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New Lamborghini Huracán EVO: elevation of technologies for amplified driving pleasure

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Automobili Lamborghini presents the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO: the next generation V10 super sports car, based on the prowess and performance of the Huracán Performante and incorporating next-generation vehicle dynamic control and aerodynamics.

“Lamborghini is intent on leading the advance to the highest level of super sports car technologies and driving emotion. This is the essence of the new Huracán EVO. It takes the extraordinary abilities of the Huracán Performante and combines state-of-the-art vehicle dynamic control to amplify the everyday Huracán driving experience,” says Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Huracán EVO is the very definition of evolution: it is a step ahead, redefining the segment parameters. It is remarkably easy to drive, while delivering the most responsive, sensory and agile driving experience, in every environment.”

Technological evolution amplifies driving emotion

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The Huracán EVO features the 5.2 l naturally-aspirated Lamborghini V10 engine, uprated to produce higher power output and an emotional and powerful sound, with Titanium intake valves and refined lightweight exhaust system. The Huracán EVO outputs 640 hp (470 kW) at 8,000 rpm with 600 Nm of torque delivered at 6,500 rpm. With a dry weight of 1,422 kg the Huracán EVO reaches a weight-to-power ratio of 2.22 kg/hp, accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and from 0-200 km/h in 9.0 seconds. Braking from 100 km/h to 0 is achieved in just 31.9 m, with a top speed of more than 325 km/h.

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Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI)

The Huracán EVO features new Lamborghini rear-wheel steering and a torque vectoring system working on the four wheels, while at the heart of the car is the new feature of Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI): a Central Processing Unit that controls every aspect of the car’s dynamic behaviour, fully integrating all of the car’s dynamic systems and set-up to anticipate the next move and needs of the driver, interpreting this into perfect driving dynamics.

Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI), a comprehensive set of accelerators and gyroscope sensors placed at the car’s center of gravity, has been enhanced to version 2.0. With improved precision, it monitors in real-time the dynamic vehicle attitude regarding lateral, longitudinal and vertical accelerations, as well as roll, pitch and yaw rate. The magneto rheological suspension, upgraded to version 2.0, instantaneously adapts the damping following inputs from the LPI. A new advanced traction control system together with enhanced all-wheel drive and torque vectoring, allows traction to be directed to a single wheel as required.

Enhanced Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS), able to provide higher responsiveness in corners while requiring the lowest steering angles, is now coupled with rear-wheel steering in order to ensure agility at low speed, as well as maximum stability in high-speed cornering and under braking in the most severe conditions.

The unique combination of all these systems is governed by Lamborghini’s LDVI to create a super-agile and responsive car with unparalleled level of control. Processing data in real time, the Huracán EVO recognizes the driver’s intentions through steering wheel, brake and accelerator pedal inputs, engaged gear and the driving modes selected via ANIMA controller: STRADA, SPORT or CORSA.

External conditions are determined through active suspension and all-wheel drive grip estimation function. All of this information is analysed and processed by LDVI, which turns them into precise inputs for the vehicle dynamic system. A ‘feed forward logic’ is implemented via the dynamic controller, which means the car doesn’t just react, but predicts the best driving set-up for the next moment.

In STRADA, the Huracán EVO is agile and capable for driving enjoyment, whereas in SPORT it becomes playful, intuitive and extremely exciting. In CORSA the Huracán EVO is sharp, reactive and exhilarating for the most extreme driving environments, such as racetracks.

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Design – aerodynamic superiority

The distinctive design defines the aerodynamic superiority and enhanced driving dynamics of the Huracán EVO. A new front bumper gives the car a low, assertive personality, but more importantly assures aerodynamic efficiency via the front splitter with integrated wing. The enlarged air intakes feature the Ypsilon shape that is inherent in Lamborghini design DNA.

The side profile of the Huracán EVO is articulately dynamic, featuring Lamborghini’s hexagon design references in the windows, the new wheel design and around the new side air intakes.

It is at the rear of the car that the Huracán EVO most distinctively evokes the power and dynamism that lies within. Reflecting the wide, open, naked rear seen in its race-car brother, the twin outlets of the new sports exhaust system are positioned high up in the car’s rear bumper. At the upper end of the tail an integrated, slotted spoiler provides enhanced air flow, clearly asserting the car’s aerodynamic abilities.

