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Lamborghini unveils 610hp Huracán luxury super sports car

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For years, whenever someone at a party would ask me, “so what’s your favorite car?” or “what’s the coolest car you’ve driven?” I’d blurt out “the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera” faster and with more flourish than you could say “Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle.” It’s embarrassing, but I’ve been in love with the impractical wedge-shaped supercar ever since I got a chance to track one back in 2009. I know — it doesn’t make sense, but supercars have a way of affecting men that rarely does.

But all good things must come to an end and Lamborghini has recently put the 10-year old Gallardo out to pasture. Its replacement has been unveiled today: the lighter, slicker, more powerful Lamborghini Huracán. Is it a worthy successor to my favorite car? We’ll have to wait until its public debut next year to find out. Until then, we’ve got all of the newly confirmed details below.

It’s called the Huracán The Huracán is a Lamborghini, so naturally its name comes from the world of bullfighting, like the Murciéllago, Gallardo, and Aventador that came before it. According to Lamborghini, “the fighting bull Huracán of the Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed was known for hi… [Read more]

    








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Lamborghini unveils $4.5m Veneno Roadster

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As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Lamborghini has unveiled a raging beast of a prototype. Next year, the luxury supercar company will launch a super-limited run of one of its most exclusive models: the Veneno Roadster, a sports racer with an asking price of more than $ 4.5 million.

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The sleek carbon-fiber roadster follows the Veneno, unveiled in March and limited to a production run of just three cars. They’re named after a famous Spanish fighting bull — the fierce beast that adorns Lamborghini’s logo — to signify power, strength, and vigor.

With its cutting lines and brilliant red body, the open-topped Veneno Roadster is a stunning embodiment of speed and audacity. Click through our gallery to see more.

Lamborghini’s Veneno Roadster $ 4.5m super racer (pictures)

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Google Street View drives into the Lamborghini Museum

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There’s to be no stone unturned, apparently, by the team at Google Street View. The most recent awesome landmark to get a virtual tour courtesy of its off-road cameras is a sacred site for many car fanatics: the Lamborghini Museum at the company’s headquarter town of Sant’Agata Bolognese in the north of Italy.

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The Street View page allows users to access a 360-degree tour of 16,000 square feet of museum across two floors, including famous cars such as Miura, Countach, Diablo, and Murcielago, as well as prototypes, limited editions, one-off models, racing cars, V12 powertrains, and marine engines.

Also in the museum, you’ll be able to see the Reventon, which was limited to just 20 models, as well as two museum-exclusive cars: the Estoque and the Sesto Elemento.

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Lamborghini debuts drop top Aventador Roadster

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My favorite model in Lamborghini’s lineup has for many years been the Gallardo, but the flagship Aventador is unquestionably the most powerful. With today’s unveiling of a Roadster version, the Aventador also gets an injection of style.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster: Italian model drops its top (pictures)

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Rather than a power retractable roof, the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster features a two-panel carbon fiber roof that is manually removed … [Read more]


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Lapping the lightweight Lamborghini

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera definitely gets your attention.

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At CNET, we dig into the cabin electronics available in just about all new cars, comparing navigation, voice command, and telling you how well your phone will integrate with the handsfree system. But on one chilly Tuesday morning, I put all that aside in favor of some pure automotive adrenaline, getting a feel for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera.

There is certainly a tech story about the Superleggera. Its 5.2-liter V-10 uses direct injection, and it comes with a six speed computer-controlled transmission. The car CNET got even had navigation, but it was an older Audi-derived system. But any notion of looking at the cabin tech fell by the wayside when the massive thrust of the V-10 kicked in, a 570 horsepower roar that engendered an immediate grin, part thrill and part terror.

With the recent rain and some hard driving, this Superleggera was not destined to stay clean.

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I had driven other fast cars on this relatively small double figure-8 closed course, but none could quite compare to the Superleggera. Accelerating down the longest straight, approximately 800 feet, I was pretty sure the sp… [Read more]


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Lamborghini makes Aventador more fuel efficient for 2013

The 2013 Aventador doesn't get great gas mileage, but it's better than last year’s.

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I can that imagine someone at Lamborghini thinks that the Aventador’s 700-horsepower split between all four wheels is probably enough power for one car. (And no, I don’t agree with that person.) I assume this because rather than getting a nominal power bump for this model year’s update, the 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 gets a mile per gallon bump thanks to the addition of cylinder deactivation and idle stop-start technologies that allow the V-12 engine to instantaneously and momentarily make less power in the pursuit of using less fuel.

The Cylinder Deactivation System (CDS) works like this: When cruising or coasting at speeds below 85 mph, the Aventador shuts down one bank of its 6.5-liter, V-12 engine — essentially transforming the engine into a 3.25-liter, inline six-cylinder. You don’t need all 700 ponies for your daily commute, so by basically shrinking the engine on demand, Lamborghini is able to squeeze out a few more mpgs. When the user decides that it’s time to drop the hammer, the CDS fires the second bank of cylinders back up with no more interaction from the driver than an increase in pedal pressure and, presumably, no hesitation.

When the 2013 Aventador comes to a stop, so does its engine thanks to the start-stop system that reduces fuel wasted whil… [Read more]


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Lamborghini makes 700-horsepower Aventador more fuel efficient for 2013

The 2013 Aventador doesn't get great gas mileage, but it's better than last year.

(Credit: Antuan Goodwin/CNET )

I can imagine someone at Lamborghini thinks that the Aventador’s 700-horsepower split between all four wheels is probably enough power for one car. (And no, I don’t agree with that person.) I assume this because rather than getting a nominal power bump for this model year’s update, the 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 gets a mile per gallon bump thanks to the addition of cylinder deactivation and idle stop-start technologies that allow the V-12 engine to instantaneously and momentarily make less power in the pursuit of using less fuel.

The Cylinder Deactivation System (CDS) works like this: When cruising or coasting at speeds below 85 mph, the Aventador shuts down one bank of its 6.5-liter, V-12 engine–essentially transforming the engine into a 3.25-liter, inline six-cylinder. You don’t need all 700 ponies for your daily commute, so by basically shrinking the engine on demand, Lamborghini is able to squeeze out a few more mpgs. When the user decides that it’s time to drop the hammer, the CDS fires the second bank of cylinders back up with no more interaction from the driver than an increase in pedal pressure and, presumably, no hesitation.

When the 2013 Aventador comes to a stop, so does its engine thanks to the start-stop system that reduces fuel wasted while idli… [Read more]


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