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Wrapped Kobe Bryant tribute Lamborghini Huracan spotted in Chicago

A newly wrapped Lamborghini Huracan pays tribute to the Lakers legend.

Photo courtesy of Instagram, @Kobe24Lambo

The owner of a 2015 Lamborghini Huracan has had his vehicle wrapped to honor the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. Owner Joe Carbonara told TMZ Sports that he was so moved by the tragedy of the untimely demise of the Bryants that he took the silver car to get a custom wrap at X-Treme Graphics in Chicago.

The wrap features the numbers of Kobe and Gianna's jerseys - 2, 8, and 24; the names of all nine victims of the helicopter crash that killed the Bryants, unique artwork of the Bryants, and the Mamba logo. All the imagery rests on a background of Lakers purple with gold accents.

The process of wrapping the car took two days.

X-Treme Graphics shop owner Steve Zielinski told TMZ that the company did not charge for the custom job.

Following its makeover, the car, now named the Kobe24Lambo, made appearances on the streets of Chicago during the NBA All-Star Weekend. The car even has its own Instagram account now.

Carbonara says that since word's gotten out about the Lambo wrap, he's been getting requests for the car to make special appearances.

Prior to Bryant's death, Carbonara was trying to unload the car. The Lamborghini is still up for sale, but the price tag has jumped to $170,000. The original starting price on the 2015 Huracan when new was $242,445. Models on CarGurus.com are currently listed for around $160-170,000.

All about the new Lamborghini will be revealed later this year.

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With moveable parts, bells, and whistles, Lego Technic models add more than a bit of engineering to the usual Lego set. Lamborghini is slated to have their first model get the treatment this summer.

A new 1:8 scale set will launch in 2020 and will be the third model in the Lego Technic Ultimate Series following the successful sales of Land Rover Defender and Porsche 911 RSR models.

LEGO Land Rover Defender Technic A quick look at the Land Rover Defender Technic gives Lamborghini Lego fans an idea of what they're in for with the new model.Photo courtesy of Land Rover

Among the parts that the Lego Technic sets have included are transmissions, differentials, a fully independent suspension, winch, and gearing systems. The Defender Technic included unique details that the average owner may have like a water can That model had 2,573 pieces though inevitably a few builders out there found there were a few extra at the end of the project.

The Defender Technic model is priced at $200 while the Porsche will set buyers back $150. Expect the Lamborghini model to be priced similarly when it arrives on store shelves and online later this year.

Lego recently partnered with Nissan to bring a more affordable version of the GT-R to superfans.

The newest version of the Lamborghini Huracán isn't meant to be the fastest model they make.

Photo courtesy of Automobil Lamborghini

Sure, you can drive a car. But can you drive a car. If you prefer the raw feeling or horsepower, dynamic and engaging performance, and adrenaline producing speed (and have over $100k sitting around looking to be spent) Lamborghini has a new car for you.

The Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) is designed to be a totally visceral experience from the moment you look at it to when you peel away to when you sit on the brake at a stop feeling your heart beat with joy.

Lamborghini Hurac\u00e1n EVO RWD The car is rear-wheel drive and meant for driving purists.Photo courtesy of Automobil Lamborghini

The car's V10 engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and delivers 610 horsepower and 560 Nm of torque. It weighs just 3,062 pounds thanks in large part to a hybrid chassis made from aluminum and carbon fiber, and a skin made from aluminum and composite material. The car has a top speed of 202 mph and can get from zero to 100 km/h in 3.3. seconds.

Despite all those numbers, Lamborghini says that the car isn't designed to excel at straight-linespeeds or set lap records. It's designed to be an instinctive driver's car. That's not to say that it isn't fast. It's just designed to be more fun to drive than a straight speedster.

"The Huracán EVO RWD puts the car in the driver's hands: the driving experience is delivered by the hardware," said Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Automobili Lamborghini. "This car reminds the driver of Lamborghini's pure engineering origins: the driver is at the center of the Huracán EVO RWD's performance, with unfiltered feedback and an emotive and more engaging driving experience controlled by the pilot. The Huracán EVO RWD performance relies on the harmony between man and machine: driving skills and the Huracán EVO's RWD mechanics deliver perfectly balanced dynamics, physical feedback and a pure performance. The Huracán EVO RWD enhances the V10 Huracán line-up with a model appealing to brand newcomers as well as those seeking sublime driving fun."

Lamborghini Hurac\u00e1n EVO RWD Lamborghini has crafted a new yellow paint job just for the model.Photo courtesy of Automobil Lamborghini

Lamborghini has give the car a 40/60 front/rear weight distribution and features launch control. It rides on standard 19-inch wheels with specially designed Pirelli P Zero shoes and ventilated and cross-drilled steel brakes. Twenty-inch wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes are available.

The tuned vehicle comes with Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS) that is calibrated specifically for the rear-wheel drive Huracán EVO, that eschews the normal torque cut of a vehicle and instead delivers torque in advance resulting in appropriate traction when exiting a corner, maintaining its stability. The calibration of the P-TCS is determined by which drive mode is selected.

Inside, the car features a 8.4-inch touch screen in the center of the vehicle. It features the ability to make calls, provide internet access, and is Apple CarPlay compatible.

Lamborghini Hurac\u00e1n EVO RWD The car features recognizable Huracán styling characteristics that Lamborghini fans will appreciate.Photo courtesy of Automobil Lamborghini

Lamborghini's Ad Personam program allows customers the ability to fully customize the color and trim presentation of their vehicle. A new available yellow paint job, Giallo Belenus, has been specially designed for the Huracán EVO RWD. It is available with a matching leather and Alcantara interior trim.

The Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD will begin delivers in spring 2020. It has a starting price of $208,571 in the U.S.