessively firm, and the lack of travel creates a momentary panic in the driver before the realization that the car is, in fact, still stopping just fine sets in.

    The second quibble–cooling–is an overall concern, as we had the Huracán enter an overheat “limp mode” behavior during the track session. When overheated, the Huracán limits engine revs to 6,000 rpm and takes over gear shifts to use the highest gear possible–clearly a damper for track-day fun. The circumstances of our journalist track day likely had a strong role in the overheating, however, with the cars being lapped repeatedly with minimal time to cool down on a warm day. An individual driving their own car at a track day would likely never experience the issue.

     

    2015 Lamborghini Huracán first drive

    The Street

    Having exorcised our speed demons, we headed out for a quick trip through the mountains to see how the Huracán performs in the real world, where 99.9% of these cars will see 99.999999% of their miles. Again, the most apt comparison is to the Audi R8 V10 Plus, and again, the comparison is a good thing. The Huracán is comfortable, quiet, and well-mannered.

    Even over very bumpy roads (a detour took us off-route and onto some roads to which no Lamborghini owner would willingly subject their prized steed), the Huracán’s composition and poise was unshaken. It’s a super sports car, to be sure, and the bumps are noticeable, but the magneto-rheological dampers make the ride smoother than it has any right to be.

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    In town, the Huracán’s width becomes very, very apparent. Passing traffic in the next lane can be a haunting experience, especially on a narrow Andalucian street, and doubly if that traffic consists of large trucks. The width also makes U-turns, parking, and all forms of low-speed maneuvering a bit trickier than in any normal machine–but that’s the price you pay for the Huracán’s wild performance, comfortable cabin, and hey-look-at-me styling.

    The price you’ll pay to own a Huracán in the U.S. starts at $237,250. That figure can rise as far as your budget will allow should you wish to engage the Ad Personam customization service for unique colors, materials, or other features.

     

    2015 Lamborghini Huracán first drive

    The Rockstar

    Something that neither the on-track abilities nor on-road manners of the Huracán can express is the instant rockstar status one obtains by simply being in–or near–the Huracán. People of all ages and genders will give you thumbs up. Some will follow you in their cars, shooting video with their phones and gesticulating madly. Many will assume you’re someone famous.

    In a way, you are: You drive a Huracán.

    Part of the Huracán’s magic is its design, a drop-dead gorgeous array of curves and acute angles that recalls something of the Countach’s sharp-nosed, high-tailed futuristic wedge shape, mingling it with the aerospace-era themes of the Reventón, and yet coming out the other side of the looking glass with a completely unique, fresh take on the inimitably Lamborghini way of shaping a car.

    Another part of the Huracán’s magic is the sound. Raucous and unrepentant, the nearly all-new V-10 engine barks, growls, screams, and moans with the best of the cylinder-driven symphony. It’s an experience not just for the driver or passenger, but for the tiny slice of the world that surrounds the Huracán as it flashes by.

    Rolled in with its dynamic ability and civic civility, the magnetism of the look and sound makes the Huracán not just one of our favorite cars, but the best Lamborghini we’ve ever driven.

     

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    Lamborghini Dealer Gives 7-Year-Old The Best Birthday Party Ever (VIDEO)

    Lamborghini Dealer Gives 7-Year-Old The Best Birthday Party Ever

    Imagine you’re a kid, and it’s your seventh birthday. You have your friends and family around, you’ve opened your presents, you’re a riding a bit of a sugar high from all the cake and punch. Then a parade of Lamborghinis show up at your house, and they want to take you for a ride.

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    No, this isn’t the scenario for the world’s most unlikely and elaborate kidnapping, it’s the fulfillment of one kid’s dream. The little guy is such a Lamborghini fanatic, his father messaged Lamborghini North Los Angeles on Facebook to see if he could get his kid a ride in one of the low-slung supercars for his birthday. The dealer decided to do one better–about half a dozen better, actually.

    Lamborghini Dealer Gives 7-Year-Old The Best Birthday Party Ever

    Aventadors and Gallardos showed up at the boy’s house, the father proudly filming his son’s joy. Some of the Lamborghinis even wore decorations, including a black Aventador with Batman symbols all over it.

    ALSO READ: 2015 BMW i8 First Drive

    No words can capture the simple joy of a young car nut living out his (as yet) wildest dreams, so just watch the video and enjoy.

    via Motor Authority

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    McLaren 12C and Lamborghini Aventador In Flamethrower Fight (VIDEO)

    It seemed there was nothing that could make the Lamborghini Aventador and the McLaren 12C any more awesome than they already were. But we have been proven wrong.

    Take a look below, as both cars manage to rev at such a rate that flames spew out of their back-end. The McLaren attempts to show up the Lamborghini, but comes back strong.

    Couple these sweet sights with some gut-wrenching sounds, and it’s the perfect display. What more could you ask for in a car?

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  • Super Cars

    Lamborghini Huracán Makes North American Debut At Amelia Island Concours (PHOTOS)

    Lamborghini Huracán Makes North American Debut At Amelia Island Concours

    Having only made its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show last week,Lamborghini’s new Huracán LP 610-4 has since made a surprise showing at the recent 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. On hand for the car’s official North American debut was Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann who was able to meet with potential customers and tell them all about the latest raging bull from Sant’Agata Bolognese.

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    The U.S. in particular remains Lamborghini’s single biggest market so it’s no surprise that the Huracán has been shown on local soil so quickly after its world debut. Lamborghini has already been showing the car to private audiences around the globe and has managed to rack up more than 700 orders in just one month. A bulk of those orders, around 300 in fact, came from North American clients alone so it’s clear where most of the cars will be ending up.

    “Since we began private previews of the Huracán earlier this year, more than 300 units have been pre-ordered by North American clients,” Winkelmann said at the car’s Amelia Island debut. “The reception it received at the Amelia Island Concours this weekend matches that level of enthusiasm as well as the energy we saw from the global audience in Geneva.”

    As previously reported, the Huracán packs a mid-mounted 5.2-liter V-10 engine rated at 601 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and advanced all-wheel-drive system. The 0-62 mph sprint is said to take just 3.2 seconds and top speed is said to be around 202 mph.

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    Thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber in the car’s construction, the Huracán is not only lighter than the Gallardo at 3,140 pounds but it’s also significantly more rigid. The car’s platform will be shared with the next-generation Audi R8, just as the current Gallardo and R8 are twins under the skin.

