AutoGuide News Blog
The AutoGuide News Blog is your source for breaking stories from the auto industry. Delivering news immediately, the AutoGuide Blog is constantly updated with the latest information, photos and video from manufacturers, auto shows, the aftermarket and professional racing.
Platinum Motorsports is known for bold luxury and exotic builds, and to really put the spotlight on what they’ve done over the recent years, they’ve put together a video of epic proportions. Taking some of their finest projects and hitting several Los Angeles landmarks while armed with a video camera, Platinum Motorsports has released this video that will make any luxury and exotic lover drool.
The video mainly highlights a Lamborghini LP640 with a matte Reventon Grey paint job, along with a Mercedes-Benz SL550 with a Black Series widebody treatment sporting the same shade. In addition, their Premier 4509 widebody Bentley GT Mulliner also steals the spotlight in matte white and we see glimpses of several Range Rovers.
Obviously the point of the video is to spotlight what Platinum Motorsports specializes in, but we can’t help but wonder how awesome Transformers would be if they had these cars in the movie; or what would happen if Fast and the Furious met Gone in 60 Seconds and had a bastard child.
Check out the video after the jump:
This is one of those situations where a photo is easily worth a thousand words. Details are scarce considering this was first seen posted on a Chinese forum, but the photos clearly show a wedding convoy filled with no less than a dozen Lamborghinis. It’s no secret that there is now plenty of extra-affluent in China, and this is just a small sign of just how wealthy the rich are in China.
As if the Rolls-Royce Phantoms (with a gold Spirit of Ecstasy nonetheless) for the main wedding party wasn’t impressive enough, the convoy consisted of 12 Lamborghinis: three LP670SVs, a pair of LP640s, five LP560s and one LP550. What’s even more impressive is how colorful the collection was, from pink to black to white to yellow to green to orange.
Even though here in Southern California sights like this isn’t all that rare at Cars and Coffee, a collection like this being organized for a single wedding is remarkable. This may be one of those rare chances where owning a Gallardo makes you feel slightly…inferior.
GALLERY: Lamborghini Filled Wedding in China
Lamborghini has just announced dates for its 2009 Lamborghini Academy driving schools – sort of. The actual dates have not been made public (presumably to avoid flocks of car-horny young men from descending on the tracks).
The Lamborghini Academy is an on-track driving school, which teaches Lamborghini owners, as well as anyone with the funds and the testosterone, how to really drive a raging bull. The Track Academy course is an entry level experience aimed at improving driving skill while “exploring the full potential” of a Lamborghini. This course uses Lambo’s new LP560-4 and includes a ride-along instructor.
An Advanced Academy is also offered which pushes the driver and the car further, focusing on vehicle control and race track driving. This course also includes a professional in-vehicle telemetry system. The Advanced school makes use of the LP560 as well as its big brother, the LP640.
Both courses include classes on vehicle dynamics and track safety, as well as handling and performance exercises. Participants will learn to manage understeer and oversteer, practice maneuvers with and without ABS and stability control, and master “controlled drifting.” Special attention will also be paid to finding the correct racing line on a track.
All participants will receive an in-car video of the experience as well as a photo CD of the day.
The events will take place starting in the Spring and while we might normally bemoan the fact that the Academy is only held in Europe, we’re sure those able to afford it won’t mind the extra expense of getting over there. As for the cost, it is 3,900 Euro, or roughly $4,900 and includes accommodation.
For more info visit:
Official release after the jump: