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World’s First Super SUV – The Lamborghini Urus

lamborghini urusWe all know Lamborghinis for their sharp angles, low-to-the-ground profile, and roaring engines. Yet, the Italian supercar manufacturer has jumped into a space that they abandoned back in 1993. The LM002 was the first super SUV to be produced. It was first released in 1986 and had a run until 1993. The clientele were mostly individuals from sandy oil-rich countries, but this new iteration will have a much larger appeal.

Lamborghini is claiming that the Urus is the world’s first super sports utility vehicle (SUV). They must have forgotten about the LM002, or since they claim an inspiration from it, perhaps they view the Urus as an extension of that model. That said, when Porsche decided to build the Cayenne in 2002, it had a surge in sales that continues to this day. People love their SUVs, and they are by far the most popular type of vehicle. For example, the most popular Lexus is their RX300. Every other model is way behind, so we can’t blame Lamborghini for jumping into this lucrative segment of the auto market.

Lamborghini DNA

The Urus definitely has the Lamborghini DNA; its origins are unmistakable. Not only does it look like the legendary Italian supercar, but most importantly it also sounds like it.

It comes equipped with Lamborghini’s Adaptive Network Intelligent Management (ANIMA) which has different settings suited for all kinds of terrains and moods. This is what really makes it a Lamborghini. The system allows you to choose the correct set up that suits you. It has 3 on-road modes: STRADA (Comfort), SPORT (Responsive and Fun), CORSA (Maximum Performance). There are also 3 off-road modes: NEVE(Wet Surfaces), TERRA (Rugged Off-road Surfaces), SABBIA (Sandy Surfaces). There is one final setting, which is named, EGO. This allows the driver to customize their own settings regarding steering, suspension, and traction.

The design is inspired by the classic (1986-1993) Lamborghini SUV, the LM002. The Urus’ designers made sure to include Lamborghini’s signature “Y” design all over the vehicle. It can be found in the grille, headlights, taillights, rims, and even as the holes in the speaker system.

The interior is an amazing experience. Lamborghinis are usually cramped and very low to the ground. The Urus is spacious and sits up high. It almost feels like you are in a cockpit of a jet fighter. Furthermore, there is actually space in the back for passengers with detachable tablets. Moreover, there is actual cargo space to use that can easily fit your golf gear and more.

Lamborghini  Urus Performance

The engine is a V8 twin turbo engine that puts out 650 horsepower with the best weight to power ratio in the entire SUV segment of the market. Focusing and transferring this immense power to the wheels is an 8 gear automatic transmission with a permanent 4-wheel-drive system, sending the Urus to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph; making it the world’s fastest SUV!

That is some amazing performance for an SUV, so it is in need of Lamborghini’s active torque vectoring. The active torque vectoring makes sure this super SUV doesn’t get out of control under any circumstances and performs at an optimal level.

The Urus is equipped with the latest in safety technology, employing a vast array of sensors and cameras to keep the driver aware of all surroundings at all times. So, what’s the starting price of the Lamborghini Urus? The super SUV will set you back over $200K. A very typical price from the Italian carmaker.

The European Service Center has been servicing European vehicles for over 30 years. Our experienced service mechanics have the tools and experience to solve any issue you are having with your Lamborghini. Contact us here or schedule an appointment here.

Lamborghini Brake and Lamp Inspection

Just like all other automobile brands, your Lamborghini will maintain optimal performance when regularly checked and serviced. Two essential parts that should be properly checked are the brakes and lamp.

Apart from your personal safety as a driver, a routine inspection of the Lamborghini brake and light is also essential for the safety of your passengers and other road users. Think about this: you don’t want to cause harm to yourself and grief to your family. Let this be enough reason to spur you to take your Lamborghini in for brake and lamp inspection quickly.

