Lamborghini celebrated its 60th anniversary in typical flamboyant style with a parade of 382 cars at Silverstone.
The home ground of British F1 reverberates with the roar of hundreds of V8, V10 and V12 engines as colorful convoys race around the 3.7-mile circuit. It represented Lamborghini’s largest ever gathering, breaking the previous record of 251 cars held in Suzuka, Japan.
The cars lined up in three rows with the Miura, Murcielago and the new Countach LPI 800-4 in front. Behind them, the boisterous convoy was dominated by the Huracan and Aventador supercars, with Lamborghini’s best-selling Urus SUV also showing strong performance.
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There are also many classic Lamborghinis on display. These include the 400 GT 2+2 – the evolution of the 350 GT that introduced Lamborghini to the world in 1963 – the Countach 5000 S and before it the stunning Miura SV owned by rod stewart.
Another rarity is the 1998 Diablo GT, a road-worthy race car and one of only 80 built. But it was trumped by a ’16 Reventon roadster with aggressive ‘aerospace’ styling and a Murcielago LP 640 V12 engine.
Lamborghini also has some real race cars in its pit garage, such as the very successful Huracan GT3 Evo. However, our hearts were won by the S3 Espada, an effortlessly exotic four-seat GT from 1972 and the only example we saw at Silverstone.
After the parade, owners and fans were invited to the UK debut of the new Lamborghini Revuelto. The 1,015bhp plug-in hybrid replaces the Aventador, with first deliveries due later this year – and prices could top £500,000.
Introducing the Revuelto to the Lamborghini faithful, CEO Stephan Winkelmann likened the combination of its naturally aspirated V12 and three electric motors to “a thunderstorm” and added that by the end of 2024, Product is sold out.
Designer Mitja Borkert likened the car’s styling to a spaceship, while chief engineer Rouven Mohr (above) described it as “more practical, more sensual… three or four steps above anything that had come before”.
What was the conclusion of one Aventador SVJ owner we spoke to? “Amazing. It totally pushes the game – I want one.”
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