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The winner of our Exotic Cars and Women Photography Contest is...

duPont REGISTRY’s Facebook page, which previously held an artwork contest that we told you about here, is proud to announce that the winner of its Exotic Cars and Women Photography Contest is Tiffani Shipman, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tiffani’s entry was a picture of her posing next to a white Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 provided by Lamborghini Las Vegas and was taken by A.D. Cook at an old Audi dealership in Henderson, Nevada. Shipman works for South Central Sportchassis, which caters to such well-known celebrities as Shaquille O’Neal and Chirs “Birdman” Anderson, as a salesperson and is not a professional model. She hopes to one day host her own T.V. show, maybe on the Speed channel, which focuses on her hobby: frame-off restorations. Read more about Tiffani Shipman on her web site.

duPont REGISTRY's Exotic Car Women Winner

Second place was a photo submitted by Dennis Canuto of an unnamed woman Sloan Stewart sitting next to his 1995 Volkswagen Corrado and taken by Garret Newsom in the lower level of a parking garage in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Corrado, as Dennis explains it, was a rare car imported into the United States from 1990–94. The model owned by Canuto is a 1995 model that he imported from the City of Hamilton in the Canadian province of Ontario. Garrett wanted to create a “beauty and the beast” sort of motif, with the dark underground and metal piping representing a beast 's lair. The girl was added to highlight the “beauty” aspects of the automobile. You see view more of Newsom’s work here.

Exotic Car and Women Photography - Second Place

The contest consisted of a select group of 15 entries; voting was held from July 6–8, 2010, via Facebook. In total the contest garnished more than 727 comments and 250 “Likes.” View all the entries on duPont REGISTRY's Facebook page.

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Posted on: 7/12/2010 at 5:48 AM
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Lamborghini recalls Murcielago for potential fire issues

Lamborghini is recalling 428 Murcielagos manufactured for the 2007 and 2008 model years for a possible fuel pump defect that could result in a vehicle fire. The welds holding the fuel pump inside the fuel tank would detach and cause a fuel leak that, along with an ignition source, could result in a fire. The recall affects both the Murcielago coupe and Roadster. Authorized Lamborghini repair centers will be replacing these fuel tanks at no cost to the consumer.

[via SaferCar.gov]

2007 Murcielago on fire

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Posted on: 5/24/2010 at 2:14 AM
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Part of Rothstein's exotic car collection to go to auction

Scott Rothstein was able to use his position as a lawyer to coax millions of dollars out of people that trusted him. The man known for wearing and driving in only the best, Rothstein is now awaiting sentencing in what has turned out to be a $1.4-billion Ponzi scheme. Rothstein’s sentencing is June 9, 2010, where he faces up to 100 years in prison. In the meantime, ten of Rothstein’s cars, only a small part of his exotic car collection, will be going up for auction on June 3, 2010, to give back some of the money to those he swindled.

Among the cars to go up for auction that day are a 2008 Bugatti Veyron, two red Ferrari 430 Spiders (a 2006 and a 2008), a 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670 SV, a white 2009 Bentley Continental GTC, a red and black 1967 Corvette, a yellow 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR Roadster, 2008 Cadillac Escalade, a blue 2009 Maserati GranTurismo, and a 2007 Ford Expedition limo.

If now of these vehicles perk your interest, we are still awaiting a 1990 Ferrari F40, a silver 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom, 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 2008 Mercedes-Benz S65, and a couple boats to go up for auction.

[via Sun Sentinel and Rick Levin Auctions]

Rothstein Exotic Car Auction

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National Geographic looks at the Bugatti Veyron

Besides giving us a behind-the-scenes peek at how the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV, the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Chevrolet Camaro, and the Porsche 911 are built in its Ultimate Factories program, National Geographic aired an episode last Tuesday at 9 p.m. that showcased the Bugatti Veyron as part of its Man Made series. If you missed the show, you can find some snippets below.

You may want to stay tuned to that channel because National Geographic is going to be offering more programs like this in the near future, including a look in the Audi R8 factory on Thursday, May 6, 2010, and a peek into GM’s Bowling Green, Kentucky, factory where the Corvette Z06 is built on Saturday, May 22, 2010. Check your local listings for details.

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AskMen names top ten douchemobiles

Top ten lists and throwing around immoderate comments about things that others hold dear is one way to get attention on the Internet. That's why we have brought you AskMen's top ten “douchemobile” list. These are, in its words, automobiles whose "reputation is sullied by some of the guys who drive them." The cars in the list range in price from the tens of thousands to the hundreds of thousands. Some of the standouts include any Ferrari F430 or F360 in Fly Yellow that is not a track car or Scuderia or Challenge Stradale edition, any Porsche Cayenne, any Lamborghini Gallardo or Murcielago in a fluorescent color, and, holding the number one spot, any Hummer model. Agree or disagree?

