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50 years of the Raging Bull: A Lamborghini retrospective

50 years of the Raging Bull: A...
Lamborghini is celebrating 50 years of creating some of the world's most outrageous automobiles
Lamborghini is celebrating 50 years of creating some of the world's most outrageous automobiles
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The 350 GTV, first of the first Lamborghinis, was introduced to the world at the Turin Auto Show in the fall of 1963
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The 350 GTV, first of the first Lamborghinis, was introduced to the world at the Turin Auto Show in the fall of 1963
350 GTV interior was ready to go for the Turin Show but since the engine didn't fit they stuffed the bay with ceramic tiles to give the impression of weight
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350 GTV interior was ready to go for the Turin Show but since the engine didn't fit they stuffed the bay with ceramic tiles to give the impression of weight
In 1966 Lamborghini stunned the world with the first supercar, the Miura; a ground-breaking mid-engined design with killer bodywork by Marcello Gandini from Bertone
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In 1966 Lamborghini stunned the world with the first supercar, the Miura; a ground-breaking mid-engined design with killer bodywork by Marcello Gandini from Bertone
Body by Franco Scaglione, built by Carrozzeria Sargiotto, with Giorgio Neri and Luciano Bonacini completing out the 350 GTV's tube frame
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Body by Franco Scaglione, built by Carrozzeria Sargiotto, with Giorgio Neri and Luciano Bonacini completing out the 350 GTV's tube frame
Beautifully futuristic styling, retaining Italian design details made the 350 GTV an instant hit at its debut showing in 1963
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Beautifully futuristic styling, retaining Italian design details made the 350 GTV an instant hit at its debut showing in 1963
Ferruccio Lamborghini on hand to introduce the 350 GTV way back in 1963 when I too was introduced to adoring fans
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Ferruccio Lamborghini on hand to introduce the 350 GTV way back in 1963 when I too was introduced to adoring fans
350 GT (successor to the GTV / 1964 – 1966) featured a 3.5 litre V12 engine capable of 320 hp and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph)
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350 GT (successor to the GTV / 1964 – 1966) featured a 3.5 litre V12 engine capable of 320 hp and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph)
350 GTV 3.5 litre, V12 engine, courtesy of former Ferrari engineer Giotto Bizzarrini, initially produced 342 hp but was later detuned to 270 hp for production
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350 GTV 3.5 litre, V12 engine, courtesy of former Ferrari engineer Giotto Bizzarrini, initially produced 342 hp but was later detuned to 270 hp for production
The 350 GT coupe saw only 120 models made by Carrozzeria Touring before production ceased in 1966
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The 350 GT coupe saw only 120 models made by Carrozzeria Touring before production ceased in 1966
Successor to the 350 GT, the 400 GT 2+2 (1966 – 1968 ) was powered by an upgraded 4.0 liter V12 with 320 HP and a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph)
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Successor to the 350 GT, the 400 GT 2+2 (1966 – 1968 ) was powered by an upgraded 4.0 liter V12 with 320 HP and a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph)
Only 250 examples of the 400 GT were created by Carrozzeria Touring, but with a restyled, roomier interior for a proper 2+2 experience (nice 400s list out in the $400k USD range today)
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Only 250 examples of the 400 GT were created by Carrozzeria Touring, but with a restyled, roomier interior for a proper 2+2 experience (nice 400s list out in the $400k USD range today)
Weighing a mere 980 kg (2160 lbs) for the early models, and only 1245 kgs (2744 lbs) for the S/SV versions, the Miura delivered an impressive power-to-weight ratio
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Weighing a mere 980 kg (2160 lbs) for the early models, and only 1245 kgs (2744 lbs) for the S/SV versions, the Miura delivered an impressive power-to-weight ratio
Miura S, powered by a mid-engined 4.0 liter V12, produced 370 hp and a top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph)
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Miura S, powered by a mid-engined 4.0 liter V12, produced 370 hp and a top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph)
Between 1966 -1969, 275 examples of the 350 hp Miura were made, wasn't until 1969 that it evolved into the 370 HP Miura S
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Between 1966 -1969, 275 examples of the 350 hp Miura were made, wasn't until 1969 that it evolved into the 370 HP Miura S
Miura Roadster made its 1968 debut with standard 1960s models as visual aids, today the Miura can fetch anywhere from $600k to $1 million US dollars
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Miura Roadster made its 1968 debut with standard 1960s models as visual aids, today the Miura can fetch anywhere from $600k to $1 million US dollars
Ferruccio Lamborghini was initially very skeptical about the success of the Miura, producing only limited numbers of the first model
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Ferruccio Lamborghini was initially very skeptical about the success of the Miura, producing only limited numbers of the first model
Like most Lamborghinis, the Miura was named after a particularly nasty, yet revered Spanish fighting bull
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Like most Lamborghinis, the Miura was named after a particularly nasty, yet revered Spanish fighting bull
