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  2. https://www.lamborghini.com/en-en/news/lamborghini-lb744-absolute-driving-experience It's getting close now people!
  3. 25k euro for the giro is a non sense... 60th anniversary should be a way to celebrate the brand and history while it looks like today the only thing factory is interested in is milking as much money possible from owners every f..ing time from parts, to service, to polo storico papers...and now even the one every 10 years history celebration becomes a way to get a lot of cash terrible imo considered what the 40th and 50th were...
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  5. there are no discussions of current events anymore... tons of stuff out there that I and others would love to hear the knowledgeable members takes on but no one is making the threads. Will people reply? Dont know. Something changed it seems, as another poster said it might bite you in the ass, maybe that.
  6. But why bolt an Alienware desktop to the back? Dell should sue lol
  7. As a Lamborghini enthusiast and a mutiple-Lambo owner, I really want to like this upcoming new flagship. But from what I have heard, seen and read so far, it's anything but exciting. As aforesaid from another thread, this maybe news and "a significant step forward" for Lamborghini, but in the supercar/hypercar world, this isn't new at all. It better be a significant leap from the Aventador. The AV has been in production for 12yrs; that's eternity in today's automotive world! A 10% lighter chassis is really nothing to brag about since 12yrs had elapsed and the AV chassis is porky to begin with. And what about repairs from colision? Being CF and/or CFRP, are they repairable after an accident or is it more or less written off entirely? Even if it's repairable, I am assuming the body shop must meet certain criteria in order to qualify to perform proper repairs So how many shops can do or afford to do that? As it currently stands, the LB744 seems to be merely catching up with the rest of the world only. I have yet to see any significant innovation that could rewrite the automotive history.
  8. Introducing the innovative ‘monofuselage’, a new aeronautics-inspired monocoque concept made entirely of carbon fiber The first super sports car with front structure in 100% Forged Composites Increased strength and torsional stiffness with significant weight reduction Sant'Agata Bolognese, 14 March 2023 – For 60 years, Automobili Lamborghini has been synonymous with cutting-edge innovation. Just a few weeks ahead of launching the first hybrid plug-in V12 High Performance Electrified Vehicle (HPEV), the Sant’Agata Bolognese brand unveils a technical solution that is unique in today’s automotive landscape. The LB744 is based on a new aeronautics-inspired chassis, the ‘monofuselage’. As well as a monocoque made entirely of multi-technology carbon fiber, it features a front structure in Forged Composites; a special material made of short carbon fibers soaked in resin. This technology was patented and used by Lamborghini in its first structural applications as far back as 2008. The monofuselage represents a significant step forward from the Aventador in terms of torsional stiffness, lightweight qualities and driving dynamics. What’s more, the LB744 is the first super sports car to be fitted with a 100% carbon fiber front structure: carbon fiber is also used for the front cone structures to ensure a level of energy absorption that is significantly higher when compared to a traditional metal structure – double that of the Aventador Ultimae[1]’s aluminium front frame - combined with a substantial reduction in weight. In fact, the LB744 monofuselage is 10% lighter than the Aventador chassis, and the front frame is 20% lighter than its aluminum predecessor. The torsional stiffness has also been improved with a value of 40,000 Nm/°, up +25% compared to the Aventador and guaranteeing best-in-class dynamic capabilities. The design concept underlying the development of the new monofuselage is based on the maximum integration between components. This is optimized thanks to the introduction of extensive Forged Composites technology, as well as the development of the monolithic rocker ring. This use of carbon fiber makes the LB744 unique in the super sports car arena: the single- element ring-shaped component is made of CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) and forms the supporting structure of the car. The rocker ring encloses and connects the Forged Composites elements such as the tub, the front firewall and A pillar. The production of Forged Composites components also optimizes efficiency and increases sustainability during the manufacturing process by reducing the energy consumption of cooling equipment and quantity of waste materials. The more traditional, but no less efficient, technology of autoclave composite production with pre-impregnated material was retained for the roof construction. The autoclaved carbon fiber meets high technical, aesthetic and quality requirements, complemented by craftsmanship in the highly specialized hand lay-up process, which results from years of quality-driven in-house production of composite material components. It is a manufacturing decision that also gives the customer maximum versatility in roof customization. The rear chassis is made of high-strength aluminum alloys and features two important hollow castings in the rear dome area: these integrate the rear suspension’s shock towers and powertrain suspension into a single component with closed inertia profile, guaranteeing a significant reduction in weight, an increase in rigidity and a substantial reduction in welding lines. The LB744 represents a new “year zero” in relation to the use of carbon fiber in car production, summed up in the acronym AIM (Automation, Integration, Modularity). ‘Automation’ refers to the introduction of automated and digitalized processes into material transformation, while preserving traditional Lamborghini manufacturing, such as in the discipline of composites. ‘Integration’ relates to the integration of several functions into a single component through the development of compression molding. This process uses preheated polymers to enable the production of components with a wide range of lengths, thicknesses and complexity, ensuring optimum integration between components to guarantee high torsional stiffness. Finally, ‘Modularity’ refers to making the applied technologies modular and therefore more flexible and efficient to respond to all the product requirements and characteristics. [1] Fuel consumption and emission values of Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae - Fuel consumption combined: 18.0 l/100 km; CO2-emissions combined: 442 g/km (WLTP)
  9. Rawr

    Feeling behind.

