Lamborghini History

The History of Lamborghini is Unmatched: See What Awaits You with Lamborghini

There are few automakers or brands that are as steeped in history and elegance quite like Lamborghini! Since 1963 Lamborghini has been one of the most sought-after and recognizable brands, not just in the automotive market, but in the lifestyle and entertainment markets as well. Because of this, owning and enjoying a Lamborghini is a truly special experience.

Lamborghini was first founded in 1963 to compete with other Italian grand touring cars from popular and recognized automakers like Ferrari. The founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini decided to step into this segment because of his driver to create a road-focused V12 engine, instead of the other options available on the market. After some hard work, the Lamborghini V12 was first unveiled and would soon be put into the first ever car, the 350GT!

After two years of production and rave reviews from the press and drivers alike, the 350GT was retired and Lamborghini got down to work on creating his next masterpiece. His second car, the 400GT featured and upgraded Lamborghini V12 engine and cranked up the power just a bit. Additionally, the created a 2+2 version of the 400GT which in turn allowed the company to grow their workforce quite significantly! The first-foray into high-performance came as a result of the Miura which set the standard, which is still used today, for two-seat, mid-engine, high-performance cars!

Over the next few years Lamborghini continued to create incredible cars, such as the Islero 400GT, Miura 400S, and Espada, all while constantly refining and upgrading the V12 engine that was powering each of their incredible cars. Furthermore, Lamborghini was gaining quite the reputation among the press and drivers alike which was help the brand to grow and excel to new levels and heights!

The Lamborghini Countach: The Lamborghini that Help to Change History

After years of creating highly-sought after and exciting models, Lamborghini began to shift their focus to something that is more similar to what the world now knows Lamborghini for. Lamborghini took the time to create a sleek, futuristic and elegant new model, the Coutach LP 400! This remarkable model was first introduced in the 1971 as a concept model and began production in 1974. Under the hood, this model is powered by a 4.0L V12 engine that provided you with plenty of power and performance. The Coutach LP 400 quickly became a favorite, but for American drivers, was incredibly tough to get a hold of due to import laws.

The Lamborghini Countach continued to impress and in 1982 received a significant update, now known as the Countach LP 500S and featured some big changes, but still was not easy to get in the US. Finally, in 1985 the US drivers were able to get their hands on a new Lamborghini Coutach with the new Coutach LP 5000 Quattrovalvole which was able to create 449 horsepower to make your every drive much more exciting time. This model is still, even nearly 25 years later an incredibly sought-after car for enthusiasts.

The End of the Coutach and Introduction of the Lamborghini Diablo

Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s Lamborghini continued to impress with fun-to-drive and highly-collectible models and in the late 19080s began develop their next top-of-the-line, high-performance car. This model, the Diablo officially went on sale in in 1990 and was powered by a 5.7L V12 engine that would go on to create 485 horsepower and offer a top-speed of 202 MPH! This is the model that drivers grew to love and treasure thanks to its extremely stylish design and intoxicating sound. This stunning model came also brought forth a number of incredible features that helped to make it quite special such as electric windows, an Alpine stereo, and power steering. There were numerous trim levels and packages available to make it even more special!

The Lamborghini Diablo was something special and spurned a number of other models that all offered you incredible performance and styling like the Diablo VT, Diablo SE30, and Diablo SE30 Jota! In 1995, Lamborghini unveiled the remarkable Diablo SV which cranked the performance to all-new levels and this model quickly became the dream car of drivers all over the US!

As Lamborghini had for many years, they continued to impress and offer drivers models that got their blood pumping and in 1999, gave the Diablo a facelift to make it even more enticing for prospective buyers. One of the biggest changes was the removal of the pop-up headlights which were now fixed in place and the interior was heavily updated. Drivers could now enjoy the same three models, as well as track oriented Diablo GT which featured a number of unique exterior pieces and an upgraded engine.

Step into the New Millenium with the Lamborghini Murcielago

With Lamborghini riding high off of the success of the Diablo, Lamborghini went back to the drawing board to once again reinvent the supercar and after a few years of prototypes, the new Lamborghini Murcielago was introduced to the work in 2001! This was an all-wheel drive, mid-engine model that was extremely sleek and sporty, as well as being able to offer drivers some remarkable Italian luxury inside. Powered by a 6.2L V12 engine, this Lamborghini would create 572 horsepower and go from 0-60 in just 3.8 seconds!

In 2004 Lamborghini updated their line-up with the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, an open top variant that still brought drivers the incredible performance and status, with an open air feeling! Come 2006 though, the Lamborghini Murcielago was due for an update and this model receive a great redesign and update. Firstly, the design was modernized and updated, while still staying true to the original, but the big upgrade came to the powertrain. Now powered by a 6.5L V12 engine, the updated model would create 631 horsepower for an even more exciting drive. Further upgrades would be made, including the 2009 Mucielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce (SV) which once again brough the power to unheard of levels, now making 661 horsepower thanks to new valve timing and intake system!

While the Lamborghini Mucielago was the flagship model for Lamborghini, drivers could also choose the Gallardo was also an option. This car was a V10 powered supercar and offered drivers the style, heritage, and performance of a Lamborghini, but in something a bit smaller and a bit more manageable. The Lamborghini Gallardo became the brand's best-selling model and was a stalwart in the line-up until 2015!

Modern Times Means Modern Advances

Nowadays its no secret that Lamborghini is still among the top-performance automakers around with models like the Aventador and Huracan, but Lamborghini stepped into a new market with the Lamborghini Urus in 2018! For their first-ever SUV they did not hold back as this SUV can bring drivers truly remarkable performance thanks to a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine, but also offers some of the finest luxuries imaginable.

