Wednesday, April 16, 2014

LAMBORGHINI ESPERIENZA at Fontana Auto Club Speedway

4/20/2014 – 4/23/2014 | Fontana, CA


With 13 turns and 1.45 miles of asphalt, the interior test track of Auto Club Speedway is a fan favorite for testing the limits in the 700 hp Lamborghini Aventador.

Located less than an hour east of downtown Los Angeles, Auto Club Speedway is one of the most popular tracks in Southern California. Formerly the California Speedway, this motorway is a time-tested favorite for Lamborghini enthusiasts from all over the country.
AVENTADOR EXPERIENCE – V12 COUPÉ AND ROADSTER ONLY
Track Information:

Auto Club Speedway – Interior Test Track, 13 Turns, 1.45 Miles
9300 Cherry Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335


ITINERARY

EVENT REGISTRATION INCLUDES
Use of Lamborghini factory vehicles during all driving exercises
Adaptive and engaging Lamborghini driving instruction
All track required insurance and safety equipment
Light breakfast, gourmet lunch, full-service espresso bar, snacks and refreshments throughout the day
Lamborghini gift bag with the day’s pictures
Esperienza certificate and prizes
DAILY SCHEDULE

8:30am to 9:00am Arrival and light breakfast
9:00am to 9:30am Welcome and driver’s briefing
9:30am to 12:30pm Morning driving exercises
12:30pm to 1:30pm Lunch break
1:30pm to 4:30pm Afternoon track lapping
4:30pm to 5:00pm Prizes and departure

All event days begin at 9:00am on the date listed and will last until approximately 5:00pm, ensuring maximum time behind the wheel for each guest. Event participation is only for registered guests age 21 and older. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required.

If you're interested in attending, please give us a call at 888-564-5020.  We'd be more than happy to assist you.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe kicks off sixth season in Monza this weekend!



Sant’Agata Bolognese/Monza, Italy, 9 April 2014. The sixth season starts in Monza this weekend, 11-13 April, for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe.

The 2014 one-make series based on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo, will race across Europe at five FIA-approved circuits, starting with Monza and going onwards to Silverstone (England), Paul Ricard (France), Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) and Nürburgring (Germany). The series will culminate in November at the Asian venue of Sepang, Malaysia, where the final European round will be held during the same weekend as the world finals for all three Super Trofeo series running internationally: in Europe, Asia and the USA.

The season opener in Monza features a record grid, with up to 25 cars for the season, 12 confirmed teams and an exceptionally high number of ‘young’ drivers. This trend is reflected in a new Young Drivers’ Program, through which Lamborghini Squadra Corse aims to select the best ‘under 26’ drivers to involve them in testing sessions for the Sant’Agata Bolognese brand.

Other developments in 2014 include a new class, reflecting the number and quality of race entrants: along with the PRO-AM and AM, there will also be the PRO One.


Autocarrozzeria Imperiale this year will be well represented by the experienced Andrea Palma and the 19-year old Alberto Viberti; the latter current AM World Champion and in 2014 promoted to the PRO-AM class where he will face his team mate and rival, rookie Alberto Di Folco (who turned 18 on 21 March), and who makes his racing debut in the European Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. The Italian youngster already proved his prowess behind the wheel of a Super Trofeo race car in the two-day testing session held last month in Vallelunga, where he topped the timesheet.

Last year’s season-opener winner, also at Monza, was Swiss Cédric Leimer: the 2013 vice-champion is aiming for this year’s PRO championship title, again under the Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter team’s banner.

Among other newcomers is Italian Edoardo Piscopo, a talented and experienced driver, who is set to make his debut in the series with Bonaldi Motorsport.

Alberto Cerqui, who has a season in WTCC and several wins under his belt, will share the wheel with Andrea Ceccato in the car run by Composit Motorsport.

The 23-year old Jeroen Mul will debut in the PRO Class with Lamborghini Racing Team Germany. The Dutch has a five year single-seater experience and recently managed eighth overall on a Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 in Dubai 24hrs race.

The Austrian Gerhard Tweraser (class of ’88) will race in the PRO-AM Class with Grasser Racing Team. Along with him, but on a car run by Racetrax, there will be the Dimitri Enjalbert-Mikko Eskelinen duo.

Among the AM drivers, the pairs Gianfranco Bocellari-Roberto Delliguanti and Manuel Flaminio-Vincenzo Sauto (Eurotech Engineering), and the Russian Mikhail Spiridonov (Kinetic Racing Team) will join the Series.

DTMotorsport with the rookie Simone Pellegrinelli will also make their series debut, while Automobili Lamborghini Racing Team UK and Heico-Gravity Charouz Team will complete the field.

At Monza, the first green flag is set for Friday morning with two 60-minute free practice sessions at 11.05 am and 2.20 pm. The 40-minute qualifying session is on Saturday at 10.40 am while in the afternoon, at 2.55, the lights will go up on the 50-minute Race One. Race Two starts Sunday at 10.45.

This year extended TV coverage will be broadcast: in Italy all races will be shown LIVE on Class TV (Ch.27/Cable), while 48 highlights will be broadcast the first Saturday following the event on European motorsport channel Motors TV. At the same time all races will be streamed live on the Lamborghini Squadra Corse website: http://squadracorse.lamborghini.com/en/live.


Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo – Europe
2014 Calendar

12-13 April Monza (IT) 

23-25 May Silverstone (UK)

28-29 June Paul Ricard (FR)

23-27 July Spa Francorchamps (B)

19-21 September Nürburgring (DE)

20-21 November Sepang (MAL) [Finale Mondiale]

















Monday, April 7, 2014

April 2014 Supercar Show at Lamborghini Newport Beach

Click the link below to view 180+ photos from April's Supercar Show.



April is here and the weather is definitely Spring-like.  Recently we've had some bad luck with the weather but on April 5th, the weather couldn't have been any better for our Supercar Show.  A very light breeze with the warm California sun enticed all the supercar owners to bring their prized weekend-warriors out for a breath of fresh air.  And boy did the supercars come out in full force this weekend!


If you joined us this past Saturday, then you know the type and amount of very special supercars that were in attendance.  Undoubtedly, the Game-Changing "Azure Blue" McLaren P1 was the center of attention with a pair of Ferrari F40's also catching onlookers in disbelief as many did double-takes to insure they were in fact witnessing 2 F40's within 30 feet of each other.  Regardless of your preferred marque of supercars, every manufacturer was well represented.


If you love Lamborghini, then the scenery of Aventador's, Murcielago's, Gallardo's, and even Diablo's would satisfy your quench.  Should you prefer Ferrari, a very special 458 Speciale, F430's, F430 Scuderia, 360 Modena's, and a 599 would leave you feeling much happier.


McLaren enthusiasts would be happy to find here the P1 supported by the new 650S Spider and a handful of 12C's.  The McLaren's weren't the only British to join the fun as an Aston Martin and Rolls Royce Wraith were proudly displayed.


Not into British supercars?  No need to worry, the German marques Porsche, Mercedes & Audi all had very respectable representatives such as a Carrera GT, 997, R8's, and an SLS showing off their German pride.

An American supercar and Japanese supercar were also in attendance in the form of a Ford GT and Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R.  Both extremely fine examples showing that you don't have to be european-blooded to be a proper supercar.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the supercar enthusiasts and supercar owners for joining us at our dealership for our Supercar Show.  We'll see you back here in a month for the next round!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Automobili Lamborghini releases Huracán LP 610-4 Driving Simulator.

Got the itch to drive Lamborghini's latest V10-powered bull? We're months away from receiving our 1st Huracán, so for now, this driving simulator will do.  Once the game loads, you're greeted with a Start Screen featuring a Huracán LP 610-4 painted in the new "Verde Mantis" color.  Hit the "Start &  Play" button to jump right into the simulator.  On the live simulation screen, you'll find the instinctive controls using the arrows of your keyboard.  For us, the first laps were a bit tricky as we acclimated to the controls.  Once warmed up, taking a stroll through the lap was a breeze.  Although this isn't a true simulator, it gets us one step closer to discovering the Huracán LP 610-4 due to hit the shores of North America in a few months.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI SETS TURNOVER RECORD AT 508 MILLION EUROS

Sant'Agata Bolognese, 11.03.2014


In the Fiscal Year 2013 (31.12.2013), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. improved its key financial figures once more and marked another successful step in its brand history of more than 50 years. With worldwide deliveries to customers increasing from 2,083 to 2,121 units, the Italian super sports car manufacturer improved its sales for the third consecutive year. These sales figures are outperforming the market trends in the super sports car segment.

The turnover shows a solid growth by 8 % from 469 million euros to 508 million euros. This overproportional increase compared to deliveries is due to an improved model mix; in 2013, 1,001 units of the top model, the V12 powered Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 were sold. This is a record for V12 powered Lamborghini models and represents a 9% increase from 922 units sold in 2012. Two and a half years after its market introduction the order bank for both Coupé and Roadster still covers the next 12 months' production. Overall, 2013 was another positive year in terms of profitability.

In its final year of production, the evergreen Lamborghini Gallardo recorded remarkably stable deliveries of 1,120 units following 2012 when 1,161 Gallardo were sold. With 14,022 units sold over its entire lifecycle, this makes the Gallardo the bestselling Lamborghini of all time to date.

"In the year of our 50th anniversary, Lamborghini has delivered a very satisfying performance, confirming the strength of our product and commercial strategy. Today the company is driving towards the future from a very solid economic base. With our very attractive and new model mix, ongoing high investments of more than 20% of our total turnover into R&D as well as continuous investments into factory premises and the recovery of the markets we anticipate a new phase of solid global growth into new dimensions in the short and long term" said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

Lamborghini is a global brand, and sales distribution has been well balanced among the three regions: EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) 34%, America 36% and Asia Pacific 30%.This enables the company to respond flexibly to fluctuations in single markets should they occur.

In 2013, the company continued its path of sustainable development: enlarging its facilities and hiring 100 highly qualified professionals in Sant'Agata Bolognese to address both production demand and new projects, with 1,029 employees at the end of the year. As for human resources and ethical commitment Lamborghini has just been awarded two important prizes: the prestigious accolade "Top Employers Italia 2014", the first Italian car producer to be selected for this award, and the "Ethical Company" award.

The successor of the Gallardo, the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 and is currently receiving overwhelming reactions from markets and customers all over the world. This is also mirrored in the positive media coverage of the new car emanating from the show. Even before the official launch of the Huracán LP 610-4, Lamborghini registered more than 1,000 orders for the highly innovative new super sports car designed to set a new benchmark in its segment.