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VIDEO: Aventador LP 750-4 SV smashes Nordschleife

Lamborghini Aventador LP-750-4 SV

Lamborghini has shown with its outrageous Aventador LP 750-4 SV that you don’t need a tricked up über hybrid to break seven minutes at the Ring. You just need a 750hp normally aspirated 6.5 litre V12.

Some pointers to note, the indicated peak speed at Schwedenkreuz was 297km/h, a staggering a 285km/h down the Fuchsröhre and 325km/h into Tiergarten.

You won’t find too many cars able to top those speeds. But with a final lap time of 6:59.73 that should come as no surprise!

[Thanks to Wayne for the tip]

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Instant torque’s gonna get you

Tesla Model S P85D v Ferrari 458

The Ferrari 458 Italia is a pretty quick car, right. In a straight out drag race there’s not many cars that can beat it. Surely a miserly four-door Tesla Model S can’t do it?

Well, off the line, yes, it can. And by some margin. This is thanks to the Tesla’s near-instant torque and all-wheel drive grip.

And the Tesla’s not just happy hosing Ferraris off the line either. See below for more.

[Thanks to John for the tip]


Lamborghini earns the wrath of Harris

Lamborghini Aventador

First it was Ferrari, now it is Lamborghini who has ruffled the feathers of Chris Harris. In the first post-announcement edition of his weekly column over at Jalopnik he has taken aim at Lambo—in particular the Aventador—fired and made sure he’s got the attention he needs to grab eyeballs:

Lamborghini has lost the plot. It has become the purveyor of jewelry. Its cars exist to be seen and heard; not driven. Style has superseded substance. Their natural habitat has now been reduced to revving when stationary on the King’s Road in London—not Imola or the Futa pass or Valentino Balbone scorching the back- pistas of Modena, but with some mindless billionaire’s offspring pushing the right pedal to get himself seen on some equally mindless YouTube channel. Never has a car brand skulked so far from the origins that defined its past greatness. Typing that makes me so sad.

And that’s only a small portion of Harris’ rant!

We all have brands to manage and, if we’re to believe Harris, his brand as a fiercely independent and respected motoring hack is at its zenith; Lamborghini’s reputation on the other hand is at its nadir.

[Source: Jalopnik]

Lamborghini Oh the humanity

The hide and seek we play with facts

Lamborghini Aventador

It’s no use pretending, that I undertsand why Lamborghini Australia asked journos not to report on a flaming Aventador at a recent event held at Phillip Island.

According to the LP700-4 had completed many laps of the picturesque circuit as part of a media demonstration, which was not attended by Drive. Late in the day smoke bellowed from the engine bay and flames soon emerged as people scrambled out on track with fire extinguishers to try and minimise the damage.

Fairfax Media alleges Lamborghini Australia “forced” at least one media organisation to delete footage of the flaming Aventador.

In a prepared statement, Sebastien Henry, Lamborghini’s head of south-east Asia and Pacific, explained: “We certainly did not ‘force’ any of our guests to delete any imagery obtained on the day.

“We did however, kindly request that our guests refrain from making any assumptions through the media—particularly when, at the time, the cause of the incident had not yet been adequately investigated.”

Henry’s statement went on to add: “Automobili Lamborghini has confirmed that the issue was accidental due to the vehicle’s extended track use in a high-temperature environment. The investigation has also confirmed that the issue was not due to any fault in the design or construction of the vehicle.”

Unofficial eyewitness reports suggest the fire was caused by a small oil leak which ignited after it made contact with the exhaust system. A theory which was later confirmed by Lamborghini.

This story is embarrassing for Lamborghini, yes, but we wonder if trying to suppress the facts is cause for more embarrassment?

Despite Lamborghini playing coy, this isn’t the first time an Aventador has said light me and I’ll burn for you.


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Lamborghini Aventador no match for a Mazda2

Lamborghini Aventador crash

Here’s a video to make your eyes bleed. It involves a Lamborghini Aventador, a Mazda2 and an intersection on a London street. The end result could have been worse, but it’s still a shame to see.

[Source: Road & Track]


If you want more bling, just buy it!

Ridiculous Lamborghini Aventador 1:8 model carved from solid gold

If you want more bling, just buy it
When you need more bling, you buy it
You won’t hide it
You won’t throw your gold away, ooh

Apologies for the cheap trick there (geddit). Anyway, yes, if you’re looking for a fantastic way to blow a heap of cash you didn’t even know you had here it is! A Lamborghini Aventador carved from a 500kg block of solid gold. Yeah, we know, we’ve been hanging out for one of these for ages.

The model itself hasn’t actually been made yet. Oh no, the manufacturer, RGE Robert Gulpen Engineering, is cooling its heels until the right to have the model made as been sold to the highest bidder. That way you can tackify it even more with your newly (re)confirmed status as a tasteless moron.

