Lamborghini’s Huracan quicker than its costlier Aventador?

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Car and Driver threw a leg over the Lamborghini Huracán and rode it hard all around the 16-turn Circuito Internationale Nardò, next to the banked oval that’s brought us many a top-speed video. On the way to discovering the bull calf sweetly eclipses the Gallardo it replaces, CD also discovered that – comparing their own tests – it is faster from zero to 60 miles per hour than its paterfamilias, the Aventador.

Now, we should all know that 0-60 tests are an imprecise discipline, but CD’s Eric Tingwall torched the sprint in the Huracán in 2.5 seconds – yes, faster than a whole lot of other very expensive super-coupes. In the magazine’s last instrumented test of the Aventador Aaron Robinson ran 3.0 seconds, and for more Aventador perspective we can compare Motor Trend‘s 2.8 seconds, also scored at Nardo, Road & Track at 2.7 seconds and Lamborghini’s estimated 0-62 mph time of 2.9 seconds. Any way you chop that up, 2.5 seconds beats it. A bit of a shock, then: Lamborghini lists the Huracán’s 0-62 mph time as 3.2 seconds.

We’ll get a more precise idea of the discrepancy when more tests come online, but for the moment – and in this one respect – we’ve got the $241,945, 602-horsepower Huracán showing its angry backside to the $397,500, 691-hp Aventador. Even if it remains true, though, we’re not sure it matters; in a figurative case of Predator versus Alien, it’s arguable that the only way to be wrong is not to own one.

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Lamborghini Miura and Countach driven back to back in bid to make Autoblog staff jealous

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Lamborghini may offer rear-drive Huracán

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Lamborghini may not offer a manual-transmission option on the new Huracán – so few customers were asking for it on the preceding Gallardo as it was – but don’t think that it won’t pursue ever more hardcore variants. And that will reportedly include a rear-drive version.

Speaking with journalists at the Pebble Beach unveiling of the new Huracán Super Trofeo, Lamborghini CEO Stefan Winkelmann is reported to have said, “We did it with the Gallardo so it might be an option. We are a four-wheel-drive super-sports car [manufacturer] but why should we not do a rear-drive option?”

The rear-drive Huracán would naturally shed a few pounds off the all-wheel-drive version’s curb weight, but the question is just how much. There is said to have only been so much of the AWD system that Sant’Agata was able to strip out of the Gallardo to make the rear-drive Balboni edition after the fact, but if the Huracán was engineered from the get-go for both drivetrains, the rear-drive version could prove that much more thrilling to drive.

In Lamborghini’s alphanumeric nomenclature, the LP indicates a longitudinal aft engine placement, the next three letters for the metric output and the -2 or -4 indicating the number of driven wheels. The Balboni and subsequent, more mainstream rear-drive coupe and convertible versions of the Gallardo wore the characters LP 550-2 because they dropped ten horses together with the front driven wheels. The rear-drive Huracán, by extension, would likely be labeled as the LP 600-2.

Of course that won’t be the only Huracán derivative the Raging Bull marque might offer. “We need lots of derivatives,” said Winkelmann. “Customers expect it and we always need something new to talk about.” Look for the Spyder version to arrive first, with a successor to the Superleggera and Super Trofeo Stradale to follow sometime thereafter.

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Ferrari dominant at high-priced RM Auctions’ Monterey event

MCQUEEN FERRARI SMASHES RECORD AT RM’S SATURDAY MONTEREY SESSION

Ferraris dominate RM’s Saturday sale: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 delivered new to King of Cool Steve McQueen garners $10,175,000; 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale realizes $26,400,000
21 vehicles achieve seven figures during Saturday sale session
Official results to be posted online at www.rmauctions.com in the coming days

MONTEREY, California (August 17, 2014) – One of the most highly anticipated lots of Monterey Car Week, the ex-Steve McQueen 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, entered the history books on Saturday night, selling for a record $10,175,000 at RM’s flagship Monterey sale.

Delivered new to Hollywood and motoring icon Steve McQueen on the set of Bullitt, the 275 GTB/4 spurred a spirited contest between bidders in the room and on the phone, more than tripling the previous auction record for the model (video: http://youtu.be/f2kqcKcRafQ?list=UU).

While the McQueen four-cam lent star power to the RM sale, the true highlight of the night was a 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale, one of just three built. Dubbed the ’65 GTO, the extraordinarily rare Speciale roared onto the auction stage, with bidding opening at $15 million. The final sale price – an outstanding $26,400,000 – cements its place in the pantheon of the most valuable automobiles ever offered at public auction (video: http://youtu.be/t3kJq1WJx1g?list=UUNiTBZZrGcok8fuWlDQ-_yA).

