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  1. Yeah, lots of great memories here.
  2. Unfortunately we add another to the roster. Kinsella has passed away in the past 24 hours. May he rest in peace.
  3. I can't stand her videos....
  4. When did you go? Get any pictures? I love the media shots, but I'd rather see someone's personal photos. Gives a better authentic experience.
  5. How cool! How were the exhibits? Their upcoming Golden Age of Rally looks awesome!
  6. 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)
  7. I see some Sesto Elemento in the front end on this one. Never caught it till now.
  8. 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.
  9. That’s pretty cool, sadly it’s just affirming my dreams are dying one internal combustion engine at a time. Oye…
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Thanks for the share! It’ll be interesting to see what comes out.
  13. 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
  14. 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:
  15. Judging from the spacing, i'd wager to bet it has some movement to it, or at least some adjustment for angle.
  16. “The Future Began in 1963” exhibition opens the company's 60th anniversary celebrations Sant’Agata Bolognese, 20 January 2023 – The Automobili Lamborghini Museum officially reopens following a redesign and new layout, with the event marking the start of Lamborghini’s 60th anniversary celebrations in an important year for the Sant'Agata Bolognese company. The museum has changed its name and been entirely remodeled, both in its modernized layout and design, and in its exhibits. The newly-created exhibition “THE FUTURE BEGAN IN 1963”, retraces the most emblematic eras and representative moments that mark the history of Lamborghini's first 60 years. The narrative begins with the evolution of the brand and its products from 1963 to the present day, starting with founder Ferruccio Lamborghini. The 19 cars on display* are the heroes, telling the story of the brand and Lamborghini’s iconic technical and design heritage: innate principles that characterize the company's DNA. "2023 will be a year full of original activities and developments, which opens with this new museum destination. We will celebrate our first sixty years through international events, initiatives and unexpected activities, which we will reveal during the year,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini at the official opening of the museum. "We started from a challenge that Ferruccio Lamborghini took up at the beginning of the 1960s, which the company developed through pioneering and revolutionary ideas in the years that followed to write the history of the time and deliver innovations that have shaped the path of luxury super sports cars. Lamborghini always has and always will be a brand that never stops looking to the future." The exhibition emphasizes the deliberately unconventional and revolutionary way in which each new model was born, capable of breaking the rules of each era and setting new benchmarks every time. All Lamborghini super sports cars encompass at least one disruptive idea that at first seemed outlandish but was adopted into automotive evolution, leading to the constant refinement of almost every aspect of a car. The structure that houses the Museo Automobili Lamborghini is full of extraordinary history. It is part of the first nucleus of buildings for which, in 1963, Ferruccio Lamborghini laid the foundation stone of a company capable of creating an extraordinary history and becoming an authentic source of inspiration for future generations. *List of cars on display, divided into three main themes: Heritage: 350GT; Miura S; Espada; LP 400 Countach; Urraco; LM 002. Contemporary: Diablo GT; Murciélago SV; Gallardo Performante Spyder; Huracán Performante; Aventador SVJ; Urus; GT3. Few-off: Reventón; Sesto Elemento; Veneno; Centenario; Sián; Countach LPI 800-4. Main topics covered, by year: 1963, Foundation; 1964, 350 GT; 1966, Miura; 1970, The factory expands; 1971, Countach; 1990, Diablo; 1993, the four-wheel drive; 1998, Audi; 2001, Murciélago; 2003, Gallardo; 2004, Centro Stile; 2011 Aventador; 2015 CO2-neutral plant; 2018 Urus; 2023 Direzione Cor Tauri Strategy. BONUS IMAGES:
  17. The tyre manufacturer will supply each of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo championships from 2023 Sant’Agata Bolognese, 17th January 2023 – Lamborghini Squadra Corse is pleased to announce that Hankook will become the official tyre supplier for all three continental one-make Super Trofeo championship from 2023. The premium tyre manufacturer has developed a high-grip medium compound race tyre, the Hankook Ventus Race, designed and constructed specifically for the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2. The tyres will be used across all three continental championships: Europe, North America and Asia. As part of the new deal, a dedicated “Hankook Village” will travel to every Super Trofeo race meeting this season, providing technical support to all three championships. Hankook is one of the biggest tyre suppliers in motorsport and has been affiliated with the FIA Formula E World Championship since the start of the 2022-23 season. It has equally been present across