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  1. I whole-heartedly agree. I passed on the Sian for the same reason. Decade old chassis, drivetrain & electronics with a hybrid system which Lamborghini themselves had conceded that it's rather obsolete. Not that the Sian is bad per se but it just isn't worth that kind of $$ that they asked for. This one is a rebodied Sian and --- as you likely knew already --- the units available will be a lot more. I too would put my $$ on the vintage models.
  2. I would venture a guess that it all has to do with costs. Who knows how "complete" is the development/testing of the new platform. And it's a better marketing spin to say their new flagship has a brand new chassis than to use it on a few-off model. But avoiding DOT, EU and whatever countries' crash safety testing is likely the key as data already exists for the Aventador chassis. That would save a ton of money and time for fast-tracking this new few-off model. Quickest and easiest way to raise funds --- put a new shell on an existing chassis & drivetrain, in this case, the Sian.
  3. A few members here had already knew what one of them is a while back; we are just helping Lamborghini to keep it under wraps. A hint: this is an anniversary year for an iconic classic model; hence, a few-off model will be made for that occasion --- Aventador chassis + new shell + Sian underpinnings (off the record, imo, the "few" are not few at all & it's $$$ for what it really is). For the other, there are 2 rumours: 1) as mentioned above, it's some kind of sticker/paintjob edition based on the SVJ. 2) a SVJ-lite / S ver.1.5 variant as a send-off model. (No confirmation on either thou
  4. Not 100% but quite sure the smaller wing is fixed like the big wing. As you knew, Lamborghini wanted to reduce as much weight for the SL as possible (they even took away one of the 2 struts and used polycarbonate instead of glass on the engine cover), so they deleted the motor & electronics for the wing and made both versions fixed. Regular Gallardo's have auto-deployed wing but it's not user-selectable. There is no switch; it can only be adjusted via the OBD port.
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    Huracán STO

    I somewhat agree. I don’t think it’s total marketing BS; both Bugatti & Pagani use active aero; but there has to be more than just ALA that’s involved. A few Lambo techs from both Asia & North America think the same.
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    Huracán STO

    In the words of Lamborghini's Chief Technical Officer, Maurizio Reggiani: it was hotly debated at the initial development of the STO, but since the GT3 racing forbids active-aero, we had decided to follow that rule and applied adjustable-aero instead.
  7. Thank you rhyno for the update. So it was your friend who bought "that" car. Thanks Docta M3 for the additional info. I could be wrong but based on the info. that I got from Ad P, the basic body colour of all the Xago's is the same; only some of the highlighted trims like front splitter, wing, mirrors and side-skirts are in different colours. There are 10 pre-determined trim colours and they won't be repeated on another Xago. Similar colour scheme applies to the interior. It's pretty cool but having the same price as a SVJ63 roadster seems a little odd: one's choice is limited on th
  8. I hear you and I concur to your analysis. The issue with Lamborghini is that they never really had a hypercar. They have made some of the best and extreme-looking sportscar/supercar but they never joined the hypercar club. And I doubt they ever will so long as it, Porsche and Bugatti are under the VAG umbrella; VAG will never fund it. That also explains why Lamborghini had to get by using existing chassis with a new shell and some minor tweaks to make their quasi-hypercar. Good for them on their fundraising; not so much on being a true hypercar. On the AV-S evolution as a farewell mo
  9. The STS gets my vote too. IMO, it’s the best overall Gallardo. I dislike the looks of the SC. And it feels a bit rough on a “regular” drive. It’s a nice car but seems to serve one specific purpose rather than striking an equilibrium between road & track use. The STS hits the sweet spot and it looks a lot better; at least to me.
  10. If you look at Lamborghini's history, an evolution S does make sense. The LP670-4 SV of the Murci series was the only exception. And that was kind of weird too as only 186 out of the planned 350 were built. Look at the Diablo, the 6.0SE may be the last and the best-built of the Diablo series but it was not the most extreme version. Neither was the final model of the Gallardo. From a business POV, building the most extreme version as a departing model is too risky: A) Investing more R&D to create the most extreme version of a departing model does not make sense. B ) To build the most
  11. LOL! I see that L/P still has the word swap mode on for the word “O-mega”.
  12. And to make matters worse, when Vader was finally unmasked in episode 6, the character wasn’t him either. Sebastian Shaw played the dying Vader/Anakin Skywalker. That’s why throughout all the conventions that Prowse attended and whenever he signed an autograph, he wrote “David Prowse was the real Darth Vader.” He had screen time on both TV & film prior to being hired to play Vader. He portrayed a hero character to promote road safety for children in his younger days. But he was in ill health in his senior years so not much on-screen work took place. Quite sad really.
  13. Not too many members left on this forum and most of the watch aficionado's are gone. Your question may be a bit broad to answer. Brands like Rolex & lambda lambda lambda and the omega mu have been and likely will continue to be popular choices. As would the holy trinity: PP, VC & AP but not too many would be so esoteric to go for the later 3 brands unless they are hardcore watch collectors. Cartier was the celebrities' choice. In the 1950's, the preferred style was simple, elegant design in yellow gold in small casing. So think lambda lambda lambda and the omega mu Seamas
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