Miura's unique powertrain configuration would see the V12 placed transversely behind the driver, meaning the gas tank went up front
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Miura's unique powertrain configuration would see the V12 placed transversely behind the driver, meaning the gas tank went up front
Miura door detail was not only aesthetically cool but helped with aerodynamics (visual note: head on, with both doors open, the Miura looks like a bat ... true story)
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Miura door detail was not only aesthetically cool but helped with aerodynamics (visual note: head on, with both doors open, the Miura looks like a bat ... true story)
Miura's signature headlight eyelash treatment, takes visual cues from the hood, door pillar and engine bay
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Miura's signature headlight eyelash treatment, takes visual cues from the hood, door pillar and engine bay
Vents over the engine bay were added shortly after the initial design to provide adequate cooling for the V12
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Vents over the engine bay were added shortly after the initial design to provide adequate cooling for the V12
Miura Jota (yota), designed by test driver Bob Wallace, was a one-off, hi-performance, racebred version of the Miura with significant bodywork, interior, engine and suspension modifications
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Miura Jota (yota), designed by test driver Bob Wallace, was a one-off, hi-performance, racebred version of the Miura with significant bodywork, interior, engine and suspension modifications
Styling by Bertoni, the Miura's sculptural body lines made it one of the most iconic supercars of the era
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Styling by Bertoni, the Miura's sculptural body lines made it one of the most iconic supercars of the era
Miura SV, powered by a more powerful 4.0 liter V12, produced 385 hp and a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph)
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Miura SV, powered by a more powerful 4.0 liter V12, produced 385 hp and a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph)
Ferruccio on hand, showing off the Miura at the 1968 Brussels Auto Show
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Ferruccio on hand, showing off the Miura at the 1968 Brussels Auto Show
Produced from 1968–78, the Espada's 4.0 litre V12 engine developed between 325/350 hp and was capable of 260 km/h (161 mph)
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Produced from 1968–78, the Espada's 4.0 litre V12 engine developed between 325/350 hp and was capable of 260 km/h (161 mph)
Even though the Espada was promoted as family friendly, it still retained Lamborghini's signature performance characteristics and was the company's best revenue generator in the 70s
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Even though the Espada was promoted as family friendly, it still retained Lamborghini's signature performance characteristics and was the company's best revenue generator in the 70s
Espada's proportions were a tad wonky as a result of a low waistline, greenhouse-glass cockpit treatment and a voluminous butt for transporting luggage
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Espada's proportions were a tad wonky as a result of a low waistline, greenhouse-glass cockpit treatment and a voluminous butt for transporting luggage
Produced as a true 2+2 sports car, the Espada could comfortably hold four while retaining signature Lamborghini elements (1227 examples produced)
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Produced as a true 2+2 sports car, the Espada could comfortably hold four while retaining signature Lamborghini elements (1227 examples produced)
Thing of beauty, one of the last of Lamborghini's front-engined models the Espada remains a very usable everyday driver to this day
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Thing of beauty, one of the last of Lamborghini's front-engined models the Espada remains a very usable everyday driver to this day
Ferruccio's success came from selling tractors in the fifties
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Ferruccio's success came from selling tractors in the fifties
Produced from 1968/ 69 the 4.0 litre V12 Islero pushed out 350 hp and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) or 260 km/h for the S version260 km/h
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Produced from 1968/ 69 the 4.0 litre V12 Islero pushed out 350 hp and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) or 260 km/h for the S version260 km/h
After Carrozzeria Touring closed in 1968, Lamborghini entrusted the making of the GT bred Islero to Touring’s former designer, Mario Marazzi
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After Carrozzeria Touring closed in 1968, Lamborghini entrusted the making of the GT bred Islero to Touring’s former designer, Mario Marazzi
With sales canibalized by the Miura only 155 examples of the Islero were made, with the Islero S seeing only 70 hit the road
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With sales canibalized by the Miura only 155 examples of the Islero were made, with the Islero S seeing only 70 hit the road
Ferruccio Lamborghini, one of Italy's greatest entrepreneurial spirits, was born 1916 on a farm in Renazzo di Cento near Modena with a penchant for mechanics and performance
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Ferruccio Lamborghini, one of Italy's greatest entrepreneurial spirits, was born 1916 on a farm in Renazzo di Cento near Modena with a penchant for mechanics and performance
With a body by Marcello Gandini, the Urraco (72-79) was a 2+2 coupé intended to be an economical alternative to select Ferraris, Maseratis and Porsches
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With a body by Marcello Gandini, the Urraco (72-79) was a 2+2 coupé intended to be an economical alternative to select Ferraris, Maseratis and Porsches
