2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini. The company's history is one of challenges and uncontested records, set by the ambitious talent of its founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, who decided to create the world's most beautiful - and powerful - super sports cars at Sant'Agata Bolognese in Italy's Emilia Romagna region.
The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo arrived in Silverstone for rounds three and four of the 2012 European series. Wet conditions failed to damp the spirits of the Pro Am and Am competitors, with more than half the 17-strong grid challenging within the Am category of the gentleman driver series.
Will they? Won't they? Oh God, how could they? The rumours that supercar stalwarts Lamborghini were about to unveil a... Pause to spit the term out... SUV, proved to be entirely founded overnight when the Urus was revealed to a slavering media pack in Beijing.
The late, great Ferruccio Lamborghini would have approved of the Aventador. For starters it’s named after a particularly famous Spanish fighting bull – as so many Lamborghinis under Ferruccio’s watch were.
Whether or not it was ever owned by a Beatle, this Lamborghini 400GT is still a hit, says Neil Lyndon.
‘’That is beautiful!” Few cars have ever made me gasp out loud but that was my involuntary reaction on first seeing Nic Portway’s 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2. Perhaps Paul McCartney felt the same way 43 years ago.
The world rugby superstar Jonah Lomu, who started out with the All
Blacks in 1994 and became the top try scorer in the 1999 World Cup,
visited the home of the world’s top supersports cars at Sant’Agata Bolognese.
Sant’Agata Bolognese, 16th March 2011. Last saturday, Automobili
Lamborghini opened Europe's first Flagship Fashion Store in Berlin – a
boutique that is dedicated exclusively to the entire range of the globally
successful 'Collezione Automobili Lamborghini' fashion collection.
Close racing, sensational debuts and a host of teams eager to do battle on track after the opening race weekend at Monza on 16-17 April 2011, confirms a highly competitive 2011 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo season.
With the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, Lamborghini is setting a new benchmark in the most fascinating automobile segment of all – the open-top super sports car. As “Performante”, the Gallardo Spyder is even lighter thanks to CFRP technology, even more agile and even more dynamic
“Spa is fantastic!” said Hayek. “It’s probably the most interesting and most challenging track on the calendar. There is no room to try a different racing line: you have to get it right, and with the weather difficult to foresee, it is made even more of a challenge.”
Both the ACRC and an all-new, highly efficient production process for extremely complex carbon-fiber structures were developed at the same time. The process is secured through an array of patents and constitutes a breakthrough into the next generation of carbon-fiber components.
The readership of specialist magazine “Sport Auto” has named the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera as “the Sportiest Car of 2010”. With approximately 27% of the readers votes, the newest super sports car from Sant’Agata led its class and beat the other competitors to the top position.
Inspired by the power and grace of the mythic Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640, TAG Heuer, the world leader in luxury sports watches and chronographs, has teamed up with the famous Italian super sports car manufacturer to create the limited-edition MERIDIIST Automobili Lamborghini communication instrument.
Automobili Lamborghini and Pirelli, once again in partnership: the House of the Raging Bull’s super sportscars were among the luxury vehicles chosen by the tyre manufacturer for the new 2010 Pirelli calendar presentation, which took place last night in London.
Geneva 2011 - Murciélago successor introduces pushrod suspensions in series production for the first time
Posted on 27.01.2011
The new Lamborghini V12 super sports car which will debut at the upcoming Geneva motorshow will feature an innovative and highly sophisticated suspension concept.
• New V12 super sports car with pushrod suspension for race-car precision
• Detailed lightweight engineering concept with double wishbone suspension and carbon ceramic brake system
• Unique ‘motorsport’ feel combined with long-distance comfort
The new Lamborghini V12 super sports car which will debut at the upcoming Geneva motorshow will feature an innovative and highly sophisticated suspension concept. The pushrod spring and damper concept was inspired by Formula 1 and tuned perfectly to meet the needs of a high-performance road-going vehicle. Together with aluminum double wishbone suspension and a carbon ceramic brake system, this lightweight chassis is another element of the unique technology concept in Lamborghini’s new flagship model.
An extremely precise, indeed razor-sharp, driving feel accurately describes the soul of the newest and most powerful super sports car ever to bear the sign of the bull. This includes a steering system that can think its way through a bend adhering to the perfect line, a suspension that masters the ideal balance between race-car feel for the road and plenty of comfort for ramping up the miles, and lateral stability that ensures absolute safety even at the very highest speeds.
Pushrod suspension derived from motorsport
With its phenomenal engine output of 515 kW / 700 hp and its comparatively low vehicle weight, the new V12 super sports car from Lamborghini blasts its way to the very highest speeds. The most important characteristic of the new suspension is its design in line with the pushrod principle – inspired by Formula 1. The spring/damper elements are not located on the wheel mounts, but connected inboard to the bodyshell structure. They are transversely positioned: under the windscreen in the front and close to the engine in the rear. Pushrods and relay levers / rockers transmit the forces from the wheel mounts to the spring/damper elements.
Responsive handling characteristics at all speeds
This solution offers a whole series of impressive benefits: due to the combination of the double wishbone and pushrod arrangement, wheel control and damper remain separate from each other. As a result, handling is more responsive and easier to manage at all speeds, while rigid connection to the chassis also improves the precise and spontaneous reaction of the springs and dampers. As a result, spring stiffness can be notched back a little – comfort increases, while precision remains. On the front axle, the shock absorbers are equipped with a hydraulic lifting system, which enables the front end of the super sports car to be lifted by 40 millimeters at the touch of a button, simplifying its ability to negotiate minor obstacles.
Systematic lightweight engineering in aluminum and carbon fiber
Aluminum and carbon fiber are also the most important lightweight engineering materials on the chassis. The entire suspension system, including upper and lower control arms, wheel mounts and relay levers are made from forged aluminum alloy. The large-diameter discs on the high-performance brake system, on the other hand, are made from lightweight and extremely hard-wearing carbon ceramic composite material. On the front axle, the ventilated discs measure no less than 400 millimeters in diameter, with braking force delivered via six cylinder calipers. On the rear axle, 380 millimeter diameter discs are used in combination with four cylinder calipers. The parking brake on the new Lamborghini top model is electrically powered.
Steering forms the sensitive connection between driver and automobile
The hydraulic steering on the Lamborghini V12 forms the highly sensitive connection between the driver and the super sports car, which runs on 19-inch wheels clad on 255/35 tires at the front and 20-inch rims on 335/30 tires at the rear. Steering Gear foresees 3 different servotronic characteristics managed by drive select mode. After all, not every day is the same and the “corsa” (race track) setting can perhaps sometimes be a little too demanding.