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2019 Lamborghini Aventador LP 770-4 Superveloce Jota (SVJ)

2019 Lamborghini Aventador LP 770-4 Superveloce Jota (SVJ)

The Stunning Superveloce Jota

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

As always, Lamborghini is seeking to constantly improve its models for track usage. With the company’s eyes on retaking the Nürburgring crown, the Aventador SVJ is here! The 2019 Lamborghini Aventador LP 770-4 Superveloce Jota (SVJ) is an absolute beast! From more power to a lighter weight, this car is an improvement over its predecessor. This car may not be practical for daily driving, but it is definitely practical for the track. Imagine zooming around with this power Lambo V12 engine. Wow, this car is absolutely stunning!

Lamborghini’s V12 Legacy

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lamborghini is known for its V12 legacy lineup. Generation to generation, the V12 is passed down to the youngest. The 2019 Lamborghini Aventador LP 770-4 Superveloce Jota is no different. With a 6.5-liter V12, this car produces a whopping 759 horsepower and 531 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, this motor works in combo with a ISR single-clutch auto manual transmission. Moreover, the top speed is in the range of 217+ mph. This is due to the increase in power, plus a lighter flywheel, titanium intake values, and a shortened exhaust. Yes, the shorter exhaust does sound more aggressive too.

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The weight difference is visible across the exterior and interior. Firstly, there is carbon fiber everywhere… truthfully, absolutely everywhere. The carbon fiber components include: engine cover, front splitter, interior door panels, monocoque, pillars, rear diffuser, rear wing, rocker cover, roof, and wing mirrors. Phew! That is quite a list of carbon. Next, there is two new technological additions. Firstly, for this, is the two-motor rear-wheel steering system. This benefits overall handling of the vehicle. Secondly, there is an active aerodynamic system, known as Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA). Finally, the car sits on Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ) – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

A Track Driver’s Dream

2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ review | 759bhp V12 hypercar driven | Autocar – YouTube

The 2019 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota is a track driver’s dream. With a 0-60 mph in the low 2 second range, and 759 horsepower, this is like driving a wild beast. If carbon is a pro, this has tons of it. If not, then repainting it may be necessary. But, most people understand carbon’s generic attributes. This metal is lightweight and very strong, particularly due to the weave. Hence, it’s everywhere in the racing world. In conclusion, the Aventador SVJ is the next-generation V12 recipient.

Lamborghini Display - Mansion - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Display – Mansion – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Lamborghini Huracán Evo V10 is a Track Monster!

The Lamborghini Huracán Evo V10 is a Track Monster!

The Huracán Evo is Here!

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Front Corner Close-Up - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Front Corner Close-Up – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Recently, Lamborghini added another track monster to its list – the Lamborghini Huracán Evo. Obviously, this car is a continuation of the Huracán lineup, but with an overhaul. From the exterior to the interior, Lambo claims this to be naturally enhanced. But, starting at a price of $261,275, this car is for wealthy people. As with many Lamborghinis, this car has four-wheel drive. Finally, although it may not be the Pope Francis Edition, this car is amazing!

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lambo 5.2-Liter V10 Engine

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Lower Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Lower Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Lamborghini Huracán Evo begins with a powerful 5.2-liter V10. This engine produces 630 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, this motor works in combo with a 7-gear multi-disc, wet-clutch electronically controlled transmission. Subsequently, from 0 to 60 mph, the Huracán Evo takes only 2.9 seconds. Moreover, at the top end, this car reaches 201 mph. Next, let’s take a dive into the interior and tech of the Evo.

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lambo State-of-the-Art Tech

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

In recent years, Lamborghini has shown incentive to improve it’s tech. The Lamborghini Huracán Evo is a clear display of this goal. Firstly, the car begins with the Lamborghini Inertial Platform (LIP). This allows the vehicle to capture real-time info based on its behavior. Next, there is the Lamborghini Magnetorheological Suspension (LMS). Thirdly, the car has LDS, Lamborghini Dynamic Steering. Fourthly, the car has a “brain” that responds by anticipating how to react. This is called LDVI, or Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics. Finally, the interior comes with a stunning HMI, Human-Machine Interface, system. This provides the cockpit with an 8.4” multi-touch capacitive screen.