3 versions of the Urraco were built, with V8 engines of 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 litre displacement, developed power of 182, 220, and 250 hp respectively (top speed of 220-250 km/h)
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3 versions of the Urraco were built, with V8 engines of 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 litre displacement, developed power of 182, 220, and 250 hp respectively (top speed of 220-250 km/h)
Carrying more than a little Espada in its design, the Urraco was better proportioned, with just a hint of De Tomaso in its lines
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Carrying more than a little Espada in its design, the Urraco was better proportioned, with just a hint of De Tomaso in its lines
Ferruccio, who's office purposely overlooked the plant, was constantly on the shop floor overseeing quality control, manufacturing, design and production
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Ferruccio, who's office purposely overlooked the plant, was constantly on the shop floor overseeing quality control, manufacturing, design and production
Produced from 1970-76 the Jarama used Lamborghini's 4.0 litre V12 as a power source, that delivered 350 - 365 hp, and a top speed of 260 km/h (161 mph)
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Produced from 1970-76 the Jarama used Lamborghini's 4.0 litre V12 as a power source, that delivered 350 - 365 hp, and a top speed of 260 km/h (161 mph)
According to Lamborghini, the Jarama was geared towards the “gentleman” driver as an ideal mix of elegance and power
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According to Lamborghini, the Jarama was geared towards the “gentleman” driver as an ideal mix of elegance and power
Named for the Jarama bullfighting region in Spain, the Jarama borrowed linear design cues from the likes of UK manufacturers, Aston Martin and Jensen
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Named for the Jarama bullfighting region in Spain, the Jarama borrowed linear design cues from the likes of UK manufacturers, Aston Martin and Jensen
Jarama saw two versions built in its 6 year run; 176 regular and 152 Jarama S, the latter had power steering, interior updates, body mods and removable roof panels
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Jarama saw two versions built in its 6 year run; 176 regular and 152 Jarama S, the latter had power steering, interior updates, body mods and removable roof panels
The successor to the Urraco, and obvious forerunner to the Countach, Lamborghini's Silhouette shows where the angular influences really started to take shape
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The successor to the Urraco, and obvious forerunner to the Countach, Lamborghini's Silhouette shows where the angular influences really started to take shape
With a body by Bertone the Silhouette could run to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in about 6.8 seconds and 100 mph (161 km/h) in 16.1 seconds
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With a body by Bertone the Silhouette could run to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in about 6.8 seconds and 100 mph (161 km/h) in 16.1 seconds
Silhouette saw production from 1976-79 (55 examples), used a rear mounted 3.0 litre V8, capable of 250 hp and 260 km/h (161 mph) top speed
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Silhouette saw production from 1976-79 (55 examples), used a rear mounted 3.0 litre V8, capable of 250 hp and 260 km/h (161 mph) top speed
Peace, or two more Whiskey Sours, or I just sold two Miura, we'll never know for sure, but Ferruccio did excel not only in engineering but also marketing and PR related affairs
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Peace, or two more Whiskey Sours, or I just sold two Miura, we'll never know for sure, but Ferruccio did excel not only in engineering but also marketing and PR related affairs
Ah the Countach, the car that made Lamborghini a young mans must-have poster in the late 70s & 80s, was a serious 375 horsepowered flying wedge of a thing
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Ah the Countach, the car that made Lamborghini a young mans must-have poster in the late 70s & 80s, was a serious 375 horsepowered flying wedge of a thing
Countach interior was made for smaller Italian proportioned gentlemen, with large legs in which to engage the overtly strenuous clutch system
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Countach interior was made for smaller Italian proportioned gentlemen, with large legs in which to engage the overtly strenuous clutch system
Countach, roughly translates to "holy shit" in Italian ... fitting since piloting the car for the first time would cause most to cry out the aforementioned phrase
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Countach, roughly translates to "holy shit" in Italian ... fitting since piloting the car for the first time would cause most to cry out the aforementioned phrase
Countach' flying V-doors, windows that didn't really open, ingress/egress that was highly yogic, never before seen design cues and a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h) made the holy-shit machine genuinely enigmatic
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Countach' flying V-doors, windows that didn't really open, ingress/egress that was highly yogic, never before seen design cues and a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h) made the holy-shit machine genuinely enigmatic
There's more futuristic styling and functional ventwork happening on a Countach than on any Space Shuttle
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There's more futuristic styling and functional ventwork happening on a Countach than on any Space Shuttle
Countach, considered Lamborghini's key product during the 80s & 90s was produced in various iterations from 1974 until 1990