    Lamborghini will build the Huracán on a brand-new line at its plant in northern Italy, with the first cars reaching customers in the spring. Pricing will be announced closer to the official sales launch.

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    via: Motor Authority

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  • Super Cars

    Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Will Melt Your Mind (VIDEO)

    So, the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 has been officially unveiled at Geneva, and it is one seriously sexy bit of kit; there’s no denying that.

    And now that this video has arisen, it only confirms that. Lamborhini have gone all out with this revealing video of the Huracán, seemingly rivaling the new Need for Speed movie. It’s a genuinely thrilling 3 minutes.

    Not to mention that this video has many shots to drool over, and have you begging for me.

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    Here’s the aforementioned video: prepare to have your mind blown.

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  • Super Cars

    Your Weekly Fix Of Car Porn (PHOTOS)

    Bugatti Veyron Car Porn

    For those of you who like to drool over ridiculously good-looking cars, you are not alone. Web2Carz will now be bringing you 10 swoon-worthy automobiles every Wednesday that will always be easy on the eyes and get you through the rest of the week! Happy hump day, if you know what we mean! For our inaugural week, we have the ten hottest super cars we could find.  

    AventadorThis Aventador of a mocha cappacino. Cars + coffee = love. (Source)

     

    FerarriRed means go in this Ferarri (Source)

     

    Jaguar
    Modeling comes very naturally to the Jaguar XJ220. (Source)

     

    McLaren P1
    Does this P1 look like it’s smiling? How can it NOT be a happy car? (Source)

     

    McLaren P1 And here is a view of an M1’s rear … for good measure. (Source)

     

    Pagani Huayra interior
    Pagani Huayra interior … insides are pretty.

     

    Porsche 911
    This Porsche 911 is our Black Beauty. (Source)

     

    Spyder
    Green accessories? Hell yeah. This Sypder can do whatever the hell it wants. (Source)

     

    Rolls-Royce An all-white Rolls Royce interior. Think of it as a modern-day carriage to roll up to the ball in.

     

    Veyron
    We leave you with this Bugatti Veyron. *No words* (Source)


    By Sarah Shaw – Web2Carz

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    The Lamborghini Huracán configurator is here for fill all your supercar fantasies

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    The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is just days away from its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show but the car has already been presented to potential customers where it managed to rack up 700 orders in just one month. Even if you have little chance of affording its six-figure pricetag, you can still pretend that you’re one of those potential buyers by loading up Lamborghini’s new online configurator for the Huracán.

    Lamborghini Huracán configurator

    Here, you can get all the vital stats as well as play around with the color options (pictured above is the Huracán in Verde Mantis). You can then choose a particular wheel pattern and the color of the brake calipers to finalize the car’s exterior look.

    MUST WATCH: The Stress Of Loading A $4.1 Million Lamborghini Veneno Onto A Truck Will Kill You: Video

    Then it’s time to move on to the interior where you can fiddle with items such as the color of the trim, the type of steering wheel and whether or not you want Lamborghini’s logo emblazoned on the seats.

    Once complete, if you are in the position to buy the Huracán, now would be the time to contact your local Lambo dealer and place your order. Given the popularity of the car thus far, wait times may be long.

    Future owners have a lot to look forward to, though, as the Huracán LP 610-4 comes with a 601-horsepower version of the 5.2-liter V-10 fitted to the outgoing Gallardo. In the Huracán, the engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which Lamborghini calls a “Doppia Frizione”. The 0-62 mph sprint will take just 3.2 seconds and top speed is said to be around 202 mph.

    Full pricing and availability for the U.S. market will be announced later in the year.

    via Motor Authority

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  • News

    Forget Sex Panther! You Can Now Douse Yourself With The Smell Of Lamborghini

    Lamborghini "L" perfume

    Farmers, at least the ones who really know, will tell you that bulls both big and small smell like heavenly nectar. Notes of sandalwood, leather, lilac, and other lovely things abound. Oh wait, no. They smell like literal crap. Which is why I’m sure Lamborghini’s newest offering, a cologne, will smell fantastic.


    Oddly enough, after a brief first mention, Lamborghini fails to mention bulls anywhere in the press release:

    Collezione Automobili Lamborghini, the clothing and accessories line with the DNA of the House of the Raging Bulls’ super sports cars, presents the Spring-Summer 2014 collection.

    The must-have

    The newest product in the collection is definitely the perfume “L”, for men who love essential, unique luxury. The first of the four fragrances, a limited edition with only 999 produced, will be presented in a world preview at the Geneva Show on 4 March. The perfume, designed by a creative team and perfume experts for Collezione Automobili Lamborghini, extends the values of the worldfamous super sports car brand to an olfactory experience. “L” is the first perfume by Collezione Automobili Lamborghini, extending the product range for the first time to fragrances for men.

    They’ll be debuting the first of the four perfumes at the Geneva Motor Show, and I’ll make sure that our trusty European, Mate Petrany, does nothing short of taking a bath in the stuff. He’ll smell great.

     

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Sexy Bikini Model Plays The $100 Bill Game In A Lambo (VIDEO)

    We’ve all heard BS stories of “my Dad’s car was so fast, he put a $100 bill and let me try to get it, it was so fast I couldn’t reach it” blah blah blah…

    The guys at 1320video decided to put this ‘old tale’ to the test with a sexy bikini model in one of the fastest Lamborghini’s in the world, a 1,600hp twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo.

    Does she get the $100 bill? Well, you just have to see for yourself…

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    Some Guys Made Their Own $2 Million Lamborghini Out Of An Old Volvo

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    Ever wanted your dream car but can’t afford it? How about one of the worlds most expensive cars, a Lamborghini Sesto Elemento? Well, you make one, of course. Using the latest materials? No, out of an old Volvo! Sure thing, because no one is going to be able to tell the difference. 😉

    At least that’s what a group of men from Kyrgyzstan thought when they tried to make their very own ($2.9 million) Lamborghini Sesto Elemento hyper car.

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    For around $15,000 they made this Lambo using a 30 year old Volvo 740, wheels of a BMW X5 and whatever they could get their hands on. Sadly, they didn’t use real Carbon Fibre like the real Sesto Elemento, but again, guys can you really notice?

    570 hp like the real thing? No, the real winner here is that you can’t get inside and drive it – they sadly missed all drive functionality out! Eureka!

