In early September 2022, there were two major events being organized in the UK, the Salon Privé’s annual Blenheim Palace event and the Concours d’Elegance at Hampton Court Palace, naturally, the Raging Bull invited clients, friends, and VIPs to attend both, and came along with a very nice selection of cars, both brand new, and classic ones from the vast history of the company from Sant’Agata.
Between August 31 and September 4 you could catch a glimpse of the brand new Lamborghini V10 Huracán Tecnica at Blenheim Palace, finished in the stunning Arancio Xanto, a shade that was introduced on the Huracán EVO a while ago, with the power from the STO, which is a track weapon, and the more refined looks that are an evolution of the current EVO, and talking about the Huracán STO, Lamborghini had a very nice Grigio Lynx finished STO on the stand for comparison.
The third Raging Bull on the Lamborghini stand at Salon Privé was the ultimate version of the outgoing flagship V12 model, the Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae finished in the amazing-looking Grigio Acheso, paying homage to the last of the naturally-aspirated V12 Lamborghini before we’ll get to see the replacement at the end of 2022, which as we all know will still retain the V12 engine, but a completely new development that has been built to be a hybrid from the start, a trend that will continue with more new model unveils in 2023 and onwards.
But rumor has it the Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica that has only just been unveiled can’t even be ordered anymore, we’ve read the window during which clients could order the Tecnica only opened for a short while, although there has been no mention of it being a limited edition model, it seems they are really putting a cap on how many of these smoother looking STO derivatives will be built in the end, at the same time the source did mention you can still order the STO at the time of writing, which seems odd if you come to think about the fact that Lamborghini has revealed their entire 2024 production is sold out already … and by 2025 we’ll probably be looking at the Huracán replacement too, so my guess is that if you really want to order a brand new Huracán, you’d better hurry.
Artist Paul Oz was invited by Automobili Lamborghini SpA to the event to create a bespoke painting featuring the famous Lamborghini Raging Bull logo using thick oils on carbon fiber, this modern artist specializes in automotive and motorsport art and sculpture, he created an amazingly vibrant piece, which happened to be already sold to a Lamborghini owner, so no, you can’t buy it anymore.
On the lawns of Salon Privé, a specially-curated Platinum Collection of cars from the last 70 years in honor of the Queen’s Jubilee, showcased no less than three exceptional Lamborghini models from the past, like an extremely rare Reventón Roadster from 2010, with 20 units made of the Reventón Coupe in 2008, the Roadster was even more limited to just 15 units, but this one was in fact an RHD version, and only three of those were made for the entire world, this Reventón Roadster is just as rare as the Veneno Coupe if you think about it.
If you want to talk about rare and exclusive Lamborghini models, how about a 1973 Miura P400 SVJ? This was chassis #4860, said to be the fourth and final Miura SV ‘Jota’ to be officially modified right at the Lamborghini factory, this specific silver ‘modificato’ was built on special order for Hubert Hahne, a long-time friend of the late Ferruccio Lamborghini from Germany, Ferruccio personally kept an eye on this car during its construction, hence this specific one came with several unique details including a larger fuel tank and stiffer suspension.
This famous Miura SVJ has been completely restored under the direction of the in-house Lamborghini Polo Storico department, during which a rigorous research and certification process was undertaken, subsequently, this car was awarded a certificate of historical authenticity by Lamborghini, with the ‘Hahne Jota’ honored in 2020 when exhibited by Lamborghini Polo Storico at Paris Rétromobile.
Finally, another important, limited-edition Lamborghini was presented too, the Diablo SE30, or Special Edition 30, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of Automobili Lamborghini SpA in 1963, in total only 150 units of the Diablo SE30 were built, many of which were finished in the famous Viola 30 hue, a bright purple metallic, with a blue Alcantara interior, although most cars for the US market (25 of the 150 in total) came with a leather upholstery instead. This titanium Diablo SE30 on display was number 64/150, originally delivered to a customer in Austria back in 1996, but today in UK ownership.