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Lamborghini 50th anniversary gallery

Lamborghini is 50 years old this year, so to celebrate we have created a gallery of all the supercar manufacturer's greatest hits

Lamborghini will be celebrating its 50th birthday this year, and since the early days of Ferruccio Lamborghini's first Ferrari rivalling GT, the 350GT, the company has excelled in creating exciting sportscars. Here's a gallery from the earliest days, through to the most recent supercars:

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Lamborghini 350GT
Lamborghini Miura
Lamborghini 400GT
Lamborghini Islero
1. Lamborghini 350GT

Ferruccio Lamborghini's first production car was the V12-engined 350GT.



2. Lamborghini Miura

Arguably the car that defined the term 'Supercar', the Miura really put Lamborghini on the map



3. Lamborghini 400GT

Development of the 350GT, with a bored-out version of the V12 engine.



4. Lamborghini Islero

Development of the 400GT, with a new body and slightly widened track. 3.9-litre V12 gave 325bhp.



Miura SV/J
Lamborghini Espada
Countach LP400
Lamborghini Urraco
5. Miura SV/J

The most extreme road-going Miura could be ordered at the factory. Just six originals were built.



6. Lamborghini Espada

Four-seater GT car built from 1968-1978. It was the most popular Lamborghini model at the time, with 1217 built.



7. Countach LP400

The original and purest incarnation of the Countach, first appearing in 1974.



8. Lamborghini Urraco

Baby V8 Lambo could be specified with a 3.0, 2.5 or even Italian tax-beating 2.0-litre displacement.



Lamborghini Silhouette
Lamborghini Jarama
Lamborghini LM002
Countach QV
9. Lamborghini Silhouette

Urraco was given a light refresh and a new name in 1976, losing the roof in the process.

 



10. Lamborghini Jarama

Based on a shortened Espada platorm, the front-engined Jarama replaced the Islero.



11. Lamborghini LM002

Originally designed with military use in mind, the LM002 was Lamborghini's first SUV.



12. Countach QV

Uprated 5.2-litre V12 and four-valve cylinder heads gave the Countach considerably more performance



Lamborghini in F1
Countach Anniversary
Lamborghini Diablo VT
Lamborghini Diablo SV
13. Lamborghini in F1

Lamborghini briefly supplied F1 engines to Larrousse and later Lotus and Minardi.



14. Countach Anniversary

The Countach Anniversary was restyled by Horacio Pagani in 1988, although the same under the skin



15. Lamborghini Diablo VT

Launched in 1993, the Diablo VT featured a modified version of the LM002's 4WD system



16. Lamborghini Diablo SV

Introduced in 1995, the SV was a rear-wheel-drive entry-level Diablo model.



Diablo VT roadster
Diablo SV-R
Diablo 6.0 VT
Lamborghini Murcielago
17. Diablo VT roadster

The Diablo Roadster got an electronically retractable carbon fibre roof in 1995.



18. Diablo SV-R

Lamborghini's lightweight GT racer, built to race in its own championship



19. Diablo 6.0 VT

After Audi got its hands on the company, the Diablo was developed, further improving reliability and refinement.



20. Lamborghini Murcielago

Launched in 2001, the Murcielago ushered in a new era for Lamborghini.



Lamborghini Gallardo
Murcielago LP640
Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
Lamborghini Reventon
21. Lamborghini Gallardo

Baby Lambo made a return in 2003, with all-wheel-drive and new mid-mounted V10 engine.



22. Murcielago LP640

Murcielago got a big update in 2006 with 6.5-litre, 631bhp engine and minor cosmetic changes.



23. Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

Lighter, faster and more responsive than standard Gallardo.



24. Lamborghini Reventon

Super-exclusive Murcielago-based model. Matt black carbon finish and instruments were inspired by fighter planes...



Murcielago LP670-4 SV
Gallardo Balboni
Lamborghini Aventador
Aventador J
25. Murcielago LP670-4 SV

The final and most extreme Murcielago model to leave the Lamborghini factory.



26. Gallardo Balboni

A special rear-wheel-drive model named after and developed by long-time Lambo test driver Valentino Balboni.



27. Lamborghini Aventador

New from the ground up, the Aventador gets carbonfibre monocoque and almost 700bhp.



28. Aventador J

One-off speedster version of the Aventador, which is fully homologated for use on the road.