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lambo Does It Again!

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO Preview – DPCcars – YouTube

As with most of the company’s releases, Lamborghini does it again. The Lamborghini Huracán Evo is quite an amazing car. With a powerful V10 and tech, this car meets expectations. It is no longer a question of power or tech. Now, it is a question of how much of both. Obviously, it’s great to see Lambo move forward in the world of tech offerings. Overall, the Huracán Evo is a track monster that can be driven about town. But, be smart and avoid pulling an Alex Choi!

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lamborghini SC18 Alston: The First “One-Off” by Squadra Corse

Lamborghini SC18 Alston: The First “One-Off” by Squadra Corse

A Road Approved Track Car

Straight out of Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy from the Squadra Corse Motorsport Division arrives the SC18 Alston! The Lamborghini SC18 Alston is the first “one-off” by Squadra Corse. This stunning car takes style from the Lamborghini Huracán, while enabling itself further. Inside out, this car breathes a racing lifestyle. The car begins with a carbon fiber body in Grigio Daytona. From there, extreme aerodynamics create a beastly driving machine. Obviously, a bit more details will be found below!

6.5-Liter V12 Engine with 770 HP

Lamborghini SC18 Alston - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini SC18 Alston – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Lamborghini SC18 Alston sports a 6.5-liter V12 engine. This motor boasts 770 horsepower and 531 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine works in combo with an independent shifting rod optimized 7-speed transmission. The large amount of power complements the lighter weight, creating more agility. At only 4.3” high off the ground, this car is ready to zoom! But, if taken on the road, be sure to watch for potholes!

Inside Out Breakdown

Lamborghini SC18 Alston - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini SC18 Alston – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

On the exterior, the Lamborghini SC18 Alston has quite the fancy body. Firstly, there are air intakes on the front hood in the style of the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO. Secondly, the side and rear fenders plus the fins and air scoop are from the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO. Thirdly, a large carbon fiber wing with 3 mechanical adjustments complements the rear. Fourthly, there are 12 air intakes on the rear hood! No, you didn’t hear that wrong! Holy cow! Finally, the car finishes off with single nut 20” wheels on the front and 21” wheels on the back. On these wheels, specially engineered Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires scream performance.

Lamborghini SC18 Alston - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini SC18 Alston – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Inside the car, the interior begins with Nero Ade Alcantara upholstery. This upholstery is furthermore exemplified by Rosso Alala cross-stitching. To top it off, carbon fiber bucket seats offer optimal racing comfort. From there, the Lamborghini dashboard provides a modern style and feel. Obviously, the gadgets are continually improving through the years, and this is no exception. Who wouldn’t want to hop into this spaceship and take off for Mars?

It’s Time to Hit the Track!

The Lamborghini SC18 Alston is the Maddest Lambo Ever! – Shmee150 – YouTube

Now, it’s literally time to hit the track! Get out the Lamborghini SC18 Alston and go to track day! Well, if it’s within price range. Unfortunately, no visible price is available yet on the Lamborghini website. But, this will most likely be a bank breaker. With the powerful 6.5-liter V12 and the stunning aesthetics, this car is quite a living room display piece. Overall, this design by Squadra Corse is a great expansion of the Lamborghini auto library.

Lamborghini SC18 Alston - Rear Corner with Red Lighting - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini SC18 Alston – Rear Corner with Red Lighting – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Note: All pictures are the property of the Lamborghini manufacturer.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: 770-HP V12

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: 770-HP V12

Presenting the SVJ, Lambo’s Fastest Car Yet

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - Front - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – Front – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The SVJ takes the lead as Lamborghini’s fastest production car and most powerful supercar. Bearing the iconic Jota badge, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is not only fast but more aerodynamic.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - Front in Action - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – Front in Action – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Like the Huracan Perfomante, the SVJ gets part of its speed from the Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) system. This system relies on electronic flaps on the front splitter and engine lid to increase downforce and reduce drag. The results show in quick corners and better overall performance.