    Im trying to marry a rich girl
  10. I see some Sesto Elemento in the front end on this one. Never caught it till now.
  11. You are spot on. It's polishing up established tech and putting the badge on it. I hate that. And as for styling, it's the epitome of German imagination. It's angular, cold and efficient. No flare, no panache. Site wise, I'm going through and cleaning up in anticipation of an update. I wanted to reduce the visual footprint of the board because it was a monster. All the data and threads are there, but it was unnecessarily complex and redundant. I want to bring the board back to the basics. Slow progress, but progress none the less.
  12. That front end end is a plasticky hot mess. Let's hope not.
  13. I agree with everything completely. All the big people at Lamborghini is German now and you can tell. I mean the video was cool, but the accent of Mohr kills the feeling for me. I always loved Winkelmann but the others are way worse than their predecessors. And yeah, Perini and Donckerwolke really understood the Gandini design and had it in them. Borkert doesn't. It must REALLY hurt for him to know that the father of Countach (Mitja's favorite Lambo) hated his take on it I am starting to not hate it now finally. But it definitely isn't amazing either.
  14. Its pretty much out of date before its even arrived, design just not special or different enough to offset this. Unless its an absolute missile or really light then it's about 3 years too late. Would love it not to be the case but that's where I am with it for now
  15. It's inevitable that the ICE is going the way of the Dodo Bird. The signs of time I suppose. What's really sad, IMO, is to see Lamborghini "following" instead of "leading" and that applies to both the mechanical and styling progresses. Ok, Lamborghini has a V12 hybrid while others are 6 or 8-cylinders powerplant. But there is nothing "new" about the tech and that also applies to the DCT; dare we even say it's about damn time! As for styling, while it likely won't be bad, there's hardly any wow factor either. Both the Miura and the Countach literally rewrote the automotive history. Why can't Lamborghini do that again now that it has the proper financial support from VAG? And with each iteration of new model, we are witnessing the dilusion of the Italian DNA from the car. Consider this: the CEO, the CTO and the Chief Stylist are all Germans. While there's nothing shabby about German management and engineering at all, Lamborghini is, supposedly, an Italian brand after all. As to the styling --- again, Borkert can't hold a candle anywhere near to Gandini, Perini and even Donckerwolke. His cars simply lack the Italian flair. All Borkert knows is to make them look more complicatd than they really are with all the folds and creases, indents and inlets etc... Regrets for the rant but I just don't want to be let down as the hype builds up for the launch. Hopefully, Lamborghini will change my mind in about 3 weeks but I am not optimistic about it. Btw, what happend to the site? Looks like the mods are cleaning house?
  16. That’s pretty cool, sadly it’s just affirming my dreams are dying one internal combustion engine at a time. Oye…
  17. https://www.lamborghini.com/en-en/news/lamborghini-lb744-new-benchmark-for-hybrid-super-sports-cars
  18. Article Link Two major events in Japan celebrated Automobili Lamborghini’s 60th anniversary starting at the Suzuka Circuit. More than 250 cars, including both current and historic models, paraded on the track, and the Guinness World Records certified the event as the largest gathering of Lamborghini cars in history (251 vehicles), beating the previous record. The event also included an exhibition of Lamborghinis from the past such as the 350 GT, the Islero and the Countach, all restored by Polo Storico. An exclusive Ad Personam area was created replicating the permanent facilities of the Lamborghini Lounge Tokyo. Here, Lamborghini owners had a chance to choose from an infinite combination of colors, materials, extra features, and special finishes for exterior and interior customizations of their Lamborghinis. Where there is Lamborghini, there is art. Two works of art were on display during the event, “Time Gazer” and “Huracán STO Time Chaser_111100”, resulting from a collaboration between Japan’s most innovative contemporary artist, Ikeuchi, and Automobili Lamborghini. The Suzuka track also provided the stage for the Japanese market debut of the Huracán Sterrato, originally unveiled at Art Basel Miami Beach in November 2022. A showcase of excellence for the excellence of Lamborghini. The celebrations continue in Japan, where the Lamborghini GIRO Japan 2023, a breathtaking driving tour in which 50 cars visited the historic areas of Kyoto and Nara from February 23-25. Driving through Japan’s most famous tourist spots while experiencing the incomparable feeling of being behind the wheel of a Lamborghini is truly an unforgettable experience for drivers who have the chance to appreciate Lamborghini’s allure. In addition, the Kyoto International Conference Center hosted the gala dinner to celebrate the 60th anniversary. During the event, the artwork entitled “Lamborghini Huracán STO Time Chaser_111100” was displayed. The GIRO traveled through many stages before culminating in a concluding celebration that hosted drivers, owners and fans. Throughout 2023, this important anniversary is being celebrated that allows us to look not only to the past, but also and especially to the future, where Lamborghini's roots are and always will be based. Avant-garde on the road.
