Lamborghini X Robb Report Celebrate V12 Week
An intimate ‘apertivo’ showcased Lamborghini’s impressive lineage.
Last week, esteemed guests of Lamborghini Sydney and friends of Robb Report Australia & New Zealand were invited to the Italian marque’s flagship to celebrate its sporting V12 heritage.
The event – held to launch V12 Heritage Week – saw a number of owners represent Lamborghini’s V12 lineage, the showroom boasting a few highly collectable classics – Miura, Countach S, Diablo SV – alongside the contemporary stylings of an Aventador SVJ.
Guests enjoyed the intimate showcase alongside an exclusive first Australian taste of the Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23-year-old, courtesy of William Grant & Sons.
“It’s been more than 50 years now since that first V12, front-mounted, debuted and its presence continues through the marque’s history; an engine and a centrepiece that is far more than a number and a note,” said Robb Report editor-in-chief Richard Clune in addressing the crowd. “For me that sense of appeal, that sense of wonder was born in my bedroom at the age of seven … thanks to a very well-known poster for the Countach. It stirred something in me – its design and the very simple fact it encouraged me to dream. Because these are all dream machines – and so that’s why I’m again a little boy tonight, standing here hosting an evening for Lamborghini and in many ways fulfilling a childhood dream. And if anyone wants to hand me the Countach at a rate that works with a publishing salary, well, I’d be rather indebted.”
With Perrier-Jouët champagne also flowing, owners and guests engaged their collective love of the formidable supercar marque, discussing everything from the open engine bay of the SVJ to the iconic eye-lashed headlights of the Miura.
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