Bizzarrini P538 prototype is part of the glorious Lamborghini history but it was not crafted in brand`s factory. The unique race car was styles by Giotto Bizzarrini.
The heart of the concept was a Lamborghini 4.0-Litre V-12 engine. The powertrain was capable of 430 bhp at 8500 rpm and could reach a top speed of 170 mph.
The car featured an ultra light weight of 700 Kg, with a length of 3990 mm and a height of 970 mm. The one-off was sold in the United States and entered in several races. Nowadays it cost probably $2.000.000.
Some of the Bizzarrini P538 racers featured the same chassis but used Chevrolet V8 engines.
One of the P538 supercars was later redesigned as the Manta concept.
Lamborghini cars successful story become 50 years ago. The founder Feruccio Lamborghini was an entrepreneur and car enthusiast. He owned some of the iconic Italian supercars such as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati.
In Lamborghini`s exotic car business there were some models that quickly changed the industry and become classics — starting with the 350 GTV prototype.
In 1966 Lamborghini launched the Miura. It was the first brand supercar named for fighting bull. This model was replaced by the Countach. This car was a real sensation with its upward-opening scissor doors. The heart of the Lamborghini Countach was a powerful V-12 engine.
Another exotic creation was Jalpa, as well as 1986 Lamborghini LM002. They were followed by Diablo, that was in production till the 1990s.
The Diablo`s replacement was named Murciélago. The Lamborghini Gallardo was the first to feature a modern design language. Then the Italian supercars company launched the Lamborghini Reventón, the Aventador , the Estoque, and the Veneno.
Image credits: Georg Schwalbach (GS1311), El Caganer
Lamborghini brand was presented at a charity event during the popular Super Bowl. The slogan of the initiative is “Old World Charm Meets New World Style and Technology”. Many current models as well as the legendary Lamborghini 350 GT were displayed during the celebratory weekend.
The Big Game Big Give was hosted by Giving Back Fund and Hollywood director Michael Bay at an Mediterranean-style mansion on St. Charles Avenue. More than 400 VIP guests were invited at the philanthropic event.
One of the most desirable and beautiful supercars in the world were displayed at Brussels Motor Show. The event was named Dream Cars for Wishes. Various exclusive brands attended the show such as Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Cadillac, Corvette, Ferrari, Fisker, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lexus, Lotus, McLaren, Mercedes, Porsche, Rolls Royce, and Spyker.
Dallas Performance LLC has presented one of their crazy project – a twin turbocharged Lamborghini Gallardo boasting 1200hp. The makeover was ordered by Lamborghini owner that wanted more power. The US tuner offers a standard package that provides 650whp with 93 Octane Fuel and 800+ whp with E85 or VP C16 Race Fuel.
The driver of the 2004 Gallardo wanted an 300whp extra, so Dallas-based company added a Stage 2 performance kit, including a twin turbo system with forged engine internals.
2004 Lamborghini Gallardo was designed in cooperation between Italdesign Giugiaro and Lamborghini’s expert Luc Donckerwolcke. The two-seater features distinctive appearance and brutal power coming from a V10 engine. In 2004 Lamborghini said it would build 1300 Gallardos a year.