Ah, the Lamborghini – the car that embodies timeless success and innovative design, set out to thrill not just the driver, but all those who lay eyes on it. Each model is said to typify its own unique personality, yet none stray from the neat and muscular proportions of the Lamborghini body concept. The classic Herculean build of these super sports cars is an accurate representation of just how athletic their engines really are. The pairing of a sleek exterior and a mighty interior make for a perfect explanation as to why Lamborghini’s go for several million pounds. Let’s take a look at the top 5 most valuable models.
5. Aventador J: $2.8m
Would you believe me if I told you that this car took only 6 weeks to create? Well that’s what happened when CEO Stephan Winkelmann wanted to showcase “something special” at the upcoming Geneva show in 2012. Before it even took to the stage, it was purchased by one very wealthy customer who fell in love with the striking-red two-seater convertible. It may appear to be one of Lamborghinis’ more gentle designs, but don’t be fooled, it’s still got a 6.5-litre 700bhp V12 engine, setting its value at $2.8m.
4. Sesto Elemento Concept $2.9m
In fourth place is the Sesto Elemento, or rather “Sixth Element” in English. This refers to the atomic number of Carbon, reflecting Lamborghinis creative use of Carbon Fibre. With a striking name comes a striking body. All black, with red focal points and interior may appear a simple design, but this allows us to appreciate all of those sleek edges and refined corners. Fancy design is not necessary when the car speaks for itself – literally. You can hear the roar of the 5.2L engine from a fair distance and is guaranteed to turn a few heads. Which of course you should expect when this Seso Elemento sets you back $2.9m.
3. Egoista Concept $3m
It could be said that this is a rather odd model by Lamborghini – it has only one seat and you have to remove the steering wheel to actually get in. This may be why the Egoista remained a concept car. Yet, this is all the more space for muscle right? 600 HP of muscle to be exact. This, combined with the low curb weight and aggressive body places the Egoistas’ worth at a smug $3m.
2. Veneno $5.3m
Veneno – Spanish for venom. 6.5L of venom in this case. Much like the Roadster, the Veneno has unique aerodynamics with a strong focus on a lightweight physique. Even the bucket seats are made from Lamborghini’s patented Forged Composite. But don’t let the word ‘light’ mistake you for the heaviness of its force: 0-60pmh in a cute 2.8 seconds. This luxurious supercar is only available for 3 customers to own, and 3 very fortunate customers they are.
1. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster $5.6m
A 50th anniversary is a big one, a Golden Jubilee, and calls for a rather sizeable celebration. Lamborghini made no exception. In 2014, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster hit the scene in order to commemorate the semi centennial event. An impressive car release calls for an impressive location – so the Veneno went to Abu Dhabi to take to a scene it was worthy of. All 9 of the Roadsters are convertible and have 6.5-litre engines and 750 horsepower. This car embodies innovation with the use of carbon fibre, which is used in the seats, dash board and even the wheels. Why? Well, the future of supercars lies in reducing weight and advancing aerodynamics, rather than increasing the power of the engine. The forward-thinking and revolutionary design of the Veneno means that its value is placed at a rather large $5.6m.
Just by looking at these 5 extremely handsome supercars, we can see that Lamborghini truly knows what it’s doing when it comes to luxury. Design and speed are always held on the highest podiums, with neither falling short of the other. We can only wonder what the company has in store for us next.