The new Lamborghini Urus might turn out to be a golden goose for Lamborghini. The twin-turbo V8 SUV is finding new customers for the Italian supercar manufacturer, and in an interview with CNBC, Lamborghini's CEO Stefano Domenicali says the reception for the $200,000 vehicle has been unexpectedly "fantastic."
In typical Lamborghini fashion, the Urus is completely unapologetic.
It's all about the aero – nothing sinister – company CEO claims.
The new model will have two turbos and a plug-in hybrid system.
He chatted with us about supercars, the Urus SUV, and the future of the company.
In March, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann becomes the new leader of Quattro GmbH, which runs development of Audi's R and RS models. Former Scuderia Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali takes Winkelmann's place as the boss at Lambo.
Since leaving Ferrari, Stefano Domenicali has been working on Audi's F1 program. But with that prospect now all but shut down, he's tipped to take over as head of Lamborghini from Stephan Winkelmann, who could move over to Quattro GmbH.
After "stepping down" from his position as team principal at Scuderia Ferrari earlier this year, we knew that Stefano Domenicali would find ways to keep himself busy. We just didn't know with what, but now we have a bit of a clearer picture as the FIA named the longtime racing strategist the head of its Single-Seater Commission at its annual General Assembly, held this past week in Qatar.
The real hurdle is that Volkswagen overlord Ferdinand Piëch doesn't like Bernie Ecclestone on a personal or professional level.
If you've been scratching your head wondering how – between Audi and Porsche – the Volkswagen Group could possibly support two rival top-tier LMP1 programs at Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship, but stay out of Formula One entirely, you're not alone. In fact, Porsche was said to have been eying an F1 entry if Audi had internally blocked aspirations to return to Le Mans. But according to the latest rumors, it's Audi that's now preparing to shift away from endurance racin
Ferrari is a team that's used to being on top. It does, after all, have more world championships to its name – 15 drivers' titles and 16 constructors' – than any other team in the history of Formula One racing. But despite having some of the best drivers and resources at its disposal, it hasn't won a championship in over five years. Someone had to take the blame for that, and that someone turned out to be Stefano Domenicali.
Stefano Domenicali, the team principal of Ferrari's struggling Formula One team, has resigned. Domenicali's term at the helm of the legendary F1 team started with a bang, as the Scuderia captured the constructors' title in 2008, but went downhill rather quickly.
According to Scuderia Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali, Robert Kubica's days of Formula One are over. You'll recall that Kubica, the former BMW Sauber and Lotus Renault ace was injured on a stage of the Ronde di Andora rally in a Skoda Fabia S2000, when he lost control and the car was impaled by a guard rail.