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$18k Lamborghini x Cervelo R5 Disc combines Nürburgring style w/ the finest Italian components

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Lamborghini and Cervelo are at it again. Most recently, the Cervelo P5x was given the Lamborghini design treatment that was inspired by the yellow panels of the new Urus SUV. This time, both the bike and the car responsible for the inspiration are a bit… sharper.

Lamborghini Nurburgring record
All photos c. Cervelo/Lamborghini

In 2018, Lamborghini set out to reclaim the fastest production car lap time around the Nürburgring. Porsche took the record in 2017 from Lamborghini with the 911 GT2 RS, so to get it back, Lamborghini wrapped an Aventador SVJ (Super Veloce Jota) in orange, grey, and black camo and recorded a blistering lap of 6:44.97.

$18k Lamborghini x Cervelo R5 Disc side profile

What bike would you choose to represent the fastest production car? Cervelo seems to think their R5 Disc is the perfect answer to that question. As Cervelo puts it, “The R5, designed to tackle the steepest climbs and descents of the Italian Dolomites, is a kindred spirit to the Aventador SVJ—fast by any measure, but set apart by its handling and poise.”

$18k Lamborghini x Cervelo R5 Disc head tube

Finished in a matching camouflage and with a Lamborghini head badge and top tube logo, the bike certainly stands out – but it doesn’t scream Lamborghini.

$18k Lamborghini x Cervelo R5 Disc stem and bar $18k Lamborghini x Cervelo R5 Disc drivetrain $18k Lamborghini x Cervelo R5 Disc brakes $18k Lamborghini x Cervelo R5 Disc brakes

While the Cervelo certainly isn’t an Italian bike, it is finished with some of the finest Italian components money can buy. The limited edition build includes a full Campagnolo Super Record EPS gruppo, Campagnolo Bora One wheels, a Deda Elementi bar, Vittoria Corsa Pro Tires, and a Fizik Aliante saddle.

If you want one, you’ll have to be fast since there will only be 63 bikes produced to pay homage to Lamborghini’s founding in 1963. The price for this limited edition piece of Lamborghini/Cervelo history? That would be a cool $18,000 – just slightly less than double the cost of a Dura-Ace Di2 equipped Cervelo R5 Disc.

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p roenick
p roenick
2 years ago

This is…. ugh. How flatulent, tone deaf, and awful. Cervelo used to be so cool.

Huffagnolo SuperMagna
Huffagnolo SuperMagna
2 years ago

18k for a Cervelo with a Lambo badge on it? No thanks. Maybe could understand on a full custom bike with a master fitting, custom everything and 1 yearly service at your home.

I think Campy is great and Lambos are cool to look at and Cervelo is for those who want a bike like that but at that price I could buy a couple dream bikes and buy some decent scotch to sip while staring at them.

Gerald
Gerald
2 years ago

I”LL drink to that.

Jason West
Jason West
2 years ago

Spesh already did a $18,000 collaboration bike with McLaren like 6 or 7 years ago.

Trenton
Trenton
2 years ago

Cervelo is owned by PON holdings, and Lamborgini is owned by Audi who is owned by VW and you guessed it….PON owns a substantial amount of shares in VW. So I understand the collaboration. I’ll hold out for the Ducati / Santa Cruz bikes collaboration.

Side note:

I wish that for such a premium gruppo that campy would design a prettier albeit more modern rotor. Their rotors look like basic sram rotors from a decade ago. They look terrible.

Sk
Sk
2 years ago
Reply to  Trenton

Side, side note. Not sure why you think anyone here cares about your completely subjective opinion on the aesthetics of the design.

Jason West
Jason West
2 years ago
Reply to  Sk

Side side side note. This is one of the lamest kinds of comments. Why shouldn’t he have an opinion on a $18,000 bicycle? Aesthetics are important. What about that don’t you understand? Of course looks are subject. Trenton thinks the rotors are terrible looking maybe you don’t that’s cool. This is a bicycle website showing us what we can buy and everything is about performance AND looks.

SK
SK
2 years ago
Reply to  Jason West

I’m not saying he can’t (or shouldn’t) have an opinion. I’m questioning why he thinks we all need to know what it is. I might have an opinion too (about the design), I’m just pretty sure no one else cares what it is. Since it’s completely subjective.

blahnblahblah
blahnblahblah
2 years ago
Reply to  Sk

you cared enough to reply

Dylan Sutton
Dylan Sutton
2 years ago
Reply to  Trenton

Maybe they designed the rotors for function rather than form? If you want their priorities the other way round, there are always some Deltas to be had on eBay 🙂

Robin
Robin
2 years ago
Reply to  Trenton

It’s a beautiful rotor and by all accounts, Campy’s hydro brakes work at least as good as any other brakes out there and very possibly better.

