Ranking The 10 Best Lamborghinis Ever Made

Italian supercars are a dream for every gear head in the world. When you think of them, you immediately think of Ferrari and Lamborghini, and rightly so. These two brands were at the forefront of Italian skill, building beautiful supercars with monstrous engines. It was a conflict between Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini, the respective founders of these brands, that led to the birth of Lamborghini as a supercar manufacturer. While Ferrari had previously built its amazing machines, Lamborghini was just a tractor builder. All said and done, today Lamborghini is one of the most renowned and exciting car brands in the world and everyone is excited to see what new invention they will unveil.

Lamborghini has had a massive impact on the automotive world in its relatively short span of 60 years. Once a tractor manufacturer, Ferruccio Lamborghini began developing sports cars and eventually supercars after being insulted by Enzo Ferrari himself. This, of course, led to one of the greatest automotive rivalries that has lasted to this day. Throughout its history, the brand has produced some of the most stunning and phenomenal car designs that have gone down not only in brand history, but in automotive history as a whole. From historic supercars to state-of-the-art, top-performing cars and even the best sports SUV in the world, Lamborghini has made it all. With that in mind, here are the 10 best Lamborghinis ever made.

10 Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini is known for the iconic angular wedge shape of its cars with extreme aerodynamics that defies conventional standards with the new iteration. As important a moment as any in Lamborghini history, the Countach first arrived from Italy in 1974 and was one of the most ridiculous and awe-inspiring designs of the time.

With a V12 engine producing 375 hp, the Countach, while ridiculous to look at, ruled the ’70s and was a mainstay in the Italian carmaker’s lineup even into the ’90s. The sun finally set on the Lamborghini Countach in 1990 when the Diablo took its place.

9 Lamborghini Diablo

While the Countach was the quintessential supercar of its era, Lamborghini continued to evolve and improve its design language, and so in 1990 the Diablo was born. A great example of how car design was evolving in the late ’80s, the Diablo was incredibly wedge-shaped and ridiculously angular.

Gearheads today look back fondly on the Diablo for being the ultimate poster car to grace every teen’s bedroom wall. Aptly named after the devil, the Lamborghini Diablo was also the first Lambo to hit the 200-mile mark, thanks to the 575 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque that the GT variant developed. The Diablo was nothing short of extreme, which is just natural for Lamborghini.​​​​​​​

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8th Lamborghini Murcielago

An incredibly theatrical car that turned heads everywhere, the Lamborghini Murcielago was Lamborghini’s first car of the new millennium and set the trend for the 2000s decade, much like the Diablo did in the 90s.​​​​​​​

The Diablo’s design language was replaced with the Murcielago’s clean lines and lack of finicky, smaller details, while retaining the sharp angles that made the car a Lamborghini. The Murcielago’s 580hp might look standard by today’s standards, but the Murcielago has always been about the absolute driving exhilaration it offered. While there’s no denying that it hasn’t aged as well as the Aventador, the Murcielago has a cult following of its own, and rightly so.​​​​​​​

7 Lamborghini Reventon

The Reventon was one of Lamborghini’s rarest vehicles and the brand chose to only sell it to its most loyal customers. Only 21 of these were ever produced. Although not mass-produced, the Reventon is still one of the most important cars in the history of the brand due to its impact on future Lambos.​​​​​​​

The Lamborghini Reventon in 2007, a carbon fiber body that rode on the Murcielago chassis, was clearly the new design the brand would go ahead with, as it heavily influenced the facelift redesign of two of the brand’s most important cars in history, the Gallardo and the Aventador.​​​​​​​

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6 Lamborghini Gallardo

The Lamborghini Gallardo may be a bit more humble than the other contenders on this list, but it’s one of the finest and most important cars to ever leave the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory. Launched in 2003, the Gallardo was the first car Lamborghini made with the support of its Audi bosses.​​​​​​​

