Lamborghini Releases 2012 Lineup Price (9.24.11)

24 09 2011

Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante

Lamborghini recently released the prices for the brand new 2012 line up.

Starting off in 2012 is the brand new Lamborghini Gallardo Valentino Balboni, which offers a 5.2-liter V-10 throwing its 550 horsepower to the rear wheels. Pricing starts at $193,895, with the the $2,995 destination charge and a $3,000 gas-guzzler tax (insert pun here) for the six-speed manual. As for the optional E-Gear paddle-shifted transmission, the price jumps to $202,995, quite a change.

Next up is the Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore, a limited edition of the rear-drive Gallardo with no available manual transmission (more information on the Lamborghini here). Pricing begins at $196,995, with the $2,995 destination charge and the $2,100 gas guzzler tax. Both the Valentino Balboni and Bicolore Edition Gallardo’s are special order only, hence I said limited edition.

The all-wheel-drive Lamborghini is the classic Gallardo LP-560 Coupe, which has the 5.2-liter V-10 engine’s output to a good 560 horsepower. The the six-speed manual, and this version will cost you $207,995, including destination charge and gas guzzler tax. If you want the E-Gear option, the price starts at $217,095, a $10,000 jump.

If you want your Gallardo topless, the LP 560-, which uses the same drivetrain as the LP 560-4 Coupe, starts from $231,395 with the six-speed manual transmission. As for the E-Gear transmission, and the price rises to $240,495, inclusive of destination and gas guzzler tax.

If a less interesting Gallardo is more to your liking, the 570 horsepower Gallardo LP570 Superleggera starts at a nifty $243,595 with the manual transmission, destination charge and gas guzzler tax. As for the E-Gear paddle-shifted version will cost you $242,695, inclusive, which is $900 less than the manual gearbox.

The Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante is a topless version of the Gallardo Superleggera, and it’s priced from $254,695 for the manual transmission, or $253,095 for the E-Gear transmission.

Finally, we can’t forget the only one version of the 700 horsepower, all-wheel-drive, seven-speed E-Gear equipped Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. The price although, including destination charge and gas guzzler tax, is $393,695, not such a bad price for the car.

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Lamborghini Invading China, Winkelmann Says (9.21.11)

21 09 2011

Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said in a new interview Wednesday (9.14.11) that the exotic car company expects to see sales equaling its sales in 2008 by early 2013 (this is a good thing), he says. Sales have dropped from 2,430 in 2008 to 1,013 in 2010. In help to regain it’s work, Lamborghini will be concentrating on China’s economy.

“China is likely to be our biggest market this year, depending on sales in the next few months in our current top market, the United States.”

“However, equal sales in the two countries this year, adding in the faster growth in China, will make the nation our number 1 market definitely next year, easily,” Winkelmann said.

Within the first eight months of , Lamborghini sold close to 200 of its cars in China, equal to the total for last year, when sales skyrocketed 150 percent year-on-year. Clearly a bright sign for Lamborghini.

“The sales rise of the past five years for Lamborghini far exceeded the company’s expectations,” Winkelmann said.

Winklemann also said that by the end of 2011 Lamborghini plans to have 20 dealers across China. The company will continue its invasion in China and increase investment in marketing and services next year.

Overall, seeing that China’s market is expanding so well, I do see a bright future for Lamborghini in China’s fast, growing economy.

Oh, and by the way, that Lambo is the brand new Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale, if you were wondering.





Lamborghini Confirms 20 Lamborghini Sesto Elementos (9.19.11)

19 09 2011

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

“The excellent feedback and the numerous requests we’ve had from our customers have really convinced us to embark on the challenge of producing a vehicle with unique characteristics. We are proud that what a year ago was just a ‘technology demonstrator’ of future super sports cars, even though in working order, will become a small series reality. Only 20 units of the new Sesto Elemento super sports car will be produced, and will be destined only for track use. We’re planning to deliver the first cars at the beginning of 2013,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini’s CEO, in Frankfurt.

The Sesto Elemento has been in the rumor mill for quite a while. Like Stephan mentioned above, it will be limited to 20 models — for street use only. It is much faster than the brand new Aventador, which can go 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, in comparison to the Sesto Elemento which can do 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds and is probably a lot more expensive as well, though there’s no word on pricing yet.

UPDATE: Stephan Winklemann has said in an interview that the starting price of the new Sesto Elemento will start at $2 million (€1.6 million), according to Washington Post (link will open in new page.)