Lamborghini grew rapidly during its first decade, but sales plunged in the wake of the 1973 worldwide financial downturn and the oil crisis. The firm's ownership changed three times after 1973, including a bankruptcy in 1978. American Chrysler Corporation took control of Lamborghini in 1987 and sold it to Malaysian investment group Mycom Setdco and Indonesian group V'Power Corporation in 1994. In 1998, Mycom Setdco and V'Power sold Lamborghini to the Volkswagen Group where it was placed under the control of the group's Audi division. Continue reading for more.
The Lamborghini Egoista was first unveiled in 2013, and is a concept car created for the company's 50th anniversary. Not just for looks, it's a fully functioning model, based on the Lamborghini Gallardo. Featuring a 5.2 L (317 cu in) V10 engine producing 600 hp (447 kW; 608 PS). Continue reading for more cool facts you may not have known about the fighter-jet inspired supercar.
Have an extra $600,000 - $800,000 laying around (starting bid) and love classic supercars? Then RM Auctions has just for you. This 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400S Series I was limited to just 50 units and is powered by a 375HP 3929 cc DOHC V12 engine with six Weber horizontal two-barrel carburetors, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Continue reading for more images and information.
Limited to just 3 units worldwide, the €3.12-million (possibly much more expensive in China due to import taxes) Lamborghini Veneno has hit Beijing. It's powered by an Aventador-sourced 740bhp 6.5L V12. Car Zero, which was the vehicle on display at many shows, will be retained by the factory for the museum. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of one guy who managed to pour a beer with his forehead.
At first glance, or at least from the picture, this looks like a Lamborghini, but upon closer inspection, you'll notice something is off. That's because it's actually a highly modified Nissan 300ZX coupe with 70,000 km on the odometer. Unfortunately, you won't find a beastly 720hp V12 engine underneath, but rather a 3.0L V6 Twin Turbo DOHC petrol engine. Continue reading for more pictures.
You know you're a geek, when...seeing Batman on the way to work, in a Lamborghini Gallardo convertible nonetheless, actually brightens your day. Since we're on the subject of the Dark Knight, did you know that by 1964, sales on Batman titles had fallen so drastically DC was "planning to kill Batman off altogether," according to creator and artist Bob Kane? Continue reading to see more things that apply to geeks only.
No, the slick Lamborghini Aventador pictured above hasn't been Photoshopped, it's just an awesome galaxy-themed wrap owned by a member of the Vancouver-based Deluxe Supercar Club. The 2013 Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster was announced for production in November 2012, equipped with the same V12 engine as the coupe version, Lamborghini claims again that it can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and a top speed equaling that of the coupe, at 349 km/h (217 mph). Continue reading for more pictures.
Unlike Lamborghini's other models, the Egoista features a chassis made from lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum "finished in a military-grade, radar-resistant paint to highlight the vehicle's stealth capabilities," according to Car Scoops. Under the hood, you'll find a tuned Lamborghini Gallardo Mk1 5.2L V10 that produces 592hp. That's not all, its cockpit boasts a removable carbon fiber survival survival cell, along with anti-glare windows in an orange hue. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and additional information.
Automotive designer friends Pawel Wisniewski and Jans Slapins decided to mix classic rat rod design with supercars to bring you the Lamborghini Rat Rod. It seats 4 and made from lightweight carbon fiber. Powering this beast is a a twin-turbo small block V8 engine, mated to a sequential 6-speed transmission. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Just picked up your shiny (or flat) Lamborghini Aventador and want to show it off in London? Well, one thing you should never do is drive even slightly faster than normal down the city's narrow streets, or else you may end up with an airborne supercar, like this unlucky fellow. Sure, the Aventador may have had the right of way, but turning a few heads definitely isn't worth the risk, as you're about to see.