  19. The 722 coupe is awesome! I wish the front end of it looked a bit more like this one though. I wouldn’t turn away either.
  20. Thanks for the share! It’ll be interesting to see what comes out.
  21. These have always been kind of gimmicky cool to me, but I just dont love them. Would take an SLR 722 Coupe over this any day of the week.
  22. https://v12worldpremiere.com Since I am a mere fan I am not allowed in. But still cool I think. I saw a screenshot from it which seem to confirm the reveal to 29th on May
  23. sexy for sure. hybrid will be interesting, maybe smoother delivery of power down low. ushering un sub-2 second 0-60 times maybe?
  24. This one has only 150 kilometers on it. I can't imagine what this is going to go for! Auction Listing Link Anyone else think it's kind of a waste to have only 150km on it? I get the collector value, but that's just too nice of a car to not drive! [quote] Unveiled at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the SLR McLaren Stirling Moss was the most radical iteration of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Celebrating the 300 SLR which was piloted to a record-breaking victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia by Stirling Moss and codriver Denis Jekinson, this would be the most radical and exciting road-going Mercedes-Benz produced since the CLK GTR Roadster. In the spirit of the 300 SLR, nearly all the creature comforts of the SLR Stirling Moss were sacrificed in the pursuit of performance, aesthetics, and extreme driver (and passenger) enjoyment. This even included the windscreen and roof, which not only adds to the visual drama, but also ramps up the intensity of the driving experience tenfold. Indeed, when Car magazine road-tested the car in 2009, they likened the experience of full-throttle acceleration to ‘standing on the wingtip of a 747’ and cited the 0–100 km/h time of 3.5 seconds and top speed of 354 km/h achievable only by those ‘whose neck muscles can bear it’. This level of performance is accomplished by utilising the same 641 bhp, 5.5-litre supercharged AMG V-8 that powers the SLR 722 Edition and pairing it with 200 kg of weight savings, achieved by adoption of the speedster style as well as the extensive use of carbon fibre for the bodywork and underside and new aerodynamic package. This particular SLR Stirling Moss was first registered in Germany in 2010 and has been carefully preserved in the hands of just one private owner. Driven less than 150 km from new, it presents in virtually as-new condition throughout, finished in the Stirling Moss’ quintessential colour scheme of metallic silver paintwork over a black and red leather interior, done as a modern twist on the colour scheme worn by the 300 SLRs when campaigned by Mercedes-Benz in 1955. With many manufacturers now producing ‘speedster-style’ supercars such as the McLaren Elva, Ferrari SP1 and SP2, and the Aston Martin V12 Speedster, the SLR Stirling Moss surely provided some inspiration to those that followed. With the underpinnings of a truly excellent automobile, brilliantly engineered by engineers at both Mercedes-Benz and McLaren, and its incredible looks harkening back to one of the most celebrated automobiles in history, its no wonder that these cars have been considered modern day collectables since the moment they left the factory. This example is surely amongst the finest examples in existence, bosting single private ownership and just 150 km from new, it provides its next owner with an amazing opportunity to enjoy one what is arguably the most celebrated Mercedes-Benz built thus far into the 21st century. [/quote] https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/sl23/sotheby-s-sealed---mercedes-benz-slr-stirling-moss/lots/r0001-2010-mercedes-benz-slr-stirling-moss/1332117
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Two one-off cars – a roadster and a coupé – have been created to celebrate the end of the V12 supercar era, ushering in the hybrid age Sant’Agata Bolognese, 6 February 2023 – With just a few weeks to go before Lamborghini’s first hybrid super sports car makes its debut, the Italian firm is celebrating its renowned naturally-aspirated V12 with the Invencible coupé and Auténtica roadster: two unique, one-off cars that highlight the marque’s DNA and represent the very peak of Lamborghini’s exclusive accent on personalisation, by involving the customer from the very beginning to create models that are truly bespoke. “The V12 engine is one of the pillars of our history and our marque’s success,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO. “As we head towards embracing a new era of hybridization at the heart of our Cor Tauri strategy, this is the