You can often tell just by looking if a car is considered exotic or not. If you are unsure by visual means, auditory means are likely to confirm it when you hear the roar of the engine’s horsepower. The high-quality materials and the high-performance often give these cars a price tag that starts in the six-digit price range (if not higher).
The History of Lamborghini
Lamborghini is a subsidiary of Audi, which is owned by the Volkswagen group. Ferruccio Lamborghini originally founded the Italian exotic car brand in 1963, intending to produce a grand touring car that had the offerings such as the ones from Ferrari. Lamborghini gained fame in 1966 for the Miura sports coupe, establishing the standard layout of the era for high-performance cars. This layout included the mid-rear engine and rear-wheel driver features.
During the oil crisis in 1973, Lamborghini’s sales plunged. Lamborghini sold the company to Georges-Henri Rossetti and Rene Leimer in 1974, right before his retirement. The company went bankrupt in 1978 and was purchased by Jean-Claude and Patrick Mimran in 1980 for $3 million. The brothers renamed the company Nuova Automobili Lamborghini SpA. CEO and President, Patrick Mimran is credited with saving the company with his massive investments.
Mimran sold Lamborghini to Chrysler in 1987 for $25 million in US currency. After discontinuing some of the popular models, Chrysler sold Lamborghini to a Malaysian investment group named Mycom Setdco and the Indonesian group V’Power Corporation in 1994. Lamborghini was then sold four years later to the Volkswagen group, who placed the brand under their Audi division’s control. Since then, the portfolio and the brand’s productivity has been increased.
2020 Lamborghini Aventador
The Lamborghini Aventador line was introduced in 2011 to consumers. Through the years, it has seen changes, including a roofless version that was introduced at the 2019 Geneva auto show. As the Aventador line approaches the end of its lifecycle, the convertible version ends its reign with the 2020 release year. Approximately four trim levels exist for this model’s 2020 release. These include:
- Aventador S: starting at $426,000
- Aventador S roadster: starting at $468,000
- Aventador SVJ: starting at $518,000
- Aventador SVJ roadster: starting at $564,061
The Aventador has many customization options, which include the interior and paint colors. This model sets the bar high for supercar fashion.
The stock engine model for the Lamborghini Aventador is a mid-mounted 6.5-liter V-12 that produces 730 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque using natural aspiration. The transmission is a seven-speed automated-manual type. The SVJ (Superveloce Jota) has enhancements to the engine that allow it to have extra horsepower and torque, giving it a cutting edge when on the pavement.
The Lamborghini Aventador is among the least efficient cars on the market. The EPA expects that its efficiency will remain 9 mpg in the city and 15 mpg on the highway. Independent tests have not been done to confirm this, but it is possible in a real-world test those numbers may vary.
Safety Features and Driver-Assistance
At this time, there have been no crash-tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. There are also no driver’s assistance features on the Lamborghini models because it would make them less extraordinary cars.
The warranty information for Lamborghini is competitive with its rival, Ferrari. Still, the limited warranty and powertrain are only three years or unlimited miles. There is no complimentary scheduled maintenance, but they do have enhanced packages available for optional maintenance.
Other Lamborghini 2020 Aventador Features
Just like other Lamborghini types, the doors of the Aventador are scissor doors that open upward. The interior offers the option of being fitted with premium materials and personalization options. The dashboard offers a digital gauge with features that change the available drive modes. These include Strada, Sport, and Corsa. The Ego mode allows you to make changes to personalize the powertrain, steering, and suspension. The luggage and storage area is limited on this model.
The infotainment system of the Aventador is standard with dated graphics. It does allow for voice commands and Apple CarPlay capability. There is a built-in data recorder that saves lap and track data. There is an upgraded audio option that includes door-mounted speakers and dash tweeters.
2020 Lamborghini Urus
Even though high-performance crossover vehicles have existed for a while now, the 2020 Lamborghini Urus plans to take the exotic SUV to a higher level. With the agility of a sports car, the Urus can also tow heavy loads while handling rough terrains. The Audi Q7 and Q8 share parts with the Urus, but are less expensive and less versatile as the Urus.
Pricing for the 2020 Urus starts at $211,321. For a Lamborghini model, this is still impressive and affordable, given the brand’s higher-priced portfolio of vehicles.
Behind the 2020 Lamborghini Urus is a twin-turbo powered V-8 that produces 641 horsepower. The permanent all-wheel drive design utilizes an eight-speed automatic transmission. In a speed test, the Urus went zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds and completed a quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds at a speed of 121 mph. The top speed of the Urus is estimated by Lamborghini to be 190 mph.
As a rule of thumb, exotic car owners don’t buy their exotic cars based on the fuel economy they provide. The Urus is no exception. This high-performance SUV is EPA rated at 12 mph in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. These numbers are likely to fluctuate based on the style of the driver.
Safety Features and Driver-Assistance
There have not been any crash-test evaluations done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. But the Lamborghini Urus offers a decent amount of driver-assistance features including:
- Night-vision camera
- Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear-cross traffic alert
- Lane departure warning
- Lane-keeping assist
These features cost extra if you want them added to your Lamborghini Urus.