The Unique Look of the Aventador SVJ

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Not only does it make it faster, but the ALA system has a lot to do with the way the car looks. The front of the car appears sleeker and sports two vents on each side of the shield, just like the Huracan. However, the multi-tiered bumper has two horizontal blades and large side fins giving it almost a predator-like appearance.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The profile and side skirts are more aggressive. Aluminum, Y-spoke wheels, are specific to the SVJ and deliver both looks and performance.

All these features were developed to reduce drag and weight, resulting in a street-legal race car.

There’s Fast and Then There’s the SVJ

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: Real Emotions Shape the Future – Lamborghini – YouTube

One could argue that Lamborghini has never produced a vehicle that wasn’t “fast” unless you take into the consideration that the first Lambo was a tractor. But, that’s old history and today the brand has become synonymous with “speed.”

Consider that the Aventador SVJ only takes 2.8 seconds to move from rest to 62 mph. It can hit 124 mph in just 8.6 seconds. The gravity force is strong enough to throw back your head and disrupt your breathing.  To cope with the increased power, the suspension had to be beefed up in places.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - Engine Bay - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – Engine Bay – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

This is no tool for the novice. The seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod moves through gears quickly and at full-throttle, the power can easily get away from you. To get all this power under the hood, Lamborghini cranked up the naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 to 770hp with new titanium intake valves.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

For those of you with half a million to spend, the 2019 SVJ will be available for order sometime after the first of the year.

Note: All of the pictures in this article are the property of the Lamborghini manufacturer.

Alex Choi Nearly Hits Biker in Lamborghini Huracan

Alex Choi Nearly Hits Biker in Lamborghini Huracan

The Responsibility of Owning a High-Powered Vehicle

When you get behind the wheel of a car, you accept responsibility for the safety of yourself and others on the road. The burden of responsibility is such that “vehicular manslaughter” is a felony crime. This is especially true for those who drive exotic and high-powered vehicles like the Lamborghini Huracan.

Popular YouTuber Alex Choi found out first-hand how quickly things can go south. While messing around on a public road, he recklessly pulled out right in front of a Yamaha R1. That move nearly caused a potentially fatal accident.

Who is Alex Choi?

Alex Choi has built a large following on social media. He gained popularity among those interested in modified exotic cars and extreme vehicle customization. Choi was messing around in his Lamborghini Huracan when the incident shown in the video occurs.

Choi, for some unknown reason, turned off the shoulder and drifted across the public road. Coming at him was a motorcycle that he claims he never saw. Thankfully, they missed one another, if only by inches, and nobody was hurt.

Choi immediately pulled over and apologized, but a woman at the scene was visibly upset and let him know it. The motorcyclist circled back and the two exchanged a few words, and in the way of men, gave a quick “bro hug”, and all was well.

The Lamborghini Huracan

Alex Choi Near Miss Lamborghini Huracan vs Yamaha R1 Motorcycle – TheRidersChannel – YouTube

Apart from reckless driving, the issue seems to be the Huracan’s blind spot. Owners are speaking out with complaints about the car’s lack of visibility.

“Every time I drive the Huracan, the way the car is designed makes a ton of major blind spots. Almost to the point that I would rather be driving a normal sedan if there was no performance.” – JetFalcon

Whether the fault lies with the car’s design, human error, or bad judgment, we are all thankful that no one was hurt.

Lamborghini Hybrid Supercar Rumors Spread Worldwide

Lamborghini Hybrid Supercar Rumors Spread Worldwide

Lamborghini to Join Hypercar Realm?

