Finding the oldest existing Lamborghini Countach

It’s November 2000. Swiss Lamborghini enthusiast Raymond Stofer has once again logged on to the Internet and roams the world wide web in search of something interesting. He has reached Yahoo’s auction site and is skimming through the new entries when his eyes stop at an auction listing that would come to mean a lot to him, as well as to thousands of Lamborghini enthusiasts around the world. Continue reading “Finding the oldest existing Lamborghini Countach”

The Tale of Lamborghini’s SV Models

SV – these two letters signify a special breed of Lamborghinis, a breed that has been with us for nearly 45 years. Many will recognize an SV as being the ultimate expression and the last hurrah of a given model, but the SV has also been an entry-level and a mid-life model. Continue reading “The Tale of Lamborghini’s SV Models”

Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 Announced

Lamborghini today announced the Huracán LP 580-2 at the Los Angeles Auto Show with the catchphrase “the essence of driving fun”. It incorporates a new dynamic design in both the front and the rear, as the photos clearly show. Stephan Winkelmann, president of Automobili Lamborghini, says the LP 580-2 is just the remedy for “those wanting an even more intense driving experience”. Continue reading “Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 Announced”

Two-wheel Drive Lamborghini Huracán Just Around the Corner, Sideways

With the popularity of the RWD Gallardo, it should come as no surprise that Lamborghini once again are removing a few axles, only this time to produce the Huracán LP580-2, a two-wheel Huracán for the open road. It will be lighter than its AWD twins, and even with a slightly reduced power output, it will reach 100 km/h from a standstill in 3.4 seconds (same as Spyder) and max out at 320 km/h. Continue reading “Two-wheel Drive Lamborghini Huracán Just Around the Corner, Sideways”

Lamborghini’s Anniversary Models

Like most seasoned car manufacturers, Lamborghini has long since established the tradition of celebrating themselves on major anniversaries. It is a golden opportunity to combine several fascinating aspects into one product, such as new engineering technology, exclusivity and of course the overall celebratory spirit. Continue reading “Lamborghini’s Anniversary Models”

Life of the Lamborghini V8

In the eyes of most car manufacturers, the idea of adding a V8 engined model to their line-up would mean stepping things up – power, performance, handling and interior finish – to signify that this would be a range topping candidate. In Lamborghini’s worldview, though, a V8 suits the modesty and simplicity of an entry-level model. Continue reading “Life of the Lamborghini V8”

Yes, Six Unique Lamborghinis!

I need to take you back two years, to Lamborghini’s semicentennial year. This occasion was celebrated worldwide with various takes on the theme, and the prestigious Schloss Bensberg Classics, held annually at the Bensberg Palace outside Cologne, was no exception. Continue reading “Yes, Six Unique Lamborghinis!”

Lamborghini Opening Up The Huracán

On the eve of 14 September, during the Volkswagen Group Night at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Lamborghini showed the Huracán LP610-4 Spyder to the press for the first time. Photos quickly found their way onto the Internet, and it was clear to see that Lamborghini had gone for a soft-top solution, similar to the Gallardo Spyder. Continue reading “Lamborghini Opening Up The Huracán”

A Day in a Lamborghini Diablo

The last weekend of August saw the first annual meet of Lamborghini Club Norway, a thoroughly enjoyable and valuable experience. For the Saturday drive, four Diablos, three Gallardos, two Murciélago and one Countach, accompanied by a Ferrari 308 Gr. 4 Koenig and a Porsche Boxster, set off from Gol, a popular tourist destination in the heart of Norway. I got a seat in a black-on-black 1991 Diablo with Koenig bumpers and wing — a rare bull. Three hundred kilometres lay ahead of us. Continue reading “A Day in a Lamborghini Diablo”

Centenary of Ferruccio Lamborghini

Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini. That was the full name given to a certain baby boy born on 28 April 1916 in the Italian town of Renazzo. A hundred years later, enthusiasts around the world will celebrate his centenary, and for good reason. Continue reading “Centenary of Ferruccio Lamborghini”