Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August 2014 Supercar Show

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Southern California is known for being the car center of the world and this month, it has proved it once again.  The warm SoCal weather was subdue'd on the morning of our Supercar Show with an overcast haze casted along the coastal areas.  We were pleasantly surprised as this kept the temperatures down just in time for another great showing of exotics and supercars at our dealership.

The August 2014 Supercar Show proved again that there is no shortage of supercars and exotics here in Orange County.  Whether it be of British heritage in the form of a Twin Turbo V8 McLaren or of Italian descent such as V10/V12 Lamborghini, each have their own stake in the supercar arena.  Supercar attendees included: Lamborghini Gallardo, Gallardo Superleggera, Murcielago, Aventador, McLaren MP4-12C, 650S, Ferrari F40, 360 Modena, 599, 458 Speciale, 458 Italia, Audi R8, Lotus Elise, Exige, Dodge Viper, Porsche GT3 RS 4.0, plus much more.

The morning haze provided a nice cool morning which seamlessly transitioned to a warmer afternoon as lunch time rolled around.  We want to thank all attendees for bringing their supercars and exotics to our monthly gathering.  It's great to witness so many fine examples of supercars in one parking lot.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

2014 Lamborghini Giro... only 3 spots left!

We just booked our spot for the 2014 Lamborghini Giro and with only 3 left out of the 25 available we encourage you to register today if you want to participate.

The registration fee of $6,995 USD includes the entry of one Lamborghini, hotels and the following itinerary for two guests:

Sunday, August 10: Day One - Arrivals
Guests will stay at two spectacular hotels nestled in downtown Healdsburg, one of Northern California’s most charming towns and home to the world’s finest vineyards.
In the evening, join the Lamborghini executives at a welcome reception and dinner just a short walk from the hotel. This experience offers farm to table fine dining in a beautiful and unique setting.

Monday, August 11: Day Two
Today’s journey takes us up the Pacific coast on the famous Highway 1. Guests will enjoy the scenic route as they make their way to the Mendocino Coast for an intimate lunch with gorgeous coastal views.
The afternoon drive winds its way through valleys filled with redwood forests, orchards and vineyards. We’ll end our day at a renown California winery for dinner.

Tuesday, August 12: Day Three
We’ll depart the hotel south to the mountains of Northern Sonoma for a fun morning
activity. We’ll stop for lunch at a one of the most idyllic resorts in the Northern California area for a casual lunch.
Following a drive back to Giro guests will dine in true Sonoma style at one of Healdsburg’s most extraordinary and celebrated restaurants.

Wednesday, August 13: Day Four
The day begins with a beautiful morning drive south along the North California coast down to San Francisco. Lunch will be at the participants’ leisure with the opportunity to savor the spectacular views and shopping of San Francisco.
That evening we’ll get ready for a final celebration with Lamborghini as we bid one another a fond farewell at one of San Francisco’s finest hotels.

This event is limited to Lamborghinis only. All bookings are non-refundable and subject to approval by Automobili Lamborghini. If you have any interest we suggest you book your spot immediately as these few spaces will not be available for much longer.

Friday, June 6, 2014


Coming after the initial euphoria of the season-start race at Sepang, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo 2014 Asia Series continues to move south towards ever-hotter climes in preparation for the second race of the season. For the first time this popular-throughout-Asia racing event will race in Indonesia, at the Sentul International Circuit in Java, just south of Jakarta. 

Indonesian racing is historically known for short tracks with tight turns. Following this tradition, Sentul International Circuit boasts sharp corners and short straightaways. With the total length of only 4.02 km and width of 15 meters of the Sentul Circuit, the main straightaway is a mere 0.9 km long.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Automobili Lamborghini appoints Fabio Babini and Adrian Zaugg as Squadra Corse test drivers, and announces the selected drivers to Young Drivers Program

Sant'Agata Bolognese, 29 May 2014.

Lamborghini Squadra Corse has announced Fabio Babini and Adrian Zaugg as test drivers to develop the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo race car, to be adopted in the three Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series (Europe, Asia, North America).Giorgio Sanna, chief test driver of Automobili Lamborghini’s R&D department and head of Squadra Corse, says this is an important part of developing the new race car: “The duo of Babini and Zaugg brings an important blend of experience and racing talent. Both have solid experience of the Super Trofeo series, racing, and understand our brand. They will be focused on not only important aspects such as the Huracán Super Trofeo’s ultimate performance, but also the right feel and set-up of the cars to suit our series. Moreover they both have experience in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.” 

