Lamborghini

Lamborghini-Bentley SUV rivalry exposes VW's cutthroat brand strategy

Sept. 10, 2013 06:01 CET
Lamborghini's race with Bentley to build the world's most expensive SUV reflects the competition among VW's 12 brands.... Read More »

 

Lamborghini-Bentley SUV rivalry exposes VW's cutthroat brand strategy

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Lamborghini's development maestro, Maurizio Reggiani, resigned himself to weeks of sleeping on the shop floor after parent Volkswagen Group pulled the planned debut of his SUV in favor of one from corporate cousin Bentley. Lamborghini's fight to defend its dream factory -- and prevent Bentley from winning the race to build the world's most expensive SUV -- reflects VW's system of orchestrating competition among its 12 brands to keep them focused and hungry.... Read More »

 

VW wins court order to stop scientists from revealing codes used to start cars

July 29, 2013 12:40 CET
Volkswagen obtained a court order to prevent scientists from publishing the secret codes used to start Porsches, Audis, Bentleys and Lamborghinis.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Ralph Lauren's Bugatti shows fascination with cars definitely is not dying

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
We keep hearing that the iPod generation doesn't care as much about cars. That theory was proved wrong over the weekend during the Concourse d'Elegance in Como, Italy. Fashion designer Ralph Lauren's classic Bugatti was voted Best in Show by visitors to the event -- including those under 16 years old.... Read More »

 

Lamborghini's Egoista concept highlights edgy design

May 23, 2013 06:01 CET
The Lamborghini Egoista concept shown earlier this month at the company's 50th anniversary celebration in Bologna, Italy, isn't planned for production, but it does have a purpose: countering critics who think Lamborghini has lost some of its design edginess.... Read More »

 

CARS & CONCEPTS

Lambo's design exercise

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
The jet fighterlike Lamborghini Egoista concept shown this month at the company's 50th anniversary celebration in Bologna isn't planned for production, but it does have a purpose: countering critics who think Lambo has lost some of its design edginess.... Read More »

 

FINAL ASSEMBLY

In oil-rich Dubai, the cops get to ride in style

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2013
Dubai, the city with the world's tallest building and a global reputation for showing off its oil money, has a new gambit to wow the tourists: a fleet of $400,000 Lamborghini Aventadors for its police department.... Read More »

 

Taller, now faster -- Dubai police get Lamborghinis

April 12, 2013 19:21 CET
The city that boasts the world's tallest building is equipping its police with $400,000 Lamborghini sports cars that Dubai's deputy police chief says are in keeping with the Gulf capital's image.... Read More »

 

Taller, now faster -- Dubai police get Lamborghinis

1:21 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2013
The city that boasts the world's tallest building is equipping its police with $400,000 Lamborghini sports cars that Dubai's deputy police chief says are in keeping with the Gulf capital's image.... Read More »

 

BEST PRACTICES

From high-tech lasers to ultraluxury vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2013
Antoine Dominic was set to ease into early retirement in 2008 after selling the high-tech laser company he had run for several years and making a fortune on the stock he owned. But fate took him in a new direction.... Read More »

 

SALES

Fiat turns to Germany as Italy sales seen as worst since 1966

April 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat, faced with Italy sales that could fall to their lowest level for 47 years, is seeking to boost sales in Germany by offering steeper discounts than any other automaker there. Plummeting deliveries, hit by political turmoil, are upending Italy's auto industry and will hit Fiat, which makes 56 percent of its sales in the country, especially hard. As a result, hundreds of Italian dealerships are closing and factories are running at half capacity.... Read More »

 

Infiniti picks former BMW exec to head Europe

March 22, 2013 13:16 CET
Infiniti has appointed veteran premium brand executive Fintan Knight to lead the brand in Europe. Knight, 41, has 20 years experience working for automakers such as BMW, Audi and Lamborghini.... Read More »

 

