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    Beverly Hills, California, June 22, 2017 – Automobili Lamborghini America delivered the first example of the groundbreaking Centenario Roadster in Beverly Hills, California. The open-top supercar is one of only 20 roadster versions of the 770-horsepower Centenario that will be produced, and marks the first worldwide delivery of the Centenario Roadster.

    The Cententario is designed in honor of the 100-year anniversary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth, and the car represents The House of the Raging Bull’s commitment to innovative technology and inspirational design in limited-edition form. The Centenario continues Lamborghini’s strategy of producing one of a kind vehicles of extraordinary value that are truly unique to its owner.

    “This is a very significant vehicle, not only for the Lamborghini brand, but for overall innovation in the super car industry,” said Alessandro Farmeschi, Chief Operating Officer, Automobili Lamborghini America, LLC. “Being at the forefront of carbon fiber advancement, the Centenario is a rare production supercar with full carbon fiber monocoque and body providing aerodynamic superiority.”

    The first Centenario Roadster is [...]

    What do we have here?

    The new Lamborghini Huracán Performante. Or, what happens when you lock a Huracán in a cage, feed it raw meat and poke it with a pointy stick. You know the drill: like the Gallardo Superleggera before it, this is the harder, faster, stickier and more track-focused version of Lambo’s baby supercar designed to monster race tracks, but retain a whiff of usability on public roads. If Lambo had a GT3 badge, this would be wearing it.

    Yes, we have driven it already, but that was an early prototype wrapped in black and white sticky tape and we were limited to a few laps of the track. This is the finished article, and while we have the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Lamborghini prefer to call it Imola for some reason?) at our disposal once again, we’ll also be braving the Italian highways.

    Let’s talk horsepower.

    Good call. The engine is still a naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre [...]

    Sant’Agata Bolognese, 9 June 2017 – Automobili Lamborghini has significantly expanded its prototype and pre-series vehicle development areas, as part of the ongoing production facility growth in readiness for its Super SUV, the Urus.  The existing building has been extended from 5.000 m2 to 7.000 m2.

    A new acoustic test room, part of the overall expansion, was officially inaugurated with the attendance of Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Maurizio Reggiani, Board Member for Research and Development of Automobili Lamborghini.

    The sound of a Lamborghini represents one of the most emotive experiences attached to the super sports car marque. The acoustic test room, which has been realized according to the latest technical standards, allows adjustment of particular sound sensations in order to create the typical Lamborghini driving experience, involving all the senses.

    In line with Lamborghini’s continual quest for innovative solutions, the new facility also supports the acoustic adjustment of lightweight construction components, [...]

    Incredible, this is how we would describe this past weekend. Natural talent and pure adrenaline came forth in all of our drivers and we could not have asked for a better outcome.

    This event started late morning on Sunday, May 28th with a majority of our drivers convoying together from the Lower Mainland up to beautiful Osoyoos. With a quick pit-stop in Princeton, the crew traveled further and arrived, mid-afternoon, to the spectacular Spirit Ridge resort. After freshening up and relaxing after a long drive, the group got together in a private banquet hall for a filling, BBQ-style dinner and an itinerary refresh by our crew of skilled instructors.

    Early Monday morning came quickly, and after breakfast our group gathered together and travelled, convoy-style, to Oliver, BC – this is where the challenging Area 27 track is situated. After an informative sit-down session with our instructors and the on-site flag team, we were ready to hit [...]

    Maurizio Reggiani, the director of research and development for storied Italian supercar builder Lamborghini, takes in the knife-edge lines of his latest creation, the $275,000 Huracan Performante. He is pleased.

    “This car represents so much of what we are,” says Reggiani, who joined CEO Stefano Domenicali for a breakfast interview with USA TODAY Tuesday. “We are looking to the future.”

    The future, these days, seems to be all about self-driving cars designed to completely detach the driver from the transportation experience. Companies ranging from Waymo, Google parent Alphabet’s self-driving car arm, to Ford are touting 2021 as the beginning of a mobility revolution that will impact everything from car sales to the oil industry.

