Posted on Jul 31st, 2008 by Vlad Balan
You’d better be careful next time you complain the service is really far from your home, because it can be even worse. Take this ‘poor’ Sheik’s case. He had to fly his £190,000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 (similar to the one from The Dark Night movie) all the way from Qatar to the UK for an oil change. The whole trip cost him £20,000, plus £3,552 to service at an approved dealer.
I know, the guy has too much money than he can spend, but you have to admit, that’s pretty cool. Of course, environmentalists don’t have the same opinion, because the whole ‘operation’ sparked fury from them. For example, here are a few statements from some very angry people:
Airport worker: “This car doesn’t have a carbon footprint – more of a crater.”
Cargo handler: “It would have been far more efficient to fly mechanics out there.”
Jenny Evans, of pressure group Plane Stupid: “This horrifies me. It is another example of how rich people exploit and pollute the planet because of their money.”
Friends of the Earth’s transport campaigner Richard Dyer: “Flying a car thousands of miles for a service is ludicrous when planes are one of the most polluting ways to transport goods. We urge the individual to get their car serviced closer to home.”
To be honest, what I really don’t understand is why the owner chose to do that? I mean, I suppose there are Lamborghini services in Qatar. Or maybe he only did it because he can?
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Posted on Jul 22nd, 2008 by Andrey
The Dark Knight is the newest installment in the Batman series of movies, which started with Batman Begins in 2005. The main character, Bruce Wayne, and his alter-ego legendary crime fighter, Batman, is a wealthy businessman and his car of choice is none other than the limited edition Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, which is powered by a 640 horsepower 12-cylinder engine and is capable of more than 211 mph.
“The Murcielago LP640 Coupe is a natural choice of car for Bruce Wayne. We are proud to be associated with one of the greatest movies in history”, said Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini CEO. This isn’t the first collaboration between Lamborghini and this series of movie, the prequel, Batman Begins, has also been graced by the appearance of the Murcielago Roadster .
The Dark Knight is right now the best selling movie in the US, based on the sales during the first weekend of release.
Photo Gallery: Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
Source: Lamborghini (Read the full press release here)
Posted on Jul 18th, 2008 by Vlad Balan
Benny Caiola Jr. is the lucky owner of the first Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 delivered in the United States. The car was delivered this week, after Mr. Caiola placed the winning bid at the East Side House Settlement charity auction during the 2008 New York International Auto Show. He is an Italian car enthusiat, his car collection including other Lamborghinis, such as the Countach, Diablo, Espada, Jalpa or the Miura. “Lamborghini was the first to garner my passion for automobiles […] I’ve loved Lamborghinis my entire life and have owned nearly every model”, he added.
For the rest of the customers, the rest of the LP560-4 (which have a six month wainting list) will start arriving later this summer.
Posted on May 12th, 2008 by Vlad Balan
Everyone agrees that the Lamborghini Reventon is one of the coolest cars ever made. Presented last year at the Frankfurt show, the car was produced in a limited run of only 20 units, plus another two units, which will be kept by Lamborghini. Of these 20 units, 19 are already sold and the last available car arrived this weekend at the Lamborghini dealership in Las Vegas.
Priced at 1 million Euros (without taxes), the Reventon is basically the result of a mating between an Murcielago LP640 and a fighter jet. Based on the LP640, the car’s engine develops 650 hp (10 hp more than the LP640) and though its performance figures are not changed, the body kit is a result of Lambo engineers and designers using fighter jet aerodynamics.
As we said, the car is priced at around $1.5 million, but considering that it’s the last available unit and that it’s Vegas, we expect the model to be sold with more than that.
Check out more photos after the jump.
Posted on May 5th, 2008 by Vlad Balan
We’ve seen some great advertising campaigns in the auto industry and we’ve presented you, in the past, some of those. Now here’s another one, from Brazil, which is really awesome and I bet your first reaction will be “Awww, that’s so cute!”.
