1965 Lamborghini 350 GT – Front Corner in Black – Wikipedia – EuroDrift
From 1964 to 1966, the Lamborghini 350 GT was a production 2-door grand tourer coupe. Not surprisingly, this model may not be familiar to most people. This is probably due to the 350 GT’s very limited production of only 120 units. This limitation makes surviving models a rare spectacle. Now, Lamborghini is famous for it’s rear-engine sports cars as well as the all-new SUV (the Urus). Regardless, and most noteworthy, the Lamborghini 350 GT was Ferruccio Lamborghini’s first production car.
3.5-Liter Aluminum Alloy DOHC V12
1965 Lamborghini 350 GT – Engine – Wikipedia – EuroDrift
Under the hood, the 1964-1966 Lamborghini 350 GT sports a 3.5-liter aluminum alloy DOHC V12. This engine produces around 280 horsepower and close to 240 lb.-ft. of torque. The motor works in sync with a 5-speed ZF manual transmission. From 0 to 62 mph, the 350 GT takes only 6.8 seconds. Furthermore, from 0 to 100 mph, it takes only 16.3 seconds. At the high end, the 350 GT can reach a top speed of 158 mph. Lastly, to top it off, this motor can produce 400 horsepower but was limited for production.
Aluminum Body, Carburetors, & Wishbone Suspension
1965 Lamborghini 350 GT – Rear – Wikipedia – EuroDrift
The 1964-1966 Lamborghini 350 GT starts with an aluminum body. Next, there is four-wheel independent suspension with unequal-length wishbones. On top of that, the suspension uses concentric coil-spring-damper units. Furthermore, there is a Salisbury differential as well as a four-vacuum servo-assisted Girling disc brakes. Lastly, the 350 GT is built with twin-barrel side-draught Weber 40 DCOE 2 carburetors.
The Beginning of the Lamborghini Empire
1965 Lamborghini 350 GT – Jay Leno’s Garage – YouTube
Overall, the Lamborghini 350 GT was the beginning of the empire built by Ferruccio Lamborghini. Due to its importance in the Lamborghini line-up, it is quite the collector’s car. On top of that, with it’s limitation of 120 units, there are only a handful left in the world today. With it’s race design, this car is meant to compete with alternative sports car rivals. Imagine… only if they left the 400 horsepower in the production model. Regardless, the 350 GT is an automobile of beauty and marvel.
1965 Lamborghini 350 GT – Rear Logo – Wikipedia – EuroDrift
Lamborghini Diablo GT – Front – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift
In the 1990s, the Lamborghini Diablo was an iconic sports car that arrived in a ton of different variations. From 1998 to 2001, Lamborghini brought about the Diablo GT. The Lamborghini Diablo GT is a very limited production car with only 80 units in Europe. The Diablo GT differs from the other models due to its race orientation. This car didn’t only differ in minor aspects, but major as well.
The original base Lamborghini Diablo model has a 5.7-liter V12 with 485 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque. On the other hand, the Lamborghini Diablo GT has a larger 6.0-liter V12 engine. This larger V12 produces 575 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. This equates to 90 additional horsepower and an increase of 37 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, the engine works in combo with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Diablo GT can reach 60 mph in around 3.5 seconds as well as a top speed of 215 mph. Unlike the other Diablo models, the buyer had the option of choosing gear ratios on this transmission. Lastly, the car has RWD for lower weight in comparison to AWD.
Exterior Alterations from Base Diablo Model
Lamborghini Diablo GT – Side – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift
On the exterior, the Lamborghini Diablo GT differs from it’s predecessors. Overall, the car features more aggressive bodywork including carbon fiber, a steel roof, and aluminum doors. The styling difference begins with the black carbon fiber front air dam, large brake ducts, and a central vent for the oil cooler. The front fenders are wider than the base Diablo with small NACA style corner vents. Inside the front trunk, a large air extractor withholds the space. Alone, these changes are enough to make this car stand out from the other Diablo models.
On the rear end of the Lamborghini Diablo GT, the bumper and lamps were removed entirely. In place of the bumper, there is a carbon fiber diffuser. The back-up and fog lights were relocated into the tail lamps. Furthermore, there is a shielded large center-mounted exhaust pipe system. The rear also has a differing engine lid and a rear spoiler. On the roof, there is a large central ram air duct. Lastly, the car wears special 3-piece Oz wheels.
A Race Car Style Interior with Technological Options
On the interior, the Lamborghini Diablo GT also differentiates itself from the base model. The interior begins with carbon fiber panels in its stripped-down appearance. Secondly, there is race-spec bucket seats with 4-point seat belt harnesses. Thirdly, there is a smaller steering wheel meant for racing. On the optional side, there is an Alpine LCD screen for GPS as well as a bumper-mounted back-up camera. Surprisingly, AC is a feature of the Diablo GT, unlike many other race inspired vehicles. Lastly, air bags are included but can optionally be omitted by the buyer’s request.
Original MSRP of Around $300,000
Lamborghini Diablo GT (16/80) loud sound: backfire, hard revving and accelerating! – nonsolonoia – YouTube
The Lamborghini Diablo GT is quite a rare and unique collector car. Initially, the MSRP of the Diablo GT was around $300,000 USD. Furthermore, being only limited to Europe, a few Diablo GT models were imported into the U.S. and some were even converted to meet US road-legal specs. Most units remain in Europe but if lucky enough, one may be spotted at a car meet in the U.S. In conclusion, the Lamborghini Diablo GT is a RWD V12 beast that showcases the end of 90s sports car era.
2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Front Corner with Valentino Balboni – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
For the 2010 model year, Lamborghini built the Gallardo Valentino Balboni edition. The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni is a dedication to Valentino Balboni. Valentino Balboni has been a member of Lamborghini since 1967. Back then, Ferruccio Lamborghini hired Balboni to be a driver whose focus was on dynamic attribute development. Valentino Balboni has been in this position since 1973 but retired in 2008 and now goes around the world as an ambassador. Either way, Balboni has been a major contributor to the Lamborghini brand for over 40 years. Not surprisingly, the Balboni edition arrived with only 250 units.
The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni sports a mid-engine 5.2-liter DOHC 40-valve V10 engine. This motor has aluminum block heads as well as direct fuel injection. This engine produces 542 base horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of base torque. Furthermore, the motor works in conjunction with a 6-speed manual transmission. In combination with a RWD drivetrain, the Balboni is a beastly sports car. This vehicle is the first RWD Lamborghini since the Diablo.
2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Front Corner in White – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni differs from the base Gallardo in a multitude of ways. Firstly, the Balboni edition has a 43/57 front-to-rear weight distribution ratio. This is due to alterations such as the transmission being relocated to the rear. Secondly, another alteration is the 45% limited-slip differential that works better with the RWD system. Thirdly, the suspension has stiffer anti-roll bars as well as spring and damper tweaks. Lastly, on the interior, the Balboni arrives with black leather that works together with contrasting white segments.
Not surprisingly, the 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni offers quite a few expensive options. Firstly, Lamborghini offers heated electric seats for $3,630. Secondly, there is a carbon fiber engine dress-up option at $4,235. Thirdly, there is a ceramic brakes package at a steep price of $15,600. Yes, the options alone can add over $20,000 to the hefty price tag. The front brakes are 15” drilled, vented, carbon-ceramic discs with 14” versions in the rear. Furthermore, there are 3 caliper color options to go with the gray wheels. Either way, the Gallardo Balboni is quite an amazing feat of engineering.
The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni is a powerhouse of a vehicle with amazing performance specs. From 0 to 60 mph, the Balboni edition takes only 3.6 seconds. Furthermore, for 0 to 100 mph, it takes only 7.8 seconds. On the quarter mile, the Balboni completes it in 11.6 seconds at 124 mph. The 5.2-liter V10 allows for a top speed of 199 mph. On the braking side, the vehicle can stop from 70 mph in only 173 feet. Lastly, this car hits 0.93 g on the g-force turning tests.
One of the Most Unique Gallardo Models
A Dream Ride In The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Motor Trend Channel – YouTube
The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni edition is one of the most unique Gallardo models. Initially, the car’s MSRP was $225,795 but the 8-year depreciation leads to a current price of around $150,000. Furthermore, this car boasts some additional tech such as a back-up camera, Bluetooth, and navigation. The Balboni edition is probably the most collector’s edition model of the Gallardo. In conclusion, the Gallardo Balboni edition is a phenomenal piece of engineering from the past.
Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept – Front Corner – Lamborghini – EuroDrift
In a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lamborghini has created a new type of supercar. The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept supercar is a prototype that hints towards the future of the automotive industry. For your knowledge, Terzo Millennio stands for “Third Millennium” in Italian. The Terzo Millennio was first unveiled at the EmTech conference in Cambridge, MA. This prototype is a display of the first complete year of a partnership between Lamborghini and MIT that will span a total of three years.
In-Wheel Electric Motors & Supercapacitors
Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept – Side – Lamborghini – EuroDrift
As this vehicle is a prototype, the final stage of development is still a far distance away. This means that a lot of the features are still works in-progress. Lamborghini hopes to power the Terzo Millennio with in-wheel electric motors. Furthermore, the car will have supercapacitors built into the carbon fiber panels to help power the vehicle. Capacitors are currently used in hybrid vehicles to restart a motor, but not to fully operate a vehicle. Basically, the car itself will be a battery. The reason for this strategy is that current lithium-ion batteries have slower performance as well as lose recharge capacity over time.
Futuristic Supercar Design with Self-Healing Technology
Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept – Rear – Lamborghini – EuroDrift
On the exterior, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Supercar has the trademark Lamborghini “Y” taillights. On the front, the windshield spans from the top of the car all the way down to what seems the pedal level. The overall Terzo Millennio is extremely low to the ground, as if it were part of it. Lamborghini also has plans to bring the exterior of vehicles to the future with the Terzo Millennio. The exterior of the vehicle will detect wear and tear. On top of this, there will be micro-channels within the vehicle’s carbon fiber body that will contain “healing chemistries”. These chemicals will automatically repair small cracks, basically making it a self-healing vehicle.
A Vision of the Future of the Automotive Industry
Overall, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Supercar is vision of the future. From it’s futuristic outlook on power to the self-healing capabilities, this car will be a true feat of engineering. There are currently no plans to bring this car to market, at least for now. The technology that will develop during this partnership with MIT will most likely be visible in future models. It is also expected that these advancements will be used by Lamborghini’s parent company, Volkswagen. In conclusion, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Supercar is a dream of what is to be the next generation vehicle.
The Lamborghini Countach is an outrageous legend of a sports car. The Countach is a mid-engine V12 sport scar with RWD. Production for this vehicle occurred from 1974 to 1990 with 2,049 models. The assembly plant was located in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The designer for the Countach was Marcelo Gandini at Bertone. As with most cars of the period, the Countach sports a 5-speed manual transmission. The predecessor of the Countach is the Miura while the successor is the Diablo.
Breakdown of Lamborghini Countach Models
The Lamborghini Countach was built in a multitude of models including the LP400, LP400 S, LP500 Prototype, LP500 S, LP500 Turbo S, LP500 Quattrovalvole, 25th Anniversary edition, and Evoluzione Prototype. Each of these models have different figures for horsepower and torque. Rather than going over a specific model, this article will take a look at each of the above vehicle’s performance numbers. Each of the models contains the Countach V12 but each has minor differences that alter performance. The initial prototype has the Miura V12 engine while later models have an engine alteration.
Lamborghini Countach LP400 and LP400 s
The Lamborghini Countach LP400 has 440 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. Next, the LP400 S offers 350 horsepower and 263 lb.-ft. of torque. This is 90 horsepower less than the base LP400 but only 3 lb.-ft. less. The LP400 and LP400 S sport the same 3,929 cc engine. Basically, the S seems to denote a less powerful option, surprisingly.
Lamborghini Countach LP500 Prototype and LP500 S
Next, the Lamborghini Countach LP500 Prototype sports 440 horsepower and 330 lb.-ft. of torque. This is the same horsepower as the LP400 but the torque is higher by 64 lb.-ft.. The LP500 S has 370 horsepower and 308 lb.-ft. of torque. This is the same discrepancy of lower horsepower and torque on the S model as the 400 level. The LP500 Prototype has a 4,971 cc motor while the LP500 S has only 4,754 cc.
Lamborghini Countach LP500 Turbo S Prototype, 5000 QV, and 25th Anniversary
The Lamborghini Countach LP500 Turbo S Prototype has a 4,754 cc engine that produces a whopping 736 horsepower and 646 lb.-ft. of torque. This car is a beast in comparison to the previous 4 vehicles, and the most powerful model of the Countach line-up. Next, the Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV and the 25th Anniversary edition both contain the same 5,167 cc motor. Both the 5000 QV and the 25th Anniversary edition have 450 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. Obviously, the major difference is that the 25th Anniversary edition is mean’t to celebrate 25 years of the Countach’s existence.