    Photos via EnglishRussia.com

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  • News

    Roger Penske Pays Record Sum For Lamborghini Aventador In The Name Of Charity

    Roger Penske Pays Record Sum For Lamborghini Aventador In The Name Of Charity

    Motorsport icon and businessman Roger Penske has paid the highest sum ever for a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, after placing the winning bid on one at a recent charity auction benefiting the Naples Children and Education Foundation. Penske’s winning bid was an impressive $900,000, which is roughly double the asking price for one the stunning roadsters.

    But this was no ordinary Aventador Roadster; it was one of the limited editionAventador LP 720-4 Roadster 50° Anniversario models that Lamborghini announced last year as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

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    As its name suggests, the Anniversario model’s 6.5-liter V-12 has been uprated to 720 metric horsepower (710 regular horsepower) from the standard model’s 700 metric horsepower (691 horsepower), and drive is still sent to all four wheels. Only 100 examples are being built in total–50 coupes and 50 roadsters.

    The auction, which was held last month at the Naples Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, was organized by local Lamborghini dealership Lamborghini Sarasota. This was the dealership’s first year assisting the Naples Children and Education Foundation and we’re sure there will be many more to come.

    For more on the Aventador Roadster, check out our first drive report.

    via: Motor Authority

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  • Super Cars

    Watch These Lamborghini’s Sore Above New York (VIDEO)

    Lamborghinis certainly fly on the road, but for an event in New York City on January 30, they showed that they can hover, too. Lamborghini arranged to have a white 2014 Aventador Roadster and a Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradra Corse lifted by crane to the roof of a 12-story venue for the US$1,000-per-ticket Big Game Big Give Super Bowl charity party hosted by comedian Alec Baldwin on Friday, January 31.

    The cars arrived at the Tribeca Rooftop on Wednesday night and were lifted by crane up to the venue in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Autoblog friend Ethan Stupp was there and received permission to photograph and film the cars being delivered.

    13 Stories Up – Lamborghini from Ethan Stupp on Vimeo.

     

    See $1M-worth of Lamborghinis dangle high above New York

    See $1M-worth of Lamborghinis dangle high above New York
    See $1M-worth of Lamborghinis dangle high above New York

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  • Videos

    Ninja Teen Creeps Into Dealership To Steal Guy Fieri’s Lambo (VIDEO)

    No one can say that 19-year-old Max Wade lacked determination. In order to steal a Lamborghini that belonged to celebrity chef and human cheese fry Guy Fieri back in 2011, Wade rappelled into a San Francisco car dealership, cut the locks, and drove away. Now we have video.

    But Wade eventually paid for his crime — and a bunch of other ones. In January he was sentenced to life in prison for stealing the Lamborghini Gallardo and shooting a fellow teen and his girlfriend over a romantic rivalry.

    Now, TV station KGO has video of Wade rappelling into British Motor Cars to steal the Lambo. And he came prepared, too:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOR-2p-WY4U

     

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  • Super Cars

    When Bob Lutz Put A Lambo V12 In A McLaren For Senna To Play With

    The McLaren MP4/8B was powered by a Lamborghini V12 and driven by Ayrton Senna in September, 1993 at Estoril after the Portuguese Grand Prix. It was faster, and he wanted to race it in Japan. That never happened.

    At some point earlier in 1993, Bob “Maximum” Lutz and Ron Dennis shook hands. Lutz was Chrysler’s chief executive and Lamborghini was part of their portfolio since 1987. And while they already supplied the ‘Lamborghini 3512? V12 to the Larrousse F1 team, he wanted to win races with it. He needed a top team for that, and Ron Dennis happened to have one.

    When Bob Lutz Put A Lambo V12 In A McLaren For Senna To Play WithS

    McLaren modified the MP4/8 mid-season in order for the bigger V12 (badged Chrysler for the tests) to fit instead of the Ford V8. It took them three month, but on the 20th of September, the MP4/8B hit Silverstone behind closed doors with Senna in the cockpit.

    He suggested to engine builder Mauro Forghieri that it would be better with a less brutal top end and a much fatter mid-range. The changes were made, and the V12 ended up having around 750 horsepower, still almost 70 more than the Cosworth Fords. It also proved more stable and easier on tires than the regular MP4/8.

    Mikka Häkkinen tested the car at Silverstone as well, and was a full second faster in it than with the Ford. So despite the Lamborghini engine’s poor reliability record, Senna wanted to race it in Japan. He was desperate for more speed on his quest to beat Alan Prost. But Ron Dennis said no, a day after Prost announced his retirement. Chrysler wasn’t impressed with his decision either:

    We are disappointed to say the least. We have worked very hard in the last few months, including a very intense period recently putting together a team to interface with McLaren and TAG Electronics. The car was very quick and Ayrton Senna said some encouraging things about it. There was a strong agreement to proceed together for the future. The decision may say something about F1. It’s no secret that the marque must look at its costs, and we wanted to introduce our lean and efficient approach to it.

    Senna went on to win the two last races of the season with the Cosworth V8s (pictured below). The following year, he left McLaren to replace Prost at Williams. You know how that ended.

    When Bob Lutz Put A Lambo V12 In A McLaren For Senna To Play With

    For 1994, McLaren chose a Peugeot V10 over Lamborghini, creating the MP4/9, which scored no wins or poles and had an engine that liked to explode. Chrysler left F1 and sold Lamborghini to a bunch of Indonesians blaming poor Diablo sales in the US.

    McLaren switched to Mercedes power in 1995, and three years later, Mikka Häkkinen scored his first championship with them. Audi also introduced their latest car, a Lamborghini Diablo with fixed headlights…

    Hat tip to motorsportretro, image credit to Wikimedia Commons and Getty Images

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  • Celebrity Cars

    Justin Bieber’s Rented Lamborghini Has Become The Most Popular Ride In L.A. (PHOTOS)

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    The Lamborghini Gallardo in which Justin Bieber was caught under the influence of alcohol (even though he was under the limit) and drugs has now become a star itself.. Previous reports also suggested that part of the arrest was due to street racing but according to the rental company’s GPS tracker he actually was not.

    Nevertheless now ‘everyone’ wants to hire the exact same Gallardo, from models to crazy Bieber fans. Local models are competing among each other to get the photo opportunity first while the weird Bieber fans want to hire it to take photos with it at the DUI arrest site according to the rental company, Lou La Vie exotic car rental.