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Countach, considered Lamborghini's key product during the 80s & 90s was produced in various iterations from 1974 until 1990
The Jalpa, a direct response to Ferrari's 308, actually did better than expected, selling 420 pieces during its run from 1981-88
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The Jalpa, a direct response to Ferrari's 308, actually did better than expected, selling 420 pieces during its run from 1981-88
Jalpa interior was still very much Lamborghini cramped but improved from its predecessor
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Jalpa interior was still very much Lamborghini cramped but improved from its predecessor
Jalpa's removable roof section gave the car an open air personality without overly compromising structural integrity
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Jalpa's removable roof section gave the car an open air personality without overly compromising structural integrity
Jalpa, successor to the Silhouette, used a 3.5 litre V8 as its powersource, giving it 250 hp/230 lb.ft of torque and a top speed of 248 km/h (154 mph)
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Jalpa, successor to the Silhouette, used a 3.5 litre V8 as its powersource, giving it 250 hp/230 lb.ft of torque and a top speed of 248 km/h (154 mph)
Lamborghini's LM SUV, an obvious predecessor to the Hummer, saw production from 1986-92 with only 301 examples finding their way into select carports ie. the King of Morocco
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Lamborghini's LM SUV, an obvious predecessor to the Hummer, saw production from 1986-92 with only 301 examples finding their way into select carports ie. the King of Morocco
LM's overt everything appealed to oil-barrons, kings, movie stars and select racers for its outrageous individuality and performance characteristics
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LM's overt everything appealed to oil-barrons, kings, movie stars and select racers for its outrageous individuality and performance characteristics
Employing a Countach's 5.2 liter, 444 horsepower V12 up front, the LM002 could reach speeds of 210 km/h (130 mph) but was never successful as an off-road racer
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Employing a Countach's 5.2 liter, 444 horsepower V12 up front, the LM002 could reach speeds of 210 km/h (130 mph) but was never successful as an off-road racer
Hummer H1 perhaps ... despite the LM's obvious leanings, it never saw the light of day as a military vehicle
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Hummer H1 perhaps ... despite the LM's obvious leanings, it never saw the light of day as a military vehicle
los Diablo (1993–2000) featured a 5.7-litre mid-mounted V12 developing 492 hp and a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph) ... 529 were made
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los Diablo (1993–2000) featured a 5.7-litre mid-mounted V12 developing 492 hp and a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph) ... 529 were made
Diablo's styling by Marcello Gandini was clearly Countach influenced, but also had premonitions of Gallardo in critical areas
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Diablo's styling by Marcello Gandini was clearly Countach influenced, but also had premonitions of Gallardo in critical areas
Diablo's interior options retained decor influences from the 80s
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Diablo's interior options retained decor influences from the 80s
Following Diablos upped the ante with a 640 hp racing engine in the GT2, and a 575 hp GT became the fastest sports car of the time (1999) with a top speed of 383 km/h (238 mph) (GTR shown)
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Following Diablos upped the ante with a 640 hp racing engine in the GT2, and a 575 hp GT became the fastest sports car of the time (1999) with a top speed of 383 km/h (238 mph) (GTR shown)
Aerial view of the Diablo's V12, 48 valved mid-mounted power device
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Aerial view of the Diablo's V12, 48 valved mid-mounted power device
The Dark Knight Rises vehicle of choice, the Aventador LP 700-4, was introduced in 2011, and replaced the outgoing Murcielago
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The Dark Knight Rises vehicle of choice, the Aventador LP 700-4, was introduced in 2011, and replaced the outgoing Murcielago
Aventador LP700 Roadster (2012) features a two-piece removable carbon fiber roof employing RTM and Forged Composite technologies while weighing less than 6 kg (13.2 lbs)
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Aventador LP700 Roadster (2012) features a two-piece removable carbon fiber roof employing RTM and Forged Composite technologies while weighing less than 6 kg (13.2 lbs)
Aventador Roadster's engine cover differs from the coupe because of the central spinal column with hexagonal windows that helps with engine cooling and water drainage
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Aventador Roadster's engine cover differs from the coupe because of the central spinal column with hexagonal windows that helps with engine cooling and water drainage
Aventador J (the J is for Jezuz!) introduced in 2012 is another AWD, carbon fibered breakfast cereal that again exposes the company's predilection for composite materials and angular design
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Aventador J (the J is for Jezuz!) introduced in 2012 is another AWD, carbon fibered breakfast cereal that again exposes the company's predilection for composite materials and angular design
Aventador J needs only 700 hp to get around but you may want to bring a helmet and goggles thanks to the lack of roof and marginalized windscreen
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Aventador J needs only 700 hp to get around but you may want to bring a helmet and goggles thanks to the lack of roof and marginalized windscreen
