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1. Lamborghini Veneno

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Lamborghini called it a ‘racing prototype for the road’, although we see it more as otherworldly. How else could you describe the styling and the 220mph top speed? What a way to celebrate a 50th birthday. Only five were ever made: two for Lamborghini and three for some seriously loaded customers.

2. Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce

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Lamborghini dusted off the fabled SV moniker for the extreme Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce. Its 6.5-litre V12 developed 30 extra horsepower and Lamborghini put the SV on a weight-loss diet, saving 100kg. The 0-62mph time was 3.2 seconds and it would go on to reach a top speed of 212mph.

3. Lamborghini Egoista

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You wouldn’t be surprised to see this roaming another planet in some outrageously over-the-top science fiction movie. Either that, or it would be driven by a laser-gun-wielding Will Smith as he attempts to save the planet from impending doom. You wouldn’t call the Water de Silva-designed Egoista attractive, but it doesn’t lack presence.

4. Lamborghini Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo

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As soon as Lamborghini launched the hardcore and rear-wheel-drive Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, we knew there’d be a road-going version driven through the rear wheels. The super-light race car weighs a mere 1,270kg and its V10 engine develops a magnificent 620hp. It also looks superb.

5. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

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The Sesto Elemento is Lamborghini at its best: bonkers and brilliant. The figures are astonishing. At 999kg, it weighs less than your average supermini. But your average supermini isn’t powered by a V10 engine developing 570hp. It means this carbonfibre-enriched will sprint to 62mph in 2.5 seconds.

6. Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera Edizione Tecnica

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According to Lamborghini, this is the best Gallardo ever made, while Chris Evans said it was the most exciting and frightening road-legal car he had ever driven. As with most of the cars here, the figures are astonishing. A V10 engine developing 561hp, a top speed of 202mph and a 0-62mph time of 3.4 seconds.

7. Lamborghini Countach

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It needs no introduction. For many children growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, this was the pin-up car of choice. The ultimate Countach was the Quattrovalvole or QV, complete with its 414hp 5.2-litre engine. It’s all about those doors. It’s one of the most famous supercars ever created.

8. Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce

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Launched at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce is a stripped back and seriously hardcore race car for the road. Free of soundproofing or needless accessories, the SV isn’t for the faint-hearted. Four-wheel drive just about manages to keep this V12 monster on the road.

9. Lamborghini Reventon

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By today’s standards, the aeronautical-inspired Reventon looks quite tame. Only 20 of these £840,000 ‘fighting bulls’ would be made, although Lamborghini built one extra for its museum. Well you just would, wouldn’t you?

10. Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition

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This isn’t the wildest Lamborghini you’ll find here, it’s just that we really like the styling. It was built to celebrate the partnership between Lamborghini and Pirelli. When celebrations involve 700hp and 0-62 times of 2.9 seconds, we’re more than happy to raise a glass.

11. Lamborghini LM002

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Why have a Bentley Bentayga when you can have a Lamborghini LM002? Back in 1986, the ‘Rambo Lambo’ was the first four-wheel-drive car the Italian firm had ever built and it was powered by a V12 engine. It was influenced by the equally bonkers Cheetah: a military prototype of 1977.

12. Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante Edizione Tecnica

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All the benefits of Alcantara and carbonfibre, without a roof. The usual figures apply: 201mph, 3.9 seconds to 62mph and 561hp.

13. Lamborghini Aventador J

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You won’t need to look too closely to spot the Aventador J has no roof. Or windows. But you won’t be able to see that it doesn’t have air conditioning. Or a radio. Yet despite all this, Lamborghini sold the one-off J for $2,800,000 (£1,840,000). In case you’re wondering, J stands for Jota.

14. Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Balboni

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The new rear-wheel-drive Huracan will have something in common with the Gallardo LP 550-2 Balboni, not least because – at the time – it was the first rear-wheel-drive Lamborghini since the Diablo SV. It was built as a tribute to former test driver, Valentino Balboni, who insisted on rear-wheel drive. Good man.

15. Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4

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No, the Asterion concept of 2014 isn’t extreme in the Lamborghini sense, but it was unexpected. Thanks to three electric motors and a 5.2-litre V10 engine, this plug-in hybrid developed a claimed 897hp. The CO2 emissions were quoted at a rather un-Lamborghini-like 98g/km.

16. Lamborghini Miura Jota

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You can thank Bob Wallace, Lamborghini’s legendary chief test driver, for the Miura Jota’s existence. He felt the Miura had unfulfilled potential for the race track, which is how the one-off Jota of 1970 was born. Sadly, the car, quite literally, crashed and burned on the outskirts of Italy, but a selection of enlightened customers ensured a handful of Miura Jotas were actually built.

17. Lamborghini Diablo GT-R

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Just look at it. Surely the GT-R is the best looking Diablo ever built? The road-going Diablo GT arrived in 1999, but the GT-R followed soon after. Only 40 units were built, with each one featuring an integrated roll cage, a huge rear wing and an uprated 6.0-litre V12 engine. Top speed was 216mph.

18. Lamborghini Marzal

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We’re trying to keep this feature free of concepts, but we can’t let the stunning Marzal of 1967 pass us by. Bertone created a four-seat masterpiece, with ‘gullwing’ doors made of glass. Ferruccio Lamborghini wasn’t impressed, saying: “a lady’s leg would be there for all to see.” Quite.

19. Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale

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Making its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, only 150 units of the Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale were ever made. As a road-going version of the Super Trofeo race car, it was typically hardcore, with an adjustable rear spoiler offering three times the aerodynamic load of the standard LP 560-4.

20. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

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Wait, haven’t we see the Veneno already? Well yes, but this is the topless version. Thanks to the strengthening required due to the loss of the roof, the Roadster is slightly heavier than the ‘standard’ Veneno, but its performance figures remain the same. A total of nine were built.

21. Lamborghini Walter Wolf Countach

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The Walter Wolf specials are legendary within Countach circles. Walter Wolf was a Canadian who owned his own F1 team and even considered buying Lamborghini. Being a very rich man who had bought several Lamborghinis in his time, Wolf had enough influence to convince the company to build three personal specials. Walter Wolf, we salute you.

22. Lamborghini Estoque

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Sure, it’s not wild. It’s not even extreme. In fact, it’s rather elegant. But the idea of a modern Lamborghini with four doors is rather appealing. We can’t decide if the Lamborghini nose works on a four-door super-saloon. What do you think?

23. Lamborghini Jarama

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The Jarama is so 1970s. Whatever your thoughts on the Lamborghini Jarama, you can’t deny it has got bucket-loads of presence. It was one of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s favourites, so who are we to argue? Besides, we have a soft spot for the V12-engined curio.

24. Lamborghini Pregunta

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You didn’t think we’d miss this, did you? The Pregunta was based on the Diablo and was powered by the same V12 engine, giving it a claimed top speed of 207mph. Carrosserie Heuliez of France built the car, which was painted in the same colour as the Dassault Rafale fighter jet.

25. Lamborghini Urus

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We finish with the Urus, a plug-in hybrid SUV that’s likely to go on sale in 2018. It’s certainly better looking than the Bentley Bentayga. It’s also likely to be quicker.

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What?
No Concept S?
A one off lamborghini, made by lamborghini, running, done only a 100 miles, up for auction, expected to bring in $3mn......Unsold!!
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And the Zagato raptor?
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One more that didnt make it, the athon, and some other angles for things already on the list:
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What?
No Concept S?
A one off lamborghini, made by lamborghini, running, done only a 100 miles, up for auction, expected to bring in $3mn......Unsold!!
This was based on the "Gallardo" & Lamborghini had rumored to be building around 100, but they decided to keep it as a styling exercise and built only 2. One of them sits in the Lamborghini museum with no engine, the other one came up for auction.

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The Lamborghini Concept S is a 2005 concept car Based on the Lamborghini Gallardo, with an open roadster body designed by Luc Donckerwolke.[10][11] It was first shown at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. It was intended to be a modern interpretation of the single-seat roadsters of the past. Utilizing a 'saute-vent' (French for 'change wind') instead of a traditional windscreen, and dividing the interior into two distinct compartments by continuing the bodywork between the seats, which also serves as an air inlet feeding the mid-mounted 5 L V10 engine, gives the car a distinctly futuristic look. This is also to increase aerodynamic flow. The rear-view mirror is even electronically retractable to allow the driver to see behind, when necessary, or hide it when not in use. Though considered more of a styling exercise than a working production vehicle, the final working show car only had to be modified slightly from the original computer-aided designs. Lamborghini had rumored to be building 100 for customers, but decided to keep it as a styling exercise. Only 2 models were ever made: the high-window prototype sits in the Lamborghini museum with no engine, while the running low-window prototype featured at Pebble Beach is up for auction on 10 December 2015 at RM Sotheby's Manhattan event "Driven by Disruption". It is expected to go for $2.4 to 3 million.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambor...ardo#Concept_S

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And the Zagato raptor?
The Zagato Raptor was only a prototype and never hit the production.

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The Zagato Raptor, sometimes referred to as the Lamborghini Raptor, is a concept car design created in 1996 by Zagato in partnership with Alain Wicki for Lamborghini. The body features the Zagato "double bubble" design and an innovative door design where the whole middle section of the car swivels up and forward. The chassis is borrowed from a 4WD Lamborghini Diablo. The design was completed and a sample vehicle displayed at the Geneva Auto Show in 1996. At the time of showing, it was believed that the car was ready for production.

Utilizing the drive train and 492 hp (367 kW) V12 engine from the Diablo, but eliminating the ABS and traction control system, as well as the extensive use of carbon fiber for the body work made the vehicle significantly lighter than the Diablo, thus potentially faster. To make up for the lack of ABS and the higher potential speeds, an upgrade from the Diablo's braking system was used.

Most media sources speculated that it would have been an excellent car to bridge the gap between the Diablo and its successor, then called the Canto, but Lamborghini did not produce the Raptor. Alain Wicki briefly tried to develop it on his own with Zagato's help, but nothing became of his efforts. He owned the only prototype until 2000, when it was auctioned at the Geneva Auto Show and bought by a private car collector.[1]
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zagato_Raptor

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One more that didnt make it, the athon
Even this was only a concept & never built.

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The Lamborghini Athon is a concept car designed by Bertone for Lamborghini. It was first displayed at the 1980 Turin Motor Show.

Widely praised, the design was based on the Silhouette chassis, which was out of production at the time. It was a sleek topless roadster, with a finely detailed, futuristic interior. The Athon was powered by a 3L, 260 bhp (194 kW) V8 engine. The vehicle was never intended to be put into production, with Lamborghini's financial troubles at the time sealing its fate. It appeared on the show car circuit and then was sent to the Bertone museum.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamborghini_Athon
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