The Huracán EVO’s aero competency continues with the underbody, which has been shaped to maximize aerodynamic efficiency: the new integrated aerodynamic styling of the Huracán EVO improves downforce and aerodynamic efficiency more than five times over the first generation Huracán.

The presence and purpose of the Huracán EVO resonates throughout its design, but also in the notes from its exhaust, with a super exhaust sound reflecting the increased power and dynamic abilities of this latest Lamborghini.

Connectivity

A new 8.4” HMI capacitive touchscreen, located in the centre console just above the start button, puts connectivity at the driver’s fingertips, with multi-finger gesture control. Governing car functions including seats, climate and the status of the LDVI system in real-time it also puts all infotainment, such as Apple CarPlay with smartphone integration, at the cabin occupants’ disposal. A multimedia system incorporates connected navigation and entertainment including web radio and video player. The intuitive interface allows voice commands and puts the driver in touch with Siri.

An optional dual-camera telemetry system is also offered via the touchscreen, allowing advanced telemetry recording and analysis. An integrated high-capacity hard disk is also available.

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Color/Trim and Lamborghini Ad Personam

The Huracán EVO is presented in Arancio Xanto, an iconic new Lamborghini four-layer color. New 20” Aesir rims, dedicated to the EVO, are complemented by Pirelli P Zero tires.

Inside, the Huracán EVO is a luxurious driver’s car. The interior features a dedicated new EVO trim in Alcantara and leather mix, with Arancio Dryope details matching the body tone.

The new sporty and elegant trim, features a number of bi-color and trim options as well as a highly sportive Alcantara option. Lightweight materials such as Carbon Forged Composites and Lamborghini’s patented Carbon Skin are available on request, and are highlighted by the new customisable ambient lights feature within the cabin.

Both the exterior and interior of the Huracán EVO are designed to maximise the specification possibilities, with several new options such as a wide range of Style Packs in shiny black and body color as well as Lamborghini’s Ad Personam program, which offers virtually limitless opportunity for owners to customise their Lamborghini.

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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: The pinnacle of Lamborghini V12 Super Sports Cars

Automobili Lamborghini unveils the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ in a worldwide premiere during Monterey Car Week in California at “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering”. The distillation of extraordinary design, groundbreaking technologies and the ultimate in handling, performance and driver enjoyment, the Aventador SVJ creates pure driving perfection, taking the concept of a super sports car to a new dimension.

The new Aventador SVJ, where SV historically stands for Superveloce
– meaning ‘superfast’ – takes the ‘Jota’ suffix, denoting its track and performance superiority: the Aventador SVJ has already claimed its position as the Nürburgring-Nordschleife production car record holder, completing the 20.6 km lap in just 6:44.97 minutes. Production is limited to 900 units.

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A special edition, named SVJ 63, is exclusively unveiled on the concept lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It pays homage to Lamborghini’s founding year of 1963: produced in a unique configuration, it demonstrates the rich use of carbon fiber and is made in an additional limited number of just 63.

“The Aventador SVJ is an innovative car and represents the absolute pinnacle of our super sports car product range,” said Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stefano Domenicali. “The challenge to Lamborghini designers and engineers was to improve the purest essence of the Lamborghini super sports car, drawing on every inspiration from a space ship to a jet fighter: all the most exceptional examples of super-fast, super-athletic, aerodynamic superiority. The Aventador SVJ takes another step into the future, shaping the potential for super sports car development.”

Improved performance in all aspects

The Aventador SVJ’s Nürburgring-Nordschleife lap record is living proof of its benchmarking performance. With its optimized power plant making it the most powerful series production V12-engined car produced to date by Lamborghini, the SVJ features an increase in power to 770 hp (566 kW) at maximum 8,500 rpm. The SVJ outputs 720 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm, while a dry weight of just 1,525 kg gives the SVJ a weight-to-power ratio of 1.98 kg/hp. The SVJ accelerates from standing to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.6 seconds.  A top speed of more than 350 km/h is complemented by a braking distance of 100 km/h to 0 in 30 meters.

The Aventador SVJ is, however, more than a super sports car achieving the top numbers. The development philosophy of the Aventador SVJ and its very essence in terms of design, aerodynamic technologies and efficiency, weight-to-power as well as performance, is to create a demanding driver’s perfect car.

