Feb 072014
 

What can we say about Lamborghini, originally the Ferrari purist did not like this car, they taught it was a want a be, WRONG

this is a real drivers machine, a hot chili pepper, do not believe for one second that this car is not a monster because it is, Ferrari Beware.

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1963-1964

The history of ‘Lamborghini Automobili’ officially starts in 1963. Nevertheless, we must consider the far-off roots of this event, and they are the roots of Ferruccio Lamborghini. Born in 1916, this capable, impetuous, strong-willed Taurus was the leading character in the foundation of the company and the early phases of its extraordinary history.
By the time he decided to build a factory of luxury sports cars, Ferruccio was already a very wealthy man. In the period following World War II, he founded his tractor factory, which he launched with energy and determination, creating a major point of reference in this industry. Other businesses followed, and he amassed his fortune at the perfect time, before his fiftieth birthday. By the early Sixties, Lamborghini was a powerful and successful man who knew exactly what he wanted, but when he said he would build a super sports car to compete with Ferrari, many people thought he was mad. Constructing that kind of car was viewed as an unexplainable extravagance, a hazardous leap in the dark, and something that would squander his fortune without ever turning a profit.
He started working on this project in late 1962, and by May 1963 he had already founded ‘ Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini’, buying a large plot of land in Sant’Agata Bolognese, about 25 kilometres from Bologna, to build a new large and ultramodern factory. Because of the experience he had gained with his other companies, he was in a position to set up the best facilities for his purpose: a very functional structure that, at the time, was unrivalled in its field. The enormous and well-let central building was adjacent to the office building, so that the management could constantly monitor the production situation. This was ideal for Lamborghini, who would often roll up his shirtsleeves and go to work on the cars personally when he saw something that wasn’t done just the way he wanted.
The first model was naturally put out quickly, given that Lamborghini had only a few months between the time he decided to build the factory and the date set for its official presentation. The event that was chosen for this was the era’s traditional rendezvous, the Turin Auto Show scheduled for the beginning of November 1963. Since Lamborghini had a very clear idea of what he wanted, he didn’t waste any time looking for the right people. For the engine, which had to be the best V12 made in the area – and thus in the world – he immediately turned to Giotto Bizzarrini, who had designed some of Ferrari’s most recent engines. For the rest of the car and to start up production, he hired two promising young engineers, Giampaolo Dallara and Giampaolo Stanzani. This was a considerable endeavour and time was short. Nevertheless, when the 350 GTV, was presented it was already a masterpiece.
In retrospect, 1964 was an extraordinary year. The 350 GT was born. The immediate and almost inevitable offshoot of the 350 GT, of which 120 were built, was the 400 GT. Its engine was increased to a four-litre model and it featured the first gearbox designed in-house by Lamborghini. Based initially on the two-seater body, which was later developed into the 400 GT 2+2 with two occasional seats behind the two regular ones, the 400 GT reached the respectable overall production figure of 273 units.

In 1963, Lamborghini started with an automobile that did resemble somewhat a Ferrari, bit with time, they made their own, as a Countach 5000 Quattro valvole owner, I can say that the new lambo is a much better automobile, the 5000 was very difficult to drive in the city, forget about going in reverse, what a nightmare, but now, they have become an enjoyable, fast, real exotic.

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But today with a line is out of this world awesome exotics Lamborghini is here to stay, if you have the money, buy one, enjoy it.

This Automobile, is really an exotic machine, and worth the time to dream off.

