780bhp Renato Aventador Poses On ADV1 Wheels

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Product of a collaboration between renowned wheel maker ADV1 and specialized tuner 1016industries, the Renato Lamborghini Aventador is an exercise of enhanced looks and unmatched performance, all driven by insane levels of attention to detail.

Given the success with the Renato Huracán , which you read about earlier this year, 1016industries has put a ton of effort into making much more than yet another good looking aftermarket package for a Lamborghini. Details such as the rear wing which is mounted directly to the frame and saves you from mistreating the bodywork while it provides actual downforce, up to a two stage carbon fibre bodykit that lets you take the carbon game as far as possible are among the most interesting characteristics of their Renato kit for the Aventador.

On the aesthetics department, a full aerospace-grade carbon fibre kit adds a two-piece diffuser, carbon sides as well as a modular front lip which allows the change of outside blades. The rear wing is included in this kit and as mentioned, it is a piece made for both looks and functionality. If that’s not enough carbon for you already, the second stage of the kit includes a replacement for all black exterior trim in carbon.

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Complementing all this, the ADV1 set of concave, gunmetal finished, forged wheels is made to measure for the Aventador, and can be acquired with the kit in any color and finish. And even if more carbon fibre is what you wish, there’s a list of parts to choose from which go all the way from the engine bay to a complete interior carbon replacement.

The naturally aspirated V12 is a great engine itself, but when tuned by 1016industries it reaches a max power output of 780bhp through their exhaust, filters and tune program; all this is done with reliability in mind so customers get their own ID and warranty papers, to assure them of the tuner’s compromise with their vehicles and their investment.

Keep an eye on our social media, a video featuring this vehicle and all the upgrades on the street, is coming! Meanwhile, why don’t you leave us a comment with your thoughts?

Lamborghini Aventador J Appears in Marbella

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A rather special sight in Spanish Marbella the other week as an ultra rare Lamborghini Aventador J made a brief appearance in the wealthy coastal city. With only two ever produced the likelihood of spotting the Aventador J in the wild is second to none.

It all started with the Aventador Roadster concept car presented at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The roofless and windowless concept car packs the same 700 hp V12 from the regular Aventador controlled through a 7-speed lightweight automatic transmission. To save weight, both airconditioning and a radio were purposely left out setting the car’s astonishing curb weight at just 1,575 kg (3,472 lbs).

Initially the concept car unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show was the only one to be produced until Shaikh Al Yahyaa indicated interest in the car and was given the opportunity to purchase a limited edition Aventador J himself. The original from the show was allegedly sold for $2,800,000 and might very well be the one that was recently spotted in Marbella, Spain.

Novitec Torado Lamborghini Huracan Spyder with 860hp

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German Lamborghini tuner Novitech Torrado has debuted their tuning program for the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder, which brings with it exterior styling upgrades along with a significant boost in power for the 5.2-liter V10 engine.

Novtech engineers have developed a twin-supercharger system for the Huracan’s 610 horsepower and 560 Nm V10, bringing output to an incredible 860 horsepower and 960 Nm. The forced-induction system is also joined by a Novitech sport exhaust kit with active butterfly valves available in stainless steel or ‘Inconel’ – a metal used for Formula 1 exhausts and in other high-heat applications.

Styling wise, Novitech has applied an aerodynamics kit consisting of a front lip spoiler, a central front blade, side flaps and rocker panel skirts, along with an aggressive rear diffuser and small rear wing. The kit can be ordered in a naked carbon fiber finish to further enhance the look of the Huracan Spyder.

Other upgrades include Novitech-designed wheels which measure 20-inches in the front and 21-inches in the rear, a carbon fiber cover for the V10 engine and Novitech sport springs, which lower the ride height of the open-top two seater by about 35mm.

 

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The Novitech Torrado Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder is available to order now.