    That robotic vision wouldn’t appear to bode well for manufacturers of six-figure pleasure machines whose technology is aimed squarely at [...]

    The new facility will be operational by the end of 2018 The building will cover more than 10,000 sqm Up to 200 new job hires once the full plant production capacity is reached

    Sant’Agata Bolognese, 22 May 2017 – Automobili Lamborghini continues development of its production site, announcing construction of a paint plant. The new building will be completed by the end of 2018 and will be used to paint the body of the Urus SUV, which is scheduled to arrive on the market next year.

    The paint plant will extend over more than 10,000 square meters, further expanding the production site, which will extend from the 150,000 sqm, envisaged and reached up by end of 2017, to a total of more than 160,000 sqm of covered area.

    The new [...]

    ‘If you let the Lamborghini spirit into your blood, you would never wish to lose it – if what you have for blood is a great part of that spirit, then it can never leave’ Valentino Balboni.

     

     

    Lamborghini Vancouver are honoured and delighted to announce that we will be joined by a very special guest at this years Hublot Diamond Rally, the legendary icon Mr. Valentino Balboni. Graciously flying from the birthplace of Lamborghini, Valentino will join the LV team for the biggest supercar rally in Vancouver on May 6th, sea to sky and beyond.


    For almost 40 years, he had the best job in the world: Valentino Balboni was Lamborghini’s chief test driver. Balboni was never just another test driver. He worked for Automobili Lamborghini, and for [...]

     

    Sant’Agata Bolognese/March 13, 2017

    Factory Drivers are the top of Lamborghini Squadra Corse driver programs, the highest level of Motorsport professionalism. Their office is the cockpit of the Huracán GT3 and their tasks are varied: they represent Lamborghini as brand ambassadors on and off the track, they work as test drivers during the development of the racecars and, above all, they take part in the major GT championships around the world for the customer teams of Lamborghini Squadra Corse.

    For the 2017 racing season, the Motorsport department of Automobili Lamborghini has decided to enhance its driver line-up by introducing new names and increasing to five the number of professional drivers. Four of these are Italian and this underlines the importance that Lamborghini gives to the “made in Italy”, which is part of its DNA.

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    Active aerodynamics “Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva” (ALA) providing ultimate road and track performance Nürburgring Nordschleife lap in 6:52.01 min Forged carbon fiber technology contributing to 40 kg weight reduction and innovative technical solut ions 5.2 l V10 aspirated engine with higher torque and power output of  640 hp Acceleration 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and top speed of more than 325 km/h  The highest performance and achievements on track reflected in its name: Huracán Performante   Sant’Agata Bolognese/Geneva, 6 March 2017 – Automobili Lamborghini unveils the Huracán Perfomante at the Geneva Motor Show, combining new lightweight technologies, active aerodynamics with aero vectoring and a new set-up of chassis, all-wheel-drive system and further improved powertrain. The Huracán Performante is the result of Lamborghini innovations, producing a super sports car balanced between achieving the best [...]

    Lamborghini Huracán Performante sets new ‘Ring record

    Lamborghini’s stripped-out supercar is now the King of the Nürburgring.

    Sant’Agata Bolognese, 1 March 2017 – The Lamborghini Huracán Performante has already proved its extraordinary capabilities ahead of its unveiling at Geneva Motor Show next week. On 5 October 2016, the Huracán Performante set a new production car lap record of 6:52.01 min on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany.

    Following the day’s open sessions on the “Ring”, at 17.00 officials closed the track to other manufacturers. After official track checks this left just a 15-minute window for Lamborghini to make one attempt at the lap record with a production Huracán Performante, still in its development camouflage.

    With Lamborghini test driver Marco Mapelli  behind the wheel, who also drove the Aventador SV to its Nürburgring sub seven-minute lap time in 2015, the Huracán Performante warmed up its tires and made its rolling start, fitted inside and out with onboard cameras and telemetry to record the car’s lap. The [...]

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