Lamborghini will make just 20 examples of its new Centenario Roadster, unveiled during Monterey Car Week. The Italian brand whipped the covers off its latest car during an event at The Quail, one of Car Week’s blue ribbon collector car events. Based on the Centenario coupe unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March, the … [Read more…]
When in Geneva we first saw the Centenario, half of our office has not been positively impressed, perhaps also because of the amount of other proposals admired at the Swiss fair. But at “The Quail”, during the Monterey Car Week, Lamborghini has exploded like a bolt from the blue, presenting the roadster version of the … [Read more…]
The Countach was first unveiled at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show as the Miura’s replacement, engineered by Giampaolo Dallara and breathtakingly styled by Marcello Gandini of Bertone fame. For a complicated, hand-built car, the Countach delivered all the reliable high performance that its swooping looks promised. In 1982, a 4.75-liter 375 bhp V12 was shoe-horned … [Read more…]
The launch of the Lamborghini Miura at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show was the decade’s automotive sensation. Staggeringly beautiful, technically preeminent, and unbelievably quick, it was created by a triumvirate of engineering wizards all in their twenties. For the greater part of its production life the Miura was reckoned to be the most desirable car … [Read more…]
Lambo’s `Junior Murcielago’ — the Gallardo coupe — was as sporty as mid-engined, mid-sized supercars come. Named after a renowned breed of fighting bull, the Gallardo (Spanish for `gallant’) first appeared as a rival to the Ferrari 360 in 2003 and went on to become Lamborghini’s all-time bestseller.
It’s much rarer than one in a million — just 20 Lamborghini Reventons were scheduled following the sensational revelation of Lambo’s most expensive road car to date at Frankfurt in 2007. Owners of this million-euro machine drive a car named after the fast fighting bull that killed ill-fated young torero Felix Guzman in the 1940s.
Despite being a devil in disguise (well, in Spanish then) it wasn’t necessary to sell one’s soul to get a Lambo Diablo — just greeting the model launch in 1990 with a briefcase containing around $250,000 would do the trick. This wide, low-slung wedge with its characteristic grooved skirt and rounded air scoops in front … [Read more…]
The words ‘instant’ and ‘legend’ can but rarely be combined when it comes to describing a new car’s impact, but are truly justified in the case of the Lambo Countach’s arrival in the world of exotic automobiles. Perhaps the reason was a persistent rumour that this was the fastest production car ever, or maybe it … [Read more…]