Auto News

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.
 |  Apr 25 2012, 12:45 PM

Staggeringly expensive, one of only 20 Lamborghini Reventóns will be auctioned this summer in the U.K. with an expected selling price of at least €1 million.

Continue Reading…

 |  Sep 20 2011, 3:00 PM

34_front.jpg

From the moment Lamborghini made its foray into sports car manufacturing, they have been masters of stunning the audience. It is exciting to hear, then, that the recent masterpiece from the Raging Bull, the Sesto Elemento, will not be the last of the hyper-limited edition Lamborghinis to be built.

From Miuras to Murcielagos, hardly any automaker comes close to Lamborghini’s level of insanity. Lamborghini cranked it up to eleven when they unveiled the Reventon concept at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show, producing twenty of them for 2009 at more than $1 million a pop.

Then, Lamborghini captivated the crowd once again at the 2010 Paris Auto Show with the raw and mighty display of the Sesto Elemento. Showcasing one of the most advanced and complex carbon fiber architectures in the world, the Sesto Elemento delivers a V10 packing 570 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque fitted inside a mere 999kg (2,202 lbs) package. This combination propels the special Lambo from zero to sixty in only 2.5 seconds. To the satisfaction of extremely wealthy car enthusiasts around the world, Lamborghini will sell twenty track-only examples to their customers for a very hard to believe $2.6 million, more than double the price of the Reventon.

To this, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann responded, “Once in a while we should do one-offs or special editions… In this case, we made the concept and then got enough interest in it to make a limited run. If the car meets the image of Lamborghini and there is demand, we will build them… The key is that every car we build meets the emotional standards of our company, and that it is profitable. We build cars of dreams for car lovers, and that must stay core to the brand.”

There are no definitive details on Lamborghini’s next exciting project.

GALLERY: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

34_front.jpg34_rear.jpgside.jpginterni_1_mid.jpginterni_2_mid.jpg

GALLERY: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Debut

IMG_3804.JPGIMG_3806.JPGIMG_3830.JPGIMG_3801.JPGIMG_3803.JPG

[Source: Autocar]

 |  Aug 01 2011, 9:30 AM

cosa_design_lamborghini_gallardo_6.jpg

Based out of Germany, Cosa Design has released a tuning package for the Lamborghini Gallardo giving it an aggressive Reventon-inspired design. In addition to the radical styling, Cosa Design also upgrades the horsepower to 540-hp and torque to 405 lb-ft from the factory 500-hp and 376 lb-ft. This also helps give the Gallardo a new top speed of 197-mph.

Even though the power upgrades might be enticing for a few owners, the body kit is a little unfortunate with the new front skirt, side skirts, rear apron, diffuser and rear wing clearly inspired by the more aggressive Reventon, but not quite as classy or refined.

Completing the package, Cosa Design also upgrades the suspension on the Gallardo, equipping it with a set of coilovers with adjustable height and stiffness and gives the Italian exotic a staggered set of 20-inch wheels paired with Continental Sport Contact rubber.

No pricing on the tuning package has been released. Hopefully that means parts are sold separately.

GALLERY: Cosa Design Lamborghini Gallardo

cosa_design_lamborghini_gallardo_1.jpg cosa_design_lamborghini_gallardo_2.jpg cosa_design_lamborghini_gallardo_3.jpg cosa_design_lamborghini_gallardo_4.jpg cosa_design_lamborghini_gallardo_5.jpg cosa_design_lamborghini_gallardo_7.jpg

 |  May 23 2011, 1:15 PM

nissan_a31_lamborghini_reventon_replica_1.jpg

We almost love it when we find things on the Internet that leaves us completely speechless. Unfortunately this find also made us throw up a little bit and shake our heads in disgust. This isn’t to knock the goals and dreams of an individual and having the determination to execute the task – but let’s be realistic here, it’s a poor attempt at a replica of one of the world’s most exclusive exotic vehicles.

The replica started life as a standard Nissan Cefiro sedan, and once the idea popped into the head of this Chinese enthusiast, money was earmarked and welders were hired to execute the project. Armed with your typical household tools and a scale Reventon model, he began turning his mundane car into his dream car. $14,000 and countless hours later, the Nissan was transformed into something that bears a passing resemblance to the Reventon in about two weeks time.

On top of the exterior transformation, the enthusiast also outfitted the car with a 2.5L Nissan six-cylinder engine. He’s now trying to raise funds so that he can paint the car and finish his dream machine in order to get the legal documents to drive it on the street. To his credit, it looks like he’s garnered plenty of attention with the build and we have to admit, it does look like a Reventon…somewhat.

GALLERY: Nissan A31 Lamborghini Reventon Conversion

nissan_a31_lamborghini_reventon_replica_1.jpg nissan_a31_lamborghini_reventon_replica_2.jpg nissan_a31_lamborghini_reventon_replica_3.jpg nissan_a31_lamborghini_reventon_replica_4.jpg nissan_a31_lamborghini_reventon_replica_5.jpg

[Source: Gadgets and Gizmos]

 |  Apr 05 2011, 9:37 PM

platinum_motorsport_epic_video.jpg

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:

Continue Reading…

 |  Dec 27 2010, 2:19 PM

The 2008 Lamborghini Reventon is a very rare car. Only 20 were ever produced, so finding one for sale is not the easiest thing in the world. Finding one that has no mileage is even harder, but we have.