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept - Front Corner - Lamborghini - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept – Front Corner – Lamborghini – EuroDrift

Worldwide, rumors of a Lamborghini hybrid supercar are spreading. Currently known as the “LB48H”, the concept was recently shown in summer 2018 at a private event in Italy. Beyond this, there is not much info about the vehicle. The biggest tip so far is a resemblance to the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept. This Terzo Millennio was basically a fighter jet on wheels. So, the LB48H should be quite a spectacular vehicle. Although no information is 100% confirmed, a decent number of tips have hit the auto news network.

Expectations for Production & Delivery

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept - Side - Lamborghini - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept – Side – Lamborghini – EuroDrift

Overall, the Lamborghini hybrid supercar, aka the LB48H, will be arriving before anyone realizes it. As time moves forward, the currently believed production date is quickly approaching. Expectations seem to be that Lamborghini will begin production by the end of 2018. From there, the goal will be to deliver the vehicles by end of 2019 or early 2020. This means it will probably be a 2020 model year. Furthermore, there will be only around 63 units made for market. With this limitation, the car will be quite a collector’s piece. And, at around $2.5 million USD, most people will not be able to afford it, let alone place a down payment the equivalent of a home.

Will Lamborghini Shock the World?

Designing the future: Lamborghini Terzo Millennio – Lamborghini – YouTube

When the Lamborghini hybrid supercar hits markets, it will be a determining factor for the company. With many brands jumping into the hypercar realm, competition is increasing more than ever. So, by joining the market, it will only up the requirements to compete. But, the question is, will Lamborghini be able to beat out Koenigsegg, McLaren, and the other manufacturers? Well… nobody truly knows. But, within the next 2 years, Lamborghini will receive appraise or disapproval from the world. Until then, let’s enjoy the current hypercars already at play.

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept - Rear - Lamborghini - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept – Rear – Lamborghini – EuroDrift

Note: All of the pictures and video for this article are of the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept. These ARE NOT pictures or video relating to the “LB48H”.

Huansu Auto C60 Hyosow: Lamborghini Urus Copycat

Huansu Auto C60 Hyosow: Lamborghini Urus Copycat

The Fake Huansu Urus

Lamborghini Urus - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Urus – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Through the years, Chinese auto makers have shown a copycat cycle in vehicle design. Previously, these businesses focused on companies such as Land Rover and Porsche. But, now, this contains Lamborghini as well. The Huansu Auto C60 Hyosow is a straight-out Lamborghini Urus copycat. The exterior is strikingly similar, with just enough alterations to have legal protection in China. Unfortunately, China has protective and byzantine copyright laws. This makes it extremely difficult for foreign companies to sue them. An example is when Porsche was attempting to sue Zotye for a Macan copycat. Unfortunately, this didn’t go to plan and the copycat is still on the market in China.

Basic Overview of the Copycat Hyosow

Huansu Auto C60 Hyosow - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Huansu Auto C60 Hyosow – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

From front to rear, the Huansu Auto C60 Hyosow is a Lamborghini Urus copycat. On the cheap end, this midsize crossover is only 10% of the price. This means a MSRP of between $15,000 and $23,000. Furthermore, on the front, there is a slightly different lower front fascia. As per the roof, the Hyosow has an upright roofline. Notably, there are fewer body creases as if the car underwent plastic surgery. Another difference is the 7” smaller wheelbase. Unfortunately, these differences allow Huansu to avoid copyright concerns in China, whereas in other countries, this would be a crime.

Lamborghini Urus - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Urus – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Differences Between Hyosow & Urus

Huansu Auto C60 Hyosow - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Huansu Auto C60 Hyosow – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

As shown above, the Huansu Auto C60 Hyosow is very similar in style to the Lamborghini Urus. Now, diving a bit deeper, the engine and other features will be in review. Instead of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 650 horsepower, the Hyosow offers two 4-cylinder engine variants. There is a 1.5-liter motor with 150 horsepower and a 2.0-liter engine with 200 horsepower. This is embarrassing in comparison to the Urus engine. But, this is exactly the goal of Huansu… to offer a knock-off “high-end” vehicle.

