Lamborghini Burlero

The Lamborghini Burlero is a concept of an electric barchetta intended for the racetrack and track day events. The target was to create a slightly ‘softer’ Lamborghini in terms of shape. Designed by Tigran Lalavan, the project was done during master course in car design at Scuola Politenica di Design (SPD) in collaboration with Lamborghini (October 2011-March 2012).

Haute Automobile: Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Versace exposed

Two famous Italian names came together. An exclusive version of the new LP640 Murcielago, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Versace was uncovered today at the Paris Motor Show. The color white brings a feeling of peace; everything becomes lighter. This Versace edition also features a customized all-white exterior and a matching white interior. A touch of black in the otherwise white interiors accentuates the silhouettes. The name Murcielago LP640 refers to its engine position – longitudinal posterior – and to its power 640 bhp.

Designers and engineers have not only focused on reworking the engine, suspensions, gearbox, exhaust system, brakes and electronics, but also the interior and exterior design; improvements that make the Murcielago LP 640 the most extreme and fastest sports car in its class, placing it at the very top.

The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Versace Edition will be one of the rarest limited edition Lamborghini ever produced. Just 10 units will produced each with a recommended sticker price of $1 million. Come into the beautiful world of Lamborghini.

Black is beautiful: Lamborghini Gallardo Nera

The terra firma of opulent style and home to the fashion connoisseurs, Paris is privileged as a good number of the luxurious unveiling happens on their land. At the Paris Motor Show, Italian supercar-builder Lamborghini will present the new special edition Gallardo Nera. Just another modified, limited-production edition of the already popular super-coupe!

But because it’s Paris and Lamborghini, it’s news. Since no official press release is available, this bit of information is from the details released to dealers by Lamborghini. The ‘Nera’ is the testimony to the line up of Lamborghini’s personalization choices available to all Gallardo customers.

The sexy sportscar features a glossy black paint scheme with matte black inserts. The Nera has the same 520 horsepower V10 engine (from 0-100 km/h in 4-second ones and 315 km/h of maximum speed) as the standard Gallardo and the standard all-wheel-drive system.

As far as the equipment is concerned, the Lamborghini Gallardo Nera integrates the satellite navigation system, Bluetooth, a posterior television camera, the burglar alarm, a lifting-system, and an exclusive drapery. Several other optional bespoke features are obtainable as a part of the personalization concept.

The Lamborghini Gallardo Nera will be produced in a limited edition of 185, so don’t wait to long. Come into the beautiful world of Lamborghini.

Lamborghini Miura may (not) hit the roads

A supercar is a car that is based on extremes. They feature styling, performance, power and technology that make you say ‘Wow’ and shake your head in amazement. The Lamborghini Miura (1966) was the first supercar with a rear mid-engined two-seat layout, although the concept was first seen in a production road car with René Bonnet’s Matra Djet, introduced in 1964. This layout has since become the standard for high-performance sports and supercars. When released, the Miura was the fastest production road car.

The Miura was originally conceived by Lamborghini’s engineering team, which designed the car in its spare time against the wishes of company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, who preferred powerful yet sedate grand-touring cars over the race car-derived machines produced by local rival Ferrari.

The Miura’s rolling chassis was presented at the 1965 Turin Auto Show, and the prototype P400 debuted at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. It received stellar receptions from showgoers and the motoring press alike, each impressed by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini’s sleek styling and the car’s revolutionary mid-engine design. Lamborghini’s fagship, the Miura received periodic updates and remained in production until 1973.

The Miura series of Lamborghinis are outstandingly designed automobiles from a visual standpoint. Now Italy’s raging bull, has mined one of its most endearing supercar designs, to create a modern counterpart to Ferrari Enzo, Carrera GT. Different in every way, yet instantly recognizable as a Miura, the concept was met with a warm reaction.

The Lamborghini Miura Concept is a retro styled Lamborghini presented at the Paley Center for Media, formerly The Museum of Television & Radio, on 5 January 2006. The unveiling coincided with the Los Angeles Auto Show though it was not present at the show itself. 

The Miura Concept commemorated the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the original Miura Bertone at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966. The car made its official début at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit two weeks later. It was the first design to be penned by Lamborghinis design chief, Walter de’Silva. The show car greatly resembles the original Miura by Bertone while its underpinnings are that of the more modern Murciélago.

The Miura Concept will likely make use of the same architecture as the Audi R8 supercar and find its power from a modified version of the monstrous 6.2L V12 currently planted in the Murcielago. The limited-production Miura has a definite lower-key appearance than its Gallardo and Murci counterparts, but it will surely be just as swift and agile.

Lamborghini president and CEO Stefan Winkelmann stated that the concept would not mark the Miura’s return to production, saying that “The Miura was a celebration of our history, but Lamborghini is about the future. Retro design is not what we are here for. So we won’t do the Miura”. Such a pitty.

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