If there was ever a vehicle which you could look at and think, I’ve made it, it would definitely have to be a Lamborghini. These vehicles are renowned for their speed and style, all without sacrificing quality road driving. They’re one of the few vehicles that are a direct competitor to Ferrari.
Lamborghini has created car after car, yet some stand out more than others. Here’s a look at six of the best Lamborghinis that if you’d own, you’d never want to leave it out of your sight.
The Lamborghini 350GT: 1964 – 1966
One of the first sports cars created by this famous manufacturer, the Lamborghini 350GT, proved that the company was able to survive the hectic world of car production. This is a bigger deal than it sounds. If the 350GT didn’t do well, Lamborghini would have given up and gone onto other ventures.
It wasn’t a simple process either. After extensive testing of the new Lamborghini engine over a number of years, a group of three people started to develop a production car. As the development process went on, they realised there was no way it would be suitable for mass production, prompting a massive re-design.
After the re-design, the Lamborghini 350GT was showcased at the Geneva Auto Show. The engine produced 320 horsepower, allowing it to get from 0 to 60mph in 6.7 seconds. This may not seem amazing compared to today’s standards, but then it was one of the fastest road legal vehicles you could purchase.
The Lamborghini Miura: 1966 – 1972
Without even a second doubt, the Lamborghini Miura is one of the most important vehicles the manufacturer ever produced. It was so well made that the vast majority of sports car that you see today are based off the Miura and how it’s designed.
It didn’t have a conventional creation either. In 1965 three of Lamborghini’s best engineers started developing a prototype car in their own time. They had the vision of a road car that was still competent when it came to racing. Ferruccio Lamborghini was not as excited as the others, but he allowed them to manufacture it with the thought of it being used as an advertising tool.
They spent so much time on the development aspect of the car, they completely forgot to design an engine that would fit in the compartment. At the 1966 Geneva motor show, the Miura was shown off, although they had to fill the engine compartment with ballast, also ensuring it was locked.
Even though press was denied from looking under the bonnet, it got rave reviews, and it went straight into production the next year.
The Lamborghini Countach: 1974 – 1989
Possibly one of the most extraordinary vehicles that Lamborghini created, the Countach is like no other they ever made. In fact, it was so unique that the car was made illegal in America until 1982. American car enthusiasts were left daydreaming of this vehicle, as it was the first sports car that was able to hit 200 mph.
It has an extensive design process that went on for a good number of years. In the end they had a vehicle that had 455 break horse power when it finished production. To put this into context, a standard car will have anywhere between 110 and 150 brake horsepower.
One of the interesting things about the Countach is even though 1,950 examples were created, only 700 were actually U.S legal.
The Lamborghini Murcielago: 2001 – 2010
After an eleven year gap of no car design, the Lamborghini Murcielago was the first Lamborghini to be made with Volkswagen at the helm. The name ‘Murcielago’, comes from the story of a bull that survived 28 sword strikes during a bullfight in 1979.
This all wheel drive supercar had a jaw dropping 661 brake horsepower before production was ended in 2010. It was a well recieved car, and at least 4,099 were created. One of the things that made it so popular was just how fast it could go. 0 to 60 mph could be achieved in a staggering three seconds, and it could reach a top speed of 209 mph.
That wasn’t the end of the Murcielago either, and in 2009 they unveiled a model that had a V12 engine. 0 to 120 mph could be achieved in 7.4 seconds.
The Lamborghini Gallardo: 2003 – 2013
One of the best selling vehicles that Lamborghini ever made is the Gallardo. It’s one of the fastest, sharpest and most eye catching vehicles that you can find on the sports car market, and 14,022 were created in its lifetime.
A lot of time was focused on the driving aspect of this car, with large reserves of power and a sharp throttle resulting in impressive acceleration no matter what speed you’re driving at. It’s a well weighted vehicle, so you’ll be able to take even the sharpest of bends.
It’s also a vehicle that ensured that Lamborghini avoided declaring bankruptcy, so it’s a good job it did so well. Even though it is one of the older cars that Lamborghini has on offer, there’s no way it looks dated, and is still a firm favourite of many car enthusiasts.
The Lamborghini Reventon: 2008
Although there weren’t many of these vehicles released, the Lamborghini Reventon is still a vehicle that amazed anybody that has a love for cars. It was showcased at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, and at its release it was the most expensive road car, costing £840,000.
Twenty one of these vehicles were made, although one of them was produced for the sole purpose of being put in the Lamborghini museum. Apparently, the design of this vehicle was inspired by the fastest airplanes, and it’s easy to see thanks to the beautiful stylings it has.
- 10 were delivered to the United States
- 7 were delivered to Europe
- 1 was delivered to Canada
- 2 were delivered to Asia
Lamborghini, forever timeless
These are six of the greatest Lamborghini’s that have been created. Each one is well created, and were important for the future of the company. If you know of any other Lamborghini’s that should be on this list, let us know in the comments below.
This blog was written by Jennifer Smith on behalf of LeaseCar, the UK’s favorite car leasing website.