It’s planned to go up for auction soon and you’d need not open your mouth unless your first words are, “I’ll start the bidding at $US7.5 million thanks!”

Great, it’s predicted to cost around ten times more than the cost of the real car and it’s only 1:8 scale. Seriously, here’s a great example of just how stuffed this planet is sometimes!



Remembering the Lamborghini Aventador J

Lamborghini Aventador J

$2.66 million.

That’s what was required to buy the one-off Lamborghini Aventador J, which starred at the Geneva Motor Show back in March. The identity of the buyer, for now, remains unknown but the sale figure was confirmed by Lamborghini’s CEO, Stephen WInkelmann, as being €2.1m (AU$2.66m).

In return the buyer received one of the coolest cars money can buy packed with a 700hp punch, thanks to a 6.5 litre V12 engine sourced from the comparatively staid Aventador LP700-4.

Speaking about the J, Stephen Winkelmann, Lamborghini CEO, proclaimed: “The new Lamborghini Aventador J is the most radical open supersports car of Lamborghini’s history.”

And with that sale price, we’re guessing it has become the most expensive Lamborghini in history too.

There’s a short video from Lambo after the break to remind you of the Aventador J’s finer qualities.

[Source: Bloomberg]

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Lamborghini Aventador lights my fire

Lamborghini Aventador fire

We update you with the rather upsetting news that a menacing Lamborghini Aventador has apparently self-immolated on a Southern Californian highway. Supposedly this somewhat unperturbed chap is the owner of the sorry looking Aventador behind him.

At this stage it’s not totally clear what happened or what set the fire off, other than an official traffic report stating, “Left rear wheel on fire.”

Well, at least the owner, if that really is him, is okay and in good spirits.

Let’s hope this is the last we see of burning Aventadors. There’s a pic of what it looked like before the fire and the all matt black exterior looked pretty tough.

[Source: Luxury4Play & Jalopnik]

UPDATE: Amateur video of the fire has been added below.


VIDEO: Lamborghini Aventador J

Lamborghini Aventador J We didn’t want you to forget the awesome Lamborghini Aventador J, just revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, so we’ve saved up this promo video for you. The clip brings you closer to the one-off 515kW V12 powered beast and leaves you wondering just who will buy it and will they care for it with the same love and attention that you would?

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Geneva 2012: Lamborghini Aventador J

Lamborghini Aventador J

Just when you thought a German hatchback was a bit radical Lamborghini stands up and slaps you in the face with a 700hp dose of reality. This is the Aventador J, “a force of nature on wheels” Lamborghini claim.

Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Lamborghini says, “With the Lamborghini Aventador J, we have molded our brand DNA into its most definitive form to date. This automobile is as extreme and as uncompromising as only a Lamborghini can be.

“The new Lamborghini Aventador J is the most radical open supersports car of Lamborghini’s history. Its name comes from our tradition and combines an unconventional design with technology innovation.”

Winkelmann is referring to the Miura P400 Jota, a one-off creation made in 1970 to comply with the FIA’s Appendix J regs. Following suit, this Aventador J is also a one-off creation, albeit one that has used its Aventador LP700-4 platform wisely and is ready for road use. As such it will be offered for sale and won’t be consigned to Lamborghini’s museum.

It’s a timely and pleasing reminder from Winkelmann that he knows the legacy Lamborghini holds in the automotive world. “Nowadays we are confronted with several regulations that we face in the spirit of challenge. The Aventador J is the proof that, despite the rules, Lamborghini will always make people dream, even in the future,” he said.

The Aventador J is as wild as it is brilliant! More power to them.


Meet the Aventador J Speedster

Lamborghini Aventador J Speedster

It’s expected Lamborghini will be bringing an Aventador Roadster to the Geneva Motor Show. But this Aventador-based creation seems to have caught most people off guard.

With a slightly oddball title of Aventador J Speedster, we’re led to believe, it sounds a bit like a lead actor from a Hollywood B movie. Note the lack of a front windscreen and overt rear spolier. That’s if you can take your eyes of those massive side scoops.

Who knows what this beast will be powered by, we’ll assume it’s based on the 6.5 litre V12 from the now apparently mundane Aventador. We should have the answers for you in the next day or two.

In the meantime Lamborghini has dropped a teaser which we think links to this car. Note the J at the end of the clip.

[Source: autoevolution | Pic: autoforum]


Lamborghini Aventador tops out at 370km/h

Lamborghini Aventador

As well as playing with cars around the Nürburgring, German mag Sport Auto spends a lot of time at the Hockenheim track. In this video you can see a full lap of the circuit filmed from the side of a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. Then, for giggles we see a camera pointed at the dash as the Aventador reaches an indicated 370km/h. A GPS device apparently indicated the speed was more like 354km/h, but when you’re going that fast let’s not quibble over 16km/h.

[Source: Eurocar blog]