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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.