a broad spectrum of racing categories, including 24H Series, ADAC TCR Germany and TCR Italy as well as the Junior European Rally Championship. Speaking about the partnership, Lamborghini’s Head of Motorsport Giorgio Sanna said: “We are delighted to announce this new partnership between Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Hankook for the coming season of Super Trofeo. Their experience and expertise in supplying the highest-quality tyres across a wide range of championships and categories is unrivalled and we are looking forward to working closely together this season. “Of course, we are especially looking forward to hosting a rather special round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia season, at a new venue in South Korea which will be a hugely significant weekend for our new partners to showcase the joint commitment between Hankook and Lamborghini Squadra Corse.” “The partnership with Lamborghini Super Trofeo sees Hankook add a big name and three exciting series to its portfolio in international motorsport – another step that will further enhance our premium brand in 2023 and beyond,” said Sanghoon Lee, President of Hankook Tire Europe. Hankook Motorsport Director Europa, Manfred Sandbichler: “We are proud to be a partner of this high-class international racing series as Lamborghini celebrates its 60th anniversary and are keen to expand this cooperation over the coming years. Our newly developed Ventus Race tyre, with its mono-compound, has been designed as a medium version in such a way that it is able to exploit its full potential in different temperatures on a wide range of tracks and surfaces. Our Hankook engineers and mechanics will be on hand to help and advise the drivers and teams on all four continents. I am looking forward to an exciting season and the final highlight in Vallelunga.”
  18. The Engine Songs V8: the vibrations of the eight-cylinder engine matched with the legendary percussion of rock Sant’Agata Bolognese, 23 February 2023 – First a roll, then a curve cut with precision in the blue American sky. Then two taps on the kettledrum and tom, and then the foot that, instead of the bass drum, nudges the accelerator of a Lamborghini Urus Performante[1], which in its majestic yellow version seems to compete with the glints of the sun in West Palm Beach. «I owe my passion for music and cars to my father,» says Bonham, cult drummer and son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, who for the series The Engine Songs – the trilogy of playlists available on Spotify created by matching the music to the frequencies of the Lamborghini V12, V10 and V8 engines – urged on the Urus Super SUV, enjoying the parallels between the sound of the eight-cylinder engine and the rhythmic, rising hammering of percussion. «Listening to any song, what is the element that keeps it going? It’s simple: the drums. If they don’t stop, the rest of the band doesn’t stop,» said Bonham in the exclusive video interview, the third (the first two featured Luca Natali Stradivari and Amy Macdonald) made with international musical greats. «As happened with the Aventador Ultimae[2] and Huracán Tecnica[3], to create the playlist dedicated to the Urus Performante, I started from the analysis of the basic frequency of the engine,» explained Alex Trecarichi, music producer and creator of The Engine Songs along with Lamborghini sound engineer Mario Mautone. «In the case of Urus, the parameter that resulted was 50 hertz, corresponding to the vibrations of the drums. So, an important part of the playlist had to be the rhythm.» And in Jason Bonham’s mind and hands, rhythm and memory become one. «My first Lamborghini-related memory? My father driving a Countach,» recalls the musician, a skilled drummer from the age of five and then the protagonist of numerous world tours and Led Zeppelin reunions along with his “godfathers” Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones. «I was in love with that rumble. Dad liked to repeat, ‘I want my sound to be like the sound of thunder.’ That’s the main element of inspiration, both for me and for him: the low frequencies of thunder.» A powerful, lightning-fast echo: Urus Performante has become a benchmark in its segment thanks to the record it set for production SUVs on the Pikes Peak high-altitude track in Colorado achieving a time of 10:32:064: a full 17 seconds faster than the previous record holder. With power increased to 666 CV, the Performante can produce 850 Nm at just 2300 rpm, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, and reaching a top speed of 306 km/h. «I’ve always been a person who seeks out uniqueness, looking for something that others didn’t have,” concludes Bonham, “and driving a Lamborghini is a sure-fire way to achieve that goal.». [1] Fuel consumption and emission values of Urus Performante; Fuel consumption combined: 14,1 l/100km (WLTP); CO₂-emissions combined: 320 g/km (WLTP) [2] Fuel consumption and emission values of Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae; Fuel consumption combined: 18.0 l/100km (WLTP); CO₂-emissions combined: 442 g/km (WLTP) [3] Fuel consumption and emission values of Huracán Tecnica; Fuel consumption combined: 14,5 l/100km (WLTP); CO₂-emissions combined: 328 g/km (WLTP) BONUS IMAGES:
