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Auto SuperShield: Wrapper of the famous golden Aventador

 

Cars are being wrapped left and right nowadays, and at this point it is very easy to spot out a great wrap.  One great wrap that we have had the pleasure of seeing recently is the AU79, a golden Lamborghini Aventador that was wrapped by Auto SuperShield.  This is one of the most unique and well done wraps I have seen, especially on such an amazing car.  Based out of Boca Raton, FL, Auto SuperShield has been wrapping cars for 15 years and has maintained a reputation of having exceptional quality and customer service.

Below is their latest project, a complete color change wrap on a Ferrari 599.  The customer was bored of the red and Auto SuperShield professionally turned the red pony into a white stallion with striking black accents.  Be sure to watch the video, which is also below, to see how they do their magic.

                               

From their work with 3M vinyl graphics to their race car protection kits, Auto SuperShield is guaranteed to have your car looking clean and ensuring it stays that way for years to come no matter what car you drive. Be sure to visit their website, www.AutoSuperShield.com or give them a call at (561)-367-0101 to find out more.


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Is this the first Verde Ithaca Lamborghini Aventador?

first Verde Ithaca Lamborghini Aventador

Are these pictures of the first Verde Ithaca Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 in the United States? Jordan Shiraki photographed the bright-green Aventador at Lamborghini Las Vegas. Follow the jump for more photos at the Luxury4Play forums.

first Verde Ithaca Lamborghini Aventador

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Posted on: 1/6/2012 at 11:12 AM
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22-year old grabs first Aventador for extra $71,000

A 22-year-old engineering graduate, Dhiaa Al-Essa, became the first person in Saudi Arabia to take delivery of the new 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. To bypass the car’s 18-month waiting list, the youth reportedly paid an additional $71,000 on top of the car’s $387,000 base price. Obviously, Al-Essa is not tight on cash, which may have a lot to do with the £1.5-billion estimated worth of his family.

The Lamborghini is just one of many exotic supercars that Al-Essa owns, which looks like a laundry list of the latest and greatest and includes a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, Koenigsegg Agera, Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, Rolls-Royce Phantom sedan, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, Ferrari F430, Ferrari 599 GTO, Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari California, Porsche 997 GT3 RS, Porsche 997 Turbo Spyder, Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, BMW M5, BMW X6M, BMW X5M, Audi R8, and Maybach 62. His collection has an estimated value of $12 million.

Which car does Al-Essa like the most? According to an article posted on Metro.co.uk in 2010 before he acquired at least the Koenigsegg and the Aventador, his favorite ride was the Mercedes SLR McLaren because of the way it looks and drives and its reliability.

[via SWNS.com]

Dhiaa Al-Essa with Lamborghini Aventador

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duPont REGISTRY awards the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and other exotic cars in its 2012 Exotic Car Buyers Guide

duPont REGISTRY has the named the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 its Car of the Year, its most prestigious award, in its 2012 Exotic Car Buyers Guide, which is set to hit newsstands and other retail outlets in early October. With production of the Murcielago concluding in 2010 after nine years and a run of 4,099 cars, Lamborghini released its most potent and technologically advanced V-12 flagship of all time: the Aventador LP700-4. duPont REGISTRY chose the LP700-4 as the king of the 2012 exotics because of its advanced carbon-fiber construction, powerful V-12 engine, sophisticated transmission, and mesmerizing styling.

In addition to its Car of the Year award, duPont REGISTRY also acknowledged five other automobiles for their contributions to the exotic and luxury car marketplace for 2012 and beyond:

  • Best Design — 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider
  • Best Luxury Sedan — 2012 Bentley Mulsanne
  • Best Bang for the Buck — 2012 Nissan GT-R
  • Best Eco-Exotic — 2014 BMW i8
  • Best New Concept — Jaguar C-X75

duPont Publishing, Inc. will release its annual Exotic Car Buyers Guide to over 25,000 upscale newsstands, bookstores, and international airports on October 4, 2011. The 10th-anniversary issue includes nearly 150 pages of detailed reviews and specs of exotic, luxury, and aftermarket automobiles as well as accessory and wheel guides.

