Audi Bathurst 12 Hour Lamborghini Video

More onboard action from the Bathurst 12 Hour

David Russell, Lamborghini Gallardo GT3

Keen for some more onboard action to get you ready for tomorrow’s Bathurst 12 Hour race. Here’s a couple of laps from inside the #23 Lamborghini Gallardo with David Russell posting what was a GT lap record (2:05.9s) and also Laurens Vanthoor driving the #3 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS.

Factory Porsche driver Patrick Long, who is racing in the Class B entered #12 911 Carrera Cup car, drops in to give his impressions after his first visit to Bathurst.


Lamborghini Gallardo production ends

Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini has built a total of 14,022 Gallardos and this LP 570-4 Spyder Performante is the last one to roll off the production line.

The Gallardo was first launched 10 years ago, during the company’s 40th anniversary year. Now celebrating its 50th birthday, almost half of all Lamborghinis ever made is a Gallardo model of some kind. And if you’re struggling to keep up with all the different variations of Gallardo we don’t blame you; there are 32 in all.

The last “new” Gallardo was the LP 570-4 Squadra Corse which debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. All have been powered by a 5.2 litre V10 singing its glorious tune in various states of performance.

We’ve loved the Gallardo, it still looks as good today as it did 10 years ago. Thanks Lamborghini for the Gallardo, but we’re also really keen to see what happens next, when the Cabrera becomes a reality!


VIDEO: Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse

Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse

Lamborghini has released a short teaser video for its Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse. It’s probably not the best clip of a Lambo you’ll see. They’ve not been terribly sublte by mixing crowd shots from Spa while the car drives around an empty racetrack that’s not Spa. And we also like the Mercedes logo which can be seen in the frame above.

That said, we’d certainly say yes to an opportunity to drive the Squadra Corse around a racetrack, with or without fans in the stand!


It’s another new Gallardo, but this time it’s real

Lamborghini Cabrera prototype

Lamborghini is well known for releasing new iterations of its very fine Gallardo supercar and now we’re facing the prospect of another one. But the good news here is that this is an all-new model and not another “one-off” limited edition finale.

A new Lambo prototype, codenamed LP724, has been snapped at the Nürburgring in recent days. It’s expected the Gallardo-replacement will be ready for sale around the middle of 2014, after making its show debut in Geneva next March.

Believed to be called the Cabrera the new name follows tradition by referencing a family of Spanish bulls and not likeable golfers from Argentina.

Parent company Audi won’t be missing the boat here either and the Cabrera and the next-gen R8 will be built around a common modular spacefame. There will still be major differences between the two cars with the R8 to have its wheelbase extended by 30mm to allow for greater interior comfort.

Meanwhile, the new entry-level Lambo supercar will look to the ball-tearing Sesto Elemento for its exterior inspiration. Lamborghini will stick with a 5.2 litre V10 for the Cabrera with revisions expected to deliver as much as 600hp (450kW).

Interestingly Autocar reports the car will come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, leaving a 7-speed DSG from the R8 to be an option only. This would contradict a two-year-old rumour suggesting Lamborghini would not be using manual boxes for any future models.

[Source: Autocar]

Lamborghini Motor Shows

Frankfurt 2013: Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse

There’s a major motor show on right now, so that means it’s the launch of yet another Lamborghini Gallardo. This one is called the LP 570-4 Squadra Corse.

It’s based on the Super Trofeo Stradale which was the last Gallardo ever. That was released two years ago and we’ve had not one, but two new Gallardos since then. And now we have three.

The Squadra Corse has been named after the recently created department of Lamborghini which handles the company’s motorsport activities. The newest Gallardo is powered by a 570hp V10 taken straight from the Super Trofeo racecar. Even the massive rear wing comes straight from the track.

The use of aluminium and carbon fibre construction helps keep the dry weight down to 1340kg, giving the car a power to weight ratio of 2.35hp/kg. The Squadra Corse does the 100km/h dash in 3.4 seconds and the 200km/h sprint in 10.4 seconds, before topping out at 320km/h.

Only a limited number will be built and if you’ve got a spare €191,000 plus some change for taxes you can have one all to yourself.

Lamborghini Video

VIDEO: Lamborghini to join WRC?

