Lamborghini is one of the most exclusive car brands in the world. This luxury car brand is only available to the rich and famous and is a car that most people can only dream of owning. When asked which car they would buy if they won the lottery, many people’s answer would be a Lamborghini. This Italian car is known for its speed, power and beauty. In turn, this has led to it being associated with status, wealth, and luxury. Car enthusiasts are intrigued by the way this car is manufactured to achieve such impressive results and would love the opportunity to drive such a vehicle just once. Although Lamborghini is a well-known company and people can easily recognize the car, few people know more about this luxury vehicle and the company that makes it. The company has a long and interesting history and has built many impressive cars. Here are 20 interesting facts about Lamborghini.
The company was founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini
Lamborghini was founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini. He was born on April 28, 1916 in Renazzo, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. As a young man, he became interested in agricultural machinery and mechanics. He studied at the Fratelli Taddia technical institute before being drafted into the Royal Italian Air Force in 1940 to serve as a mechanic. After the war, he worked as a mechanic and engineer before starting his own business. He was married three times and had two children. Ferruccio retired from the industrial aspects of his business in 1974. However, he still had several business interests. He moved to an extensive estate called ‘La Fiorita’ next to Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. The farm covered a whopping 740 acres. He felt that he had returned to his agricultural roots and spent time producing his own wine and hunting. Another way he enjoyed spending time was on his personal golf course that he had built on his land. Ferruccio Lamborghini died on February 20, 1993 in a hospital in Perugia. He had suffered a heart attack a fortnight before his death. He was 76 years old.
Lamborghini were originally tractors
Although Lamborghini is now associated with luxury cars, the company originally made tractors, and this is a type of vehicle that they still make to this day. He started his tractor business in 1947. After the war, he recognized an emerging market for farm vehicles and equipment. He used the parts of an old military vehicle to create his first ‘Carioca’ tractor. Based on the success of this tractor, he founded his first company ‘Lamborghini Trattori’. His tractors were highlighted by the fuel atomizer that Lamborghini had created himself. One problem for farmers was the cost of gasoline. Lamborghini designed the tractors so they would start using gasoline but then switch to diesel. This was a profitable solution for those working in agriculture.
Lamborghini was made as a result of a challenge from Enzo Ferrari
Lamborghini is now a direct competitor of Ferrari in the field of luxury cars. Interestingly, it is thanks to Enzo Ferrari that Lamborghini even exists. Lamborghini ran a successful agricultural vehicle business at the same time that Enzo Ferrari had established his cars as a major brand. Ferruccio was a huge sports car fan and had a Ferrari 250 GT. One problem he had with this car was the clutch. Ferrari used agricultural clutches and Ferruccio didn’t like this, especially when it broke. He turned directly to Enzo about the problem and the two clashed. Enzo had a fierce temper and his response was that Ferrucchio should focus on tractors rather than worry about running sports cars. According to legend, Lamborghini took this as a personal challenge and decided to create its own sports car. Accepting the challenge was a risk that paid off.
Ferruccio Lamborghini disagrees with motorsport
Many luxury automakers also have a racing team. For example, both Ferrari and Maserati have teams that compete in motor racing events. However, motorsport is something that Ferruccio Lamborghini has always disagreed with. The famous Italian engineer considered it a waste of time and resources and refused to form a racing team. This became a strict rule within the Lamborghini company. In recent years, this is something the company has rethought about and they have now developed a notable presence in the automotive industry …