it set the template for the modern supercar
Lamborghini is one of the most respected car brands on the planet.
Founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963, the Italian manufacturer is responsible for creating some of history’s most striking and exciting cars.
The company’s impact has exceeded that of carmakers that have been around twice as long.
A big part of that is the brand’s approach – no design is too wild.
The Aventador, Huracan and Urus are the models currently in production but some of its past and limited production models are iconic.
Here are 10 Lamborghinis to check out.
The Miura was created in 1966 and it is the most significant car Lamborghini has ever produced.
This is because it set the template for the modern supercar, with a mid-engined, two-seat layout.
As for the carmaker itself, the Miura pioneered the overall proportions and engine position of almost every Lamborghini that has followed.
It is a stunning car but at the time, the Miura was also very quick.
With a top speed of 180 mph, it was the fastest production car when it hit the market.
The Miura remains a classic and is fittingly known as the first supercar.
When it comes to high-performance Lamborghinis, the Huracan Evo is one of the first that comes to mind.
The Huracan Evo boasts a V10 engine, allowing it to reach a top speed of 202 mph.
But it does not hold back on the technology.
It features the Lamborghini Dynamic Vehicle Integration (LDVI) system, which works alongside its all-wheel steering and torque-vectoring systems, to deliver even sharper responses and greater agility.
The Huracan also comes with an 8.4-inch infotainment system.
This supercar costs around £160,000 and while it is not designed for everyday use, it is surprisingly composed.
The Aventador is one of Lamborghini’s best-known models and the Roadster takes the excitement up a notch.
It is the convertible version of the Aventador and it is all about the high-performance.
The Aventador Roadster goes from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph. That is thanks to a V12 engine that produces 690 bhp.
Performance may be what the car is known for but the design was a major focus.
It has sharp edges which give it a jaw-dropping look and it also features the scissor doors that Lamborghini is known for.
Costing around £350,000, the Aventador may be expensive but it does not stop the wealthy from getting their hands on one.
The Lamborghini Diablo was an iconic supercar during the 1990s.
Almost impossibly wedge-shaped, the Diablo was the flagship model from the 1990s to 2001.
The recognisable features included a spoiler and pop-up headlights.
The striking proportions made no attempt to hide the presence of the enormous V12 engine behind the passenger compartment.
It initially had a 5.7-litre engine but later models upped it to 6 litres. But all had a top speed of 210 mph.
A number of special editions were released before production ended.
The Diablo remains a fan favourite among Lamborghini enthusiasts and an icon among supercars.
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The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is one of the Italian manufacturer’s limited production models.
It is a modern interpretation of the classic supercar of the same name and its unveiling excited collectors as well as fans of the original.
This new Countach is actually a hybrid but it does not hold back on the power.
It produces 803 bhp and has a top speed of 220 mph.
Even though only 112 were made, all were sold less than a week after being unveiled.
The lucky 112 buyers had to fork out £1.9 million and if another limited edition Lamborghini is unveiled in the future, expect it to be even more expensive.
The Lamborghini Urus is unlike other models as it is a front-engined SUV as opposed to a sports car that the carmaker is known for.
The Lamborghini Urus combines power and luxury.
It costs around £160,000 and is said to be the fastest SUV in the world.
It contains a powerful 4-litre, V8 twin-turbo engine; the first for a vehicle designed by the Italian company.
This allows the powerful car to reach 0-62mph in just 3.6 seconds.
It goes on to reach a top speed of 190 mph, very impressive for a big car. The twin turbos also produce 641 bhp.
The Urus encapsulates Lamborghini’s extravagance and it is bound to turn heads.
The Gallardo is a special supercar and it has had several special editions over the year. The focus here is on the Balboni.
It is named after chief test driver Valentino Balboni after he retired in 2008.
The Balboni is different to other Gallardos as it is rear-wheel drive.
Although it lacked the option of a manual gearbox, the 30kg weight difference was welcomed, as was the improved steering quality.
The Balboni edition also saw the 5-litre V10 engine developed.
While it initially looks like a regular Gallardo, one can tell it is a Balboni from the large white stripe down the middle.
During the 2000s, the Murcielago was Lamborghini’s flagship model.
It has a standout design and it marked the first car under Audi ownership.
There had been concerns that Audi ownership would have a negative effect on Lamborghini. But Audi began making cars that were actually fun to drive, and Lamborghini’s standards of quality shot up without losing any of their character – a match made in heaven.
The Murcielago came into its own with the LP640.
It was more responsive and boasted a 6.5-litre V12 engine.
The Murcielago drew a line between old-school attitude and modern ability during its time in production before it was replaced by the Aventador.
Although it is expected to be in its final production year, the Lamborghini Aventador remains one of the flashiest, and most expensive supercars to buy.
The Aventador SVJ is a track-focused version of the Aventador S.
Depending on which version and what extras you prefer, prepare to part with your wallet.
It is one of the fastest models in the impressive line of Lamborghinis. It uses the same 6.5-litre V12 used in previous Aventadors and it has been reworked.
The result is now a massive 770 bhp which means it goes from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds and all the way up to 217 mph.
Featuring a large spoiler and huge air intakes, the SVJ is more suited to the track than busy roads.
Despite appealing to the wealthy, the SVJ is extremely rare as it is limited to just 963 units worldwide including 63 special editions called the “63 Edition”.
The Veneno is perhaps Lamborghini’s most outlandish vehicle.
It was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and was built to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary.
The Veneno is also one of the rarest Lamborghinis, with just five ever built and only three made for the public. Nine Veneno Roadsters were also built.
With an introductory price of £3.2 million, it is one of the most expensive cars built.
The Veneno borrows the body and engine from the Aventador. It has a 6.5-litre V12 engine that produces 740 bhp.
With a top speed of 221 mph, the Veneno is one of Lamborghini’s fastest cars.
These 10 Lamborghinis are some of the most exciting ones out there.
Not only are they fast but they look very extravagant.
While some are currently in production, others are past models that are considered to be classics among petrolheads.
As technology continues to evolve, expect Lamborghini to create even more extravagant motors.