For the drivetrain, the Huansu will most likely sport FWD. This is also degrading in comparison to the advanced AWD system in the Urus. The Urus even includes multi-terrain settings for off-road capabilities. Furthermore, the Hyosow will offer five and seven passenger configs. Overall, there is no denying the constant auto market plagiarism in China.

Lamborghini Urus - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Urus – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Background on Huansu

Huansu, the producer of the Hyosow, is owned by the BAIC Group. Surprisingly, this company is a Chinese state-owned enterprise and holding company for multiple subsidiaries. Simultaneously, this company works with Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz to build cars for the Chinese domestic market. Undoubtedly, this company does not play fair in the design realm. Recently, at the Beijing Auto Show 2018, a copycat of a G63 AMG 6×6 was on display by a Chinese manufacturer. To the dissatisfaction of Euro auto makers, this company continues to thrive in China. Maybe, one day, this company will branch into designing its own vehicles… well, probably not…

“Huansu, No Copying!”

Urus: The world’s first Super Sport Utility Vehicle – Lamborghini – YouTube

As Dora the Explorer would say, “Huansu, no copying! Huansu, no copying! Huansu, no copying!”. At least, Swiper hopes she would say that. Either way, Huansu needs to “man up” and begin to develop its own vehicles from scratch. Copying other auto makers is degrading and doesn’t make for a good business. Overall, the Lamborghini Urus is still the shining star of the SUV universe and the Huansu can stick it!

Note: Unfortunately, there are no quality videos of the Huansu Auto C60 Hyosow on YouTube.

1964-1966 Lamborghini 350 GT: A Limited Production

1964-1966 Lamborghini 350 GT: A Limited Production

The First Production Lamborghini

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT - Front Corner in Black - Wikipedia - EuroDrift

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT – Front Corner in Black – Wikipedia – EuroDrift

From 1964 to 1966, the Lamborghini 350 GT was a production 2-door grand tourer coupe. Not surprisingly, this model may not be familiar to most people. This is probably due to the 350 GT’s very limited production of only 120 units. This limitation makes surviving models a rare spectacle. Now, Lamborghini is famous for it’s rear-engine sports cars as well as the all-new SUV (the Urus). Regardless, and most noteworthy, the Lamborghini 350 GT was Ferruccio Lamborghini’s first production car.

3.5-Liter Aluminum Alloy DOHC V12

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT - Engine - Wikipedia - EuroDrift

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT – Engine – Wikipedia – EuroDrift

Under the hood, the 1964-1966 Lamborghini 350 GT sports a 3.5-liter aluminum alloy DOHC V12. This engine produces around 280 horsepower and close to 240 lb.-ft. of torque. The motor works in sync with a 5-speed ZF manual transmission. From 0 to 62 mph, the 350 GT takes only 6.8 seconds. Furthermore, from 0 to 100 mph, it takes only 16.3 seconds. At the high end, the 350 GT can reach a top speed of 158 mph. Lastly, to top it off, this motor can produce 400 horsepower but was limited for production.

Aluminum Body, Carburetors, & Wishbone Suspension

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT - Rear - Wikipedia - EuroDrift

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT – Rear – Wikipedia – EuroDrift

The 1964-1966 Lamborghini 350 GT starts with an aluminum body. Next, there is four-wheel independent suspension with unequal-length wishbones. On top of that, the suspension uses concentric coil-spring-damper units. Furthermore, there is a Salisbury differential as well as a four-vacuum servo-assisted Girling disc brakes. Lastly, the 350 GT is built with twin-barrel side-draught Weber 40 DCOE 2 carburetors.