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    There have also been reports that his licence was expired at the time of the arrest. If that is in fact, we are not sure how or why the rental company rented out their car. But thanks to all this, the company is now making money by renting it out for $1,500-$1,700 per day.

    Justin biebers rented Lamborghini
    Justin biebers rented Lamborghini
    Justin biebers rented Lamborghini
    Justin biebers rented Lamborghini

    What do you guys think? Is Justin Bieber actually to blame or did the police made a mistake

    via supercarkids.com

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    NSFW: Two Ex-Porn Stars Describe The Seduction Of Lamborghini (VIDEO)

    There’s only one name in the supercar game and that is LAMPERTINI. 

    On Saturday Night Live, former porn stars hilariously explained the sex appeal behind the famous Italian sports car maker. The other cars there slow and Honda’s don’t even bother. Wouldn’t you rather go for a Lampertini?

    Johan Hill (Superbad) even pops up in this NSFW sketch. Watch below and all you’ll ever want is a Lampertini.

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    Teenager who stole Guy Fieri’s Lamborghini gets life in prison (VIDEO)

    If you’re currently on a crime spree, we’d recommend against stealing the Lamborghini of a popular, bleached-blonde chef, lest you end up getting sentenced to life in prison. That’s not to say 19-year-old Max Wade’s life sentence was simply due to pilfering Guy Fieri’s Lambo – an attempted murder charge for a drive-by shooting, among other crimes, also played a role – but we doubt it did much for his case.You’ll recall we last reported on Fieri’s missing Gallardo Spyder in April of 2012, when it was reported that the Marin County Sheriff’s Department and Mill Valley Police Department recovered the car from a storage container, that also housed the motorcycle Wade, then 17, used in the drive-by. Wade originally stole the V10-powered droptop from a San Francisco dealership in 2011, reportedly by rappelling onto the dealership’s roof.Wade was charged as an adult for his crimes, despite being a minor when they were committed, and could be eligible for parole at an unspecified date. That said, he’s also facing a separate sentence of over 21 years, according to Boston.com. Scroll down for the news report from KPIX-5, the Bay Area’s CBS affiliate.

    Teenager who stole Guy Fieri’s Lamborghini gets life in prison (VIDEO)
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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    The Second Lamborghini Veneno Is Now In Florida (VIDEO)

    That first production Lamborghini Veneno has landed in South Beach, Florida, and the even better news is that you’ll be able to see it out there on the roads. That’s a promise.

    Remember Kris Singh? He’s one of the two Americans who paid $4,106,000 for one-third of the Veneno population without seeing the car. All he could choose was the trim color from the options provided by the Italian tricolor, and he went with green.

    Since I had the pleasure of meeting him, I can tell you that Kris is an extremely nice guy and more importantly a proper car nut, so when he says he’ll take his Veneno for a spin on the streets as often as he can, you can take it to the bank.

    All you great people in Florida, please watch out for this one!

    For more pictures, head over to the DuPont Registry!

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    Justin Bieber Arrested For Drunk Drag Racing In Rented Lamborghini

    Justin Bieber Arrested For Drunk Drag Racing In Rented Lamborghini

    Justin Bieber Arrested For Drunk Drag Racing In Rented Lamborghini

    Police in Miami Beach say they’ve arrested noted Lamborghini troublemaker Justin Bieber for driving under the influence and drag racing in a rented Lamborghini early Thursday morning. Apparently Biber was drunk, had been smoking weed as well as having prescribed drugs in his system.

    There aren’t many details as of now but Bieber is assumed to still be in custody. Elsewhere in south Florida, police in Opa-Locka are investigating an unauthorized police escort for the singer.

    Bieber’s got a rough, questionable history with big-ticket cars, including chroming out a Fisker Karma, actually owning and being seen in public with a leopard print Audi R8 and speeding in a Lambo in Dubai.

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  • Super Cars

    Introducing The Lamborghini Gallardo ‘Renazzo’ By Vorsteiner (PHOTOS)

    Vorsteiner Lamborghini LP-550/60 Renazzo

    Vorsteiner have revealed their new Gallardo Renazzo which is based as the name says, on the Lamborghini Gallardo.

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    The complete front fascia solution is a direct replacement for the OEM piece, and features 2×2 carbon composite pre-preg construction with unique floating dual aero fins and a honey comb mesh grill set. Also available are an optional 2×2 carbon fiber center splitter add-on piece and optional optical 2×2 carbon fiber dual fins for additional stability.

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    The Vorsteiner Renazzo design is derived in part from the Gallardo Super Trofeo race car that competes in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo cup, and will bring those styling cues to the Gallardo sports car for the street. additional aerodynamic solutions in the Renazzo line will be released shortly, ensuring a complete visual cohesion. Also featured are the Vorsteiner Special Edition Forged VSE-001 one-piece wheel, available in a wide variety of finishes and fitments.

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  • Features/ News

    Mexican Drug Lord ‘Busted’ Because Of His Supercar Lifestyle On Instagram (PHOTOS)

    Mexican Drug Lord Gets Busted Because Of His Absurdly Baller Instagram (Photos)
    This Mexican drug lord believed he was the ‘real life’ Scarface. He lived the lifestyle of  the ultra rich and famous and boy did he like to show off his wealth.  This lead to his downfall as he pretty much incriminated himself by posting photos of him flashing his cash on the popular social networking site Instagram.Whether it be celebrity photos, sitting behind the wheel of a Lamborghini or holding a solid golf AK-47 assault rifle Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa was living it.
    Do these photos look like pictures of a Mexican drug lord to you? Hmmmm…..

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Watch Lamborghini’s Spit Flames, & Start Bush Fires In Dubai Car Park (VIDEO)

    Lamborghini Revs, Spits Flames, Starts Fire – Video

    Lamborghini Revs, Spits Flames, Starts Fire – Video
    Nothing is better than the sound of a Lamborghini revving it’s engine, so when you put a dozen flame spitting Lambo’s in one car park the surrounding bushes are going to catch fire!

    That is exactly what happened in Dubai as Lamboghini owners and enthusiasts came together to celebrate the Italian supercars 50th anniversary. v-12 and v-10 engines can’t just have a quiet conversation. Those guys spit fire. Just ask the poor bushes…

    Source: Speed.com YouTube Channel

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  • Features/ Super Cars

    Buy A Dubai Penthouse And Get A Lamborghini Aventador Free

    Sweet Deal: Buy a luxury Dubai penthouse and get a $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster for free.

