1. Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is an Italian car company which produces luxury, high end sports cars.
2. Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. emerged as a consequence of rivalry between Feruccio Lamborghini and Enzo Ferrari (of Ferrari automobiles ) who at the time had been known as a renowned manufacturer of sports cars. Feruccio Lamborghini himself was an accomplished engineer; he had been an owner and director of a thriving firm, which produced agricultural machines. A rumour has it, that two great constructors had a battle after Lamborghini had turned to Enzo Ferrari due to the broken clutch on his Ferrari 250 GT. It’s thought that quick-tempered Enzo advocated Feruccio to deal exclusively with tractors, and never touch a sports car. Feruccio Lamborghini took it as a challenge resolving to use his resources, experience, and enthusiasm to found a company, capable of moving toe-to-toe with Ferrari.
3. This may come up as a surprise to a few of you, but Lamborghini never engaged in any significant motorsports competitions. According to the will of Feruccio Lamborghini, his firm stayed away from racing, since the renowned Italian engineer always thought the motorsports for a major waste of time and resources.
4. 1 thing Lamborgini was known for is its own top-notch layout.
5. Nonetheless, the Italian automaker has produced few unusual models. When it comes to relaxation and ability to cross the tricky terrain, just Land Rover could compete with LM002. Unfortunately, automobile market wasn’t quite prepared for the new luxury SUV. Therefore, regardless of the orders from armed forces of Saudi Arabia and Libya, Lamborghini sold just 301 vehicles.
6. The Italian automaker launched its first generation version in 1963.
7. The Italian company uses quite distinctive naming convention for its car models. Feruccio Lamborghini was rather a fan of Spanish bullfight. It was owned by Don Eduardo Miura Fernandez, among the most renowned breeders of fighting bulls in Spain. This trip had a powerful influence on the Italian industrialist. In actuality, he was so impressed with the traditional art of bullfighting, he made a choice to name all of his brand new sports cars after famous fighting bulls. Ferruccio Lamborghini was convinced, a title of a fighting bull will highlight the untamed nature of sport cars created under Lamborghini marque. Incidentally, Ferruccio Lamborghini himself was also a bull in a feeling, because his zodiac sign was Taurus.
8. The first model to be introduced into the world under the”bullish” title was Lamborghini Miura. The people warmly received ithowever, spectators were somewhat confused, because they weren’t permitted to open the hood. This wasn’t a coincidence: there was no engine beneath it! Since the motor was still being designed, the prototype was delivered to the Geneva Motor Show with a ballast rather than an engine under the hood. Finally, Miura proved to be an excellent car.
9. Lamborghini Countach was created by the Italian firm for 16 years (from 1974 to 1990). Notably, this sports car is one of the few Lamborghini models, using a title that has nothing to do with bulls and bullfighting. The term”countach” comes in the Piedmontese language, spoken in a region of Piedmont at North-West of Italy. It’s an expression of enthusiasm or astonishment and could be interpreted as”Heavens!” According to the legend, Nuccio Bertone himself made this exclamation when he saw the first sketches of the upcoming supercar.
10. The story of Lamborghini wasn’t necessarily a story of success. In 1987, the American auto giant Chrysler, practically saved it from oblivion by obtaining it. The same year, the Italian automobile manufacturer introduced a peculiar concept car under the title of Portofino. It was a sedan with four doors of the guillotine type, powered with a 3.5-liter engine installed in the rear. Even though it remained just a prototype, its design and image was then embodied in several Chrysler cars.
11. In 1994, Lamborghini was obtained through an undercover investment group. The German auto giant Volkswagen saved the famed vehicle manufacturer. Since 1998, Volkswagen has commanded Lamborghini through its subdivision Audi.
12. The design of contemporary Lamborghini is unusual even for supercars. The designer Filippo Perini confessed he attracted an inspiration from military aviation. He was especially impressed with American B-2 and F-22 aircraft when working on Lamborghini Aventador.
13. It turned out that the strong Lamborghini V12 engine is the ideal fit for speedboats in addition to supercars. Such a technical symbiosis isn’t a frequent thing in auto industry. The luxury boat Riva Aquarama became one of the leaders of this marketplace as a result of high performance and flexibility of the unbelievable Lamborghini V12 engine.
14. Interestingly, Lamborghini automobiles are used by the authorities of United Arab Emirates and Italy. It makes sense if you consider itnothing can detract offenders and draw tourists like the world’s fastest police car!
15. As we’ve already said, Feruccio Lamborghini failed motorsports and tried to steer clear of it. Nonetheless, the Italian automobile manufacturer is revising this strict policy, since now it’s a handicap for an automaker that specializes in supercars to dismiss motorsports in its entirety. Currently, the business has some noteworthy presence in the area of car racing. Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. along with the Swiss watchmaker Blancpain teamed up to launch this prestigious global motor racing series. In 2009, the Swiss firm even presented a particular watch, devoted to this mono-brand championship.
16. This surprises no one that Lamborghini brand has a number of the most impressive achievements in the auto world.
17. Lamborghini has quite a long and profitable relationship with Italian wheel maker PIRELLI. The Italian automaker even made the distinctive version of Lamborghini AVENTADOR, devoted to PIRELLI.
19. Lamborghini is partially responsible for the emerging of this well-known automobile marque Pagani. The creator of this Pagani Automobili S.p.A, Horacio Pagani, had worked as an engineer at Lamborghini until he stopped because of inability to use his own thoughts. In 1988, the famous Argentinian constructor, eager to use his designer gift and produce his own item, created a new firm Pagani Automobili S.p.A.
20. These days, Lamborghini supercars are powered by V8 or V12 engines. The ratio between these two engine types is roughly 3:1.