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The Aventador SVJ – designed for aerodynamic supremacy

Every feature of the Aventador SVJ resonates its aerodynamic prowess: the SVJ is significantly enhanced in appearance compared to the Aventador S, with every facet of its ‘form follows function’ design a reminder of its raison d’être on road and track: innovate to be the best. The main goal in design was a significant downforce improvement compared to the previous Aventador SV: +40% on both axles with an improved drag coefficient -1%.

From the front the car is wider: a new front bumper with integrated side fins features a new air intake and highlights the inclusion of Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA), Lamborghini’s patented active aerodynamics technologies.

The disconnected front splitter continues the impression of a floating component, while providing a channel for airflow. A tri-dimensional air outlet on the hood directs airflow, improves both drag and downforce, and clearly alludes to the aerodynamic purpose of the SVJ’s design. The upper body aerodynamic optimization has contributed 70% to the total downforce improvement in the SVJ over the SV.

The SVJ’s rocker is entirely new, adopting the ‘Y’ theme found in Lamborghini cars while also resembling shapes found in jet fighters. The bigger side air intakes and the new front side fins reduce drag and improve overall cooling. An improved underbody aero design with vortex generators works in conjunction with front diffusers and a new, extreme-design rear diffuser, together with divergent fins, contributes 30% to the total downforce improvement.

The rear wing of the SVJ has been designed for best aerodynamic efficiency, based on a new air foil; an optimized ALA 2.0 system; and side winglets to reduce turbulence while providing high downforce on the straight as well as in high speed corners.

At the rear of the car the position of the high-mounted naked exhaust resembles those found on extreme motorbikes, as well as saving weight due to its proximity to the engine: the exhaust system itself is also lighter. The Omega-shape rear bumper incorporates a massive new diffuser that contributes to downforce, while a new high-mounted rear wing is produced entirely in carbon fiber with its integrated ALA system.

The new rear engine bonnet has been redesigned for the SVJ: it is made from lightweight carbon fiber and removable via quick release clips in a reference to motor racing. It also adopts the ‘Y’ theme that reveals the updated V12 power plant below, while accenting the car’s high performance characteristics. Super-light ‘Nireo’ aluminum rims are designed specifically for the SVJ, saving weight and contributing to the extreme dynamism of the car. Optional ‘Leirion’ aluminum rims with ‘Y’ and hexagonal details are also available. The Italian flag detail on the side wing is a reminder of the Lamborghini’s Italian super sports car heritage.

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Lamborghini’s patented ALA system was first seen on the Huracán Performante, and has been developed to an enhanced level for the Aventador SVJ, now ALA 2.0, including new optimized air inlets and aero channel designs. The system has been re-calibrated taking into account the enhanced vehicle’s lateral accelerations.

The ALA system actively varies aero load to achieve high downforce or low drag, depending on dynamic conditions. Electronically-actuated motors open or close active flaps in the front splitter and on the engine bonnet that steer the air-flow, front and rear.

Utilizing Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva 2.0 (LDVA 2.0) with improved inertial sensors that govern all the car’s electronic systems in real time, the ALA system flaps are activated in less than 500 milliseconds to ensure the best aerodynamic set-up of the car in every driving condition. When ALA is off, the active flaps are closed, generating the desired high downforce for high-speed cornering and full brake conditions. When ALA switches to ‘on’ the front flaps are opened, reducing air pressure on the front spoiler and directing air flow via an inner channel and through the specially-shaped vortex generators on the underside of the car. This drastically reduces drag and optimizes conditions for maximum acceleration and top speed.

When ALA is off the rear flaps are also closed, allowing the rear wing to act as a traditional fixed wing. Stability is enhanced in high-speed cornering and full braking by creating maximum vertical downforce. When ALA is ‘on’ the flaps on the engine bonnet open in order to stall the wing for improved drag in high-speed conditions.

In addition, the rear wing’s inner air channel is split right and left, allowing aero vectoring for high-speed cornering. Depending on the direction of the turn, the LDVA 2.0 instructs ALA to be switched on in either the right or left side of the wing, increasing downforce and traction on the inner wheel and counteracting the load transfer in rolling conditions. This in turn optimizes the chassis’ momentum, requiring a reduced steering angle and improving the car’s overall dynamic stability. The aero vectoring technology in the SVJ has been further developed to improve the aero-loading effects on the inner wheel by 30% compared to the original system.

