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...
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.