In the accident that left this Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 split in two, the 40-year-old driver miraculously remained unharmed. He even called his insurance while stepping out of the car (or whatever was left of it). The accident took place last night at around 6pm local time in Thailand. The car crashed with the test plates.
We all know that Barrett-Jackson is no stranger to the rarest, meanest and sexiest the automotive world has ever seen, and we know that the auction house is also used to eight- and nine-digit takes at the end of each auction. Well, the 2014 Palm Beach Auction was no different than every other one, as it pulled in a cool $25 million. Sure, that is relatively small by B-J standards, but for Palm Beach, that is a pretty good tally. Surprisingly, there was only one true supercar in the whole lineup this year.
This trumps last year’s $21 million, and makes it the second-largest tally since the massive $32 million B-J did in 2007. In total, there were 509 cars sold, and seven of those cars had their proceeds go to charities. These seven cars netted a total of $2.35 million dollars for their respective charities. All of these totals are well and good, but we are here to talk about the cars that really lit up Barrett-Jackson’s coffers, like the incredible $1,000,000 that the 2015 Corvette Z06 drew in and the nine remaining six-digit totals that make up the top-ten highest sales figures at Palm Beach.
Click past the jump to see the entire list of the top sellers.
Barrett-Jackson Hits $25 Million in Palm Beach, Here are the Top-10 Bid-Getters originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 14 April 2014 19:00 EST.
Automobili Lamborghini SpA has just confirmed a new agreement and collaboration with Reiter Engineering to produce new Gallardo GT3 racers for the next five years. It looks certain that the 2013 and 2014 car’s will be based upon the facelifted 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 plaform.
The remaining three years of the agreement look likely to involve the Gallardo’s successor. The track-variant looks as though it will emerge sooner in the product life cycle than it did for the previous generation.
The latest Reiter Engineering Gallardo’s, built for the 2013 and 2014 seasons will be dubbed the Gallardo GT3 FL2 and will compete in the European and Asian GT-championship competitions. The GT3 FL2 will then make its way over to the U.S. in 2014 alongside the Lamborghini Super Trofeo racing series.
As mentioned, the new car will be based on the 2013 Gallardo LP560-4, although the car will borrow a rear end more closely related the Super Trofeo’s than the production car. The new front bumper of the 2013 model will make it onto the new GT3 FL2 model.
Whereas the Super Trofeo has been designed for short races in mind, the GT3 FL2 has been specifically designed for long-distance, endurance racing with further improvements to engine cooling being prominent modifications to the existing platform. Furthermore, the new car tips the scales 25kg lighter than the outgoing Gallardo GT3.
Deliveries of the new car are expected to begin in March this year.
SR Auto Group has overtime proven how the best choice of wheels would change the looks of any car without even going deeper into the body work. The Canadian tuner has a new project based upon a Lamborghini Gallardo that was fitted with their favorite wheels, the PUR Wheels.
They opted for the 20 inch PUR Three monoblock design wheels which are based on the nine-spoke design series; these ones were given a modern black finish exceling well with the vibrant orange body paint. A photoshoot could be the only evidence of such work and they did provide one for it as shown below.