Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini suspend production due to powerful earthquake in Italy

Article by Christian A., on May 29, 2012

Due to the recent 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the province of Modena, three sports luxury manufacturers – Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini – suspended their production. Although the three sports carmakers told the press that their factories were not damaged in the quake, their workers were sent home.

"All the workers and employees have been allowed to join their families" Ferrari said on its Twitter account. Maserati has its factory in the city of Modena, while Ferrari is located at 18 km southwest in Maranello. Lamborghini’s headquarters are located in Sant'Agata Bolognese, 20km east of Modena city.

A total of 5,000 workers were sent home due to this earthquake that was felt throughout northern Italy, including the financial capital Milan. Some of the schools and buildings located in Milan were evacuated but the severest damage to buildings was reported near the epicenter surrounding, which means towns such as Cavezzo, Medolla and Mirandola.

At the Paris Motorshow Automobili in 2012, Lamborghini reveals the most successful sports car of since it started making cars with a new style - even more extreme and aggressive: the new Lamborghini LP570-4 Edizione Tecnica and Gallardo LP560-4. The latest Gallardo LP560-4 - packed with fixed four wheel drive - has a brand new rear and front end, while top of the line Gallardo models, the LP570-4 Spyder Performante and the LP570-4 Superleggera, will be available as well as the improved Edizione Tecnica. The six Gallardo models in its roster are now unique in every way and can be customized depending on the preference of the driver.

The latest Gallardo models will be offered at Lamborghini dealerships from November 2012.

The different design with its edgy lines is one of the primary factors in its worldwide popularity. Almost 13,000 units have been sold and were released from the factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese.

The design of the Gallardo has now been more improved in the latest Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. The new design of the front end is represented by trapezoidal and triangular forms - two figures that are signature shapes of the Lamborghini design. Split by diagonal details in body black and in body color, the whole appearance of the front end is wider and more forceful, providing a stronger road bond.

To fully complete the new style, larger air intakes have been made ahead of the wheels at the front and the new "Apollo polished" 19-inch alloy wheels, finished in matt black and showcasing precision-machined spokes in silver.

Another new feature is the more dynamic design of the rear end on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. The trapezoid and triangle are definitely the signature marks here as well. The air outlet made for the power unit now has a bigger surface area, which makes for better thermodynamic efficiency.

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