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The auto industry is full of cars that are both widely popular or so rare that many of us do not recognize them if we saw it driving by us. Out of all of the many types and brands my favorite has and will always be the Lamborghini. This supercar automaker understand what goes into making something that is full of luxury and power.
The Murcielago and the Gallardo are two of their most popular models. One that is fairly new to the industry is the Superleggera. This car was debuted during the 2007 Geneva Auto Show to compete against the up and coming Ferrari 430 Scuderia. This super light model was a tribute to the very first Lamborghini model – the 350GT.
This particular model is equipped with an improved intake, exhaust, and ECU that push it to 520 horsepower. All of this is connected to the six speed e-gear transmission that comes standard with it. This is great for many consumers who no longer have to spend $10,000 to add it to the car.
What separates this from other models is how lightweight it is. It is lighter then most models by almost 220 pounds. In order to make this possible Lamborghini used carbon fiber panels on the rear diffuser, interior door panels, central tunnel, sport seats, engine cover, and the undertray.
The Lamborghini Superleggera costs more then $200,000 and was released in June of 2007. During that time 172 units were made and purchased. However, since then Lamborghini has discontinued it.
The Lamborghini Reventon is considered to be one of the more popular models from this automaker. Another common model is the Superleggera.
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When buying a luxury vehicle, practicality is obviously not the main consideration. Sure, the features and durability of the car are also important but what really motivates the buyers is how they see themselves actually driving the car of their dreams. There is a feeling that the car which they want to own is somehow matched with their personality.
To date, the most luxurious car is the 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe which was sold for a whopping $8,700,000.00 in 1987. Although some argue that it should not be considered the most expensive vehicle because of its unavailability in the market today, it cannot be disputed that it was the priciest car to that have been built. There are still other cars that cost quite a lot but were not included in the official list due to their unavailability at the present time.
The Bugatti Veyron priced at $1,700,000.00 is the most expensive car to make the official list. While it claims to be the speediest car with 253 mph, SSC Ultimate Aero wins the title. It exceeds 253 mph, making the Bugatti Veyron the runner up. The Lamborghini Reventon is considered the 2nd most expensive car. It costs $1,600.00 and is the most expensive version that Lamborghini has ever built. There were only 20 units in the market, making it really rare. Other cars that made it to the top 10 list of the most luxurious cars include: the McLaren F1 priced at $970,000.00; the Ferrari Enzo which costs $670,000.00; the Pagani Zonda Z12 F at $667,321.00; the SSC Ultimate Aero at $654,400.00; the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo priced at $555,000.00; the Koenigsegg CCX which costs $545,568.00; the Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Roadster at $495,000.00; and the Porsche Carrera GT at $440,000.00.
If there is a common denominator among the priciest cars is the excellent speed that they provide. How fast a car goes is quite important to its rider. The sleekness, rarity, and appearance are also factors in deciding which vehicle to purchase.
It is uncommon, even for the wealthiest personalities, nowadays to purchase a luxurious car that could very well be more expensive than the average house. Only people who are high profiled and those who are really passionate about owning a grand vehicle are the ones who are more inclined to make a costly purchase. Read the rest of this entry »
A Lamborghini is synonymous with speed, style and elegance and is very expensive to purchase. It is therefore most important that a vehicle such as this is protected from the elements and there is no better way, irrespective of whether the car is kept inside or outside, than purchasing a car cover. The Lamborghini Automobili company was founded in 1963 by Ferrucio Lamborghini and he used his birth sign, Taurus the bull as the cars symbol.
1963 saw the launch of Ferrucio’s dream – the 350 GTV and which was first presented to the world at the Turin Auto Show. Shortly afterwords, in 1966 the Lamborghini Miura was launched and quickly followed up in 1968 by the Espada 400 GT (GT stands for Gran Turismo or Grand Tourer and was a designation given to cars which would tour around the European continent – an aristocratic holiday). Lamborghini’s quickly established themselves as the cars of the wealthy jet set and they littered airport car parks around the world.
During the 1970′s, a massive shock to the global economy was experienced which impacted car makers such as the Lamborghini Company. Unfortunately, Lamborghini hit financial rocks and ended up being disposed of in a pre-bankruptcy sale to two men – George Rosetti and Rene Leimer. Financial difficulties dogged Lamborghini throughout the decade and eventually the company went bust again and suffered the indignity of being sold off by bankruptcy court, this time to the Mimran brothers. It was obvious that there was a market for Lamborghini and for the technology and advances they were making on the race circuits, however what the company desperately needed was the financial backing of a stable parent company.
In 1987, American car giant, Chrysler came to the rescue and bought the company but was unable to turn the ailing car maker around, not least as Chrysler had problems of its own (Lee Iacocca was then the chairman and earlier had to deal with Chrysler repaying government bail-out monies – a precursor to the current bail-out of the US car industry). A consortium known as MegaTech bought the company in 1994, though still the company was not properly supported or funded. Read the rest of this entry »