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Engineering technology

The enhanced powertrain features a new titanium intake valve with a new-shape intake runner and length, with a modified intake cylinder head duct for higher flow coefficient. The new, lightweight exhaust system reduces backpressure as well as producing the most emotive sound, and the optimized seven-speed Independent Shifting Road (ISR) gearbox has been calibrated for the car’s increased performance in terms of both power and torque.

The Aventador SVJ’s vertical, lateral and longitudinal dynamics have been re-engineered in LDVA 2.0, with algorithms fully integrated within ALA 2.0 to reflect the exceptional downforce generated and optimize performance: the result of significant R&D investment and collaboration with the CFD team.

The SVJ’s suspension has been reworked, providing higher mechanical and aerodynamic grip. Anti-roll bar stiffness has been improved by 50% compared to the Aventador SV, compensating against roll and improving aero efficiency. A higher damping force range, increased by 15% over the SV, and Lamborghini’s Magneto Rheological Suspension (LMS) has been recalibrated to improve body and wheel control with a focus on track performance.

The Aventador SVJ’s rear-wheel steering (LRS) is further engineered to exploit the aero load in every environment, providing exceptional stability in high speed conditions and improving agility in cornering to enhance average speed in all dynamic conditions.

The Aventador SVJ’s steering has also been developed to provide the feedback demanded in high-performance track and racing environments. The rebalanced power steering reflects the specific aero load and tires, and the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) is recalibrated to further improve steering precision and natural feedback.

The Lamborghini SVJ’s four-wheel drive system has improved torque split to maximize traction and agility, with the higher stability of the SVJ allowing a further 3% of torque to be sent to the rear axle compared to the SV. The rear-wheel steering has been developed to further improve the car’s stability while reducing braking distances, particularly in combined braking/turning conditions such as high speed cornering. ESC has been enhanced for improved cornering and driver experience in extreme handling conditions, and ABS has been specifically tuned for the improved grip provided by the tires and ALA system.

New Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires have been specifically developed, according to Lamborghini’s brief for the SVJ: the tires provide higher vertical stiffness to accommodate the SVJ’s higher downforce, as well as provide a high grip level to enhance overall vehicle performance.  Featuring a specific tread design, the tires are designed to optimize performance on both road and track. Optional street-legal Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires can be mounted specifically for track use.

A driver’s car

The Aventador SVJ is a driver-focused car, developed to maximize the union between driver and car in the most extreme road and track conditions and ensure the most rewarding experience.

With Lamborghini’s three driving modes, Strada, Sport and Corsa, as well as the EGO option allowing the driver to further customize his preferences for car set-up, the cockpit features Kombi graphics on the TFT digital dashboard display as well as showing live status of the ALA functions.

The Navigation System and Infotainment System including AppleCarPlay come as an option free of charge, allowing the cockpit’s occupants to manage voice-activated communications and entertainment from personal Apple devices.

The Lamborghini telemetry system is an optional specification: recording lap times and track performance as well as trip data, the telemetry system is especially appealing to the owner who wants to take his car on track.

The interior specification of the Aventador SVJ is virtually limitless through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customization program.

Price of the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ and market delivery

The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ at the beginning of 2019 with suggested retail prices as follows:

Country Suggested retail Price
Europe: EUR 349,116.00 (Taxes Excluded )
UK: GBP 291,667.00 (Taxes Excluded )
USA: USD 517,770.00 (GGT Included)
China: RMB 7,559,285.00 (Taxes Included)
Japan: YEN 51,548,373.00 (Taxes Excluded )
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Lamborghini Polo Storico celebrates 50 years of Espada and Islero at Techno Classica Essen 2018

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Lamborghini Polo Storico celebrates 50 years of the Espada and Islero on its stand at Techno Classica 2018 in Essen.

One of the two vehicles shown on the stand in Essen is a Series III Espada from 1976. During the ten years in which the Lamborghini Espada was in production, 1968-1978, nearly 1.300 examples were produced in three series (S1: 1968 – 1970, S2: 1970 – 1972, S3: 1972 – 1978), making it the second-best selling model among Lamborghini classic cars.

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The Espada displayed, with blue exterior and a mustard interior, is undergoing a full restoration at Lamborghini Polo Storico. Owned by Automobili Lamborghini, once finished in May 2018 it is destined for the factory’s classic fleet and for display in the Lamborghini Museum. During the ten-month project the chassis, body, electrical system and mechanics of the Espada have been fully overhauled, returning it to its original lines according to the original production sheet preserved in the Polo Storico archive, and using exclusively Lamborghini Original Spare Parts.

The Lamborghini Islero, launched in 1968 with just over 220 units built until 1970, was the model that succeeded the Lamborghini 400 GT and equipped with the same 4.0 l V12 engine with 320 hp. On display in Essen is an Islero S in Pallid Green with a Tobacco interior: one of a rare number of S models with 350 hp, only 70 were produced. This version was introduced in 1969, with developments to the bodywork and interior making the car even more luxurious.

Continuing its ongoing commitment to developing the Lamborghini Original Spare Parts inventory for classic cars, Automobili Lamborghini is gradually reproducing original manuals for historic models. In Essen Lamborghini presents reprints of two rare Espada owner manuals (10/70 and 3/73) as well as of the Islero S owner manual in the 50th anniversary year of these models. The new editions have been reprinted replicating the original design, printing and binding processes to ensure authentic reproduction.

Lamborghini Polo Storico is the specialist department located within Lamborghini’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, committed to the restoration and certification of classic Lamborghini cars out of production for at least ten years (from Lamborghini 350 GT to Diablo); the preservation of archives and records; and the provision of original Lamborghini spare parts for classic cars.

Automobili Lamborghini is committed to the manufacture of original spare parts in support of classic models, holding parts that cover over 65% of the classic car parc, and increasing the number of reintroduced parts year-on-year for cars from the 350GT up to Diablo. A further 200 part numbers were added to its catalogues in 2017 alone.

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Automobili Lamborghini crosses billion Euro turnover threshold

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In Fiscal Year 2017 (31.12.2017), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. achieved new historic landmarks. The Italian super sports car brand from Sant’Agata Bolognese increased worldwide sales by ten percent from 3,457 to 3,815 units. Thus, sales grew for the seventh consecutive year and almost tripled since 2010 (1,302 units).

Turnover exceeded one billion Euro for the first time in the company’s history, increasing from 906 Mio. Euro to 1,009 Mio. Euro (+11%). In spite of high upfront expenditures, Lamborghini also succeeded in reaching a sound positive operating result, confirming the robustness of its growth path. In preparation for market introduction of its third model line, the Super SUV Urus, the total headcount in 2017 increased from 1,415 to almost 1,600 employees.

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Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini comments: “Lamborghini realized another record year and we are once more outperforming our financial objectives. This was achieved while mastering an unprecedented double challenge: preparing for new models in our super sports car range, while simultaneously doubling production capacities at our headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, heralding a quantum leap in our product portfolio. This could not have been accomplished without our excellent team, which deserves all the credit.”

Lamborghini is a global brand and its sales distribution is well balanced among the three regions, which each account for approximately one third of global sales. All regions set historic sales records in 2017 and contributed to sales growth compared to the previous year: EMEA “Europe, Middle East, Africa” (1,477/+18%), America (1,338/+4%) and Asia Pacific (1,000/+9%).

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With 1,095 units the USA confirms to be the largest single market, followed by Japan (411), UK (353), Germany (303), Greater China (265), Canada (211) and the Middle East (164). The deliveries increased significantly almost across the board and marked historic national sales records. Also both major model lines achieved record sales, thus contributing to the growth. Sales of the V12 Lamborghini Aventador grew by 6% from 1,104 to 1,173 units. Even stronger was the sales increase of the V10 model Lamborghini Huracán, growing by 12% from 2,353 to 2,642 units.

In 2017, four new models were launched. The new V12 models Aventador S Coupé and Roadster are setting benchmarks in technology and performance on both road and track. The new Lamborghini Huracán Performante combining new lightweight technologies, active aerodynamics with aero vectoring and a new set-up of chassis, all-wheel-drive system and further improved powertrain, set many lap records on international race tracks.

With Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept car, the company gave an insight into a possible future Lamborghini electric super sports car. The project goal is to enable Lamborghini to address the future of the super sports car in five different dimensions: energy storage systems, innovative materials, propulsion system, visionary design, and emotion. The first two dimensions are conceived in collaboration with two laboratories at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.

With the new Super SUV Lamborghini Urus, presented in Sant’Agata Bolognese in December 2017, Lamborghini creates a new niche in the luxury segment with benchmarking power, performance and driving dynamics, unparalleled design, luxury and daily usability.

Automobili Lamborghini’s ongoing strategic investment program, aligned with the launch of the Urus, sees its production site now doubled in size and capacity. This is accompanied by state-of-the-art production systems (“Manifattura Lamborghini”) inside the new facilities, and new technologies applied at its factory headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. As well as expanding the site from 80,000 m2 to 160,000 m2, the Urus brings about a substantial increase in the company’s production capacity, doubling it to more than 7,000 units a year as well as significantly increasing its workforce, with 500 new jobs already created.

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Production record for Automobili Lamborghini: 10,000 Huracán produced in four years

Lamborghini Huracán number 10,000 rolls off the assembly line, marking a production milestone for the V10 model of Lamborghini. Destined for a client in Canada, the Huracán Performante model pays homage to Lamborghini’s GT3 victory in the 2018 Daytona 24 hours race: the car sports the same Verde Mantis color as the winning #11 Huracán GT3 that took top class honors in January’s world-famous endurance competition at the Daytona International Speedway.

In 2017 Lamborghini achieved a record year with 3,815 cars delivered to customers worldwide, including 2,642 Huracán units leaving the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese: an increase of 12% Huracán deliveries over 2016. Launched in 2014, Lamborghini’s V10 model is currently produced in six derivatives: the Huracán Performante that holds records at eight different circuits around the world, the Performante Spyder version unveiled this month at Geneva Motor Show, and the four-wheel and two-wheel drive versions in both coupé and Spyder configurations. The Huracán also features in motorsport, with the Huracán Super Trofeo as protagonist in Lamborghini’s four single-make series, and the Huracán GT3 competing in championships around the world.

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Lamborghini Huracán Performante is a record-setter: the fastest on eight international circuits

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The Lamborghini Huracán Performante, just one year on from its official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, has taken the production car lap-time records on eight international circuits.

The times were set during press trials carried out by prestigious magazines on their circuits of reference:

03/07/2017          Vairano (Quattroruote) –  1’09”.43
03/08/2017          Balocco (Auto) –  2’38”.07
29/08/2017          Contidrom (Auto Zeitung) –  1’29”.6
25/09/2017          Mira (Autocar) –  1’05”,03
28/09/2017          Wroughton (The Grand Tour) –  1’16”.8
09/10/2017          Boxberg (Auto Motor und Sport) –  42”.3
06/11/2017          Le Mans Bugatti (Sport Auto) –  1’42”.49
14/11/2017          Anneau du Rhin (Sport Auto) – 57”.5
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The new records, which confirm the Performante as one of the fastest production super sports cars in the world, are proof of its exceptional performance features that are also thanks to the ALA system (Lamborghini Active Aerodynamics), which last year won the Autocar Innovation Award.

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This system, made possible by the use of innovative ultra-lightweight materials such as Forged Composite, providesaero-vectoring, a dedicated chassis set-up, an all-wheel drive system, and further enhancements to the powertrain, the Performante delivers incredibly high performance and the best results on the track, while at the same time maintaining the most engaging and dynamic road driving.

The Performante is equipped with a 5.2-liter V10 aspirated engine with enhanced torque of 600 Nm at 6,500 rpm and power output of 640 HP at 8,000 rpm. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of over 325 km/h.

Automobili Lamborghini is adding a new dimension to the Huracán Performante at the Geneva Motor Show, on 6 March 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lamborghini stand.

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Lamborghini Urus Arrives in Dubai UAE

Lamborghini Dubai unveiled the all-new Lamborghini Urus in their showroom located on the famous Sheikh Zayed Road, in the presence of Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stefano Domenicali. As the world’s first Super SUV, the Urus is opening up a new niche in luxury segment, with benchmarking performance, driving dynamics, unparalleled design and daily usability.