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1998-Nowadays

 

The first major innovation came in 2001 with the successor to the Diablo: the Murciélago. It is almost superfluous to point out that this new model was also named after a famous, fierce fighting bull. The fact that this Spanish word actually means ‘bat’ only serves to augment the dark, almost nocturnal magnetism of this magnificent new car. Its power has also been boosted to 580 hp, and this obviously increases its speed, muscle and acceleration. What has been augmented above all is the sensation of the overall quality of the car, with a level of finishing touches that is even better than the already excellent results of the last Diablos. Sales have immediately gone well, and Lamborghini can count on selling each one it makes, as these cars are reserved by customers well in advance.
The Murciélago is not destined to be alone, but during the wait for its companion in the Sant’Agata model range, several variants have been studied. The first one – and indubitably the most spectacular – is a concept car, a ‘Barchetta’ version presented at the 2003 Detroit Auto Show. It is not simply a Murciélago without the roof, but is essentially a new car, with its beguiling treatment of the rear bonnet and lateral posts. For the time being, it is a concept model, but a modified version will go into production.
The other brand-new item is also being unveiled in 2003, but in this case at the Geneva Motor Show: the Gallardo. It is equipped with a 500-hp 50-valves V10 engine, permanent four-wheel drive and a top speed of well over 300 km/h. Automobili Lamborghini have decided to baptize their latest model with the name of a fighting bull’s breed: the Gallardo (pron.: ga:yàrdo). Designed to redefine its segment as the best high performance sports car and driving behaviour that fits its driver in every situation. The Gallardo is the synthesis of a true sports car that can be used on an every day basis. While matching these two apparently conflicting objectives, the guideline for Lamborghini engineers has been to fulfil the necessary comfort requirements without any compromise in the performances expected of a true Lamborghini car. The choices for engine, transmission, space frame and body, suspensions, brakes and electronics are then all in line with such an objective. The result is a compact (length 4.3 m) 2-seater high performance car (maximum speed well over 300 km/h), that can be driven with pleasure both on race tracks and on long distance journeys on country and city roads.
On the occasion of the celebrations for its 40th anniversary, the House of the Raging Bull offers a special, limited edition series of its supercar Murciélago: the Murciélago 40th Anniversary Edition. A limited amount of 50 numbered cars in the exclusive Verde Artemis (jade green) colour is produced in 2003 and sold predominantly in Europe, the United States and Japan.
Presented as a concept car in 2003 in Detroit – where it generated significant interest among Italian supercar enthusiasts – the production version of the Murciélago Roadster makes its official debut at the Geneva Show 2004. The Murciélago Roadster version builds on the extreme and exclusive features of the Coupé thus confirming it as a real “icon” of the Lamborghini brand. In creating the Roadster, the designer Luc Donckerwolke did not restrict himself to “cutting off” the roof of the Coupé. He bestowed it with its own sensational appearance, making the Murciélago Roadster a truly unique model. A model which in series production has retained all the emotional impact of the initial concept itself.
The engine is obviously the Lamborghini 12 cylinder 60° V, with a displacement of 6192 cc, producing 580 hp (426 kW) at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 650 Nm at 5400 rpm. The engine features the Lamborghini L.I.E. electronic engine management system. The standard gearbox is a 6-speed manual, like the Coupé. As an optional feature, a 6-speed “e-Gear” automatic version is available. There is also Lamborghini permanent four-wheel drive on the Roadster, with a central viscous coupling and limited slip rear and front differentials (45% rear, 25% front).
On the occasion of the 2003 Motor Show in Frankfurt Lamborghini shows for the first time a race version of its highly acclaimed super sports car, the Lamborghini Murciélago. Named Murciélago R-GT, Lamborghini is developing the competition car jointly with race experts Reiter Engineering and mother company Audi’s sports division, Audi Sport. The new Murciélago R-GT will offer Lamborghini clients a highly competitive car to participate in professional motorsport events on an international level. With the Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT clients can compete in national and international race events such as the European FIA GT Championship or the American LeMans Series in the United States.