Possible Reasons Why Lamborghini Brakes and Lights May Malfunction

As a Lamborghini owner, you naturally want your vehicle to stay in optimal performance. Regular checks of both the brake and lights will help to guarantee this as well as help ensure that you drive safely. It is not recommended to drive with a faulty brake system or light as it can cause significant harm to you, your family and others on the road. Most state authorities even have a ban on driving a Lamborghini without functional brake or lights. Several issues may go wrong with the brakes or lights of your Lamborghini. Some of the most popular problems that could affect the efficiency of the brake system include: leaking brake fluids and worn out brakes. Your lighting system will also not function well when issues like a blown fuse, bad bulbs faulty sockets and bad relays occur.

The Required Action

When any of the above-mentioned problems affect your brake system or lights, your best-required action is to drive into our repair shop and we will ensure you are safe to get back on the road again!

We will check and take necessary measure to ensure that all exterior lights and lenses are mounted correct and are properly working.

We’ll inspect to see that your headlight lenses are properly cleared of any obstruction to allow proper adjustment
We will also check your brake system, ensuring that it meets the minimum manufacturer specifications for your vehicle. Some of the parts we will inspect include drums, brake pads, brake rotors, hydraulic systems, shoes etc.

We also inspect and ensure that all your Lamborghini’s brakes and light warning signals are in excellent condition.
If after the inspection, any suspension issue arises that will prevent the vehicle from stopping correctly, we’ll give you the right advice of what our recommended steps be. Our expert team of experienced technicians will gladly take care of all your needs.

Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder – Unbeatable Performance

Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder

The Lamborghini Huracan Performante was first released last year (2017) with great success. But this year, Lamborghini gives us the Huracan Performante Spyder. Removing the roof knocked off 35 kgs. (77 lbs.), and they added another 30 horsepower. So not only is it lighter, but it is more powerful than the 2017 model. But, has anything else improved over last year’s model?

The Engine – Raw Power

Lamborghini is known for their futuristic designs, but they are especially known for their naturally-aspirated engines. The Huracan Performante Spyder has a 5.2 Liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine, putting out 631 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Transferring this amazing power to the wheels is a 7-speed twin clutch automatic transmission, propelling this masterpiece to 62 Mph in 3.1 seconds, and a top speed of 201 Mph.

The Body – Super-light, yet Super-strong

Lamborghini calls their version of carbon fiber, Forged Composite Material. A material made completely in-house by Lamborghini that is light, strong, and shapeable. The forged composite material is indeed a revolutionary process of constructing carbon fiber into moldable rolls. Making the process cheaper and quicker.

The Performance

A new addition to the Huracan Performante Spyder is the Lamborghini Active Aerodynamics (ALA) technology. There are flaps in the front spoiler and the rear wing that can reduce drag or increase downforce based on information relied on a multitude of sensors. Another ingenious creation of Lamborghini, the ALA system is helping Lamborghini beat out its own (and others) records on racing tracks.

It goes without saying the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder has fantastic reviews about the driving experience that it provides. But for over $500K, we expect it to be an exhilarating experience, and Lamborghini never disappoints.

At the European Service Center, we have been service Lamborghini and other European car brands for over 35 years. Our highly trained serviced mechanics are ASE certified and have the tools to inspect, diagnose, and repair an issue you are having with your Lamborghini.

Whether it is just general maintenance or something more serious, you can be comforted by the excellent work that we have provided to other members of the community. We are so confident of our service that we offer a 3-year/36,000-mile guarantee on all our work. Give us a visit and schedule your appointment today.

Lamborghini Brake and Lamp Inspection

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Like with any other automobile, regular maintenance and servicing is the key to reliable operation of your Lamborghini. An essential part of this servicing is the brake and lamp inspection. A Lamborghini brake and lamp inspection are required by the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) in states within the U.S. to ensure that an automobile is fit and safe to operate properly on the road. This inspection is not just important for your safety as a driver but for the safety of every other person on the road too.