The prints, which show “baby versions” of some popular brand logos, like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati or Jaguar were created by Brazilian ad agency Dentsu for Minichamps, a die-cast miniature model producer. And we must say they’re pretty funny, especially the Jaguar kitten, the Ferrari horsey or the Lamborghini calf.
Check out the rest of the images after the jump.
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2008 by Vlad Balan
Ok, this is very disturbing news. The famous porn star Jenna Jameson decided to let her Lamborghini Murcielago go and put it up for auction on eBay. The car is painted in pearl yellow and it has factory chrome wheels, factory yellow stiching, indash touch screen radio, aftermarket exhuast , front lift system, kevlar clutch, flywheel, filters, fluid change, acc belt, and throttle body sync. However, I’m sure most of us don’t really care about that. There are no mentions if this car was used in any of Jenna’s movies, so if you remember anything…well…keep it to yourselves. Though this part of the car’s description is really interesting: “This lambo is extremely clean, ready to go and priced right for a quick sale”. What do you mean it’s ‘clean’?
Anyways, if you want to check out the eBay auction, click here.
Posted on Apr 2nd, 2008 by Vlad Balan
Yesterday, CarMagazine wrote a report on what might have benn the fastest Lamborghini to exit the Sant’Agata facility, the Lamborghini Ferruccio. Considering that the article was written yesterday, on April 1, this might be a prank, though we don’t really thinnk so.
CarMagazine reports that the car was designed by Italian coachbuilder Magvisio, and basically, it was a rebodied Murcielago LP640 which also would have gotten a power boost and would’ve been able to go as far as 230 mph. Magvisio is a specialist in customisation jobs for private customers and they named the project after Lamborghini’s founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.
Though Lamborghini was never involved in the project, rumors say that the Italian officials were monitoring the project and were close to apporving it at some time. But, as designer Pule Magau said: “We have only had three orders, and no one has put down a deposit yet. Let’s just say it’s on ice.”
One of the main reasons why the interest was low, was the price of the Ferruccio. Magvisio planned on creating five coupe and five cabrio versions, each one priced at $1.5 million. Why so high? With its design inspired from past Lamborghinis, such as the rear haunches from the Countach or the light clusters from the Miura, the car would’ve gotten the 630 hp 6.5 liter V12 engine from the LP640 and also the four-wheel drive system. The performance figures are impressive: 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, 0 to 100 mph in less than 6 seconds and a top speed of over 230 mph. The Ferrucccio’s body and chassis are made from lightweight carbon fibre and on the interior we had carbon fibre seats, carbon dash and carbon doors. doors are carbon.
However, Magau added that they’re currently negotiating with prototyping firm Protoscar, which could cut costs and are really ambitious to create this car. The three customers that placed orders for the cars were supposed to pick up their cars in September but, until they don’t bring in deposits, this won’t happen.
Posted on Apr 1st, 2008 by Vlad Balan
Remember “Gone in 60 Seconds”? We’re sure you do and that was the first thing that crossed our minds when we first saw this. Because on Saturday night, thieves broke into the Xtreme UK showroom in Stourbridge, West Midlands and took off with nine cars, valued at over £300,000 (that’s about $600,000). The stolen cars were one Lamborghini Gallardo, two Subaru Imprezza WRXs, three Mitsubishi Evolution, a Porsche 911 and a Renault Clio V6.
Apparently, we weren’t the only ones thinking about the movie, because Xtreme UK chief, James Challis, said that “just like in the Gone in 60 Seconds movie, the crooks obviously knew what they were looking for.” However, what’s really interesting is that, if you take a look at the Xtreme UK website, you’ll see that they have live cams from the showroom, but these were pretty useless to the police in finding out suspects.
So, everyone in the UK, if you’re looking for a good deal on a high performance car, this might be your lucky day.
