Guides 9 Aug 2023

Lamborghini Buying Guide

As mentioned in our previous blog post, Happy 60th Birthday Lamborghini, the famous Italian manufacturer celebrates 60 years since the company was first created back in 1963. As we show in that post, the brand has created some of the most iconic and legendary vehicles over the years and continue to shock and surprise the motoring industry even today.

Whilst they used to build a few hundred cars over several years, these days they are selling more cars than ever before, and their offering is going from strength to strength. Whilst there may only be 3 ‘mainstream’ models available to purchase, each one offers something different to potential buyers and if you are lucky enough to be invited to purchase one of their limited production models, you are buying something very special indeed.

Here we have a breakdown of the current range and what variations they offer, as well as the special models that only a select few will ever be able to purchase, with our Lamborghini Buying Guide.

Huracan

The Huracan may be just a year away from being a decade old these days, but constant evolution of the model means that it remains one of the very best supercars on the market today. The fact that it shares much of the mechanicals and technology with the Audi R8 merely means that it has been fastidiously designed and built, and offers a usability that most supercars cannot match, other than the R8 itself of course.

Taking styling cues from the Aventador, the angular wedge-shaped bodywork is trademark Lamborghini in style, and is sure to become an iconic shape in years to come. With a naturally aspirated 5.2 litre V10 engine, the Huracan, even in early base form offered 602bhp (610PS) and utilised the latest engine technology to ensure it was as user friendly as possible. Inside, the levels of luxury and refinement were better than ever thanks to parent company Audi’s input.

The range consists of different versions with model names preceded with ‘LP’ then the power in PS units followed by the number of wheels driven. The list of iterations over the years mean that there are plenty to choose from on the used market, from ‘base’ Coupe and Spyder models in LP 610-4 form, to rear wheel drive versions of both in the LP 580-2 and LP 580-2 Spyder. For those looking for a Huracan a bit more track focussed there is the LP 640-4 Performante and Performante Spyder.

In 2019 when they updated the model across the range, they introduced the ‘EVO’ nomenclature, featuring the engine and engineering from the Performante models, with the latest technology and driver aids to increase performance and driveability. This increased the power too to create the LP 640-4 EVO (& Spyder) or the rear wheel drive only LP 610-2 EVO (& Spyder).

These days the EVO remains as the entry level route into the world of Lamborghini, accompanied by the heavily track focussed LP 640-2 Super Trofeo Omologato or ‘STO’. Released in 2021, the STO is the most extreme Huracan to date with huge, fixed rear wing, Formula 1 inspired braking system, rear wheel steering, bodywork that is 75% carbon fibre and more aggressive aerodynamic styling.

Lamborghini Huracan SuperTrofeo Omolgato or STO

The latest Huracan iteration to be announced is the LP 640-2 Tecnica, which sits in the range between the rear-wheel-drive version of the EVO and the track-focussed STO. Using the engine from the STO yet with toned down bodywork, the Tecnica is a more user-friendly version of that car, like Porsche have done with their GT3 Touring.

Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica

Lamborghini’s ability to continue to surprise their customers was ever present when in 2022 they introduced the Sterrato. With raised suspension, rugged bodywork additions and a number of bespoke options, the LP610-4 Sterrato is designed as an all-terrain version of the Huracan. An all-conquering off-roading vehicle with supercar power and go anywhere ability.

Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato

Urus

Despite what you may think, the Lamborghini Urus was the brand’s second attempt at an off-road car, following the military influenced LM002 of the 1980’s. However, the Urus was not simply an attempt to join many other prestige car makers into the SUV market, but they redefined the sector in the process, whilst offering many firsts as a company in the process. The Urus is their first V8 engine car, their first turbocharged powerplant and their first of the modern era with 5 doors, and as they claim, the first Super SUV on the market.

With a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 641bhp (650PS), and despite its size it is much lighter than the majority of its rivals from Bentley, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin etc. meaning that 0-62mph is disposed of in just 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 190mph. Sophisticated engineering means that not only does it accelerate as fast as a supercar but it also handles like one too.

The Lamborghini Urus is the company’s biggest selling model of all time, and in the shortest amount of time too. From its introduction in late 2017 to 2022 more than 20,000 Urus’ were sold outselling the other models by some margin and replacing the Gallardo (14,000 units) as the most popular model of all time.

The Urus lineup is a lot simpler than the Huracan, with just 3 variations in the almost 6 years the car has been on sale. For the majority of that time there was only one model and buyers differentiated their cars through specification alone. Later additions to the lineup merely added different levels of specification and unique trim options in the form of the Urus Pearl Capsule and the Urus Graphite Capsule, both offering unique colour ways to the interior and exterior as well as satin paint options.

Lamborghini Urus S

Since 2022 the range has expanded to the Urus S and the Urus Performante, with the first update to the lineup since it was introduced. The ‘S’ iteration means the Urus now produces 657bhp and offers minor revisions to the exterior styling, with updated bumpers and additional bonnet vents. Additions to the options list also add to the potential sportiness of the car with items such as a carbon fibre roof, new wheel choices, a carbon fibre bonnet and wheel arches offering the ability to enhance its athletic properties.