Possible Causes of a Malfunctioning Lamborghini Brake System and Lights

The brake system and lights are vital parts of a vehicle that must function properly to guarantee safe driving. It is dangerous to drive with a malfunctioning brake system and lights. In most states, it is illegal to do so. There are some problems that could go wrong with the brake and lights of your vehicle which would create dangerous driving conditions. Worn-out brake pads and leaking brake fluids are some of the problems that could render the brake system inefficient. Anything from a blown a fuse to bad relay, bad bulbs, and faulty sockets could also leave your lighting system in poor condition.

If your car has a brake or light problem, do not drive it, have it towed into an auto repair shop for diagnosis and repairs. Also, if your Lamborghini was stolen or involved in an accident, the DMV requires a brake and lamp inspection of the vehicle to ensure that the brake system and lights are still intact and undamaged after the theft or accident. We are a State Licensed Inspection Station trained to carry out a thorough examination of your car’s brake system and lights to make sure that there are no issues in the system that could cause a malfunction.

Our inspection is based on a state-mandated checklist. Some of the basic requirements we check for include;

• Properly mounted and functioning exterior lights.
• Clear and adjustable headlight lenses.
• A fully functional brake system.
• Properly working brake lights and warning lights.
• A brake system within the manufacturer’s specifications.

If your car meets all the requirements, we will issue a certificate that will qualify your Lamborghini for a salvage title. However, if your vehicle fails to meet the standards, then we will offer our brake and light repair services where they are needed. It is essential to take your brake system and lights very seriously; its malfunction is dangerous not just to you but everyone around as well.

We make sure that there are no issues in the system that could cause a malfunction.
Our inspection is based on a state-mandated checklist. Some of the basic requirements we check for include;

• Properly mounted and functioning exterior lights.
• Clear and adjustable headlight lenses.
• A fully functional brake system.
• Properly working brake lights and warning lights.
• A brake system within the manufacturer’s specifications.

If your car meets all the requirements, we will issue a certificate that will qualify your Lamborghini for a salvage title.

Lamborghini Cooling System Service and Repair

Lamborghini Cooling System

The Lamborghini brand remains unrivaled in the automotive industry. Since the launching of the brand back in the sixties, the Italian automakers have built a reputation for the automobile designs and technology. Even so, for a high tech car, Lamborghini cooling system failure is a problem.

The Lamborghini Cooling System

The Lamborghini cooling system has the sole responsibility of keeping the car from overheating. The cooling mechanism involves the circulation of coolant – a mixture of water and anti-freeze through the engine while keeping the coolant at a constant and appropriate temperature. When the engine is running, heat is generated as a by-product of the combustion process; the cooling system is what prevents this heat from melting the engine.

The cooling system of the engine is a pressurized system made up of a set of components including the radiator, thermostat, water pump, hoses, cooling fan and fan switch. These components, all connected in a closed loop work with the goal of keeping the heat down. The failure of any one component in the system could have your engine smoking out.

Signs of a Malfunctioning Cooling System?

Given that the main purpose of the cooling system is to keep the heat down, the most obvious and common sign of a malfunctioning cooling system is overheating of the engine. If you notice a rise in the temperature gauge of your car, then it is possible the heat from the engine isn’t being properly dissipated. In some cases, a coolant leak may also be observed, underneath the car or dripping on other engine components. Also, an illuminated check engine light should not be ignored especially if you suspect a cooling system failure.

Causes Of A Malfunctioning Lamborghini cooling System

There are a number of reasons why your cooling system could malfunction. It could be as a result of a coolant leak which can happen to your Lamborghini irrespective of its age, model or mileage. A coolant leak would result in low coolant levels and for a system that relies on the coolant, overheating is imminent. Faulty cooling system components like a bad thermostat or cooling fan could cause the system to fail as well. A malfunctioning cooling system could also be as a result of a contaminated coolant. The coolant can become contaminated with rust and solid deposits, which would clog up the coolant passageways, effectively reducing coolant supply in the system.