Like the Aventador, the warranty and the maintenance plan offered by Lamborghini are the same. The limited and powertrain warranties cover three years or unlimited miles. There is no complimentary scheduled maintenance coverage, but you can pay extra for an extended maintenance warranty.
Other Features of the 2020 Lamborghini Urus
The interior of the Urus offers a dramatic style straight from the jet-fighter design cues. The start button is found beneath a red flip cover, and the gear shift resembles a throttle. Drive modes and performance features are customizable. There is seating for two or three passengers in the back, depending on the configuration. If you choose the double bucket seats, you lose two cubic feet of space. Otherwise, the cargo area is 22 cubic feet.
Every 2020 Urus features a well-loaded infotainment and connectivity feature. Two touchscreens are built into the center stack allowing for controls of climate, audio, and more. The graphics and icons are large and fully digital.
The History of Koenigsegg
Christian von Koenigsegg founded Koenigsegg in Sweden in 1994 with the intent of producing a “world-class” sports car. After many years of developing, the first prototype that was street-legal was released in 2002. In 2006, Koenigsegg produced the CCX. The engine for the car is built specifically for the CCX in house. In 2009, Forbes named Koenigsegg “the world’s most beautiful car”.
More than just exotic cars, Koenigsegg is responsible for revolutionary engine types. These include development programs for plug-in electric vehicles, reciprocating engine technology, and the camless piston engine. Instead of relying on contractors, most parts and systems are built in-house by Koenigsegg for their vehicles.
2020 Koenigsegg Regera
Regera is Swedish for “to reign”, making the Koenigsegg Regera indeed an exotic beauty. In production since 2016, the 2020 Regara model has not had any changes since its previous production. There were only 80 cars in the 2020 production run, and they have already been purchased. The Regera is full of a lot of high-end features not indicative of a high-speed exotic model.
The starting price of the Regera is estimated at $1,900,000. If you are looking to purchase a new Koenigsegg in this model, it is rumored that they were sold out years before the production even began on them.
The Koenigsegg Regera is home to the most exotic powertrain in the world, a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 mounted behind the passenger, working with three electric motors. The total output of the system is 1500 horsepower. The Koenigsegg Direct Drive system requires the car to need no transmission, which sends all the power from the electric and gas-powered engine to the rear wheels.
The vehicle is crafted from carbon-fiber and Kevlar, just like all Koenigsegg models, making it weigh a whopping 3500 pounds. The Regera can go from zero to 249 mph to zero in 31.49 seconds, which is currently the world record.
The EPA hasn’t tested the Regera’s fuel economy and considering all of the models are sold, and they may not get a chance to. Koenigsegg claims that their hybrid powertrain is to make the car more efficient. Still, it is likely that it is not going to compare to a regular fuel-efficient car like a Toyota Prius.
Safety Features and Driver-Assistance
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety have not conducted any crash-testing on the Regera, as it is a limited number model. It is equipped with front and rear parking sensors, but other than that, it lacks in safety and driver assistance. Since the car is made entirely out of carbon fiber and Kevlar, it should protect its occupants quite well in a collision.
No warranty information about the Koenigsegg brand was available for the 2020 Regera.
Other 2020 Koenigsegg Regera Features
The Regera offers a leather interior with power-adjustable seats. The touchscreen system operates intuitively, offering an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and navigation. The front, rear, and inner cameras allow the driver to record their driving. The Regera also can run self-diagnostics and update software.
A technological feature present in the Koenigsegg Regera is called Autoskin. This feature allows for the doors, hood, and “frunk” (front trunk) to power themselves open and closed via key fob activation. The cargo space in the front of the car is large enough to hold the removable hardtop of the Regera, but when hauling the top, there is no room for much more.
2021 Koenigsegg Jesko
The Jesko is a new model for the Koenigsegg line up in 2021. The model will be available in two trims. One is a base model, and the other is a track-only model for racing. The Jesko features dihedral doors. There are only 125 of these models to be produced, and Koenigsegg reports that all of them have been sold.
The estimated starting price for the base and track-only model of the Jesko is $3,000,000.
The Jesko is powered by a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 engine that generates 1280 horsepower. If running E85 in the engine, the horsepower jumps to 1600. Built in-house by Koenigsegg, the Jesko features a nine-speed gearbox called Light Speed Transmission (LST). The system incorporates a multi-clutch design that the company claims make the gears change smoother than the dual-clutch.
The EPA has not released any insight on the fuel-economy estimates for the 2021 Jesko. It is unclear if they will release on or not.
Safety Features and Driver-Assistance
Due to the limited number that will be produced and already claimed, it is unlikely that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will release a crash test rating on the Jesko.
The safety features included with the Jesko include a standard backup camera, a surround-view camera, front parking sensors, and rear parking sensors.
There is no warranty information available from Koenigsegg on the Jesko at this time.
Other Features of the 2021 Koenigsegg Jesko
The Jesko comes in a hardtop design to allow removal for open-air driving. Power windows, adjustable pedals, and an adjustable steering column come standard on the Jesko. The Jesko also has the Koenigsegg Autoskin feature. Between the front and back cargo spaces, there is only a combined five cubic feet of space.
The digital audio system in the Jesko is equipped with a USB port, a 9-inch touchscreen, and supports the Apple CarPlay app.
Transporting Your Exotic Cars
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Written By:Joe Webster
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