Lamborghini Gallardo

It seems it’s all the rage these days to thrash exoticars on dirt roads, film it and lob it onto YouTube. So far it seems to be working quite well. This time we’re seeing a Lamborghini Gallardo getting muddy, it’s not as good as the Ferrari Enzo clip, but with the promise of two more Gallardo videos to follow perhaps the best is yet to come.

Lamborghini Motor Shows

Frankfurt 2011: Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale

Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale; it’s the most extreme Gallardo ever, according to Lamborghini and, with that long name, it’s a sub-editor’s nightmare. It’ll be a boy racer’s dream, of course, and the rear wing lifted straight from the racing version seals the deal.

Really, who can say no to the car’s dashing good looks and 5.2 litre V10 complete with 570hp (419kW) powering all four wheels? Not us. If you want one, you’d better be quick—only 150 Super Trofeo Stradales will be made—it’s the final swansong for the evergreen Gallardo.

The car weighs in at 1340kg, the same as previous Superleggerra models and a bit more than originally reported. It’s still 70kg lighter than a regular Gallardo and has only 2.35kg to shift for every horsepower on offer. A 100km/h dash takes just 3.4 seconds and you’ll need only 10.4 seconds to make it to 200km/h. Keep that foot planted and you’ll soon reach the 320km/h v-max.

In honour of Italy’s racing heritage the Super Trofeo Stradale is available in the special Rosso Mars paint you see in these pictures. Other colour options are Grigio Telesto (dark grey) and Bianco Monocerus (white). If you’re ready to part with even more cash you can keep the shiny black roof.

There’s more pics and more detail from Lamborghini after the break. Start saving!

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VIDEO: McLaren MP4-12C says ‘excuse me’

McLaren MP4-12C supertest

True to their word Car magazine has posted their video results of the McLaren MP4-12C supercar group test. Former Mr Stig, Ben Collins, took to Rockingham Motor Speedway in a veritable orgasm of supercars to see if the McLaren could walk the walk, after talking so much talk.

Up against the MP4-12C were:

After the break you can see the full 10 minute clip, which includes brief comments from Collins after driving each car. Make sure you watch right to the end and then tell us what you think of the closing graphic. Also available below is in-car footage from each lap.

[Thanks to Wayne for the reminder]


Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante

Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Performante

Lamborghini recently released information on its new Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, the soft-top sibling of the Superleggerra. The Sant’Agata engineers have used plenty of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic to help keep the weight down. This approach managed to shed 65kg and the final weight of the Spyder Performante is a respectable 1485kg.

The 5.2 litre V10 produces, as the name suggests, 570bhp (419kW) and can do the 100km/h dash in under four seconds. With a top speed of 324km/h (201mph) this is one rapid convertible. Might mess your hair up a bit, don’t you think!

More pics and full details from Lamborghini after the break. Make sure you take the time to appreciate the Alcantara interior. It’d probably be a bitch to live with long-term, but it is simply beautiful to look at.


Spectacular Lamborghini Gallardo crash

Lamborghini Gallardo

Imagine you had decided your standard Lamborghini Gallardo wasn’t powerful enough. The only logical conclusion, obviously, would be to quadruple its power. Well, that would be all well and good, but a power figure nudging at 2000bhp at the wheels could be considered overkill.

That is unless you want to take your car to a 1 mile drag race. It’s pretty simple, plant your right foot to the floor and 1 mile later the quickest car wins. Sounds like a great day out, really.

So, you’ve run your Lambo down the strip at speeds well over 300km/h and all you have to do is apply the brakes, pop your parachute and relax, right? Well, not quite. Watch the clip below to see what happens next. The source link has more detail as well.

[Source: SWNS]

Lamborghini Top Gear

Raging bulls

Top Gear US - Lamborghnini preview

As you are probably aware the Top Gear franchise is heading Stateside. The History Channel bring us this preview clip of Adam, Tanner and Rutledge thrashing three Lamborghini supercars; the Gallardo, the Gallardo Balboni and the Murcielago Super Veloce. Even the Yanks couldn’t stuff this up, surely! The preview is all yours after the break. Make sure you turn your sound up to eleven.


Sweet dreams are made of this

Lamborghini Gallardo 550-2 Balboni

Oh yes! Is there a better way to start your Sunday morning than with this clip of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Balboni being driven along empty winding mountain roads? The clip is all yours after the jump. There’s a few short words at the start of the video, then you’re safe to turn the volume up to 11 and enjoy the sounds of the Lamborghini orchestra.

[Source: Motor Trend]