Aventador J's architecture is a monocoque design using carbon fiber reinforced polymers, that provides a lightweight structure with optimal stiffness and safety attributes
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Aventador J's architecture is a monocoque design using carbon fiber reinforced polymers, that provides a lightweight structure with optimal stiffness and safety attributes
Aventador interior incorporates paddle shifters to manage the ISR gearbox, an oversized speedometer circled by critical gauges, ultra modern interior elements, LED screen and a start button protected by a red safety cover
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Aventador interior incorporates paddle shifters to manage the ISR gearbox, an oversized speedometer circled by critical gauges, ultra modern interior elements, LED screen and a start button protected by a red safety cover
Estoque, a stunning 4-door sports concept car was created specifically for the 2008 Salon d’Automobiles in Paris
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Estoque, a stunning 4-door sports concept car was created specifically for the 2008 Salon d’Automobiles in Paris
Low profile stance, a wide track, and signature Lamborghini design characteristics opitimized the Estoque's persona
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Low profile stance, a wide track, and signature Lamborghini design characteristics opitimized the Estoque's persona
Estoque featured a long wheelbase, low roofline and similar proportions to Aston Martin's Rapide and Porsche's Panamera, and to a degree, the Espada
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Estoque featured a long wheelbase, low roofline and similar proportions to Aston Martin's Rapide and Porsche's Panamera, and to a degree, the Espada
Lamborghini teased the world with this contemporized Miura concept in 2006, unfortunately never seeing production
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Lamborghini teased the world with this contemporized Miura concept in 2006, unfortunately never seeing production
The car Christian Bale Batman should have driven, the Concept S' unique twin-cockpit arrangement is more akin in personality to the original Batmobile of old
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The car Christian Bale Batman should have driven, the Concept S' unique twin-cockpit arrangement is more akin in personality to the original Batmobile of old
A one off rolling chassis housed in Lamborghini's Sant'Agata museum, the Concept S, designed by Luc Donckerwolke, borrowed inspiration from old single-seat racers
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A one off rolling chassis housed in Lamborghini's Sant'Agata museum, the Concept S, designed by Luc Donckerwolke, borrowed inspiration from old single-seat racers
Using a Gallardo floorplan, the Concept S split 'saut vent' design is not only aesthetically awesome but actually helps feed air to the 5.0 litre V10 mounted in back
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Using a Gallardo floorplan, the Concept S split 'saut vent' design is not only aesthetically awesome but actually helps feed air to the 5.0 litre V10 mounted in back
Urus SUV, shown at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, is concept only but could become reality in the near future according to Lamborghini
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Urus SUV, shown at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, is concept only but could become reality in the near future according to Lamborghini
Urus concept features copious amounts of carbon fiber innovations, a twin-turbocharged V8 worth 584 hp and is based on Audi's Q7 platform
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Urus concept features copious amounts of carbon fiber innovations, a twin-turbocharged V8 worth 584 hp and is based on Audi's Q7 platform
Urus interior features some innovative touches in the modular seats, dual trimmed steering wheel and accent tones but still retains key Lamborghini aspects
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Urus interior features some innovative touches in the modular seats, dual trimmed steering wheel and accent tones but still retains key Lamborghini aspects
Muscular haunches, swept back, rising lines and an aggressive stance reinforce the Urus' performance SUV mandate
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Muscular haunches, swept back, rising lines and an aggressive stance reinforce the Urus' performance SUV mandate
Sesto Elemento (2010) was a blatant exercise by Lamborghini to show off its expertise in the area of carbon fiber in a complete application
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Sesto Elemento (2010) was a blatant exercise by Lamborghini to show off its expertise in the area of carbon fiber in a complete application
Lightweight advanced carbon-fiber architecture gave the Sesto a curb weight of 999 kgs (2,202 lb) which translated into a 300 km/h (180 mph) top speed, lightweight handling and exceptional braking
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Lightweight advanced carbon-fiber architecture gave the Sesto a curb weight of 999 kgs (2,202 lb) which translated into a 300 km/h (180 mph) top speed, lightweight handling and exceptional braking
With a V10 developing 570 hp through an Audi AWD system, and a power-to-weight ratio of 1.75 kgs (3.86 lbs) per 1 hp meant the Sesto could hit 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.5 seconds
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With a V10 developing 570 hp through an Audi AWD system, and a power-to-weight ratio of 1.75 kgs (3.86 lbs) per 1 hp meant the Sesto could hit 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.5 seconds
Lamborghini manufacturing putting the finishing touches on a Sesto Elemento at the Sant'Agata factory
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Lamborghini manufacturing putting the finishing touches on a Sesto Elemento at the Sant'Agata factory
