Date posted : June 14. 2015
When the Viva Italia event is held on the famous TT Circuit in Assen, the Netherlands I get up very early in the morning and drive almost 4 hours to visit one of the most impressive outdoor shows in Europe, especially since SuperCarSunday.nl is held at the same time ... so an extreme number of super exotic cars are shown ... and driven on the track ... I just can't afford to stay at home.
Naturally cars like the Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari LaFerrari, Ferrari Enzo, Koenigsegg Agera, Porsche 918, McLaren 570S and a rare Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss draw a lot of attention as you rarely see them on the open road, still the large number of Lamborghini at this event was even more impressive, decades worth of production cars made in Sant'Agata were on display during SuperCarSunday.nl and Viva Italia.
I actually lost count of exactly how many Lamborghini could be admired that Sunday, on the Lamborghini Club Nederland stand we could enjoy some amazing catering together with a collection of Bulls with V8, V10 and V12 engines ... the silver metallic V8 Jalpa even rolled on a set of those highly sought after Silhouette wheels while the massive, red LM002 was an earlier model with the Countach V12 engine up front.
A large number of Lamborghini Gallardo showed up at Viva Italia too, ranging from the early model both in Coupé and in Spyder form, over the LP560-4 model right up to the LP570-4 Superleggera ... complete with a very rare, white Gallardo Superleggera and a beautiful matte grey wrap Gallardo and a duo of yellow V10. A nice dark grey metallic one, the black Gallardo Rally car and one of only 185 Gallardo Nera were also on display among others.
In the V12 arena a few Countach took battle, a nice white LP500S and a dark red metallic 25th Anniversary were accompanied by the well-known red Countach Quattrovalvole, the latter still wearing her starting number from the Grande Giro event back in 2013.
Naturally the by now classic Diablo wasn't absent either, two silver metallic ones and a total of four yellow ones made their appearance, even the final production model, the VT 6.0 was present together with a rare 1999 model of the Diablo SV, complete with SVR rear wing.
A few units of the Lamborghini Murciélago were on show too, the very nice orange metallic one with a stunning Q-Citura seats, but also a yellow Murciélago showed up with two black Bulls, one of them in the amazing LP640 evolution.
Despite the higher prices for the more recent Lamborghini Aventador they sure weren't kept in their garage, a large number of these new flagship made it to Assen this time, the original LP700-4 finished in white, black and green, but also the magnificent Aventador LP700-4 Roadster and even one of the very rare Aventador LP720-4 Roadster ... only 100 of these 50th Anniversary edition models were built, and a white one could be admired in Assen this time.
It also became very obvious the new Huracan is a big success for Lamborghini ... the sheer number of these brand new V10 models was breathtaking ... finished in orange, green, black, red and blue they all looked very, very nice ... I can't wait for the next edition of Viva Italia, with a bit of luck we'll be seeing the new Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce and the Huracan LP610-4 Spyder in 2016.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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