Lamborghini


Lamborghini

The history of ‘Lamborghini Automobili’ officially starts in 1963. Nevertheless, we must consider the far-off roots of this event, and they are the roots of Ferruccio Lamborghini. Born in 1916, this capable, impetuous, strong-willed Taurus was the leading character in the foundation of the company and the early phases of its extraordinary history.

By May 1963 he had already founded ‘ Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini’, buying a large plot of land in Sant’Agata Bolognese, about 25 kilometres from Bologna, to build a new large and ultramodern factory.

The first model was naturally put out quickly, given that Lamborghini had only a few months between the time he decided to build the factory and the date set for its official presentation. For the engine, which had to be the best V12 made in the area – and thus in the world – he immediately turned to Giotto Bizzarrini, who had designed some of Ferrari’s most recent engines. For the rest of the car and to start up production, he hired two promising young engineers, Giampaolo Dallara and Giampaolo Stanzani. This was a considerable endeavour and time was short. Nevertheless, when the 350 GTV, was presented it was already a masterpiece.

In 1964, 350 GT was born. The immediate and almost inevitable offshoot of the 350 GT, of which 120 were built, was the 400 GT. Its engine was increased to a four-litre model and it featured the first gearbox designed in-house by Lamborghini. Based initially on the two-seater body, which was later developed into the 400 GT 2+2 with two occasional seats behind the two regular ones, the 400 GT reached the respectable overall production figure of 273 units.

In the 60s, the Miura was also born. Announced at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show it took the world by storm. It was the most stunning road car in the world. Enthusiasm was sky-high and, in a sensational coup, Lamborghini managed to raise it even higher by bringing the Miura to the Monte Carlo Grand Prix, the most exciting weekend for sports cars in general and for top-level Italian ones in particular.

n 1972, the Urraco, which had experienced several initial slowdowns, was finally put into production. Almost inevitably, the S version also arrived in October of that year. In this case, the goal was not to enhance the car’s performance but to improve its overall quality, which had been neglected in the haste to start production.

Lamborghini_Logo.svgThe following year, while waiting for the Countach prototype to be developed to a stage that would enable its production, the Espada was further modified and perfected, and the new series was presented in October 1972.

New wheels as well as perfected detailing of the entire body, the dashboard, the central instrument panel and various components characterised this well-made Series III.

This last series essentially represented the decisive peak in the evolution of this outstanding four-seater, which is still in great demand among Lamborghini fans around the world. Its production would reach the respectable figure of 1226 units, quite a large number for a carmaker of this size selling at top-level list prices.

The production model of the Countach was codenamed LP 400 because its V12 – positioned longitudinally behind the cockpit – was increased to an ideal displacement of 4 litres (3929 cc). This model debuted at the 1973 Geneva Motor Show.

The Countach’s successor was presented in 1990. The 132 was dubbed the Diablo, the name of a particularly fierce fighting bull of the nineteenth century, and it proved to be up to expectations. The Countach’s follower could not be a conventional car, of course, and it had to be extreme, spectacular, forceful and uncommon: the Diablo, with its 492 hp generated by a 5.7-litre V12, was all this – and more.

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1965 Lamborghini 3500 GTZ
1964 Lamborghini 350 GT
1965 Lamborghini 350 GTS
1963 Lamborghini 350 GTV
1965 Lamborghini 4000 GT ‘Flying Star II’
1965 Lamborghini 400 GT
1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2
1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza
2014 Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4
1980 Lamborghini Athon
2012 Lamborghini Aventador J
2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
2012 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4
2015 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce
Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Roadster
1974 Lamborghini Bravo Concept
1995 Lamborghini Cala Italdesign Concept
1990 Lamborghini Canto
2005 Lamborghini Concept S
1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversario
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopo’
1978 Lamborghini Countach LP400S
1986 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV
1982 Lamborghini Countach LP5000S
1971 Lamborghini Countach LP500 Prototipo
1990 Lamborghini Diablo
2000 Lamborghini Diablo Coatl
1997 Lamborghini Diablo Evolution GT1
1998 Lamborghini Diablo Evolution GTR
1999 Lamborghini Diablo GT
1999 Lamborghini Diablo GTR
1995 Lamborghini Diablo SE30
1996 Lamborghini Diablo SE30 Jota
1996 Lamborghini Diablo SV
1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV
1994 Lamborghini Diablo VT
1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT
2000 Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0
2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0 SE
1996 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster
1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster
2000 Lamborghini Diablo VT Millennium
1996 Lamborghini Diablo VTTT
2013 Lamborghini Egoista
1968 Lamborghini Espada 400
2009 Lamborghini Estoque
2003 Lamborghini Gallardo
2014 Lamborghini Gallardo 5-95 Zagato
2007 Lamborghini Gallardo GT
2006 Lamborghini Gallardo GT3
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder
2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Balboni
2008 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder
2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder
2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Tecnica
2009 Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo
2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante
2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse
2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale
2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Nera
2005 Lamborghini Gallardo SE
2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder
2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo
1968 Lamborghini Islero
1969 Lamborghini Islero S
1982 Lamborghini Jalpa 3500
1970 Lamborghini Jarama 400
1986 Lamborghini LM002
1982 Lamborghini Marco Polo Concept
2006 Lamborghini Miura Concept
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400
1966 Lamborghini Miura P400 Prototipo
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 Roadster
1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototipo
1970 Lamborghini Miura SVJ
2002 Lamborghini Murciélago
2004 Lamborghini Murciélago 40th Anniversary
2002 Lamborghini Murciélago Barchetta Concept
2006 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640
2006 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Roadster
2008 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Versace
2006 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Versace
2009 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster
2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce
2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 China Edition
2004 Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT
2004 Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
1988 Lamborghini P140 Concept
1967 Lamborghini P200 Marzal
1987 Lamborghini Portofino Concept
2008 Lamborghini Reventón
2010 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster
2010 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
1976 Lamborghini Silhouette
1975 Lamborghini Urraco
2008 Lamborghini Urus
2013 Lamborghini Veneno
2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster