Lamborghini reveals Aventador Nazionale in Beijing

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Special editions have proven themselves a great way for high-end automakers to get a little bit more for their wares, but they appear to be gradually being taken over by personalization programs that allow customers to order their exotic new wheels just as they want them. After all, what’s the point in ordering a special color scheme someone else has chosen when you can choose it yourself, with special wheels and interior upholstery to match?

Lamborghini has just such a program. It’s called Ad Personam, and like the customization catalogs offered by other automakers, it allows its clients to specify any range of stylistic parameters to suit their own taste. To showcase the program, Lamborghini brought a customized Aventador to the Beijing Motor Show. Called the Nazionale edition, it’s got a white paintjob with tricolore racing stripes up the hood, anthracite wheels, and a blue leather interior.

It’s similar to the Gallardo Tricolore that rolled out of Sant’Agata three years ago – the kind of treatment we’d otherwise call a special edition, but despite carrying a different name, it just goes to show the possibilities Lamborghini offers it customers. For the right price, of course.

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Automobili Lamborghini at the Auto China 2014 in Beijing

A roaring success at the Geneva Motor Show, the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is making its highly anticipated Asia debut at the Auto China 2014 in Beijing. As the heir to the most successful Lamborghini ever, the Gallardo, the Huracán is expected to make waves in the supercar realm due to its unmatched performance, technical innovation, and styling. In an exclusive Technology Workshop about this model, held before the Beijing Auto Show, Lamborghini presented the instinctive technologies of the innovative super sports car to Chinese media, and unveiled the secrets of the brand’s new legend.

At the Auto China 2014 in Beijing Automobili Lamborghini is also going to present its 12 Cylinder Model, the Aventador LP 700-4, in a highly exclusive and appealing configuration called Nazionale, realized by Lamborghini Ad Personam, the personalization program that allows clients to create their own made-to-order Lamborghini.

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Lamborghini driver can’t shoot the gap in London

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It may be difficult to see a nearly $500,000 car wrecked because of hot-shot driving on narrow streets, but a new video of a Lamborghini Aventador crash in one of London’s poshest zip codes over the weekend has to be seen to be believed.

The accident occurred Sunday and left Sloane Street in London’s ritzy Chelsea district littered with equally ritzy matte black body parts. A fan of the supercar enthusiast Shmee150 submitted footage of the devastating wreck to his YouTube channel, and Shmee kindly turned around and offered it to Autoblog. In the video, the Lamborghini’s tires momentarily lift off the pavement as the driver fails in an attempt to squeeze in-between what looks to be a turning Mazda Demio and parked cars including a Nissan Qashqai and a BMW 3 Series.

This enigmatic matte black Lamborghini has popped up on YouTube in the past, shooting flames from its exhaust and causing a ruckus on London streets, The Telegraph reports. No one was arrested at the crash and there are no charges pending at this time. Hopefully, even without legal ramifications, this driver has learned the lesson every morning commuter on London’s Tube knows; mind the gap.

Watch the unfortunate action in the video below.

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‘Drive’ the new Lamborghini Huracán today

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Unless you’re a captain of industry, a professional athlete or some kind of thickly bankrolled celebrity, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re not going to be amongst the lucky first owners of the upcoming Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 supercar. We can commiserate, as just the though of slipping behind the wheel of the Gallardo-replacing monster, and gunning the 610-horsepower V10 engine is enough to get our hearts racing.

It’s a kindly gesture on the part of Lamborghini then, to put together this little Huracán driving simulator for us 99-percenters. Perhaps not the very last word in graphical presentation or life-like physics engines, the sim is nevertheless a cool diversion for a flash-based driving game. If you’re like us, you’ll need a few laps to get acquainted with the brutish steering controls, but we trust you’ll catch on. Last one around the test track buys the first round of grappa at happy hour.

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LAPD now on patrol with its own Lamborghini Gallardo

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Last year, the Dubai Police made news by purchasing a string of supercars to act as patrol vehicles around the city. Apparently, a generous family in Los Angeles thought that the LAPD needed to keep up with the Joneses, because they recently donated use of their Lamborghini Gallardo. Unfortunately, you won’t be seeing the Italian coupe in any high-speed chases, as it’s being used exclusively for display at charity events.

The Lamborghini has arrived courtesy of Nathalie and Travis Marg, proprietors of telecommunications contractor Light Source 1 Inc. They approached the force with the idea to use the supercar because “they admire what the LAPD does for the community,” said LAPD Sergeant Frank Preciado to Autoblog. Galpin Auto Sports was tapped for the custom wrap to make it look like a police car, and according to Sgt. Preciado, the police force can use the car indefinitely. Importantly, the LAPD says no tax dollars have been expended on this vehicle.