In total, six Ferraris led a string of 21 individual million-dollar-plus sales during the Saturday sale. Among other highlights were the Austie Clark 1911 Mercer Type 35R Raceabout, offered from single-family ownership since 1949, which realized a superb $2,530,000; and a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV, which sold for $2,090,000.


Unofficial RM Monterey Million-Dollar-Plus Sales (Saturday)

Lot 239 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale $26,400,000

Lot 220 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, ex-Steve McQueen $10,175,000

Lot 231 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 $3,750,000

Lot 237 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy $3,382,500

Lot 218 1963 Ferrari 400 SA LWB Coupe Aerodinamico Series II $2,915,000

Lot 225 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe $2,750,000

Lot 235 1911 Mercer Type 35R Raceabout $2,530,000

Lot 216 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’ Berlinetta $2,117,500

Lot 230 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV $2,090,000

Lot 211 2003 Ferrari Enzo $1,925,000

Lot 245 2000 Ferrari F1-2000 $1,804,000

Lot 227 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS $1,760,000

Lot 212 1965 Aston Martin DB5 $1,650,000

Lot 251 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione $1,485,000

Lot 228 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster $1,375,000

Lot 247 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S $1,265,000

Lot 238 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster $1,182,500

Lot 219 1953 Lancia Aurelia PF200 C Spider $1,100,000

Lot 217 1967 Toyota 2000GT $1,045,000

Lot 234 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC $1,023,000

Lot 249 1961 Ferrari 250 GT N.A.R.T. Spider $1,017,500


The RM group of companies rounds out a tremendous week on California’s Monterey Peninsula today (Sunday, August 17) with four motor cars freshly prepared by RM Auto Restoration set for display at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In 2013, RM’s restoration division cemented its reputation as the world’s leading restorer of fine automobiles when the 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria restored by the company was judged Best of Show. The accolade marked the fifth time RM Auto Restoration has been awarded the event’s top honor in the new millennium-an unprecedented achievement.

Complete official results for RM’s Monterey sale will be posted online at www.rmauctions.com early next week.

(All figures are reported in U.S. dollars and include the 10 percent buyer’s premium)

About RM Auctions
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Pebble Beach Concept Car Lawn adds class to the grass

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While Pebble Beach is traditionally thought of as the refuge of the pristine and pricey vintage vehicles of the world, there’s no shortage of newer vehicles on display. And when we say “new,” we mean really new. As in, not even in production new. This is the concept car lawn, and it’s home to an eclectic group of vehicles from past and present.

Of course, calling it the “concept car lawn” is a bit of a misnomer this year (as it has been in previous years, too). Production models like the Alfa Romeo 4C were on display, alongside known quantities like the Hennessy Venom GT and modified versions of already-on-sale models, like the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Waterspeed Collection.

There were a few concepts on display, though. Toyota debuted the critically acclaimed FT-1 Concept in a new shade, while BMW’s Beijing Motor Show stunner, the Vision Future Luxury, was also parked on the expensive grass. Also appearing were the Nissan GT-R in sheep’s clothing, the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, and the recently debuted McLaren P1 GTR.

We’ve got a hefty gallery of images from the lawn available above. Take a look, and let us know what you think of this year’s showing.

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Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo makes official debut at the Quail

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Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo makes Global Debut at ‘The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering’

Carmel, California 15th August 2014 – Automobili Lamborghini unveiled its next-generation motorsports machine: the new Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. The car will debut in all three (Europe, Asia and North America) of the brand’s one-make 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series.

The Huracán Super Trofeo marks a new benchmark for the race series. “The Huracán Super Trofeo is an all-new car built from scratch with a clear racing concept,” said Maurizio Reggiani, Board Member and Director of Research and Development for Automobili Lamborghini. “We believe the car will be as fun for fans to watch as it will be rewarding for our racers to drive.”

The redesigned Huracán Super Trofeo was developed in collaboration with Dallara Engineering, with direct involvement by founder Giampaolo Dallara. Dallara’s history with Lamborghini dates back to 1963 when he worked as a Lamborghini engineer and later led the development of the legendary Miura.

The Huracán Super Trofeo adopts the direct-injected V10 engine from the road car, delivering 620 horsepower in race trim, and a rear-drive set-up meant to accelerate the series racers’ transition into GT racing. The vehicle weighs an ultra-light 2,800 lbs, attributed to the hybrid carbon fiber/aluminum chassis and strict motorsports weight reduction. The weight/power ratio is 4.5 lbs/hp.

The aerodynamics provide better efficiency, traction and downforce using a ten-position rear wing, front and rear diffusers as well as adjustable front air intakes. The Huracán Super Trofeo will be exclusively-equipped with Pirelli tires engineered specifically for this application.