Lamborghini Countach Evoluzione Prototype
The last model to discuss is the Lamborghini Countach Evoluzione Prototype. This vehicle has a 5,167 cc engine with 450 horsepower and an estimated 369 lb.-ft. of torque. Please note, the torque is an estimation and guess based on the previous models. As a prototype, there is less information available for this vehicle. Each of the above Countach models has its own appearance or performance alterations that differentiate from the others.
In 2018, the Lamborghini Countach is Worth Around $300,000
Overall, the Lamborghini Countach is a beautifully outrageous vehicle. From it’s boxy appearance to it’s roaring V12, this car is a mashup of beauty and non-beauty. Honestly, this is what makes the Countach such a special and unique vehicle. In today’s market, the Countach is for sale at around $300,000. In conclusion, the Countach is a legendary vehicle that, regardless of its appearance, is welcome in most car collector garages.
Pope Francis Receives Lamborghini Huracán as a Gift
In November 2017, Lamborghini gifted the Pope a beautifully customized Lamborghini Huracán. The event was located at the Pontiff’s Santa Marta residence at the Vatican. The MSRP of a base Lamborghini Huracán is $199,800 USD. On the exterior, this Lamborghini has a papal white paint job with gold accents and stripes. Although Lamborghini intended the gift for the pope, the Pontiff had separate plans.
266th Pope of Catholic Church Since 2013
Pope Francis began his papacy in 2013 and is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. His name is chosen in respect to Saint Francis of Assisi. Surprisingly, Pope Francis is the ninth oldest pope to win an election for papacy at 76 years old. Francis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina with the name of Jorge Mario Bergoglio. If you didn’t know, Pope John Paul II was once seen riding in a Ferrari long ago.
5.2-Liter V10 Producing 573 Horsepower
The Lamborghini Huracán coupe starts at a MSRP of $199,800 in the U.S.. The Huracán sports a 5.2-liter V10 engine producing 573 horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. To complement the engine, Lamborghini offers a 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The Huracán, unexpectedly, has a RWD drivetrain. There is an AWD system that produces 602 horsepower and 413 lb.-ft. of torque as well. The AWD version costs a bit more but comes with 29 more horsepower and 15 more torque.
The Pope Auctions Lamborghini Huracán for Charity
Overall, the Lamborghini Huracán is a stunning feat of engineering. With it’s sporty exterior and a V10 engine, this is a car fan’s dream. Fortunately, for the Pope, Lamborghini was generous enough to provide one as a gift. Instead of keeping it for himself, Pope Francis put the Huracán up for auction to benefit charities. An example of one of the charities is the Pope John XXIII Community Association which fights human trafficking. In conclusion, although the Pope received an amazing gift, he was generous enough to think of others instead of himself.
In 2014, Lamborghini built 9 Veneno Roadsters for a MSRP of $4.5 million USD for their 50th anniversary. The Veneno began production in 2013 thru 2014 in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster was unveiled in Abu Dhabi’s Al Mini Zayed Port. Of all places, it was aboard the Italian aircraft carrier titled Cavour. Since this vehicles a supercar beast, it was only fitting to introduce it in this manner. The Veneno could probably take-off down a runway if it had wings.
6.5-Liter V12 with 740 Horsepower & 509 Lb.-Ft. of Torque
The Lamborghini Veneno sports a 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces 740 horsepower and 509 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine, in combination with a 7-speed semi-auto transmission, is as beast. From 0 to 62 mph, it only takes 2.9 seconds in the Roadster, only 0.1 seconds slower than the base Veneno. This car can stop from 60 mph to 0 mph in only 30 meters. It also has an electrically-limited top speed of 221 mph. In the turning test, this car hit 1.41 Gs… wow.
Exclusive Alloy Wheels & Rosso Veneno Paint
On the exterior, the Lamborghini Veneno has exclusive alloy wheels with a Rosso (Red) Veneno paintjob. Inside, there are 2 bucket seats made of composite woven carbon-fiber upholstery. The combination of the wheels, specialty paint, and interior make this car a shining star. For $4.5 million USD, these parts are standard. As always, Lamborghini tries to provide a top quality, futuristic feel to its specialty models. The Veneno Roadster is basically an open-top spaceship ready to blastoff.
