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Budget-Friendly Lamborghini Models: New and Pre-Owned
By: James Diaz | July 28, 2023
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Who wouldn’t want to own an icon! Few marques have the majesty and aura of Lamborghini. Along with Ferrari, Lamborghini is the car-lover’s ideal of what a car should be. Beautiful, powerful, desirable, and life-enhancing.
If you fancy driving that will be unforgettable, Lamborghini is your go-to brand. Nothing screams style quite like a Lambo navigating through city streets or countryside lanes, turning heads, and offering thrills.
So buckle up, and start imagining, because we’re serving you a neat list of some of the least expensive, brand spanking new Lamborghinis available today, plus five pre-owned gems that won’t break the bank and that are perhaps among the best buys you could ever make.
Lamborghini Urus: The 2023 Edition
MotoPickers Rating 9.7/10
- Starting Price: A cool US$203,995
- Under the hood: A 4L V8 engine with twin-turbos
- Power Output: A roaring 641 hp at 6,000 revolutions per minute
- Torque: A whopping 627 lb-ft at 2,250 revolutions per minute
- 0-60 mph time: A blink-and-you’ll-miss-it 3.2 seconds
- 0-100 mph time: Just 7.6 seconds
- Top speed: A throat-clenching 190 miles per hour.
Let’s talk about Lamborghini’s debut in the SUV world: the Urus! It’s got that high-energy, eye-catching Lambo look we love, but doesn’t cross into excess. We think they nailed the aesthetics. It’s distinctive, sculpted to look masculine, and the lines look brilliant in all the colours Lambo offer.
Under the hood we have a magnificent 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It powers the beast to perfection, marvelling with its 641 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. Stat-wise, it’s a stunner for a hefty SUV: 0-60 mph cleared in a smashing 3.2 seconds, and a jaw-dropping top speed of 190 mph.
The Urus succeeds not only in looks or power. It also outperforms in the driving experience itself, easily outdoing its SUV rivals. On the inside it’s beautifully crafted and there is masses of room for your gear and a world class range of tech for entertainment. In short, a true and mighty all-rounder!
The 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Evo in Rear-Wheel Drive
MotoPickers Rating 9.8/10
- Kick-off Price: A sizable US$179,000
- What’s Revving: A 5.2L V10 engine, all-natural, no turbos
- Power Play: A fierce 610 hp at a high 8,000 rpm
- Torque: Solid 413 lb-ft turning up at 6,500 rpm
- 0-60 mph sprint: A rapid-fire 2.9 seconds
- 0-124 mph rocketing: In a swift 9.3 seconds
- Max Velocity: A hair-raising 202 miles per hour.
Meet the Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD. Powered by a slightly altered version of the beefy 5.2-liter V10 found in its AWD siblings, it kicks out 610 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. It’s not the fastest Huracan off the starting line, but what it loses in speed it makes up for in sublime driving pleasure thanks to its rear-wheel-drive setup.
Ditching that all-wheel-drive technology not only gives new thrill to your ride but also lightens the car by about 73 pounds. Don’t fret, though, the Huracan Evo RWD hasn’t lost any of its ‘oomph.’ This powerhouse can bolt from 0-62 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds and hits the 124 mph mark in just 9.3 seconds, redlining at a thrilling 201 mph.
Lamborghini engineers have even tweaked its electronic safety nets, specifically the Performance Traction Control system, to pair perfectly with the rear-wheel-drive layout. It’s a monstrously good car and if you are after a version of something close to automotive perfection, here it is!
All-Wheel Drive 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Evo Special
MotoPickers Rating 9.8/10
- Starting Cost: A tidy US$261,274
- Under the Bonnet: A hefty 5.2L V10, naturally aspirated for pure grunt
- Power output: A fiery 631 hp roaring to life at 8,000 rpm
- Torque Numbers: A muscular 443 lb-ft flexing at 6,500 rpm
- 0 to 60 mph: A flash at just 2.9 seconds flat
- 0 to 124 mph: A ripping 9.0 seconds
- Maximum Velocity: A sensational 202 miles per hour. Can you feel the need for speed yet!?
Whether you’re into coupes or prefer the breezy feel of a Spyder, the Huracan EVO is for you. This mid-way revamp of the Huracan lineup features an array of nifty design enhancements, adding spice to an already truly great car.
The exterior flaunts some aesthetic tweaks, giving the Huracan an edgier look. Inside, a top-tier control system receives an innovative touchscreen that offers fuss-free management of its features and the entertainment system. The interior is a capsule of sheer luxury and modern style.
Let’s talk engines: its V10 roars with 631 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. This gives you a power-to-weight ratio of 451 hp per tonne, enough to blast this beauty to an impressive 202 mph, and zoom from 0 to 62 mph in a snap of 2.9 seconds. Top-tier speed, indeed!
The 2023 Edition of the Lamborghini Aventador S
MotoPickers Rating 9.9/10
Opening Bid: A cool US$417,650
Underneath the Hood: A monstrous 6.5L V12, all natural and straight-up ferocious
Power Count: A massive 730 hp surfacing at 8,400 rpm
Torque Factor: A brawny 507 lb-ft making its mark at 5,500 rpm
Race to 60 mph: A whopping 2.9 seconds – barely enough time to gasp!
Zoom to 124 mph: In a staggering 8.8 seconds
Top-End Speed: A dizzying 217 miles per hour. Feast your eyes on that speedometer!
The Aventador’s basic model now goes by the name Aventador S. Still sporting a mid-mounted, naturally aspirated 6.5 liter V12 engine, it churns out a truly massive 730 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque, alongside a distinct seven-speed automated-manual transmission and all-wheel control.
The Aventador S is among Lamborghini’s most iconic designs. It is an eternal classic and is almost outrageously eye-catching. It has a thunderous sound, mind-blowing power and it offers drama in spades. Lamborghini stirred it up a notch with a redesigned AWD system and a high-tech control unit for active systems. This revamp results in an even zestier, more exhilarating ride compared to the original Aventador. The S certainly stands for ‘Spectacular’!
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: 2023 Edition
MotoPickers Rating 10/10
Starting Fee: A whopping US$515,000
Engine Specs: A gargantuan 6.5L V12, naturally aspirated
Power Output: A ground-shaking 760 hp hitting at 8,500 rpm
Torque: A clobbering 531 lb-ft coming alive at 6,750 rpm
Sprint from 0-60 mph: Hold onto your hats – it’s just 2.8 seconds
0-124 mph dash: Slight delay – 8.6 seconds!
Flat-Out Speed: Exceeding a head-spinning 217 miles per hour.
While the SVJ ranks as the 5th priciest Lamborghini on offer, its price tag is nudging a lot closer to a cool million than you might think.
The Aventador SVJ is Lamborghini at its wildest, setting a new record for production cars at the notorious Nürburgring Nordschleife with a scintillating 6:44.97 lap time. Its 6.5-liter V12 roars with 760 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. This truly is a world-beater.
Beyond mere power, a slew of enhancements compared to the base model, including shedding some weight, seriously amplify the driving thrill. In all, it’s among the most exhilarating road cars ever built. Faultless! This is automotive perfection, and a truly great achievement of mankind. It’s a work of art of the highest order! If you ever get the chance to drive one, you’ll never forget it.
The Most Reasonably Priced Pre-Owned Lamborghini Models
A Look into the 2004-2014 Lamborghini Gallardo
MotoPickers Rating 9.5/10
Price Span: Set between a savvy US$80,000 and an ambitious US$120,000
Engine: A potent 5.0-liter V10, without any turbo assistance
Power Punch: A whopping 500 hp stirring at 7,800 rpm
Torque: A hefty 376 ft-lb cropping up at 4,500 rpm. Prepare for takeoff!
Aiming to raise the bar as the top-notch, high-performance sports car of its day, the Gallardo is tuned to match the driver’s style in any situation, truly encapsulating the essence of a daily-used sports car.
Every choice made in its engineering, from engine to transmission, space frame to body design, suspension, brakes, and right up to the electronics, is entirely dedicated to that target. The result is a compact, 2-seater speedster, just 4.3m long, topping speeds well over 300 km/h. It’s a pleasure to steer, both on pulsating race tracks and on your everyday city or cross-country drives.
Given its off-the-charts popularity when launched, there’s no shortage of Gallardos in the pre-owned market. It’s the most updated Lamborghini you can snag for less than a hundred grand. Quite the steal, wouldn’t you say?!
The 1980s Classic: Lamborghini Jalpa (1981-1988)
MotoPickers Rating 9.5/10 – an extra 0.5 for classic status!
