• Nov 2, 2008
After the G419 Invitational ended last Sunday, I was outside BSing with Davey G. Johnson (the erstwhile Jalop, friend of Autoblog, and all-around great guy) as we looked over the cars that still remained parked in the GPNY lot. The front row contained both a Gallardo Roadster and a spanking new LP560-4, while row two was home to a silver Diablo SV. We were going over the SV, commenting on how it's aged rather well, when Davey noted something that inspired this particular post.

"Look at that," he said, pointing at the all-lowercase, italicized, block-letter 'lamborghini' badge on the Diablo's rear deck. "That would look so much better on the new cars." The new-school Lambos, as you're all aware, wear the cursive 'Lamborghini' on their tails. Davey and I walked over to the LP560, eyeballed it, and returned to the SV. I have to say, I'm with him on this one. Those lowercase block letters are like Countach-flavored exoticar comfort food, and they'd look perfect on the angular modern Lambos. Then again, maybe the happy medium would be to split the difference and go with this classic.

In any case, let's put it to a vote:





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      • 6 Years Ago
      i like the new cursive one, but i also LOVE the original '60s version. i think the original one you furnished the link for is really hot. it reminds me of the Espada and the avant garde Italian '60s.
      • 6 Years Ago
      option c: the classic underlined logo
      • 6 Years Ago
      the block letters are way too 80's...something that does not belong on a high end italian supercar anymore...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        it'll look goofy on a new supercar... Or any car for that matter- like the writing on the back of the Honda Fit.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Indeed, what surprising is that it was probably Pininfarina that made this into a fact.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's a landslide! Seems like Lambo have really got this right :) IMHO, the cursive letters looks somehow more modern, and somewhat more stylish, whereas I have to say the old lettering looks damn powerful.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The block lettering looks like it should be on the front of a garbage truck or Hummer H2 (same thing), not an Italian supercar. Even just slowly pronounce the name 'Lamborghini' - its just like nothing else out there, so classy and powerful - deserves a classy logo, i.e. the original.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can see the orange peel, but there's something you have to understand. The other real way to NOT have orange peel is to sand it away. Being that the Diablo is about 10 years old, it has surely been detailed over and over again. A professional detailer uses his equipment to correct imperfections in the paint, and therefore the older paint will actually look better. Give that Gallardo over to a really good detailer and he'll take care of that orange peel.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Interesting, I never knew that! Thanks for the insight.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like this point was shot down.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the block letters, but the original in the provided link is surely the most fitting.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Say, can we include the classic 60's Lamborghini script in the vote? It's by far the most stylish of the three.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I prefer the new script, but I wish there was more consistency all of the types/fonts used through out the new car: the emblem is not cursive and the "Gallardo" on the door sills is in some hideous block letter.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i like the contrast of the cursive script on the modern edgy design of the car...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ferrari has never changed their script. They let the cars speak for themselves.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hah is that a joke? Ferrari is SO much more of an image than Lamborghini. Although both are nice... I'm Ferrari is so much more of an image... just think of how much Ferrari merchandise is sold in a day....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Okay... Lamborghini is more of an image car than Ferrari's are.
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