Lamborghini's Christmas gifts

Published: 09 November 2009

We’re not unaccustomed to car manufacturers launching branded products, and Christmas time always sees an increase in the release of non-motoring products to fill the stockings of owners and brand-dedicated enthusiasts.

So what has Lamborghini just launched?

This year Lamborghini has surpassed itself. First it’s unveiled the Meridiist Automobili Lamborghini, a gorgeous mobile phone crafted in conjunction with prestige watch builder Tag Heuer, and apparently inspired by the LP640.

And like a real Lamborghini it’s spent three years in development and 700 prototypes have been built. Lamborghini claims the battery has enough juice for 28 days standby, while the antenna is apparently twice as effective as rivals. The central button on the black keypad is steel and engraved with the Raging Bull emblem, the screen is made from scratch-resistant crystal, and only 1963 units will be built, to coincide with the year Lamborghini was founded. The Meridiist Automobili Lamborghini is on sale for £2850.

And if that’s too much money?

The second Lamborghini item we’d like to show you is less impressive – baubles. If you didn’t get hold of one of the 250 Valentino Balboni edition Gallardos, you can now become the proud owner of a set of garish Italian balls, inspired by the LP550-2 Balboni. There are some candles too, which carry on the Balboni theme. They’re £55 for the pair, and a set of three baubles will set you back £69. You could be forgiven for saying this is a load of bull…

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By Gareth Evans

Contributor, historic racer and now running sister title Motor Cycle News's website