2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4: First Look

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Competes with: Aston Martin DB9, Ferrari 458 Italia
Looks like: A quad-headlight, less-vented sibling to the Aventador
Drivetrain: 610-hp, 5.2-liter V-10 with seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Spring 2014

Witness the successor to Lamborghini's Gallardo, whose 10-year lifespan saw the most production of any single model — with 14,022 cars built — from the Italian exotic-car maker. Dubbed the Huracán LP 610-4, the new baby Lambo slots beneath the Aventador to take on the Ferrari 458 Italia and Aston Martin DB9.

The Huracán takes its name from a Spanish bull, not an epic windstorm or University of Miami sports. Lamborghini says it will combine performance with drivability; the brand will unveil the car in more than 130 private events worldwide beginning in January, followed by a public unveiling at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2014.

By Kelsey Mays | December 20, 2013 | Comments (2)

Recall Alert: 2007-2009 Lamborghini Gallardo, 2006-2010 Murcielago

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Vehicles Affected: About 263 model-year 2007-2009 Lamborghini Gallardo coupes and Spyders, and 404 model-year 2006-2010 Murcielago coupes and roadsters, all fitted with carbon ceramic brakes.

The Problem: In two separate recalls of the Gallardo and Murcielago, the stainless-steel screws that secure the brake rotors may fail after being exposed to salty conditions; this could result in a reduction in braking ability and increase the risk of a crash.

By Matt Schmitz | October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 at Roebling Road Raceway Video

So, you suddenly find yourself with $433,000 you can either blow on a super-luxury performance sports car named like an inkjet printer — say, the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 — or 4,300 inkjet printers. What to do? Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder leans toward the Lambo, with its jetfighter-inspired exterior, space-agey scissor doors and sub-3-second zero-to-60 time from its 700-horsepower V-12. Wiesenfelder marvels at how the Aventador rocketed off the line at Roebling Road Raceway in Georgia and just kept gaining, its confident brakes cultivating an air of permissiveness all the way. That said, never having to refill an ink cartridge again would be pretty sweet. Watch the video and decide.

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By Matt Schmitz | March 6, 2013 | Comments (1)

Lamborghini Veneno: First Look

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  • Competes with: Ferrari LaFerrari (giggle), Bugatti Veyron, a Malibu beach house
  • Looks like: A 21st century take on the Lamborghini Countach, with some jet fighter thrown in
  • Drivetrain: 6.5-liter V-12 making 750 hp; seven-speed single-clutch manual transmission; all-wheel drive
  • Hits dealerships: Never - only three are being made and all are already sold
  • MSRP: $3.9 million

Lamborghini is throwing a 50th birthday party and to celebrate it has created this, the extremely limited-edition Lamborghini Veneno. Based loosely on the Aventador platform, the Veneno is tuned up to 750 horsepower and features unique and extensively carbon-fiber-based bodywork.

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Most notable is a vertical ridge running from the roof to the rear wing, which meshes into the familiar Lamborghini Y-shaped taillamps. The side view reveals some classic Lamborghini styling cues, such as the asymmetrical wheel openings that harken back to the Marcello Gandini-designed original Countach from 1974 and the traditional Lamborghini-style scissor doors. Plenty of modern touches are included as well, like the LED running lights and carbon-fiber turbine rings on the wheels that scoop in additional air for brake cooling.

By Aaron Bragman | March 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 at Roebling Road Raceway: Photo Gallery

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It wasn't exactly the stuff of Hemingway, and it didn't take place in a Pamplona, Spain, bullfighting arena. But when Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder stepped into the ring at Georgia's Roebling Road Raceway with this Aventador — not the famed bull, but the Lamborghini — it all but had him yelling "Ole!" Most of us may never find ourselves behind the wheel of this $433,000 performance sports car to feel the 700 horsepower and 509 pounds-feet of torque its V-12 sends to all four wheels, but we can still admire it from afar. Check out Cars.com photographer Evan Sears' photos below, taking note of the Aventador's spectacular features, particularly its jetfighter-inspired design, scissor doors, those giant scoops on the side that feed cool air to the engine and the automated spoiler for greater down force at high speeds.

