Stefano Domenicali to become Automobili Lamborghini’s new CEO

February 24, 2016 at 7:14 am

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Lamborghini announced yesterday that Stefano Domenicali will become the new president and CEO of the company, effective March 15, 2016. He started his professional carreer in finance at rival car company Ferrari. He later took positions at Scuderia Ferrari, starting 1993, and headed Direzioni Sportiva F1 (2004-2007). Then as Team Principal of Scuderia Ferrari 1, his team won the 2008 Constructors’ World Championship. From 2009 to 2014, Domenicali represented Ferrari in the F.I.A World Motor Sport Council. Currently he is president of the F.I.A. Single Seater Commission and he joined AUDI AG as Vice President New Business Initiatives in November 2014.

With Domenicali having such broad experience in motorsports, it seems that Lamborghini wants to change direction a bit and get more involved in motor racing, hopefully launching a bunch of radical race-inspired limited edition cars. Currently their initiatives include Blancpain Super Trofeo (single-make series) and involvement in the GT3 championship.

Here is what Domenicali had to say upon the news: “I am very excited to be taking on the challenges of this great legacy. It is now my duty to continue the successes that my predecessor Stephan Winkelmann achieved for Automobili Lamborghini.”

It won’t be all easy for Stefano, because he has high expectations to meet. His predecessor, Stephan Winkelmann, undoubtedly leaves a big mark in Lamborghini’s history as one of the most successful leaders. Winkelmann doubled Lamborghini’s revenue and tripled the turnover during his tenure, while also expanding the dealer network threefold to 135 dealers in 50 countries. During his leadership the company’s factory at Sant’Agata Bolognese was certified as C02-neutral thanks to efforts in sustainable development and putting ecology in mind. Lamborghini also received numerous awards such as the praised Top Employer Italia 2016 certification.

What’s next for Winkelmann? He becomes the CEO of sports Audi affiliate quattro GmbH.

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Reviewed by EVO Magazine [Video]

May 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Review by EVO

The Lamborghini Huracan is the highly anticipated replacement of the Gallardo. The outgoing car is the most successful Lamborghini model to date with exactly 14,022 vehicles rolling off the production line at Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The Gallardo had multiple reiterations during its 10 years lifespan, ranging from hardcore track machines to the soft-top Spyder model. With that the expectations towards the Huracan, which was officially revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, are set rather high. Can it raise the game and beat its older brother? Find out in the video after the jump, where Jethro Bovingdon puts the Huracan through its paces.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster to be equipped with a targa top

May 7, 2012 at 8:31 am

According to the Italian car magazine Quattroruote, the upcoming roof-less version of Lamborghini Aventador will feature a removable roof in targa body style.  It will be produced entirely of lightweight carbon-fiber and will consist of two parts, most likely made to fit under the front bonnet. This means that the rear end will stay virtually unchanged. More details are not available yet, but we know that the supercar will keep its 6.5-liter V12 powerplant producing 691 hp.

[Source: Quattroruote]

Natural Sounds: Lamborghini Coutach LP400S [Video]

May 6, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I have the feeling that it is quite rare to find a nice quality video footage of a supercar that just blasts by the camera, no music, no added sound effects. Just pure natural engine sounds. All of that and given that the car starring in the video is 1980’s Lamborghini Countach LP400S makes one hell of a good car video. A quick look at the specs:

  • Engine: naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V12
  • Horsepower: 350 bhp (261 kW) @ 7500 rpm
  • Top Speed: 292 km/h (181 mph)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.9 seconds (0-62 mph)
  • Weight: 1 200 kg (2 646 lb)
  • Drivetrain: Rear wheel drive, 5 speed manual

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