With it’s radically flamboyant style, the Lamborghini Countach had a major impact on the sports car world when it was first produced in 1974 (was first introduced as a concept at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show). The trademark scissor doors were a first on the Countach and would carry through to the car’s predecessors – the Diablo, Murcielago and Aventandor. The original Countach had a 375hp V12 which got it from 0-60mph in 5.6 seconds – which seems mediocre by today’s standards, but was certainly FAST in 1974.
Lamborghini launched the Super Trofeo GT series in 2008 and four years later the fastest one-make race series is still going strong. If you’re not one of the 58 drivers racing worldwide in this Lambo exclusive series, you can still try to get your hands on the limited edition street versions of the Gallardo Super Trofeo. The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Stradale features a 570hp V10, lightweight aluminum, carbon fiber body kit, will hit 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds, and has a top speed of 199 mph. Only 150 of these “Rosso Mars” red Gallardos will be produced, and I was lucky enough to see number 5 in person and snapped some shots with my iPhone.
As if the Lamborghini Gallard wasn’t badass enough – check out the Gallardo LP 570 -4 Superleggera. With the help of carbon fiber, this stripped down Lambo is nearly 500lbs lighter than the Gallardo Spyder and packs a 560hp v10. With a curb weight just shy of 3,000lbs that translates to an awesome power to weight ratio. The Superleggera is strictly business and as a result can hit a top speed of 202mph and zip from 0-62mph in a 3.4 seconds. Not sure I’d get it in lime green though….
You’ve just won the lottery and need a sports car. The speed limit in your neighborhood is 40 but you can now afford some tickets. The Lamborghini Murcielago SV (Super Veloce) is as unnecessarily awesome as a legal street car gets, packing 670 horse power and hitting 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds. It’ll top out at 212 mph - at which point, they’ll take your license. The best part is, it’ll only take a portion of your winnings, $450,000.
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