Lamborghini tunes in to iPod

Italian automaker announces new high-tech options for its 2008 models.

If high-tech car gadgets are what you've been holding out for, you can finally make that Lamborghini purchase.

No, it's not going to come fully chromed like this 2005 Murcielago .

The Lamborghini Murcielago at the New York Auto Show.
The Lamborghini Murcielago at the New York Auto Show. Candace Lombardi/CNET Networks

Lamborghini announced Tuesday that it is adding an onboard computer that includes an iPod and USB connection and a steering wheel in perforated leather for its 2008 Gallardo models and Murcielago LP640. All models across the Lamborghini brand will also come with a a three-year (unlimited mileage) warranty.

The Murcielago, which already was offered with a three-year warranty in the U.K., will offer the options of a satellite navigation system and an onboard computer with iPod and USB connectivity, as well as perforated leather steering wheel options. The 2008 Gallardo will offer heated mirrors in addition to the onboard computer with iPod and USB capability.

For the Gallardo Spyder, Lamborghini is adding a beige soft-top option, as AutoBlog notes.

To those drivers old enough to actually afford any of these models: Don't worry. You can still get the Murcielago with a CD player.

About the author

In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet,, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.


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