Huffagnolo SuperMagna
Huffagnolo SuperMagna
2 years ago
Reply to  Trenton

I am guessing the rotor was designed for the pro-peloton because disc rotors are super dangerous and will literally slice off your leg.

The UCI always knows what they are doing and they aren’t stuck in the past they are so far into the future we cannot understand. What’s old is new, right?

AK_Ben
AK_Ben
2 years ago

Yech. I like me some camo sometimes, but this is just awful
Both the bike and car.

bjorn
bjorn
2 years ago

Out of ideas? Why not turn to the automotive collabs.
Its innovative, inspiring, and ever so creative.

Meh.

smw
smw
2 years ago

Cervelo’s Data Print is still the best ever camo design !!!!! .. Super Record ..Boras…. ahhhhh yeah!!!!!!!…

Larry Falk
Larry Falk
2 years ago

My guess (and hope) is that both bike and car look better in person.

Jörg Hippo Thomsen
2 years ago

Well, it is 18.000$ for a bike, which you could built up EXACTLY like that for less than 8000 € with brand spanking new parts (and I am including 1000 € for a matching paint job). Even IF you were to pay retail on the frame and parts it wouldn’t cost more than 11.000 € to built an exact replica of the bike…

THIS is a bike for insanely stupid people.

Concerning the looks: I agree with everybody who dislikes the looks of the campa brakes and rotors. Luckily one can replace the the calipers with hope RX4 and use whichever rotors one prefers.

Also, the special trcikery of the Aventador SVJ is all about aerodynamics…So why are they using an R5 for this lamborghini build and not the S5 ?!?

ttxxdd
ttxxdd
2 years ago

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kt
kt
2 years ago
Reply to  ttxxdd

Take your homophobic slurs elsewhere bro.

Tom
Tom
2 years ago
Reply to  ttxxdd

Nothing worse than a Cervelo rider, except maybe the person that generalizes so stupidly, and lumps in some homophobia. Well done.

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

It’s a very strange world when the Lamborghini association costs more than the bike itself, remarkable to me that anyone would value the name that much. I’m guessing they will not sell all of these, and the remainders will show up in back channel distribution for LESS than the cost of a standard Cervelo. Or they’ll be handed out to Lamborghini execs/favored clients. In 35 years of riding, I can’t recall seeing anyone riding a automotive rebranded bike.

Tom
Tom
2 years ago
Reply to  Tom

One modification to my statement – at least they ditched the hideous RAT axles. So that’s worth $100.

Double-Dee
Double-Dee
2 years ago

Ugly and overpriced. I’d buy an R5 build with Sram Axs and buy a sweet used Ducati for the same price and call it a day- but, that’s just me.
.

Greg
Greg
2 years ago

You’ll are letting a bicycle ruin your day.

GG
GG
2 years ago

I agree with Jason (and with Trenton for that matter). This is the comments section on a bike blog. Trenton’s seems like a perfectly reasonable comment and not at all out of line with what one would be expected to post in response to an article about an $18,000 co-lab between Lamborghini and Cervelo with Campy Super Record components

Cat Cay
Cat Cay
2 years ago

The rotors are the only thing I like on the bike!

Andy W
Andy W
2 years ago

I’m not sure why so many people here are down on the bike and it’s value for money. It’s really not targeted at anyone who is even looking at the price at all. The car this bike is associated with is well over $500,000. The buyer of an Aventador SVJ would spend more than the cost of the bike just choosing a custom paint scheme as an option for the car. For most of the buyers of this bike it will be a collectable trinket to hang on the wall of the garage containing all their other million dollar cars and auto memorabilia. It’s likely to never turn a wheel.

Just Mark
Just Mark
2 years ago
Reply to  Andy W

This.

Dinger
Dinger
2 years ago

“I am guessing the rotor was designed for the pro-peloton because disc rotors are super dangerous and will literally slice off your leg. ”

It’s ironic that the definition of “literally” was recently updated to basically include hyperbole. Oh, and no, disc rotors aren’t dangerous. The scenario you assert has *literally* (pre-update definition) never happened.

Huffagnolo SuperMagna
Huffagnolo SuperMagna
2 years ago
Reply to  Dinger

I was making a joke. I know disc rotors will not actually chop off your leg and chainrings are probably more dangerous honestly.

Fede
Fede
2 years ago

These are NOT Bora One wheels! They’re Bora WTO, probably 45 mm. That’s much different!

Bryin
Bryin
2 years ago

The mere fact that road bikes sell for more than $6k USD is an indictment on the intelligence of the people buying them. The same can be said of the people that purchase that hideous car.

Mr M
Mr M
5 months ago
Reply to  Bryin

Excellent. Cant wait to pick mine up tomorrow.

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