1. Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is an Italian automotive company that produces luxury and high-level sports cars. It is based in Sant & # 39; Agata Bolognese, near the city of Bologna, in Italy. Lamborghini was founded by an Italian engineer Feruccio in 1963.
2. Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. it emerged following the competition between Feruccio Lamborghini and Enzo Ferrari (Ferrari car) which at that time had been known as a famous sports car manufacturer. Feruccio Lamborghini himself was an expert engineer; he was the owner and manager of a successful company that produced agricultural machinery. Feruccio loved sports cars and owned a Ferrari 250 GT. Two major manufacturers are said to have had a conflict after Lamborghini personally approached Enzo Ferrari because of the broken clutch on his Ferrari 250 GT. An irascible Enzo is believed to have recommended Feruccio to deal exclusively with tractors and not to touch even a sports car. Feruccio Lamborghini took it as a challenge, solving the use of his resources, experience and passion to find a company able to go on tiptoe with Ferrari.
3. This may be a surprise for some of you, but Lamborghini has never embarked on major automobile competitions. According to Feruccio Lamborghini, his company has remained far from racing because the famous Italian engineer has always believed in motor sports a great waste of time and resources.
4. One thing Lamborgini has always been known for is its first-rate design. Some of the best professionals in the sector, including Franco Scaglione, Touring, Zagato, Mario Marazzi, Bertone, Italian Design and Marcello Gandini, have worked on his visual design.
5. People usually think of big luxury and high-performance tourists whenever someone mentions the name Lamborghini. However, the Italian automaker has created some unusual models. Feruccio Lamborghini has extensive experience in the production of tractors, so it seemed natural to him to try to design a car with high off-road capabilities. Lamborghini LM002 was the first SUV built by an Italian vehicle manufacturer. Combining speed and luxury with exceptional off-road capabilities, the Lamborghini LM002 was in many respects far ahead of its time. When it comes to comfort and ability to cross difficult terrain, only a Land Rover could compete with the LM002. Unfortunately, the automotive market was not entirely ready for the new luxury SUV. Therefore, despite orders from the armed forces of Saudi Arabia and Libya, Lamborghini sold only 301 vehicles.
6. The Italian automaker launched its first production model in 1963. With a top speed of 280 km / h, the Lamborghini 350GTV was a leader among the production cars of its time.
7. The Italian company uses a very distinctive naming convention for its car models. Feruccio Lamborghini was a huge fan of Spanish bullfighting. In 1963 they visited the Miura cattle farm in Seville. It was owned by Don Eduardo Miura Fernandez, one of the most famous fighting bull breeders in Spain. This visit had a strong influence on the Italian industrialist. In fact, he was so impressed with the traditional art of bullfighting that he made the decision to name all his new sports cars after the famous fighting bulls. Traditionally in Spanish bullfighting, bulls who manage to defeat a matador come to life, and their names are forever inscribed in the history of this sport. Ferruccio Lamborghini was convinced that the name of a fighting bull emphasized the wild nature of sports cars created under the Lamborghini brand. By the way, Ferruccio Lamborghini himself was also a bull in a sense since his zodiac sign was Taurus. (He was born on April 28, 1916).
8. The first model that was presented to the world under the name “bullish” was Lamborghini Miura. The sports car debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966. The public warmly welcomed it; however, viewers were somewhat confused as he was not allowed to open the hood. It wasn’t a coincidence: there simply wasn’t an engine underneath it! Since the engine was still in the planning stage, the prototype was sent to the Geneva Motor Show with a ballast instead of an engine under the hood. In the end, Miura proved to be an excellent car.
9. Lamborghini Countach has been produced by an Italian company for 16 years (from 1974 to 1990). In particular, this sports car is one of the few Lamborghini models, with a name that has nothing to do with bulls and bullfighting. The word “countach” derives from the Piedmontese language, spoken in a region of Piedmont in the north-west of Italy. It is an expression of excitement or amazement and can be translated as “Heavens!” According to legend, Nuccio Bertone himself made such an exclamation when he saw the first sketches of the future supercar.
10. Lamborghini’s story has not always been a success story. In 1987, the American auto giant Chrysler practically saved him from oblivion by acquiring him. The same year, the Italian vehicle manufacturer presented a peculiar concept car under the Portofino name. It was a four-door guillotine-type sedan, powered by a 3.5-liter engine installed in the rear. Although there is only one prototype left, its image and design have recently been incorporated into many Chrysler cars.
11. In 1994 Lamborghini was acquired by an Indonesian investment group. It was a period of uncertainty for the Italian brand. The German automotive giant Volkswagen has saved the famous vehicle manufacturer. Since 1998, Volkswagen has controlled Lamborghini through its Audi subdivision. Undoubtedly, this was a mutually beneficial union for both companies.
12. The design of the modern Lamborghini is also unusual for supercars. The cut steel body style that has become the signature of most Lamborghini models makes it look like fighter aircraft. The designer Filippo Perini admitted to having drawn inspiration from the military aviation. He was particularly impressed by the American B-2 and F-22 aircraft while working on the Lamborghini Aventador.
13. It turned out that the powerful Lamborghini V12 engine is perfect for motorboats and supercars. Such a technical symbiosis is not a common thing in the automotive industry. The luxury Riva Aquarama boat has become one of the market leaders thanks to the high performance and versatility of the incredible Lamborghini V12 engine.
14. Interestingly, Lamborghini cars are used by the United Arab Emirates and Italy police. It makes sense if you think about it; nothing can harm criminals and attract tourists like the world’s fastest police car!
15. As we have already said, Feruccio Lamborghini has neglected motor sports and tried to stay away from it. However, the Italian vehicle manufacturer is reviewing this rigid policy since today it is a handicap for a car manufacturer specializing in supercars to ignore motor sports in its entirety. Currently, the company has a significant presence in the world of motor racing. The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trophy is an example of successful collaboration between two legendary brands. Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. and the Swiss watchmaker Blancpain has joined together to launch this prestigious international automotive series. In 2009, the Swiss company even presented a special watch dedicated to this single-brand championship.
16. This is no surprise that the Lamborghini brand has achieved some of the most impressive results in the automotive world. The last was a 384 mph speed record set by Lamborghini Huracan during the half mile race.
17. Lamborghini has a very long and fruitful relationship with the Italian wheel manufacturer PIRELLI. From day one, PIRELLI tires have been used on all Lamborghini vehicles. The Italian car manufacturer has even created a special version of the Lamborghini AVENTADOR, dedicated to PIRELLI.
18. Lamborghini AVENTADOR has a designation of LP 700-4 700 where “700” stands for 700 h / p engine and “4” for all-wheel drive.
19. Lamborghini is partially responsible for the emergence of the well-known automobile brand Pagani. The founder of Pagani Automobili S.p.A, Horacio Pagani, had worked as an engineer at Lamborghini until he resigned due to the inability to use his ideas. In 1988, the famous Argentine manufacturer, eager to exploit the talent of his designer and create his own product, created by a new company Pagani Automobili S.p.A.
20. Today Lamborghini supercars are equipped with V8 or V12 engines. The ratio between these two engine types is around 3: 1.