Gallery: a history of Lamborghini V12s
Following the recent sale of the gorgeous ‘Periscopica’ Countach, here are its 12-cylinder siblings…
Posted: 10 Jun 2014
Powered by a bored-out version of the old V12, the 5.7-litre unit produced 492bhp, 428lb ft of torque and a top speed of 201mph, making it the fastest production car in the world at the time. It marked a good period for the company too, which finally managed to turn a profit thanks to its new, scissor-doored supercar.
Various iterations would follow, including the VT version with the four-wheel-drive system pinched from the LM002, the 510bhp SV and the 6.0-litre, 575bhp SE with a top speed of 205mph.