Audi’s involvement in the production of the Gallardo brought unprecedented levels of reliability and premium quality to the Lamborghini brand, which had not previously been its strongest point. Say what you will about Italian supercars, there aren’t many of them known for being totally reliable and hassle free. But what makes the Gallardo so important is that it is the second best-selling Lamborghini of all time, making it one of the most successful Lambos. Over 14,000 Gallardo models were sold during the car’s ten-year lifespan.​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​

5 Lamborghini Aventador

Named after a 1993 Spanish fighting bull, the Lamborghini Aventador was first unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and immediately sparked conversation around the world. This was to become Lamborghini’s new ‘car of the decade’ and set the trend for the 2010s. The success of the Aventador can be gauged by the fact that the brand had sold 5,000 Aventador models by 2016, although the original plan was to limit production to 4,000 units

The Aventador, also known as the Fighting Bull, was first presented at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and made everyone long for it. Because of this, production, although limited to 4,000 units, reached the 5,000 unit milestone in 2016. It even hit 7,000 in 2017 and is one of the best designed and most timeless Lamborghinis ever built. 2022 is the Aventador’s final year, and the car will exit with one last hurray, proudly housing its naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine.

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4 Lamborghini Urus

Perhaps no other Lamborghini car shows the VW Group’s influence on the Italian marque like the Urus. There’s no denying that market trends have gravitated toward big, beefy SUVs in recent years. Therefore, every automaker worth their salt, even those known only for sports or supercars, has designed and produced super SUVs. The market demand for super SUVs is so great that even Ferrari finally gave in to the pressure and developed their own super SUV.

The Urus is Lamborghini’s first large SUV and features a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine, which it shares with the Bentley Bentayga and other VW Group offerings. Still, the Urus remains as much a Lamborghini as any, as the SUV retains the iconic design language and sharp angles that are unmistakably Lamborghini. It also overtook the Gallardo to become the brand’s most successful car, selling over 20,000 units in just five years of production.​​​​​​​

3 Lamborghini L33 tractor

How could the first Lamborghini vehicle ever built not be one of the most important? Unknown to the uninitiated, Lamborghini made tractors before entering the world of sports and supercars. The L 33 Tractor, the very first Lamborghini tractor, comes from Lamborghini Trattori.​​​​​​​

As a straight six-cylinder diesel engine with a displacement of 3.5 liters, the L 33 was Ferruccio Lamborghini’s first tractor, but not the last. The company still produces tractors today, but is now independent from Lamborghini. Ferrari’s legendary founder, Enzo Ferrari, took offense when Ferruccio complained about the clutch in one of his Ferrari cars. Il Commendatore then berated Ferruccio as a tractor driver with no sense of driving a sports car, ultimately leading to the development of the Lamborghini supercars as we know them today.

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2 Lamborghini 350GT

After Ferruccio Lamborghini decided to abandon his past tractor building and focus on cars worthy of competing against the Prancing Horses of Maranello, the Lamborghini 350 GT was the first production car he made. The result of his labor after being despised by Ferrari’s founder, the 350 GT was Ferruccio Lamborghini’s first attempt at a production car and it was an instant success.​​​​​​​

With 120 units made, the 350 GT had a long, slim body and a front-mounted V12 was used for the prototype 350 GT. While the car only had 280 hp and lacked visual power and sheer straight line speed, it was an impressive and historic step in the history of the brand.

1 Lamborghini Miura P400

There’s no denying that the Lamborghini Miura is the most beautiful, inspirational and important car ever created by Lamborghini. This is the car that carved the template for every single Lamborghini that followed it. To this day, the Miura remains one of the most beautiful cars of all time, with a design that could put Father Time to shame.​​​​​​​

But what makes the Miura the most important Lamborghini is that when it first appeared in 1966, it was dubbed the world’s first supercar. As the fastest production car of its time, the Lamborghini Miura changed the automotive industry forever, with an industry-first 430 hp transverse V12.

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