In July 2005 it is presented the Special Edition of the Gallardo, the Gallardo SE which is limited to 250 units and is characterized by a two-tone body paint, an even more sporty interior and technical improvement.
The House of the Raging Bull showed the first driveable prototype of the Lamborghini “Concept S” at the Monterey Concorso Italiano and at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in the USA in August 2005. The Lamborghini “Concept S” design study premiered at the previous’ Geneva Motorshow as an extreme and spectacular expression of the Lamborghini brand. It was created at the Centro Stile Lamborghini in Sant’Agata Bolognese by Luc Donckerwolke, who drew inspiration from the classic single-seater racing cars of the past. The astonishing amount of public interest at the Geneva Motor Show prompted the decision to build a driveable prototype in order to further gauge potential customer demand.
Two years after the launch of the Coupé version of the Gallardo, Automobili Lamborghini presents the new Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2005. This latest addition brings the marque’s range of supercars to four models. The Gallardo Spyder is not just an open-top version of the Coupé, but is a completely new model. It has an attractive new design and a unique system for opening and closing the fabric roof that utilises the engine compartment to store the folded roof. The Lamborghini Centro Stile and engineers from the Research and Development team have worked in close partnership to develop this new design and to bring these clean and sharp lines on the road. The new Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder is powered by the 90° V-engine familiar from the 2006model- year Lamborghini Gallardo and the Lamborghini Gallardo SE. It is a ten-cylinder unit with a displacement of 4,961 cc and a maximum output of 520 bhp (382 kW) at 8000 rpm. At more than 100 bhp per litre, its specific output is on a par with that of racing cars. The new six-speed gearbox has shorter ratios. More specifically, compared to the original version, first gear is 27% lower, second gear is 13%. Third, fourth and fifth gears are all 6% lower, while sixth gear is 3.5% lower. The six-speed gearbox operates with the latest double- and triple-cone synchromesh. The optimized gearshift linkage is user-friendly and permits precise, rapid gear shifts. The Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder can also be specified with ‘e.gear’, an electronically controlled, sequential gear shift.
As with every Lamborghini, the Gallardo Spyder adopts the stylistic principles of purity, athleticism and sharpness. The Spyder is not just an open-top version of the Coupé, it sets forth the tradition as seen with Murcielago Coupé and Roadster creating a self standing model.
January 2006: the House of the Raging Bull brings back a legendary name from the company’s past with the breathtaking “Lamborghini Miura Concept”.
The “Lamborghini Miura Concept” will be the first Lamborghini vehicle to be conjured from the talented pen of Walter de’ Silva, Head of Lamborghini Design. de’ Silva’s other design responsibilities include serving as Head of Design of Audi Group. Automobili Lamborghini anxiously begins the New Year with the highly anticipated unveiling of the “Lamborghini Miura Concept,” a modern interpretation of the Lamborghini Miura, currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary.
The new concept model, which as of now, is strictly a concept with no firm date set for its production launch, is the inspired creation of de’ Silva, the world-famous Italian designer. He has redesigned every aspect of the car while remaining absolutely faithful to the original form. The new car retains the extraordinary purity of line characteristic of the original Miura: the designer’s intervention has been defined by refining the contours and eliminating any superfluous detail in order to enhance the clean, simple lines and perfectly-balanced proportions of the original that so impassioned enthusiasts. The restyling of the lower part of the body takes the car’s structural strength and aerodynamic performance to new heights, without disturbing the delicate aesthetic equilibrium.