The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is a Collector’s Dream
Overall, the Lamborghini Veneno is quite an expensive supercar. With a roaring V12, this car is sure to be heard wherever it may go. Hopping inside is similar to being an astronaut preparing for launch. Hitting 62 mph in only 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 221 mph, it is ready for take-off. In conclusion, the Lamborghini Veneno is quite the collector vehicle for any auto enthusiast.
In 2013, Lamborghini produced the Egoista as their 50th anniversary concept car. The Lamborghini Egoista’s basis is the well-known Gallardo. Walter de Silva is responsible for the Egoista’s design. Many people claim this is Lamborghini’s “Batmobile” as it quite looks like one. With a mid-engine placement and all-wheel drive, the Egoista displays the usual specifications of a Lamborghini.
Lamborghini Gallardo 5.2-Liter V10 with 600 Horsepower
In the engine bay, the Egoista sports a 5.2-liter V10 with 600 horsepower. As this car is a concept vehicle, it will not make mass production or be for sale on the market. Although there is no price, an estimate of the Lamborghini Egoista is around $4 million USD, similar to the Veneno. Now, the Egoista is on display at the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. Remember, the sole reason for this vehicles creation is to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary as a company.
Race Car Features & Specifications
Lamborghini Egoista – Side – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift
On the interior, the Egoista is a true sports car. Surprisingly, the steering wheel’s removal is necessary to enter and exit the vehicle. That may sound like a tedious task, but with a racing design it is built to be efficient and quick. Next, the Lamborghini Egoista has a lighting layout like an airplane. There are also active aerodynamic panels that raise and lower to maximize downforce and stability.
Egoista Stands for “Selfish”
In Italian, Egoista stands for “selfish”. Yes, it really does mean selfish. Some may say it is quite selfish for Lamborghini to withhold this car from market. On the other hand, some think Lamborghini is crazy for building this car in the first place. Either way, the car can be seen on display in the museum mentioned above.
The Lamborghini Egoista Represents a Bull Ready to Charge
Overall, the Lamborghini Egoista is quite a unique sports car. The design is meant to resemble a bull getting ready to charge. As you know, hopefully, the bull is central part of the Lamborghini logo. Regardless of it’s selfish name, the Egoista is a spectacle for all to see. If you ever wanted to see a Lamborghini Batmobile, here it is. In the end, the Egoista will remain an extremely rare collectible car held by the Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. Company. For those who don’t know, S.p.A. stands for “Società per azioni” which translates to “public company”.
The Centenario Roadster, a Lamborghini exclusive sports car, is worth $2,265,000. At this price, it is more expensive than the Bugatti Veyron. The Lamborghini Centenario Roadster is a convertible version of the Centenario. The base Lamborghini Centenario is still worth $1.9 million dollars, a large sum for a car. For this price, the Centenario Roadster includes a few goodies.
6.5-Liter V12 with 770 Horsepower
In the rear hood, the Lamborghini Centenario Roadster sports a 6.5-liter V12. This V12 engine produces 770 horsepower and 507 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows the Centenario Roadster to hit 60 mph in only 2.8 seconds, 0.1 seconds slower than the base Centenario. With a top speed of around 217 mph, the Centenario Roadster is an extremely fast car. The engine is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting via paddle shifters.
A Lamborghini Spaceship
The interior of the Lamborghini Centenario Roadster looks like a spaceship. From its carbon fiber and suede to its incredible center console, the Centenario feels like something from outer space. With a 10-inch touch screen on the dash, the Centenario immerses the driver in technology. From Apple CarPlay to navigation, the Centenario withholds many new features. As expected, the Centenario is a leap forward in sports car interior design.
The Lamborghini Centenario Roadster’s beauty points don’t stop at the motor. On the front end of the vehicle, the Centenario’s front bumper is gated with vents. The hood has two vents which increase the sport appeal. As with most Lamborghini models, the side vents on the car are prominent as they are used to cool the engine. On the rear, the Centenario has a large rear diffuser as well as a rear spoiler that is extendable.
A $2,265,000 MSRP Priced Sports Car
Overall, the Lamborghini Centenario Roadster is an amazing sports car. Priced at over 2 million dollars, the Centenario is quite an exclusive car. Although it has such a high MSRP, the car has already sold out worldwide. Car collectors didn’t hesitate to put the money down on this beautiful machine of the future. In the end, the Centenario Roadster is a phenomenal car that is the new treasure in an auto collection for only a few.