Here are some of the Cheapest Lamborghinis Money can buy
Lamborghini’s certainly aren’t the cheapest models on the market, but you might not have to spend a fortune to actually own oneby Nicholas Waithaka, on
Economical and cost-effective are not the terms that come to mind when talking about Lamborghinis. As one of the premier automakers globally, Lamborghini produces sleek, high-performance models that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The brand also has a rich history that entails rivalry with Italian supercar greats like Ferrari. This long-established pedigree translated into producing models from high-performance parts in the market. The overall cost of production would mean an even bigger price tag for the consumer. Secondly, Lamborghini has produced a reduced number of its models to keep up the exclusivity. Its rarity seals the fact that not everyone can own one, but, as the years progress, some of the older models lose their shine due to better technologies and standards. These cars have become somewhat obsolete and become attainable to members of the middle class.
The Espada was a four-seater Grand tourer produced between 1968 and 1978. It is not the most supercar-looking car, though it has a monocoque steel body with fully independent suspension. The Espada had a 3.9-liter V-12 engine that produced 321 horsepower, which was impressive for that era. During the later model years of the 70s, the cabin was also revised to give a comfortable interior. The price of a 1977 Espada at present is an estimated $119,000. It remains one of the cheaper classical Lamborghinis for collectors and enthusiasts.
|0 to 60 mph||6.5 seconds|
|Top Speed||152 mph|
Read our full review on the Lamborghini Espada
The Jalpa was a sleek-looking Lamborghini from the 80s that had similar styling to the Gallardo and Murcielago. It is also the first model on the list that did not sport a V-12.
Under the hood was a 3.5 liter V-8 that produced 255 horsepower when brand new. Its status as an entry-level Lamborghini and the fanfare of the Countach is probably why it retails at an average of $44,800 today. That makes it one of the most affordable albeit rare Lamborghini models, as only 410 were ever made.
|0 to 60 mph||7.3 seconds|
|Top Speed||145 mph|
Read our full review on the 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa
The Gallardo has been characterized as one of the more competitively priced Lamborghinis in the automaker’s lineup despite having the signature styling. The two-door Lamborghini was provided as an alternative to Ferrari models like the F430 and the 360 Modena. It had a 5.0-liter V-10 engine producing upwards of 500 horsepower. The cabin was also very high quality, as the automaker sourced premium materials. Space abounded as well, considering there is enough for two six-footers. The visibility is also adequate for a mid-engine car with large A-Pillars. For these attributes, it is possible to purchase a Gallardo at $69,000.
|Power||500 hp @ 7800 rpm|
|Torque||376 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm|
|0 to 60 mph||4.2 seconds|
|Top Speed||196 mph|
Read our full review on the 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo
Before the Urus, Lamborghini took a stab at the sports utility segment and developed the LM002. Previously dubbed as the Rambo Lambo, the LM002 was part of a program that produced only 328 cars between 1986 and 1993.
The styling clearly showed that the model was meant to be a military off-roader due to the sharp angles, large circular headlights, and wide tires.
The engine was a 5.2-liter V-12 rated at 444 horsepower. It also reached 60 mph within 7.7 seconds, which was almost twice as fast as the Range Rover of that era. As an SUV, the LM002 was ahead of its time in terms of performance, but the styling was Spartan. It is possible to purchase the LM002 for $126,600, which is interestingly higher than the original price it fetched at production. It is also a collector’s item even though it is less expensive than most current Lamborghini models.
|0 to 60 mph||7.7 seconds|
|Top Speed||118 mph|
Read our full review on the 1988 Lamborghini LM002
The Lamborghini Murcielago, which was named after the Navarra fighting bull, was produced between 2001 and 2010. It represents the first model that utilized the current Lamborghini design languages. The sloping front hood and the triangular rhombus headlights are still implemented in some form or another. It was also blisteringly quick as a 572-horsepower V-12 meant 60 mph within 3.8 seconds. It was also a lot of fun due to a six-speed manual transmission and light steering. The experience of the Murcielago is probably as close as one can get to driving a current Huracan or Aventador without spending the same amount of money. Average estimates for the 2003 Murcielago are currently at $81,300.
|0 to 60 mph||3.8 seconds|
|Top Speed||205 mph|
Read our full review on the 2003 Lamborghini Murcielago