In 1987, Chrysler owned Lamborghini and then President Lee Iacocca wanted Lamborghini to enter F1...thus was born Lamborghini Engineering
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In 1987, Chrysler owned Lamborghini and then President Lee Iacocca wanted Lamborghini to enter F1...thus was born Lamborghini Engineering
In November 1993 Chrysler pulled out of F1 and summarily sold Lamborghini outright to Indonesian group, Megatech
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In November 1993 Chrysler pulled out of F1 and summarily sold Lamborghini outright to Indonesian group, Megatech
Lamborghini's F1 history was short lived but they did get acquire some nice engines ie. this 3.5 liter V12 with 80 degree cylinder banks for the 1990 season
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Lamborghini's F1 history was short lived but they did get acquire some nice engines ie. this 3.5 liter V12 with 80 degree cylinder banks for the 1990 season
Gallardo introduced ten years ago in 2003 is the most successful Lamborghini to date and considered the company's bread and butter model (570 4 Super Trofeo shown)
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Gallardo introduced ten years ago in 2003 is the most successful Lamborghini to date and considered the company's bread and butter model (570 4 Super Trofeo shown)
First Gallardo employed a 5.0 liter, V10 mid-mounted engine, producing 493 hp/ 378 lb.ft of torque, and a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 4.2 seconds
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First Gallardo employed a 5.0 liter, V10 mid-mounted engine, producing 493 hp/ 378 lb.ft of torque, and a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 4.2 seconds
Gallardo interior space is cramped but features paddle shifters with full manual or auto settings and electronic wizardry by Audi
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Gallardo interior space is cramped but features paddle shifters with full manual or auto settings and electronic wizardry by Audi
Fabrizio Giugiaro of ItalDesign/Giugiaro drew up the initial sketches but Luc Donckerwolcke finished the Gallardo at Lamborghini's Centro Stile
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Fabrizio Giugiaro of ItalDesign/Giugiaro drew up the initial sketches but Luc Donckerwolcke finished the Gallardo at Lamborghini's Centro Stile
Current Gallardo (lp570-4 shown) features sharp angular attack design elements, enhanced aerodynamics, AWD, 40 valved V10 producing 562 hp and 398 lb.ft of torque
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Current Gallardo (lp570-4 shown) features sharp angular attack design elements, enhanced aerodynamics, AWD, 40 valved V10 producing 562 hp and 398 lb.ft of torque
in October 1879 a bull named Murciélago was saved from death because of his fierceness and courage during a bullfight in Cordoba (shown Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce circa 2009)
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in October 1879 a bull named Murciélago was saved from death because of his fierceness and courage during a bullfight in Cordoba (shown Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce circa 2009)
Murciélago uses the traditional Lambo layout; 2 seats, gull-winged doors, and a mid-mounted 6.1 litre V12 engine producing 580 hp & 479 lb.ft of torque to an all-wheel drive system
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Murciélago uses the traditional Lambo layout; 2 seats, gull-winged doors, and a mid-mounted 6.1 litre V12 engine producing 580 hp & 479 lb.ft of torque to an all-wheel drive system
Murciélago features an active intake system, hidden above the rear flanks that pops up when cooling or air is required and an active rear-spoiler which adjusts angle of deflection according to speed
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Murciélago features an active intake system, hidden above the rear flanks that pops up when cooling or air is required and an active rear-spoiler which adjusts angle of deflection according to speed
Introduced to the arena in 2001 the Murciélago's external body panels are carbon fibre, with the exception of the steel roof and door panels
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Introduced to the arena in 2001 the Murciélago's external body panels are carbon fibre, with the exception of the steel roof and door panels
Murciélago LP640 Roadster (2007) was guaranteed to push your forehead back a few inches with its open top persona and outrageous performance
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Murciélago LP640 Roadster (2007) was guaranteed to push your forehead back a few inches with its open top persona and outrageous performance
Murciélago LP640 Roadster carries a maximum speed of 330 km/h (205 mph) and a 0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) time of only 3.4 seconds
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Murciélago LP640 Roadster carries a maximum speed of 330 km/h (205 mph) and a 0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) time of only 3.4 seconds
Museum second floor, more historic Lambo's reside on hardwood floors while a stripped down LM bares its framework
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Museum second floor, more historic Lambo's reside on hardwood floors while a stripped down LM bares its framework
Lamborghini's museum in Sant'Agata Bolognese, is both an impressive architectural statement and an automotive wunderland of historic proportions
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Lamborghini's museum in Sant'Agata Bolognese, is both an impressive architectural statement and an automotive wunderland of historic proportions
Miura's, Diablos, F1, Countach, 350 GTV, engines, manufacturing tools, etc, are all on display at the museum, including the infamous wall hung Diablo in the background