The LAPD Gallardo will be on display to the public at Los Angeles County Air Show on March 21-22, and Sgt. Preciado said the police have already received many inquiries to display the car at other events. The police have even set up dedicated Twitter and Instagram accounts to promote its newest addition. Too bad it won’t be catching speeders anytime soon.

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Aventador sales drive record revenue at Lamborghini

LAMBORGHINI SETS TURNOVER RECORD AT 508 MILLION EUROS

- Total turnover increased from 469 to 508 million euros
- Worldwide deliveries up from 2,083 to 2,121 cars
- Continuing profitability despite ongoing high investments in R&D and factory premises
- More than 20% of total turnover invested in research and development
- All-time high in V12 sales with a record for the Lamborghini Aventador (1,001 deliveries)
- All new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 receives strong market response

Sant’Agata Bolognese, 11.03.2014 – In the Fiscal Year 2013 (31.12.2013), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. improved its key financial figures once more and marked another successful step in its brand history of more than 50 years.

With worldwide deliveries to customers increasing from 2,083 to 2,121 units, the Italian super sports car manufacturer improved its sales for the third consecutive year. These sales figures are outperforming the market trends in the super sports car segment.

The turnover shows a solid growth by 8 % from 469 million euros to 508 million euros. This overproportional increase compared to deliveries is due to an improved model mix; in 2013, 1,001 units of the top model, the V12 powered Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 were sold. This is a record for V12 powered Lamborghini models and represents a 9% increase from 922 units sold in 2012. Two and a half years after its market introduction the order bank for both Coupé and Roadster still covers the next 12 months’ production. Overall, 2013 was another positive year in terms of profitability.

In its final year of production, the evergreen Lamborghini Gallardo recorded remarkably stable deliveries of 1,120 units following 2012 when 1,161 Gallardo were sold. With 14,022 units sold over its entire lifecycle, this makes the Gallardo the bestselling Lamborghini of all time to date.

“In the year of our 50th anniversary, Lamborghini has delivered a very satisfying performance, confirming the strength of our product and commercial strategy. Today the company is driving towards the future from a very solid economic base. With our very attractive and new model mix,
ongoing high investments of more than 20% of our total turnover into R&D as well as continuous investments into factory premises and the recovery of the markets we anticipate a new phase of solid global growth into new dimensions in the short and long term” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

Lamborghini is a global brand, and sales distribution has been well balanced among the three regions: EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) 34%, America 36% and Asia Pacific 30%.This enables the company to respond flexibly to fluctuations in single markets should they occur.

In 2013, the company continued its path of sustainable development: enlarging its facilities and hiring 100 highly qualified professionals in Sant’Agata Bolognese to address both production demand and new projects, with 1,029 employees at the end of the year. As for human resources and ethical commitment Lamborghini has just been awarded two important prizes: the
prestigious accolade “Top Employers Italia 2014″, the first Italian car producer to be selected for this award, and the “Ethical Company” award.

The successor of the Gallardo, the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 and is currently receiving overwhelming reactions from markets and customers all over the world. This is also mirrored in the positive media coverage of the new car emanating from the show. Even before the official launch of the Huracán LP 610-4, Lamborghini registered more than 1,000 orders for the highly innovative new super sports car designed to set a new benchmark in its segment.

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Audi considering turbo option for longer, wider Huracán-based R8

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The debut of the Lamborghini Huracán was (and remains) big news in and of itself, but equally as exciting is the imminent arrival of the Audi R8, which the Huracán presages. While the two will share a common architecture, don’t expect that new R8 will simply be a cheaper version of the Huracán (like the current one arguably is to the Gallardo).

For one, the next R8 will be larger than the Huracán. According to emerging intelligence, Audi will make its sports car both longer and wider than the Lamborghini version. It’ll also share the new Lambo’s innovative carbon-fiber structure that will replace both the firewall and central tunnel. But to power it all, Audi will get more creative.

The next R8 will, like the current model and like the Huracán, offer a V10 engine at the top of the range. It will also offer the same 4.2-liter V8 as the outgoing model. But that won’t be the end of the matter. Word has it that Audi is also working on a smaller, turbocharged engine to offer in certain markets that mandate smaller-capacity engines.

Whether that will emerge as a turbo four, a turbocharged V6 or something else remains to be seen, but in speaking with Autocar, Audi technical chief Ulrich Hackenberg indicated they could be looking at “some numbers in between”, suggesting that a turbo five like the one you’d find in the RS3, RS Q3 or TT RS could be under consideration.

One way or another, it wouldn’t be the first time Audi would toy with the idea of a different kind of engine for the R8. It’s experimented with V12 turbodiesels and electric propulsion for the supercar, so a turbo five – or whatever it settles on – would hardly be a big surprise.

