Photo credit: Tomas Zumalacarregui Arregui
Automotive enthusiasts probably already know that Ferruccio Lamborghini first founded the company in 1963 with the goal of manufacturing a refined grand touring car to compete with offerings from established marques such as Ferrari. Some early notable models include the 350 GT, Miura sports coupé, which used a rear mid-engine, rear wheel drive layout, the Jalpa sports car and the LM002 off-road vehicle. If the company decided to delve into the world of helicopters today, it would probably look something like the “Falco” by designer Tomas Zumalacarregui Arregui.
Germany-based supercar tuners Novitec Group unveils their latest creation, a tuned Lamborghini Huracan EVO. You’ll see that it comes equipped with naked-carbon aerodynamic-enhancement components, all of which were fine-tuned in a wind tunnel and ultra lightweight NL4 forged wheels in a staggered stance – 20 and 21 inches on the front and rear axles respectively wrapped in 245/30 ZR 20 + 325/25 ZR 21 Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tires.
Novitec is known for tuning a host of high-end supercars, and their latest project is definitely no slouch. They took the 3,362-pound Lamborghini Aventador and immediately shed 42-pounds without using carbon fiber, thanks to a custom stainless exhaust system with actively controlled flaps to modify the V12’s tone, which still makes 759 hp and 731 lb-ft of torque.
The Zagato Raptor Concept, also known as the Lamborghini Raptor, is a one-off vehicle created in 1996 by Zagato in partnership with Alain Wicki for Lamborghini. What sets this apart from other supercars of the time is the Zagato “double bubble” design and a unique door design where the entire middle section of the car swivels up and forward. It’s based on a 4WD Lamborghini Diablo and made its official debut at the 1996 Geneva Auto Show.
The Lamborghini Gallardo is the automaker’s best-selling model with 14,022 built throughout its production run from 2003-2013, and was named after a famous breed of fighting bull. On November 25, 2013, the final Gallardo was rolled off the production line and was eventually replaced by the Huracán in 2014. This 2004 model year has been custom-built by tuning shop Classic Youngtimers’ for offroad expeditions.