Lamborghini Huracan Performance sets new ‘Ring record

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster

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It’s good to see that Lamborghini are keeping the names of their new models short and catchy….

‘‘The Superveloce is the purest, most sports-oriented and fastest series production Lamborghini ever. The Roadster version represents our commitment to satisfying our passionate clients with immensely emotional driving dynamics combined with an extraordinary open air experience,’’ Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini said.

As a member of Lamborghini’s storied Superveloce family, the car offers greater performance with a power increase of 50 hp to 750 hp and a dry weight of 1,575 kg (3,472 lb), that is 50 kg (110 lbs) lighter compared to the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster. This leads to an exceptional power-to-weight ratio of just 2,1 kg/hp (4,6 lb/hp).

The Roadster maintains the coupe’s breathtaking acceleration, sheer power and handling prowess. In an enhancement to the Superveloce coupé experience, the Superveloce Roadster’s features a power rear window that allows the free-flowing engine sound to fill the cabin with invigorating tones and harmonics during spirited driving.

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The naturally aspirated, 6.5-liter V12 produces 552 kW (750 hp) at 8,400 rpm and 690 Nm (509 lb-ft) of torque. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) happens in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of more than 350 km/h (> 217 mph).

Lamborghini’s highly innovative 7-speed ISR transmission delivers an incomparably emotional gear shift and transfers the engine’s power to all four wheels through a Haldex Generation IV 4WD system. Of course, as in the SV coupé the car takes advantage of adaptive Magneto Rheological Suspension, a pushrod damping system and Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) for improved driving dynamics

And as with the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster, the SV Rodster comes with a two-piece hardtop made from carbon fiber featuring technologies such as RTM and Forged Composite®, which deliver a perfect surface finish, allow complex design shapes and the highest possible component stiffness combined with extremely low weight. Thus, the two roof parts each weigh less than six kilograms (13.2 lb) and can be stowed easily in the luggage compartment. They provide the perfect complement to the monocoque, which is entirely made from carbon fiber.

Lamborghini (none snow) Driving

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Those nice folks at Lamborghini have decided to spread out all of their “drive our cars fast” press releases, so hot on the heels of the snow driving we chatted about last week, the on racetrack version of the program details are released today.

After the three winter events, the track-driving Accademia will visit Barcelona in Spain, before moving on to Imola in Italy and then to the famous F1 Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. The Sepang circuit in Malaysia will be another stop-off point in Asia, while in the United States the program will visit the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

The 2015 Lamborghini Esperienza will visit four continents for the first time. More than 20 fixtures have been arranged at some of the most prestigious circuits in Europe, United States, Asia and Australia. The Lamborghini Esperienza is the first step for anyone wanting to explore the world of Lamborghini. The courses are held at circuits or driving centers suited to the type of program, with the aim of introducing the brand and a first experience of Lamborghini super sports cars.

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“We are very pleased to extend our Accademia and Esperienza program so significantly this year. It is proof of the growing interest in Lamborghini’s super sports cars, among existing and potential customers from all over the world,” commented Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini’s motorsport coordinator. “These courses offer all participants, whatever their driving experience and their familiarity with Lamborghini, to enjoy our brand and experience our cars.”

If you’re still reading, and you have a pretty large disposable income, the relevant link you need is http://www.squadracorse.lamborghini.com

Lamborghini Snow Driving

Huracan Winter AccademiaSo what could be better than a day blasting around in a new Lamborghini with a bit of expert tuition? Well, how about a day blasting around in a new Lamborghini in the snow? Lamborghini have just announced it’s first every US based winter driving school – the 2015 Winter Accademia at Aspen/Snowmass will provide driving enthusiasts and brand aficionados an opportunity to push exclusive Lamborghini cars and themselves to the limit.

Aventador Winter Accademia

For those who crave the opportunity (and have the $6k to fund this very fine weekend), the Lamborghini Winter Accademia program, which takes place February 5-7 and 6-8, 2015 in Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado, will allow enthusiasts to experience the all-wheel-drive supremacy of the Aventador LP 700-4 as well as the Huracán LP 610-4 on ice and snow.

New Lamborghini Huracan – Photo’s Leaked

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Internet leaked ahead of the official launch, courtesy of http://www.autofilou.at/ – head over there for a few more pics.Lamborghini Huracan 4

Needless to say, I love it. I was lucky enough to drive a Gallardo for 24 hours (thank you wife!!!) and I’ve never had so much attention on the road in my life. No doubt it wouldn’t be any less in this fantastic machine.

Lamborghini Huracan 2Love the fact you can tell immediately it’s a Lambo, but the shape is a little more modern than the Gallardo (even though the Gallardo has managed to stay looking fresh after more than 10 years on the roads).

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Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Veneno Roadster 3The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster made its public debut on board the Italian naval aircraft carrier Nave Cavour, because, when you’re only going to make 9 of the things (ever), you may as well go a little overboard with the debut. I didn’t get an invite to the ceremony, but it was docked in Abu Dhabi for the party. Maybe next time Lamborghini?

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With a maximum output of 552 kW / 750 hp, the Veneno Roadster accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and top speed stands at 355 km/h. It’s driven by a twelve-cylinder engine with a displacement of 6.5 liters and is equipped with the extremely fast-shifting ISR transmission with five modes, permanent all-wheel drive and a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units. And a bargain at only 3.3 million Euros (before tax of course).

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World’s Greatest Drag Race Part 2

Motor Trend just posted this years version of the greatest drag race, with 9 cars competing (well, kind of) down a quarter mile of track. It’s worth sticking around right until the end as well – they let you have a little listen to each of the engines. Having driven the Jag XKR-S a couple of months ago, I can attest to being thoroughly addicted to that V8 on full throttle, whether inside or outside of the car.

Meanest Car at the Denver International Auto Show

Was without question this one – matte black and led headlights do something for me. 

Car Jumping!


And not in your Evil Knievel on a bike kind of way, but on your feet with the car going fast kinda way. The kid is obviously crazy, and I wonder how you practice for something like this? And what happens if they swap out the lambo for a 911 GT3 RS for example? Would the wing get him? So many questions, so little time

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Will Be Built!!

Major news from Lamborghini today that the Sesto Elemento they showed at the Paris Motor Show last year will actually be built. I’m guessing it won’t be cheap, given only 20 (track only) models will be made, and they’ll all be weighing in at 999kg of carbon fiber goodness. I need to start saving pennies now – this thing looks incredible. (via TopGear)