  19. I reset the parameters on registrations. You only need a valid email address. Have you tried it recently?
  20. Sounds fantastic. Exhaust sounds a little more throaty than usual, but I love it!
  21. A collaboration with the Japanese artist IKEUCHI to commemorate Lamborghini’s 60th anniversary Sant’Agata Bolognese, Tokyo 21 February 2023 - Automobili Lamborghini celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2023 and to commemorate this significant year, Lamborghini and Japan’s most disruptive contemporary artist IKEUCHI have come together in an avant-garde artistic collaboration. Inspired by the 60th anniversary motto “The future began in 1963”, this joint project was named “Chasing the Future” and it encompasses the “Time Gazer” and the “Huracán STO[1] Time Chaser_111100”. Automobili Lamborghini, together with its strong network of 180 dealers in 53 different countries, have decided to organize a cross-sectional projects for which different markets will cooperate with internationally renowned artists to celebrate its 60th anniversary. The company has created the artistic platform to explore, in all forms, Lamborghini’s core values that have always distinguished it in the past, present and as a future reference also. This first Japanese collaboration will be presented In Tokyo together with IKEUCHI. Stephan Winkelmann, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO said “We are very proud to present this piece of art together with IKEUCHI in this memorable 60th anniversary year. Lamborghini Huracán STO Time Chaser_111100 truly blends tradition and innovation, the past and the future while perfectly embodying Lamborghini’s values. On this milestone of our 60th year, Lamborghini promises to continue to grow as a bold and unconventional brand, never ceasing to challenge itself.” Since emerging on the art scene in the early 2010s, IKEUCHI’s unparalleled talent quickly attracted worldwide attention and led to collaborations with globally renowned brands and influential artists. Inspired by cyberpunk and robot anime, he combines plastic models with industrial product parts to create a vision of the future complete with conventional functionality. IKEUCHI, who created the collaborative model, said “I am very honored to collaborate with a brand like Automobili Lamborghini especially for its 60th Anniversary. It’s a Brand that is constantly striving to shape the future and challenging the status quo as I do with my art. The Time Gazer and the Time Chaser were created by incorporating original parts from past anniversary models and are meant to be a celebration of Lamborghini’s history from the very past with the aim of living longer also in the future. I hope that Lamborghini owners and many others could enjoy this collaboration as a piece of art that commemorates the next chapter of the ever-evolving brand.”. These projects maximally explore the common themes shared by Lamborghini and IKEUCHI, namely the concepts of “time” and “timelessness”: the Time Gazer has been built using original Lamborghini parts and it represents a large-scale art piece meant to encapsulate IKEUCHI’s vision of past, present and future through the lens of Lamborghini’s evolution. The Lamborghini Huracán STO Time Chaser_111100 on the other hand, is an “Opera Unica”, a one-of-a-kind limited edition that brilliantly expresses IKEUCHI’s theme of cybernetics and Lamborghini’s historic 60 years encompassing the shared values of always being at the forefront of the times and breaking the rules of the past through creative and authentic expression. The influence of Lamborghini’s heritage on this Opera Unica is remarked by the clear references to the launch colors of the previous anniversary models and by using 111100, the binary code for the number 60, in the naming itself. Taking inspiration from the rich legacy of Lamborghini, for these creations IKEUCHI utilized original parts from previous anniversary models such as Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary, Lamborghini Diablo SE30, Lamborghini Murciélago 40th Anniversary, and Lamborghini Aventador LP-720-4 50th Anniversary. Combining these parts and other elements, IKEUCHI interpreted the Huracan STO in his signature futuristic cyber-industrial style. Davide Sfrecola, Head of Japan Automobili Lamborghini, added “We are very pleased to enshrine such a valuable collaboration with IKEUCHI who represents the future of Japan. From broken motherboards, plastic to electrical wiring intricately molded together to establish a cyberpunk apocalyptic aesthetic, he amplifies and investigates the connection and relationship between humans and technology in a country so rich in millennia-old traditions and contemporary culture. There is a great passion for art in all its forms that inevitably merges even into aspects of the everyday life. To a brand that has enriched a country of colors, this collaboration will contribute to add extra shades of recognizability to Japan and Automobili Lamborghini.” About the artist IKEUCHI Born 1990 in Tokyo. Graduated from Department of Information Design at Tama Art University. He spent much of his school years working on plastic models. As his graduation piece, he combined plastic models to create a hybrid diorama inspired by the notion that the interior of a computer, the most familiar object to him, looked like a secret base. After winning the Excellence Award in the Entertainment Division at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival, he was invited to partake in Ars Electronica, the top global media art event, and was also chosen to create the campaign visual for renown fashion brand. His work has garnered high praise both in and out of the country. [1] Fuel consumption and emission values of Huracán STO; Fuel consumption combined: 13.9 l/100km (WLTP); CO₂-emissions combined: 331 g/km (WLTP)
