In 1997 BMW had the opportunity to purchase Rolls-Royce. I don't think people realize the magnitude of running a bespoke and luxurious brand with a history that spans a millennia. You can't just stick to the norms the way you make everything else, you need to embrace the tradition while raising the bar. BMW took some immense steps to make that happen. Rolls-Royce has continued to reach skyward with every year and embrace what at first I'm sure seemed like an Everest moment, but once you reach the top you ask, "why did I never try to climb this before?" Today we're going to celebrate some of that history and what is moving Rolls-Royce forward.
Together #TheSociety represents thousands of years of experience in luxury and supercars. Chances are if you've seen the car we've experienced some part of its history or run into quirks of ownership and pains that are truly part of the joy of owning a unique hand-built masterpiece and the passion that brought them to life and drove people to spend incredible amounts of money and dedication to owning a unique part of history all their own.
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The Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica is the last of its breed. A 631 horsepower 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10, which means you can hear and feel all its fury. It doesn't compromise and in fact it may actually make hyperbolic a reality. It's built for the street but bred for the track.
Unfortunately it's the last of its kind. In 2024 Lamborghini will retire the legendary motors it is so known for and the V10 will be replaced with a V8 twin turbo hybrid motor, a first for the company that hasn't used a V8 since the Jalpa in 1988. We are undoubtedly becoming a part of history in this moment. We're are literally living the end of one era and the beginning of another as we, oblivious to the gravity, happily enjoy the cacophony of sound as we devour pizza and laugh among friends eagerly grinning the day this car hits the road.
This one was delivered to Lamborghini Boston for a friend that surprised me by inviting me to the delivery party, the first in the Northeast. I was not ready to film this momentous occasion, but I made due with what I had on hand and I think it came out perfectly to memorialize the mesmerizing moment.
We look forward to sharing it with you and I hope you enjoy.
Sometimes I run across a video that captures what we do, it puts you in the driver’s seat. Everything in your life should be the build up to a moment.
This is that moment.
In 1963 as Giotti Bizzarini began work on the first V12 3.5 liter for the first Lamborghini ever, the 350 GT, I wonder if he knew how legendary it would be. Lamborghini began its celebration of the V12 today as it begins its move toward hybridization, a move that started with the Sian.
Few know that only two V12 engines ever graced the engine bay of a Lamborghini. The first being Bizzarini's example which started as a 3.5 liter V12 350GT and Miura and ended its life with the Murcielago 670-4 Super Veloce. Beyond the increase in displacement the later models mostly only changed with weight and placement within the engine bay, progressively getting lower and lower.
When the Aventador was introduced in 2011 the new 6.5 liter V12 was designed completely in-house. It was made to be more reliable and capable of greater power, making as much as 830 horsepower in the Essenza SCV12 track car.
The only true constant was that the V12 was always naturally aspirated and it truly captured the sound of the presentation. One has only to look at the Murcielago R-GT presented by Reiter Engineering, the first factory supported race car, to hear its true charisma.
It's true, Lamborghini has had a passion for the V12. It's had many opportunities to move away from the iconic motor, but like the scissor doors that define its flagship offerings, it's been a constant throughout the brand's image. Many owners have stated it would be hard to imagine a Lamborghini without either, but the question was did it actually define the product.
When the Gallardo came out it suffered from a great deal of scrutiny and sometimes harsh criticism, packing only a V10 and regular doors, but it didn't take it long to outrun its venerable cousins. By the time of the 560 it could even compete against the Murcielago. When the Huracan followed it dared anyone to question its dominance. The Urus is also carried that appreciation to its model line as a well loved SUV, so its completely plausible that spirit will follow it into the next line-up.
The real question, is Lamborghini done with the V12? My personal opinion is, they'll never be done with the V12. The redesigned Countach showed that as long as a V12 graces the engine bay of a Lamborghini there will be buyers that will desire it. The truth is, maybe now more than ever and if demand exists it would be insane not to offer it even in limited quantities. If the V12 from 2011 has the same longevity as the original V12 then we should expect to see it for at least another 37 years. I personally hope that identity of Lamborghini and the legendary V12 outlives us all.
Hennessey, the Texas based speed hunters, has made a name for itself as a no holds barred, take no prisoners brand. It looks to up the anti with the Revolution, a track bred version of the Venom F5.
This version will have the same horsepower at 1,817 from the 6.6 V8, but it will be lighter and more nimble. It will undoubtedly be a slower car due to all the new aerodynamic downforce to keep it glued to the ground. If of course you can call a 311 mph top speed less fast. Full numbers haven't been released but the target weight will be under 3,000 lbs. and the suspension will be much more aggressive to target the track oriented buyer.
Only 25 of these will be built to the tune of $2.7 million and up. That's .6 million more than the base coupe, but the real bargain is the Revolution will be street legal. So our suggestion is, clear the streets. They're coming through.
At the beginning of the week we received the stunning news that Ken Block had passed away in a snowmobile accident. The news was followed by an outcry from so many on his passing that it filled up social media sources and shut down responses due to flooding comment sections. This included friends, family, major brands, and literally anyone that had an association with him. All posting their condolences and respect for the legendary rally driver. The love for Ken Block was on full display with how much he meant to so many that honored his efforts and example.
The FIA along with World Rally Championship that made him a legend heard the outcry and on January 9th announced they would also be honoring Ken and the infamous #43 by retiring the number for the 2023 season.
It is clear that Ken's passion for not only motorsports, but automotive art and design, as well as his social media presence made an impact on all those associated with it. He went above and beyond and touched something in everyone that worked with him as he shared his passion. The passion of living life to the fullest and being humble in success. An impact that I feel we didn't fully understood until it was gone.
Today we picked up and installed a new iPhone case for the iPhone 13 Pro Max that will be used for filming live events. We wanted something that really popped and this was it. Imagine it! You would be hard pressed to even look at the lense with that perfect Forged Carbon look.
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