Over the years, Lamborghini has produced a plethora of wild supercars. From the Miura to the Diablo and now the Aventador, these flagships that have represented the pinnacle of the Italian brand's performance and design prowess always had two things in common - a V-12 engine and a rear mid-engine layout. Unsurprisingly, most of the cars on this list also follow this formula, but as a sign of the times, this list surprisingly consists of the brand's only second SUV in its history.
Updated May 2, 2023:Lamborghini has made some of the most capable grand tourers and supercars since 1964. Over the last 30 years, the company's V-12 models have stepped firmly into the 200 mph (322 km/h) club. While it is natural to expect such performance from most of the Italian carmaker's modern-day offerings, the Raging Bull from Sant'Agata has always been a benchmark for great performance and an exhilarating driving experience. With that said, we are adding five more Lamborghini models that are among the company's fastest models produced.
1 Lamborghini Veneno: 221 mph
The Veneno is one of the best Lamborghinis ever produced. Fitted with the same naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 found in the Aventador, it sent a whopping 750 horsepower and 690 Nm (509 pound-feet) of torque through its four wheels via a unique type of seven-speed single-clutch automated manual transmission that Lamborghini calls an Independent Shifting Rod (ISR). It offers dual-clutch-like shifts that are as fast as 50 milliseconds, and this is fitted to every V-12-powered Lamborghini ever since the Aventador came out.
Its outrageously-styled carbon fiber body meant it was 275 pounds lighter than the Aventador, and this gave it a shorter 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 2.8 seconds versus the Aventador's 2.9. Its 221 mph top speed also makes it the fastest Lamborghini to date, even if newer, more outrageous models came after it. Only 13 were made from 2013-2014, four of which are the coupe and nine are the roadster, and it was meant to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary.
2 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800/4: 221 Mph
The Lamborghini Countach perfectly embodies the design language of the 1970s, excess of the 1980s, and the madness of Lamborghini as an exotic carmaker. The original Countach is one of the most definitive Lamborghini models and throughout its 16-year production run received many updates. The company missed greatly by not turning the 2006 Miura concept into a production model, but in 2022, it redeemed itself by giving us a modern-day homage to the Lamborghini Countach.
The new model was, essentially, a re-bodied Aventador and what many called a lazy exercise in retro-futurism. This did not stop Lamborghini from immediately selling all 112 examples it had made. The Aventador's 6.5-liter V-12 was tweaked to produce 814 horsepower, 34 of which came from an electric motor. This allowed the Countach LPI 800/4 to sprint to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds on to a top speed of 221 mph (355 km/h).
3 Lamborghini Sian FKP 37: 217 mph
The Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 is yet another Aventador-based supercar that was also limited in production. It's the first hybrid supercar from the Italian supercar brand, and the FKP 37 part of the model's name honors the late Ferdinand Karl Piëch and this 1937 birth year. Only 63 will be made from 2020, 19 of which is the roadster version, and it's every bit as outlandishly styled as every Lamborghini it came before it.
As the marque's first-ever hybrid supercar, the Sian FKP 37 uses the same engine as the Aventador. The 6.5-liter V-12 on its own produces 774 horsepower and 720 Nm (513 pound-feet) of torque, while the electric motor produces 34 horsepower and 38 Nm (28 pound-feet) of torque. Its total system output is 804 horsepower and 0-100 km/h (62 mph) happens in less than 2.8 seconds. It has a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph), which is slightly lower mainly due to its electrified powertrain adding a bit of weight over the Veneno.
4 Lamborghini Centenario: 217 mph
The third-fastest Lamborghini on this list is yet another one-off based on the Aventador. Called the Centenario, it was a supercar that was meant to commemorate the 100th birthday of the company's founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini. This supercar debuted a number of firsts for Lamborghini, namely its 10.1-inch portrait infotainment system and its rear-wheel steering.
