It is astonishing to me that in its entire history and until this very week, Lamborghini had produced just five generations of mid-engined, V12 flagships. Count ‘em. Since the Miura in 1966, we’ve had the Countach, the Diablo, the Murcielago and the Aventador. And apart from some ludicrously low volume specials, that was it until the Aventador replacement, the 1,015PS (747kW) Revuelto was announced two days ago.
V12 Lamborghinis will always be the ultimate dream cars | Thank Frankel it's Friday
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.