The best Lamborghini made ever in terms of sheer driving dynamics and the total package. The Performante gets more power (+29 hp) and less weight (- 90 lbs), suspension improvements, and the addition of an innovative aerodynamic package. 0-62mph is over in just 2.9 and 0-124 in only 8.9. Seriously fast, focused and exciting. With its naturally aspirated engine and all the changes coming together, this is a supercar that is immersive and addictive.
Today there are plenty of fast topless cars out there. The McLaren 720S Spider is probably the best of the current crop. However, when you drive the Performante Spyder you do not long for anything else other than a Performante Spyder. It is addictive. Its 631 hp 5.2 liter V10 revs all the way to 8500 rpm and when combined with the same upgrades as the coupe (active aero, brake-based torque vectoring, stability-control programming, weight loss) it is just incredible.
The Aventador SVJ is the wildest Lamborghini we have seen in years. It set a new Nürburgring Nordschleife record for production cars, running an incredible 6:44.97 lap time. Its 6.5-liter V12 produces 760 horsepower and 531 ft lbs of torque. A host of upgrades over the base model including less weight to haul around transform the driving experience. One of the greatest road cars I’ve ever driven.
The balance of performance, looks, theater, tech and driving experience has never been better in a Lamborghini supercar. Like other Aventadors, it uses a two-piece removable carbon-fiber hardtop that stores in the front trunk. Lamborghini’s ALA active aero system makes a return as well, reformulated to react better with the altered bodywork. The Roadster weighs just 110 pounds more than the coupe.
Only three unique units of the Lamborghini Veneno were built and sold. Its design is consistently focused on optimum aerodynamics and cornering stability, giving the Veneno the real dynamic experience of a racing prototype, yet it is fully homologated for the road. Gets 750 hp and 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds.
The 2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is one of the most exclusive cars in the world, with a production run of just nine units and a price tag of $4.5 million. The engine is a development of the Aventador 6.5-litre V12 and generates a power output of 740 hp at 8,400 rpm and 509 lb⋅ft of torque at 5,500 rpm.
The Huracán EVO is the mid-life update for the Huracan platform. Lamborghini did lots of fine tuning, tweaking and improving to make the already great Huracan better. On the outside the Evo gets design changes that add some drama to the Huracan. On the inside the Evo has a new state-of-the-art control system and innovative touch screen easily manage the car’s functions and entertainment system. The V10 now produces 631bhp and 442 lb/ft of torque. That means a power-to-weight ratio of 451 bhp per tonne, good for a top speed of 202, and zero to 62mph in 2.9.
The Sesto Elemento was a masterpiece of extreme lightweight engineering that showed that Lamborghini could do some amazing things with the carbon-fiber technology. The 2,202 lb carbon fiber car was a revelation. V10 power unit and the permanent all-wheel drive in a body so light meant it had an insanely high power-to-weight ratio.
Slotting in as theond entry in Lambo’s modern V-10 stable, the Huracán EVO Spyder is equipped with the same go-stuff as the hardtop, including a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter powerplant, adaptive suspension components, and eye-popping aerodynamics. However, as an added bonus, the Huracán EVO Spyder adds in unlimited headroom, all without compromising the Huracán EVO’s impressive performance capabilities. The soft foldable roof takes 17 to open/close at speeds up to 31 and the Evo Spyder five times more downforce than original Huracán Spyder.
With increased power, lower weight, improved aerodynamics and innovative technologies the Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce is one of the best supercars ever. Loud, aggressive, fun and perfectly Lamborghini.
The updated entry level Aventador is now known as the Aventador S. It still has a mid-engined naturally aspirated 6.5 liter V12 engine with 730 horsepower and 509 lb/ft of torque. A livelier and more fun car.
The entry level Aventador is now known as the Aventador S. It still has a mid-engined naturally aspirated 6.5 liter V12 engine with 730 horsepower and 509 lb/ft of torque. It still has a unique seven-speed automated-manual transmission and all-wheel drive. The formula is unchanged – crazy looks, lots of noise, insane power and drama. The big updates to the platform for S were the new AWD system, new control unit for active systems. The result is a livelier and more fun car to drive than the original Aventador.
In 2014 Lamborghini officially launched the Huracán, the successor to the Gallardo. It had big shoes to fill given the Gallardo was the company’s best selling car. Huracán got 610 bhp V10 and gorgeous body.
It is hard to objectively justify the $467k price of the Aventador S Roadster. The infotainment system feels like it is a decade old, the gearbox is clunky and horrible and the ergonomics make it impossible to drive. And yet, this isn’t a car to be objective about. This is a fire breathing roadster supercar with 730hp from a naturally aspirated V12 that has tons of drama and excitement about it whether it is parked or doing 200+mph. Top down doing 200 never sounded like more fun than in an Aventador S Roadster.
The Aventador LP700-4 Roadster is just like the coupe except it has a cool removable roof made from twotions of carbon fiber. A benchmark in the world of open-top luxury super sports cars. My kind of car.
Think of the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce as even more powerful, lighter and faster Murciélago LP 640. With the output of the 6.5 liter V12 increased to 670 hp and a weight reduction of 220 lbs it is a beast.
