The Lamborghini name has always been synonymous with luxury sports cars and was founded by Italian manufacturing magnate, Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963. His primary goal was to create a line of grand touring cars that offered top-of-the-line details similar to racing cars.
The first models were introduced in the mid-60's with the 1966 Miura sports coupe becoming the quick favorite. The Miura was Lamborghini's rear mid-engine, rear wheel drive - a high performance car standard, like the Porsche. It was known as the fastest production road car in existence.
After a few rough years financially, the company was bought and sold a few times where it finally landed in the open arms of the Volkswagon Group. Lamborghini is now a part of the company's Audi division. The unfortunate reality is that this line loses market share every time there is a financial crisis, due to the cars astronomical price tags. Although the VW Group has introduced new models with state-of-the-art parts and features, the worldwide financial debacles in the late 2000's nearly took it down as the company lost nearly 50 percent in sales revenue.
Currently, it is the Aventador that is keeping the Lamborghini factory moving forward. They are now producing V12 engines and finished cars, while the Gallardo (V10) is being phased out and replaced by the Huracan LP610-4. The Huracan was introduced at the Geneva Auto Show on March 6, 2014, and was well received after months of press touting its magnificence. With 610 horsepower (hp), a 5.2 liter V10 engine, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, a top speed of 202 mph and direct fuel injection, the Huracan has a lot of muscle.
One of the other popular concept cars, the Urus, is going into production after a few bugs are ironed out. This will be the Lamborghini's version of the SUV and was unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in 2012. This car will be much lighter than other SUVs as it will use the trademark carbon fiber; it will also have the Audi V10 engine that will include an electric engine with plug-in capability.
The plan for the Urus is to manufacture 3,000 per year, starting in 2016, and selling half to the U.S. market. With Mercedes, Bentley and Porsche coming out with their SUV's it's likely the Lamborghini Urus will have an immediate following. Owning a Porsche or Mercedes is always deluxe, but the Lamborghini name is even more desirable for high-end cars - so this model is expected to do extremely well.
Lamborghini's futuristic appearance definitely sets it apart - regardless of what year it was built. It's an amazing vehicle and a great toy for car collectors and car lovers everywhere. Feast your eyes on these ultimate Lamborghini models, as they are among the top ten most expensive automobiles on the planet. It's a rare occasion to get a glimpse of them on the road in real life, so this might be your best chance.
10 Diablo GT1: $1 Million
9 Mansory Carbonado Apertos: $1.6 Million
8 Mansory Carbonado GT: $2 Million
7 Pregunta Concept: $2 Million
6 Reventon Roadster: $2.2 Million
5 Aventador J: $2.8 Million
4 Sesto Elemento Concept: $2.8 Million
3 Egoista Concept: $3 Million
2 Veneno: $5.3 Million
1 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: $5.6 Million
Last fall, Lamborghini unveiled what was considered to be the most expensive car in the world, the Veneno Roadster. This is a limited edition hypercar (only nine) that is designed like a race car but with road legal parts and construction. This "hypercar" drives up to 221 mph, which is almost as fast as a Leer jet. It's a 6.5 liter V12 engine and goes from 0-60 mph in under three seconds. Oddly enough, this auto can never be driven on a rainy day, as it comes sans roof.
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