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Not really news to us - but there's still some norks out there going on about this stuff. :rolleyes:

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LAMBORGHINI has torpedoed claims that it uses 20 per cent of Audi parts in its hot new Gallardo LP560-4 coupe. Company boss Stephan Winkelmann said Lamborghini would continue to use no more than 10 per cent of donor equipment from Audi.

"It's always been the case that we use 10 per cent and this will not change for the future," he said.

Lamborghini said it is proud to be a part of the Audi family and the fact that it can draw on chassis and power train development that encompasses the Ingolstadt maker's acclaimed all-wheel-drive layout.

Winkelmann said customers demand something that is exclusively Lamborghini and that there is no need to have any more borrowed content from its owner.

"They (customers) can accept some of the hidden parts like oil filters and the electronic powertrain and I believe 10 per cent borrowed from Audi is enough to give you synergies and scale."

Lamborghini continues to deny that the LP560-4 is derived from the Audi R8 platform, instead saying it was developed exclusively at the Sant'Agata headquarters in Bologna.

Ironically the R8 was given its international press launch at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway last year, the same venue Lamborghini is using this month to reveal the new Gallardo to the world's media.

A story that appeared in the mass circulation British publication Autocar recently suggested that Lamborghini was using 20 per cent of gear from Audi.

Visibly among the only parts that have German origins are some switches and controls in the cabin.

If sales are any indication the relationship with the Audi group has placed Lamborghini in the strongest position it has been since the company started in 1962 by tractor businessman Ferruccio Lamborghini.

It is a far cry from when Lamborghini fell into the hands of an Indonesian concern controlled by Tommy Suharto in 1994 after a period of Chrysler ownership.

The Indonesians had no experience nor knowledge of the car industry and their idea of a budget for development of an all-new car was understood to be "a million dollars", barely enough to pay for the paperwork for such a project.

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,23924773-5010760,00.html



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Isn't it more like Audi use 80% Lamborghini parts? :thumbsup:



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isnt the Murcielago made in its entirety at Sant'Agata, and the Gallardo drivetrain, engine and electrical components made in Germany?
V-12 60 degree, light-alloy block, mid mounted, rear wheel drive, Dual overhead camshafts, four valves/cylinder, 5167 cc, 455 bhp at 7000 rpm, 501 Nm (369 lbs.ft.) at 5200 rpm, 293 Km/h, ON A SESAME SEED BUN!



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I've heard the old-school guys at the factory don't like the Gallardo, because all they do is basically assemble a kit-car.



Offline coco

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I've heard the old-school guys at the factory don't like the Gallardo, because all they do is basically assemble a kit-car.

can you blame them?
V-12 60 degree, light-alloy block, mid mounted, rear wheel drive, Dual overhead camshafts, four valves/cylinder, 5167 cc, 455 bhp at 7000 rpm, 501 Nm (369 lbs.ft.) at 5200 rpm, 293 Km/h, ON A SESAME SEED BUN!



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