As for the car you see here, our spies point out new center-lock wheels wrapped in ultra-thin high-performance tires that hide revised brake calipers mounted in a different position than on the normal Aventador. Up front, there’s a new aerodynamic piece that makes for an even lower air splitter, and around back, an extra piece of trim (often referred to as a Gurney flap) has been added to the spoiler to provide enhanced downforce.
We don’t imagine there’s much in the way of weight to shed from the Aventador’s carbon fiber monocoque chassis, so this SV version will likely focus more on better suspension tuning, improved aero and a 80-100 more horsepower to set it apart from the rest of the range. Expect more details to arrive around the time of the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall.
By Zach Bowman
Supercars are a sulky lot by nature. Leave them to their own devices and they’ll quickly grow despondent. That’s why so many owners have more than one exotic in the stable. The Dubai Police seem to have caught on to that fact, having just added a Ferrari FF to help keep the force’s new Lamborghini Aventador company. The duo will patrol the city’s more affluent regions to promote the area’s image as a mecca for money.
Of course, the Dubai PD certainly isn’t the first law enforcement agency to adopt flashy cruisers, and car gods willing, it won’t be the last. There was the Nissan GT-R gussied up for police duty, as well as the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and the Mitsubishi Evo X, but we have to say the DPD certainly has the most lust-worthy stable at the moment.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 12 (UPI) — The Dubai, United Arab Emirates, police force announced it has added a Lamborghini Aventador, a $500,000 luxury sports car, to its fleet to catch speeders.
By John Neff
There is a long history of law enforcement adding supercars to their police cruiser fleets. The latest comes from a likely place, Dubai, where one-upping the rest of the world in conspicuous consumption has become a national point of pride.
The Dubai police force announced yesterday that they’ve added a Lamborghini Aventador to their fleet, the Italian supercar capping a broader upgrade to their selection of cruisers that also reportedly includes new examples of the Chevy Camaro.
The 700-horsepower Aventador has a starting price in the US of nearly $400,000 and can reach speeds up to 217 miles per hour. Reports, however, say that the Dubai police force won’t be using the car’s 0-60 performance of 3.9 seconds to catch any crooks, but rather that the supercar will be used in tourist areas to impress foreign travelers.
The announcement of the car’s arrival was made via the police force’s Twitter account with a tweet that read “Latest #Dubai_Police patrols, now at your service,” and was accompanied by an image of the new law-enforcement-liveried Aventador driving outside the Dubai Mall, which happens to be the world’s biggest shopping center.
Dubai certainly isn’t the first to add a supercar to its cruiser fleet, nor is it even the first to choose a Lamborghini. The most famous Lamborghini cop car is perhaps the Gallardo LP560-4 used by the Italian State Police. The blue-and-white bringer of justice was even immortalized with its own official Lego set.
In a city of boundless bling, Dubai police also are in hot pursuit after adding a nearly $550,000 Lamborghini to its fleet.
The sports car, painted in green-and-white colors of the Dubai force, will not likely be roaring after law breakers. Instead, it will be mostly dispatched to tourist areas to show — in the words of deputy police director, Gen. Khamis Matter al-Muzaina — “how classy Dubai is.”
Local media reports Thursday say the Italian-made Lamborghini Aventador is the crown jewel of a wider upgrade in Dubai police wheels. The force also is adding some American muscle car Camaros.
Dubai seeks to show it has rebounded from its debt crisis with brash plans that include the world’s largest Ferris wheel and a satellite city named after the city-state’s ruler.
Regardless of how unsure we are of the back story in this video, we don’t doubt how cool it would be to get picked up from [insert place here] in a Lamborghini Aventador. In this case, the driver says he picks up his former neighbor’s daughter from New York-area high school in an Aventador, and with most of us heading to the Big Apple tomorrow for the New York Auto Show, we’re wondering if this guy might be available to shuttle us from the airport to the hotel. It never hurts to ask.
After picking her up, they then head for a quick tour of Times Square with a trio of GoPro cameras recording the whole thing… missing out on a great opportunity to catch about five minutes of Aventador exhaust note, the video, for some reason, pipes in some awful background music. What is entertaining are the reactions that people have to seeing the car – whether from kids or adults – as the car has a magnificently beautiful Azure Blue paint job.
For those fortunate enough to own a Lamborghini Aventador who feel that the car just isn’t unique enough on its own, Mansory will gladly take some more of your money to create this Carbonado. At last year’s Geneva Motor Show, we saw this car painted up in bright orange, and now, at this year’s show, we get to see what the Aventador looks like in completely exposed carbon fiber.
As is the case with any Mansory model, the styling “upgrades” have more to do with its appearance than its performance, so we doubt there is any weight savings with the Carbonado over the Aventador. Surprisingly, the Carbonado does show a lot of design restraint for the German tuning company. However, Mansory did not restrain itself when it came to adding more power to Lamborghini’s 6.5-liter V12 increasing output to 754 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque.
The 2013 Gumball 3000 rally – this year is the 15th anniversary of the supercar cavalcade – will begin on March 18 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Among the 120 go-faster-mobiles at the starting line will be two rides that just might pierce the ennui of the loaded leisure class: a replica of Batman’s Tumbler and a one-off supercar.
The two gents of Team Galag, from Saudi Arabia, have put the ideas and money behind it. This will be their third year running the Gumball, and from the humble beginnings of a Porsche 911 Turbo in 2011 they went on to a Lamborghini Aventador and Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster last year. The Tumbler is being built by Parker Brothers Concepts, the company that constructs vehicles for the SyFy Channel’s Dream Machines show.
As for that one-off supercar, it’s called the TG1 for the time being and building it has been “a decision that we have regretted ever since.” Not that there won’t be a TG2, mind you. They’ve promised updates on the build, so we can safely say that it’s not the diamond-trimmed LykanHypersport. Which is a good thing.
If you want to look out for them, the Gumball route runs through Stockholm, Turku (Finland), Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Warsaw and Vienna on its way to the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix the weekend of May 23.
Source: FULL ARTICLE at Autoblog
By Zach Bowman
Our friends at Road & Track recently stopped by Cars and Coffee in Irvine, California, with the 2013 SRT Viper and found themselves a place to park between a Lamborghini Aventador and a Lexus LFA. Those machines might as well be the three musketeers of ludicrous exhaust notes, and rather than keep those 24 raging cylinders muffled, R&T set about conducting an orchestra of internal combustion. On seeing these three lined up, we were more than prepared to call the Viper victorious when it came to tickling our ear drums, but the latest domestic V10 sounds down right civilized in this company.
If we’re picking favorites, we have to say the LFA takes the cake. There’s something about the noise of a street-legal V10 that can wrap it’s tachometer all the way to 9,000 rpm that turns our knees to quivering dollops of jelly. Check out the clip below for a listen. We shouldn’t need to tell you to get frisky with the volume.
Source: FULL ARTICLE at Autoblog
Introduced as an all-new model in 2011, the Lamborghini Aventador is a two-seat supercar that’s perhaps better classified as a “hypercar,” with extreme V-12 power, high-tech materials, and futuristically exotic looks. It took the Murcielago’s place as the brand’s ultimate expression of Lamborghini passion and performance. The V-12 engine in the…
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