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Top ten weird-looking Lamborghinis

  1. Think Lamborghini, and the first thing that lunges to mind is probably this, or this. Not this, the 1964 350 GT. Because it looks weird. Really weird.

    But it was the company’s first ever production car. It came from the same styling house that brought us the gorgeous Disco Volante. And it kicked off five decades of utterly mental Lamborghini design.

    And here are the most mental of the lot. Enjoy, and then tell us, please, what they put in the coffee at Sant’Agata…

  2. 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Flying Star II

    Surprised by its own existence, the 320bhp FSII was due to replace the 400 GT. Though, thankfully, didn’t. It was also the last design to come out of Carrozzeria Touring before the company was revived in 2006.

  3. 1968 Lamborghini Espada

    The sound of creaking bedsprings as couples furiously justified Lambo’s bring-the-kids 2+2 was conspicuous in its absence. Apart from in America, where it sold in spades (Espadas?). Also could have been because it was the company’s first auto’.

  4. 1970 Lamborghini Jarama

    Looks like a Ferrari 400i from the side, and hungover from the front, it was basically a shortened, restyled Espada built to meet US safety and emissions regs. Fun fact - the eponymous Ferruccio Lamborghini tooled about in a GTS version.

  5. 1976 Lamborghini Silhouette

    A sort of Diet Countach, the targa-top Silhouete started life as a Bertone concept, got put into production, 54 were made, then everybody sort of forgot about it. OK, so it’s a bit of a minger, but it’d hit a toupe-rattling 160mph.

  6. 1980 Lamborghini Athon concept

    It got a 3.0-litre 260bhp V8 from the equally odd Silhouette. Should belong in Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker. Does belong in Bertone’s museum.

  7. 1981 Lamborghini Jalpa

    It looked weird, and suffered from its billing as the useable, affordable Lambo of its day. Which is like trying to make a living as a friendly, vegan polar bear.

  8. 1986 Lamborghini LM002

    A car that signposts your utter contempt for fellow man, the V12-powered SUV was owned by Colonel Gadaffi, Pablo Escobar, and Saddam Hussein’s son Uday. Was also styled with a ruler. On a coffee break.

  9. 1991 Lamborghini Sogna concept

    This was the brainchild of Japanese designer Ryoji Yamazaki, boss of the Art & Tech studio. Apparently, the design came to him in a dream when he was 13. Looks more like a nightmare.

  10. 1998 Lamborghini Pregunta concept

    Penned by the Italian branch of the French Carrosserie Heuliez, it’s basically a Diablo without four-wheel-drive. Which means a 530bhp V12 engine that’ll do a standing kilometre in under 20 seconds. Just as well, ‘cause you don’t want anyone to, y’know… look at it.

  11. 2013 Lamborghini Egoista

    This was built for the company’s 50th birthday. And, presumably, a caped crusader. It’s also what 600bhp’s worth of selfishness and celebration wrapped in anti-radar material looks like.

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