Sorry for the image resolution, but this was a Street-Parked from a mobile phone. Despite the overcast skies, this car still stood out with its bright yellow!
|StartingGrid| photographer Savannah Blake found this mobile-snap of a Lamborghini Gallardo parked in a local Costco parking lot. Clearly the required ride, we all need to get groceries…
Does anyone know of any other random exotics that you know of just sitting around doing the usual daily business?
When Outrageous Was Possible from Petrolicious on Vimeo.
The Petrolicious and Depth of Speed team have released another video. This one is about the “it” car of my youth, the Lamborghini Countach. The car in the video appears to be a 1985, based on the “Quattrovalvole” badging, engine cover hump, and the lack of the straked rocker extensions of the later cars. Countaches of this era had a 5.2 liter fuel injected V12 and were quite fast. The big wing and flared fenders give the car a bulky and muscular look, quite different from the sleek shape the car had at its introduction in 1974.
1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Photo credit: Wikipedia
Thanks for another great video guys, looking forward to more!
Since the VW Group took over Lamborghini, I’ve always felt that the Italian supercars have been too neutered and understated as modern supercars. For example: Compare the 80′s Countach to the Gallardo. I bet five dollars that the elder Countach’s flaired arches, sissor doors and V12 engine will get your blood pumping more than the modern cheese-wedge of the Gallardo.
However, this latest Lamborghini concept could provide me the excitement that I was looking for. All without adding a flight-mode or rocket boosters.
The J (pronouced ’Jota’) Roadster just reminds me of a super-powered KTM X-Bow, and I love that. Powered by the same V12 that is in the coupe, the J Roadster will be making 700hp and capable of 186mph. The lack of windscreen means that occupants will need a helmet, much like the Caterham/KTM/Ariel Atom equivalent.
This Lamborghini is the subject of one of our StartingGrid photographers, Savannah Blake. She says that she’s only a hobby photographer, but anyone who is willing to get up at 5am to take pictures of cars is a professional in my book.
Clash Productions does some good work, when it comes to automotive films. They’ve just released one-half of a tour of the Lamborghini Museum, which I wanted you to see.
Some friends and I were talking about the importance of these cars to the current culture. These were the cars that shaped alot of the impressions of today’s current culture.
The Muira, the Countach and the Diablo. Game-changers, each one. Breath-taking design, and amazing performance for the era.
I almost feel like this video is more of a teaser for something epic in part 2.
James May said it best when quoted that when you were a kid you had one of two things on your wall. Either a poster of a Lamborghini, or a supermodel. I was the kid with the Lamborghini.
Lamborghini has introduced the successor to its popular Murcielago, with the all new Aventador.
All-wheel drive, powered by a 6.5-liter V 12 and mated to a seven speed semi-automatic gearbox. The styling is heavily based on the Reventon, which was the Murcielago-special edition of which Lamborghini only made twenty. (Although that makes me happy, I still feel like it partly takes some of the specialness out of the Reventon styling. However, that’s a discussion for another time.)
A video has been released which previews some of the styling cues of the car, that I feel is worth a look. Let me know what you think.