NEW PRODUCT

Bentley, Lamborghini eye U.S. as top market for ultraluxury SUVs

March 22, 2013 06:01 CET
Bentley and Lamborghini want to create a niche -- the ultraluxury crossover with a price tag of $200,000 to $250,000 -- and they're aiming for annual combined volume of more than 7,000 vehicles.... Read More »

 

Bentley, Lambo eye big-bucks crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2013
Bentley and Lamborghini want to create a niche -- the ultraluxury crossover with a price tag of $200,000 to $250,000 -- and they're aiming for annual combined volume of more than 7,000 vehicles.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

LaFerrari and Golf were Geneva Web winners

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2013
Ferrari's new supercar and Volkswagen's award-winning top seller were the big Web winners from this year's Geneva auto show, according to a study. The VW Golf was the media champion of the show because of the debut of the GTI version of the compact as well as the car's victory in the 2013 European Car of the Year contest.... Read More »

 

NICK GIBBS

Lamborghini celebrates 50th with exclusive Veneno

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2013
Lamborghini stole the limelight from McLaren and Ferrari rivals on Monday by celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exclusive hypercar of which just three will be built.... Read More »

 

2013 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

VW design arm Giugiaro creates coupe-SUV concept

March 4, 2013 21:00 CET
VW Group-controlled design firm Italdesign Giugiaro unveiled a concept car in Geneva that hints to a new type of Grand Tourism luxury model. What makes the sleek two-seat coupe unique is that it also offers go-anywhere off-road capability typically reserved for SUVs.... Read More »

 

2013 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

U.S., Asia driving sales gains in global supercar market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2013
The recovering U.S. economy has brought conspicuous consumers out of hiding in the world's biggest supercar market. And the return of big-spending Americans is especially crucial for Italy's exotic automotive brands as the debt crisis cripples demand in southern Europe. Global sales of cars costing more than $130,000 are forecast to beat the 2007 peak this year and will climb 35 percent to almost 540,000 by 2015, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

 

Lamborghini will mark 50th anniversary with new model

Dec. 13, 2012 06:01 CET
Lamborghini is laying big plans for its 50th birthday celebration next year, including a new car. Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said the automaker will unveil "a special car that will celebrate" the anniversary -- a one-off design.... Read More »

 

Lambo will mark 50th year with a new model

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2012
Automobili Lamborghini, the Italian exotic sports car maker founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini, is laying big plans for its 50th birthday celebration next year, including a new car. Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said the automaker will unveil "a special car that will celebrate" the anniversary -- a one-off design.... Read More »

 

MARK RECHTIN

Lamborghini unveils topless Aventador

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2012
If Lamborghini makes a coupe, you can be sure a topless version is coming as well. Sure enough, the Italian supercar-maker revealed a roadster version of its Aventador LP700-4. And, of course, it's fast: the Aventador Roadster will accelerate from 0-100kph in 3 seconds, with a maximum speed of about 350kph.... Read More »

 

Lamborghini CEO says ultraluxury car demand won't grow in 2013

Nov. 14, 2012 06:01 CET
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said global demand for ultraluxury sports cars will probably not increase next year as the European debt crisis drags on and China's economy slows.... Read More »

 

Lamborghini CEO says ultra-luxury car demand won’t grow in 2013

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2012
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said global demand for ultra-luxury sports cars will probably not increase next year as the European debt crisis drags on and China’s economy slows.... Read More »

 

MARK RECHTIN

Lamborghini: Aventador Roadster goes 0-to-62 in three seconds

4:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2012
If Lamborghini makes a coupe, you can be sure a topless version is coming as well. Sure enough, the Italian supercar-maker revealed today a roadster version of its Aventador LP700-4. And, of course, it's fast: the Aventador Roadster will accelerate from 0-62 mph in less than three seconds, with a maximum speed of about 217 mph, the automaker claims.... Read More »

 

Europe crisis alters VW product plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2012
In a sign that Europe's economic crisis is beginning to cause pain at the German auto giant, Volkswagen Group is changing its product plans at opposite ends of the price spectrum.... Read More »

 

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