The 10-year-old concept is set to be auctioned off by Sotheby’s
Coming soon to RM Sotheby’s auction block is none other than the rarely seen 2006 Concept S from Lamborghini. Set to be a part of the auction house’s Art Automobiles auction later this year, the Luc Donckerwolke-designed open roadster was originally unveiled at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show to near universal acclaim, but, as Sotheby’s notes, “exceedingly high cost and time-consuming production ultimately ended with the first example also being the last, rendering chassis 001 — the vehicle slated for RM’s New York sale — a true, production-ready, one-off Lamborghini.” With just 112 miles on the odometer, the one-off supercar is expected to fetch between $2.4 and $3.0 million USD when it hits the auction block November 18.
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The much anticipated Gas Motorshow feature will air next weekend on Tuned in SA… @ignition_live channel 189 on DSTV.
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Just a couple days after Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann confirmed an open-top version of the beastly Aventador was on its way, automotive photographer Jordan Shiraki has put up exclusive first pictures of the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SuperVeloce Roadster via his website.
Seen here in a striking Blu Glauco paint job, there aren’t too many differences when compared to its hard-top predecessor apart from the $493,069 USD price tag and the fact that only 500 of them will be made. The Roadster version also boasts a 739-horsepower V-12 engine, allowing it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in a mere 2.8 seconds, while reaching astounding top speeds of 354 km/h. Complete with a two-piece removable carbon fiber roof, expect to hear more about the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SuperVeloce Roadster later on in the year.
Lay your tired, overworked eyes on this fine piece of tech: the Quintessence Yachts powerboat, produced in collaboration with Aston Martin and Mulder Designs. It’s so unbelievably luxurious, they won’t even tell us how much it costs yet. It’s not gonna be finished until September (just in time for Bond’s Spectre coming out) but we already know that it has a voice-controlled entertainment system and a electronically-powered slide cover…
Ban on record attempts keeps Chevrolet quiet for now
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, I bumped into a guy who spends a ton of time (and money) at the Nurburgring. During a wide-ranging conversation with me and an another automotive journalist, he mentioned that Chevrolet had somewhat recently made a timed run at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in the 2015 Corvette Z06 with the Z07 package. The time was reportedly something like 7:08, which would place the most potent street-spec Corvette within a second of the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo on the unofficial leaderboard. For those keeping score, that would place it behind a couple of Radicals, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce and possibly the Nissan for the overall record. Not bad.
According to our source, the Nurburgring’s ban on “official” record attempts has kept Chevrolet from announcing a time.
Earlier this year, Chevy personnel claimed that they’d attempted a ‘Ring run with the Z06, but if memory serves, they were forced to scuttle the effort due to inclement weather. There’s some forum chatter that supports the 7:08 number, but nothing credible. We asked Chevrolet for a comment this morning, but until the Nurburgring lifts its ban on manufacturers publicizing lap times, don’t hold your breath on a confirmation.