To celebrate the arrival of the Super SUV Urus, the car was taken on a “Royal Tour” for one week prior to the public unveiling event. Visiting the royal palaces of all 7 emirates in the UAE, Royal families had the privilege of private viewing sessions with the Lamborghini Urus.

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“We are extremely excited to be here today with our partner in Dubai, this is a very important market for us already and even more so now that the Lamborghini Urus, our Super SUV, has arrived,” says Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “With the launch of this model in the Middle East and Specifically in the UAE, we are expecting to at least double our sales volumes in the region.”

The Lamborghini Urus is a visionary approach, infusing the Lamborghini DNA into the most versatile vehicle, the SUV. The Urus elevates the SUV concept to a new high, the Super SUV, with its design, performance, driving dynamics and emotion, as well as being drivable every day, in a range of environments. It is as much a luxury SUV as it is the most powerful, with super sports car dynamism.

The first customers in UAE will received delivery of the Urus in Summer 2018, at the suggested related price of USD 214 500 (excluding taxes).

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Collezione Automobili Lamborghini at Milan Fashion Week 2018

Automobili Lamborghini presents the Collezione fall-winter 2018-19 during Milan Men’s Fashion Week.
The new collection was presented at a reception in the exposition spaces of Via Tortona: a must-visit venue during the Milanese Fashion week.

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The guests, fashion, luxury and lifestyle media had the opportunity to see the new collection alongside a special display, Authentic Living Riva 1920. Guests were also able to preview the Lamborghini Urus Super SUV, alongside the Lamborghini Countach 25° Anniversario, Aventador S and Huracán Performante super sports cars.

The Collezione Automobili Lamborghini fall-winter 2018-19 is characterized by the Tailor Tech items, very high-quality pieces with high-level performance and 24/7 functionality, thanks to innovative technologies and the same cutting-edge approach of Lamborghini’s prized super sports cars.

The three lines of the Collezione – Informal Luxury, Casual and Pilota Ufficiale – is completed by the Special Editions, the new co-branded special editions dedicated to the Super SUV Urus model, in collaboration with Enzo
Bonafè, Hettabretz, and Tecknomonster: a unique total look for all occasions, from business to weekend travel.
The focus is to present an anthology of essential wardrobe items for the Lamborghini man: a parka, the event parka, the supercar jacket, the wooltech blazer, the wool jacket, the field jacket, the soft shell jacket, the
techno sweatshirts and the leather touchscreen gloves.

Collezione Automobili Lamborghini has also announced a partnership with Swiss Prestige Cosmetics, sharing a common commitment to research and excellence with that of Lamborghini, and resulting in a new male cosmetics
range, Men’s Code.

The prestigious partnerships with Intertrade Group for the fragrances L and with Mizuno for the running shoes also continues.

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Automobili Lamborghini achieves another record year: 3,815 cars delivered to customers in 2017

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In Fiscal Year 2017 (1 Jan – 31 Dec), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. set another historic sales record. With 3,815 cars delivered to customers around the world, the Italian super sports car producer continues its global growth for the seventh consecutive year.

The world premiere of the Super SUV Urus at the end of 2017, and its market introduction starting from summer 2018, marks a new in the 54-year history of the brand.

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“In 2017 Lamborghini has proven to be in consistently good shape. Delivering another all-time high for the seventh consecutive year confirms the sustainability of our product and commercial strategy. We also significantly increased brand awareness, especially with the young generation, proved by the success of our social media channels. This is a real team achievement and I would like to thank the whole Lamborghini team for the work done. These accomplishments are all the more remarkable as we mastered an unprecedented double challenge: preparing for new models in our super sports car range, while simultaneously doubling production capacities at our headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, heralding a quantum leap in our product portfolio. The world premiere of our new Super SUV Urus in December was, without doubt, the highlight of the year,” says Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

With 145 dealers serving 50 countries, worldwide deliveries to customers in 2017 increased from 3,457 to 3,815 units. This represents a double digit sales growth of 10% compared to the previous year. With a sustained sales growth performance over seven years, the company has almost tripled its sales numbers since 2010 (1,302 units). Beyond sales figures, Lamborghini  outperformed other key business objectives in 2017.*

Lamborghini is a global brand and sales distribution is well-balanced among the three regions, which each account for approximately one third of global sales. All regions set historic sales records in 2017 and contributed to the sales growth compared to the previous year: EMEA “Europe, Middle East, Africa” (1,477/+18%), America (1,338/+4%) and Asia Pacific (1,000/+9%).