With performance specs like 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph, it is hard to imagine anyone not be tempted to take this 650-hp, Murcielago-derived supercar on a drive and play with its fighter jet inspired instrumentation. However, an owner in Dubai, U.A.E. has done just that. He mustn’t have been crazy about his new car – or maybe he was just crazy, because his unused Reventon is listed on sale at a used exotic car dealership.

After speaking with a representative for the dealer (yes we make long-distance calls to serve you better), we found out that the car still has just delivery mileage on it and the car can be yours if you have a spare $1.5-million at your disposal.

While most of us won’t be able to own a Reventon, follow the link to see more pics and details to help you daydream better.

[Source: Alain Class]

 |  Oct 26 2010, 9:29 PM

camaro_lambo_2.jpg

Oh my lord. There are many things on the Internet that can leave one speechless, but this thing might just top them all.

This 1994 Chevy Camaro sports 143,204 miles on the body but sports a transplanted LT-1 motor with only 36,000 miles or so. But the outside is the real reason for our disgust. The current eBay auction (yes, this bad boy is up for sale) states that it was built to “resemble million dollar exotic supercars, without the costs, maintenance, repairs, insurance, etc.” Oh and that it’ll “peal and smoke the tires from a stand still.”

And as offensive as the bodywork is, the builder even utilized 4-inch wheel spacers to accommodate the widebody conversion.

We’re sure it took a lot of effort and the bodywork really does resemble a Lamborghini, but if you’re any sort of car enthusiast and part of you isn’t disgusted by the idea of the creation, we have to question your passion for all things automobile.

GALLERY: Camaro Converted Lamborghini Reventon

camaro_lambo_1.jpg camaro_lambo_10.jpg camaro_lambo_12.jpg camaro_lambo_14.jpg camaro_lambo_3.jpg camaro_lambo_5.jpg

[Source: eBay via Cardomain Blog]

 |  Sep 14 2010, 8:34 PM

enzo_1.jpg

Sure it’s crossed our mind before. Take the best of Ferrari and Lamborghini and shove it all into one car. The result would be pure awesome, wouldn’t it? Apparently not, especially if you don’t quite hit the nail on the head. We spotted this one-off custom car that clearly blends inspired styling from a Ferrari Enzo and a Lamborghini Reventon. But the overall product is just a disaster.

At first you’ll see Lamborghini design cues when you spot the headlights and the overall front end, but clearly there’s a ton of Enzo inspiration also going on. Then pop into the interior (via the awesome convertible) and notice the center-drive and McLaren F1-style seating. When you get to the rear, you’ll be blown away by the Infiniti G35 taillights.

We do give lots of credit for thinking (way) out-of-the-box and being bold enough to execute something like this. Even though the interior looks a little shoddy, the overall project is well put together. We’re just disappointed that when someone finally took the time to blend Italy’s two most iconic car manufacturers the product looks more like a redheaded stepchild.

Oh, and it pretty much goes without saying that this kit car started off life as a Pontiac Fiero.

GALLERY: Custom Ferrari Reventon Car

enzo_2.jpg enzo_3.jpg enzo_4.jpg enzo_5.jpg enzo_6.jpg

[Source: Indiana's Auto Blog]

 |  Aug 24 2010, 2:21 AM

lambo_1.jpg

Couldn’t get your hands on one of the 20 Lamborghini Reventóns in the world? Or just couldn’t afford the steep $1.25 million dollar price tag? Well have no fear, you can get your hands on a Lamborghini Reventón in remote controlled form thanks to De Agostini.

The 1:10 scale RC car is powered by a two-stroke 3cc gas engine with a two-speed transmission and all-wheel drive. To give the RC car the proper performance worthy of the Lamborghini tag, independent suspension, hydraulic shocks and disc brakes are also included.

The model is amazingly close to the real life vehicle with plenty of attention to detail. No pricing has been released, but production will be limited to 65 – roughly three times more than the real deal. We’re going to guess its limited production will make it worth a pretty penny.

GALLERY: Lamborghini Reventón RC Car

lambo_2.jpg lambo_3.jpg

[Source: WorldCarFans]

 |  Mar 26 2009, 12:17 PM

reventon_2008_10.jpg

When you’re an automaker, there are two ways to significantly improve profits. First, you can sell a vehicle to as many people as possible, using the “economies of scale” approach. Second, you can sell a reduced number of vehicles at a higher profit margin, feeding off an increased demand and a reduced supply.

The Lamborghini Reventón most certainly falls into the latter category and now Lambo is hoping to repeat the success of that car with an even more limited edition Reventón Roadster… yummy!

According to CarsUK.net, which cites not one but two “very reliable” sources inside the company, the Reventón Roadster is set to become a reality. And why not? Lamborghini already has the crazy Reventón bodywork all figured out and they can easily fabricate some Murciélago chassis. They’d be crazy not to build it.

CarsUK is reporting that the Roadster version would use the updated engine from the new LP670-4 SuperVeloce, with 670 neck-snapping horsepower. As for production numbers, Lambo would keep the Reventón Roadster in even more limited supply with just 9 models being produced – and apparently 9 deposits have already been made.

As for the asking price, it’s a serious $1.6 million. It appears as though this over-the-top raging bull is also a cash cow.

GALLERY: Lamborghini Reventón

_f3v0190.jpgreventon_2008_08.jpgreventon_2008_19.jpg

[Source: CarsUK.net]