The annual Esperienza Giro China “Journey into the Vast” has just concluded, an unparalleled expedition organized by Lamborghini through the majestic northwestern region of China covering more than 800 kilometers, designed to offer Chinese customers an exclusive and extraordinary driving experience.
During the five-day journey, a fleet of 42 Lamborghini super sports cars and super SUVs departed from Yinchuan and traveled across the vast lands of Ningxia and Gansu along the banks of the Yellow River, driving on the magnificent Route 66, passing through the colossal Helan mountain range and arriving in the Tengger Desert. The Lamborghini Urus perfectly navigated the different types of terrain, from the asphalt to the vast sea of sand, thanks to its active torque vectoring that ensures optimal adaptation on any type of terrain.
“Journey into the Vast” also included a luxurious night deep in the desert. Here, guests enjoyed a stay at the Desert Star Hotel which, with its mix of regional and modern design, allowed them to be immersed in the natural beauty of the green desert oasis under a stunning canopy of stars.
The Gherkin of London, one of the most admired symbols of the City, is the perfect setting for the shapes of Lamborghini Urus. The characteristic cone shape of the building, designed to reduce atmospheric turbulence, perfectly blends in with the strong personality of the Super SUV capable of exploring any terrain.
With its 41 floors and 180-meter height, the Gherkin was completed in 2003 by the firm Foster and Partners and uses extremely innovative energy savings methods. Its pipes extract the hot air from the building during the summer to cool it and heat the building in the winter using a passive solar heating system.
Design and functionality create a perfect alliance for the building, which reverberates the visionary approach of Lamborghini Urus: the only vehicle created to combine the soul of a super sports car with the functionality of a SUV.
Carbon fiber is one of the main features of the vehicles born in Sant’Agata Bolognese. The Lamborghini heritage in developing high-tech solutions to get the full benefit from the purest form of this astonishing material – light in weight yet extremely resistant – is unprecedented.
Lamborghini Accessori Originali offer a complete range of premium components that bring your Urus to the next level of performance and style: exterior Kit, Interior Kit, Engine bay cover, Rim badge, Carbon look car cover.
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Earth Day: Lamborghini receives the Green Star 2021 award and renews its commitment to environmental sustainability by participating in #Project1Hour
- Lamborghini among the most sustainable companies in Italy
- A digital talk on climate change in support of VW Group’s #Project1Hour campaign
- Winkelmann: “We are ready to accelerate our commitments in regard to environmental sustainability, with an announcement coming soon. We want to give concrete answers, with significant innovations, to this time of profound transformation that is affecting the automotive industry as a whole.”
Sant’Agata Bolognese, 22 April 2021 – On the occasion of Earth Day, Automobili Lamborghini receives the Green Star 2021 award, ranking among the most sustainable companies in Italy. The award is given annually by the German Institute for Quality and Finance (ITQF) in collaboration with the Institute for Management and Economic Research (IMWF) of Hamburg, which carry out complex and detailed online research to determine the companies that are most committed to green economy strategies, with the specific intent of minimizing industrial impact in full respect for the environment and society.
Alongside this important recognition, Lamborghini is actively participating in the #Project1Hour initiative, organized by Volkswagen Group through a global campaign involving its more than 660,000 employees worldwide, to reflect on climate change and on the impact that our behaviors and habits have on the planet. In support of this project, Lamborghini has organized a digital talk open to its 1,800 people, held by two climate change experts: Silvia Torresan, PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and co-director of the Risk Analysis and Adaptation Strategies Division (RAAS) at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC); and Luca Bracali, photographer, filmmaker, explorer and ambassador for life of Save the Planet. Today’s presentation is part of the various environmental awareness and education initiatives promoted by the company for its employees, such as the internal communication campaigns and the various events organized at Parco Lamborghini.
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, commented: “The Green Star Award and our contribution to the #Project1hour campaign are further proof of the company’s commitment, pursued with a great sense of responsibility since 2009 and which, through continuous industrial investments, led to the achievement of CO2-neutral certification in 2015 that was also maintained following the recent production site expansion. We are currently engaged in defining a strategy, to be officially announced soon, which will lead us to accelerate our commitments with regards to environmental sustainability. We want to give concrete answers, through significant innovations, during this time of profound transformation that affects the whole automotive industry. We are convinced that our decisions as a company, but also as individuals, can make a difference: for us and for our future generations.”
