Just How Exclusive Can Lamborghini Be?
Although the Italian automobile manufacturer Lamborghini is not known for being as private and reserved as its primary competitor, Ferrari, they are still, without a doubt, something that you don't see every day. And when you do see a Lambo, it tends to turn heads. Typically selling approximately 1500-2000 cars annually, these truly are some of the most uncommon supercars you will ever see on the road.
But sometimes, even Lamborghini chooses to make a limited supply of models, such that the brand's cutting-edge quality remains distinctive and unique. Recently, this has become an even more regular occurrence. You may not want to pay the repair bills on some of these select machines, but there is no denying their shocking presence and wow-factor, which perhaps justifies why these cars are so rare.
If you think this car looks like a sort of strange Murciélago-Aventador cross breed, then you would be spot on. The Reventón served as a perfect sort of transitional vehicle to keep the lineup fresh. By 2008, the Murciélago, which had served as the company's flagship V-12 model for nearly a decade, was in need of some different styling. However, the engine was not quite ready for the new Aventador, though the styling was. Therefore Lamborghini basically just shoved the old Murci engine into this newly styled car. Only about 100 of these cars were made, and they sold for around $2,000,000 (2 million) each. The coolest part? In between the seats, a number was stamped, telling you exactly which of the limited number of models you had gotten.
Lamborghini Aventador J
Lamborghini is not known for being the most pleasant of manufacturers. The rides are considered to be harsh, the cars do not take abuse lightly, and prior to Audi's purchase and redesign of the handling, the cars were described by many owners as a bull trying to kill you. Clearly, the cars tend to appeal to those looking for a ride a bit more extreme. However, in 2012, things got a bit crazier than usual with the unveiling of the Aventador J. This car had most of the same parts of a regular Aventador, and put out an incredible 700 horsepower. The difference though, was that this car was missing some of the things you might find in a regular road car. Like a roof. Or a radio. Or air conditioning. Or, perhaps most puzzling, a windshield. All of these features were removed to keep the car's weight down as low as possible. The result was an ultra-light Aventador with much quicker acceleration. Only one Aventador J was made, and it was sold for approximately $2,800,000 (2.8 million.) There are rumors of a second one being sold, but they are unconfirmed.
One of the more recent exclusive Lamborghinis to be released goes by the name of Veneno, which means "poison" in Spanish, but is also a reference to the name of a fighting bull. This car was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The particular car revealed was known as Car Zero. After that, three more were produced. All of them were sold prior to the car even being shown to the public, and the price was an astounding 3.1 million dollars, making it the most expensive road car in the company's history. Car Zero was kept for a display at the Lamborghini museum.
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
What about a car that's so exclusive, it isn't even allowed to be driven on roads? That's exactly what the Sesto Elemento is. The car is designed exclusively for the race track, and is made almost entirely out of carbon fiber (the name of the car being a reference to the atomic number of carbon.) With all of the carbon fiber used, as well as the lack of standard regulations that a road car would have, this is the lightest Lamborghini produced in company history. Only about 20 of these cars were sold for an unknown amount of money. They cannot ever be taken on the road.
One could probably guess that this infamous car manufacturer was going to do something wild for it's 50th anniversary, and the Egoista fits that description perfectly. Only one Egoista was made, and it was not sold to anyone, but kept for the company. The Egoista was special in a couple of ways. It means "selfish" in Italian. The car features only one seat in the middle, and must be climbed into from the top. It is meant to resemble a fighter jet in design, but from the side, was meant to look like a bull ready to charge. But considering only one of these was made, it's unlikely that this bull will ever be charging, or driving at all really.