Some of the most prominent exterior features of these supercars include its carbon fiber panels--which can either be painted or exposed, its yellow-painted (this can be customized by the customer) aerodynamic elements, and its rear diffuser that's one of the largest ever fitted to any road car. Its 6.5-liter V-12 engine is likewise from the Aventador, and in this case, it produces 756 horsepower and 690 Nm (509 pound-feet) of torque. 0-100 km/h (62 mph) happens in just 2.8 seconds, while its top speed is 350 km/h (217 mph).
5 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster: 217 mph
We now finally come to the Lamborghini Aventador, on which all of these aforementioned supercars were based. Specifically, this is the Aventador SVJ which became one of the first Lamborghini to come with the Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA)--the company's comprehensive active aerodynamics feature. ALA is comprised of various flaps in the front spoiler, engine hood, and rear wing, along with vortex generators on the car's underside, and this enables the supercar to have a 40 percent higher downforce compared to the Aventador SV.
All this while having the ability to alter its drag coefficient. Combined with its 6.5-liter V-12 that produces 759 horsepower and 720 Nm (531 pound-feet) of torque to all four wheels, the Aventador SVJ can sprint from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, and its top speed is at 217 mph (350 km/h).
6 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4: 217 mph
Of course, this list of fastest Lamborghinis that's dominated by Aventador-based supercars won't make any sense if it didn't include the car that made those one-offs possible in the first place. The Aventador is now in its 10th year in production, and it will be the last of its kind at Lamborghini as we head into an electrified future. It's 6.5-liter V-12 was the first all-new V-12 since the 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT.
Its engine produces 690 horsepower and 690 Nm (509 pound-feet) of torque, and as you've seen on this list, formed the basis of numerous one-off modern Lamborghini supercars. In 2012, it was the first Lamborghini to have a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of under 3 seconds, as it was capable of reaching the century mark in just 2.9 seconds.
7 Lamborghini Revuelto: 217 Mph
The number 217 is a recurring one when it comes to the top speed of V-12 Lamborghini models. The latest to join the blub is the Lamborghini Revuelto. Being the latest flagship model of the brand, it naturally, comes with a V-12 engine. It is a tweaked version of the familiar, 6.5-liter, naturally-aspirated V-12, we know from the Aventador. The engine, alone, produces 814 horsepower, which is identical to the Sian FKP37's total system output.
The Revuelto brings many firsts, one of which is a Plug-in hybrid powertrain, adding three electric motors. Two of them are at the front, and send power to each of the front wheels, while the third is integrated into the first, eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic to bless a V-12 Lambo. This brings the total output to 1,001 horsepower. This translates to a 0 to 60 mph sprint in 2.4 seconds on to a top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h).
8 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670 Super Veloce: 213 Mph
In 2001, Lamborghini introduced a successor to the iconic Diablo. Dubbed the Murcielago (Spanish for bat), it was the brand's first flagship V-12 model, completely developed under Audi ownership. In 2005, the model got a facelift, resulting in more power from the 6.5-liter V-12 - 632 horsepower versus earlier models' 571. Although most customers went for the E-Gear, a six-speed automated manual, the Murcielago LP640 could still be had with a gated, six-speed manual.
This was the last iteration of the legendary, Sant'Agata V-12 unit, which dates back to 1964. The Bat's most powerful version did not arrive until 2009. As the LP670 Super Veloce designation suggested, it packed 670 metric horsepower (661 mechanical horsepower) from the same, 6.5-liter V-12. Despite the more aggressive aerodynamics, generating more downforce than lesser Murcielago versions, the LP670 was capable of 213 mph (342 km/h) while 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) blasted by in 3.0 seconds.
9 Lamborghini Reventon: 211 Mph
When Lamborghini is getting ready to retire one of its flagship V-12 models, it brings out a redesigned, highly-exclusive model, based on the flagship. This has been a recurring theme for some years now, and in order to make the transition from Murcielago to Aventador, Lamborghini gave us the Reventon. Based on the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640/4, the Reventon's design featured man design cues that would later make it on the Aventador.