The Beginning of the Lamborghini Empire

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT – Jay Leno’s Garage – YouTube

Overall, the Lamborghini 350 GT was the beginning of the empire built by Ferruccio Lamborghini. Due to its importance in the Lamborghini line-up, it is quite the collector’s car. On top of that, with it’s limitation of 120 units, there are only a handful left in the world today. With it’s race design, this car is meant to compete with alternative sports car rivals. Imagine… only if they left the 400 horsepower in the production model. Regardless, the 350 GT is an automobile of beauty and marvel.

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT - Rear Logo - Wikipedia - EuroDrift

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT – Rear Logo – Wikipedia – EuroDrift

Lamborghini Diablo GT: Engineering Feat of the Late 90s

Lamborghini Diablo GT: Engineering Feat of the Late 90s

The 1998-2001 Lamborghini Diablo GT

Lamborghini Diablo GT - Front - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Diablo GT – Front – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

In the 1990s, the Lamborghini Diablo was an iconic sports car that arrived in a ton of different variations. From 1998 to 2001, Lamborghini brought about the Diablo GT. The Lamborghini Diablo GT is a very limited production car with only 80 units in Europe. The Diablo GT differs from the other models due to its race orientation. This car didn’t only differ in minor aspects, but major as well.

6.0-Liter V12 with 575 Horsepower

Lamborghini Diablo GT - Rear Engine Bay - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Diablo GT – Rear Engine Bay – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

The original base Lamborghini Diablo model has a 5.7-liter V12 with 485 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque. On the other hand, the Lamborghini Diablo GT has a larger 6.0-liter V12 engine. This larger V12 produces 575 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. This equates to 90 additional horsepower and an increase of 37 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, the engine works in combo with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Diablo GT can reach 60 mph in around 3.5 seconds as well as a top speed of 215 mph. Unlike the other Diablo models, the buyer had the option of choosing gear ratios on this transmission. Lastly, the car has RWD for lower weight in comparison to AWD.

Exterior Alterations from Base Diablo Model

Lamborghini Diablo GT - Side - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Diablo GT – Side – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

On the exterior, the Lamborghini Diablo GT differs from it’s predecessors. Overall, the car features more aggressive bodywork including carbon fiber, a steel roof, and aluminum doors. The styling difference begins with the black carbon fiber front air dam, large brake ducts, and a central vent for the oil cooler. The front fenders are wider than the base Diablo with small NACA style corner vents. Inside the front trunk, a large air extractor withholds the space. Alone, these changes are enough to make this car stand out from the other Diablo models.

Lamborghini Diablo GT - Rear - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Diablo GT – Rear – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

On the rear end of the Lamborghini Diablo GT, the bumper and lamps were removed entirely. In place of the bumper, there is a carbon fiber diffuser. The back-up and fog lights were relocated into the tail lamps. Furthermore, there is a shielded large center-mounted exhaust pipe system. The rear also has a differing engine lid and a rear spoiler. On the roof, there is a large central ram air duct. Lastly, the car wears special 3-piece Oz wheels.

A Race Car Style Interior with Technological Options

Lamborghini Diablo GT - Interior - Pinterest - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Diablo GT – Interior – Pinterest – EuroDrift

On the interior, the Lamborghini Diablo GT also differentiates itself from the base model. The interior begins with carbon fiber panels in its stripped-down appearance. Secondly, there is race-spec bucket seats with 4-point seat belt harnesses. Thirdly, there is a smaller steering wheel meant for racing. On the optional side, there is an Alpine LCD screen for GPS as well as a bumper-mounted back-up camera. Surprisingly, AC is a feature of the Diablo GT, unlike many other race inspired vehicles. Lastly, air bags are included but can optionally be omitted by the buyer’s request.