    GTSpirit.com Report: Chances are if you have the money to buy a penthouse apartment in Dubai, then you have the money to buy a 2014 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. Nevertheless, the owners of the Damac Maison apartment building in Dubai Mall Street are offering to give penthouse buyers of the hotel apartment complex each a free Lamborghini Aventador Roadster!

    The new building has been designed by German architects Koschany & Zimmer and Damac Maison is just the latest project from Damac Properties. The developer is no amateur when it comes to sweetening a deal with a free luxury car. In fact, last year, penthouse buyers of another Damac complex were offered a 2014 Audi R8 while buyers of smaller units either received an Audi R8, Audi A6 or Audi A4 depending on the size of the unit.
    via GTspirit.com

     What you will receive: Lamborghini Aventador Roadster




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  • Super Cars

    DMC teases 988hp Lamborghini Aventador Edizione GT

    DMC teases 988hp Aventador Edizione GT

    DMC teases 988hp Aventador Edizione GT

    If the standard 700hp Lambo Aventador doesn’t hit the spot. German tuners DMC luxury has an insane $290k solution.
    Before you guys get too excited, this is still just a concept from German Tuners DMC Luxury and these images are just renders, but it still a freaking beast.

    Just like Lamborghini, the ‘LP’ number refers to the horsepower. Which means that DMC is about to release an Aventador with nearly 1,000hp.

    While the official ‘teaser’ announcement is unwilling to confirm that 988hp figure, it links through to DMC’s Flickr page, where corroboration is plain to see. Exactly how the power increase has been achieved remains a mystery at this stage, but at least the output goes some way towards justifying Edizione GT’s appearance.

    The bodykit alone is set to cost an eye-watering $89,990  while the proposed engine work – whatever it is exactly – has been priced at $134,530

    That’s a grand total of $288,888 all in. – roughly what we’re expecting Lamborghini to charge for an entire Huracan, the recently announced replacement for the Gallardo.

    Wow!

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  • Celebrity Cars

    ‘And I thought I was fly!’ Nick Cannon boasts about Mariah Carey’s private jet outclassing his Lambo.

    ‘I thought I was fly in my Lambo until we pulled up to her plane!’ Nick Cannon boasts about wife Mariah Carey’s wealth

    The photo shows his white Lamborghini parked next to Mariah’s personal jet with the caption:

    ‘I thought I was fly in my Lambo until we pulled up to her Plane! #RealBoss #PowerCouple #LuckyDude #GottaGetMyS***Together’

    That's just showing off: Nick Cannon posted this Instagram snap on Thursday showing his Lamborghini parked next to Mariah Carey's jet with the caption, 'I thought I was fly in my Lambo until we pulled up to her plane'
    That’s just showing off: Nick Cannon posted this Instagram snap on Thursday showing his Lamborghini parked next to Mariah Carey’s jet with the caption, ‘I thought I was fly in my Lambo until we pulled up to her plane’The base model for the 33-year-old rapper-turned-actor’s supercar starts at almost $400,000 and the cost of a jet reaches into the millions.

    But money is no object to the celebrity couple, who married in 2008. Their joint net worth in 2013 was a staggering $515 million, according to website addicted2success.

    Most of that cash comes from the 43-year-old Obsessed singer, who is the best-selling female artist in the history of the Billboard charts.

    Website celebritynetworth.com estimates her net worth at $510 million.

    Read more: DailyMailOnline



     

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Move Over Bugatti…This Badass Lamborghini Gallardo Nera Is The New Fastest Car In The World (VIDEO)

    …over a standing mile. This badass 1805 bhp Lamborghini Gallardo Nera just made it in the record books. It is officially the fastest car in the world over a standing mile after it crossed the line after 20.845sec at 254mph at the Unlim 500+ drag racing event in Russia. Incredible scenes!

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  • Super Cars

    Which Lamborghini Aventador Is the Best? The Coupe vs The Roadster? Who You Got? (VIDEO)

    Lamborghini Aventador Roadster vs Coupe

    The Lamborghini Aventador is arguably the most sought after super car on the planet, but if YOU had the choice to choose either the Coupe or the Roadster which would you go for?

    Check out this video from the guys over at Autocar to help you decide the important factors such as; how loud each car is; how far they can jump; and of course how fast they are…

    Lamborghini Aventador Roadster vs Coupe

    Lamborghini Aventador Roadster vs Coupe

    Lamborghini Aventador Roadster vs Coupe

    Lamborghini Aventador Roadster vs Coupe

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  • Hints & Tips/ Videos

    This Is One Way To Cook Your Christmas Turkey (VIDEO)

    If you run into the problem of having a Turkey that is just too big for your oven this Christmas, instead of letting your family go hungry, why not grill it with the exhaust of your Lamborghini Aventador?

    How awesome is that!

    Disclaimer: We are joking. Please do not attempt to cook your turkey in this way no matter how cool it looks 😉 Merry Christmas.

    source: Motor Authority

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – $3.7m Hypercar Arrives In London (VIDEO)

    Shmee150 managed to film the arrival of a rather special car in London, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento.

    Schmee150 explains: The Sesto Elemento (or 6th Element) was introduced at the 2010 Paris Motorshow as a track going weapon weighing in at just 999kg. It’s thought that a total of 20 could be built with a price tag in the €2 million region.

    The car arrived here where it will be on show in the Lamborghini London dealership in South Kensington, London however it’s behind closed doors to the public so it was fantastic to not only see the car again in person but at home.

    A lot of elements of the Sesto Elemento helped in the development of the new £3.1m Veneno.

    via Schmee150’s youtube channel 

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  • Videos

    Watch The New Lamborghini Huracan Do Donuts! (VIDEO)

    In the final episode of the Hexagon Project, the awesome Lamborghini Huracan supercar does some smokey donuts!

    It’s the final episode of the Hexagon Project, a sort of series of teaser videos made by Lamborghini showing how a group of lads um, broke into their factory to find the new Huracan super car before it ever saw the light of day. They’re actors obviously, but it was an interesting way to tease the new model and create some hype.

    The fourth and final episode in the series shows how the guys uncover the car, then take it for a smokey joy ride around Lamborghini’s headquarters. It also gives us a proper listen to that amazing 610hp V10 engine… It sounds the business. 

    Now watch…

    You can read more about the Lamborghini Huracan here…

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  • News

    Lamborghini Huracan Supercar Revealed

    More revealing, official images of Lamborghini’s brand new Huracan supercar hit the web along with some juicy details.