Even more dynamic, lighter, more powerful and stunning – the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera. It is 155 pounds lighter than the regular car and it gets an extra 10 hp. More of a driver’s car.
This is the cheapest Huracan for sale today and probably the most fun. The famous Lamborghini 5.2 L V10 has been slightly detuned to 572 hp and 393 lb/ft of torque. The good news is that the Huracán RWD ditches the heavy all wheel drive drivetrain for rear wheel drive only. The car feels more natural and easier to drive like a proper sports car. Our pick amongst the range.
With its new engine, permanent four-wheel drive transmission and new suspension, the Gallardo LP 560-4 was a clearly improved performance and dynamic machine. A substantial facelift and mid-cycle refresh.
The first *modern* Lamborghini SUV and one hell of an SUV. The Urus looks aggressive and has the right level of Lambo styling without going overboard. The Urus is power by a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 that is good for 641 horsepower and 627 lb/ft of torque. Performance is astonishing for a big SUV, with 0-60 over in 3.2 and a top speed of 190. The Urus drives better than any other SUV and is definitely the performance pick in that segment. On the inside the Urus has decent luggage space and more electronics and infotainment equipment.
The next step in the Murciélago evolution was the LP640 model. A larger front spoiler and new rear mirrors were part of the minor cosmetic changes. The engine in the LP640 had undergone radical modification.
What could be better than a rear wheel drive Lamborghini Huracan? How about a convertible version of the same car? Yep, this is the Huracán RWD 580-2 Spyder. The 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine is the same as in the coupe. Performance is on par with the coupe with 0 to 60 taking 3.4 (0.2 slower than coupe) and top speed is 199 (same as coupe).
The redesigned four-wheel drive transmission, the new suspension, the improved stiffness of the Spyder bodyshell and the optimised aerodynamics all contribute to the overall improvements in the vehicle.
Named the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni, after the remarkable test driver with his own personal cult status. The 550 stands for the power output in hp and the 2 is for rear wheel drive. We love it.
The Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder combined the open spyder body style with rear wheel drive. Unbelievably agile and remarkable handling, it is the most fun Gallardo to drive. Adds yet another dimension of driving fun.
The 6.2 liter V12 engine an evolution of the Diablo 6.0 power plant. The highlight of the new engine is two new variable systems. This car lives up to its namesake, Murcielago, the strongest fighting bull of all time.
Thanks to increased power (an additional 10 hp) and a 100 kg reduction in weight, the Gallardo Superleggera was even more dynamic version of the already very sporty Gallardo. A better overall car and faster.
The Diablo VT 6.0 was the result of Audi starting to influence Lamborghini. A major development of the original design, not only on the outside but also on the inside and the underpinnings of the Diablo.
In 1999, fans were surprised when the Diablo GT was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show. It combined the modifications of the GT2 Race with the craziness of the Diablo to offer serious road racing performance.
The Gallardo SE was a special edition of the Gallardo. Limited to 250 units, it had a unique two-tone paint, an enhanced interior and technical improvements. Gearbox had shorter gear ratios for better acceleration.
Two years after the release of the Gallardo Coupe supercar, Lamborghini have released their drop-top version. Beyond no top, the Spyder a number important modifications to the original engine and transmission.
Honouring their tradition, the Lamborghini decided to release their next model with the name of a fighting bull’s breed: the Gallardo. It was Lamborghinis entry level car and it was a cracker from day one.
The biggest difference with the Diablo VT and earlier versions was the addition of all wheel drive for the first time. It had a viscous center diff that could transfer up to 25% of the torque to the front wheels to improve traction.
The 25th Anniversary was the last and most aggressive Countach. Taking the 5000S further it had redesigned aero ducts and a redesigned front and rear kevlar hoods. The chassis was upgraded extensively too.
Owners started taking delivery of the Diablo in June 1990, five years after the start of the project. The Diablo sold well and was loved by the press. Only faults were heavy steering and heavy operation clutch.
Lamborghini’s third major Countach revision came in 1985 at the Geneva Show. The model was named after its new cylinder head which featured four valves per cylinder (it was known either as the Quattrovalvole or QV).
The Miura was updated in 1969 to the Miura S. It got a modified rear suspension and new state of the art series 70 Pirelli Cinturato radials. It also used heavier-gauge steel on the chassis to reduce flexing.
At the 1982 Geneva Motor Show, the Countach finally got the 5-liter engine it was originally design for. This was the first Countach update in four years. Power was up 50 hp compared to the 4 liter engine.
After a few years Lamborghini updated the Countach both inside and out. The more aggressive look (new spoilers) was a result of adding the widest tires available. The suspension was replaced and it lost its Periscopa roof.
The first Countach generation was named LP 400. Its 4 liter V12 engine was mounted lengthwise and produced 375 hp and 266 ft/lbs of torque. It truly created the new age of the supercar. 151 units were made.
Released at the 1976 Geneva Motor Show, the Silhouette was a targa-style version of the Urraco P300. It was Lamborghini’s first open model which used a removable roof that could be stored behind the rear seats.
