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New Lamborghini Model “Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni”

July 4th, 2009 / 7 Comments » / by admin

This new limited edition Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni marks a return to rear-wheel drive for the first time since the Diablo. It didn’t happen with the Murcielago LP 670-4 SV, but it’s happening now with the Gallardo. Just 250 units of the car will be built in honour of the retiring chief test driver, Valentino Balboni, who has been with the company for over 42 years.

The LP 550-2 suggests that it produces about 10 bhp less than the LP 560-4, but interestingly, it’s also 120 kg lighter. Lamborghini suggest a 0-96 kph time of just 3.9 seconds, and a top speed of 320 kph.

These numbers are little slower than the LP560-4, but don’t suggest that it’s any less exhilarating a drive. In fact, given that it was designed conceived with inputs from Balboni itself, it’s probably going to be the most fun Lambo in production today.

For this, Lamborghini has relocated the transmission to the rear axle, resulting in a 43-57% front-rear weight distribution to maximise controlled oversteer. New springs, dampers, stabilisers, tyres and even the aerodynamics were also adjusted to help change the power flow.

A 45% limited slip diff was redeveloped for the rear-axle and adjustments were made to the ESP system. The CORSA program allows the LP550-2 to stretch it’s power-sliding legs a bit more than the standard program.

Lamborghini planning RWD versions of Gallardo, Murcielago

December 22nd, 2008 / 2 Comments » / by admin

In the weeks leading up to the 2008 Paris Motor Show, the rumor mill was spinning at full speed at the prospect of a new high-performance, rear-wheel drive Lamborghini supercar. Instead, we got the Estoque four-door sedan concept. However, the failure of Lamborghini to deliver pure driving performance at the Paris show doesn’t necessarily mean Lamborghini has given up on the idea.

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The New Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder

December 22nd, 2008 / 4 Comments » / by admin

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With the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder, Lamborghini has created a driving experience like absolutely no other – fascinating design, breathtaking performance and extreme handling characteristics come together with all the sensual intensity and open-air pleasure that only a soft top super sports car can deliver.

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 is the Performance Car of The Year

October 11th, 2008 / 1 Comment » / by admin

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The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 has been named the ultimate Performance Car of The Year 2008 in CAR magazine’s annual test.

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2008 Edo Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

October 2nd, 2008 / 2 Comments » / by admin

2008 Edo Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

Leading automotive coating specialist Zircotec has been selected by Automobili Lamborghini to supply a new thermal barrier for its one million Euro Reventón car. Zircotec’s plasma-sprayed Diamond Black coating is applied to the exhaust and inhibits heat transfer from the tailpipe protecting heat sensitive components from damage.

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2008 Jeremie Peret Lamborghini Gallardo

October 2nd, 2008 / 2 Comments » / by admin

2008 Jeremie Peret Lamborghini Gallardo

Former Editor in Chief of Modify, a French magazine about luxury tuned cars, Jeremie Paret has several years of experience in car tuning. He developed his interest for cars when he was only 15 years old. From this day, his passion and knowledge did not cease to expand. After graduating with a BTS (French diploma) in Mechanical and Conception, he started his journalist career and worked for “Modify” magazine, for which he became Editor in Chief just after 6 months. He, then, quit after two years to create “International Automotive Business”, a French car company, and started to share his love for vehicles by providing his services to offer the opportunity for people to have a car which will be in accordance with their tastes. This new company owns the trademark Jeremie Paret and offers to its customers to tune their car by a brand new way, with the best quality and the best expertise possible. Each car Jeremie Paret builds is unique, numbered and tuned in France (IAB takes charge of the transport of the cars). Moreover, a complete suite of services is offered for each customer like a private weblog to allow them to follow their cars tuning progress. Each car is made via the Virtual Tuning process before being made in real to allow the customer to see how will look his car. Each car tuned by Jeremie Paret comes with a certificate of authenticity, a photo book using professional photographers and a luxury keychain with the cars number engraved on it. International Automotive Business decided to only work with the best tuners of France, thats why the consultant and official tuner from Auto-Moto – the first TV show about cars in France – works with Jeremie Paret.

The first project of Jeremie Paret is this Lamborghini Gallardo LP560, with Asanti Diamond wheels and pink brakes. It has carbon fiber side skirts, a front bumper with a Reventon style and a carbon fiber lip, and a bigger rear diffuser. The door handle is in carbon fiber too. The interior is fully customizable, with luxury leather/alcantara seats and parts and an Alpine/Focal In Car Entertainment system.

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera (2007-)

September 12th, 2007 / 9 Comments » / by admin

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera (2007-)

Engine: 10 cylinders 90º V

Displacement: 4961 ccm

Horsepower: 530 @ 8000 rpm

Maximum speed: 315 km/h

Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 3,8 s

Weight: 1360 kg

LxWxH (cm): 430 x 190 x 117

Design: Centro Stile Lamborghini

Lamborghini Gallardo Nera (2006-)

September 12th, 2007 / 5 Comments » / by admin

Lamborghini Gallardo Nera

Lamborghini Gallardo Nera (2006-)

Engine: 10 cylinders 90º V

Displacement: 4961 ccm

Horsepower: 520 @ 8000 rpm

Maximum speed: 315 km/h

Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4,0 s

Weight: 1430 kg

LxWxH (cm): 430 x 190 x 117

Design: Centro Stile Lamborghini (based on an ItalDesign/Giugiaro concept)

Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (2005-)

September 12th, 2007 / 1 Comment » / by admin

Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (2005-)

Engine: 10 cylinders 90º V

Displacement: 4961 ccm

Horsepower: 520 @ 8000 rpm

Maximum speed: 314 km/h

Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4,3 s

Weight: 1570 kg

LxWxH (cm): 430 x 190 x 118

Design: Centro Stile Lamborghini

Lamborghini Gallardo SE (2005-2006)

September 12th, 2007 / 5 Comments » / by admin

Lamborghini Gallardo SE

Lamborghini Gallardo SE (2005-2006)

Engine: 10 cylinders 90º V

Displacement: 4961 ccm

Horsepower: 500 @ 7800 rpm

Maximum speed: 315 km/h

Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4,0 s

Weight: 1430 kg

LxWxH (cm): 430 x 190 x 117

Design: Centro Stile Lamborghini