    It’s here! At last, we have a successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo, the cool-guy in the junior supercar segment. The Gallardo was available with an old-school manual gearbox, it stuck with a big, loud V10 engine when everyone else went for eight cylinders, and it chose big cartoonish aerodynamic features over clever hidden active aero gizmos. Now Lambo have a new car to replace the ten-year-old Gallardo. They call it the Huracan. Or rather less exotically, LP610-4.

    Perhaps the most exciting thing about the new Lamborghini Huracan is the fact that it retains the Gallardo’s 5.2liter naturally aspirated V10 engine. Lambo’s big V10 is a musical instrument that sounds better the harder you work it. In the new car it produces a seriously substantial 610hp, Ferrari’s best 458 to date, the Speciale, musters up 597hp, while the McLaren 12C is punching out 620hp and a ridiculous amount of torque.

    Like all recent Lambos, the Huracan uses a clever all-wheel-drive system to shuffle power back and forth between each axle to aid traction off the line. The gearbox is a seven-speed dual clutch automatic that you’ll find in the face lifted Audi R8 range. Zero to 62mph takes just 3.2 seconds, 0-124mph is dealt with in a smidge under ten seconds, and flat out the Huracan will do 201mph. It’s fast.

    The exterior design is a mix of familiar shapes from both the Aventador and the Sesto Elemento. We like the way it looks. It isn’t as mental looking as an Aventador (not much is), there’s a more grown-up, matured look to the Huracan with its smoother lines.

    The interior design has clearly been heavily influenced by things like fighter planes. And sharks. And other cool stuff. To start the engine you lift a red flap and push the starter button as if you’re firing a missile at an enemy aircraft. There are toggle switches littered throughout the cabin as well. The Huracan features a far more luxurious and modern cabin than that of the Gallardo; the displays are all digital, there’s leather on all of the surfaces, and the new layout creates a more open and ‘airy’ feeling inside.

    The stunning Huracan will likely make its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March. Get your cheque book ready…

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    BONUS: Now hear the Huracan start up….

     

     

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  • Super Cars

    Is This The First Official Picture Of The Lamborghini Huracan? (PHOTOS)

    Word is the Lamborghini Gallardo replacement has been leaked online…

    The above image of what is supposedly the Lamborghini Gallardo replacement has been swirling around the Interwebs today. We can’t confirm where the image originated, but some are suggesting that this is the real deal. We’re skeptical, as this is quite clearly a computer-generated image (look at the headlights and wheels), but car companies do sometimes share digital images. So who knows…

    The V10-powered Gallardo successor will likely make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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  • Celebrity Cars

    Nicki Minaj Joins The Lamborghini Club With PINK Aventador (PHOTOS)

    Not one to keep things simple, the ever eccentric rapper Nicki Minaj has made her wheels as colourful as her fashion with her new PINK Lamborghini Aventador. As crazy as it may be, it wouldn’t be a Nicki Minaj Lamborghini if it wasn’t pink right?

    If you didn’t know Nicki Minaj, this is her…

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    Jogged your memory? She’s a female rapper who loves bright colorful clothes and hair, has ‘gangsta’ lyrics (yep, Carhoots just said gangsta), and  she makes some scary faces when performing. Her debut album was aptly called ‘Pink Friday’, and so it comes as no surprise that she would spray a new Lamborghini Barbie Pink!

    What are your thoughts?

    Check out more Carhoots Lamborghini Aventadors here!

     

    it wouldn't be a Nicki Minaj Lamborghini if it wasn't pink right?

     

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  • Super Cars

    The Rise Of The Lamborghini ‘Batventador’ (VIDEO)

    The Batman Inspired Lamborghini Aventador

    The Batman Inspired Lamborghini Aventador
    Ever since Christian Bale got behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Aventador in the ‘Dark Knight’ it has always been synonymous with Batman.

    Well, the Lamborghini-Batman connection had gone that little bit further now with this amazing Lamborghini Batventador. A homage to Batman that has all the sex, sophistication of Bruce Wayne.

    matte-black-lamborghini-batventador

    The outside of the Batventador is a sexy matte black wrap, finished with a striking gold Batman symbol at the front and rearwing. The mean machine even sports its very own hashtag: #BATVENTADOR on the sides in case people didn’t realise batman is in town.

    lamborghini-batventador-spotted-USA

    Under the hood, is a powerful 6.0L V12 producing a monstrous  690-hp and to top it all off, the ‘pierce de resistance’ is a cool flame-throwing custom Innotech IPE exhaust.

    You can catch the Batventador in the up and coming Gold Rush Rally (June 8th-15th) where the best of the best supercars will tour San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Memphis, St Louis and ending in Chicago

    Now watch the Bataventador in action…that flaming exhaust…wow!

    More Batventador awesomeness:

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  • Super Cars

    Anniversary Special: Celebrating 50 Years Of Lamborghini (PHOTOS)

    Anniversary Special: Celebrating 50 Years Of Lamborghini

    Anniversary Special: Celebrating 50 Years Of Lamborghini
    Lamborghini – Celebrate 50 Years. There’s not one car company who has influenced the supercar landscape more than Lamborghini and we pay homage to the Raging Bull.

    There’s not one car company who has influenced the supercar landscape more than Lamborghini. The year was 1963, Ferruccio Lamborghinis Sant’Agata Bolognese based tractor business was booming and he had indulged in a couple of Italian toys from the Ferrari and Maserati stables. There was however, a problem. Because, Ferruccio wasn’t overly impressed by the established Italian supercars, so he marched over to Maranello and complained to Enzo Ferrari. Old man Ferrari told him where to stick it. So, fueled by frustration and fury, Ferruccio decided to build his own sports car.

    Lamborghini 350 GTV

    Lamborghini 350 GTO

    Later that year the 350 GTV concept was revealed. It featured a front mounted 3.5-liter V12, stunningly elegant metalwork and a pair of pop-up headlights. A production car followed in 1964 and retained the concept cars lovely silhouette and hairy-chested V12 but ditched the pop-up lamps for some fixed items – probably to adhere to the blurry Italian motor vehicle standards, or maybe not. The V12 produced 280hp, which was enough to take the 350 GTV to 62mph in just 6.8 seconds and onto 155mph. In 1964, a time when Fiats could barely reach 60mph, and peasants still got around on donkey-back, probably, that sort of performance must’ve felt totally insane. As far as first attempts go it was a spectacular effort from Lamborghini.