Building on the 350 GT which was launched in 1964, Lamborghini then had two roadster variants made up by Carrozzeria Touring for show duty. Unfortunately Lamborghini never went into production of a roadster.
The 400 GT was restyled and made roomier vs its predecessor, resulting in the first proper 2+2 Lamborghini four-seater model. Only 23 of the 400 GT were made, an interim stop gap between 350 GT and 400 GT 2+2.
One of the very last cars designed by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera was this unique Flying Star II show car. It was built on a shortened 400 GT chassis and had a controversial body by Carlo Anderloni.
The Lamborghini Jarama GT 400 made its way into production in 1970 as a replacement for the Islero and was Lamborghini’s last front-engined V12 grand tourer. Shorter than the Espada it still offered seating for four.
The new Lamborghini Centenario represents a new, extremely precious piece in Lamborghini’s one-off strategy. It is a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mr. Ferruccio Lamborghini. A total of 20 Coupe will be made (probably all sold out). One of the most exclusive (and sought-after) cars in the whole world
The open air version of the Lamborghini Centenario. A total of 20 Roadster’s will be made. The Centenario Roadster adopts Lamborghini new rear wheel steering. Designers at Centro Stile Lamborghini even developed a special exterior silver color, called “Argento Centenario” (pictured above).
The Roadster version had 6.5 litre V12 engine that produces 650 hp along with permanent four-wheel drive. The special edition model (50 units only) combines grey bodywork with a special bright orange offset.
The Reventon is the most outrageous Lamborghini and some say the styling has gone to far. But that’s fine since a limited production of only 20 examples will be made. The Reventon is a strong mix of acute and obtuse angles that mimic the Murcielago lines in a whole new and more frantic way. We loved it.
Lamborghini let test driver Bob Wallace make an experimental version that was even better. Prepared as a quasi-racecar, it had no compromises to comfort. The project was named Jota to potential customers.
The Sport Veloce (SV) version of the Diablo was a 2WD version that also befitted from the 30 Edition Jota upgrades and a light drivetrain. With a potent spec, it was used to transform the Diablo into the SVR race model.
Diablo received a mid-cycle facelift in 1999. They simplified the model range by eliminating the “base” Diablo (SV became the new entry-level). Power and torque both got a bump and gone were the pop up lights.
The Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster had a limited run of 30 cars for the 2000 model year and was given the “Millennium Roadster” name. You could only get it in two colors (Titanium Metallic and Yellow).
The engine lid was changed substantially in order to vent properly when the roof panel was covering. Roadster also featured revised wheels. The air intakes on top/sides were made larger than the coupe Diablos.
The “Jota” was a kit designed to convert the race-oriented SE30 into an actual circuit racer. A revised engine lid with two ducts protruding above the roofline forced air into the intake system. Engine was also tweaked.
The P300 was much improved over the P250. Engine displacement had increased to 3 liters and the top was changed. Transmission, suspension and bodywork received changes too. Power output increased to 247 bhp.
Outside the only change was the deletion of the grille covering the vertical glass tail panel. Inside changes were substantial: all-new dash, center console and steering wheel were added. The engine was tweaked.
The mid-mounted V8 engine was Lamborghini’s first, generating 217 bhp at 7,500rpm. It was a nice touring car with great road manners thanks to independent McPherson suspension. Only 520 P250 Urracos were made.
The P111 was developed for the U.S market. They were the same as other Urracos with the exception of the obvious heavy black bumpers and large signal lights. Horsepower was drastically reduced to 180 bhp.
The P200 Urraco became available for the Italian market in response to 17% additional taxes levied against cars with engines larger than 2 liters. The bore on the P250 engine was reduced from 86 mm to 77.4 mm.
LM002’s interior is instantly familiar to anyone who has spent time in a Countach. The four-valve DOHC V12 engine had 450 hp with 6 Weber carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, independent suspension.
Only 63 of the cars will be made. The 63 is significant to Lamborghini due to the fact that the company started in 1963. There will be eight different designs used for the paint and exterior and interior elements.
Lamborghini unveiled the V12 Vision Gran Turismo concept car at the FIA-Certified Gran Turismo Championship in Monte Carlo. It is powered by a hybrid powertrain that gets a 6.5-liter V12 that’s paired with a mild 48-volt hybrid system. It makes 819 hp and 602 lb-ft of torque.
The model is a RWD, paired back version of the car that looks to be possibly the best version for the true drivers out there. The model is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 but it’s been detuned. It produces 610 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque.
The Sián Roadster continues the super-capacitor electric hybrid concept, except for two major differences over the Sián. The first of these, and the most obvious, is the fact that the car has no roof. Because it is a Roadster it also has intelligent air scoops that will deploy automatically from behind the upper side air intakes to deal with cooling.
Called the Aventador SVJ Roadster Xago, only 10 will ever be made. What makes these 10 extremely special is that they celebrate the launch of Lamborghini’s online-only version of the Ad Personam studio. Expected to take between 2 to 3 hours to complete, the entire Ad Personam team that has been assembled for the online portal will be in on the video call,