This picture was taken a few moments after we parked our Arancio Argos Lamborghini Aventador with all its 700 horsepower in front of an unsuspecting Italian family’s home. They didn’t speak English (or Magyar) and I didn’t speak Italian, but Lambo’s V12 speaks an international language everyone understands.
The McLaren MP4/8B was powered by a Lamborghini V12 and driven by Ayrton Senna in September, 1993 at Estoril after the Portuguese Grand Prix. It was faster, and he wanted to race it in Japan. That never happened.
When Ferruccio Lamborghini commissioned a new V12 for his startup in 1963, few could have guessed that the resulting engine would remain in service until 2010. Now that 1–12–4–9–2–11-6–7–3–10–5–8 is the new 1–7–4–10–2–8–6–12–3–9–5–11, let’s take a look back.
In 1969, barely six years after its founding, a young Hungarian engineering student found himself at the Lamborghini factory. Presented here for the first time are his photographs of Miuras, Espadas and huge V12’s.
A gently used copy of everybody's favorite V12 powered SUV, the Jalopnik Fantasy Garage worthy Lamborghini LM002, has just sold on eBay for an astounding $105,000 US. The bright red 1990 LM American had only 7,300 miles on the clock and an immaculate interior. We never realized how many levers and buttons and gadgets…