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Lamborghini Urus

Those who dabble in recent automotive history will know that a Lamborghini off-roader isn’t a new idea – they had the LM002 back in the 1980s which stuck a Countach V12 engine into an enormous angular, boxy body that was broadly terrible at everything. But Lamborghini started out making tractors, so it was dismissed as a mere smudge in their excellent playbook. Fast forward to 2017 though, and the world has gone crazy for SUVs – Bentley has a super-fast luxurious one, Aston Martin are bringing one out next year, Ferrari is rumoured to be making one so of course Lamborghini had to make one again. Thankfully they had a concept back in 2013 that was great looking so decided to go with that – the Urus. Based around the same platform as the Audi Q7 and Bentayga, the Urus is a proper off-roader with the serious capability (Snow, Sand and Mud modes are available) that also handles like a sports car (according to them). It may be expensive, but you’re getting the Lamborghini name and the crazy looks associated with it along with quite a bit of performance. A 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 sits under the bonnet putting out 641bhp which means 62mph can be reached in 3.6 seconds. Thanks to the slippery shape it tops out at 190mph too – staggering for such a big beast. Thankfully it also has the biggest brakes ever fitted to a production car to help stop it from such big numbers. Is it pretty? Arguably not. Will it sell? Absolutely!

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McLaren 600LT

How do you improve on arguably the best mid-range supercar on sale today – the McLaren 570S? Well to start with, you put it on a serious diet, reducing weight by 100kg to a crazy 1356kg. Then, you tweak the 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 to 592bhp (up 30bhp). Next, you add some aero bits that increase downforce to 100kg at 155mph and then get the handling geniuses to work their magic on the chassis. Oh, and then you stick one of the most evocative names in McLaren history on the back – LT. This stands for Long Tail and was on the back of Le Mans-winning F1s and the best McLaren in recent times, the 675LT. All this combines to make the new 600LT one of the best supercars on sale today, with a delicacy and balance only a McLaren can produce, with savage performance and aggressive yet beautiful looks. And the best bit? Look on the rear decklid – yes those are the exhausts. They’re up there because it means the exhaust is far lighter, but the result is that when on full chat, the 600LT shoots foot-long flames up into the ether. Flame on!

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Ferrari 488 GTB

The 458 was one of the best Ferraris ever made, but times change and unfortunately those times mean the end of naturally aspirated engines at Ferrari. So for the 458’s replacement the 488 GTB there’s a new 3.9-litre twin turbo V8 producing a staggering 661bhp. It is a bit more economical and cleaner, but all we wanted to know was if it still sounded like a proper Ferrari V8. Short answer – yes of course! It wails, screams, revs and shouts all while having a little bit of turbo whistle added in there. And then there are the looks – clearly an evolution of the 458, but the 488 is even more exaggerated and crazy looking with big intakes on the rear wings and more clever active aerodynamics all over the bodywork. It’ll sprint to 62mph in 3.0 seconds dead and will stop pulling at 205mph – so what are you waiting for? Buy a 488 GTB ticket and try one for yourself!

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Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4

The Lamborghini Gallardo was in production for a staggering 10 years with over 14,000 produced, making it the most successful Lamborghini ever. So it must have been quite a daunting task to replace it. But replace it they have… Taking the stunning design language seen on the Aventador, the Huracan takes the fight directly to McLaren and Ferrari with a shape that could only be a Lamborghini. Low, aggressive nose, kicked up rear and angles all over, the Huracan looks positively evil. With the new 5.2 litre V10 producing 601 bhp, the performance is electrifying, hitting 62 mph in 3.1 seconds on the way to a 202mph top speed. That power goes to all four wheels via a new 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. Add in an incredibly cool interior featuring a full width electronic display for the driver and you’ve got the most complete small Lamborghini ever.

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