MUSEO LAMBORGHINI: Lamborghini's museum was opened under the instruction of parent company Audi to celebrate the Italian brand's history, which began when it was established in 1963.
MUSEO LAMBORGHINI: The museum is located beside the firm's factory in Bologna, Italy, and features iconic road models and several pre-production prototypes.
1966 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400: This Miura is the second of three prototype P400s to have been produced in 1966. The first prototype was destroyed, leaving this as the earliest example of the model in existence. The car has a few minor differences compared with the final production Miura, including extra eyelashes around the headlights. Shown at the 1966 Turin motor show, the Bertone-designed Miura set a trend for supercar shapes, the influence of which can still be seen today.
1991 LAMBORGHINI LAMBO F1: Lamborghini’s only season in Formula 1 featured a car designed and built completely in-house and run by the Modena team. It used a 3.5-litre V12 engine that produced 700bhp and powered a car that weighed just 510kg. The Lambo finished seventh with Eric van de Poele at the wheel in its first race, the United States Grand Prix in Phoenix, but it failed to qualify for the majority of the season’s following races.
1991 LAMBORGHINI LAMBO F1: The Lambo F1's engine was once used by Ayrton Senna, when it was transplanted into a McLaren for a test day. Although it showed promise, Lamborghini and McLaren failed to come to a deal and the engine was never raced in a McLaren.
2007 LAMBORGHINI REVENTON: Just 20 examples of the 6.5-litre V12-engined Reventón were produced, with the design inspired by the F22 Raptor fighter jet. Based on the Aventador, it produces 641bhp and is capable of over 211mph.
2011 LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR LP 700-4 ROLLING CHASSIS: In 2011 Lamborghini produced this rolling chassis to reveal the structural layout of its Aventador carbonfibre cell. The monocoque section weighs just 147.5kg and is attached to aluminium frames that hold the front and rear sections of the car to it. The monocoque was, and still is, produced entirely in-house at Lamborghini.
2015 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN LP580-2: This two-wheel-drive version of Lamborghini’s latest V10 supercar was revealed at the LA motor show. Ditching the drive to its front axle helps it to undercut the all-wheel-drive Huracán with a 1389kg kerb weight – 33kg lighter than its sibling.
2012 LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO SUPER TROFEO LP570-4: Successor to the Gallardo ST and forebear to the latest Huracán Super Trofeo Evo, this Gallardo was raced in Lamborghini’s one-make series. Like the road car, it uses a 5.2-litre V10 that produces 562bhp. This specification of car could produce up to 160kg of downforce.
1974 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP400: Another car to be shaped by Bertone, the 4.0-litre V12-engined Countach had 370bhp and a look that set Lamborghini on a course for extreme designs. It was claimed to be capable of 196mph. This car, chassis 001, was the first prototype for the model to be built.
1972 LAMBORGHINI P250 URRACO: This Bertone-designed 2+2 was produced as a smaller-engined, more affordable offering for a time when oil prices were surging. It used 2.5-litre and later 3.0-litre V8 engines, which produced 217bhp and 247bhp respectively. A 178bhp 2.0-litre engine was also produced for the Italian market, where capacity-based taxes were enforced.
2012 LAMBORGHINI URUS CONCEPT: Revealed at the Beijing motor show in 2012, the Urus concept was the first glimpse of Lamborghini’s upcoming SUV model. The concept uses a twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 595bhp. Six years after its reveal, the production version is about to go on sale.
1986 LAMBORGHINI LM 002: Lamborghini’s new Urus isn’t the firm’s first SUV. Back in the 1980s, it produced the LM (Lamborghini Military) with a 5.2-litre V12 engine, derived from the one in the Countach, producing up to 434bhp. Lamborghini made 300 LMs, each using a lightweight aluminium and fibreglass body.
2014 LAMBORGHINI ASTERION LPI 910-4: Lamborghini is experimenting with hybrid power for its supercars, and the Asterion was an early example of what the results of such a powertrain could be. Powered by a 5.2-litre V10 engine that’s assisted by three electric motors, the car produces 898bhp and is capable of 199mph.
2008 LAMBORGHINI ESTOQUE: This one-off Paris motor show Gran Turismo model was a design experiment for a four-door Lamborghini. The car’s philosophy was more relaxed than regular Lamborghinis, with claims it handled like a dedicated sports car but could be driven in a relaxed manner like a conventional GT.
2010 LAMBORGHINI SESTO ELEMENTO: Lamborghini used its V10-engined Sesto Elemento to demonstrate its latest carbonfibre technology, which helped to keep the car’s weight down to 999kg. Its 5.2-litre engine produces 562bhp, so its power-to-weight ratio is 563bhp per tonne. The 0-62mph sprint takes 2.5sec and top speed is over 186mph.
1964 LAMBORGHINI 350 GT: This was the first Lamborghini to enter production. Powered by a 3.5-litre V12 engine producing 276bhp, the car was capable of 155mph, making it a direct rival to the Ferrari 250 GT. The firm produced 120 examples between 1964 and 1966.
1988 LAMBORGHINI P140: This prototype was produced to experiment with the idea of a more affordable Lamborghini model. The car featured a removable roof and was powered by the first V10 engine to be produced by the marque, an atmospheric 4.0-litre unit producing 365bhp. The car returned to the spotlight in 1995 with the new name Calá, but it never entered production.
2006 LAMBORGHINI MIURA CONCEPT: This one-off concept was produced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Miura in 2006. Designed by the brand’s in-house Centro Stile division, the car evolved the look of the original with a 21st century twist. Car collectors are reported to have requested a low-volume build of the model, but no further examples were ever produced.
2001 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO 6.0 SE: Lamborghini revealed this ‘Special Edition’ Diablo at the 2001 Geneva motor show with a special gold and brown paint job. This Special Edition, number 42 of 42, was produced as a final variant to celebrate the Diablo’s 11-year production run. It used four-wheel drive to transmit its 6.0-litre V12 engine’s 567bhp to the road, making it the most extreme version of the Diablo produced. Top speed was rated at 205mph.
Located beside the Sant'Agata Bolognese Lamborghini factory, where every vehicle produced by the firm has been built since it was established in 1963, the two-storey museum features iconic road models and several pre-production prototypes.
We visited Lamborghini's home for the unveiling of the new Huracán Super Trofeo Evo racer but took a moment to admire the metal (and carbonfibre) on display at the museum. Our gallery illustrates every car on display at the moment.
Click through the pictures to find out more about the cars.