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We visit the Lamborghini Museum at company HQ in Sant’Agata

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Last week, Lamborghini invited us to stop by its Sant’Agata Bolognese headquarters to have a look around the factory and pick up a few technical tidbits about its new Huracán LP 610-4. It won’t surprise you to learn this, but Lambo’s foyer is pretty rad.

Rather than front its offices and factory with a gift shop and a reception desk, Lamborghini puts its amazing heritage on full display by offering up the corporate museum as a first impression to visitors. We had coffee in the morning and lunch after the press conference in this space, with stunning Italian concept cars and production models serving as an impressive backdrop to it all. Not wanting to miss the opportunity to share the Lamborghini collection with exotic-car crazed Autoblog readers (you know who you are), we did our best to capture everything we saw in the gallery here.

With some variation, the museum’s two floors are separated by vintage: older models downstairs and newer up. When you walk through the front door, you’re flanked by two of the coolest Lamborghinis in the marque’s impressive history: a 350 GT to the left and a perfectly green Countach LP 400 on the right. Perhaps our favorite car in the whole joint, the Countach’s Bertone body is still almost impossible to believe. Up close, we’re reminded how design-driven this car is; the seats are so far inboard from the scissor doors that it’s difficult to imagine that engineers ever agreed that the shape was a feasible one for production or actual driving.

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Of course, the Miura supercars (there are a brace of them) are always lovely to see in the metal (as is the Miura Concept Car from 2006 that’s just upstairs), but it’s almost as interesting to take in some of the less-famous models on display. Islero, Jarama, Urraco and Jalpa march through time from the late 1960s to the early 1980s; all offering design that challenged the accepted aesthetic of its micro-era.

Currently, Lamborghini has an extremely rare right-hand-drive LM002 occupying the place of honor next to the museum sign, painted in a mustard yellow-orange that’s difficult to swallow on that boxy shape. Of course, you can’t help but love the Rambo Lambo, even in that garish hue, for no better reason than the sheer audacity of its existence.

Upstairs, the museum has selected a large group of concept cars and very limited-run production models. Newcomers Sesto Elemento and Estoque were front and center, and massively impressive. Your author was on hand for the original introduction of the four-door Estoque concept, but didn’t remember the car seeming so impossibly long or big of wheel when it was on the stand in Paris in 2008. The Sesto, meanwhile, looks just as advertised, which is to say roughly like a spacecraft sent to humanity for us to learn about the future. With apologies to the Countach downstairs, it might be the perfect Lamborghini.

Enough talk. Click through our gallerized tour of Lamborghini’s HQ museum, and tell us about your favorite car (or racecar, or boat, or engine – there’s a lot to see) in Comments.

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Get a load of these crazy European Nimrods

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01 nimrod avanti rosso geneva 250 Get a load of these crazy European NimrodsI’ve been attending the Geneva Motor Show for the better part of a decade, and it’s become my favorite stop on the entire show circuit, in large part because of all the exotic automakers, coachbuilders and green startups. I also love the Palexpo’s consistently mind-bending displays of tuners, who typically work exclusively on six-figure automobiles. Some offer subtle improvements and personalization programs, but most seem hellbent on being more outlandish and bizarre than the next, a room full of millionaire class clowns. More often than not, I spy something and think to myself “What kind of Nimrod would do that to a perfectly good ____ ?” This year, that rhetorical question is in fact a self-answering one.

The jokes, they write themselves.

But seriously, if you’re wondering who would take a perfectly lovely Ferrari 458 Italia or a Lamborghini Aventador and affix a wild body kit of dubious aerodynamic and aesthetic merit at great extra cost (both to the car’s MSRP and to its assuredly grenaded resale value), the answer could very well be Nimrod Elite Tuning, a newer high-end restyling house out of Slovakia. That last locational tidbit might also explain the company’s unusual name, which is likely a nod to a mighty Biblical hunter (descendant of Ham and a king of Shinar, Nimrod is mentioned in Genesis and Chronicles) and not meant to be taken as a synonym for “idiot” or “moron.”

In any case, not much information is available on these two Nimrods, but the white and red-trimmed 458 is the Katyusha, and it appears to be an homage to the ultra-rare Ferrari FXX track car. The Aventador-based model, dubbed Avanti Rosso, channels a bit of Lamborghini’s own Sesto Elemento. Sadly, there were no Nimrod representatives on hand who were able to offer further details, and the company’s official website descriptions are of little help. We’ve got an inquiry in and will let you know if/when we learn more. In the meantime, check out our galleries and let us know what you think of these aftermarket specials in Comments.

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