for more information go to: http://www.lamborghini.com

 

And now I live you with this;

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Jan 302014
 

Porsche Carrera GT 918

If you are a Porsche lover, this is the ultimate one to own.   This unbelievable machine will only be owned by a very few and very rich people, with an average base price tag of $ 929,000.00 and a very limited production.

This machine is a dream,  fun, reliable, Unique and yes,  FAST.  Even standing still it looks like going at 150 MPH.

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Pure. Energy.

Some stories are told in just 6 minutes and 57 seconds. For this story, that is only the beginning. It starts with a hybrid – but one that had to be distinctively Porsche. And with intelligent technology. Our challenge is to move forward with confidence and take a new direction.
What do we need to achieve this? 918 drivers. 918 pioneers. To provide the initial spark and to reignite the old sports car dream. The 918 Spyder represents an entirely new look at the supercar. It heralds the future of the sports car and you can be there at the start.

If you want to know more watch this link:  http://956.porsche.com/microsite/918/usa.aspx?ws=1

In one word, not much we can say then “Amazing”

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Horsepower 887 hp at 8,500 rpm
0 – 60 mph 2.5 sec
Top Track Speed 214 mph
Fuel Consumption City (estimate) TBD mpg
Highway (estimate) TBD mpg
Price MSRP $ 845,000.00

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For more information go to: http://www.porsche.com/usa/models/

and I leave you now with this.

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Jan 272014
 

Spyker

this is an automobile that I was not sure what to think the first time I saw it.

Look like a Jaguar or an Aston martin from the front.

The I saw “it” next to me, this is some  elegant automobile. For you that have not a lot of knowledge about this brand, the company was actually created in 1880 in the Netherlands by 2 brothers Hendrik Jan and Jacobus Spijker.

In 1898 They build their first automobile.

1901

GOLDEN STATE COACH

Spyker experiences its first major highlight when the opulent “Golden State Coach” is delivered to Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands.  It is still used for ceremonial Dutch events in the 21st century.

1903

SPYKER 60 HP GRAND PRIX RACER

The company introduces the Spyker 60HP Grand Prix racer, the world’s first six cylinder four-wheel drive car.

1907

PEKING TO PARIS

Frenchman M. Goddard enters a Spyker 14/18 PK into the most gruelling race of all time: the Peking to Paris Raid.  Six months later, in August, the Spyker finishes second in the 15,000 km monster race

Vive la France.

The result of all this years of dedication, development and work,  is a fantastic craftsmanship, awesome finish and quality, superb performance and elegance.

this is the result of all that work. The Spiker B6 Venator Cabriolet

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PURE BOLD & ENGAGING

The Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept is an exotic two-door mid-engine convertible sports car that will deliver the design, performance and exclusivity suited to the most discerning drivers.

The Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept exemplifies the qualities Spyker stands for: Pure/Bold/Engaging. It is everything a connoisseur would expect from a high luxury sports car and more, thanks to the design language and details that could only come from Spyker. A bold beauty is what you will find in the Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept

The C8 Aileron

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SLEEK, LUXURIOUS & SPACIOUS

The all-new, long wheelbase Spyker C8 Aileron continues heritage of performance, craftsmanship and exclusivity. The Spyker C8 Aileron marks the next step in Spyker Cars’ evolution. Inspired by the company’s aviation heritage, Spyker’s second-generation sports car features cues from second-generation aircraft propulsion, highlighting the turbine blade, rather than the propeller which

adorned many elements of Spyker’s first generation cars. With sleek aerodynamics, a long GT-wheelbase, luxurious and spacious cabin and world-class six-speed automatic transmission, the new C8 Aileron has broadened the appeal of the Spyker brand while maintaining the marque’s exclusivity.

And finally the  B6 Venator Coupe

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And I leave you with this. Simply amazing.

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For more information go to:  http://goo.gl/0dY5gk

Enjoy

Jan 272014
 

Mazzanti Evantra

Automobiles, what can we say, it is an addiction for people like us.   Now is not stop to the amazing automobiles been build.

Look at this superb beautiful Mazzanti Evantra,  this is an astonishing machine. hand made, fast, elegant and aggressive.

this is the philosophy of  the owner.

Evantra philosophy

” The creation of each Evantra is a unique and emotional experience for those who partecipate in the project such as for the client who follows the birth of the car in each phase. Evantra V8 was not born to please everyone, instead to be herself and to generate emotions with her character and exclusivity”.

Luca Mazzanti

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Engine:

The Evantra’s “mechanical heart” is an aluminium V8, naturally aspirated 7.0 L. which is capable of developing  701 Hp @ 6600 rpm and 848 Nm @ 4500 rpm. The engine has a compression ratio of 11:1, a dry sump lubrification system, and valves, connecting rods in titanium.