With 1,095 units the USA remains the largest single market, followed by Japan (411), UK (353), Germany (303), Greater China (265), Canada (211) and the Middle East (164). Most of them increased deliveries significantly and marked national historic sales records.

Also both major model lines achieved record sales, thus contributing to the growth. The sales of the V12 model Lamborghini Aventador grew by 6% from 1,104 to 1,173 units. Even stronger was the sales increase of the V10 model Lamborghini Huracán, growing by 12% from 2,353 to 2,642 units.

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New Models 2017

The year started with the dynamic presentation of new V12 model Aventador S Coupésetting benchmarks in technology and performance on both road and track. Since September 2017 its open version, the Aventador S Roadster, is adding a new dimension in driving enjoyment.

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017, the new Lamborghini Huracán Performante earned an overwhelming public resonance. Combining new lightweight technologies, active aerodynamics with aero vectoring and a new set-up of chassis, all-wheel-drive system and further improved powertrain, the Performante set many new lap records on international race tracks.

In November 2017 Lamborghini, in collaboration with two laboratories of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, gave an outlook onto a possible future Lamborghini electric super sports car. The concept car, Lamborghini Terzo Millennio, physically imagines design and technology theories of tomorrow, while sustaining the visual intrigue, breath-taking performance and emotion found in every dimension of a Lamborghini.

The highlight of the Fiscal Year 2017 was without doubt the world premiere of the new Super SUV Lamborghini Urus in Sant’Agata Bolognese in December. With its third model Lamborghini creates a new niche in the luxury segment with benchmarking power, performance and driving dynamics, unparalleled design, luxury and daily usability.

Automobili Lamborghini’s ongoing strategic investment program, aligned with the launch of the Urus, sees its production site now doubled with the creation of “Manifattura Lamborghini” inside new facilities, and with new technologies applied at its factory headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. As well as expanding the site from 80,000 m2 to 160,000 m2, the Urus brings about a substantial increase in the company’s production capacity, doubling it to 7,000 units a year as well as a significant increase in its workforce with 500 new jobs already created.

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Lamborghini Polo Storico

In March 2017 Automobili Lamborghini officially opened its new Polo Storico facility, a center dedicated to Lamborghini classic cars and the preservation of Lamborghini heritage.

In the new facility Polo Storico receives classic Lamborghini owners from all around the world and supports historic models and Lamborghini’s heritage through four main areas: restoration of historic Lamborghini models, archive management, original Lamborghini spare parts and official certification of Lamborghini historic cars.

Lamborghini Museum

The Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese also registered a record year in terms of visitors. More than 100,000 enthusiasts visited the premises situated inside the Lamborghini factory in 2017. The Museum is open daily, including Sundays, from 9.30 am to 7 pm, and special exhibitions run alongside the permanent collection of historic Lamborghini models.

Lamborghini Squadra Corse

In September 2017 Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the motorsport department of Automobili Lamborghini, unveiled the new Huracán Super Trofeo EVO. The new race car raises the already high standards of the previous model with entirely redesigned aerodynamics, new devices to improve safety, and several improvements to its mechanics and electronics. The developments combine to offer drivers and teams an efficient and highly professional race car, which makes its track debut at the three continental series in Europe, Asia and North America from spring 2018.

During the customer GT racing season 2017, the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 won eight championship titles: Blancpain GT Series Overall, Drivers’ title and Team Endurance Cup; International GT Open Team and Drivers’ titles; Italian GT Championship Pro Drivers; ACO GT3 Le Mans Cup Overall; British GT Championship Team title.

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Outlook 2018

The company confirms a confident outlook for the Fiscal Year 2018. In spite of lingering political uncertainties in the EU and on a global level, the key economic denominators remain generally positive. With sustained growth expected in the large economies around the world, the business outlook for Lamborghini continues to be solid. Due to its young and attractive product portfolio as well as the entry in the growing SUV segment, Lamborghini expects further growth with new dimensions of both unit sales and turnover in the medium term.

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