Lamborghini’s actions in relation to environmental sustainability
Automobili Lamborghini pursues a specific business strategy based on a program of corporate ethical responsibility. The company’s objective is to create value through responsible actions
towards the world in which it operates, thus contributing to the sustainable development of the economy and society with constant care for the environment.
Lamborghini’s sustainability project started in 2009 and has achieved a series of important milestones over the years:
- 2009: Lamborghini was the first and only Italian company in the automotive sector to obtain EMAS environmental certification.
- 2010: Inauguration of one of the largest photovoltaic systems in the industrial sector in Emilia-Romagna, covering an area of 15,000 square meters and providing a CO2 reduction of 1,000 tons per year.
- 2011: Inauguration of the Lamborghini Park, a pioneering environmental initiative created in collaboration with the community of Sant’Agata Bolognese and the universities of Bologna, Bolzano and Munich. The project involved the planting of 10,000 oak trees.
- 2012: Inauguration of a building specifically dedicated to the development of prototypes and pre-series cars. It was the first industrial multi-story building in Italy designed to achieve energy class A.
- 2015: Implementation of the new trigeneration and district heating systems, two of the main projects supported by the company in Sant’Agata Bolognese to obtain CO2-neutral certification for the entire plant. The district heating system alone, which distributes hot water inside the factory from a biogas-fuelled cogeneration plant, saves around 1,800 tons of CO2 each year.
- 2016: Installation of an apiary to start an environmental biomonitoring activity with bees inside the Lamborghini Park. In addition to the ecological purposes and monitoring of pollution levels in the area surrounding the Sant’Agata Bolognese production site, the apiary produces certified Lamborghini-brand honey which is distributed yearly to the employees.
- 2017: Inauguration of Torre 1963 office building, which obtained the record score in Italy (92 pts) in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest international standard of energy and environmental certification for buildings.
- 2018: With the expansion of the Sant’Agata Bolognese production site (from 80,000 to 160,000 square meters), following the launch of the Urus project, the entire plant maintained the CO2-neutral certification obtained in 2015 thanks to an expansion project that fully respected the commitments made in terms of environmental sustainability.
- 2019: Implementation of the new Urus paint shop that resulted in a 30% reduction in land use compared to a comparable plant. 95% of the paints used are water-based, and with E-Cube technology, which allows overspray to be captured during the painting process, water consumption for air filtration is reduced to zero.
- In 2019, the company canteen became plastic-free.
- 2020: Efficient resource management, energy supply from renewable sources, protection of biodiversity, and recycling of materials: these are just some of the targets achieved in the course of 2020 that aim to meet new global challenges for a more sustainable future. In addition, the company set up a new Sustainability Task Force, an interdepartmental working group with the aim of exchanging new ideas for continuous improvement. Finally, even during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic, Lamborghini did not turn its attention away from environmental and sustainability issues and distributed washable masks to all its employees, which makes it possible to significantly reduce the waste resulting from their use and be more eco-friendly.
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- Lamborghini has received the award for the eighth year running
- A people-focused strategy in the year of the pandemic
- Innovative digital programs, tools for more flexibility and for income support, projects for social responsibility
Sant’Agata Bolognese, January 25, 2021 – For the eighth year running, Automobili Lamborghini has received the “Top Employer Italy 2021” award from the Top Employers Institute, an agency that acknowledges companies that apply the highest quality standards to how they manage their human capital.
This award once again acknowledges Lamborghini’s efforts to promote a corporate culture revolving around its people. Umberto Tossini, Chief Human Capital Officer at Lamborghini, commented: “In a year dominated by the pandemic, this award is even more poignant. Our company reacted promptly to the challenges presented by the emergency, considering our people as the absolute priority and implementing actions dictated by an absolute sense of responsibility towards the company and the country. Investing constantly in the wellbeing and growth of our people drives their sense of motivation, which plays a vital role in meeting company targets and gives us all common values and perspectives.”
Today, Lamborghini employs more than 1,800 people, an increase of 10% in 2020 and of 70% over the last five years.
Keeping the focus on people using digital technology, tools for flexibility and income support, and actions of social responsibility
Several projects were put in place during 2020. In addition to the innovative projects already launched to promote diversity, inclusion, equal parenting rights and equal pay for men and women with equivalent qualifications and duties, the company started several new programs in 2020 with the support of union representatives, offering a tangible response to the emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19.