Cost Bracket: Spans from a reasonable US$70,000 to the grand sum of US$100,000
Engine: A sizable 3.5-liter V8, naturally aspirated
Power Surge: An energetic 250 hp at a high-revving 7,800 rpm
Torque: A bustling 235 ft-lb makes an entrance at 3,250 rpm. Prepare for a thrill ride!
Think of the Jalpa as the 80s equivalent of the Gallardo. This entry-level Lamborghini was powered by a 3.5L double overhead camshaft version of the V8 engine that its precursor, the Silhouette, packed.
The Jalpa’s version dished out a decent 250 hp at 7,000 rpm and 225 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. While it wasn’t the fastest kid on the block back then, its exclusivity—only 411 were ever made—makes it a hot ticket for Lamborghini enthusiasts. So, if you stumble upon one for sale, don’t be surprised if there’s some stiff competition and a hefty price tag. We think it still looks great, but it must have seemed almost incredible back in the 80s.
The 1972-1979 Run of the Lamborghini Urraco
MotoPickers Rating 8.8/10
Expected Spending: From a cool US$55,000 up to a lavish US$95,000
Engine: A compact 2.0-liter V8, without the turbo
Power Output: A zesty 182 hp bursting to life at 7,500 rpm
Torque: A good 130 ft-lb showing up at 3,800 rpm.
With the Urraco, Lamborghini made an adventurous jump into the arena of cost-friendly supercars, though it didn’t stick the landing. They hoped to expand their customer base, stabilizing their financial standing. But neither the Urraco nor their game plan played out as expected.
Mediocre performance across most models, coupled with good ol’ reliability issues, put the Urraco on the rocks. A mere 800 units were produced during its 6-year run, eventually leading the car to its untimely end.
But every cloud has a silver lining. The Urraco’s rarity, along with its quirky character and historical importance in the Lambo timeline, have helped it to endure as a prized catch for collectors. Don’t be surprised if its value continues to increase significantly.
Lamborghini Jarama: The Classic from 1970-1976
MotoPickers Rating 9/10 – its design still looks superb!
Price Bracket: Ranging from a respectable US$60,000 to a hefty US$100,000
Engine Specs: A robust 4.0-liter V12, sans turbo
Power Level: A vibrant 350 hp igniting at 7,500 rpm
Torque: A sturdy 289 ft-lb kicking in at 5,500 rpm. Hold tight!
Picture the Lamborghini Jarama as a major upgrade on the Lamborghini Islero. It was designed with a shorter chassis to comply with U.S. standards, reducing the length by nearly 11 inches.
The first version, the GT, was fitted with a 350-hp V12, and later followed by the beefier GTS, boasting 365 hp. The GTS model saw more modifications, including a remodeled interior dashboard, power-steering, panels on the roof that you could take off, and the option for an automatic transmission.
Just 328 Jaramas were ever produced, making it a rare find on the car market. Despite its value going up recently due to its rarity, the Jarama still ranks as one of the more budget-friendly Lamborghinis you can snag. We think it still looks muscular, elegant and modern, in spite of being over 50 years old. It’s surely among the most attractive cars of its time.
Retracing the Lamborghini Espada Era: 1968-1978
MotoPickers Rating 9/10
Price Window: Between a cool US$80,000 and a solid US$120,000
Engine: A hearty 3.9-liter V12, naturally aspirated
Power Output: 350 hp roars to life at 7,500 rpm
Torque: A reliable 290 ft-lb arriving at 5,500 rpm.
The Lamborghini Espada, a stylish four-seater GT, was born in 1968 and stayed in production for a solid decade. During its reign, it shared the spotlight with the unbelievable Lamborghini Miura. The Espada was brought to life by Marcello Gandini at Bertone, with the design cues borrowed from the revolutionary Marzal concept car.
Constructed with a monocoque steel body and independent suspension system, along with double wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and anti-roll bars, it was extremely technologically advanced for its era.
At its heart, a V12 engine roared, decked out with six Weber side-draft carburetors and 24 valves, controlled by two chain-driven overhead camshafts per bank. Its transmission was smartly combined with the engine in a single unit.
As iconic as they come, but a tad rarer, the Espada may command a higher price than other classic Lambos, yet it remains one of the more affordable options if you’re eyeing a Lambo of your own.