By Matt Schmitz | March 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2012 Lamborghini Aventador

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Lamborghini is recalling 144 model-year 2012 Aventador sports cars because of headlamps that do not conform to federal safety standards, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected vehicles, manufactured from July 15, 2011, through April 20, 2012, may have headlights that can be aimed horizontally but not vertically. This may reduce the driver's visibility and blind oncoming motorists, increasing the risk of a crash. The problematic headlights also fail to conform to the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

Lamborghini will begin notifying owners on Monday, and dealers will enable the vertical aiming and disable the horizontal aiming of the headlamps for free. Owners may call Lamborghini at 866-681-6276 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.

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By Matt Schmitz | December 14, 2012 | Comments (2)

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster: Photo Gallery

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Lamborghini's luxury super-coupe is getting a droptop version, the Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. It should be just as fast as its sibling: The convertible borrows the coupe's 700-horsepower, 6.5-liter V-12. Lamborghini says it's good for a zero-to-62-mph run in three seconds and a top speed of 217 mph.

The Roadster uses a two-piece Targa-like top made of carbon fiber. The automaker says each weighs just 13 pounds, and the pieces can be stowed in the front luggage compartment. It also sports 20-inch forged aluminum rims in front and 21-inchers in the rear.

The Aventador coupe was introduced in the summer 2011; the convertible will make its public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show next March. The Aventador LP700-4 Roadster starts at 300,000 euro, or $381,600 at today's exchange rate. Check out more photos after the jump.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 12, 2012 | Comments (1)

Euro Flair in Full Force at 2012 Paris Motor Show

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The Los Angeles Auto Show may mark the official start of the American auto show season, but the 2012 Paris Motor Show is the beginning of the international season.

This year, the 2012 Paris Motor Show offered some exciting unveilings, including the Jaguar F-Type, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, Lexus LF-CC and Maserati Levante. Other notables include the Audi RS5 Cabriolet, Volkswagen GTI and Volvo V40 Cross Country, which are rolling down the Parisian catwalk as we speak.

Check out the photos of some of the best releases at the show thus far.  

By Colin Bird | September 28, 2012 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2004-2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe and Spyder

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Lamborghini is recalling 1,491 model-year 2004-2006 versions of the Gallardo coupe and Spyder due to problems with the power-steering system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected vehicles are equipped with leaky high pressure steering pipes near the steering assistance hydraulic system. A leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Lamborghini started notifying owners earlier this week, and dealers will replace the affected parts free of charge. Owners can call Lamborghini at 1-866-681-6276 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

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By Robby DeGraff | September 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Lamborghini Urus Concept at the Beijing Motor Show

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  • Looks like: The Devil's own SUV
  • Defining characteristics: Aggressive design, 600 hp, 24-inch wheels, side cameras in lieu of mirrors 
  • Ridiculous features: A name that is simultaneously shorter and more cumbersome than Lamborghini's other model names
  • Chances of being mass-produced: Lamborghini gives the usual "gauging interest" line, but it seems inevitable

At the Beijing Motor Show today, Lamborghini introduced the four-door, four-seat Urus concept, an SUV that the automaker is likely to market within the next few years. Though the concept's formal unveiling is in Beijing, Cars.com got a peek last month at a top-secret preview in New York City, where invitees were required to surrender all cameras and cellphones and, just to be sure, submit to metal detectors and wanding. (No, we're not joking.)

Like most Lambos, the Urus is named for a bull—or in this case, a type of bull: The company describes Urus, also known as Aurochs, as the ancestor of domestic cattle whose appearance is still evident in modern Spanish fighting bulls.

By Joe Wiesenfelder | April 22, 2012 | Comments (9)

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