Date posted : January 17. 2016
One of the last events we visit in the year is usually the Essen Motor Show, and 2015 was no exception, so our photographer too the drive to Essen in Germany and returned with a really nice collection of Lamborghini shots, ranging from some of the most sought after classics right up to the latest V10 and V12 models that were present at this European tuning show.
Some might compare the yearly Essen Motor Show with the famous SEMA show in the United States, naturally this German counterpart isn't that elaborate, but still Essen manages to get some really amazing cars on display each year, the 2015 edition not only had the first production model to leave the factory gates in Sant'Agata at the show but also one of the most recent models in the Raging Bull line up ... naturally we're talking about the 350GT and the Aventador Superveloce here.
First up was a gold painted Lamborghini 350GT with a nice, dark red leather interior ... we've seen this car before, but she still draws attention, even if she's about 50 years old these days, and she is for sale if you are interested.
The same stand had some really interesting Lamborghini on display next to this 350GT, how about a pristine looking white Lamborghini Jalpa with a bright red leather interior and the ultimate Countach model ... a red Quattrovalvole running on those typical 'telephone dial' wheels, painted in gold like a true Eighties car should be, the interior of this Countach was another work of art with a two tone leather upholstery and some amazingly detailed strips on the seats and central console ... very nice, and rather rare I've been told.
Two more classics were shown next to these three masterpieces, a very nice dark brown Lamborghini Urraco P250 in S trim showing a perfect, brown leather interior and a beautiful Lamborghini Jarama in a rather special blue/green paint over a dark red leather upholstery ... different but very classy in fact.
One of the first Gallardo we encountered in Essen was a dark metallic, first edition Spyder showing a very light leather interior ... this 2007 model was priced at €89,000 during the show ... but we have to admit there were two other Gallardo at Essen that drew just a little more attention.
Let's take a look at the Praban stand who had two Gallardo on display, their matte black demo car we've seen back in 2013 was present again, with the Praban Stage 3 Twin Turbo Rennsport tuning ... total power output was listed at 1,500hp ... but Praban took their TT system one step further and installed it on one of the 185 Lamborghini Gallardo Nera models ... the result looked amazing, and the power output was even higher ... nearly 2,000 hp in a V10 Lamborghini.
One of the other stands had a bright yellow Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster for sale, with a front bumper inspired by the famous Murciélago LP670-4 Super Veloce and a very nice interior, the central console and parts on the door panels were finished in dark alcantara while the seats also combined this dark alcantara with yellow leather ... looked great to be honest, built in 2005 with a e-Gear transmission she was listed at €179,950.
Two more Lamborghini Murciélago were present at Essen, on was wrapped in a matte grey vinyl with bright red accents, but the most eye-catching feature on this V12 was the air ride suspension by Streetec ... this Bull was riding very low to the road while the third Murciélago on show was a bright orange metallic one : the Murciélago GTR 680 by RFK Tuning.
RFK Tuning has modified the engine management system of the standard Murciélago LP640 to increase the power from 640 hp to 680 hp while torque output went from 660 Nm to 705 Nm, acceleration from 0 to 100Km/h in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of more than 340 Km/h were the result ... rolling on custom wheels in 9x19 inch up front and 12.5x20 inch at the back with Pirelli P-Zero tires in 255/30 ZR19 and 325/25 ZR20 respectively ... very impressive.
And we haven't even discussed the Huracán in Essen yet, a nice Arancio Borealis LP610-4 on a set of glossy black Giano wheels looked great, but a white Huracán with Capristo exhaust impressed more, and Capristo is an official Squadra Corse partner to Lamborghini ... which makes installing their exhaust just a little more tempting, and it's not only about looks ... the V10 screams with a Capristo exhaust, just like a race car.
VOS Performance had their white Lamborghini Huracán at the 2015 Essen Motor Show, their very nice clear carbon fiber aerodynamic parts look really great on the new V10, at the Essen show VOS had their new rear diffuser fitted ... adding a very aggressive touch to the back of the Huracán. But VOS can also add a lot of carbon fiber parts to the interior of the Lamborghini Huracán ... if you are looking into creating a very special Huracányou should really get in touch with VOS Performance in Germany.
Not one, but two Aventador Pirelli Edition were shown in Essen, a bright red coupé model with a clear carbon fiber rear wing (that looked suspiciously a lot like the DMC SV rear wing) and a Grigio Titans Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster Pirelli Edition ... which I preferred to be honest, that matte grey paint looks absolutely amazing combined with the glossy black parts of the Pirelli Edition and the red pin striping.
This brings us the top of the line when it comes to Lamborghini V12 models to date ... the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce. The 'super-fast' flagship of the Sant'Agata production line was shown at Essen in a bright white dress ... combined with those matte finished carbon fiber parts, the glossy black cross-spoke wheels with their red central locking nut, the red brake calipers and those amazing looking sport seats on the inside with white details ... this is as perfect as it gets I think.
The 2015 edition of the Essen Motor Show was once again a great event with a lot of exotic and super cars and some of the most amazing tuned cars from over 150 actual owners ... in the end almost 360,000 visitors came to admire the cars, bikes ... and girls at the show ... for the 2016 edition they are expecting over 500 exhibitors ... so make sure you mark the date in your agenda.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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