 

Lamborghini Miura at 50 – Italian road trip

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The Lamborghini Miura has long been hailed as one of the prettiest cars ever built. 50 years after its birth, we drive one through picturesque Italy.

Never trust an ancient Italian speedometer. The needle is touching 260km/h – more than 160mph – but there’s no way the Lamborghini Miura is running at that sort of pace.

Besides, there’s a police car alongside my bright yellow SV model as we hurtle down the dual carriageway between Bologna and Parma.

Fortunately, the carabinieri are all smiles in their Huracam squad car. And the driver is definitely urging me on, rather than trying to enforce the national speed limit.

Thousands of spectators have lined the route to wave Italian flags and photograph our progress. As we slow to pay a toll, the cry from a minibus opposite goes up: “Viva Lamborghini!”

Welcome to the inaugural Miura Tour – a collection of 25 classic Lamborghinis embarking on a four-day adventure across northern Italy. The event has star billing and cars have been shipped from as far afield as Japan and the US to attend.

Just 25 Miuras may not sound many, but then Lamborghini built fewer than 800 of these iconic coupés between 1966 and 1973. Only 400 are still believed to be in existence, and the cars here are some of the very best.

When it was unveiled at the Brussels motor show in 1966, the original Miura was the fastest production car in the world. It blew away the rival Ferrari 275 and forced the Jaguar E-Type to eat its exhaust fumes. The Miura was special because of its central V12 engine, which was ground-breaking in a road car at that time. Slip on a Bertone bodyshell measuring just over 41 inches tall and the result was jaw-dropping. This, remember, was the year England won the World Cup.

Driving one today should be on everybody’s bucket list, not least because it proves how far supercars have developed since Ferruccio Lamborghini unleashed the Miura onto an unsuspecting motoring public.

Both the brakes and steering are woefully inadequate and the cabin is a greenhouse, then on top of that there’s an overheating issue. Lamborghini fitted the Miura with two cooling fans, one of which could be manually operated via a switch on the roof when things really warmed up.

Consequently, I’m driving the Miura by water temperature gauge rather than that optimistic speedo. I’ve been told to pull over quick if we hit heavy traffic, which may explain why the police are so keen to clear a path at every junction.

On top of all the above, there’s little seat adjustment, the clutch action is high and all Miuras are incredibly noisy. So what’s the appeal?

“I’ve owned mine for 38 years,” explains Chris Wood, from London. “An aunt left me some money to invest and I bought a Lamborghini; I was almost disowned by the family. The Miura is a very special car because it’s so beautiful and was the blueprint for all mid-engined supercars. I own an uprated E-Type, too. The Lamborghini is my wife and the Jaguar is my mistress.”

Iain Tyrrell, from Chester, buys and sells classics. One of his “several” Miuras was filmed in the opening scenes of The Italian Job and is currently for sale at £3 million. “I’ve been passionate about cars since I was 10 years old,” Tyrrell says. “I heard the sound of a V12 Espada driving past and I was hooked. I still get as much of a buzz from the Miura today as the first time I drove it. It left everything for dead; it was so far ahead of its time.”

Miura prices lulled in the doldrums for decades but have soared in recent years, mirroring a rise in Lamborghini’s overall popularity. A restoration job will cost £800,000, while Sir Rod Stewart’s Miura has been offered for sale at £1.2m.

“Miuras have to be driven or they start to fester,” explains Tyrrell. “It’s not a car that appreciates being left in a garage as an asset.”

Driving a classic Ferrari in Italy is memorable enough, but touring in a Miura is the stuff of dreams. The Lambo has instant celebrity status. It’s a force of nature, like an E-Type, Ferrari 250 GTO and Aston Martin DB5 rolled into one.

I don’t speak a word of Japanese, but I know the guy from Tokyo in a Miura next to me feels the same. He’s got his thumb up, foot to the floor and is smiling like a 10-year-old who’s just heard a Lamborghini V12 for the very first time.

