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Sant’Agata Bolognese/Geneva, 6 March 2017 – Automobili Lamborghini unveils the Huracán Perfomante at the Geneva Motor Show. Combining new lightweight technologies, active aerodynamics with aero vectoring and a new set-up of chassis. As well as an all-wheel-drive system and further improved powertrain. The Huracán Performante is the result of Lamborghini innovations, producing a super sports car balanced between achieving the best lap times on a circuit with the most engaging and dynamic road driving. On 5 October 2016, the Huracán Performante set a new production car lap record of 6:52.01 min on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany. Active aerodynamics “Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva” (ALA) providing ultimate road and track performanceNürburgring Nordschleife lap in 6:52.01 minForged carbon fiber technology contributing to 40 kg weight reduction and innovative technical solutions5.2 l V10 aspirated engine with higher torque and power output of 640 hpAcceleration 0-100 km/h [...]
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Sant’Agata Bolognese, 1 March 2017 – The Lamborghini Huracán Performante has already proved its extraordinary capabilities ahead of its unveiling at Geneva Motor Show next week.
On 5 October 2016, the Huracán Performante set a new production car lap record of 6:52.01 min on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany.
Following the day’s open sessions on the “Ring”, at 17.00 officials closed the track to other manufacturers. After official track checks this left just a 15-minute window for Lamborghini to make one attempt at the lap record with a production Huracán Performante, still in its development camouflage.
With Lamborghini test driver Marco Mapelli behind the wheel, who also drove the Aventador SV to its Nürburgring sub seven-minute lap time in 2015, the Huracán Performante warmed up its tires and made its rolling start, fitted inside [...]
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PRESS RELEASE February 8, 2017 lamborghini.com
Sant’Agata Bolognese, 8 February 2017 – Lamborghini PoloStorico participates for the first time at Rétromobile 2017, the international classic car exhibition held in Paris from 8 to 12 February. The Lamborghini 350 GT chassis number 0121, one of the first fifteen examples produced by Automobili Lamborghini and the first 350 GT to be restored by Lamborghini PoloStorico, is on public display for the first time at the PoloStorico stand.
The restoration of the bodywork and interior took 1150 hours, plus 780 additional hours for checking mechanical and electrical functions. These operations brought the car back to its original beauty according to a very precise philosophy of restoration: Lamborghini PoloStorico always strives to maintain the car’s originality as much as possible, and the conservation [...]
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Since 2009, Blancpain and Lamborghini have powered their Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo one-make racing series to a peak position.
Sant’Agata Bolognese, 8 February 2017 – The long-standing and successful partnership between Blancpain S.A. and Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. concluded on 31 December 2016.
Creating an Era
For eight years the two manufacturers shared their vision of precision, reliability and performance as well as technical feats, exclusive aesthetics and innovation. The fruit of this close cooperation, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, was a natural alliance between mechanical watchmaking and car-making that earned great success, first in Europe and subsequently in Asia and the United States.
Both brands grew together during this period, reflected by the number of participants that also increased year on year, expanding from 11 Gallardo Super Trofeo on one continent in 2009, to 98 Huracán Super Trofeo on three continents in 2016.
Lamborghini is about to become bigger than it’s ever been since it was founded in 1963 – much bigger. The expansion will be driven by the addition of a luxurious, high-performance SUV previewed by the Urus concept at the 2012 edition of the Beijing Auto Show. Officials predict the brand will be able to sell 3,500 examples of the off-roader annually.
Annual sales of the Huracán and the Aventador will be capped at approximately 3,500 units combined to maintain exclusivity, meaning the Raging Bull’s annual output will balloon to about 7,000 cars. The company is expanding its only factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, produce the extra units.
We sat down with company CEO Stefano Domenicali to get more insight on the upcoming SUV, and what it means for a brand known globally for building super sports cars.
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A funny thing happened in 2015: Lamborghini suddenly got serious about making its big, 12-cylinder flagship go around a corner, not a traditional strength of such models.
Yes, the Aventador has had racy inboard, pushrod suspension from day one, but like so many previous V-12 Lamborghinis, it was still far better at going fast in a straight line than a curved one. That changed with the Aventador SV and was quickly followed by the Aventador-based Centenario. My fervent hope was that this would be a permanent change in philosophy, and having now experienced the Aventador S, I can happily report the revolution lives.
The Aventador S’ improved handling is primarily a result of a rear steering system that can turn the rear wheels up to 1.5 degrees in-phase with the front wheels for better high-speed cornering or up to three degrees opposite the front wheels for better low-speed [...]
Sant’Agata Bolognese, 9 January 2017 – In Fiscal Year 2016 (1 Jan – 31 Dec), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. set another historic sales record. With 3,457 cars delivered to customers around the world, the Italian super sports car producer surpassed the 3,400 units mark for the first time. This marks a new milestone not only for sales, but also for brand and product.
“In 2016 Lamborghini has proven to be in excellent shape. The company delivered another record year in terms of sales and continued to outperform key business objectives.* This new all-time high is once more confirming the substance and sustainability of our brand, product and commercial strategy. This is a real team achievement and it is all the more remarkable as we are at the [...]
Sant’Agata Bolognese, 19 December 2016 The new Lamborghini Aventador S is characterized by new aerodynamic design, redeveloped suspension, increased power and new driving dynamics. The ‘S’ is the suffix of previous enhanced Lamborghini models and defines a new benchmark for the V12 Lamborghini.
“This is the next generation Aventador as well as the expression of new technological and performance milestones in super sports car development,” says Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali. “The Aventador S is visionary design, cutting-edge technology and driving dynamics in pure harmony, and elevates the concept of super sports cars to a new level.”
Design and Aerodynamics
The design of the new Aventador S clearly indicates the new Aventador generation. The Aventador S features a number of exterior developments, particularly in front and rear, while [...]
Craig Duerson, Trent Hindman and Damon Ockey secured Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America season titles Dec. 1-2 in the final two rounds of the season at Valencia, Spain, joining Shinya Michimi and Ross Chouest as 2016 class champions.
Duerson and Hindman combined to finish second and third, respectively, in Rounds 11 and 12 at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. That was enough to deliver the Pro-Am championship by just two points, 134-132, over Brandon Gdovic, who won both rounds at Valencia.
Ockey finished second and first, respectively, in the final two rounds to secure the Amateur championship, 144-131, over Luis Rodriguez Jr.
Michimi and Chouest clinched the Pro and Lamborghini Cup season championships after Rounds 9 and 10 in September at Circuit of [...]
Lamborghini lit up Los Angeles as co-title sponsor at the World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange”, the latest Super Hero film set to make its box office debut November 4, 2016.
The awe-inspiring Huracán makes an appearance in Marvel’s latest cinematic feature. Lamborghini is prominently featured during a key turning point in the movie’s plot, driven by the film’s main character, Dr. Stephen Strange, The Sorcerer Supreme. As one of the top neurosurgeons in the world, Doctor Strange chooses none other than Italian icon, Lamborghini, as his super car of choice.
Dr. Strange is behind the wheel of the Lamborghini Huracán Coupé, a befitting choice for one of Marvel’s newest, cutting edge and visionary Super Heroes. Characterized by its dramatic exterior, iconic design, inspiring technology and powerful performance, the Huracán makes for pure movie magic. A sporty and dynamic look, both innovative and unmistakably Lamborghini, the [...]