Lamborghini way of celebrating the naturally aspirated V12 with two one-off vehicles that perfectly represent our concept of excellence in personalization.” The two unmistakable one-off cars were styled by Lamborghini Centro Stile as the quintessence of maximum creativity using the V12 platform, reflecting the design cues that have contributed to the company’s iconic significance, as well as drawing on a sporting character inspired by the race track. Invencible and Auténtica pay tribute to masterpieces of Lamborghini design: the Sesto Elemento, a homage to lightness and motorsport characterised by a large rear wing; the Reventón with its unique aeronautical style; and the Veneno, which takes the quest for aerodynamic perfection to an extreme. “We have created two one-off cars with their own unique character, inspired by track days and the high-octane circuit environment,” said Mitja Borkert, Automobili Lamborghini Head of Design. “They are designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile, exerting maximum creativity on the V12 platform. These one-off designs draw on our unique design DNA while once again elevating our design heritage to a new level.“ Both new cars share the same carbon fibre monocoque from the Aventador, produced in Sant’Agata Bolognese, along with full carbon bodywork that incorporates design and technologies successfully tested by Lamborghini in motorsport. The imposing bonnet reprises that of the Essenza SCV12, along with the pronounced front splitter complete with vertical struts designed to manage airflow in the most efficient way. The hexagon, a well-known motif of modern Lamborghini design, is integrated harmoniously yet conspicuously into the distinctive visual elements of the car, starting with the striking front and rear light assembly highlighted by innovative hexagonal LED running lights. On the bonnet, the air intakes are reminiscent of those on the Sesto Elemento, and the same cues are repeated in the central triple exhaust with Inconel tips: a special high-performance steel alloy derived from the aerospace industry. The interior of both cars is dominated by clean lines, with a minimalist dashboard enhanced by hexagonal 3D-printed air vents and no instrumentation on the console, to underline the lightness of the cabin and focus attention on pure driving enjoyment. The cockpit itself is framed in carbon fibre, with a digital readout featuring dedicated graphics for each car. The Invencible coupé is characterised by the subtle contrast between the dominant shade of red and the carbon-look elements enhanced by red ‘flakes’. The Rosso Efesto bodywork is complemented by sills and doorframes in carbon, just like the brake callipers in Rosso Mars, which sit behind single-nut wheels with carbon fibre fairings to ventilate the brake assembly. On the classic scissor doors, there are two prominent hexagonal tricolours: a tribute to the Italian flag that is echoed on the door linings as well as well as on the steering wheel. The interior, in the same colour as the bodywork, contrasts with the Rosso Alala leather and Nero Cosmus Alcantara, accentuated by personalised embroidery in Rosso Alala and Nero Ade. The dashboard features a Lamborghini logo in Rosso Efesto: the same colour used for the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel. In a similar vein, while still maintaining its truly unique character, the Auténtica roadster features bodywork in Grigio Titans with details in Matt Black and a Giallo Auge livery: a colour repeated on the brake callipers as well as the main aerodynamic elements. These include the front splitter, and motorsport-derived rear wing that optimises the aerodynamic load, flanked by a pair of fins. The car’s profile is rendered unique by two domes with integrated rollbars, inspired by open-topped racers of the past. The open-air interior boasts elegant embroidery in Giallo Taurus, with contrasting Nero Ade leather upholstery and two-tone Nero Cosmus and Grigio Octans Alcantara. The Invencible and Auténtica are the very last cars to be produced by Lamborghini equipped with a 12-cylinder 6.5 l engine mounted longitudinally in the rear (Longitudinale Posteriore: ‘LP’) before the transition to a hybrid era. The final salute to the outgoing Lamborghini V12 powertrain delivers 780 CV and a maximum 720 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm, mated to a seven-speed ISR gearbox, four-wheel drive, and the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering system that controls all four wheels. BONUS IMAGES:
  26. Judging from the spacing, i'd wager to bet it has some movement to it, or at least some adjustment for angle.
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