Original MSRP of Around $300,000

Lamborghini Diablo GT (16/80) loud sound: backfire, hard revving and accelerating! – nonsolonoia – YouTube

The Lamborghini Diablo GT is quite a rare and unique collector car. Initially, the MSRP of the Diablo GT was around $300,000 USD. Furthermore, being only limited to Europe, a few Diablo GT models were imported into the U.S. and some were even converted to meet US road-legal specs. Most units remain in Europe but if lucky enough, one may be spotted at a car meet in the U.S. In conclusion, the Lamborghini Diablo GT is a RWD V12 beast that showcases the end of 90s sports car era.

Lamborghini Diablo GT - Wide View Rear - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Diablo GT – Wide View Rear – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni

The Gallardo Valentino Balboni Edition

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Front Corner with Valentino Balboni - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Front Corner with Valentino Balboni – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

For the 2010 model year, Lamborghini built the Gallardo Valentino Balboni edition. The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni is a dedication to Valentino Balboni. Valentino Balboni has been a member of Lamborghini since 1967. Back then, Ferruccio Lamborghini hired Balboni to be a driver whose focus was on dynamic attribute development. Valentino Balboni has been in this position since 1973 but retired in 2008 and now goes around the world as an ambassador. Either way, Balboni has been a major contributor to the Lamborghini brand for over 40 years. Not surprisingly, the Balboni edition arrived with only 250 units.

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Front Overhead - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Front Overhead – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

5.2-Liter DOHC 40-Valve V10 Engine

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Engine - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Engine – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni sports a mid-engine 5.2-liter DOHC 40-valve V10 engine. This motor has aluminum block heads as well as direct fuel injection. This engine produces 542 base horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of base torque. Furthermore, the motor works in conjunction with a 6-speed manual transmission. In combination with a RWD drivetrain, the Balboni is a beastly sports car. This vehicle is the first RWD Lamborghini since the Diablo.

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Rear Overhead - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Rear Overhead – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Differences from Base Lamborghini Gallardo

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Front Corner in White - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Front Corner in White – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni differs from the base Gallardo in a multitude of ways. Firstly, the Balboni edition has a 43/57 front-to-rear weight distribution ratio. This is due to alterations such as the transmission being relocated to the rear. Secondly, another alteration is the 45% limited-slip differential that works better with the RWD system. Thirdly, the suspension has stiffer anti-roll bars as well as spring and damper tweaks. Lastly, on the interior, the Balboni arrives with black leather that works together with contrasting white segments.

Optional Upgrades for the Balboni Edition

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Dashboard - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Dashboard – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Not surprisingly, the 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni offers quite a few expensive options. Firstly, Lamborghini offers heated electric seats for $3,630. Secondly, there is a carbon fiber engine dress-up option at $4,235. Thirdly, there is a ceramic brakes package at a steep price of $15,600. Yes, the options alone can add over $20,000 to the hefty price tag. The front brakes are 15” drilled, vented, carbon-ceramic discs with 14” versions in the rear. Furthermore, there are 3 caliper color options to go with the gray wheels. Either way, the Gallardo Balboni is quite an amazing feat of engineering.

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Balboni Performance Specifications

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni is a powerhouse of a vehicle with amazing performance specs. From 0 to 60 mph, the Balboni edition takes only 3.6 seconds. Furthermore, for 0 to 100 mph, it takes only 7.8 seconds. On the quarter mile, the Balboni completes it in 11.6 seconds at 124 mph. The 5.2-liter V10 allows for a top speed of 199 mph. On the braking side, the vehicle can stop from 70 mph in only 173 feet. Lastly, this car hits 0.93 g on the g-force turning tests.

One of the Most Unique Gallardo Models

A Dream Ride In The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Motor Trend Channel – YouTube

The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni edition is one of the most unique Gallardo models. Initially, the car’s MSRP was $225,795 but the 8-year depreciation leads to a current price of around $150,000. Furthermore, this car boasts some additional tech such as a back-up camera, Bluetooth, and navigation. The Balboni edition is probably the most collector’s edition model of the Gallardo. In conclusion, the Gallardo Balboni edition is a phenomenal piece of engineering from the past.

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