Monday, September 29, 2014

AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI BECOMES FIRST AUTOMOTIVE FIRM IN THE WORLD TO OBTAIN TÜV CERTIFICATION FOR ITS CARBON FIBER CAR REPAIR SERVICE


Sant’Agata Bolognese, September 25, 2014 – Automobili Lamborghini has obtained certification from TÜV for its carbon fiber car repair service over the entire product range.

The certificate was presented today at the company's Sant’Agata Bolognese headquarters in the presence of the President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, and the CEO of TÜV Italia, Ettore Favia.

This certification, achieved for the first time in the world within the automotive industry, recognizes Automobili Lamborghini's technological leadership in Research and Development in the field of composite materials.

“Quality is a fundamental value in our company philosophy and underlies our success. We are therefore proud to be the first automotive company on a global level to receive this certification, which marks a further milestone in achieving the complete satisfaction of each and every customer,” declared Stephan Winkelmann.

The certification was issued for the requirements of accountability, traceability, reliability, punctuality and accuracy of the service offered by Lamborghini following a series of audits performed by TÜV Italia experts.

Ettore Favia, CEO of TÜV Italia, commented, “When talking about performance, this certification is an exceptional tool in the monitoring of the repair service performance, and it is through this that Lamborghini can offer an additional level of qualification and guarantee to the market which, for this car, is global.”

The models in the current Lamborghini range, Aventador and Huracán, provide evidence of the leading position the company holds in the technology of carbon fiber composite materials, confirming its unique place in the global automotive industry. In fact, Automobili Lamborghini is the only manufacturer that manages the entire carbon fiber process in-house, from simulation to design, production, testing, quality control, and repair.

Thanks to its collaboration with Boeing and its Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL), the Lamborghini research laboratory in Seattle (United States), an exclusive carbon fiber chassis repair service has been provided since 2011, which guarantees assistance to the Lamborghini sales network around the world.

The repair service is offered through experts known as "Flying Doctors", who have undergone initial training at the Boeing Co. Repair Department, with further in-depth training at Abaris Training Resources Inc. in Nevada, where they obtain the Advanced Composite Structures Damage Repair qualification, recognized by the US Federal Aviation Administration.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

TUSCANY TOUR @ 8.250 RPM


Following the success of last year’s Grande Giro, with more than 350 cars taking part in an Italy-wide event, this year it was decided to organize “Tuscany Tour @ 8.250 RPM” for a more intimate atmosphere, mixing the pleasure of driving a Lamborghini across beautiful Tuscan landscapes with a true experience of the Italian lifestyle.


Two separate tours were held over consecutive weekends. The first tour started on Friday, September 5 and ended on Monday, September 8, with clients coming from the UK, while the second started on Friday, September 12 and ended on Monday, September 15, with clients coming from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. 



Lamborghini enthusiasts met at the Fonteverde Hotel Resort & Spa for a relaxing afternoon before attending a briefing on the 3 days ahead. Located in San Casciano dei Bagni, a charming medieval village in the south of the province of Siena, the resort was built in the 17th century by Grand Duke Ferdinando I de’ Medici, and is a perfect example of Italian art and style, immersed in the splendid scenery of the Siena hills.
 

On the Saturday the convoy went to Pienza, a historic medieval town in the heart of Tuscany, a rare example of Renaissance town planning brought to fruition, before moving onto Cantina La Braccesca where, after a short tour of the winery, the guests relaxed over lunch.
The next stop on the tour was for a coffee break in Bagno Vignoni, renowned for its ancient Roman baths, before going to the hotel where guests were given the chance to relax and dine in the first monastery built by St Francis, a unique restaurant offering homemade food from locally grown products.


On the Sunday the convoy moved to the region of Emilia Romagna, passing through Buonconvento and following a stretch of the famous Mille Miglia race on “Via Cassia”, before stopping at Castel Monastero for lunch in a historic medieval village.
In the afternoon the convoy drove for more than 200 km through Tuscany, driving through the Futa and Raticosa Passes before arriving at Palazzo Varignana. On the Monday the guests were given a factory tour, including the CFK processing area where carbon fiber is produced for the Aventador Monocoque, ending with lunch at Palazzo Albergati. This stately home is considered to be one of the most significant and original examples of 17th century Baroque architecture. The building strikes the observer with its impressive size and the unusual contrast between the austere exterior and the unexpected Baroque interior. This breath-taking building is further enhanced by its original furniture, decorations and paintings, which reveal the exquisite taste, culture and flamboyance of its historic residents.

An amazing route through the Tuscan hills concluding in Motor Valley, the heartland of Automobili Lamborghini. The attendants are all looking forward to joining the next Italian Tour in 2015.

LAMBORGHINI AT THE PARIS 2014 MONDIAL DE L'AUTOMOBILE



On October 2 2014, Automobili Lamborghini will unveil its brand new creation at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Once perfection is achieved, you can just double it. For now here's a glimpse of the perfect silhouette. Stay tuned for more! Follow #LAMBOINPARIS

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September 2014 Supercar Show

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Lamborghini Newport Beach is pleased to report that our September 2014 Supercar Show was one of the biggest turnouts our dealership has seen so far!  Southern California's finest have gathered on an ideal sunny day here with supercars representing their marque's pride in full force.  On behalf of Lamborghini Newport Beach, we'd like to thank you for joining us on our ideal car-inspired and octane-filled morning.


The Lamborghini Newport Beach staff gunned it hard in the morning full throttle as we had guests arriving to our dealership before our gates had opened.  As soon as preparations were made, supercars and exotics of every color flooded our lot.  Italian, German, French, American, British, and Japanese exotics represented the diversity that our monthly Supercar Show is known for.


This Supercar Show was especially important to us as we had on display the latest V10-powered bull from Italy, our Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4.  Of course, we fired the new V10 up and let our guests hear the snappy roar of the Huracan's engine.




From the Lamborghini bullpen, Gallardo's, Diablo's, Murcielago's, Aventador's, and a very special Grigio Telesto Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce had Lamborghini fans enthralled.  Boasting the McLaren speed mark, 12C's, 650S', and even the famous Azure Blue P1 reinforced fans their belief of true British engineering.  Helping with the British reinforcement was a lone Aston Martin finished in Gloss Black with bright Yellow body accents.


From the Ferrari stable, the F12, 355 Spyder, 360 Modena's, 458 Italia's, and a 458 Speciale held their own.  Luxury exotics were represented by an insanely modified Gloss Black Rolls Royce and a Silver Bentley.


Caught somewhere in between the supercars and luxury models was a wild Bugatti Veyron Vitesse L'Or Rouge finished in a Red/Black liquid paint scheme that had everyone questioning the very reality we exist in.


Representing brute strength was a Ford GT showing that Americans too can build insanely powerful supercars with a Dark Grey Metallic paint glistening off the sculpted lines.  In case the Ford GT seemed too extreme for your taste, Saleen showed us how it can be done in full-electric fashion with a wild Cherry Red Tesla Model S. 


Japan too had a supercar representative in the form of a Gloss Black Acura NSX which served the automotive world as the very 1st production supercar sporting an full Aluminum chassis.  Of course, no Supercar Show could be complete without some German infusion in the form of a couple Audi R8's and a screaming Porsche 911 GT3.


If you joined us for our September Supercar Show, then you know that the cars shown in this post are only a glimpse of the action that took place on our lot.  We are already planning our next Supercar Show and are looking forward to bringing you the very best of the best once again.  Signing out from Lamborghini Newport Beach, until next time.


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.