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Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Logo | Sx-Z

Lamborghini CEO Confirms 50th Anniversary Car

Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Logo | Sx-Z

2013 is fast approaching and that means that Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary is coming up in May!

Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, highlighted some of Lamborghini’s big anniversary plans at August’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

To kick things off, the Grande Giro Lamborghini, a 750-mile rally through Italy, will take place on May 7th, the same date that marks the anniversary that Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. was incorporated and the inaugural foundation stone carefully laid at its factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese.

For past milestones, Lamborghini has released special commemorative models. MotorAuthority reports that, “Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary will be no different, with Winkelmann confirming to Automotive News (subscription required) that the automaker will unveil a new model.”

Winkelmann’s comments gives us the impression that the special 50th anniversary Lamborghini will be a unique one-off design, not unlike the Aventador J, with plenty of personalization.

It sounds like 2013 will be an exciting year for Lamborghini.

Sx-Z | An Enzo Ferrari Tribute

August 14: An Enzo Ferrari Tribute

This day in 1988, Enzo Ferrari died at the age of 90 – “I am an agitator of men.”

Sx-Z | An Enzo Ferrari Tribute

Enzo Ferrari declaimed that he ever possessed any genius as a driver or as a mechanical engineer and that his gift was in getting the people around him to offer their best, even if it took making them angry to do so.

Below, Enzo Ferrari explains the unlikely source of his inspiration for Ferrari’s traditional 12-cylinder engines.

Sx-Z | Nürburgring

Nürburgring GmbH One Step Closer To Bankruptcy

Save The Ring!

Sx-Z | Nürburgring

According to “Following this morning’s update we can confirm Nürburgring GmbH is one step closer bankruptcy. Speaking earlier today Kurt Beck, Rhineland-Palatinate State Premier, confirmed the European Commission’s refusal to provide a €13m rescue package has forced his hand.

“With greatest probability, bankruptcy would be applied for, for the end of the month due to lack of liquidity,” Beck said.

Facing debts of €413m the ‘Ring only has assets valued at €126m, according to accounting firm Ernst & Young. That would leave publicly-owned holding company, Nürburgring GmbH, exposed to €287m of debt it cannot cover. Proving what a tangled and confusing mess this situation is Nürburgring GmbH’s largest creditor is the Rhineland-Palatinate state.

Administrators are likely to take control of existing contracts, including the German Grand Prix, which alternates on a biennial basis with Hockenheim. The Nürburgring is next due to host an F1 race in 2013.

Nürburgring Automotive GmbH, the management company handling the day to day running of the Nürburgring, has issued a press release saying it is not affected by the holding company’s insolvency. They have also sent out an internal memo to staff assuring them their wages are safe.

We’ll have more news as it comes to hand.”

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