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Video: V12-Powered Lamborghinis of the Past Parade in Italy

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On: Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 10:26AM | By: Chris Weiss

Video: V12-Powered Lamborghinis of the Past Parade in Italy

Not a full week ago, we were enjoying a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade awaiting a delicious meal like no other. Now, it's early in the work week, the post-holiday paperwork is piled high and we'll be lucky to shovel down some microwaved leftovers between meetings. In other words, life has plumetted drastically in less than a week. Oh yeah, and it's holiday shopping season. Joy.

Bringing a little bit of the festive fun back to this end-of-November morning, we have some video of an even cooler parade. Early this month, Lamborghini held a retirement party for the outgoing Murcielago at its headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy. Part of the celebration was a grand parade of V12-powered Lambos from generations gone by. There's a Miura, a 350 GT, a Countach and Diablo, in addition to a few Murcielagos. All driving around looking pretty. It's basically a moving Lambo museum.

We didn't have a clip at the time, but there's now one floating around on YouTube. If this doesn't bring back a little of that lighthearted holiday cheer, I think you're a lost cause.

As any Lamborghini fan knows, the Jota (Aventador?) is getting closer and closer. On November 5, Lamborghini closed the doors on its Murcielago with the celebration. Though the last Murcielago rolled off of Lambo lines on May 11, the Raging Bull saw fit to get a little closer to Jota launch before retiring its current flagship.

At the time, Lambo CEO Stephan Winkelmann was quoted as saying: "For almost a decade, the Murcielago was the icon of the Lamborghini brand and it was enormously successful in the process. The Murcielago embodies the pure, unadulterated values of our brand. It is truly extreme, uncompromising, and unmistakably Italian. This already makes it one of the legends of the sports car world."

Meanwhile, the Lamborghini Jota, which recent rumors indicate will actually be called the Aventador, will launch sometime next year. Lamborghini hasn't announced when, but we're eyeing up the Geneva Motor Show as just the ticket.

While Lamborghini hasn't given details on the car, it did detail its new V12 powertrain earlier this month. The new engine is a 6.5-liter V12 worth 690 horses and 509 lb-ft of torque. That engine will be controlled via a single-clutch, seven-speed transmission.

With a more powerful engine out back, and a lighter more carbon-y build, the Jota/Aventador will hit 62 mph in under three seconds and should top out over 217 mph.

While you can't yet enjoy photos or video of the next-generation V12 Lambo, you can enjoy all the others below.

Photo Gallery (click a thumbnail to enlarge)



gwyn | 1:47PM (Tue, Dec 14, 2010)

gotta love a lambo

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