It is a famous fact that the Italian sportscar manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini was founded by an Italian Industriaist with a grudge against Ferrari. All the Lamborghinis are named after Spanish fighting bull and most recently the company also ventured into SUV space by launching its Lamborghini Urus SUV in the global market. Urus is also considered t be one of the most practical vehicle built by the company all other products are considered to be aspirational, spectacular but not practical. Over the years, the company and its products have evolved with every passing decade and here we bring you the top Lamborghinis built by the company since its inception.
Lamborghini 350 GT:
It all started with the Lamborghini 350 GT for Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of Automobilli Lamborghini whose main business back then was building tractors. Unhappy with his Ferraris, he decided that he coud build a better car and the 350GT was the first challenger to Ferrari. The design of the car was inspired by a spaceship and was powered by a V12 engine. The 350GT entered mass production in 1964 and in the span of two years 120 models were manufactured. Two Spyder version of this car were also built
Very few cars managed to change the automobile world (sportscar segment) like the Miura. With its central engine and fascinating body designed by Marcello Gandini, the car was first showcased in 1966. Sceptical about the possibility of selling a large number of this sports car, Ferruccio Lamborghini decided to produce it on a small scale. Between 1966 and 1969 275 models of the 350 HP Miura were made and it was not until 1969 that its evolution was launched on the market, the 370 HP Miura S that saw a total sale of 337 units. Because the demand for the Miura was still high and preparations were still underway for the mass production of the Countach LP 500, the company decided to present the evolution of the Miura, the SV model, with its wider mud guard and greatly revamped 385 HP engine with separate lubricating systems for engine and gearbox. The last Miura SV was delivered on 15th January 1973 to the son of the car manufacturer Ferdinando Innocenti.
This Lamborghini might have the highest record of its poster being in every automobile enthusiasts bedroom. While the Miura laid the foundation of the mid-engine sportscar, Countach took it to whole new different level. The angular body work is still one of the major reasons why the car is considered to be a design master piece. The Lamborghini Countach was also considered to be a fun car to drive in and is perhaps the most iconic model in the company’s history.
Keeping the success of Miura and Countach in mind, the company then rolled out the Diablo, that proved to be a worthy successor. Lamborghini Diablo became company’s iconic car in 1990s and kept the brand alive during some of the toughest times Lamborghini has ever faced.
In 2001, Murciélago took over as Lamborghini’s flagship model and for any years it was the only car made by the brand. It had a mig-engine V12 and was the company’s first model after Audi took over the company. Over the years Murciélago saw a lot of updates and different version being rolled out. he Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is even more powerful, lighter and faster than The Murciélago LP 640. With the output of the6.5 L V12 increased to 670 hp and a weight reduction of 100 kg.
Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni:
The entry-level supercarLamborghini Gallardo was first launched in 2003. The company built many derivaties, but one special edition was built as a tribute to its test driver Valentino Balboni who spent most of his life developing fast cars. It was the first rear-wheel-drive Lamborghini built in a decade and the configuration still continues in the Huracan LP580-2.
Other top-cars include the Lamborghini Sesto ELemento, Aventador Superveloce and of course the Lamborthini Huracan Performante. Over the years, Lamborghini has spent a lot of R&D, increased the use of carbon fibre and onboard technology to gain more power. Its cars are considered to be aspirational and many also regard its cars as their dream. Currently the comapny sells its Lamborghini Urus SUV, Six different versions of Lamborghini Huracan and two variants of Lamborghini Aventador S globally.