    Lamborghini Miura

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    But the real game-changer came in 1966. The Miura was the product of an after hours project carried out by the young lads at the factory against Ferruccios wishes. At the 1965 Turin Motor Show a naked chassis featuring a unique engine layout was shown, soon there was a flood of interest. Everyone wanted a Miura before it even had a body! Though the body bit wasn’t too much of an issue because Lamborghini had all of the Italian design houses knocking on their door asking if they could wrap the Miuras frame in their metalwork.

    lamborghini-miura

    The result was probably the most visually stunning production car body ever – which was designed by 22 year old Marcello Gandini from Bertone – draped over a chassis which had its engine uniquely mounted in the middle and transversely. Of course there were mid-engine cars before the Miura – Ford had its GT40, and Ferrari its 250LM – but these were racecars made slightly road legal. The Miura was designed from the outset to be a road car, and Lamborghini never intended to send it racing.

    Lamborghini-Miura-1

    It’s probably a good thing that the Miura never took to the track, because dynamically it was totally flawed. New Lambos are no more difficult to drive than Volkswagens and Audis, but back in the day, they could be properly frightening. The Miura had its fuel tank mounted over the front wheels, so as the tank was drained by the thirsty V12 the front end became extremely light, combine this with a body shape which actually generated lift at speed and you’ve got a white-knuckled ride with occasionally no steering. Then there’s the engine design, the carburetors would sometimes spit unburnt fuel onto the engine and set the entire car alight – which is nice.

    These unique ‘quirks’ as some would call them, are what made Lamborghini the maddest car manufacturer of them all. And it’s probably why so many rock stars and playboys from the 60’s and 70’s lived such short lives – it wasn’t the drugs or alcohol, it was the Miura’s.

    A number of front engine GT cars followed the Miura, but none seemed to stir the soul or drop jaws in the same way that the mid-engine car did. Until the Countach came along in 1974, that is.

    Lamborghini Countach

    1988-Lamborghini-Countach

    It was a wedge on wheels adhering to the classic 70’s supercar style, the engine was in the middle – where it belonged – there were more creases and lines molded into the insanely styled body work than a crashed Subaru WRX, and it was a car that adorned the bedroom walls of millions of school-boys worldwide. Literally hundreds of homework hours were lost marveling at the sheer size of the optional, but essential, rear wing. It was absolutely nuts to look at, and unmistakably Lamborghini. The 3.9liter V12 revved out to an astonishing 8000rpm where it delivered 375hp accompanied by a scorching, mechanical and aurally delicious soundtrack. It was the first Lamborghini to receive scissor doors, too. These not only became a Lamborghini trademark (sorry Gallardo), but they started a trend of madly hinged doors amongst the supercar elite. A supercar without crazy doors? Blasphemy.

    Lamborghini LM002

    LM002

    In 1986 Lamborghini went a bit left of field, and came out with a military spec off-roader called the LM002. This car makes Hummers and Mercedes G Wagons look soft and flimsy. Its brutish style was backed up by military grade toughness and a 450hp 5.2 liter V12 that saw it fit to tackle anything. It could crack 62mph in 7.8 seconds and top out at 130mph on any surface – crushed Prius included.

    Lamborghini Diablo

    Lamborghini-Diablo

    In 1990 the Countach was replaced by the Diablo, this was the first Lamborghini to reach 200mph, achieving a top speed of 203.8mph. The Diablo used the same basic V12 that had featured in all the twelve-cylinder raging bulls that went before it. However, in this guise it was pumped up to 5.7liters and 485hp, enough to send the highly labor intensive Diablo to 62mph in just 4.1 seconds. It was such a difficult car to drive, the Diablo, its control weights alone were enough to convince owners to cancel gym memberships. A more refined version was launched after Audi took over the company in 1998 while the Murcielago underwent final testing in the hands of Audis boffins before going on sale in 2002.

    Lamborghini Murcielago

    Lamborghini Murciélago

    The Murcielago was the first all new car to come from the Audi-Lamborghini relationship. Many had worried that the captain-sensible’s from Audi would dilute the Lamborghini brand, but boy were they wrong. That same original Lamborghini V12 had swollen to 6.2liters and developed 570hp (eventually 670hp in the SV) which was deployed through all four wheels. It took just 3.6 seconds to hit 62mph and if given enough room to stretch its legs, would reach 205mph. It was easier to drive than any of the bulls that went before it, but don’t go thinking Lambo went soft because if you really pushed the big Murcielago it was like driving on a knife edge – you had massive grip, up until the point where you had completely none. There was no middle ground. A final hurrah for the Murcielago and its V12 which dates all the way back to the 350GT’s engine from 1964 was released in 2009 under the SV ‘Super Veloce’ nameplate, this is a car that was thought to be ‘ALIVE’ – sensational.

    Lamborghini Gallardo

    Gallardo STS

    You wouldn’t believe from looking at it, but the Gallardo first graced the roads back in 2003, ten years ago. Despite its age, the baby bull still looks prettier than its much newer McLaren and Ferrari rivals. The Gallardos thunderous 493hp (now with 560hp) V10 engine howled and to this day remains the all-aluminum supercars trump card. With more that 13,000 units having been built, the Gallardo is Lamorghinis most successful model ever.

    lamborghini ceo stephan winkelmann

    Current Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, joined the company in 2005. And this is important because he has to be one of the coolest CEO’s in the automotive business. He rocks the trademark Winkelmann navy and pinstripe skinny suit at every Lamborghini event, along with vast quantities of wrist accessories. Compare that to American CEO’s who pluck threads from what could easily be James Mays personal collection, and it’s easy to see why he’s a likeable fellow. Winkelmann has the sort of accent that could hold the attention of every female in the building, too, plus he’s the reason Lamborghini is selling more vehicles than ever before.

    Lamborghini Reventon

    Reventon

    Winkelman also gave the Reventon project the go ahead. The Reventon was a Murcielago that really, desperately wanted to be a fighter plane. As you’d imagine it was quite epic. All of the body panels were carbon fiber and matte finish, the glass house looked similar to the canopy of an F22 Raptor and inside there were digital dials (OK, they’re common now, but not in 2007 they weren’t) to continue the fighter jet theme. It was otherworldly cool, rare and damn expensive.

