SANTAQUIN, Utah - Dave Dopp, Frito Lays truck driver won a $300,000 Lamborghini in a contest - only he’s more comfortable behind the wheel of a long-haul truck than a Lamborghini. Dopp won the Lamborghini in a contest and crashed the car a mere six hours after picking it up.
He said he was taking friends and family on joy rides that evening on the outskirts of town. He said he took a curve at 40 or 50 mph when the vehicle hit ice or loose gravel and started spinning.
Dopp wasn’t injured, but his wife said she was shocked psychologically.
“My heart pretty much fell out,” Annette Dopp says. “They said they were OK. Then, you know, that feeling when your heart drops and you’re like, ‘Oh, my gosh. What do we do now?”‘
The 640-horsepower Lamborghini has front-end damage, a punctured wheel and scratches along the passenger side. The vehicle is in fact insured.
David Dopp said it was strange seeing the flashy, exotic car in his humble driveway. He told ABC 4 in Salt Lake City that he plans to sell the vehicle to pay off bills and buy his wife another car — as soon as the Lamborghini’s drivable again.
“It’s going to be all nice and pretty here in a couple of months, I’m sure,” David Dopp said.
California-based Symbolic Motor Car has received the first Grigio Estoque Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador. The car was delivered to their showroom last week and left to the customer hours later. The car itself is just a hybrid between a Lamborghini Estoque and the brand new Aventador.
For those who are into 3D-animation and Lamborghini, you might enjoy this one. 3D-animation artist Jiri Adamec shows off his latest short film he created for the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. The project was approached as if it were an animated Lamborghini advertisement. If you take a look at a sample Lamborghini advertisement you can see a resemblance by the way it was created, with the sound track and intense ‘adrenaline’.
Let’s just say Lamborghini just resigned the word amazing. Introducing the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo 550-2 Spyder: the latest Lamborghini to the family.
The LP550-2 Spyder features the same 405kW 5.2-litre V10 engine the standard, though it loses some performance owing to structural reinforcements that compensate for the loss of a fixed roof, which don’t worry many.
The result sees the Spyder scales at 1520kg, bringing acceleration down from a blistering quick 3.9 seconds for the 0-62 MPH sprint to a still-indecently-fast 4.2 seconds. Top speed is 198 MPH.
Lamborghini has yet to release pricing or on-sale date info.
Here we have it, once again, one of the most disgusting Lamborghinis which made existence by the famed, Jon Olsson. If some of the older fans recall, Jon also ruined his Murcielago way back last year. Apart from the failure towards the design, he did a brilliant job inside the vehicle.
Dubbed the Ski Transporter, Jon’s Lamborghini gets a snow camouflage vinyl wrap from Autostripe, a DMC-modified front end with an extra GT3 lip and one of the most important features, winter tires and a custom roof box.
What makes this car absolutely insane? He can fit three people, plus his entire ski equipment collection. If you have no idea how much space ski equipment takes, you can try Google.
One of the harsh downsides to this car is it only tops 158 MPH, a good 44 MPH below the pre-set high speed. Not such a surprise considering all the cargo.
Lamborghini recently took their website to the next level. If you knew Lamborghini before, their website was lagged up and contained many errors. Now, they basically trashed the former one and made it, just amazing. What hasn’t changed about Lamborghini is the style. Lamborghini has always been around the B&W theme in the videos, if you’ve seen a couple. I would have to say Lamborghini’s latest video on the Gallardo is ridiculously great.
Shown above is the graph from the sales of 2002 to 2009 for Lamborghini. We start at 2002 to 2003, where Lamborghini jumped over 900 in sales. This of course got only better until the next 2 years, where it dropped 200. Sales just became great to year 2007, until it kept on dropping until 2010 (not shown, data not released.)
By the look of it, you can say Lamborghini’s years are numbered. Unless they can start a whack turn up, I can’t tell you how long they will last.
Stephan Winkelmann, president of Lamborghini went by Jay Leno’s Garage with the 2012 Aventador LP700-4, which stands to be the new super car of the year.
Stephan Winkelmann met with Jay Leno at an up-close look at the world’s latest super car, featuring a road-killing 700hp V12 with the highest power-to-weight of its class, with a starting price of $393,695, including destination charge and gas guzzler tax.
Lamborghini has done it again. This time, they’ve taken it to the next level. They’ve made the most extreme, incredible Gallardo ever made – the Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale.
The street-legal Lambo is based on the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo and boasts the same engine (with no modifications done) and a rear spoiler as well. The V10 unit is good for 570 PS (hence the name, LP 570) (419 kW / 562 hp) and 540 Nm of torque (398 lb-ft) and is attached to a robotized e-gear six-speed transmission with steering wheel paddles.
With a maximum dry weight of 1340 kilograms (2,954 pounds), the car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 60 MPH) in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 320 Km/h (199 mph).
The Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale will run a limited production run of just 150 numbered units.
The Super Trofeo Stradale comes in a new “Rosso Mars” finish, the traditional color for Italian motor-racing, with a matte black finish for the rear spoiler, bonnet and front air intakes. Wheels are ultra-lightweight 19-inches with rims painted in high-glossy black.
On the inside is a finish in Black Alcantara with fantastic red stitching as well as accents in “Rosso Mars” Alcantara.
Buyers can choose between a purer racing cabin with roll cage and fire extinguisher or a more comfy set-up with navigation and Bluetooth, depending on what type of usage the buyer wishes for.
Here we have it. The all new Lamborghini Aventador. This is the beast we’ve been waiting for, finally here. The new Lamborghini has been finally been released, yet prior to that, it’s already been sold out! For just $379,700, you could’ve brought it home. Little to late to buy now, as you can see.
Boasting just 3,472 pounds, it is made out of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), brand new materials to Lamborghini. The power on the Lambo comes from a 6.5 liter V12 with an ouput of 700 PS *690 bhp) and 509 lb-ft of torque. The new gearbox is a 7-speed independent shift rod transmission supplied by Graziano Trasmissioni Group featuring just 50 millisecond shift times. The LP700-4 Aventador also has an intriguing Haldex all-wheel drive system.
I realized it sounds much like an Audi R8 – which does make sense knowing Lamborghini is owned and operated by Audi.
What are your thoughts? Do you think they made the right move?