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Miura's, Diablos, F1, Countach, 350 GTV, engines, manufacturing tools, etc, are all on display at the museum, including the infamous wall hung Diablo in the background
Lamborghini's shortlived foray into F1 is also documented in physical form in the Sant'Agata museum
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Lamborghini's shortlived foray into F1 is also documented in physical form in the Sant'Agata museum
Manufacturing and finishing, in partner with Audi, is completed out back of the museum in Lamborghini's rolling assembly line
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Manufacturing and finishing, in partner with Audi, is completed out back of the museum in Lamborghini's rolling assembly line
Reventon, with gauge work more fighter-jet than supercar, featured Alcantara, carbon fiber, aluminium and leather amenities
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Reventon, with gauge work more fighter-jet than supercar, featured Alcantara, carbon fiber, aluminium and leather amenities
Owned by the Rodriguez family, the famous fighting bull Reventón, became known as the bull that killed famed bullfighter Felix Guzman in 1943
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Owned by the Rodriguez family, the famous fighting bull Reventón, became known as the bull that killed famed bullfighter Felix Guzman in 1943
Signature angular lines of sharpness, a limited production run of 20 units, and a one million euro price tag ensured the Reventon as a collectors special
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Signature angular lines of sharpness, a limited production run of 20 units, and a one million euro price tag ensured the Reventon as a collectors special
Reventon, launched 2007, came adorned with the usual array of carbon fiber goodness and a subtly quick 340 km/h (211.26 mph) top speed
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Reventon, launched 2007, came adorned with the usual array of carbon fiber goodness and a subtly quick 340 km/h (211.26 mph) top speed
Reventon specs: 245/35 ZR 18 tires up front with 335/30 ZR 18s out back, driving a 6.5 liter, V12, 48 valved engine, producing 650 hp and 478 lb.ft of torque to a permanent all-wheel drive system
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Reventon specs: 245/35 ZR 18 tires up front with 335/30 ZR 18s out back, driving a 6.5 liter, V12, 48 valved engine, producing 650 hp and 478 lb.ft of torque to a permanent all-wheel drive system
Veneno's baby smooth underneath is misleading as shown by the rear wing/fin combination and robotic vent-like openings porting out back
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Veneno's baby smooth underneath is misleading as shown by the rear wing/fin combination and robotic vent-like openings porting out back
The new Veneno is a racing prototype / road-going super-car designed as a special tribute to the 50th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini
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The new Veneno is a racing prototype / road-going super-car designed as a special tribute to the 50th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini
But how fast does it go? Output is 750 hp courtesy of a 6.5 litre V12 making it doddle from 0 -100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 355 km/h (220 mph)
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But how fast does it go? Output is 750 hp courtesy of a 6.5 litre V12 making it doddle from 0 -100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 355 km/h (220 mph)
But I want one? Tough crackers ... only 3 Venenos were built with the lot already sold for a mere 3 million euros ($3,915,300 US) each ... plus tax
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But I want one? Tough crackers ... only 3 Venenos were built with the lot already sold for a mere 3 million euros ($3,915,300 US) each ... plus tax
Lamborghini is celebrating 50 years of creating some of the world's most outrageous automobiles
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Lamborghini is celebrating 50 years of creating some of the world's most outrageous automobiles
Carbon fiber abounds...with a dry weight of 1,450 kilograms (3,190 pounds) the Veneno is 125 kilos (275 pounds) lighter than the Aventador
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Carbon fiber abounds...with a dry weight of 1,450 kilograms (3,190 pounds) the Veneno is 125 kilos (275 pounds) lighter than the Aventador
Lamborghini's line up in Milan awaiting the start of the 3-day 50th Anniversary event, running May 8 - 10th throughout Italy
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Lamborghini's line up in Milan awaiting the start of the 3-day 50th Anniversary event, running May 8 - 10th throughout Italy
Egoist is powered by one of Lamborghini's signature 5.2-liter V10s capable of making 600 horsepower and most likely Mach II
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Egoist is powered by one of Lamborghini's signature 5.2-liter V10s capable of making 600 horsepower and most likely Mach II
'Step Here' markings and a one-person cockpit comprised completely of carbon fiber and aluminum should keep pilots safe during war time exercises
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'Step Here' markings and a one-person cockpit comprised completely of carbon fiber and aluminum should keep pilots safe during war time exercises
Walter De Silva, Head of Volkswagen's Design Group, created the one-off Egoista as an outrageous tribute vehicle to honor fifty years of Lamborghini
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Walter De Silva, Head of Volkswagen's Design Group, created the one-off Egoista as an outrageous tribute vehicle to honor fifty years of Lamborghini
Targeting reticle, heads-up-display, overt cockpit styling and video game control wheel ensure the Egoista's fighter jet influences are not missed
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Targeting reticle, heads-up-display, overt cockpit styling and video game control wheel ensure the Egoista's fighter jet influences are not missed
