Few names are further etched in auto lore than that of Lamborghini. The Italian automaker was founded in the 1960s to compete with the likes of Ferrari, and after a few years picked up a lot of traction among car buffs. The company has since gone on to become one of the world’s leaders in engineering and design, releasing swaths of cars over the year that have pushed boundaries on multiple fronts. Now its vehicles are mostly seen driving up to red carpets at Hollywood premiers, carefully situated outside of fancy restaurants, or enjoyed by wealthy Wall Street brokers as status symbols.
We’re taking a look at the 15 fastest Lamborghini models the company has produced. There are a myriad of concepts, one-offs, and specially modified vehicles that we did not include, as we wanted to stick close to base models that are, or were at one point, available for purchase. Notable exclusions include the Diablo Coatl, the Furruccio Concept, the Diablo VTTT, Diablo GT1, and the Estoque.
10. Diablo VT — 200 mph
Take a time machine back to 2001 where the Diablo VT is fresh off the line and ready to hit the road. The VT model can accelerate ferociously, blasting from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds. Power comes in healthy doses, as the V12 engine kicks out horsepower of up to 580 ponies. The car tops out at just over 200 miles per hour, giving it marked improvement over the standard Diablo model. The VT was not the first and it won’t be the last variant of the Diablo, but it is an impressive one by any measure.
9. Gallardo LP 560-4 — 201 mph
This is the cream of the crop when it comes to the Gallardo line, the LP 550-2. This model can hit a top speed of 201 miles per hour, and reach 60 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds. There are several variations of the Gallardo, but none of them can match the performance specifications of the LP 560-4. The 10-cylinder engine can make 560 horsepower, allowing for insane acceleration and an overall backbreaking driving experience.
8. Huracán LP610-4 — 202 mph
The Huracán LP610-4 generates 610 horsepower from a modified 5.2-liter V10 engine, allowing it to break the 200 mph mark, and reach a top speed of 202 miles per hour. The acceleration isn’t anything to sneeze at either, going from 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds.