Whether you’re a muscle car, supercar or JDM fan, yesterday’s Cars and Coffee at Prestige BMW of Ramsey showed that car guys (and girls), no matter what they drive, can come together and enjoy other people’s rides. Personally, I’m a sucker for older JDM cars (one of my favorites is the R33 Skyline) and late 80s-early 90s American Muscle, but what really got me excited were the pre-2005 BMW’s that were there, especially the 850CSi and the collection of M Coupes. What was your favorite car at the show?
Ready, Set, Lambo!
Two Grannies, One Lamborghini
How often can you say you’ve seen a grandma driving a $300,000+ Lamborghini? I know I can’t, but a video has been making its’ rounds on social media that proves other people have.
Starting off with a near-miss at hitting a garage, the video by Donut Media features two women, Peggy and Audrey, piloting a lowered, wide-body Lamborghini Murcielago through Southern California. Lamborghinis in general are not very subtle cars, but with a giant spoiler, lower stance, widebody-kit and other upgrades, this one sets it over the top.
After struggling at getting the car into gear, they go for a cruise around Los Angeles – even garnering the attention of another Lamborghini driver. Grocery getting proves futile in this video, with the duo not being able to find the trunk to place their groceries. Check out the video and let us know what you think!
Dealer Spotlight: Lamborghini Paramus
Introducing Dealer Spotlights – a new thing we’re going to be doing at The Autocracy, where we go to premium brand dealers or locations that have a unique variety of vehicles and share information about them and the products and services they provide. Here is our first Dealer Spotlight, Lamborghini of Paramus.
As the only authorized Lamborghini dealer in New Jersey, Lamborghini of Paramus proudly offers a vast selection of new and selected pre-owned cars as well as service, parts and merchandise. Established in 1969, Lamborghini of Paramus has been around just 6 years less than the Lamborghini brand itself. Lamborghini was founded in Sant’Agata Bolognese Italy in 1963, and since then, they’ve produced some of the greatest looking, most highly detailed sports cars over the last century.
Some select models in their inventory include an Arancio Argos Pearl 2013 Aventador with under 5,000 miles, a Nero Noctis 2012 Gallardo with 6,000 miles and the pièce de résistance, a white 1990 25th Anniversary Edition Countach with just over 12,000 original miles. Renowned for their excellent customer service and close proximity to New York City, Lamborghini of Paramus invites you to stop in – located on Route 17 South in Paramus, New Jersey – and check them out online.
Fiat 500 with Lamborghini Power!
Ever wonder how you can get your ordinary car running around the streets like an exotic? Here is a great video to watch of a Fiat 500 running on a V12. Enjoy!
Video from Youtube user OEMMEDI Meccanica
Record-Breaking Ice Run!
Several cars these days can hit 200 mph — no problem. Look at the Corvette ZR1, any Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren and others and you’ll see. But when you throw ice into the equation, it’s a different story. Nokian Tires threw some winter treads onto an Audi RS6, brought to an ice track and launched — all the way to 209 miles an hour. Check out the video below for some record-breaking driving.
Lamborghini Veneno: 3.9 Million Reasons to Check It Out
With the Geneva Motor Show barely underway, Lamborghini has already left everyone speechless. Lamborghini has debuted the new Veneno and to add to Lamborghini’s already present exclusivity, they will only be producing three cars. All three Venenos will take on the colors of grey metallic paint, but each will have a different accent color of red, white, or green representing the colors of Italy’s national flag. The Veneno is named after a bull that killed a matador during a fight in 1914.
This exotic machine will hit the road featuring a 6.5-liter V12 pounding out 740 horsepower — we repeat, 740 horsepower! The Veneno is said to have a top speed of 221 mph, racing from 0-60 in under 3 seconds. Some advances were also made to the seven-speed single-clutch transmission, all-wheel-drive system, and pushrod suspension system. As well as to achieve such power Lamborghini made larger intake paths, improved thermodynamics and tweaked the exhaust system.
With the Veneno looking like a track-only car, Lamborghini says it is without a doubt street legal. Seeing one of these beasts on your local road will most likely be next to impossible since they are so limited, with each carrying a price tag of about $3.9 million. One last thing, if you are thinking about purchasing this exotic beauty, you can’t because all three have already been sold!
50 Years of Beauty
The year: 1963. The man: Ferruccio Lamborghini.
With Lamborghini having first built tractors, Ferruccio Lamborghini found out that the broken clutch on his Ferrari was the same one used on his tractor. Having been let down by Ferrari, Ferruccio Lamborghini set off to build one of the most beautiful car companies of all time. My personal favorite supercar, Lamborghini, is turning 50 this year.
“Lamborghini was born under the sign of the Bull, with a constant view to the future, a desire to achieve the impossible and to make innovative design and technology its signature.” -Lamborghini
Having grown up during the years when the Countach and Diablo were every boy’s dream car, Lamborghini has evolved tremendously over the last 25 years, let alone 50. They became visionaries when they released their LM002 sports utility vehicle and with their other supercars, they offered no compromises.
The first Lamborghini car, the 350GTV, debuted at the Turin Auto Show in 1963. It had 4 camshafts, which was more than any Ferrari had had at the time. It was a perfect launch. Following the 350GTV was the Miura, which was incredibly innovative with its’ high-powered engine and sleek lines — the Miura has been known as the “first supercar”. A few years later, in 1974, the Countach debuted and stayed in production for almost 20 years. Over the next 20 to 30 years, ownership of Lamborghini changed hands from Chrysler to V’Power and a few others in between when, in 1998, Audi finally took over Lamborghini. Over the years, the Diablo, Murcielago and Gallardo all have kept the bar high for the aspirations of all supercar manufacturers and few have come anywhere close to it. Despite Audi still owning Lamborghini today, the design quality, craftsmanship and imagination that go into each and every Lamborghini is very reminiscent to that of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s original vision in 1963.
Hat’s off to you, Lamborghini. Happy Birthday!
Photos and video from Lamborghini.