Feast your eyes on more than four dozen Lamborghini supercars of all sorts of colors, old and new, all parked in the same lot. Naturally, you will be wondering what’s going on here.
Well, this fantastic gathering of Raging Bulls took place in a recent meet hosted by the Lamborghini Club of America.
Among other cars that you will see in the video that follows below are the Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera, Diablo SV and SE30, many Murcielagos, Diablo, Aventador and several classics like the Countach, 350GT and the Espada.
Typically, automakers unveil new cars at or before a major auto show, not after. Then again, Lamborghini indeed had its hands (and show stand) full at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month with the all-new Aventador. This special edition Gallardo simply would have been overlooked.
Following the Bicolore edition announced a month ago comes the new Tricolore, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. But rather than upgrade on the former with the addition of a third color, the Tricolore arrives in white with the three colors of the Italian flag as an offset stripe, running over the top of the car and through the cabin. And hopefully, unlike its cross-town rival’s latest grand prix racer dedicated for the same occasion, its name won’t be subject to legal action.
The limited edition model is set to be unveiled next week in Turin, when we can expect more details – including the quantity to be built and the specific drivetrain configuration. The Gallardo’s 5.2-liter V10 engine is currently offered in 550-, 560- and 570-horsepower states of tune, driving either the rear wheels or all four, and with manual or e-gear transmissions. Stay tuned for more.
After many teaser shots and leaked images, Lamborghini finally took the wraps off its new Sesto Elemento conceptual supercar during the Volkswagen Group’s pre-show event in Paris. We’ll have more photos of the car from Lamborghini’s Paris Show stand tomorrow, but for now, hit the jump to check out the first batch of real-life pictures from the unveiling.
As a reminder, the Sesto Elemento is a Gallardo-sized concept boasting an extremely lightweight construction thanks to advanced carbon-fiber technology. It tips the scales at just 999 kg (2,202 lb) and is powered by the same 570-horsepower V10 engine found in the Gallardo Superleggera.
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini said: “The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento shows how the future of the super sports car can look – extreme lightweight engineering, combined with extreme performance results in extreme driving fun. We put all of our technological competence into one stunning form to create the Sesto Elemento.
“It is our abilities in carbon-fiber technology that have facilitated such a forward-thinking concept, and we of course also benefit from the undisputed lightweight expertise of AUDI AG. Systematic lightweight engineering is crucial for future super sports cars: for the most dynamic performance, as well as for low emissions. We will apply this technological advantage right across our model range. Every future Lamborghini will be touched by the spirit of the Sesto Elemento.”
Even the Lamborghini Gallardo Valentino Balboni Edition special can’t escape from the hands of tuners. Anderson Germany -no need to tell you where they’re based, a tuning shop that specializes on high-end sports cars and saloons, has introduced a selected package of goodies for the rear-wheel drive Lambo that’s named after the Italian firm’s most famous test driver.
The tuning company starts from the V10 engine bringing output from 550HP to 590HP. Anderson Germany did not say how it achieves the power boost. A new exhaust system with remote-controlled butterfly valves that allow the sound levels to be adjusted and new 20-inch alloy wheels shod in performance tires size 235/30 R20 at the front and 305/25 R20 at the back, round off the performance and exterior upgrades.
Most work has gone inside where the German tuner has re-trimmed the seats, door panels and steering wheel with new leather and added unique floor mats. The company said it can further personalize the interior as well as the exterior upon customer request.
Lamborghini issued a recall on a total of 428 examples of the 2007-2008 model year Murcielago Coupe and Roadster models in the United States. The reason?
According to the company, the welds holding the fuel pump support inside the fuel tank could detach leading to a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, this situation could result in a fire – and that’s definitely something Murcielago owners would like to avoid…
The Italian supercar maker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that its U.S. dealers will replace the Murcielago’s fuel tank free of charge.
The safety recall is expected to begin during in June. If you happen to own one of the affected models, you may contact Lamborghini for more information directly at 1-912-409-5634 or 1-508-808-9562.