Significant investments in digital technology were made, implementing a program designed to help maintain relations with the company and guarantee the continuity of training during the lockdown. The digital project “Fermarsi e Formarsi” – Stop and Train – has tips and advice on making the best use of time spent in quarantine, such as free training courses and ideas for personal wellbeing: this included webinars taken by panels of experts who were called on to support the psychological and physical wellbeing of employees, as well as the construction of the “Lamborghini Learning Place” e-learning platform, a virtual space focusing on developing individual skills. Inclusion has always been the backbone of the corporate culture at Lamborghini, which led to the development of courses with simultaneous translation into Italian Sign Language so that hearing-impaired colleagues are also involved. Along with these ideas, Lamborghini developed and launched an App for Lamborghini employees, to which they directly contributed with the aim of achieving an increasingly inclusive approach and taking in all areas of the company.
Today, digital ecosystems mean people can be close even when socially distancing; at Lamborghini it also meant the company’s fitness program – LamboFIT – did not have to be abandoned and was adapted to become a streaming format catering for all needs.
As regards Work-Life Integration, various tools were put in place for greater flexibility to support the income of employees and their work organization. Non-stop dialog with social partners, running in parallel with the efforts of the Joint Committee handling the COVID-19 emergency, resulted in a much stronger focus on remote working; the Results Bonus being paid earlier than usual; and access to benefits worth up to 80% of pay for days taken off because of COVID, as well as seven extra days. Staff were allowed to take 80 extra holiday hours, that they can make up at a later date, with the possibility of converting part of their Year-End Bonus into paid leave. To support employees experiencing more serious difficulties, the Hours Solidarity Bank was launched, putting a special focus on temporary workers by extending their contracts for up to six months in order to neutralize the effects of the lockdown.
During the temporary suspension of the company’s operations for 70 days last spring, Lamborghini launched several important projects for social responsibility, such as converting some of its production departments to make medical face masks and visors for St. Orsola Hospital in Bologna and working with SIARE Engineering International Group to co-engineer and manufacture breathing simulators.
Francesco took his Management Engineering degree from the University of Rome Tor Vergata and then developed a passion for the automotive industry following his studies when he approached the world of metalworking and mechanical engineering.
He has been working at Lamborghini for seven years. After serving as a member of the composite materials industrial team, today he is head of the Painting team. Francesco took part in launching the Paintshop, a system featuring innovative painting technologies for the Urus model. It is a highly complex project that was completed thanks to an interdepartmental and international team that made the job even more stimulating.
The key concept of Francesco’s job is efficiency in getting results through the tools available and teamwork.
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Giuseppe was born in Turin and his dream ever since early childhood was to design cars. His educational path started from the Politecnico di Torino, where he enrolled in Automotive Engineering. Together with another eight colleagues, here he founded the Formula Student Racing Team in 2005 before he transferred abroad.
Following a few years working as a race engineer, he decided to return to Italy, when he came into contact with Automobili Lamborghini. A short time later, he was called upon to lead the Vehicle Dynamic Simulations team, on which he is working still today. The essence of his work consists of driving cars in a virtual environment with both driving simulators and offline simulations. All data collected defines the path to be followed in the design stage and is shared with his other colleagues.
Teamwork is essential for his position because even though every component is made by an individual, comparison and collaboration are necessary to make the model work.
Giuseppe sees Lamborghini as a big family in which everyone respects each other. Everyone can trust one another in every team and in every discussion, and this is the pillar of every meeting and every position.
Lamborghini invites you to discover the thrill of its brand new Huracán STO, a road-legal super sports car with a racing heart. Inspired by the heritage of Lamborghini Squadra Corse, it boosts the superior aerodynamics and motorsport engineering of the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO, as well as the three-time 24 Hours of Daytona-winning and two-time 12 Hours of Sebring-winning Huracán GT3 EVO.
In short, the new Huracán EVO STO, a rear-wheel drive super sports car with naturally aspirated V10 engine, is based on a true story: born on the track but destined for road use.
Thanks to its V10 naturally-aspirated 640 CV (470 kW) power plant that produces 565 Nm at 6,500 rpm and a weight to power ratio of 2.09 kg/hp, the rear-wheel drive Huracán STO delivers acceleration rates of 0-100 km/h in 3.0 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 9.0 seconds, a top speed of 310 km/h, and braking from 100 km/h to 0 in 30.0 meters. All this combined with the motorsports design of its superior aerodynamics, lightweight materials and unfettered steering make this super sports car a breathtaking drive.
