For the 2018 edition of Viva Italia I was once again able to visit the famous TT Circuit in Assen, the Netherlands to admire the massive collection of Italian made cars that would be on display during the day, and take onto the track for a few stints … Viva Italia sure isn’t a static event.
The sun wasn’t always out during the day, but at least we didn’t get any rain this time around, and from early on we could see a nice number of cars being driven by their owners arriving on the ‘show paddock’, an area designated for Lamborghini cars that would be restricted for VIP visitors only, and with cars like a pristine Countach, a stunning Murcielago Super Veloce and a Ferrari F40, you know the owners won’t like it not to have their cars a bit protected from the countless visitors that came to Assen that day.
What did surprise me was the fact no less than two Lamborghini Gallardo SE were present, and both were finished in a stunning pearl metallic white, that is really rare, just like the first edition Gallardo Superleggera, a white one is rare, but also a yellow and an orange one came to Viva ltalia … to be accompanied by an original 5.0 Gallardo, a few LP560-4, an LP570-4 Superleggera and a stunning, Rosso Mars Gallardo Performante … it is obvious the Gallardo was a success in sales.
For me one of the highlights of the day was encountering an Huracan Performante in Bianco Canopus, the satin pearl white metallic shade from Lamborghini I absolutely love … and rumor had it the owner actually had a second Performante at home.
Once again the Nero Nemesis Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 Super Veloce came from Germany together with a brand new looking, yellow Lamborghini Diablo … to join a few other Murciélago on display … one of them was retrofitted with SV wheels and LP640 taillights.
Probably the oldest Lamborghini at Viva Italia this year was the well-known, red Espada Series II, a classic lady that is celebrating her 50th anniversary this year, a powerful V12 four-seater made in Sant’Agata.