Next year marks the 50th anniversary since Italian industrialist Ferruccio Lamborghini decided he’d had enough of sub-standard Ferraris, and decided to make his own Gran Turismo car – capable of travelling long distances in the style and comfort which he demanded.
Another guaranteed star of this weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will be Lamborghini’s Sesto Elemento, seen here in a behind-the-scenes image taken at the Sesto Elemento photoshoot in Monterey prior to the weekend.
It’s one of the most prestigious motor race events in the world, whilst the ‘Grande Parade des Pilotes’ is one of the most visible automotive catwalks with thousands of fans and enthusiasts lining up to catch a glimpse of their favourite drivers.
So what will people make of the new Eterniti Artemis? The new London-based car maker set out two years ago to produce ‘The World’s First Super-SUV’, but have they managed to achieve anything more than a tuned Porsche Cayenne?
After Friday’s leak, Lamborghini has now provided details of its new extreme performance SUV concept with four generous seats, a versatile luggage compartment, variable ground clearance and, of course, permanent all-wheel drive.
As expected, the Urus borrows heavily from the Lamborghini Estoque Concept and adopts the coupe-like proportions of a BMW X6 – although we expect it to occupy a much larger footprint in width, if not length.
Lamborghini has sent out a teaser invitation for the Auto China Motorshow in Beijing next week, where it will unveil its long-awaited third model line – thought to be a high-performance crossover (not SUV), more in the mould of an X6 M rather than a seven-seater Q7.
In the past few days, three videos have been released from the finest supercar makers in the business – Ferrari, Lamborghini and Pagani. All Italian (although Horacio Pagani originates from Argentina), all based near Modena, yet somehow each offers a very different take on the supercar theme.
The Lamborghini Aventador J is a one-of-a-kind piece of art, a one-off bespoke concept car that showcases Lamborghini’s latest technology and materials, wrapped in a light-weight carbon fibre body.
Supercar makers don’t usually need to advertise their latest models – the automotive and lifestyle media do a pretty good job of that on their own. So, on the rare occasion when an ad is created, we tend to sit up and take notice, since it tells us plenty about the state of the brand.
If heaven really is a place on earth, then let me introduce you to where it is and how you can get there.
Over the past few months you will have been bombarded with warnings about the upcoming winter weather and why we MUST fit a set of winter tyres to our cars, less we be doomed to an ignominious (and expensive) fate.
In 1978, Director Claude Lelouch produced a 10 minute short-film called C’était un Rendezvous (“It was a date”) , showing a high speed drive through the streets of Paris. The sequence was filmed by a camera mounted on the bumper of a Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9, then dubbed with the sound of Lelouch’s Ferrari 275GTB. The rest as they say is history.