On September 16. 2016 Lamborghini celebrated a few milestones in their history during the Lamborghini Day in Tokyo. The very special, limited edition Lamborghini Centenario was shown for the first time in Asia, a car to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ferruccio Lamborghini who founded the car company back in 1963.
A second anniversary was the 50 years of the Miura, a lot of these iconic Bulls gathered at the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery in Tokyo, Japan … in fact a total of 36 Lamborghini gathered for the Lamborghini Day Tokyo Concours d’Elegance exhibition … later a convoy of over 65 cars would parade trough the heart of Tokyo.
The first half of 2016 has been a very successful year for Automobili Lamborghini, sales have never been higher with the help of the new V10 Huracán models and Japan is still in the top three markets worldwide for Lamborghini … and it might still grow further once the Urus is available.
At the Concours d’Elegance a number of classic Lamborghini took part of the competition, several Miura, Countach and Diablo were present to try and capture one of the awards available … there were three awards divided into classes for either Miura, Countach or Diablo while two other awards were decided upon by the audience and an award for the most authentic classic Raging Bull. The final award was ‘Best car of the Miura 50th Anniversary year’.
If you take a convoy of more than 65 Lamborghini into the streets of Tokyo, through the intersection of Omotesando and Shibuya right in the center of Tokyo … you are sure to draw a lot of attention … with cars like the Huracán Avio, Huracán LP580-2, a bright pink Huracán Spyder and a one of a kind Aventador LP720-4 … who wouldn’t stop in their track and look at these amazing cars passing by?
Lamborghini also celebrated the opening of their ‘Excellence in Carbon Fiber’ event at the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery in Tokyo, Lamborghini has been a leader in the industry when it comes to development and use of carbon fiber … from the Countach on the use of carbon fiber in a Lamborghini has only become greater.
Japan actually produces most of the raw material for carbon fiber, so Lamborghini has been working together with Japanese companies since 2008, in fact there is now a co-operation project called ‘CFRP Press Technologies and Processes Automation’ between Automobili Lamborghini and Mitsubishi Rayon Co.Ltd to create more automation in manufacturing carbon fiber on a larger scale production.
The event ended with a Memorandum of Understanding which was signed between Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chief Executive Officer and Dr. Hitoshi Ochi, the President of Mitsubishi Rayon Co.,Ltd.