Like other car makers, Lamborghini has started focusing on the possibilities of creating an green all electric vehicle or EV. Porsche and Ferrari have already announced their intent to produce electric or hybrid cars, worth of wearing a supercar name. Why wouldn’t Lamborghini jump on board? Although not yet wrapped in a cool Italian name, the Lamborghini EV concept car has already been hinted at.
Currently there are only Lamborghini artists rendering of what the Lamborghini EV may look like. Low, mean, and built to hold big batteries, the sharp lines help it fit perfectly into the Lamborghini lineup. Research and development says the Lamborghini EV will use 4 electric motors, one at each wheel. Not only will this setup help with handling but also in producing supercar worthy power.
According to Lamborghini research, the number one complaint with EV vehicles is the lack of sound. It’s impossible to appreciate the supercar experience, without the sound of a throaty engine or high strung turbo or supercharger. Lamborghini has answered this call with the fitment of jet turbines, which will hopefully be integrated some way, other than just for sounds sake.
Lamborghini has reached a milestone, producing it’s 10,000th Gallardo. Somewhere, out there, there are a lot of happy rich people cruising around in one of the best super cars ever made. The super car maker, located in Sant’Agata, Bolognese is responsible for the number 10,000 production. The production figure includes all the special edition Gallardo’s and basic model built since 2003.
Curious what the 10,000th Lamborghini Gallardo will look like? It will be painted a Midas Yellow, in coupe version, and is already sold to a lucky buyer in Shanghai China. The car will be featured on Lamborghini day, which will include it’s showing and then hand off to the new owner.
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Production started in 2003 and since then have been produced to the tune of 10,000. Depending on the edition of Gallardo made, it features a high performance 5.0 or 5.2 liter v10 engine. Every Gallardo comes equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, which lays the converts the 540 horsepower to usuable energy on the road.
The highest horsepower Gallardo ever produced was the Superleggera, rated at 562 horsepower. Prices range from $180,000 to over $210,00 depending on model purchased. It’s a legendary super car, still being produced and purchased by vehicle aficionado’s.
Ford has been working diligently to build anticipation on the return of the Fiesta. Up till now they’ve been focusing on handing out Fiesta’s and recording peoples trips via social networks like Twitter and Facebook, which has met some success. At least people are talking about the new Fiesta and what it means to compete with the micro car market in the US. Their latest viral video pits a new Fiesta against a Lamborghini and the results are…expected.
The video shows the Fiesta and Lamborghini competing against each other in two different orange cone competitions. The first challenge pits the Fiesta against the performance power house in a straight stretch race. Well, the Lambo obviously won, to the disappointment of the eye candy instigator.
Next challenge up is a specially designed turning challenge, which the Fiesta wins. It highlights the new Fiesta’s ability to make sharp turns, to the tune of a 34.5 ft turning diameter. Try after try, the Lamborghini just can’t make that kind of turning radius, mostly attributed to it’s length.
The video goes on to show the Lamborghini try and try to make that corner, but fails everytime. After the challenges the announcer keeps noticing things that make the Fiesta better than the Lamborghini, like cap less gas tank, turn signals in the mirrors, and more cargo space. It’s cute, gets the point accross, and I commend Ford on taking an approach like this, it will get people talking.
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This isn’t like slapping a fart can on a Honda Civic or attaching an ironing board to the trunk for spoiler down force. We are talking about modifying and tuning a super car to give it more aggression, we are talking about a professional BF tune of a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. Not that any of us will be rushing out to buy a Lambo or a BF tune anytime soon, but these are some great pics for wet dreams.
BF Performance has been known for their extreme custom kits and modifications of super cars, but this Gallardo tune takes the cake. Some of the highlights include active switching of All-Wheel-Drive to Rear Wheel drive, full body kit, wing doors, and carbon ceramic brakes.
Pictures below of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 BF Performance Tune:
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Thanks to Lamborghini for giving us a great taste and a set of pictures of the all new Murcielago LP 650-4 Roadster. Furthermore they have added a few engine specs that will get dreamers pants tight, which is not limited to a 6.5 liter v12 engine. The sex on wheels will hit 0-60 mph in a staggering 3.4 seconds and not stop topping out until after 200 mph.
Unfortunately the only time I will ever see this car is if I hit the lottery…or steal one.
It may sound a bit odd, considering the state of upheaval the US economy and much of the world is in, but Lamborghini sales rose 1% last year. A significant amount, when you consider their cars sell for around $200k each, which is making them consider new dealerships in 2009. The super rich always seem to have money, even in a down economy.
At the Detroit auto show Lamborghini showed off their Matte Blue finish LP640. They were making a statement that those lucky enough to purchase a Lambo, were offered cosmetic options at the time of ordering. Custom colors are offered for everything from Brake Calipers to the type of leather used inside. Those with a big enough wallet can live by Lamborghini’s moto, “Think The Impossible”.