• Jun 24, 2008


Click above for hi-res gallery of the LP640 Roadster Versace

Lamborghini has teamed up with Versace yet again to offer a special edition of the Murcielago LP640. If you're thinking this isn't a first, you're thinking right: Back in 2006, the two Italian houses of striking style teamed up to offer a small run of 10 LP640 coupes, and then produced an additional black roadster for a charity fundraiser. But now Lamborghini is offering the Versace edition LP640 Roadster to the public at large – that is, those who have the big bucks to cough up for one.

As could be expected, the Versace edition is more about style than substance. The bright white exterior is plastered with Versace's Greek motif, while the interior gets special full-grain, hand-embroidered, ultra-soft, white nappa leather on the seats, dashboard and center console. The Versace edition also gets a transparent engine cover that showcases the V12 for the first time. The special edition, unveiled yesterday at Versace's Via Gesu 12 in Milan during Men's Fashion Week, was accompanied by a new range of Lamborghini Versace merchandise, including leather luggage, gloves, driving shoes and an assortment of other accessories.

Check out the press release after the jump and the images in the gallery below to take in all the little touches that sets the Versace edition LP640 Roadster apart.

[Source: Lamborghini]

PRESS RELEASE:

THE NEW LAMBORGHINI MURCIÉLAGO LP 640 ROADSTER VERSACE AND THE EXCLUSIVE VERSACE COLLECTION LP 640

Versace and Lamborghini, collaborators since 2006, proudly announce the launch of the new Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Roadster VERSACE and a unique collection of accessories, both to be previewed for the first time at the Maison's Via Gesù 12, Milan on Monday June 23rd, 2008.

To create the new super roadster, the Maison Versace's designers joined forces with designers from the Lamborghini Design Centre (Centro Stile)and specialists working on the "ad personam" project. This Lamborghini program allows individual clients to create personalised sports cars, choosing the equipment specification, the colour of the exterior body and of the interior fittings.

The new limited edition Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Roadster VERSACE, which will be produced to order, displays a pastel white livery and the Versace Greek key motif on the lower part of the door. Equipped for the very first time with a transparent engine hood that reveals the powerful V12 engine, this model has been reconfigured internally. The cradle seats are clad in black and white leather, while opulent full grain soft nappa leather – hand-embroidered with the Versace Greek fret motif - upholsters the instrument panel, the doors and the central console.

The rigorous design and minimal lines of the Murciélago engine hood inspired the Versace Collection LP 640 range of accessories, which will also be previewed for the first time globally. Exclusively crafted in black matte calf skin, models include: a trolley bag, suit carrier, sports bag, as well as a briefcase, suitcase, gloves, driving shoes, belt, wallet, key ring, beauty case, hat and a pair of jeans. These hand-made accessories boast traditional craftsmanship, stitching and edging à la française and a palladium-engraved tag displaying both the Versace and Lamborghini logos.

This prestigious accessory collection will be exclusively available at Versace Boutiques and selected Lamborghini showrooms beginning in November 2008.

Gianni Versace's CEO Giancarlo Di Risio emphasised: "This new supercar and the exclusive Collection LP640 represent a natural evolution of excellence for both Versace and Lamborghini through the creation of these unique, one-of-a-kind projects."

Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., said: "Our collaboration with Versace turned out to be an excellent experience and is an example of how we are pursuing our strategy of developing luxury products outside of luxury sports cars. We are proud to be in this prestigious, Made in Italy partnership with Versace, which adds to our other recent successes."



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Note to all male LP460 Versace drivers.....remove your skirts and thongs and step right here for your b*tchslappin'!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why the hell are they using a Greek theme on an Italian super car owned by a German company? This is ridiculous.

      I thought owning a Lamborghini was special enough, but apparently Lamborghini doesn't even think so anymore if they need to rice up their cars (yeah, I said it) with the logos and designs of another brand. This just reminds me of those McDonalds donks that look so ridiculous.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Versace? No one wears Versace anymore.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Where are the diamond encrusted rims? Would that be the DeBeers edition?
      • 6 Years Ago
      El Lamo Lambo
      • 6 Years Ago
      There are some really asinine people that post on this site, but it seems the majority have congregated on this post. This is a LAMBORGHINI LP640 ROADSTER, anybody who thinks that you will look like a tool, douchebag, chick or whatever driving this thing is completely out of touch with reality. I bet that any one of you critizing this car would wet their pants if someone handed it to them for free.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow. You'd look like *such* a tool driving one of these.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very stylish!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it looks cool. I love the designs on the seat.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This should have been the car Jim Carey drove in Dumb and Dumber. Can you be a bigger douche bag in a car than this?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I am so with you on this. Clarkson was talking about how only morons buy things like Ferrari colonge and so on in the latest Top Gear...this is worse. Eddie Bauer Forresters, O.K. Harley Edition Pickups, O.K. (whatever, aren't Harleys bikes...), even Tap Out Tundras, but this. Wow, how totally stupid, what an embarassment. I hope Autoblog keeps up posted on who buys them. Can you imagine taking this to a track-day...hahaha...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Miami Vice edition.... long live the white/white color scheme!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pfft. I'd still drive it, if it were given to me.
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