Posted on Mar 31st, 2008 by Vlad Balan
The Japanese tuner Premier4509 announced their latest creation, a new body kit for the Lamborghini Murcielago. With only 300 packages available, the body kit will include a new front bumper, new side skirts, a rear bumper made of carbon fiber and fiberglass and an adjustable rear spoiler. Each aero kit will carry a special numbered serial plate and will cost the already lucky Lamborghini owners an extra $28,000 (besides the $300,000 paid for the ‘normal’ car).
Premier4509 also plans on releasing limited-edition wheels and luxury accessories in the future. View more photos of the Lamborghini Murcielago fitted with the Premier4509 body kit after the jump.
Posted on Mar 26th, 2008 by Vlad Balan
Posted on Nov 27th, 2007 by Vlad Balan
Here’s a video from YouTube, of a young dude with a lot more money than brains, who takes his Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 to 219 mph (that’s 352 km/h). That’s impressive, however, on e advice for him: Dude, if you really want to push your car to the limits, go on a track, not on the streets! Because we’d feel sorry if you’d end up like this (not to mention, you could also hurt other innocent people!). Any message for this guy? Leave it here.
Posted on Nov 19th, 2007 by Vlad Balan
This weekend was a real horror movie for supercars across Europe. We’ve already wrote about the Ferrari Testarossa crashed in Spain, but that was not all. A 53 year old Dutch guy also crashed his Ultima GTR on the A20 Highway in Netherlands.
And the most terrible crash happened in Germany, where two friends crashed their Lamborghini Murcielago and TechArt Porsche 911, with reports saying that the drivers were doing 185 mph (300 km/h). Fortunately, both made it out alive, however, as you can see in the photos below, the cars were completely destroyed.
I don’t know what to say, except that all those rich dudes should think twice before messing up their beautiful and expensive rides, because it’s a shame seeing this cars becoming nothing more then wrecks. What’s your take on this? Drop a comment here and see more photos after the jump.
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Posted on Nov 13th, 2007 by Vlad Balan
Yeah, I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true. I can’t say if this is a weird Mustang or a really weird Lamborghini Gallardo, but one thing’s for sure, this thing is called the Tractorri Lamborghini Mustang. Presented at the 2007 SEMA Show, it was built by John Haugh from Cleveland, Ohio who created this using (or should I say destroying) a new Lamborghini Gallardo and a new Ford Mustang.
The Mustang body was modified (the rear part is from the Gallardo) and the car features Gallardo’s mid-engined all-wheel drive powertrain plus the 520 HP V10 engine. And another impressive thing about this car is its interior, which looks exactly like Gallardo’s interior. So, its safe to say that actually we have a Lambo with a Mustang body. Crazy!
More photos after the jump.
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Posted on Nov 12th, 2007 by Vlad Balan
According to Autocar, Lamborghini is working on a superlight version of the Murcielago. Seen as a glorious end to its production (the Murcielago is scheduled to get out of production), the Murcielago SV will be about 130 kg lighter than the current LP640 and it seems it will be more powerful than the million Euro Reventon (they talk of about 680 hp for the SV).
So, how the Lmaborghini engineers plan on doing this? Well, the SV will be a RWD model, and the weight difference is made by removing the front differential and driveshaft (40 kilos removed) and more weight will be dropped by using carbon fiber for both the interior and the exterior, new forged alloy wheels, which will also save at least 6 kg. Also, Lamborghini will drop the multimedia system and, to be honest, at how that engine sounds, who needs it?
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Posted on Oct 23rd, 2007 by Vlad Balan
Lamborghini will make available a pack of limited edition Christmas tree gifts. So, what do you get? The gifts include ceramic Christmas tree baubles in box-sets of three finished in the Gallardo Superleggera orange glaze along with a set of same colored slow-burning candles with the Lamborghini logo imprinted on one side. The Lamborghini Christmas collection also includes 2008 calendars plus a set of 20 Christmas cards featuring the €1 million Lamborghini Reventón, presented last month at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Read More: “Special Lamborghini gifts for your Christmas tree”