• Spied: 2017 Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster

    July 26, 2015

    Spy shots taken on the roads outside of Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, factory have given us the best look yet at the limited-edition 2017 Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster.

    The SV Roadster is fitted with roughly the same body kit as the coupe model that was presented in Geneva last March, but it stands out thanks to a two-piece hard top crafted out of carbon fiber. Tipping the scale at just 13 pounds, the hard top can be conveniently stowed in the trunk.

    Lamborghini is not making any mechanical modifications to the Roadster, meaning that power comes from a Superveloce-sourced naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine that makes 750 horsepower at 8,400 rpm and over 500 lb-ft. of torque. Linked to a seven-speed transmission, the hand-built 12-cylinder sends the Roadster from zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds and on to a top speed of roughly 220 mph.

    The Superveloce weighs 3,472 pounds, a figure that makes it just 110 pounds heavier than the coupe but over 100 pounds lighter than the regular-production Aventador Roadster.

    The 2017 Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster will most likely be presented to the public this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and it will go on sale in select markets shortly after. Pricing information hasn’t been published yet, but production will be limited to only 500 examples.

    Full technical specifications and additional pictures will be released in the weeks leading up to the Frankfurt show.

  • First-ever Bugatti Veyron to cross the auction block

    July 26, 2015
    The very first Bugatti Veyron ever built is scheduled to cross the auction block next month in Monterey, California.

    Finished in an eye-catching two-tone red and black paint job, chassis number 001 was delivered new to an undisclosed location on the east coast, where it spent the first few years of its life. It was then sold to a buyer in California, and it has been living in the Beverly Hills area ever since.

    The auction description states that it’s in exceptional condition. The car has been showcased at a long list of events over the past decade, including this year’s edition of the Geneva Motor Show where it was displayed next to the last-ever Veyron.

    Although it has only covered 764 miles in ten years, the 2006 Veyron was recently given a full tune-up by Bugatti of Beverly Hills and it is said to be fully functional. Power comes from a massive 8.0-liter W16 engine that uses four turbos to deliver 986 horsepower to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

    RM Sotheby’s estimates the very first Veyron will sell for anywhere between $1.8 and $2.4 million when the hammer drops on August 13th, 2015. To sweeten the deal, the car will come with an extended two-year warranty from Bugatti Certified and two years of free maintenance.