The Egoista's body, and it's orange infused rims, are comprised of a special anti-radar material for obvious stealth reasons
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The Egoista's body, and it's orange infused rims, are comprised of a special anti-radar material for obvious stealth reasons
Two independent flaps located rearward activate automatically at high speeds for downforce while a series of intakes assist with engine cooling
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Two independent flaps located rearward activate automatically at high speeds for downforce while a series of intakes assist with engine cooling
Egoista uses LED clearance lights like a jets to determine its position in three dimensions similar to an aircraft
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Egoista uses LED clearance lights like a jets to determine its position in three dimensions similar to an aircraft
Egoista clearly carries over design influences from the Reventon, Aventador and Veneno in its finished execution (egoista, Italian for selfish, is indeed a very questionable title)
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Egoista clearly carries over design influences from the Reventon, Aventador and Veneno in its finished execution (egoista, Italian for selfish, is indeed a very questionable title)
Exiting, driver removes the steering wheel, opens the dome, stands up in their seat, then sits down on a prescribed spot on the left bodyword, then swivels their legs outward for easy egress
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Exiting, driver removes the steering wheel, opens the dome, stands up in their seat, then sits down on a prescribed spot on the left bodyword, then swivels their legs outward for easy egress
Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
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Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
50th Anniversary tour covered over 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) over three days
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50th Anniversary tour covered over 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) over three days
Lamborghini's resting after a hard day of touring the Italian countryside
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Lamborghini's resting after a hard day of touring the Italian countryside
50th Anniversary tour covered over 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) over three days
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50th Anniversary tour covered over 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) over three days
Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
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Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
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Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
Over fifty years of Lamborghinis and a model from each period participated in the anniversary event
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Over fifty years of Lamborghinis and a model from each period participated in the anniversary event
Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
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Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
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Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
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Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
Gallardo participates in the anniversary tour with Leaning Tower of Pisa in the background
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Gallardo participates in the anniversary tour with Leaning Tower of Pisa in the background
Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
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Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
Miura challenging the airforce as part of the event's itinerary
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Miura challenging the airforce as part of the event's itinerary
Tour started in Milan and toured throughout Italy stopping at key cities during the 3 day event
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Tour started in Milan and toured throughout Italy stopping at key cities during the 3 day event
Anniversary tour ended with the unveiling of the Egoista at a special closing ceremony back in Sant'Agata Bolognese
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Anniversary tour ended with the unveiling of the Egoista at a special closing ceremony back in Sant'Agata Bolognese
Tour started in Milan and toured throughout Italy stopping at key cities during the 3 day event
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Tour started in Milan and toured throughout Italy stopping at key cities during the 3 day event
Tour started in Milan and toured throughout Italy stopping at key cities during the 3 day event
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Tour started in Milan and toured throughout Italy stopping at key cities during the 3 day event
Miura Jota re-creation made an appearance as part of the 3-day festivities
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Miura Jota re-creation made an appearance as part of the 3-day festivities
Countach shows off is iconic scissor doors during a display for the public
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Countach shows off is iconic scissor doors during a display for the public
Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
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Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
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Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower
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Lamborghini's 3-day 50th Anniversary tour included 350 cars and over 190,000 combined horsepower