Babini, twice European Champion of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo (2009 and 2011) and with consistent experience of GT racing from FIA GT up to American Le Mans Series and the 24hrs of Le Mans, is also an official Pirelli tester.

“I’m very proud and enthusiastic about this new challenge. The Lamborghini marque means an awful lot to me: I’m very passionate about it and it’s given me some incredible personal racing opportunities. This is a chance to truly be part of the family! I’m extremely motivated, the development of the new car will be exciting. As a Pirelli tester I’ve already contributed to development of race versions of Lamborghini cars, and this is a great opportunity at the next level.”

Adrian Zaugg, the 27 year-old Swiss-South African driver born in Singapore, already has a successful career in single seater racing under his belt (mainly A1 Grand Prix and GP2).

“To take on the role of an official Lamborghini Squadra Corse test driver role is a major personal achievement,” said Zaugg. “Some of my greatest race rewards came from dueling for top position in the 2012 series of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo: this is like being on the podium again! This is a new challenge for me but also a good opportunity to further improve my racing skills.”

The Piero Taruffi of Vallelunga is the track chosen by Lamborghini Squadra Corse for its racing car development program. This circuit represents the ideal mix between a technical section that is good for maneuverability, and a fast part on which to tune aerodynamics.

In addition to Babini and Zaugg, Lamborghini’s Young Drivers Program gives the opportunity to Super Trofeo drivers aged under 26 to participate in the development phase of the new race car.

Those selected so far are: Andrea Amici (ITA), Giacomo Barri (ITA), Alberto Cerqui (ITA), Alberto Di Folco (ITA), Jeroem Mul (NDL), Andrew Palmer (USA), Edoardo Piscopo (ITA), Charlz Ro (SNG), Gerhard Tweraser (A), Giovanni Venturini (ITA) and Alberto Viberti (ITA).
Mirko Bortolotti as well will join the back for his proved expertise.

Fra i primi nomi selezionati ci sono quelli di Andrea Amici (ITA), Giacomo Barri (ITA), Alberto Cerqui (ITA), Alberto Di Folco (ITA), Jeroem Mul (NDL), Andrew Palmer (USA), Edoardo Piscopo (ITA), Charlz Ro (SNG), Gerhard Tweraser (A), Giovanni Venturini (ITA) e Alberto Viberti (ITA).
A questi si aggiunge Mirko Bortolotti (ITA) con la sua comprovata esperienza.

“This gives both Squadra Corse the opportunity to gain important feedback from a range of competitors in the Super Trofeo series, and also gives these young drivers the chance to participate in a car’s development: an important aspect of professional motor racing,” said Giorgio Sanna. “We look forward to working with a dynamic and inspired test-driver team as we develop our new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo.”

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo – Europe

2014 Calendar 2014

12-13 AprilMonza (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) [World Final]

Monday, May 19, 2014

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 photoshoot at Lamborghini Newport Beach.

Lamborghini Newport Beach took full advantage of having a Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 at the dealership over the past weekend.

The Huracán, finished in the new Grigio Nimbus over a tan interior, started as a center piece for the Service Clinic in which the Lamborghini Newport Beach Service Department presented the history of the brand. With all the models from the Diablo to the Huracán being displayed in the large service facility (21 bays),the guests were fascinated by the technological evolution of Lamborghini while maintaining a signature design so unique to the brand.

Another event took place In the afternoon, this time inside the showroom, for potential customers and depositors to see the Huracán up close and personal.

Following this, the in-house photographer spent some time with the new bull from Sant’Agata for a full “studio” photo shoot. Enjoy!

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 has had an army of journalists and media outlets raving!

In the past week, journalists, dealer principals, and media outlets worldwide have had Lamborghini's latest V10-powed bull at the control of their hands. In Spain, Automobili Lamborghini has setup a test driving event so that everyone can experience the new Italian bull in its proper form, on a rented out race track.

The private event allows for journalists and others alike to explore and discover the new Huracán LP 610-4 in its final form. With so much technology added since the Gallardo, from new suspension systems, new double-clutch gearbox, hybrid carbon fiber/aluminum chassis, entirely redesigned exterior, to the other-worldy interior, there is much to discover. It's no wonder Lamborghini's slogan "Instinctive Technology" was the catch phrase to summarize the Huracán LP 610-4. Below, we've compiled a list of media outlets that so far have published their review. Pictures, descriptions, and even video, all can be found below.