Ferruccio Lamborghini founded his car firm in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, in 1963. It started as a method for him to show Ferrari that he could not only make a beautiful and powerful sports vehicle, but that he could make one that was better than theirs.
Best Lamborghini’s Ever Made
With identifiable styling and indisputably stunning engine notes, his company has become a bar for all other supercar makers to aspire to. In honour of the carmaker, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten Lamborghinis the company has ever produced, excluding the current lineup.
1. 1985 Countach 5000QV
Horacio Pagani, Chief Engineer, moved the Countach into the modern era in 1985. Lamborghini created a model specifically for the United States for the first time. The officially compulsory front bumpers, which were promptly removed by owners after delivery, are instantly recognisable. Because the intakes sit behind the cockpit, getting enough air to the six carburetors has always been a problem. The problem was rectified by using Bosch fuel injection, which increased horsepower to 414.
2. 1996 Diablo SV
With 510 horsepower a decade later, the Diablo required larger cooling ducts and a massive rear spoiler. For a nasty look, big brakes were installed and chrome trim was removed. The SV is tremendously overpowering on the track or on the street without the all-wheel drive of the more expensive Diablo VT.
3. 1971 Miura SV
American cars were losing horsepower across the board in the early 1970s. Domestic sports vehicles were reduced to mere shadows of their former glory due to federal clean air laws. Without the constraints of such laws, Lamborghini redesigned the valvetrain and intake to achieve 380 horsepower. New scoops along the rocker panels and flared rear quarter panels were added to this special edition’s styling, which complemented the bigger wheels.
4. 1988 Jalpa
As a more practical alternative to the Countach, Gruppo Bertone was tasked with building a tiny coupe based on a rear transverse-mounted V8. This rampaging bull of the 1980s holds a special place in the hearts of our original sales personnel.
5. 2010 Murcielago SV
Following the practise of introducing a Superveloce version near the end of production, the Murcielago’s engine was boosted to 661 horsepower, while the car’s weight was reduced thanks to significant usage of carbon fibre. With a V12 rotating at 8,000 rpm, the automobile could run a 10-second quarter mile and reach 60 mph in under three seconds from a stop. The brakes are larger than the wheels on your automobile, and the spoiler is enormous enough to serve as a helipad. The Murcielago, like all the greats, ended on a high note.
6. 2008 Reventon
The Reventon was an all-carbon fibre body on top of the Murcielago’s chassis if the Murcielago was too humdrum for your liking. Only 21 Aventadors were constructed, and the majority of the wild characteristics made it onto the Aventador. In 2010, the Murcielago SV engine was used in a roadster form; only 14 more specimens were manufactured.
7. 2014 Veneno Roadster
The Aventador was skinned and fashioned into an aerodynamicist’s dream to commemorate their 50th anniversary. Only nine were made, each with a price tag of more than $4 million.
8. 2016 Aventador SV
We observed the state of the art in supercars during the reveal on Amelia Island. Exaggerated bodywork is required to maintain the V12 shiny-side-up at high speeds, as it has been expanded to 750 horsepower. Its magnetic suspension will soften the ride, while dynamic steering will provide additional feedback for safe cruising at three times the posted speed limit, provided that it is done under professional supervision on a controlled track.
9. 1993 LM002
The lone SUV in their lineup was also their first four-wheel-drive production car. What better way to have fun than to build a robust all-terrain vehicle around their V12 engine, which produces more power than practically all other engines of the time? The discriminating off-roader might arrive in style thanks to plush interiors stocked with leather and reference quality audio. It appealed to us because it lacked an automatic transmission option.
10. Sesto Elemento
The Sesto Elemento is powered by a 5.2L V10 engine that produces 570 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. Carbon fibre is used for the suspension, chassis, driveshaft, and body, bringing the total weight to 2,200 pounds. It is Lamborghini’s lightest vehicle to date.