Unique lightweight design with motorsport aerodynamics
Created to bring the emotion of the track to every road drive, the Huracán STO exterior features a series of classic Squadra Corse aerodynamic details, like air ducts on the front hood, a new front splitter, louvers in the front fenders, a NACA air intake on the rear fender, a shark fin and air scoop on the rear hood and an adjustable slotted rear wing. The result is a 37% improvement in airflow efficiency, the highest level of downforce in its class and the best aerodynamics balance for a rear-wheel drive car. All this is then combined with a significant reduction in weight, achieved by combining ultra-light carbon fiber panels and the “sandwich” technology developed by the aerospace industry. The windshield is also 20% lighter and there are improved magnesium rims fitted with bespoke Bridgestone Potenza tires and a distinctive one-piece “cofango” hood and fender.
Racing spirit with 3 new ANIMA driving modes
Thanks to its V10 aspirated engine, its highly responsive, rapid gearshift, direct pedal-to-throttle feel, and a more direct, fixed steering ratio that includes rear-wheel steering, the Huracán STO guarantees superior cornering. At the same time, this super sports car also provides a comfortable road experience due to 3 special drive modes that adjust the Lamborghini LDVI dynamics system to suit different conditions. STO offers a fun, all-weather street-driving action while Pioggia and Trofeo enhance track performance in the wet and dry. A sense of secure driving is also guaranteed by the car’s Brembo CCM-R disc braking system that was originally developed for Formula 1 and improves maximum brake power by 25%.
Luxurious interiors with a distinctive racing style
The interior of the Huracán STO is designed to stimulate the same racing thrill as the exterior. The accent is on ultra-light carbon fiber, featured in the door panels and sports seats, and there is also lightweight Alcantara upholstery and a high-grade titanium rear arch with four-point seatbelts developed in cooperation with our technical partner Akrapovič. The touch screen features new HMI graphics and a fully connected telemetry system to monitor and record track performance. Naturally, a full personalization program is available, especially for the car’s racing livery.
Words from Chairman & CEO Stefano Domenicali and Chief Technical Officer Maurizio Reggiani
“The Huracán STO is the purest incarnation of Lamborghini Squadra Corse heritage, directly transferring technologies from the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and drawing on the Huracán GT3 EVO’s unique accomplishment of winning three consecutive times in the Daytona 24 hours,” said Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali. Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer, added, “The Huracán STO delivers all the excitement of a beautifully balanced, lightweight and aerodynamically superior super sports car, reflecting the driving feeling and exhilaration of Super Trofeo, and perfectly set up for the world’s most demanding tracks but created for the road. The extensive technical solutions and intelligence gained from both our Super Trofeo and GT3 programs has been refined and embodied in the Huracán STO, allowing the driver to experience the emotions of a racing driver daily in a road-legal Lamborghini super sports car able to make lap records.”
Huracán STO: the purest incarnation of Lamborghini’s racing heritage refined into a road-legal super sports car for everyday use.
After 4 days and 1000 kilometers, two classic Lamborghini cars from the Mudetec stormed over the “2020 Modena 100 ore” finishing line. Regarded as one of the most scenic and dynamic races in the world, the event celebrated its twentieth birthday this year with a very special route. Starting in Rome, the cars sped along traffic-free roads, passed through beautiful towns, like Perugia, Orvieto and Arezzo, and stopped off for circuits at the legendary motorsport tracks of Magione, Imola and Mugello, before reaching the checkered flag in Piazza Roma in Modena.
Adding to the elegance, style and vintage nostalgia of this exclusive event were two classic Lamborghinis from yesteryear: a 1990 edition of the 25th Anniversary Edition Countach and a 1973 Jarama GTS. With its Tahiti Blue exteriors and natural leather interiors, the Jarama GTS is a splendid example of the speed and comfort of 1970s “granturismo”, while the Countach, still flaunting its original metallic silver livery, is a genuine collector’s item, as it was the very last model to roll off the production line.
Both cars were released from the Lamborghini Museum of Technology, Mudetec, for the event, and the Countach was driven by the legendary Emanuele Pirro, five-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The race was a real celebration of classic Italian automotive design and engineering that was thrilling to both watch and take part in, and naturally the two Lamborghinis finished in excellent condition, showcasing once again the brand’s technical excellence and reliability.
Pirro captured the excitement of the occasion when he commented, “I had never driven a Countach before, and I fell in love with it immediately. It’s powerful and it transmits pure, unfiltered sensations. Sitting behind the wheel of a real piece of automobile history was an unforgettable experience.”
Here’s everything you need to know about Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s newest track hypercar – the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12. Only 40 units will be made and it is the most powerful track car ever developed by Lamborghini so far. In this video, we will walk you through the car as well the tailor-made program for our 40 lucky Lamborghini friends…