Lamborghini is a manufacturer of high-performance sports cars. The Lamborghini Company is a subsidiary of Audi who is a subsidiary of Volkswagen.
The company was originally founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini. Ferruccio Lamborghini owned a tractor factory prior to manufacturing automobiles, and drove a Ferrari. Rumor has it that Ferruccio wasn’t happy with the way his Ferrari drove and complained to Enzo Ferrari. Supposedly, Enzo dismissed Ferruccio’s complaints without any action on Ferrari’s part.
Ferruccio then went back to his tractor factory and dismantled the clutch on his Ferrari. He discovered it was the same clutch as the one used on his tractors with the exception of one particular piece. Ferruccio took the piece off of one of his tractors and added it to his car’s clutch. This resolved Ferruccio’s problem with his Ferrari and inspired him to create his own car.
The car became the Lamborghini 350 GTV prototype. The model began production in 1964 as the 350 GT and sold over 130 cars that year. The cars badge featured a bull, representing Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth sign; the Taurus.
The 350 GT was replaced by the 400 GT. Sales were so good for both models that Lamborghini was able to fund production of its first supercar. In 1967 Lamborghini produced the Miura; the car was named after the famous bull-fighter, Don Eduardo Muira. That year 111 models were sold and the Lamborghini Company was now ranked among the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world.
In 1971 Lamborghini produced the amazing LP400 Countach. This was the first car to sport Lamborghini’s scissor door design and a powerful four-litre engine. The Countach was profitable enough to keep the Lamborghini Company afloat throughout the 1970’s.
The energy crisis of the 1970’s placed a serious strain on the company, and in 1978, Lamborghini declared bankruptcy. The company was bought by the Mimran brothers. The company was once again turning a profit when it was sold to the Chrysler Corporation.
Chrysler assisted in the development of the Lamborghini Diablo which proved to be a huge success for the company. The Diablo replaced the Countach. The Diablo helped keep Lamborghini profitable, but Chrysler was forced to sell the company in 1994 to an Indonesian company. In 1998, Audi purchased the Lamborghini Company, and today’s Murcielago is the result. Audi’s expertise and resources are evident in the impressive Murcielago.
Lamborghini designs some of the most impressive performance cars on the road today. The cars sport many unique features such as carbon fiber construction, V10 engines, and impressive styling features. Some impressive models include the Murcielago and the Lamborghini Gallardo.
The Murcielago is an impressive two-seater supercar that was designed to replace the Diablo. The car comes in two forms, the two-door two-seat coupe or roadster. The car comes with a 6.2-litre V12 or a 6.5-litre V12. The car was first produced in 2002 and production continues to the present.
The Lamborghini Gallardo is an entry level supercar. It features Lamborghini’s 5.0-litre V10 engine and comes in two-door coupe or spyder form. The cars name comes from a breed of fighting bulls. The Gallardo replaces the Lamborghini Jalpa and has been produced from 2004 to the present.
Lamborghini has changed hands several times through the years, but the company’s dedication to producing excellent performance cars has remained the same. This commitment to quality is evident in the company’s current models.