Lamborghini: Founder, Story behind Lamborghini Automobili

Automobili Lamborghini S.P.A. is an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars and SUV based in Sant’Agata Bolognese. The company is owned by the Volkswagen Group through its subsidiary Audi. It is a dream car for anyone. But how much people know about its origin and its owner. We shall discuss the past of this fantastic car.

know about Lamborghini Automobili:

The history of ‘Lamborghini Automobili’ begins in 1963. We must consider the distant roots of this event, and that they are the roots of Ferruccio Lamborghini. Born in 1916, impetuous, strong-willed Taurus was the leading character in the foundation of the company and the early phases of its extraordinary history. He decided to build a factory of luxury sports cars; Ferruccio was already a very affluent man. In the period following World War II, he founded his tractor factory, which he launched with energy and determination, creating a serious point of reference during this industry.

Story of Lamborghini
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By the early 1960s, Lamborghini was a powerful and successful man who knew exactly what he wanted. But when he said he would build the best super sports car ever, many people thought him crazy. Building up that kind of car was viewed as an unexplainable excess, a hazardous leap in the dark, and something that would squander his fortune without ever turning a profit.

History of Ferruccio Lamborghini:

He started working on this project in late 1962, in between one year he had already founded ‘Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini’, buying a large plot of land in Sant’Agata Bolognese, to build a new large and ultramodern factory. Being experienced he had gained with his other companies, he was in a position to set up the best facilities for his purpose: a very functional structure that was unrivaled in its field. This was ideal for Lamborghini, who would often roll up his shirt-sleeves and go to work on the cars personally when he saw something that wasn’t done just the way he wanted.

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Ferruccio formally debuted his enterprise “Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini” at the Turin Motor Show, unveiling a mind-blowing vehicle: the 350 GTV, soon to be acknowledged as a true 12-cylinder masterpiece. In 1964, the prototype spawned a production vehicle, the 350 GT, soon thereafter followed by the 400 GT, produced in 120 specimens. Lamborghini’s engrossing enthusiasm shows his mechanics and engineers to conceive increasingly cutting-edge sports cars like the Miura, the Islero, the Espada, and the Jarama, always able to stun the world. Although the production and the employees constantly grew in numbers, Ferruccio Lamborghini always played a crucial and strategic role within the company. He actually started the now famous tradition of naming the cars after breeds of fighting bulls – gallant, strong and intimidating, just like his cars.

Lamborghini’s Success Growth history:

Lamborghini grew rapidly during its first ten years. But in 1973 it was the year with oil crisis. The company went bankrupt in 1978. In 1980 it was placed in the receivership of brothers Jean-Claude and Patrick Mimran. The Mimrans purchased the company out of receivership by 1984 and invested heavily in the expansion. Lamborghini’s model line was expanded from the Countach to include the Jalpa sports car and the LM002 high performance off-road vehicle.

Ferruccio Lamborghini died in his estate in 1993, at the age of 76. On the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, the Lamborghini Centenario debuted, paying tribute to the vision, bravery and unique personality of the company’s founder.


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