A legend was created when Ferruccio Lamborghini set out on his quest to compete with Ferrari. Lamborghini cars have captured the hearts of enthusiasts worldwide with their unique blend of raw power and exquisite design. The Raging Bull is known for its innovative designs, exclusiveness, and unbridled performances.
Discover the history of Lamborghini as we reveal every ever-created model. Discover the Lamborghini masterpieces, from the revolutionary 350 GT to the awe-inspiring Revuelto.
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The Genesis 350 GT, 400 GT, and Miura
The Lamborghini 350 GT was born in 1964 as a testimony to Ferruccio’s unwavering desire to surpass Ferrari. The 350 GT’s elegant styling and refined engine made it a powerful force in the automotive world.
The 400 GT was introduced in 1966 and further refined the formula of the 350 GT. It offered enhanced performance as well as luxurious appointments. Lamborghini’s first car, the Miura, was unveiled in 1967. This model catapulted Lamborghini to the top of the automotive world.
The Miura, with its V12 engine mounted in the middle and a breathtaking futuristic design, redefined what a supercar was. The Miura’s revolutionary Silhouette and unmatched performance cemented it as an automotive icon. Its name will forever be etched in automotive history.
The Espada (also known as the Islero), Jarama and Urraco
Lamborghini expanded its range as the company’s reputation rose. The company now offers a variety of models to suit varying tastes. The Espada was introduced in 1968 as a grand tourer combining practicality and style. The Islero was launched in 1968 as a more powerful version of the 400 GT. In 1970, the Jarama was introduced, a stylish, sophisticated coupe.
Lamborghini’s Urraco was the first mid-engined sports car. The Urraco came in three versions: P250, P300 and P200. The Urraco was less successful than the Miura but still represented a major step in Lamborghini’s technological development.
The Countach – A Legend takes shape.
The Lamborghini Countach was unveiled in 1974. The Countach was a radical design with scissor doors and a wedge-shaped body. It epitomized 1970s excesses.
Countach has undergone numerous changes, with each new version pushing the limits of performance and design. The Countach is one of the most iconic supercars of all time. Its legacy will live on in the minds and hearts of car enthusiasts worldwide.
The Jalpa Silhouette and LM002
Lamborghini launched a trio of models in the 1980s that broadened its range. The Jalpa was a V8 mid-engined sports car launched in 1981 that offered a cheaper alternative to the Countach. The Silhouette was introduced in 1976 as a stylish, sophisticated coupe based on the Jalpa platform.
Lamborghini entered the SUV market in 1986 with the LM002. The LM002 is a brutal offroader powered by a V12 engine derived from the Countach. The LM002 wasn’t a commercial hit but is a testament to Lamborghini’s willingness to follow the Tiao Zhan convention.
The Diablo, The Successor of a Legend
Lamborghini introduced the Diablo in 1990 as the successor to its iconic Countach. The Diablo supercar was more sophisticated and refined, with a sleek aerodynamic design.
The Diablo has been offered in many different variants throughout its production. Each one pushed the limits of performance. The Diablo SV was introduced in 1995 and boasted a 510 horsepower engine.
The Diablo has been a huge success for Lamborghini, cementing its position as the leading supercar manufacturer.
The Murcielago: Carrying the Torch
Lamborghini introduced the Murcielago in 2001 as the successor to Diablo. The Murcielago supercar was more sophisticated and advanced, with a striking V12 engine and an advanced design.
Murcielago came in several variations, including the LP6.