Style:

The design of the Evantra was created side-by-side by Luca Mazzanti and Zsolt Tarnok (Mazzanti automobili chief designer), with the concept of perfect equilibrium of classical and modern. The object was to conciliate elements difficult to harmonize to each other: a personal concept that is absolutely out of todays market trends, a really precise and tipically italian stylistical identity and a powertrain with ” absolute” performance are perfectly united in forms and function. The smooth surfaces, the classicaly shaped fenderlines come from the traditional classic cars which influenced most the past creations. For the styling of the Evantra a modern and a bit more aggressive appearance was desired, so in the details more modern solutions were used. Such parts are the shape of the lights with the modern LED lights, and the precise and neat outlines and connections of the air inlets and outlets around the car. These virtually different concepts have been merged together in harmony to create this unique supercar, Evantra.

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Body:

The body is a 2 seat coupe. The bodywork is produced in two different options, the first called PRO-BODY: made of carbon fiber composite materials; or the second, called ONE-BODY: entirely hand crafted, all aluminum body, personalized by the client. With this option the client can have a project dedicated exclusively to the single vehicle, virtually building a One-off.

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Characteristics & performance :

The performance of the Evantra V8 equipped with a 6-speed sequential gearbox arrives up to the maximum velocity of over 350 Km/h with an acceleration of 0-100 in 3.2 seconds. The aerodynamic development process was realized in partnership with Ysim, a company with notable experience in F1 and Le mans. Sila holding industrial, leader company of gearshift systems has developed a special version of its robotized gearshift system “silatronic” for Mazzanti. The power of the Evantra V8 is transferred onto the tarmac thanks to special high performance tyres from Continental 255/30 R20 front and 305/25 R20 rear, mounted on special 20″ OZ alloy wheels.  The braking system comes from Brembo, formed by 380mm discs with 6 piston calipers in the front and 360mm discs with 4 piston caliper is the back (carbon-ceramic system is optional).

Well what can I say, I want one, yes I do.

congratulation on this new superb machine,  and for more information please go to:  http://goo.gl/jQoFBZ

I leave you with this.

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Jan 092014
 

The 75 (Milano) is a rare find in the US, and maybe worldwide. Very few are still available and less in the condition of this 75, it is actually the last real Alfa Romeo build, before Fiat took over.

The 75 (Milano) was introduced in May 1985[5] to replace the Giulietta (with which it shared many components), and was named to celebrate Alfa’s 75th year of production. The body, designed by head of Alfa Romeo Centro Stile Ermanno Cressoni, was styled in a striking wedge shape, tapering at the front with square headlights and a matching grille (similar features were applied to the Cressoni-designed 33).

At the 1986 Turin Auto Salon, a prototype 75 estate was to be seen, an attractive forerunner of the later 156 Sport wagon. This version was, however, never listed for sale, being cancelled after Fiat took control of Alfa Romeo. The car, dubbed the 75 Turbo Wagon, was made by Italian coachbuilder Rayton Fissore using a 75 Turbo as the basis. Two estate versions were to be found at the later 1987 Geneva Motor Show; one was this Turbo Wagon and the other was a 2.0 litre version named the Sport wagon.

The 75 featured some unusual technical features, most notably the fact that it was almost perfectly balanced from front to rear.[8] This was achieved by using transaxle schema — mounting the standard five-speed gearbox in the rear connected to the rear differential (rear-wheel drive). The front suspension was a torsion bar and shock absorber combination and the rear an expensive de Dion tube assembled with shock absorbers; these designs were intended to optimize the car’s handling; moreover the rear brake discs were fitted at the centre of the rear axle, near the gearbox-differential group. The engine crankshaft was bolted directly to the two-segment driveshaft which ran the length of the underside from the engine block to the gearbox, and rotated at the speed of the engine. The shaft segments were joined with elastomeric ‘doughnuts’ to prevent vibration and engine/gearbox damage. The 2.0 L Twin Spark and the 3.0 Litre V6 was equipped with limited slip differential.  (In the USA only a 2.5 and 3.0 Litre engines where available)

More Information at:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_75

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