2017 Lamborghini Aventador to get more aggressive aero package

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The Lamborghini Aventador coupé and roadster models will receive a minor facelift next year as part of their mid-life refresh.

As shown by this development car, the tweaked Aventador will get a completely new nose with a large front spoiler and smaller side intakes than the current car.

At the back, the changes look set to be even more significant, as this mule features a more prominent rear diffuser and more complex aerodynamic layout. There’s also a new rear wing, suggesting the exterior changes will help the 2017 model to generate more downforce than before.

Lamborghini won’t reveal what, if any, changes can be expected for the car’s powertrain, but our sources think the Aventador’s naturally aspirated V12 engine could receive a slight power hike.

The current model’s 6.5-litre unit produces 690bhp, but the 740bhp output of the super-hot Aventador SV model shows there’s plenty of potential to up the horespower of the regular model.

Some sources believe the 2017 Aventador could be Lamborghini’s last series-production unassisted V12 model, as the car maker looks to adopt hybrid technology to increase the efficiency of its range.

No time scale has been set for when Lamborghini’s flagship will incorporate such systems, but the company’s CEO, Stefano Domenicali, has previously told Autocar that the brand “will need to make sure that as soon as the technology of electrification is relevant to [its] car at a cost level and will add value, [it is] flexible to shift in that direction”.

The Aventador’s successor is expected to arrive at the end of this decade or the very start of the next, and our sources think some sort of efficiency-boosting technology will be integrated into its V12 powertrain. However, Lamborghini has also emphasised that it will stick with naturally aspirated V12s for as long as possible, suggesting the change won’t come until it’s absolutely necessary.

Trick Out Your Lamborghini Huracan with a New Aero and Graphics Kit

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Sometimes, you may feel the need for more downforce on the Lamborghini. Other times, perhaps you just want the Lamborghini to upstage all the customized 2005 Shelby Mustangs at your local Cars and Coffee. Gosh, those guys can be annoying. That must be why Huracan owners can now ask their dealers for official bolt-on aero pieces and adhesive racing stripes.

Lamborghini just announced three new After Sales packages, available from dealers, to compete with the third-party “enhancements” already offered by aftermarket suppliers. A matte black front splitter, side skirts, rear splitter, and fixed rear wing—with winglets and open strut towers—come together in one kit. While the wing is boss, the exposed screws on all the splitters and skirts look rather low-grade. What do they think this is, Mercedes AMG G63?

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Another kit adds thick double stripes along the center of the body in matte black, gloss black, or red. The mirrors can also be wrapped in a matching color. Should you change your mind, Lamborghini says the stripes come off without damaging the paint. For certain customers, these kits will radify their Huracáns to bro-tacular Challenger Hellcat levels. We’re just smitten with the Huracán’s body as it is—and we’d sooner wait for the Huracan Superleggera that’ll back up its aggressive aero upgrades with less mass and even more power.

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Stunning Orange Lamborghini Huracan by 1016 Industries

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A magnificent Lamborghini Huracan with lots of carbon fiber all over and a set of color-matched forged wheels, how could it be any better? Unlike most aftermarket solutions, the Renato (which means reborn) bodykit shown in these pictures was actually developed with airflow in mind from a complete 3D scan, and based on the input of private aerospace consultants to provide not only a beautiful form but also an improvement in function. This particular example is fitted also with a set of RYFT forged wheels made to customer specification matched to the body color in contrast with black finish.

An example of the functionality comes with the wing, which is attached to the frame itself and creates 640 lbs of downforce at 110 mph; not only does it respect the construction of the car but it also gives you a well planted rear when going at speed. Same case with the front lip that feeds air into the brakes, as well as the rear diffuser that improves the air profile of the car. Whether you’re interested in improving the already magnificent performance of an Huracán or not, it is reassuring to know the parts you put on your six figure car are designed specifically for the best fit and finish, and not just to be glued over and add weight.