Lamborghini History and Fun Facts

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In 1947 Ferruccio Lamborghini started a tractor company called Lamborghini Trattori. His largest success was the innovation of using tractors designed to use petrol then switch to diesel.

Ferruccio owned a Ferrari 250 GT and it had an agricultural clutch that would often break. Ferruccio confronted Enzo Ferrari to no avail. Enzo said Ferruccio should stick to tractors and in response Ferruccio began making luxury vehicles. In 1963, the car company Lamborghini was founded.

At the Geneva Motor Show in 1966 the Lamborghini 350 GTV was launched. Only problem, due to design setbacks it was presented with no engine.

Did you Know? The Lamborghini V-12 engine was fitted in the luxury boat Riva Aquarama and is perfect for speedboats.

Lamborghinis models are all named after bulls due to Ferruccio being a fan of bull fighting. The Lamborghini Miura was the first model named after a famous Spanish bullfighting bull.

Lamborghini made an SUV called the Lamborghini LM002. However it only sold 301 vehicles. To the contrary, Lamborghini Countach was produced and sold for 16 years

Fun Fact: In Italy, Lamborghini vehicles are used for police and medical transport vehicles.

A twin-turbo Lamborghini Huracan set the half-mile world record with a speed of 259.67 mph. It had a twin-turbo engine capable of over 2200 horsepower.

The Murcielago R-GT is fastest Lamborghini car in the world with a top speed of 370 km/h.

Lamborghini Reventon is the most expensive Lamborghini ever sold for $1,600,000.

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