The founder of Lamborghini was born in a family of farmers and started his life manufacturing tractors
Aug 09 2012, 19:45 | By SME Mentor
Did you know that Ferrucio Lamborghini - the founder of Lamborghini was born in a family of farmers and started his life manufacturing tractors and was immensely successful in the business. After a incident involving his Ferrari he ventured into manufacturing of GT Super cars. So he decided to make a car that was better than Ferrari and thus was born Lamborghini range of super cars.
Automobili Lamborghini SpA was founded in early 1963 at Santa Agata Bologna. He used his birth sign, Taurus the bull, as a symbol for his cars. Most of his cars were named in connection with bulls. Giotto Bizzarrini, a former employee of Ferrari was recruited to design and build a V-12 for Lamborghini. The engine was soon completed and produced 400 BHP. Since Ferrucio wanted a GT car and not a race car, the engine was de-tuned to 280 BHP.
In March of 1964, Lamborghini's first production car arrived and was named the 350 GT. The 350 GT was succeeded by the 400 GT and the 400 GT 2+2. When the Miura was introduced, a true super-car, it was named after a famous bull's race, and this practice became a tradition for the House of the Bull. In 1973 Ferrucio Lamborghini sold his company and retired to his vineyard in Italy's Umbria province. Today the company is owned by "Volkswagen" the German auto giant.
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