“The duPont REGISTRY Exotic Car Buyers Guide is the only annual guide that focuses on only exotic automobiles,” says Publisher Thomas L. duPont. “There are no factory epistles… just pictures and a few comments from our editors that are designed to pique the reader’s interest and take them to the next level—ownership!”

duPont REGISTRY Awards Ferrari 458 Spider for its Design

duPont REGISTRY bestows the 2012 Best Design award on the new Ferrari 458 Spider in the latest edition of its Exotic Car Buyers Guide. The car stood out among its peers because of its revolutionary hardtop convertible mechanism, which allowed for the retention of many of the coupe’s lines with the roof closed while establishing a distinguishing new look with the top open. In addition, not only does this innovative top weigh less than a comparable soft-top mechanism, it also allows room for an uncompromised cargo area behind the two passenger chairs.

duPont REGISTRY's Exotic Car Buyers Guide Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Greene marvels, “With the 458 Spider, Ferrari has surpassed most people’s expectations while raising the bar on other exotic-car manufacturers.”

duPont REGISTRY Names Bentley Mulsanne as Best Luxury Sedan for 2012

Bigger yet lighter and redesigned from the chassis up, the Bentley Mulsanne carries its predecessor’s timeless elegance, hulking posture, and immense power into the new decade with the latest technologies and luxury appointments. This is why duPont REGISTRY named the Bentley Mulsanne its 2012 Best Luxury Sedan in the 10th-anniversary issue of its Exotic Car Buyers Guide. This is Bentley’s second award from duPont REGISTRY in as many years, following last year’s recognition of the Bentley Continental GT as its Best Luxury Coupe.

“The Continental Supersports models weren’t a strong move for Bentley, but it made up for this setback by quickly selling a year’s worth of Mulsannes, which is no easy task for a car at that price point,” said Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Greene. “The Mulsanne will help Bentley move to the next level for the new decade.”

2012 Nissan GT-R Earns Nod for Best Bang for your Buck from duPont Publishing, Inc.

Just when you thought the Nissan GT-R couldn’t get any better, new modifications to its 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 result in even more power and faster acceleration times, prompting duPont Publishing, Inc.’s editors to award the GT-R with the Best Bang for your Buck award in the 2012 duPont REGISTRY Exotic Car Buyers Guide.

“Small improvements have made a huge impact on the GT-R, making this already affordably priced dream car an even better value at only $90,000,” mentions Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Greene.

BMW’s i8 Concept Captures duPont REGISTRY’s Best Eco-Exotic Award Despite its Pre-Production Status

The i8, which is the first in BMW’s future line of i vehicles, has captured international attention with its futuristic shape and incredible fuel efficiency.

“Part of the concept car’s physical allure also helps it achieve its goal of low fuel consumption through well-developed aerodynamics,” said Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Greene.

The car, which should appear in 2013 as a 2014 model, includes both gasoline and electric drives and has an incredible range of 435 miles.

duPont REGISTRY’s 10th-Anniversary Exotic Car Buyers Guide Awards the 2012 Jaguar C-X75 the Best New Concept

The C-X75 is Jaguar’s first supercar in 20 years and will be the brand's most advanced model to date. The C-X75 is poised to compete in the new competitive hybrid exotic market. Its sleek exterior combines with its 300-mile range, drawing power from both gasoline and electric sources to solidify the popularity of this futuristic concept.

Background: The 2012 Exotic Car Buyers Guide is published by duPont Publishing, Inc. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, the company publishes duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Automobiles, duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes, and duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Boats classified magazines and other lifestyle publications that continue to be the leading periodicals in their respective high-end marketplaces. Visit http://www.dupontregistry.com/ for more information.

duPont REGISTRY’s Exotic Car Buyers Guide

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Photos from the Lamborghini parade in Rome

Back in April, a parade featuring five Aventador LP 700-4s and five historic models (350 GT, Miura, Countach, Diablo, and Murcielago) from the Lamborghini museum traveled a 5.5-mile route around Rome to promote its "Made in Italy” slogan on the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification. These are some pictures from the event.

Lamborghini Parade Rome

Lamborghini Parade Rome

Lamborghini Parade Rome

Lamborghini Parade Rome

Lamborghini Parade Rome

Lamborghini Parade Rome

Lamborghini Parade Rome

Lamborghini Parade Rome

Lamborghini Parade Rome

Lamborghini Parade Rome

Lamborghini Parade Rome

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Lamborghini pricing for 2012

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale

Following our coverage of the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale, where we talked about the pricing for the Gallardo lineup for 2012, we decided to release what we can anticipate from Lamborghini as a whole in terms of cost.

The base Gallardo is the LP550-2 Coupe. Debuting as a limited Valentino Balboni model, the rear-wheel-drive car is still available for special order in base and limited Bicolore forms for 2012. It is priced from $187,900, not including a $2,995 destination charge and either a $2,100 or $3,000 gas-guzzler tax if you choose the six-speed e-gear or six-speed manual transmission, respectively.

