If anyone can make tires into a must-have fashion item, it would be a collaboration between Lamborghini and Pirelli.
This new special-edition 2015 Aventador wears red stripes all over its new two-tone paintwork — and giant red-rimmed Pirelli rubber down below, too.
A variety of contrast color sets are available to set off the Aventador Pirelli edition’s style, with choices among glossy and satin-matte for either section.
Red accents are all over the car’s interior as well, but the coolest color scheme?
The Rosso Mars exterior bags yellow trimming for all the pinstripes and those sweet P-Zero tires. Very cool!
Lambo has not shown the red/yellow car yet, but we rendered an advance glimpse below.
Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli Edition
The special series Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition
celebrates the historical collaboration between the two brands
Sant’Agata Bolognese, 19 December 2014 –
Lamborghini has announced production of an exclusive new special series, the Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli
Edition, created to celebrate the long and ongoing history of collaboration with
prestigious Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli.
The partnership began back in
1963, the year the House of the Raging Bull was established, and since then all
Lamborghini cars have been equipped with Pirelli tires. The two firms share not
only their Italian origins but also, and above all, a constant quest for
The new Aventador Pirelli Edition, available in Coupé and Roadster versions,
will be produced in a special series and is available to order now from dealers,
for delivery early summer 2015.
The super sports car maintains all its unique technical features, first and
foremost the carbon fiber monocoque, the V12 engine, pushrod suspensions
and the permanent all-wheel drive, which underlie the Aventador’s global
success. The special Pirelli series is enhanced by exclusive equipment
specifically designed by the Lamborghini Centro Stile.
The exterior sports a two-tone color scheme in two options. The first is matte
black for the roof, the pillars, the rearview mirrors, the engine hood, and the
front, rear, side and moving air intakes, in contrast with six glossy finishes for
the rest of the body (Giallo Spica, Rosso Mars, Bianco Isis, Nero Aldebaran,
Grigio Liqueo, and Grigio Ater). The second option is glossy black for the upper
parts of the car and the air intakes, in contrast with four matte finishes for the
rest of the exterior (Bianco Canopus, Nero Nemesis, Grigio Adamas, and Grigio
Another distinctive element of the body is a thin red stripe that runs along the
roof and the engine hood, the rearview mirrors, and the outer profiles of the
air intakes, a stylistic feature designed to evoke the unmistakable Pirelli
branding. The Pirelli logo, once again in red, is visible at the start of the two
roof lines and on the tires.
Standard equipment for the exterior also includes the transparent engine
hood, the engine compartment in carbon, glossy black Dione 20’’/21’’rims,
P Zero tires with red logo and red calipers (yellow only in the case of the Rosso
The interiors of the Aventador Pirelli Edition are upholstered with black
Alcantara with red contrast stitching. The red stripe on the body is also
repeated on the inside, running along the interior ceiling and the seats, which
feature the Lamborghini and Pirelli crests embroidered in red. Leather inserts
adorn the door panels and the seat sides.
And finally, to underscore its exclusiveness, each car will have a ‘‘Pirelli special series’’ plaque inside.
The plucky powertrain providing 515 kW (700 hp) at 8,250 U/min combined
with the ultra-fast ISR transmission enables top-level performance for the
Pirelli model: 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in just 2.9 seconds and top speed
reaching 350 km/h.
Lamborghini and Pirelli for more than 50 years
The collaboration between Lamborghini and Pirelli dates back to 1963, the
year in which Ferruccio Lamborghini turned to Pirelli to supply the tires for
the first car of his newly established automotive company: the 350 GTV,
presented as a prototype at the Turin Motor Show the same year.
Both this model and the street version presented the following year at the
Geneva Motor Show, the 350 GT, sported Pirelli Cinturato HS tires, specifically
developed at the time to equip sports cars that were already capable of
reaching a top speed of 240 km/h. The abbreviation HS stood for High Speed,
indicating the tire’s ability to withstand the high speeds of the newly
developed super sports cars of the ‘60s.
The year 1966 marked the definitive confirmation of the Lamborghini brand,
with the introduction of the legendary Miura. Entering the Pirelli catalogue of
1967 — along with the Lamborghini 350 GT and 400 GT – the latest member of
the Sant’Agata Bolognese family was equipped with a new generation of
Cinturato HS tires: the CN72, in the 205 VR 15 size.
From the traditional tread pattern of the classic Cinturato CA67, the new tire brought a quieter and more
comfortable design and was adopted as original equipment for all the
subsequent Lamborghini models, including the Espada, which appeared in
1968. A few years later, when Lamborghini requested for the Miura a lower
profile ‘‘Series 70’’, i.e. a tire with a much lower sidewall with respect to the
width of the tread, designed to considerably improve cornering, Pirelli
introduced the new Cinturato CN73 size 225/70 VR 15. This paved the way for
the “low profile” tire that led to the Pirelli P7, chosen in 1971 as original
equipment for the Lamborghini’s new super sports car, the Countach, which
dominated the entire decade of the ‘70s.
Once again it was Lamborghini who christened on the road another new
product in the Pirelli family. In 1988 the Countach ‘‘Anniversary’’ version —
launched to mark the company’s 25th anniversary — was one of the first
supercars to be equipped with the new Pirelli P Zero tires.
But the partnership between Pirelli and Lamborghini has not been limited to
technological aspects alone. Pirelli advertisements have often featured the
supercars of the House of the Raging Bull. The Lamborghini Countach
Anniversary, for example, was used in a series of Pirelli advertising campaigns
aimed at the American and Southeast Asian markets, just like the Miura had
starred in a campaign in 1970 for high-prestige original equipment with the
eloquent title: ‘‘The Miura chose Pirelli Cinturato’’.
Meanwhile, between 1986 and 1988 Lamborghini produced the super-off-road
vehicle LM002. For this precursor to modern luxury SUVs, Pirelli specially
designed the Scorpion range of tires, with innovative features such as the use
of Kevlar in the ply structure and run-flat construction. The LM002
participated in the 1988 Paris-Dakar Rally, marking the beginning of the
Lamborghini/Pirelli duo in racing. The sporting collaboration between the two
houses is still going strong, and Pirelli is the exclusive supplier of the one
make series Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.
1990 marked the arrival of the Lamborghini Diablo, built in 3000 units, all
equipped with Pirelli PZero tires, while the early 2000s were dominated by the
Murciélago (2002) and the Gallardo (2003), both fitted with PZero Rosso tires.
In 2007, the Lamborghini Gallardo starred in the Pirelli film ‘‘Mission Zero’’
with Uma Thurman, and the same model launched Pirelli’s Winter Sottozero II
tire on the snows of Zermatt in 2008.
In perusing this intensive album of memories, the images of today could not
be left out, which continue to show Pirelli technology and safety side by side
with the supercars of the House of the Raging Bull. The Veneno, a dream car
created to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary, features specially
developed Pirelli tires bearing a red logo that brings to mind the PZero
Formula One tires. And then there’s the latest entry, the Huracán, fitted with
specially developed P Zero tires bearing a specific marking on the tire with the
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