Lamborghini lends its name to Bluetooth headset

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by SupraMan, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Lamborghini must be pretty good then when occasionally they kick Ferrari, Porsche and Mercedes's ass with road vehicles.
     
  2. Or Pagani. I can't believe someone can be that biased.
     
  3. Hey FNAF who do you think that paid for the Ferrari F1 project for over 20 years ? FIAT, not merchandise
     
  4. Sponsors paid much more than fiat
     
  5. Yeah, Ferrari has always been profitable as shit ... hahaha
     
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  7. You can't be serious? Lamborghini are for posers. Pagani is an F1 inspired project with an F1 derived engine for serious drivers. The entire areodynamic shape of a Pagani has purpose like the Enzo.

    You are comparing apples to prunes when you compare a Pagani to a lamborghini in terms of serious driving.

     
  8. I swear to God I'm going to ban you again.
     
  9. how is a SEVEN liter engine F1 derived?

    considering Pagani and Lamborghini may be working together on the Murcielago replacement, im sure you will turn against Pagani soon enough.
     
  10. PAgani worked at Lamborghini for many, many years
     
  11. Horacio Pagani is the founder of Pagani Autmobili S.p.A. He is an Argentinian-Italian, born in the small town of Casilda, Santa Fe, Argentina, a rural town in an agricultural country. He was the son, grandson, and great-grandson of bakers. He fell in love with cars when he saw his first copy of Style Auto magazine, a forerunner of today's Auto & Design. He began to craft his own models of cars with primitive tools. Knowing that cars had to be designed by someone, that they did not just happen, motivated him to study industrial design at La Plata University, but student political activity during the years of the military dictatorship closed the school for three years. He tried his hand at customizing his father's Torino, a hodgepodge of a car with a Rambler American body restyled by Pininfarina, powered by an old Kaiser L-head engine fitted with an OHC cylinder head conversion, made and marketed by Renault.

    Altogether, Horacio Pagani Competición made just four cars, but they caught the eye of Argentina's (and, to Pagani, the world's) greatest driver, Juan Manuel Fangio, whose influence certainly smoothed the way for Automobili Pagani to source its engines from Mercedes-Benz decades later.

    In 1982, Pagani met Giulio Alfieri at Lamborghini, who gave him very slight encouragement, but his mind was made up: He would come to Modena no matter what. In answer to a question about fellow Argentine car builder Alejandro de Tomaso, Pagani gives a short answer. He has never, ever spoken to de Tomaso. Period.

    Pagani worked at Lamborghini for a while, in menial jobs. He swept the floors, moved things around, but did not get his hands on the creation of cars. He showed his enthusiasm by being first in each morning at six a.m., and he was the last one out each evening at eight. "Okay, I do this, but remember that I came here to make the most beautiful cars in the world," he told Alfieri before leaving. Because he was competent in composites from his experience with chairs and trailers, he was able to get odd jobs around Modena, and eventually he returned to Lamborghini as a consultant designer. He designed molds and made the body parts for the Countach Evoluzione and the first competition GT, all without the use of an autoclave. He also did the styling and fabrication of parts for the Anniversary Countach.

    That work gave him enough of a start to rent a small shop in Sant'Agata, buy his first autoclave--the fifth to be installed in Italy, where there are now more than 400--for curing carbon fiber parts quickly, and make experiments that led to more work with Lamborghini. Pagani says that the Diablo is about 50 percent composite, but that there was an all-composite project under Chrysler's ownership that was stopped with the sale of the company, an event that precipitated Pagani's determination to build a car on his own. While it is an independent company, Pagani has a working relationship with Daimler AG, most notably, with Mercedes' AMG arm. This is partly due to the fact that Fangio had suggested that Pagani approach Mercedes for serious egnine development.
     
  12. Ferrari is selling out it's brand name to various corporations, but somehow Lamborghini always finds a way to top it. A bluetooth headset wtf? And when their not doing that, they're releasing the weekly Gallardo/Murc.
     
  13. No he isn't, because how many paganis do you see racing.

    How many paganis do you see racing?

