Lamborghini through the years – What’s the difference?

Lamborghini Huracan Differences

Here at Reforma we see a lot of Lamborghini’s – they’re a popular supercar to customise. We’ve seen a wide range of Lamborghini models come to us, and it’s really rare you see them out on the streets!

Sometimes know which model is which can be confusing – there’s so many, and they all have their own unique styles, while still having “that” Lamborghini look to them.

Here’s some features that will help you identify which model is which:

The Front End

Lamborghini Murcielago Front
Lamborghini Murciélago

Lamborghini Gallardo Front

Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini Aventador Front

Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini Huracan Front

Lamborghini Hurácan


One of the most distinguishable parts of a Lamborghini is the front end – more specifically, the headlights and bumper.

The oldest model here, the Murciélago, has the less aggressive looking front end. The car sits very low, and flat. It features 2 big square air vents either side of its front bumper, and its lights are sat back flat, wider at the top and less so at the bottom.

The Gallardo jumped Lamborghini into a more modern style and design, with a more angular front bumper, the vents are angled at the top in a more aggressive way. The headlights are wider at the bottom and get thinner as they go up. The wing mirror are also “stubbier” and nowhere near as long as the Murciélago’s.

The very well known Aventador is next, a car which is very low-slung and wide. The front bumper vents become shorter, and have more of a “hexagonal” look to them. There’s now a separate front splitter between the two vents. The headlights are a lot more aggressive looking than it’s predecessors, with more of a triangular look to them.

Hurácan is the latest Lamborghini Model, which is not as big as the Aventador. The front of this one has 3 large air vents spanning most of the bumper – it almost merges into one big vent due to the design. The headlights become more aggressive – and are wider and when illuminated have a angular “W” shape in each.

From the side

Lamborghini Murcielago Side

Lamborghini Murciélago

Lamborghini Gallardo Side

Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini Aventador Side

Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini Huracan Side

Lamborghini Hurácan


The side view of the Murciélago has a very old-school look to it, with a long nose and tail section, subtle curves and not many angular shapes or creases. It’s quite rounded, and overall not too imposing and features only a small lower side vent which scoops into the bottom sill of the car subtly.

The Gallardo‘s side view is quite different to the Murciélago, in that the car is quite a lot shorter, especially the rear overhang. The sides main feature is a big engine intake that scoops aggressively into the side rear of the car. The roof swoops down a lot sharper too.

Lamborghini Aventador‘s side view is quite a dramatic change from the Gallardo. The car sits lower, with a lower roof and more aggressive lines everywhere. Sharp angular edges feature in the side design, sculpting the car. It has the biggest side vents out of all of the cars so far, taking up most of the side of the car!

Hurácan‘s side profile is more refined than the Aventador, and much less aggressive, it is a shorter car than the Aventador, more similar in size to the Gallardo. The side vent is reduced to a small but deep vent on the lower rear of the car, and the body lines are more subtle. A defining feature of the Huracan is the satin black rear diffuser that can be seen from the side.

From the back

Lamborghini Murcielago Rear

Lamborghini Murciélago

Lamborghini Gallardo Rear

Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini Aventador Rear

Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini Huracan Rear

Lamborghini Hurácan


Murciélago‘s rear is one of the simplest designs in this list – the main feature is the large twin-center exit exhausts, which sit within a huge cut-out within the rear bumper. The rear lights are a simplistic design with a large vent for the rear-mounted engine below each light.

The Gallardo‘s rear keeps it simple like the Murciélago, but adds an extra center-exit vent, and the exhausts move from the center, to either side, below the lights. The back of the Gallardo features a lot of square shaped reccess’, vents and lights!

Aventador‘s rear changes dramatically from the Gallardo, the tail lights are very angular and feature lots of different sections. There’s 2 large rear vents, like the Murciélago, and a single huge rear tailpipe, nestled above a wide diffuser. Another feature of the rear is the engine cover, which uses many sections of glass to display the V12 engine below.

The Hurácan‘s rear goes back to basics, the most prominent feature being the satin black rear diffuser, which contrasts with the bodywork and is quite a large panel. Exhausts change again, this time it’s 2 pairs of exhausts at each side. The tail lights are tinted and recessed into the bodywork, above a large center vent.

The Lamborghini Range

It’s that simple – the Lamborghini’s are all very unique – hopefully this helps you recognise the model when you next see one go by – maybe you can impress people with your knowledge!

We’re also very experienced in customising Lamborghini’s of all shapes and types. Here’s some we’ve done below:

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