The $207,999 LP560-4 and $231,395 LP560-4 Spyder carry on as the standard Gallardo model. The more track-ready $243,595 LP570-4 Superleggera and its topless equivalent, the Spyder Performante, will also carry on unchanged for 2012. Those prices are for the base car with a six-speed manual transmission and include gas-guzzler tax.

The Aventador LP700-4, which is only available with the new ISR transmission, starts at $393,695.

2012 Aventador LP 700-4

Base price: $387,000, Destination: $2,995, Gas Guzzler: $3,700

2012 Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante

Base Price: $248,000, Destination: $2,995, E-gear: no price difference, Gas Guzzler (e-gear): $2,100, Gas Guzzler (6MT): $$3,700

2012 Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera

Base Price: $237,600, Destination: $2,995, E-Gear: no price difference, Gas Guzzler (e-gear): $2,100, Gas Guzzler (6MT): $3,000

2012 Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder

Base Price (6MT): $225,400, Destination: $2,995, E-Gear: $10,000, Gas Guzzler (e-gear): $2,100, Gas Guzzler (6MT): $3,000

2012 Gallardo LP 560-4 Coupe

Base Price: $202,000, Destination: $2,995, E-Gear: $10,000, Gas Guzzler (e-gear): $2,100, Gas Guzzler (6MT): $3,000

2012 Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore

Base Price: $191,900; Destination: $2,995; e-gear only, no manual version; Gas Guzzler: $2,100

2012 Gallardo LP 550-2 Coupe

Base Price: $187,900, Destination: $2,995, E-Gear: $10,000, Gas Guzzler (e-gear): $2,100, Gas Guzzler (6MT): $3,000

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

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Lamborghini Aventador's often-unmentioned rear wing

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 rear spoiler

The Aventador LP700-4 is the first Lamborghini to employ a rear spoiler integrated into the body. The car’s electronics determine and deploy the wing to one of two angles. An angle of four degrees aids in directional stability at high speeds without adding too much drag. The other angle of 11 degrees provides greater downforce at mid-range speeds. At lower speeds (and in most of the Aventador’s photographs), the rear spoiler lies flush with the rest of the vehicle.

Aventador integrated rear wing

Lamborghini LP700-4 rear spoiler

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Posted on: 9/7/2011 at 11:23 AM
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Oakley Design's LP760-2 package for the Lamborghini Aventador

Oakley Design Aventador LP670-2 Front

Although the majority of owners may purchase a new set of rims, few carbon fiber pieces, and/or a sports exhaust for their new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, Oakley Design knows there will be a few hardcore enthusiasts that want a rear-wheel-drive Aventador with more power and a tasteful design package. For those few, it offers the LP760-2 package.

Oakley Design is confident that the Aventador, with its very stiff full carbon monocoque and advanced suspension design, is the perfect candidate for a rear-wheel-drive layout. Removal of the front differential, drive shafts, and associated front drivetrain parts reduces the weight of the car by 187 pounds. Less weight drives performance at nearly every level but the loss of the driven front wheels will result in less stability. If 690 hp and rear-wheel drive weren’t a troublesome-enough situation, Oakley Design’s tweaked intake and exhaust systems and remapped ECU results into an increase in power by around 10 percent for a target output of 760 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. Oakley Design thinks its suspension upgrades will help keep the newfound power planted to the road and the Aventador headed in its intended direction.

Oakley Design Aventador LP670-2 Rear

The LP760-2 package also tweaks the appearance of the Aventador. The two plastic front and rear bumper trims and side air intakes located behind the doors are larger and now made of carbon fiber. At the rear, an angular cover surrounding the four exhaust pipes with a signature burnt blue tip complement a new wider rear diffuser.

Wheels developed with HRE are lighter and provide more grip. In a little bit of wheel trickery, it increased wheel width from 9.0J to 9.5 inches in front and from 12.0J to 13.0J at the rear but retained the factory tires. This provides a wider footprint and endows the rear wheels with more mechanical grip in Corsa mode. Each wheel also weighs 8.8 pounds less than its stock counterpart, for a total weight savings of 35 pounds.

Oakley Design Aventador LP670-2 Side

The Oakley Design Aventador LP760-2 will be limited to just five cars, three of which are already sold. A unique numbered plaque inside will identify each car. Outside of this limited-edition model, individual parts will be available for clients who do not require the complete package.

Oakley Design Aventador LP670-2 Driving

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DOE confirms Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

It’s no stretch to think that Lamborghini’s next move would be to unveil an Aventador Roadster but we now have confirmation thanks to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The information come thanks to a web site dedicated to fuel economy (www.fueleconomy.gov) handled by the U.S. DOE. It lists the convertible among the brand's 2012 models with an engine size of 6.5 liters, same as the fixed roof car, and a rating of 11 mpg in the city and 17 mpg in the highway, also same as the coupe. Maybe we will get lucky and the Department of Energy will let details of next year’s Gallardo replacement, the LP600, slip out.

U.S. DOE Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

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Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 driving impressions

2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

The reviews are rolling in and by all accounts the Lamborghini Aventador is leaps and bounds better than its predecessor. The acceleration and top speed figures may be why most people clicked the Facebook Like button on our overview of the Aventador LP700-4, but Lamborghini is more impressed with the car’s handling. That is why it brought a pack of journalists out to Autodromo di Vallelunga in Italy; a track highlighted by its curves.

Motor Trend and Automobile compared the Aventador to a cheap Veyron 16.4. Motor Trend said that despite its nearly $400,000 price tag, it “begins to look less rip-off Vette and more bargain Bugatti.” Automobile compared the two cars on a performance level, downplaying the Aventador’s 0–62 stat for its more telling quarter-mile figure, specifically saying its “insane—getting near Bugatti Veyron-level insane.” All the journalists seemed to walk away very pleased with the car’s straight-line performance, but it would be hard to not be impressed with trips from zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds, quarter-mile runs in 10.5 seconds, and a top speed of 217 mph. AutoCar said that its “acceleration and the noise are monstrous in every way” and InsideLine noted that its “broad torque curve and terrific reach results in velocity that piles on deceptively quickly.”

It all stems from a new 6.5-liter V-12 power plant that produces 692 hp at 8,250 rpm and 509 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm. That’s 60 hp and 22 lb-ft of torque more than the Murcielago LP640, but requiring 20 percent less fuel and emitting 20 percent less pollutants into the air. Due to its lighter weight (44 pounds lighter) and more compact dimensions compared to the Murcielago’s engine, the new twelve-cylinder, known internally as the L539, is able to sit 2.4 inches closer to the ground, equating to a better center of gravity. InsideLine calls its engine “sharp and tractable at low revs, yet devastatingly powerful” and sums it by simply proclaiming it a “gem of an engine.” The sound of the engine doesn’t disappoint either. Car and Driver compares it to a high-end audio system: “the V-12 makes a powerful low-frequency roar at lower engine speeds, which becomes a thunderstorm over 3500 rpm. Stay on the throttle and, beyond 5000 rpm, the Lambo V-12 sounds like the apocalypse.”

Lamborghini Aventador V-12 engine

In this case, part of the Aventador’s allure comes from the transmission to which it is connected. Lamborghini’s Independent Shifting Rods (IRS) is a servo-actuated mechanical gearbox that provides stunning shift times without being overly harsh. The independent shifting rods provide the same benefits you would find in a dual-clutch transmission, with shifts running virtually in parallel to one another. While one shifting rod is disengaging one gear, the second shifting rod is engaging the next gear. Motor Trend points out that the resulting 50-millisecond shifts best the Murcielago and Gallardo Superleggera’s e-gear systems by 150 milliseconds and 70 milliseconds, respectively.

Lamborghini Aventador IRS transmission

The Aventador’s newfound handling, which Lamborghini was so smitten with, was also well loved by the automotive journalists. Automobile dubbed its grip “practically limitless,” Road and Track said it “exhibits super crisp turn-in response, while behaving like a rear-wheel-driver,” and InsideLine said “the very wide car seems to shrink at speed, feeling sharper the faster you go. InsideLine also called it a “beast with manners” that is able to claw itself out of corners with its power.

By all accounts, the Aventador is immensely better than the car it replaces. What isn’t clear is if it retain or loses some of the Murcielago’s, shall we say, bullish features. Automobile says the LP700-4 takes “all the brutality of the Murcielago and amps it up.” Car and Driver called it a “razor-sharp jet-fighter on wheels” but noted that it was still of “one of very few truly raunchy automobiles.” On the other hand, InsideLine says it “is docile" with performance that is "easily accessible” and AutoCar flat out said that “if you’re looking for the full ‘on the edge of oblivion’ driving experience that the Murcielago once offered, you may be somewhat shocked to discover how refined and resolved the Aventador is to drive.” Even if it loses some of the character its predecessors offered, Motor Trend may have summed it up best when it called the LP700-4 “far and away the best-driving 12-cylinder Lambo to date.”

2012 Lamborghini Aventador Rear

[via AutoCar, Automobile, Car and Driver, InsideLine, Motor Trend, and Road and Track]

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Posted on: 5/4/2011 at 5:51 AM
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