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Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East will make a welcome re-visitation of the worldwide motorsport schedule in January 2022, following a two-year rest brought about by the episode of the COVID-19 pandemic. The title, which is coordinated by the motorsport division of Automobili Lamborghini, Squadra Corse and saved for Huracán Super Trofeo Evo vehicles, will require more than 10 days, six races at two of the most notable circuits in the area.
The primary version of the Middle East title occurred in 2017, with that very end-of-the-week design on similar tracks, trailed by additional effective seasons in 2018 and 2019. Generally, 69 drivers have participated in the Super Trofeo Middle East to date, with drivers like Frederik Schandorff, who won the 2019 Pro class title, likewise being delegated Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals victor later around the same time, hustling in the International GT Open and remembered for the Lamborghini GT3 Junior Drivers program.
The opening round will be questioned on the penultimate end of the week in January at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, the host scene of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. After seven days, the title takes off to the close by Dubai Autodrome to finish up the mission.
Each round will feature three 50-minute races, as opposed to the standard two per weekend in the European, Asian, and North American championships, and promise the best value-for-money and track time for competing drivers and teams.
The weekends will start with a pair of 60-minute free practice sessions before two 20-minute qualifying sessions following. The grid for Race 1 will be set by the fastest times achieved in Q1, with the Race 2 grid being determined by the results of Q2. The order for the final race will be decided by the combined Q1 and Q2 times. The championship-winning teams and drivers from each of the four classes (Pro, Pro-Am, Am, and Lamborghini Cup) will receive their entry to the 2022 World Finals free of charge.
A festival of the Countach’s 50th commemoration, the Countach LPI 800-4 is revealed at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, USA
A visionary, modern ‘not many off’ created in 112 units
Embodying the Countach’s amazing plan and designing superiority in an unadulterated and novel understanding
Visionary plan meets future innovation: V12 crossover motor with 48 v e-engine and supercapacitor innovation conveying 780 cv from warm unit and 34 cv from electric one
Automobili Lamborghini discloses the Countach LPI 800-4: a modern restricted release honoring the Countach’s notorious status as a progressive plan and innovation rule-breaker and reproduced for the 21st century.
Its puristic lines are quickly unmistakable from the Countach heritage: the patriarch of current super games vehicles and Lamborghini plan. With its suctioned V12 motor joined with Lamborghini’s half and half supercapacitor innovation, the Countach LPI 800-4 holds the incomparable V12 experience and sound from its Longitudinale Posteriore (LP) mounted powerplant joined with the cross breed (I) innovation produced for the Sián. Conveying 814 cv as most extreme consolidated force (adjusted at 800 in the name) from its suctioned powerplant (780 cv) and electric engine (34 cv) to its super durable four-wheel drive transmission, the LPI 800-4 produces top Lamborghini execution of 0-100 km/h speed increase in 2.8 seconds, a 0-200 km/h in 8.6 seconds and a maximum velocity of 355 km/h.
“The Countach LPI 800-4 is a visionary vehicle existing apart from everything else, similarly as its trailblazer was,” says Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann. “Perhaps the main car symbols, the Countach not just epitomizes the plan and designing principle of Lamborghini however addresses our way of thinking of reexamining limits, accomplishing the startling and uncommon and, above all, being the ‘stuff of dreams’. The Countach LPI 800-4 gives proper respect to this Lamborghini inheritance yet it isn’t review: it envisions how the notorious Countach of the 70s and 80s may have developed into a world class super games model of this decade. It maintains the Lamborghini custom of looking forward, of investigating new plan and innovation roads while commending the DNA of our image. It is a Lamborghini that naturally communicates the marque’s suffering and emotive force: consistently persuasive and exciting to see, hear and most drive.”
Countach – the patriarch of present day super games vehicle plan
The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is in a split second unmistakable as the raised relative of Countach ages: demonstration of the enduring effect of the first Countach plan that turned into the banner vehicle of the 1980s and an image of auto and way of life super cool. The Countach moniker – a fitting articulation of shock and miracle in Piedmontese lingo and articulated ‘Coon-tach’ – is one of not many Lamborghini model names not associated with bulls.
“The principal Countach has been available in our Centro Stile as a model for certain years currently”, clarifies Mitja Borkert, Head of Centro Stile. „Whenever I take a gander at it, it gives me goose pimples and it fills in as the ideal update for me and the whole plan group to plan each future Lamborghini in a visionary and advanced manner. This is an unnegotiable piece of our DNA, the substance in the event that you so will. The main Countach molded the Lamborghini plan DNA like no other vehicle; the new Countach interprets that unusual and restless person into what’s to come.”
The Countach’s unmistakable outline with the fundamental line running from front to raise, sharp points and lines and eccentric wedge shape, improved current super games configuration just as future Lamborghini models. The Countach LPI 800-4 fosters the trademark lines of the Countach’s five models over almost 20 years, moved into the most perfect acknowledgment of notable auto plan.
The last blueprint is unadulterated and cleaned up, with references to the main LP 500 and LP 400 creation adaptation. Giving the LPI 800-4 an unmistakable Countach face, motivation was taken from the Quattrovalvole version in the confident lines of the front cap with long, low rectangular grille and headlights, just as in the wheel curves with their hexagonal subject. The sharp tendency of the nursery takes on the straight lines aromatic of the first Countach, abutting the incredible, clean front-to-raise line. There is no proper back wing outside the unadulterated lines, and the airscoops are incorporated smoothly in the solid shoulders of the vehicle, decorated with the particular Countach slatted ‘gills’. The famous and efficiently incredible NACA air admissions cut into the side and entryways of the Countach LPI 800-4 while the unmistakable Periscopio lines going through the rooftop to the back of the vehicle, especially particular whenever saw from a higher place, seem to skim towards the back of the vehicle.
The back of the Countach LPI 800-4 is quickly conspicuous from its unmistakable transformed wedge shape, with the back guard including a lower, sleeker line, and the ‘hexagonita’ plan molding the three-unit back light bunches. The LPI 800-4 games the four-in number exhaust tail lines of the Countach family, associated inside the carbon fiber back diffuser. Access for driver and traveler is obviously by means of the scandalous scissor entryways, first presented on the Countach and that have become a Lamborghini V12 signature.
Operational efficiency for another time
The V12 motor of the Countach is pretty much as amazing as the plan. Mounted longways at the back along with its forward-lodge format, the first Countach included side-mounted radiators from Formula One; front aligned gearbox and rounded spaceframe innovation. It was as progressive in its way to deal with sports vehicle designing as in its surprising looks, with its motor position picked for weight dissemination and balance and obviously, the suctioned twelve chambers conveying the most emotive top exhibition. The Countach fostered the best accessible advancements to deliver an unprecedented vehicle: this visionary way of thinking is reflected in the Countach LPI 800-4, taking the apex of current Lamborghini advances and designing to create the presentation anticipated from a Countach in 2021.
“The designing group that fostered the first Countach progressed Lamborghini’s spearheading specialized methodology, conveying sudden advancements and the best exhibition accessible in a creation vehicle,” says Lamborghini Chief Technology Officer Maurizio Reggiani. “That soul intrinsically drives Lamborghini R&D, bringing about the spearheading mixture innovation in the LPI 800-4, and the emotive driving experience and top-line execution anticipated from a leader V12 Lamborghini.”
The Lamborghini V12 6.5 liter motor, yielding 780 cv, is joined with a 48 volt e-engine mounted straightforwardly on the gearbox giving a further 34 cv to prompt reaction and expanded execution: it is the imaginative and remarkable design Lamborghini produced for Sián, that is the solitary gentle crossover innovation to make an immediate association between electric engine and wheels, safeguarding the unadulterated V12 conduct. The e-engine is fueled by a supercapacitor giving multiple times more force contrasted with a lithium-particle battery of a similar weight.
The monocoque body and all the body boards are in carbon fiber, give the ideal lightweight arrangement just as excellent torsional firmness: the Countach LPI 800-4 has a dry load of 1595 kg for a dry load to control proportion of 1,95 kg/cv. Noticeable outside carbon fiber highlights are accessible in the front splitter, around the front window and wing mirrors, motor hat cover air admissions and rocker board and it is consistently present in explicit inside subtleties. Moveable air vents delivered by the cutting edge 3D printing innovation, and a photocromatic rooftop – changing from strong to straightforward at the press of a catch – go about as an update that this vehicle, in spite of its notable motivation, is a future auto screensaver for the 21st century.
World introduction at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, USA
The Countach LPI 800-4 is divulged today at The Quail, USA in a devoted shading Bianco Siderale, containing a trace of pearlescent blue and suggestive of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s own Countach LP 400 S, complete with red and dark calfskin legacy inside. The inside likewise follows the first Countach inside the setting of a cutting edge vehicle. The work of art and sumptuous cowhide highlights mathematical sewing on the uniquely planned solace seats and dashboard, wearing a square theme referring to the strong style and good faith of 1970s plan and innovation.
The Countach LPI 800-4 20″ (front) and 21″ (back tires) are made in the ‘phone’ style of the 1980s, fitted with carbon clay brake plates, and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.
Proprietors of the selective restricted version Countach LPI 800-4 can look over a scope of legacy outside paint alternatives, for the most part in strong shadings, for example, the famous Impact White, Giallo Countach and Verde Medio. Something else, the contemporary range offers current artworks, generally metallic tones, like Viola Pasifae or Blu Uranus.
A 8,4″ HDMI focus touchscreen exceptional to the LPI 800-4 oversees vehicle controls including Connectivity and Apple CarPlay. It likewise incorporates an interesting catch named ‘Stile’ (Design): squeezed, it clarifies the Countach plan theory to its favored crowd.
Delivered in a run of 112 units, the number signifies the ‘LP 112’ inner venture name utilized during the first Lamborghini Countach’s turn of events. The Countach LPI 800-4 will be conveyed from first quarter 2022 to proprietors around the world, special to drive a piece of car history rethought for what’s to come.
Automobili Lamborghini is once again confirmed as an increasingly attractive employer. For the fifth year in a row, the company has been awarded the prestigious “Top Employer Italy 2018” certification, an honor bestowed annually by the Top Employers Institute on companies with excellent workplace environments and advanced policies for human resource management.
This award is added to other recent company achievements: in 2017 Lamborghini enjoyed record sales, with 3,815 vehicles delivered worldwide (+10%); historic records set in all three macro-regions (America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific); and sales numbers almost tripling from 2010 to the present. 2017 also saw development of the production site, which was doubled in size in 12 months from 80,000 to 160,000 square meters for the Urus project, Lamborghini’s new Super SUV.
Lamborghini has also reached record workforce numbers: 500 employees have been hired on permanent contracts since the start of the Urus project, of which over 200 were appointed last year. The new hires brought the total number of employees to 1600 at the close of 2017. Joining these are further staff in the new paint department, which will be operational at the Sant’Agata Bolognese site by the end of this year.
Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, commented: “Our history of success, now recognized for the fifth consecutive year by the Top Employers Institute, confirms that extraordinary results are obtained thanks to extraordinary people. Our goal is to put people at the center of everything we do. Investing in people and their well-being in the work environment is crucially important for us, in order to aspire to increasingly challenging goals.”
The company’s consideration of its employees is effected via a diverse program called People Care. In the field of health, the program includes campaigns for raising awareness about proper nutrition (even at the company restaurant); vaccinations; free breast cancer screening in cooperation with the LILT (Lega Italiana Lotta ai Tumori – The Italian Cancer League); and health insurance providing reimbursements and free prevention packages covering the entire family.
Employees who are pregnant can benefit from a host of services such as the maternity package contained in the health insurance policy; a maternity and paternity kit given to the proud parents of a newborn child; parking spaces reserved for mothers-to-be; and training programs such as coaching for new mothers who have returned to work. The company also offers compensation of up to 60% of salary during the period of voluntary maternity and paternity leave, and extra paid leave when caring for sick children.
In addition to such assistance, employees can take advantage of a flexible benefit system; a car pooling program; special agreements with day care centers; fitness centers; local businesses and cultural organizations; free-of-charge use of sports facilities; and dedicated events for employees and their families.
Automobili Lamborghini invests in training with a varied instruction program and a system for promoting academic degrees. What’s more, important partnerships have been set up with schools and academic institutes such as MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Boston and the Bologna Business School Foundation. Just as important are the DESI project (Dual Education System Italy), a training program inspired by the German dual model that combines scholastic theory with practical in-company training, and involvement in MUNER (Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna): a hub for high-level training in collaboration with major auto makers and important universities in the region.
In addition to these projects, Automobili Lamborghini supports prestigious local cultural institutions, such as the Cineteca di Bologna Foundation and the Bologna Municipal Theater. In 2017, in conjunction with the Municipal Theater, Lamborghini launched the program “Tracce Musicali”, which aims to disseminate and support musical culture among the youth and students of the region.
Labor union relations at Lamborghini also make the Sant’Agata-based company a virtuous model inspired by ongoing dialogue, transparency, and collaboration between the company and the union representatives.
Automobili Lamborghini officially opened its brand new showroom in Paris in the presence of Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
The new showroom and service centre, located at 2 Rue Bellini, Puteaux, is the 5th Lamborghini sales point within the dealer network in France, together with Lyon, Mulhouse, Cannes and Monaco. The commercial partner chosen for Lamborghini Paris is Schumacher Group, a long-established French family company with 70 years of experience in the car business.
“In 2017 we achieved a sales record with a total of 127 deliveries in France and Monaco, which represents an increase of 35% in comparison to 2016. France has now become our 3rd strongest market in Europe after UK and Germany. With Urus market introduction we forecast a new record year in France in 2018. We welcome the Schumacher Group to our family of dealers” says Automobili Lamborghini Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Stefano Domenicali.
On a global scale Automobili Lamborghini set another historic sales record in 2017. With 145 dealers serving 50 countries, worldwide deliveries to customers increased from 3,457 to 3,815 units. This represents a double digit sales growth of 10% compared to the previous year. With a sustained sales growth performance over seven years, the company has almost tripled its sales numbers since 2010 (1,302 units).
“I am very pleased to welcome the Lamborghini marque, one of the country’s top-performing luxury sports car brands, to our Group,” comments Edouard Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of Schumacher Group. “We will offer every customer a unique service, with a warm and professional welcome in a family atmosphere, structured around a common passion for the Italian super sports car brand. Our appointment enables us to strengthen our position in the luxury segment, and for sure will contribute to raising recognition and enthusiasm for Lamborghini in our country.”
Lamborghini Paris inauguration signed the French premiere of the new Super SUV Urus, whose market introduction in Europe will start in spring 2018. The Lamborghini Urus is a visionary approach, infusing the Lamborghini DNA into the most versatile vehicle, the SUV. The Urus elevates the SUV to a level not previously possible, the Super SUV.
It features a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine delivering 650 hp (478 kW) at 6,000 rpm, maximum 6,800 rpm, and 850 Nm of maximum torque already at 2,250 rpm. The Urus accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 12,8 seconds and with a top speed of 305 km/h it is the fastest SUV available.
With a total surface of over 1200 square meters the new Paris showroom and service centre is the first French showroom to feature the brand’s new design. The environment dimension also reflects the need for increased space as Lamborghini expands its model line-up with the new Urus and plans to double its sales by 2019.
Opportunities to literally ‘touch and feel’ the world of Lamborghini include: a client lounge inclusive of a car configuration system to guide the customer through specifying his Lamborghini; a display area large enough to accommodate all product range available and a state of the art service centre. The Collezione Automobili Lamborghini range of clothing and accessories has also a dedicated area in the showroom.
Automobili Lamborghini in collaboration with two laboratories of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology marks the first steps of a possible future Lamborghini electric super sports car.
On the occasion of this announcement Lamborghini presents the new design concept “Lamborghini of the Terzo Millennio”. The concept physically imagines design and technology theories of tomorrow, while sustaining the visual intrigue, breath-taking performance and, most importantly, the visceral emotion found in every dimension of a Lamborghini. It is made for future super sports car enthusiasts.
The technological goal of the project is to enable Lamborghini to address the future of the super sports car in five different dimensions: energy storage systems, innovative materials, propulsion system, visionary design, and emotion.
The first two dimensions are conceived together with the two laboratories at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: the “Dinca Research Lab”, led by Prof. Mircea Dinca, Department of Chemistry and the “Mechanosynthesis Group”, led by Prof. Anastasios John Hart, Department of Mechanical Engineering. The collaboration is substantially financed by Automobili Lamborghini and intended to lead to radical innovation in energy storage systems technology and material science.
Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, says: “Exactly one year ago we have signed an agreement with the MIT-Italy Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which marked the start of a collaboration between two outstanding entities for the creation of a project that intends to write an important page in the future of super sports cars for the third millennium.