Underneath the exquisite bodywork, the Sant'Agata, 6.5-liter V-12 churned out 641 horsepower and 487 pound-feet (660 Nm). Even when mated to the six-speed, robotized manual transmission, the Reventon took off to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds on to a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h). Interestingly enough, the Reventon Roadster was more powerful at 661 horsepower, but was actually slower, topping out at 205 mph (330 km/h).
10 Lamborghini Diablo GT: 210 Mph
It wouldn't be a proper list without the Lamborghini Diablo, which is the Italian carmaker's first model to break the 200 mph barrier. This was true for all road-legal versions of the Diablo, made between 1990 and 2001. But the fastest version you could drive on public roads was the Diabl oGT - a road-legal version of the track-only Diablo GTR. This was a time when Lamborghini's flagship models were still mad, raging bulls, trying to kill you whenever you let your guard down.
Power from the 6.0-liter V-12 was rated at 567 horsepower and 465 pound-feet (630 Nm). Power went to the rear through a five-speed manual with extremely long gear ratios. Nevertheless, the Diablo GT was able to hit 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.5 seconds. Since downforce wasn't as heavily emphasized at the time, the Diablo GT could stretch its legs all the way to 210 mph (338 km/h) -just 2 mph (3.2 km/h) shy of the GTR race version.
11 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder: 202 mph
The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder is the more bonkers version of the Huracan LP610-4 (now succeeded by the Huracan Evo), and it's the first model in the lineup to debut the Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) active aerodynamics. Forged carbon elements adorn its exterior, and it's what separates it from the standard Huracan.
Its engine, a 5.2-liter V-10, produces 631 horses and 600 Nm (443 pound-feet) of torque, sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Due to the convertible being slightly heavier than the coupe, its 0-100 km/h (62 mph) times of 3.1 seconds is 0.2 seconds slower, but its top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph) is exactly the same as the coupe.
12 Lamborghini Urus: 190 mph
As with every manufacturer nowadays, if you want to survive in the auto industry, you got to have an SUV in your portfolio. Lamborghini wasn't immune to this and released the Urus in 2018. It's only the company's second SUV in its lifetime after the LM002, and it's also the "slowest" Lamborghini currently produced. Unsurprisingly, the Urus is also now its best-selling vehicle.
Well, isn't slow by any means, with a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph), but for SUVs, this is as fast as they can get. Its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 produces 641 horsepower and 850 Nm (627 pound-feet) of torque, sending its power to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic. Unsurprisingly, this thing is heavy, with a dry weight of 4,844 lb (2,197 kg), but it's still able to scoot from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds.
Q: What Is The Fastest Lamborghini?
The fastest Lamborghini ever produced is the Veneno. Based on the Aventador, it was a celebration of the company's 50th anniversary. Subtlety has been thrown out of the window, as this supercar had wild styling that was worthy of a child's poster. Its 221 mph makes it the fastest Lamborghini to date, and that's despite even more powerful models such as the Sian FKP 37 being released. In terms of acceleration, it's also one of the fastest with a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 2.8 seconds, though this is on par with its other Aventador-based siblings such as the aforementioned Sian FKP 37, Aventador SVJ, just to name a few.
Q: How Fast Does A Lamborghini Go?
In terms of acceleration, the Lamborghini Veneno, Sian FKP 37, Centenario, and Aventador SVJ have a manufacturer-claimed 0-100 km/h (62 mph) of 2.8 seconds, while the "slowest" is the Urus with a 0-100 km/h time of 3.6 seconds. And then as for top speed, the absolute fastest Lamborghini of all time is the Veneno at 221 mph, with the Urus being in the back of the pack at 190 mph.
Q: What Is The Fastest Lamborghini In Forza Horizon 4?
Forza Horizon is a popular racing game series that manages to blend a little bit of simulation along with the free roam and accessibility of arcade games. The arcade part is especially true because the fastest Lamborghini in-game is the Centeneraio and not the Veneno as is the case in reality. The Centenario's 232 mph (373 km/h) top speed is also way above its 217 mph (350 km/h) figures. Also inaccurate is the Veneno's in-game top speed of 209 mph (337 km/h), which is much lower than the 221 mph (356 km/h) real-life top speed.