Fixing A Malfunctioning Cooling System

If your Lamborghini is overheating, then it is recommended you stop driving and bring it in for diagnosis and repair. In this case, we will inspect the entire cooling system, component by component to ascertain the cause of the problem. If the problem is as a result of a damaged component like a bad radiator fan motor, then we will replace or repair the damaged component depending on how far gone the damages are. If the fault is from low coolant levels, we will top up the coolant, not before ensuring there is no coolant leak in the system, however; If there is a leak, then we may have to replace the cylinder head gasket.

In some cases, the problem could be from contamination in the coolant, an issue that would necessitate a cooling system flush. Here, we will clean out the entire system and then refill it with new coolant. A cooling system failure can, however, be avoided if you subject your vehicle to routine maintenance and servicing. Regular coolant draining and flushing based on factory scheduled service will also help keep your engine cooling system running perfectly.

Brake Repair Services

Brake Repair

The use for brakes naturally arose when humans began traveling using transportation techniques other than their legs. Whether it is by land, air or sea, the need for brakes mitigates the risk of accidents which cause injuries and even death. With the popular rise of the automobile in the United States, accidents became a daily occurrence. However, two things occurred which increased fatalities: 1.) High-speed highways became the norm, and 2.) Vehicles became cheaper but more powerful.
Since fatalities from car accidents were on the rise, society realized that safety standards need to be developed and enforced to protect consumers. So, by 1970, the National Highway Traffic Administration was formed to combat the rise in fatalities and instill a culture of “safety first” in automobile design.
Recently, the NHTA is now adding the need for an Automatic Emergency Braking feature to qualify for a 5-star rating. So, having a well-designed braking system is a big part of an overall process of avoiding injury from car accidents. But how do car brakes work?

How Brakes Work

Understanding how brakes work will help you look out or any irregularities in your braking system, therefore increasing safety on the road for everyone. The braking systems of today use multiple sensors and electronics to stop a car as quickly as possible. Nonetheless, the primary braking system is still used.
When you press the braking pedal, that pressure moves a piston in the master cylinder, forcing braking fluid to enter the brake lines to the calipers and wheel cylinders. The force applied to the brake pedal is therefore proportional to the force applied to the pistons.
The calipers in disk brakes and wheel cylinders in drum brakes are connected to disk pads and braking shoes respectively. The pistons push the disk pads or braking shoes onto the rotor or wall, causing friction and resulting in the decreased rotation of the wheel.

Components of the Braking System

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Braking systems include either disk brakes or drum brakes. Disk Brakes are comprised of a disc/rotor, calipers, disk pads and hardware necessary to mount the components to the car. The caliper is connected to the hoses and wires that send the braking fluid when the brake pedal is depressed.
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Drum brakes are comprised of a drum/braking plate, brake shoes, a wheel cylinder, and hardware to mount the components. The wheel cylinder is connected to the hoses and wires send the braking fluid when the brake pedal is depressed.

Braking Fluid

Water used to be used as a braking fluid in the past. However, the braking process causes temperatures to rise past the boiling point of water. This causes water to vapor resulting in brake failure.
Braking fluid is a hydraulic fluid with a high boiling point. Hydraulic fluids are used to transfer power, in this case, from the pedal to the calipers and cylinders while surviving high temperatures caused by braking. Braking fluid also protects against corrosion of systems it comes in contact with.

When to Schedule your Car for Brake Services

This is what to look for to bring your car in for brake services:
  • Noise or grinding coming from the brakes
  • Brake pedal feels spongy or soft when pressed
  • Car veers a certain way when the brakes are pressed
  • Brake fluid level in the master cylinder is low
  • Brake system Warning Lamp is on

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Brake Services by European Service Center

Alpharetta Motor Sports has 35 years of experience in maintaining vehicles. Our ASE certified service mechanics are highly trained and have the tools to inspect, diagnose, and repair any braking issue you may be having. Schedule your appointment today.