With all the buzz around the 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo S Concept set for auction this year at the prestigious RM Sotheby’s in New York, we’re reminded once again of the grand appeal of the Italian sports car brand. Expected to fetch anywhere from $2 million to $4 million when it goes under the hammer in November, the Gallardo S Concept is a striking representation of the longstanding allure Lamborghini has held in the world of luxury automobiles. And while we certainly recognize the star appeal of the Gallardo S concept, it prompted us to dig up seven of our own favorite Lambo designs over the years. Don’t be surprised if you remember having a poster of one of these on your wall as a kid…
Lamborghini Aventador J: The Aventador J, introduced at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, is an extreme take on the idea of a supercar—even by Lamborghini standards—from its design cues to the unique patented “carbon skin” used to construct the prototype. The roofless road legal one-off sold shortly after its debut for a reported $2.8 million.
Lamborghini Countach: Produced from 1974 to 1990, the Lamborghini Countach is a striking example of why the appeal for the raging bull nameplate runs so deep. A longtime favorite here at Made Man, the Countach is often referred to as the backbone of the Lamborghini legacy, and this model remains in high demand.
Lamborghini Egoista: Unveiled in 2013 for Lamborghini’s 50th Anniversary, the Egoista represents the epitome of self-indulgence. After all, it’s a car built by Lamborghini as a gift to Lamborghini. Even the name of the one-seater, which translates to “selfish,” highlights the idea of gratifying one’s own personal desires.
Lamborghini Estoque: Unveiled at the 2008 Paris Auto Show, the Lamborghini Estoque Concept proved that the allure of Lamborghini isn’t limited to two doors. The sports sedan never made into production, but it still has us dreaming of a four-door Lamborghini more than six years after it was introduced.
Lamborghini Miura: “Vintage” in every sense of the word, the Miura is a breathtaking throwback to the early days of Lamborghini design as well as performance; it was the fastest production car when it debuted in 1966. Produced until 1969 in its original form, only 425 units of the Miura were ever made, which has made it a highly coveted collectible in the world of luxury automobiles.
Lamborghini Pregunta: Considered by many as the last “true” Lamborghini developed by the Italian automaker before the company was taken over by Audi, the Pregunta concept was far-ahead of its time in the world of automotive design. The one-off, once priced at $2.1 million, was first unveiled in 1998 and features carbon fiber, optical fiber lighting and rear-facing cameras.
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: The highly exclusive Veneno Roadster, which debuted in 2013, ranks as one of our favorite Lamborghinis ever, a breathtaking interpretation of a modern day supercar. Only nine units of the open racing prototype were produced, with an initial price tag of $4.5 million each. A slightly used one currently has an asking price of $7.4 million.