[via AskMen.com]

Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera

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Posted on: 4/14/2010 at 8:44 AM
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Lamborghini talks about its future plans

Car and Driver was able to sit down with Lamborghini and discuss its future business model. Lamborghini recently (2007) rearranged its priorities for the development stages of its new supercars and supercar variants. Its focus used to be on design, top speed, acceleration, and handling in that order. Now top speed and handling have flip-flopped, so its new emphases are on design, handling, acceleration, and lastly top speed. That’s not to say that Lamborghinis of the future will be slower, but the company has realized that it cannot prod the top-speed envelope more than it already has.

Despite Lamborghini not listing fuel economy and emissions as one of its prerogatives, it is still an important part of the design process for the exotic-car manufacturer. In Europe, Lamborghini has to reduce its overall emissions by 35 percent by 2015. A large portion—20 percent—has already been achieved via direct fuel injection in the V-10 of the LP560-4 but Lamborghini says the next 15 percent will be harder to obtain. Lamborghini is hoping that friction reduction and direct injection in the Murcielago’s V-12 will help it meet that hurdle. The use of light-weight materials (like carbon fiber) will also help by lowering the amount of mass the engines have to move.

An interesting note is that Lamborghini is looking at stop/start technology, cylinder deactivation, E85 compatibility, and even hybrid solutions to help it retain its high-performance levels while obtaining better emissions and fuel economy.

Lamborghini also conceded that manual transmissions may not be a part of the company’s distant future. Ferrari has shown that it is willing to go down the same road when it introduced the California and 458 Italia without the option of a manual transmission—although the California will obtain one in the near future. This is in direct opposition to what some purists say (we say “say” because manual transmissions only account for less than five percent of Lamborghini sales) they want and what rivals like Porsche are doing. Porsche is unwilling to offer the PDK transmission on its track-ready cars like the 911 GT3, instead only offering a manual transmission if not just for the weight savings but the complete control derived from a clutch pedal and manual gate.

[via Car and Driver]

Lamborghini manual transmission


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Posted on: 3/31/2010 at 5:17 AM
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Jon Olsson's LP670-4 SuperVeloce: Hot or Not?

This is the Swedish ski-ace Jon Olsson's flashy new Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 parked out in the snow. The car comes complete with a roof box, neon orange details, and, of course, the now-so-desired matte black paint.

[via feber.se]

Jon Olsson's LP670-4

Jon Olsson's Murcielago


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Posted on: 3/30/2010 at 4:37 AM
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How to get free parking with a Lamborghini

One of the advantages to a car that sits 45 inches off the ground.


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Posted on: 3/12/2010 at 11:35 AM
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Lambo and Ferrari crash, hitman accused

It sounds like something right out of a movie. Two men at a wedding reception for the family of a ruling political party and being held at a sports club in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, crashed into one another while driving more than $500,000 worth of sports car nirvana. Romeo Mbambo, a former hitman that was convicted of murdering six people and was sentenced to 72 years in prison but was granted political amnesty and released, was driving a Lamborghini Murcielago—not an LP like some of the news outlets are saying—and the other, ND Sibiya, was driving a brand new Ferrari F430. The two somehow collided. It is being reported that after the accident the two men started beating up people that were trying to take photos. After the police showed up, the two were let go without a police report being filed.

Although both men don’t seem like outstanding citizens, we will put our money that the driver of the F430 is the one you would have to worry about the most. Mbambo may have all the reputation but Sibiya is the one that is somehow missing a first name and is not being ousted by the media for having a criminal record.

[via WreckExotics and CarScoop]

Lamborghini and Ferrari crash at wedding reception

Hitman accused of crashing Lamborghini


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Posted on: 2/18/2010 at 4:38 AM
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Lamborghini builds 4,000th Murciélago

Lamborghini has just completed putting the finishing touches on its 4,000th Murciélago model, which just happens to be one of the 350 Murciélago LP670-4 SVs planned for existence, since it was introduced back in 2001 (yes, it has been nine years). In comparison, the Lamborghini Diablo, the predecessor to the Murciélago, was in production for 11 years and a total of 2,900 units were produced. Despite the Murciélago’s high sales, it pales in comparison to the Gallardo, which has sold nearly 10,000 units since production began in 2003. This particular Murciélago unit is headed for China.

[via Lamborghini]

4,000th Murcielago Produced

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