Lamborghini Facts

Lamborghini Facts
Lamborghini is an Italian luxury brand, most famous for their sports cars. The company was founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini, in an effort to complete with other brands such as Ferrari. The Miura sports coupe, released in 1966, brought the brand much deserved attention. Lamborghini grew rapidly for 10 years until 1973 brought an oil and financial crisis. Ownership changed hands and in 1978 the company went bankrupt. The Mimrans purchased Lamborghini and took it from receivership to a big expansion. It sold in 1987 to Chrysler Corporation. In 1994 it sold to Mycom Setdco and V'Power, and then again in 1998 to Volkswagen Group. It is owned by Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. today, which is a subsidiary of AUDI AG.
Interesting Lamborghini Facts:
Ferruccio Lamborghini didn't start out making luxury sports cars. He got his start making tractors. The tractor company Lamborghini Trattori still exists today, but not by the same company that owns the luxury brand Lamborghini.
Lamborghinis are named after bulls because the company founder was born under the astrological sign Taurus, which is represented by a bull.
Ferruccio Lamborghini was inspired to make cars after learning his Ferrari clutch was a tractor clutch. When he asked Ferrari for a replacement the company told him that as tractor manufacturer he didn't have a clue about cars. So Ferruccio decided to prove them wrong. Some accounts say Ferruccio spat on the floor before storming out of Ferrari.
Lamborghini's first car was the 350GTV, created in 1963.
The first Lamborghini model to make itself known to the wealthy and world elite was the Miura. It was owned by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and princes in the Middle East.
The Lamborghini Countach, released in 1974, and manufactured until 1990, made Lamborghini famous and recognizable around the world.
Countach is actually a term used in Piedmont, Italy to demonstrate surprise at something's extravagance. It was the word used by the head of Bertone design house when he first saw the car's concept design.
The Lamborghini models named after bulls or lingo that references bullfighting included the Miura, Islero, Urraco, Espada, Estoque, Jarama, Diablo, Murcielago, Gallardo, Aventador, Urus, Veneno, Asterion, and Huracan.
Lamborghini released an SUV LM002 that was nicknamed the Rambo Lambo because Sylvester Stallone drove this vehicle.
In Italy, the Gallardo is used by police to transport organs after donation to their recipients.
Although the Aventador was named for a fighting bull from the 1990s, its design was inspired by an insect.
Lamborghini has its own museum, which is available to view completely online.
The Murcielago, manufactured in 2008, could reach 100 kilometers an hour in only 3.4 seconds, and can reach speeds of 340 kilometers per hour.
The Murcielago SV, which costs 300,000 euros, is handmade by 130 people.
The Murcielago R-GT is considered the fastest Lamborghini in the world. It can reach speeds of 370 kilometers per hour.
Lamborghini's most expensive car was the $1.6 million Lamborghini Reventon.
Most Lamborghini models have a V12 engine. The Gallardo has a V10.


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