Lamborghini Alar is First Produced

Lamborghini Alar is a mid-engined sports car produced by Lamborghini LatinoAmerica.

A unit is rumored to cost $750,000 each. The Alar was heavily based on the Diablo especially in the areas of chassis and engine. Other components are made locally by the company. It has yet to be produced with rumors suggesting first production will be in March 2008, but has not yet come to production due to no customer orders.

The engine of the Alar is a heavily modified Lamborghini Diablo engine, it is a 7.7 L V12 able to produce 770 bhp (574 kW) and can redline at about 7500 rpm. Its body weighs relatively the same as a Diablo at 1,200 kg (2,646 lb). Initial Reports suggest the Alar could top 223 mph (359 km/h) and could reach 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.5 to 4 seconds, but subsequent official brochures have outlined its specifications. The estimated top speed of the Alar is 255.2 mph (410.7 km/h) and 0-60 mph (97 km/h) is achievable in 3.6 seconds.

Although it shares the same platform and engine as the Lamborghini Diablo its outer styling is completely different. Its styling is reminiscent of the Lamborghini Coatl, which is another car produced by Lamborghini LatinoAmerica and designed by Joan Ferci. Like the Alar the Coatl is also based on the earlier Diablo.

To everybody's surprise, the newest Lamborghini comes from Argentina. ALAR is the name and it has as base the old version of Diablo V12. The official distributor of the Lamborghini brand in Argentina could create his own line of models, using the Italian brand. Apparently an Argentinean by the name of Joan Ferci has somehow acquired exclusive rights to build custom Lamborghinis that retain the Italian marque's historic name and feature an official badge of the raging bull on the front end.

He's created a pair of models in the past called the Coatl and the Eros GT-1, both based off of the Diablo. The Alar 777 will be the third model produced off of the Diablo platform and debut on March 30th in Buenos Aires. The car will produce over 700 horsepower from the Diablo's V12 motor and reached a claimed top speed of 223 mph.Lamborghini Alar 777 does not seem to be among the favorites of the specialists with too much posing and too extreme, it represents the old Lamborghini style, the old school, by all means.

Indeed, the car seems to looks like something we would get from Too Fast Too Furious or perhaps Need For Speed Underground, which may seem to the Loyal Lamborghini fans a little less appealing. But thinking at the fact that we are talking about the Diablo V12 motor, we can still state that this is still a pretty cool car after all.