5 Awesome Lamborghinis We’d Remortgage The House For (5 We’d Steer Clear Of)

5 Awesome Lamborghinis We’d Remortgage The House For (5 We’d Steer Clear Of)

Lamborghini will forever be known for their outrageous styling and their faster than fast supercars.

Lamborghini will forever be known for their outrageous styling and their faster than fast supercars. With countless renditions of incredible track cars and high performance cruisers, we can’t help but feel envious of those who can afford their very own.

Some cars in this list will stand the test of time as some of the greatest supercars we’ve ever seen, however some cars in this list are the exact opposite. Some are experiments that went too far, or perhaps cars that, unfittingly, didn’t have enough power to make them worthy of the Lamborghini name. Here are 5 awesome Lamborghinis we’d remortgage the house for, and 5 we’d steer clear of.

10 Remortgage The House For – Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Balboni


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The Gallardo is one of the most loved Lamborghini’s of all time, the Balboni model in particular is a little more special, however. The beauty of this Lambo comes from its ludicrous and old school nature.


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The -2 in the Balboni’s name refers to the RWD layout, something uncommon for Lamborghini’s, as a vast majority are AWD. This allows for powersliding, and this teamed with the classic manual stick shift makes this one of the most fun Lamborghini’s we’ve seen in a long time. We owe the creation of this raucous Lambo to former Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni, as this car was created to commemorate the man’s career and to serve as his final swansong.

9 Steer Clear Of – Lamborghini Urraco


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You could be forgiven for not remembering the Lamborghini Urraco. Perhaps this was Lamborghini’s intention not long after its creation? The wedge like shape is definitely reminiscent of other Lamborghinis of the same era, yet it doesn’t quite capture the hearts the way the Miura or the Countach did.


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The comparatively low-powered engine in the P200 variant meant it wasn’t very quick at all, not just by Lamborghini standards. With 180 hp and a top speed of 134 mph, the Urraco would be beaten by modest hot hatches not even a decade after its inception. One to avoid for sure.

8 Remortgage The House For – Lamborghini Diablo SV


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Almost certainly one of the greatest bedroom wall poster cars of the last few decades, the Diablo SV has oozed style since it’s introduction in the late 90s.


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Visually, the Diablo SV is jaw dropping, and as perhaps the ultimate version of one of Lamborghini’s most loved cars, it is without a doubt one of the best supercars of all time. Under the engine cover of the Diablo SV, you’ll find a 5.7-liter, 529 hp V12, meaning it has the pace to match the style, and this engine is good for a top speed of 199 mph and a 0-60 mph time of around 3.5 seconds.

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7 Steer Clear Of – Lamborghini Jarama


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It would take a true Lamborghini fanatic to identify this car, the Jarama is one of Lmabo’s ugliest cars for sure. As one of the most storied manufacturers in the world when it comes to creating beautiful works of automotive art, we can’t help wondering what was going through the minds of the Lamborghini designers when they came up with the Jarama.


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As the last ever front-engined V12 Lamborghini, the Jarama certainly holds its place in history, and the 160 mph top speed isn’t all that bad, but the squashed AMC Pacer styling makes it one to steer clear from for certain.


6 Remortgage The House For – Lamborghini Reventon


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The Lamborghini Reventon will surely go down in history as one of the most iconic cars of all time. It may not be the fastest Lambo ever, with its top speed of 205 mph, and it’s arguably not the prettiest, but one thing is for sure, the Reventon is an excellent all-rounder.


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Its exclusive nature makes it one of the most valuable cars the world has ever seen. Only 36 models were ever made (21 coupes & 15 roadsters) and it’s $1,200,000 price tag upon release means it’s possibly the most sought after Lamborghini of all time. Interestingly, one of these Reventons is owned by fashion designer Ralph Lauren.


5 Steer Clear Of – Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary


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This could be controversial as the Lamborghini Countach is one of the most loved Lambo’s ever made, the 25th Anniversary model however tells a slightly different story.


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The Countach was introduced in 1974, and by 1988, times had changed a little. Lamborghini couldn’t let go of the past and fed the Countach some steroids, giving it an unflattering bulky appearance, and pushed it out into the world where it no longer belonged. Underneath, the 25th Anniversary edition was almost mechanically identical to the LP5000 QV Countach model, which makes us wonder why it ever needed to exist in the first place.

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4 Remortgage The House For – Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster


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For many, the Aventador is the definitive Lamborghini supercar, and the SVJ Roadster version may be the ultimate version of the definitive model. One can only wonder what it feels like to drive at 218 mph with no roof, the folks at Lamborghini clearly thought it was worth testing out and as a result, the Aventador SVJ Roadster was born.


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With a 770 hp V12, the Aventador SVJ certainly makes the right noises, and the outrageous, fighter jet-like styling is Lamborghini at its absolute best. The insane grip provided also makes this one of the fastest Lamborghini’s you could drive on track, as long as you can afford the price.


3 Steer Clear Of – Lamborghini Espada


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Styled like a Dodge Challenger with a hunchback, the Espada is unforgivably one of the worst Lamborghinis we’ve ever seen. With seating for four, at a push, and decent enough performance, the Espada’s interior design and engine get a pass, but what lets this Lamborghini down is its poor styling, massive thirst, and maintenance costs.


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Very rarely is owning a Lamborghini ever cheap, but with an mpg rating of just 15.7, and common rusting and mechanical problems, having a Lamborghini Espada was more of a headache than a lifelong car enthusiast’s dream.


2 Remortgage The House For – Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD


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When the Huracán came along in 2014, it had huge shoes to fill, as the replacement of the beloved Gallardo. The baby Lambo has always been the supercar sweet spot as they have great handling and performance, excellent styling without being too over the top, and have always been the most affordable Lamborghini’s on the market.


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At $210,000, the EVO RWD isn’t exactly cheap, but when compared to the SVJ Coupé’s $525,000 price tag, it begins to look like a bargain. The Huracán EVO takes the little Lambo formula and works it to perfection as it has the pace to keep up with the McLaren 720s, the functionality of the Audi R8 it shares its platform with, and better styling than the Porsche 911.

Related: Here’s What Makes The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 A Supercar

1 Steer Clear Of – Lamborghini LM002


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Lamborghini have never been a company that has stuck to its roots but at times, the innovation has led to many weird and unnecessary places. As primarily a supercar and sports car manufacturer, it’s somewhat surprising to see Lamborghini make the LM002, a “Rambo Lambo” off-road truck. It’s very fast, with it’s 5.2-liter V12, and it’s very large, weighing in at 5,952 lbs.


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The problem is that it’s all just unnecessary, many manufacturers like Ford and Jeep have vastly superior experience and technology when it comes to making off-roaders, and the unattractive styling makes it beyond unappealing by comparison.

Sources: Evo, Honest John, Topspeed.com, Ultimate Specs, Lamborghini, Carbuzz, Top Gear, Edmunds, Whatcar


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