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  23. There is no need for an introduction, but this video is just plain cool. Enjoy! Automobili Lamborghini marks its 60th anniversary in 2023 with a full schedule of events Sant’Agata Bolognese, February 15, 2023 – Sixty years ago, in an area that at the time was open countryside, construction of the Automobili Lamborghini factory began. The company was established on May 6, 1963, realizing Ferruccio Lamborghini’s dream of becoming a manufacturer of sports cars, an industry back then dominated by just a few brands. Right from the start, the founder and his very young engineers showed a passion for innovation and a desire to disrupt the dogmas of the sports car world, which were truly groundbreaking and led to a radical revolution. These values, which still form the cornerstone of the company today, would lead to the birth of legendary cars such as the Miura, a car which coined the term “supercar” and that has since inspired the entire automotive industry with its spirit and its styling. Over the years, Automobili Lamborghini has continued to evolve, creating icons of unique style, technology and performance, inspiring entire generations and millions of people by sharing its DNA and the values on which it was founded. On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, Automobili Lamborghini is organizing a series of events worldwide, each unique but all engaging customers and their Lamborghinis; the official Lamborghini Clubs; and the dealerships and fans around the world. The 60th anniversary celebrations began on January 19 with the opening of the remodeled Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, located in the original factory areas. The museum was renovated and rearranged specially for the celebrations with an exhibition entitled The Future Began In 1963. The Lamborghini Day Japan – 60th anniversary, to be held on February 23 in Suzuka -Japan, is the first international event to kick off the celebrations. Hundreds of enthusiasts and collectors will gather in one of the most significant markets for the Sant’Agata Bolognese-based company. In the United Kingdom, Silverstone Circuit will be the venue for Lamborghini Day UK on April 29 to celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary, with over 300 Lamborghini owners expected to attend. The next important event will be the 60° Anniversario Giro tour in Italy that will end on May 28 in the main square of Bologna with the Concorso in Piazza: a concours d’elegance and festive party open to the public, at which hundreds of Lamborghinis, collectors and fans from all over the world will gather to celebrate the illustrious history of the brand. In the United States, the most important market for Automobili Lamborghini, the “60th Anniversary Giro” is scheduled this summer. Come September, 60th Anniversary celebration continues in Automobili Lamborghini’s second largest single market in Chinese Mainland where Lamborghini customers will participate in its signature “Giro China” for the ninth consecutive year. Over 100 Lamborghini owners and enthusiasts will gather to round up the celebration with the “60th Anniversary Gala Dinner”. As well in September, Lamborghini Polo Storico, the division responsible for the protection, preservation, and restoration of the brand’s motoring heritage, plans to organize the “60th Anniversary Polo Storico Tour” reserved for Lamborghini classic cars in Italy. In October, the Vallelunga circuit in Rome will host the very first Lamborghini Festival. In this grand event, organized for the first time and open to all fans, the House of Sant’Agata Bolognese will celebrate the brand and its track-oriented cars. Then in November, the Grand Finals of the Super Trofeo Lamborghini, the one-make championship reserved for the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 racecars, gathering cars from three continents, will be held at the Vallelunga circuit in Rome. The official Lamborghini Clubs around the world, now present in 24 countries with more than 1600 members, are also planning anniversary tours and events in their respective countries, as well as a number of tours in Italy with their final destination the Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. BONUS IMAGES:
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