Lamborghini's Aventador is the first all-new production car from the Italian manufacturer in eight-years. Replacing the hugely successful Murcielago, the Aventador is powered by a 6.5-litre V12, which produces a staggering 690bhp. Extensive use of carbon fibre for the bodywork and in the chassis means the car is light and strong. The result of this is a 0-62mph time of less than 3 seconds and a top speed in excess of 200mph.
Lamborghini's smaller car is the Gallardo. There are four Gallardos to choose from, and all offer stunning performance from the firm's 5.2-litre V10 engine. The standard Gallardo is available as a Coupe or Spyder convertible, and there are two more extreme Coupes available, the lightweight, more powerful four-wheel drive Superleggera, and the rear-wheel drive Valentino Balboni edition made in honour of Lamborghini's test driver. The special editions are better to drive, and all offer plenty of style and a fantastic soundtrack from the V10 engine. The interiors aren’t the best in terms of finish, and the driving position is compromised, but it is well equipped and forward visibility is OK for a supercar.
Price £153,360 - £189,240
Lamborghini's top-of-the-range supercar is the Murciélago. The aggressive looks are stunning, particularly if you opt for one of Lamborghini's trademark green or orange paint finishes, and the doors open upwards instead of out, adding to the drama. There are three models to choose from, the standard Murciélago coupe and convertible Murciélago Spyder, or the even higher performance LP670 SV model. Performance is amazing from the V12 engine across the range, while four-wheel drive is reassuring. Even the cabin is nicely built, although there's not much space for luggage. Build quality is impressive too, but you need to have very deep pockets to buy and run one.