We paid a visit to the Lamborghini Museum at the company’s headquarters in Sant’ Agata Bolognese in the Italian industrial heartland. Here are just some of our favourite cars from the display. If you plan to visit then you may want to click here for more info.
The car that helped create the legend that is Lamborghini, the Miura. It set the template for all supercars by being the very first production car with a mid-mounted motor. This car, one of the earliest ever made, belongs to a private individual who loans it to the factory.
This Miura Concept wass created in 2006. It was the firm’s interpretation of what a modern-day Miura would look like, hence the projector headlamps, large alloys, etc.
This was Lamborghinis’ first attempt at a small, sportscar in the modern era. It featured a 4,0-litre V8 mid-mounted motor. The car didn’t make it into production as the company went through several owners in that period. Ultimately it served as the precursor to the Gallardo.
Above and below: This is Lamborghini’s attempt at its own Formula One car. The company developed a V12 engine that was tested by three-time F1 world champion Ayrton Senna. According to info at the Lamborghini Museum says that Senna was impressed by the powerplant, but the F1 programme did not see the light of day.
This track-only Sesto Elemento was one of six ever made; the other five reside with private owners. Lamborghini started with Gallardo and gave it a severe mass-reduction; it weighs an incredible 999 kg. The re-engineer relied heavily on carbon-fibre. Carbon is the sixth element on the periodic table, hence the name.
Two of the newest cars on display at the Lamborghini Museum: the Aventador Roadster and Huracan Coupe.
The ultra-rare Lamborghini Veneno is based on the Aventador. It uses the same 6,5-litre V12 engine but the body has been completely redesigned. This is just one of five ever made, three belong to private individuals.