Monday 1 June 2009

Pushing the Limits With Lamborghini Tuning

Lamborghinis are well known as being exceptional cars, they signify prestige and power and usually you’ll need a six figure income to afford one. Assuming you have then there’s a good chance you’ll be enjoying the speed and luxury of such a great car.

The thing is that for many petrol heads who own a car they will want to push that car to its limits and get the absolute most out of the car and its engine. By modifying or tuning any car you’ll be able to customise the ride of that car.

Whether it’s increasing the speed, acceleration, braking or handling then there is bound to be a part or a tweak for you to alter in order to achieve your desired effect. Just because Lamborghinis are among the fastest cars in the world, especially the latest powerhouse featured in this year’s summer blockbuster The Dark Knight, the Murcielago LP640, this doesn’t mean that you can’t get any better than the factory settings.

There are plenty of power inducing Performance Parts for Lamborghini that can help generate 5 to 10% more power in your Lamborghini and whilst it may seem small to most people but if you want to be the cream of the cream of the crop then you’ll look to making your sports car better than the next person’s.

Various Lamborghini Tuning parts include uprating your turbo unit to reduce lag and increase peak power, other ways including making the inside of your engine icy cold whether you are heating and cooling the engine block or engaging in a bit of forced induction to keep everything nice and cool whilst being able to reach super speeds.

Other ways in which you can make a more noticeable alteration to your Lamborghini is visual alterations; many customisation groups can provide a more racing car styled body kit to complement the raging bull engine within.

There are many Lamborghini pictures of these kits as well as other styling mods like new alloy wheels, there are a plethora of different styles and sizes, Lamborghinis look stunning with larger sized alloy wheels and even coloured wheels can help make your Lamborghini stand out even more.

Lamborghini - a Ferrari Killer?

Just like when talking about Ferrari, Lamborghini projects a clear image of power and wealth to those who own one of these super vehicles. This is an Italian company founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963, so it can be said that this car manufacturing company is fairly new, but it has kept an excellent quality and performance record which rivals that of Ferrari.

Unlike Ferrari's founder (Enzo Ferrari), Lamborghini's founded did not have a passion for racing cars like Enzo did, quite the contrary, Ferruccio Lamborghini had a tractor factory!. This tractor factory was indeed the financial base used to create the car company Lamborghini.

The origins of the company as told by Ferruccio Lamborghini's son is quite amazing. It turns out that Ferruccio went to meet Enzo Ferrari at his factory to complain about he quality of the clutch in the Ferrari 250 GT which he owned at the time (this is a sports car model of the 1950's). Enzo Ferrari then sent him away by telling him to go drive tractors because he didn't know how to drive cars. Lamborghini then had his Ferrari's clutch dismantled and realized that the clutch manufacturer was the same company which provided the clutches for his tractors!, Lamborghini then found a spare part in his warehouse which the thought might solve the problem and voila!, it did the job indeed. Ever since, Lamborghini became a dissatisfied Ferrari client and aimed to beat Ferrari in his own game.

Ferruccio then decided that his cars would have a V12 engine so he hired Giotto Bizzarrini who worked under Ferrari's engine development team in the past.

And as it turns out, Ferrari and Lamborghini are two automotive groups which are considered rival companies, and equivalents in quality as well as price.

Ever since its creation, Lamborghini has experienced continuous sales growth. It's cars are among the most powerful, expensive and exclusive in the world, they feature several exclusive characteristics such as high tech V10 - V12 engines, carbon fiber construction and custom styling by the most prestigious automotive designers such as: Franco Scaglione, Zagato, Marcello Gandini, etc.

Among the most recent popular models produced by this company we have: the V12 Lamborghini Diablo reaching a maximum speed of 330km/h; the V12 Lamborghini Murcielago; the V10 Gallardo; the V12 Murcielago LP640 and last but not the least the one of a kind Lamborghini Reventon debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto show. This vehicle manufacturer is without a doubt one of the best in the world.

Lamborghini Embolado

Lamborghini Embolado

The Lamborghini Embolado is an extreme sportscar characterized by an aggressive design with sharp and steady lines. The author is Luca Serafini, an Industrial Design final year student at University of Parma, Italy.The project idea came from the designer's dream to work as a designer for Lamborghini; a very natural desire, since he lives in Modena, just a few kilometers away from Sant'Agata Bolognese.
As Luca Serafini explains "the inspiration came from the research of a Spanish festival, named "Embolado Bull" (or Toro Embolado).
"The choice of the name was the first step towards the creation of this concept".
"Based on the Gallardo dimensions, I started to define the main lines in a very marked and steady way, giving the front end taurin forms".
The movement of the side surfaces gives the car a natural sleek appearance. All the design is based on the "aggressivity" theme.
"After the recent launch of the Gallardo Superleggera, in order to make a tribute to it, I have adapted the Embolado Concept basing on the aestethic modifications of the new model, with some post-process in Photoshop."
The Embolado was modeled in Rhino; the final renderings were created in 3DStudio MAX, with some post-process in Photoshop.
Lamborghini Embolado Lamborghini Embolado Superleggera

About the Designer

Luca Serafini is currently in his final year of the Industrial Design Course at the University of Parma, Italy.
For three years he participated in the chassis design of the Formula Student racing car, in partnership with the University of Modena.
Among his professional experiences are collaborations with the MilanPolitecnico and with car cutomization projects. He is starting a career as a freelance designer.