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The Lamborghini Huracan: Building on a legend, then surpassing it

The goal of the Lamborghini Huracan was to follow the legacy of the Lamborghini Gallardo. In terms of supercar measurements, the Gallardo was a superstar, creating a popular following that was almost unprecedented for its genre. But the Lamborghini Huracan took off like a rocket in 2014 and rapidly achieved the same level of unit sales as the Gallardo in half the time, becoming even more popular than the Gallardo.   

Performance was positively stratospheric

Built by Automobili Lamborghini and designed by Filippo Perini, the Huracan started with an impressive variation on the Gallardo's naturally aspirated V10 engine, using a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Starting in 2014, the LP610-4 Huracan's engine generated a mind-bending 602 horsepower, sending power through all four wheels. The zero-to-60 time was a near-world-record 2.8 seconds. But Lamborghini was just getting started.

In 2017, Lamborghini unveiled an even more intimidating entry, the Huracan Performante, taking the 5.2 Liter V10 up to a nearly inconceivable 631 horsepower with 443 pound-feet of torque. The suspension was upgraded, brakes were bigger, stability and traction were enhanced. These exceptional vehicles, new or pre-owned, capture the imagination of our many passionate Lamborghini customers at Lamborghini Philadelphia. 

Continuing to raise the bar

In 2019, the Lamborghini Huracan took two more giant steps forward by introducing the new Huracan Evo and the Huracan Evo Spyder. Both Evo models were marked by advanced technology and superior hardware, including elevated engine upgrades, drive systems and brakes. In 2020 came the Huracan Evo RWD and the EVO RWD Spyder, raising the game even higher. The Lamborghini Huracan is still being produced and is still widely popular.

Automotive analysts consider the Huracan as one of the greatest Lamborghini models of all time. The Huracan dispensed with the Gallardo's six-speed manual transmission and replaced its automatic with an athletic seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The new world-class equipment was fused with an even more amazing exterior design to establish the Huracan as an elite supercar that can travel across the country and still be a star at the track. 

Pulling back while pushing forward

Lamborghini then launched a more moderately-priced rear-wheel-drive LP580-2 to broaden its appeal even further. The mid-engine Lamborghini Performante went on to dazzle the crowds at Nurburgring by registering a 6-minute 52-second lap time.

The updated Huracan Evo continues to reward its drivers with its stunning design and inspired performance. The V10 engine generates a beastly 631 horsepower while producing an extraordinary engine audio track that takes Lamborghini owners to another level of exhilaration.

A company not inclined to motorsport eventually embraced it

The early days of Lamborghini were not known for involvement in racing, but with the Gallardo's feverish popularity, the leadership decided to head to the track. Lamborghini Automobili raised the curtain on the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo race car and it's been a vehicle that has achieved a high degree of racing credibility. More than a dozen customer teams have made the Huracan GT3 Evo their racing car.

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The Lamborghini Huracan EVO: History


The Lamborghini Huracan EVO is a unique expression of the automotive heritage that has been built by this renowned maker of Italian supercars. Automobili Lamborghini has been responsible for some of the most admired forms of personal transportation in the world. In evidence of that attribute, the Lamborghini Huracan EVO is among the most storied Lamborghini supercars ever to emerge from the fabled factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese.

Over the years, the automotive geniuses who run Automobili Lamborghini have been accused of pushing performance and technology too far. They have been accused of creating cars that are totally impractical for average car buyers across the globe. They have been accused of being downright crazy. They wear these criticisms as a badge of honor. What they will never be accused of is being boring.

Just a few years ago: An auspicious beginning for the Lamborghini Huracan EVO

At Lamborghini Philadelphia, we have watched fondly as we've witnessed the birth and development of the dynamic Lamborghini Huracan and its groundbreaking Evo models in 2019. "Evo" stands for "Evolution," a tribute to the Huracan Evo's position as a symbol of Lamborghini's never-ending commitment to automotive excellence. It was the next bold step forward for the Lamborghini's overwhelmingly popular V-10 Huracan series.

Technology at a faster pace

When Lamborghini made refinements to the 2019 Huracan, it introduced the new Huracan Evo and Evo Spyder with investments in hardware and advanced technology. Under the hood, the Huracan Evo models were powered by an engine upgrade from the previous Huracan Performante, so it was starting at a very high level. Also enhanced were the Performante's brakes and drive systems, with a rear-wheel driving system from the Aventador S. 

The new 2019 Lamborghini Huracan EVO Coupe and Spyder included advanced new vehicle controls and aerodynamics, making these vehicles even more capable at ultra-high speeds.

Leaner rear-wheel drive versions introduced in 2020

For the 2020 model year, Lamborghini launched new rear-driving systems with the Huracan Evo RWD along with the Evo RWD Spyder. By removing the previous all-wheel-drive and rear-steering systems, both models became significantly lighter. The output of the engines was marginally reduced to 602 horsepower and 403 lb-ft of torque, so with the lighter weight, these two Huracan Evo models continued to be formidable.

The Huracan Evo RWD supercar introduced in 2020 took a more driver-centric approach, providing unfiltered performance feedback and systems that helped give the driver greater control and a more fully-engaged driving experience. Shifting was handled by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and the 2020 Huracan Evo's top speed was a blistering 201 miles per hour. 

Achieving greater traction

Because these new Huracan Evo models were lighter, enhancement of the traction systems was in order for the 2020 Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD. For that reason, Lamborghini unveiled a traction control system that was specially tuned to keep these supercars properly engaged with the road. It's worth noting that the new Huracan Evo RWD Spyder was unveiled virtually for the first time using augmented reality on Lamborghini's website. 

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