Intimidating names for cars

Click here to read CAR’s review of the latest Lamborghini Aventador SV.If Lamborghini sticks with the concept’s Urus name for its production 4x4, it won’t be breaking with tradition.The age of the supercar (a term put into popular parlance by CAR’s LJK Setright) had arrived.Both the Urraco and the Islero (pictured above) take their names from a bullfight during which the Urraco-bred Miura bull killed a famed matador. The Islero was perhaps one of the less loved Lambos and the Urraco’s lack of sales success brought the company to its knees.The (hardly shocking) announcement that Lamborghini is to launch a new SUV model line in 2018 got us wondering – what will it be called?While the Lambo SUV was previewed by a striking concept car called the Urus, there’s been no confirmation as yet whether the production version will retain that name.The V10-powerd Gallardo is the best-selling Lambo ever by some margin (and will remain so for some time until the Huracan catches up – if it ever does).

One of Lamborghini’s most intimidating supercars, the Diablo had an 11-year production run including six generation revisions.

Ferruccio Lamborghini’s visit to Don Eduardo Miura’s cattle ranch in Sevilla in 1962 clearly made a big impression on the company founder.

So impressed was he by Miura’s fighting bulls that he decided to adopt a raging bull in Lamborghini’s logo when he established the marque in 1963.

Perhaps the most celebrated Lamborghini name of all.

is a word from the local Piedmontese dialect which signifies an exclamation of amazement.

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