    "The entire areodynamic shape of a Pagani has purpose like the Enzo." Pagani is an outrageous exotic supercar in terms of design. If the car was launched with the raging bull at it's front it would have been a worthy successor to the diablo.
     
  14. It was not inspired by F1, I have told you many times what it is inspired by.

    How the hell is the engine F1 derived? AMG makes F1 engines now?
     
  15. You didnt know?
     
  16. What are waiting for? do it now.
     
  17. Clearly you know something we don't
     
  18. So now the Zonda has an F1 inspired BMW engine?
     
  19. Horacio Pagani, an Argentina-born Italian, who formerly managed Lamborghini's composite department, founded Pagani Composite Research in 1988. This new company worked with Lamborghini on numerous projects, including the restyling of the 25th Anniversary Countach, the P140 design concept, and the Diablo. In the late 1980s, Pagani began designing his own car, then referred to as the "C8 Project". Pagani planned to rename the C8 the "Fangio F1" to honor five-time Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio.

    In 1991 Pagani established Modena Design to meet the increasing demand for his design, engineering, and prototyping services. In 1992, he began construction of a Fangio F1 prototype, and by 1993, the car was being tested at the Dallara wind tunnel with positive results. In 1994, Mercedes-Benz agreed to supply Pagani with V12 engines.

    The final car was named the Zonda C12; the Fangio F1 name was dropped out of respect for Fangio, who died in 1995. It was first presented at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show.

    In 2005, Pagani announced that it planned to triple its production output within the next three years, and to enter the US market in 2007.

    On the 25th of September 2007 Pagani claimed a new record for production super cars using the Pagani Zonda F Clubsport by completing the N�rburgring in 7:27:82
     
  20. The Zonda Roadster F debuted at the 2006 Geneva show. It is similar to the coupe, but with a removable carbon fibre roof and canvas side curtains weighing just 5 kilograms (11 lb). Production of the Roadster F is suggested at 25 units.

    The Roadster F is able to maintain chassis rigidity without any gain in curb weight by eschewing conventional thinking by not strengthening the sills - a process which would have needed more than 35 kilograms (77 lb) of reinforcement. Pagani instead uses racecar thinking, materials and construction techniques, strengthening the firewall structure of the chassis tub together with billet alloy braces that connect the points where the roof rails would have joined. The windscreen is also strengthened for safety reasons. These techniques enable the Roadster to have virtually the same weight as the coupe, 1,230 kilograms (2,712 lb).
     
  21. The R Clubsport was debuted at the Geneva Motor Show 2007, still using the 6.0 litre V12 sourced from AMG by Mercedes-Benz.[3] The R Clubsport's competition lies with track-biased cars such as the Ferrari FXX and Maserati MC12 rather than the original Zonda's road competitors. It is thought, therefore, that like the FXX and some models of the MC12, the R CS will not be road-homologated. Since it is likely that the car will be ineligible under FIA regulations for almost any form of organized racing, the car is essentially relegated to privateer racing in nonstandard series and the owner's private track time, much like customer versions of the MC12. For comparison the FXX, which has its own race-series, is also neither road nor race homologated, and is not even delivered to the owner, instead being 'made available' by Ferrari at specified events. The Pagani-designed race-models are also far more proven and targeted racecars, so it is unlikely that even heavily-modified R CSs will compete in formal racing.

    Engine Output has increased to 750 bhp (559 kW) at 8000 rpm and 523 lb�ft (709 N�m) of torque. A lightweight carbon fibre high performance intake system, racing multiple disc sintered clutch and Formula 1-style exhaust system, hydroformed in Inconel 625 and ceramic coated for optimal heat dissipation, have been added. The engine is combined with a 6-speed transverse-mounted manual sequential synchronized gearbox.

     
  22. Too cretin to spot that the F1 connection has merely to do with the homage to Fangio...
     
  23. I know.

    However, an Italian lambopower member was at a dinner party with Mr Pagani and he(Pagani) spoke to him and said that the Murciealgo successor will be lighter and will be more like what he believes a supercar should be. there were rumors that Pagani may be building CF frames for Lamborghini and this comment supports this rumor.
     
  24. That wouldn't be far fetched at all
     
  25. Bluetooth sucks.
     

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