    Lamborghini Aventador

    Aventador Lineup

    And finally we have the Aventador, the Lamborghini of the moment, the one that shoots blue flames from its exhaust and sounds like thunder being exploded. Behind all the aggressive angles is the companies first all-new V12 since the 350GT’s unit, a high-tech carbon fiber monocell and a unique ‘Independent Shift Rod’ flappy paddle gearbox that’ll snap your neck in maximum attack mode. The Aventador is Lambos fastest, too, hitting 62mph in just 2.9 seconds and flat out it’ll do 217mph.

    Black Lamborghini aventador

    The Aventador is again easier to drive than the Murcielago it replaced; some of the old-fashioned brutality has been culled. But this has simply made the performance more usable, you can now trod on the accelerator pedal with confidence and without feeling like the car might suddenly have no steering or spontaneously combust – we’re looking at you, Miura -, you don’t need to be Arnold Schwarzenegger to operate the steering or the gears, either, and you don’t have to be a Stig-like binary being to drive it quickly. It’s just a better car than any Lamborghini that’s gone before it, and it looks absolutely wild – like all Lamborghinis should.

    They’ve come a long way in their fifty years of building supercars. Each model has had its own quirks and unique personality. You’d think that after fifty years in the business they’d have matured a little bit, maybe they’d be hitting the golf course in stripy trousers a little more, or they’d have gotten a bit fat and boring. But they just haven’t. The Aventador is still as youthful, innocent, loud and brightly painted as any big raging bull that went before it. It’s this immaturity and sense of humor that makes all Lamborghinis so special.

    Fifty years later and they’re still making cars for petrol heads of the future to pin up on their bedroom wall and admire.

    Happy birthday Lamborghini!

    Now, here’s a video of lots of really awesome Lamborghinis celebrating the companies fiftieth anniversary stylishly and noisily. Crank up the volume!

     

    Really want a Lamborghini now? Thought so. Here’s some from the Carhoots marketplace.

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  • Features/ Super Cars

    The Lamborghini Egoista – The Maddest Bull Ever

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    Behold, the Lamborghini Egoista, a new wild supercar to mark their Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. This is the ‘Maddest Bull Ever’

    Behold, something that could only have been dreamt up by someone with a mild obsession with fighter jets and a wardrobe full of straightjackets. Lamborghini is a car company renowned for being a bit, well, completely insane. And what you see here is their latest creation, the Egoista, a fiftieth anniversary present to themselves.

    It only has one seat, so buy one if you’re a bit selfish, or Batman. No really, the name ‘Egoista’ roughly translated into English means ‘selfish’.

    The Egoista has many, many, madly creased body panels, a pair of red and green lights pinched from Boeings parts bin, some flaps on the back to presumably aid takeoff, a pair of gargantuan exhaust pipes which have been tastefully decorated with bright red LEDs to mimic fighter jet after burners – they probably shoot blue flames, too – and the orange wheels were styled by a five year old. It’s all totally nuts.

    Egoista rear

    Mounted in the middle is the 5.2liter V10 engine from the Gallardo, which has been pumped up to produce a handy 600hp in this one-off car. Perhaps the Egoistas chassis and engine has been a bit of a test bed for the upcoming Gallardo replacement. With the McLaren 12C delivering 620hp and the Ferrari 458 producing 560hp, the Gallardo replacement with 600hp would slot nicely in between power wise.

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    Lamborghini says the Egoistas design inspiration came from the Apache attack helicopter, which is cool I suppose. According to the cars designer, Walter De Silva (he’s a bit mad, obviously) “This is a car 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)” he says. This is a man, whose mood room, is filled mostly with Hot Wheels and model planes, probably.

    Egoista interior

    The cockpit as you can see is the coolest ever to be fitted to any *car, (can you call it a car?) mainly because its taken straight from a fighter plane of the future. There’s a ruddy reflector sight for Pete’s sake! This we can only presume is used for shooting at motorway clogging badies (caravans). And look at that steering wheel! There’s buttons and switches all over it, one of them surely fires the missiles.

    Lamborghini Egoista top open

    How one folds them self into such a cockpit is however, unknown. But once inside says De Silva it “represents a sort of survival cell, allowing the driver to isolate and protect themselves from external elements”. We’re not exactly sure what ‘external elements’ he means exactly, but things like quickly approaching missiles, enemy aircraft and Jokers seem appropriate.

    Egoista front

    According to Mr. De Silva the car was also designed to look like a nasty bull with its head down chomping on some greenery – not really, it’s charging apparently. De Silva also went on to say “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”. The Egoista, then, is a car that allegedly looks like an Apache helicopter, an angry bull, and a UFO – right.

    Egoista overview

    For the cars reveal at Lamborghinis fiftieth anniversary dinner over the weekend, the venues stage was sort of turned into a runway… There was a ground crew waving flashing light rods about to guide Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann onto the stage as if he was landing a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier out in the pacific – blimey!

    After some careful ponderistaion we’ve decided that we like this one-off Lambo much more than the Veneno shown at the Geneva Motor Show, because it does look unbelievably cool. We’d most certainly go there. But, no matter how much you stomp your feet and toss money about, you can’t have it because Lamborghini are keeping it to themselves. According to the mad people from Sant Agata Bolognese “The Egoista is pure emotion, Never Never Land (translation, anyone?), which no one can ever possess, and which will always remain a dream, for everyone.” – damn.

     

    Now check out the coolest fiftieth birthday party you’ve ever seen…

     

    What do you think of Lamborghinis latest and probably maddest creation ever, Carhooters? Let us know by leaving a comment below or tweeting us @CarhootsUK!

     

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  • Features

    Lamborghini Aventador & Victoria Secret Models | VIDEO

    Victoria's Secret - Lamborghini AventadorIs there any better sight than seeing a Lamborghini Aventador and Victoria Secret models hand in hand in all their glory?

    We think we vouch for most guys out there when we say there really isn’t! This is probably as sexy Carhoots is ever going to get (well, apart from when we release our new developments), so you should really make the most of this.

    We simply felt obliged to showcase one of the most beautiful cars in the world, the Lamborghini Aventador, alongside some of the most beautiful women in the world, The Victoria Secret Models. It is a perfect match. Of course, the guys will be completely fixed on the Lambo while any women who aren’t fans of Super cars can appreciate the quality underwear on display.

    Enjoy…

    For those who are especially interested in how this partnership came about, here is a little extra video with a little less Lamborghini unfortunately!…

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