Collaborating with MIT for our R&D department is an exceptional opportunity to do what Lamborghini has always been very good at: rewriting the rules on super sports cars. Now we are presenting an exciting and progressive concept car. We are inspired by embracing what is impossible today to craft the realities of tomorrow: Lamborghini must always create the dreams of the next generation.”
Energy Storage Systems
The strategy of creating super sports cars with uncompromising performance generates Lamborghini’s motivation to revolutionize the approach to energy storage, moving away from conventional batteries and investigating the potential of supercapacitors to equip the Terzo Millennio.
This is in line with the application of low voltage supercapacitors in the V12 Aventador, which started five years ago. The next logical step is the development of a storage system able to deliver high peak power and regenerate kinetic energy with very limited influence from aging and cycling during the vehicle’s life, and with the ability to symmetrically release and harvest electric power. Thus, the collaboration with Prof. Mircea Dinca is aiming to overcome the limits of today’s technology and close the gap on conventional batteries’ energy density while preserving the high power, symmetrical behavior and the very long lifecycle related to supercapacitor technology.
Prof. Dinca says: “The new Lamborghini collaboration allows us to be ambitious and think outside the box in designing new materials that answer energy storage challenges for the demands of an electric sport vehicle. We look forward to teaming up with their engineers and work on this exciting project”.
To support this revolution in energy storage systems, materials and their functions have to change, too. Lamborghini aims to further develop its leadership in the design and production of carbon fiber structures and parts, enhancing its ability to develop features and functions that take lightweight materials to the next level.
For this reason, the cooperation with Prof. John Hart will investigate the new manufacturing routes for carbon fiber materials constituting the bodyshell of the Terzo Millennio, which will also act as an accumulator for energy storage and enable the complete body of the car to be used as a storage system. Prof. Hart says, “we are thrilled to combine our expertise in advanced materials and manufacturing with the vision and support of Automobili Lamborghini, and to realize new concepts that will shape the future of transportation.”
The project also aims to combine the technology to continuously monitor the whole carbon fiber structure, both visible and invisible, with the concept of “self-healing”: the target is to provide the Terzo Millennio with the ability to conduct its own health monitoring to detect cracks and damages in its substructure derived from accidents. In this case a self-repairing process starts via micro-channels filled with healing chemistries, reducing to zero the risks of small cracks propagating further in the carbon fiber structure. This allows further weight reduction with increased use of carbon fiber or the application of CFK to high-fatigue parts.
The energy storage system goes hand-in hand with performance: each wheel incorporates an integrated electric engine, perpetuating the commitment to four-wheel drive and in the meantime harvesting the opportunities provided by electric motors: high torque, reversibility, and the possibility of moving energy by wire. The Terzo Millennio therefore also embodies the first steps for Lamborghini to go in the direction of creating a “Lamborghini Electric”. Moving the electric motors into the wheels has another positive effect: freedom for designers and aerodynamicists.
The Terzo Millenio is the visionary outcome conceived by the Lamborghini Centro Stile to express future design elements, taking into account the radical changes in technology and anticipating elements of forthcoming Lamborghini design. An example for a very strong statement is the evolution and further development of the Lamborghini typical Y-signature in the front and rear lights.
As a result of the change in technologies the design can be a radical expression of aerodynamic supremacy, based around an entirely new architecture, totally dedicated to perfecting airflow. A highly advanced monocoque based on Lamborghini’s Forged Composite technology can be modelled, containing only the energy accumulation system and driver’s and co-driver’s seats, inspired by race cars.
Fundamental to a Lamborghini hypercar of the future is sustaining the emotion of driving a Lamborghini, and an immersive driver experience. The responsiveness of the electric motors, the four-wheel torque control and the dynamic body control system will enhance the driver’s experience, projecting it into the third millennium. Finally, the consequent aerodynamics and innovative lightweight approach will result in a new dimension of longitudinal as well as lateral dynamics, in this combination until today unknown from electrified cars.
The Terzo Millenio’s virtual cockpit allows more than travelling the highways of a future world: its Piloted Driving simulation allows the driver to be taken around a track such as Imola by a virtual expert before the driver takes over to feel like a ‘pilot’ himself, experiencing the real car and circuit while following the virtual ghost car.