BMC release €25,000 Lamborghini 50th anniversary bike

Just 50 bikes will be produced to celebrate car manufacturers birthday

by David Arthur   March 6, 2013  

This striking bike has been created by BMC to celebrate car maker Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. Lamborghini also celebrated this occasion with the stunning Veneno, a £3.1 million supercar limited to just four examples (Google it, it’s quite a sight).

This Impec Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Edition is a more affordable option than the car if you’re a Lamborghini fan, but at €25,000 it’s still far from cheap.  And you’d probably have to be a huge fan to rush to your local dealer to place an order. BMC will create 50 bikes so it’s pretty limited, and each will be made to order.

The build kit is Campagnolo Super Record EPS and Campagnolo Bora deep-section wheels, the rims wearing the Lamborghini logo. 3T have supplied custom painted handlebars and stem,as have Fizik with a matching Arione saddle. The frame is finished in a fluoro over stealth finish that is an acquired taste. It would go great with Castelli’s Thermosuit, I’m thinking. Weight for the bike is a claimed 6.85kg (15.10lbs).

There’s a tradition of bicycle manufactures collaborating with car manufacturers. There’s Ferrari and Colnago, of course, and McLaren and Specialized. BMC and Lamborghini have worked together before on limited edition bikes. They released the Automobili last year.

The Impec process sees the frame being made in BMC’s Swiss facility using robots. Machines weave the carbon fibre strand-by-strand with injection moulded composite lugs - sorry, 'shell nodes' - used, a manufacturing process they reckon gives them very precise control over the layup and production of the frame. You can read a bit more about it here.

Now, if you can get a bike rack on the back of that new Lambo, and have deep pockets, we're sure you would sure turn a few heads.

Head over to www.bmc-racing.com if you want to know more. Or place an order...

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Comically expensive, even by Lambo standards. Strange choice of brand partner too, IMO - BMC to me is the epitome of serious, technocratic bike brands and would find more parallels with a Teutonic brand like Porsche, I'd imagine. Also, whilst the ludicrously pricey Veneno does at least look like a proper Batmobile, not really sure what time bike offers that any other top-end carbon race rig wouldn't. Although I'm sure that won't matter to the few who can justify spending £25,000 on a push bike.

posted by Yennings [224 posts]
6th March 2013 - 14:59

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PS: And yes, before you say it, I do realise that Lambo is effectively a German brand these days...

posted by Yennings [224 posts]
6th March 2013 - 15:01

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How much do New Zealand coroners get paid? Because if it is not enough to afford to buy 25,000 euro fluorescent yellow bicycles, then I think BMC has overshot their market somewhat.

posted by ubercurmudgeon [168 posts]
6th March 2013 - 15:16

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I'l Have Two, one for each leg please ! Devil ?

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posted by Baldy1alex [46 posts]
6th March 2013 - 16:02

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would surely have been better if they decked it out with the campag 80th anniversary groupset mentioned on this website the other day

super super exclusive then. Day Dreaming

posted by fretters [30 posts]
6th March 2013 - 16:03

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So given that the entire spec is already decided, why would they be built to order? Suppose there's always the size.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3315 posts]
6th March 2013 - 16:07

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notfastenough wrote:
So given that the entire spec is already decided, why would they be built to order? Suppose there's always the size.

Yup, they mean the specification of the frame will be custom to each customer

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posted by David Arthur [1605 posts]
6th March 2013 - 18:23

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"First pictures released of bike that Danish man was masturbating over. Police drop case."

posted by Tom Amos [246 posts]
6th March 2013 - 20:20

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Why do I never see Impecs except in the dealer's showrooms? Or should I say "not so local" bike shops?

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posted by mike_ibcyclist [36 posts]
6th March 2013 - 20:28

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Tom Amos wrote:
"First pictures released of bike that Danish man was masturbating over. Police drop case."

Only a wanker would buy a bike like this.

posted by Some Fella [786 posts]
6th March 2013 - 23:39

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Love the colour scheme.

posted by FMOAB [235 posts]
7th March 2013 - 0:12

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Lamborghini started out as a tractor company.

I'm now looking forward to seeing a Di2 equipped John Deere Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8251 posts]
7th March 2013 - 1:48

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Of all the auto-bike collabos that I've seen I think this one is pretty good.

It's distinctive and unique, and it has a certain style which says something about both companies, whether you like it or not.

The McLaren-Specialized Venge is fantastic but not really noticeable as anything more than a very nice bike. This takes something from both.

I can't even imagine ever having enough money to buy one but I would love to have one. Having said that, people I know with Impecs aren't that impressed.

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posted by abudhabiChris [540 posts]
7th March 2013 - 7:02

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Chiggety check yourself before you wreck yourself

posted by therealsmallboy [88 posts]
7th March 2013 - 7:53

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