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo – North America – Upcoming Dates: August 22-24 (Virginia International Park, Alton, VA); October 1-4 (Road Atlanta, Atlanta, GA); and November 20-21 (Sepang, Malaysia, World Finals)

Also at The Quail, Lamborghini presented its Aventador LP 700-4 in a new version by Ad Personam. The vehicle, which will be shown as well at Concorso Italiano and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, highlighting Lamborghini’s “made-to-order” program.

Clients of Ad Personam-equipped cars avail themselves of personalized materials, custom colors and exclusive trim for exterior and interior fitment. The display model highlighted semi-aniline leather, Alcantara, Forged Composite, a Lamborghini patented carbon-fiber material, to custom stitching and beyond. The program caters to those who love to engage with their dream car – even before they take delivery.

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Founded in 1963, Automobili Lamborghini is headquartered in Sant’Agata Bolognese, in Northeastern Italy. The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, which has made its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show is the successor to the Gallardo and redefines the luxury super sports car driving experience with its innovative technology and outstanding performance. The Aventador LP 700-4, in Coupé and Roadster offerings, represents the reference point in the world of V12-powered, luxury super sports cars. With 129 dealerships worldwide, in little more than half a century Lamborghini has created an uninterrupted series of extraordinary, exclusive cars that include the 350 GT, Miura, Espada, Countach, Diablo, Murciélago, and several limited series like the Reventón, Sesto Elemento and Aventador J. The Veneno Coupé, the Egoista and the Veneno Roadster, have been created to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary year in 2013.

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Lamborghini Accademia heading to Laguna Seca

LAMBORGHINI LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICAN PERFORMANCE DRIVING SCHOOL
Track Accademia Debuts at Legendary Laguna Seca Circuit

Herndon, Va. – July 30, 2014 — Lamborghini Accademia will host its first-ever North American performance driving school – from September 14-17 – at renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The lead role for this year’s global Accademia program is the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, which has achieved great commercial success since its debut earlier this year.

The Accademia, developed by the brand’s motorsports team, Squadra Corse, provides Lamborghini clients with intense driving courses on the track, allowing them to take the first steps into the world of motorsports. It’s a captivating combination of high performance vehicles on some of the world’s legendary race tracks coupled with fine dining and hospitality.

The one-day event is designed to challenge participants with morning exercises including slalom, acceleration, braking, drifting and section training at Laguna Seca’s key corners such as the famous Corkscrew. The afternoon is spent applying the learning into full-course lapping, utilizing one-on-one and video coaching.

At the end of the day each of the 24 participants will receive a certificate from Lamborghini Squadra Corse stating their completion of the course.

After Laguna Seca, Lamborghini Accademia goes back on the road with a stop at Hockenheim, Germany on October 1-2. Winter Accademia event dates, for the 2014-2015 season, will be announced shortly.

For further details on the program and to enroll in the Lamborghini Accademia,
log on to: http://www.squadracorse.lamborghini.com.

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Founded in 1963, Automobili Lamborghini is headquartered in Sant’Agata Bolognese, in Northeastern Italy. The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, which made its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show is the successor to the iconic Gallardo and redefines the luxury super sports car driving experience with its innovative technology and outstanding performance. The Aventador LP 700-4, in Coupé and Roadster offerings, represents the reference point in the world of V12-powered, luxury super sports cars. With 129 dealerships worldwide, in little more than half a century Lamborghini has created an uninterrupted series of extraordinary, exclusive cars that include the 350 GT, Miura, Espada, Countach, Diablo, Murciélago, and several limited series like the Reventón, Sesto Elemento and Aventador J. The Veneno Coupé, the Egoista and the Veneno Roadster, were created to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary year in 2013.

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Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo gets teaser trailer before Pebble Beach debut

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Lamborghini first tipped us to the coming arrival of its race-ready Huracán Super Trofeo, with this dark-and-camouflaged teaser image a few weeks back. Slated to replace the venerable Gallardo Super Trofeo in the brand’s one-make series, the Huracán flavored for racing duty should result in a faster field.

However, before the new Super Trofeo car debuts on host circuits for the North American, European and Asian iterations of the series, it’ll get a share of the spotlight at Pebble Beach. Lamborghini is scheduled to pull the wrapper off its new racecar at The Quail on August 15 – and event we’re sure to be in attendance for.

Until then, we can offer up one more pulse-pounding teaser of the new Huracán, in the form of a new official video. The Super Trofeo Lamborghini is still wearing its under cover uniform in this bit, and the camera darts from focus to blur with irritating regularity, but you’ll get the idea.
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