The Urus Performante, despite offering no additional power from the engine found in the S, is the ultimate performance minded Urus. With liberal use of carbon fibre components to the bodywork and lightweight treatments to the interior and additional parts of the car you can’t see, as well as lighter lowered suspension configuration, the Performante takes the idea of Super SUV even further. Even the carbon fibre rear spoiler adds almost 40% more downforce over the standard Urus, not usually a word used when describing features on an SUV, as well as an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system and even the option for semi-slick tyres.

Lamborghini Urus Performante

Revuelto

The Revuelto is the latest model in the lineup and the replacement for the flagship model of the range, the Aventador. Lamborghini say that all their cars will now offer hybrid power, and this will be their first ‘mainstream’ (if a Lamborghini can ever be mainstream) model to feature electric assistance. No mention of if and when a plan to ever turn fully electric just yet though.

The Revuelto is unmistakably Lamborghini in appearance with the iconic wedge shape and angular bodywork ever present and looking as futuristic as ever. Unveiled as part of their 60th anniversary celebrations, the Revuelto uses a 6.5 litre V12 engine together with three high-density electric motors to produce a combined 1,001 bhp (1,015 CV) meaning that 0-62mph takes just 2.5 seconds and the top speed is quoted as in excess of 225mph.

Advanced materials and production techniques show that Lamborghini have really focussed on saving weight, something usually unavoidable when batteries are involved. The aeronautical inspired full carbon fibre monocoque chassis means that the underpinnings to the car are not only 25% more rigid than the Aventador, but crucially also 10% lighter to help keep the mass down. Not only that but aerodynamic improvements mean that thanks to its even sleeker shape, it also is over 60% more efficient than its predecessor whilst also having two-thirds more downforce.

Thanks to the addition of electric motors, the Revuelto can drive in fully electric mode for a claimed 6 miles. Doesn’t sound a lot but the ability to cruise in total silence away from your house in the early or late hours or through a town centre will definitely be a bonus if needed. Despite the fact the hybrid assistance is mainly intended for power and acceleration purposes, it does also mean that the car has a 30% reduction in emissions compared to the Aventador.

Being newly launched, there are no variations or model choices as yet, just a configurator to play with if you want to design your perfect Revuelto. Undoubtedly there will be an S, maybe an SV or even an SVJ later in the pipeline but for now no confusion as to which model you are buying, and a seemingly endless list of specification choices.

But you may have plenty of time to make your decisions as Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said orders have been filled for this year, and next year. So, you may have to wait until 2025 before your new car arrives. This, despite Lamborghini making and selling more cars than ever before and set to make this year a production record for sale numbers. This may be good news if you are needing to save up for your new Revuelto however, as prices are expected to start around £450,000, almost £100,000 more than the final version of the Aventador, the Ultimae.

Sián

Before the Revuelto became the first ‘mainstream’ hybrid car in their history, Lamborghini produced the limited series Sián FKP 37 to show off their very latest hybrid technology. Using the engine from the Aventador SVJ and including an electric motor integrated into the gearbox, the Sián was a showcase for a hybrid system using a ‘supercapacitor’.

A supercapacitor stores the power for the electric motor, yet they are capable of providing three times the power of a conventional lithium-ion battery of the same weight. Energy to recharge the supercapacitor is generated through regenerative braking and through the electric motor gives the engine an additional boost of power for a combined power output of 808bhp (819PS).

The styling, as you’d expect from Lamborghini, is like something from the future, blending the iconic wedge silhouette with angles, vents and creases to create something that appears very wide and low with a more than purposeful stance. The performance more than backs up the appearance, as you’d expect with over 800bhp of reserves, with a 0-62mph time of just 2.8 seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 221mph.

The Sián FKP 37, named after late Volkswagen (the parent company of Lamborghini) Chairman Ferdinand Karl Piech with his year of birth (1937), is limited to just 63 coupes (the year of the company’s incorporation) and 19 roadsters, all of which have been accounted for. It is still technically a model that is in production, so if one of those built slots comes up for grabs, the coupe starts at £2.6 million in ‘base’ specification if you are interested in purchasing one.

Countach

To celebrate 50 years of one of the most iconic cars of all time, Lamborghini gave themselves an early birthday present in the form of the Countach LPI 800-4. Said to be ‘inspired by the past, made for the future’ the styling and silhouette clearly takes its design cues from the original from the 1970’s but with modern interpretation.

Underneath, the Countach is basically a rebodied Sián FKP 37, not exactly the worst place to start for a new supercar, only this time with just enough retro touches for fans of the original. That does mean it gets hybrid power and the full 808bhp, blistering acceleration and a top speed well in excess of 200mph. But as with the original car, surely the fact that it looks the way it does more than makes up for how fast it actually goes or the way it handles.

When most prestige car manufacturers release a tribute to an original model it is often a faithful recreation using lost chassis numbers, a retro styled modern car that simply includes retro styling cues to appear like an older model or a vehicle that merely shares a name. Lamborghini have perhaps picked the best route with the Countach LPI 800-4 by showing what the car would look like if it was designed today, like it has been. By including styling cues from the original that still look good today, it just proves how ahead of its time the first Countach was 50 years ago.

Just 112 will be built in tribute to the code name for the original Countach, LP 112, and again it is said that all have been accounted for. But crucially not all have been delivered so you may be lucky enough to find one up for grabs. Considering the Sián FKP 37 is half a million pounds more than the Countach it could be seen as somewhat of a bargain, especially if the original was the poster car you’ve always dreamed of owning.

 

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