Lamborghini Countach side and front view

What are the engine layouts of Lamborghini models?

What Lamborghini models are not mid-engine?

Lamborghini is a very interesting brand and it has always made intriguing decisions about its vehicles. The most well-known models are mid-engine. This includes popular entries like the Countach, Diablo, and Murcielago. But what Lamborghini models are not mid-engine? We have your answers here.

Lamborghini Countach three-angled viewWhat is the definition of mid-engine?

Most people agree that there are three possible engine configurations with front-engine putting the engine ahead of the driver, mid-engine putting the engine behind the driver but in front of the rear axle, and rear-engine putting the engine behind the rear axle like in a classic VW Beetle. There are a few other configurations that could have their own category.

For example, you could break it down by which wheels the engine is driving, though that would typically only apply to the front-engine configuration because almost all mid-engine and rear-engine vehicles supply power to either the rear wheels or to all the wheels. It could also be argued that front-mid-engine is a configuration too with the engine behind the front wheels but still in front of the driver. For now, let’s just consider the big three.

Advantages of a mid-engine car

Are most Lamborghini models mid-engine?

Lamborghini certainly made a name for itself with mid-engine models. In fact, by our count, 10 of the 17 models that Lamborghini has ever made were all mid-engine. However, that still leaves 7 models that put a different engine layout to work.

Other engine layouts Lamborghini has used

Besides the mid-engine configuration, Lamborghini has only ever used the front-engine layout with power going to either the rear wheels or to all the wheels. In fact, not only was the first Lamborghini model front-engine but so is one of the current Lamborghini models.

Which Lamborghini models are front engine?

Lamborghini’s first model, the 350 GT, and its follow up, the 400 GT, were both front-engine. They debuted in 1965 and 1966 respectively. After that, the mid-engine Miura debuted, but it was followed by a string of front engine Lamborghini models.

The Islero in 1968, the Espada also in 1968, and the Jarama in 1970 were all front engine models. After that though, the only Lamborghini models with the front-engine layout were actually SUVs with the LM002 in 1986 and the current Urus SSUV.

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