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  1. SL55 is not wrong; but he's not entirely correct either. Euro delivery applies to vehicles that conform to the EU safety regulations only. Hence, vehicles that are in North American specs (e.g. red rear side-markers) cannot be delivered in Europe. The Giro and the Esperienza have exemptions because they are one-off events and they are escorted or on closed course. Euro-delivery is an ongoing program and not really escorted so North American-spec'd cars cannot be exempted. What Euro delivery does offer for North American clients is that you can see your completed car at the factory.
  2. It boils down to this: Think Sian-light. This car is a facsimile of an iconic design only to be "modernized" to which the designer had already done so via the Sian (from Borkert's own words); this is a second attempt and it's merely a simplified version; and it's still an Aventador underneath. It has a detuned and obsolete hybrid drive train (obsolescence as conceded by Maurizio Reggiani). It's not as "limited" in product as one would assume (a Sian coupe or even a SVJ63 roadster would be more rare, seriously). And they want $3mil+ for it! Yes, it would all be sold but any serious La
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    ^ And no one else such as Borkert, the Head of Design or Raggiani the Chief Technical Officer had made any follow-up article or video about the new model either; a very unusual* move. Lamborghini is well aware of what the Ultimae is; or exactly what it is not.
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    I also agree with DoctaM3. And that's probably what Lamborghini wants to achieve. Both the SVJ's and the Ultimae's owners will have their bragging rights on their own relative grounds. Any veteran members and Lambo enthusiasts here would know which is the superior model. Do the math and it's obvious that the Ultimae is at least 25kg heavier than the SVJ and without the aero assistance of the latter. So that added 10hp isn't going to help much. But for the first-time potential Aventador owners who are stepping up from the V10 cars or new to the brand who prefers a V12 car, the Ultimae has
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    Sprite has a point about a tune. Since Lamborghini SpA checks on this forum now & then (at least they used to), here's an idea to them. Offer a "SVJ+ Power Kit" for all the SVJ owners which adds 20 to 25hp to their cars. This is available to the original first owner of the SVJ's only. Or those who bought used SVJ's will have to pay double for this kit. This would protect the market for the Ultimae. Since all SVJ's had been sold, anyone wishing to have a brand new Aventador has no choice but to buy an Ultimae. At the end of the day, it's just fund-raising for Lamborghini. So, o
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    The SJ or whatever it'll be called is a model to buy time for the Aventador series until the new flagship is ready. Like many had said, it's an AV-S with SVJ bits; a parts bin car with one purpose: to prolong the life of the AV-series. It's not unlike the final edition of the Gallardo before the Huracan was ready. But Lamborghini had learned the lesson from the G-FE disappointing sales; hence they have upped the hp by 10hp PS for the SJ. So academically, it would have the highest hp for a mass volume model but the SVJ will likely still reign as the highest performance mass volume model. So
  7. This looks quite good. Looking at taillights, it even has the styling motif of the Countach. Perhaps way too early to speculate especially when the STO has just been released. But would this race car inspire the STO replacement (STO2, bow out model for the Huracan series) a few years from now?
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    Given Lamborghini is part of VAG and we had seen the shared DNA between the Huracan and the R8 followed by the Urus and the Q8 (along with the Cayenne, the Bentayga and the Touareg), would it seem obvious that the Lamborghini's 4th model would likely be a rebodied and tweaked E-tron GT (itself a rebodied and tweaked Taycan)?
  9. A few of us are still here. The big shutdown for the new site format drove many away. One particular bad member ticked off many veteran members before the mods stepped in but the damages were already done. And then there's the evolution of the forum; some simply moved on to form their own inner circle discussions via FB, IG, WhatsApp etc... What's left is not particularly interesting and worth posting. Sad really...
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    The 2 models that Winkelmann hinted a while back: a tribute model to celebrate the anniversary of what is likely Lamborghini's most iconic car. And a swan song model for the Aventador. It'll be either one of these two. Some VIP customers already knew the details of the tribute car but are staying silent due a NDA. Nothing too exciting about the swan song model either.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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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