Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore edition celebrates unification

March 11th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Following the Gallardo Bicolore special edition announced a month ago Lamborghini is back at it with a new special edition Gallardo – the Tricolore.

Even if your Italian isn’t so flash you may have worked out that the name hints at one more colour. What’s it all about? The Gallardo Tricolore commemorates the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. But rather than paint the entire car in three colours the Tricolore arrives in white with the three colours of the Italian flag as an offset stripe, running over the top of the car and also through the interior.

The extremely limited edition model is set for an official unveiling next week in Turin, when more details and images will be released. So far no details have been given on the exact quantity to be produced and the specific drivetrain configuration. The Gallardo’s beastly 5.2-litre V10 engine is currently offered with 550-, 560- and 570-horsepower power outputs, putting its grunt to either the rear wheels or all four, and with manual or e-gear transmissions. Continue reading “Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore edition celebrates unification” »

Pagani Zonda Tricolore tribute car revealed

February 26th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

Pagani is getting all patriotic with its latest special edition Zonda called the Tricolore.

What’s expected to be the final incarnation of the hyper-exotic-car Zonda before the new C9 model reaches production, the Tricolore edition honors the Italian air force aerobatics team, known as the Frecce Tricolori.

Based on the Zonda Cinque, the Tricolore’s body is constructed entirely from a unique carbon-titanium weave which is mixed with a blue lacquer. Red, white and green striping runs from the nose along the top of the car’s surface.

Other exterior mods include LED running lights which are unique to the Tricolore. This special version is set to be very exclusive with only one example being produced and Pagani isn’t going to gift it to the Italian air force, instead it will sell for 1.3 million euros.

The Tricolore is ready to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, till then check out some images in the gallery below.