History of Lamborghini

Lamborghini is a heavyweight of the automotive industry. Respected and desired by the lovers of cars, the empire founded by Italian Ferrucio Lamborghini always has been a step forward in the market thanks to their futuristic designs, the quality of its machinery, performance on the tracks and of course, its speed. Lamborghini factory was born in 1963 in Sant?Agata Bolognese in Bologna, just a few kilometres the factory Ferrari, its arch-rival in the industry.

After assignments to several companies and some risks of bankruptcy, Automobili Lamborghini Holding S.p.A finally joined the hands of Volkswagen in 1998. More than 40 years of its founding, mark is at the best of its history have quadrupled their sales in the world, in addition to having left a trail of sport whose beauty violates any human eye. Lamborghini is without a doubt a great. A great who was born only to defeat another large: Ferrari.

Beginnings of Lamborghini

The history of Lamborghini begins with the clutch of a Ferrari. After the second world war, Ferrucio Lamborghini had reached an important place in the Affairs of Italy on the market of agricultural machinery. Advantageous economic position allowed him to indulge his passion for cars, buying sports such as Mercedes, Lancia, Maserati and several Ferrari.

However, Lamborghini always had problems with his Ferrari models. Even after taking them these were failing him. The high point was when led to mechanic its 250 GTB Ferrari because of a problem in the clutch and this made him see that this part of the car was the same Ferrucio used in agricultural trucks sold. This infuriated him in such a way that contacted the factory of Manarello, asked to speak with the Chief, Enzo Ferrari, and had this (now famous) discussion: "the Ferrari only cause me problems, their cars are pure spam". Enzo Ferrari responded saying: "a manufacturer of tractors could not understand my car".

That was the only thing that was missing so that Lamborghini begins to create their own sports and compete against the invincible Ferrari. "I want a car with no vices, and thus will be" he said then.

The first Lamborghini prototype was the 350 GTV, vehicle reaching up to 240 km/h. Later put on the market the 350 GT and 400 GT which were well received in the public, but which gave the nail on the head was the Miura in 1967, named for the great love of his creator to bullfighting (Lamborghini names are Bull "pardoned", forgiven for his bravery in the ring). The great attraction of the Miura was the placement of the engine in the center position, which at the time was a major revolution in the industry. Even Ferrari said dismissively that "horses must pull car, not push it" but later had to eat their words to see the spectacular performance of the Miura. Shortly after, Ferrari and other manufacturers began to place the engine in the Center, technique which is used until today.

Subsequent years of Lamborghini

In 1973 Lamborghini sat with the Countach final bases of what was a perfect sports: extremely low, wide, fast and with scissor doors. For 13 years he was car industry faster. Despite this success, the crisis of the petroleum of the Decade as well as the decision of Ferrucio only sell expensive and exclusive cars took him and the factory fell into deep crisis.

It was not until the 1990s that saw the light with the output of the spectacular Lamborghini Diablo, Lamborghini again an automotive gem that was born classic, extraordinary and unbeatable. This required a V12 engine, and thanks to this machine, the devil is so far the world's fastest production car, exceeding 320 km/h.

This served to raise the prestige of the mark, but not its economic condition. In 1998, after some successful variations of the Devil (was even all-wheel drive) the Italian factory was on the verge of bankruptcy in 1998. Volkswagen bought it and rescued her from the jaws of bankruptcy.

Under the command of the German company Devil leaves the production line, taking as a substitute for the Lamborghini Murci?lago and later at least powerful Gallardo, both with moderate success in sales.

Even so, as only they can do it big, Lamborghini was reborn from its ashes. Today, the nearly fifty years of its founding, the firm founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini (who died in 1993) enjoys the best economic times, quadrupling its sales around the world.

Lamborghini is undoubtedly one of the pillars of the automotive industry, indispensable to talk about car name. Cars of celebrities such as Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jay Leno, Jay Kay (singer of Jamiroquai which used a devil in his video "Cosmic Girl"), among others.

One of these "customers", the great Frank Sinatra, left sitting with these words the battle among the largest manufacturers of Italy: "you drive a Ferrari when he wants to be someone. You drive a Lamborghini when it is someone".

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Lamborghini Cars Reviews

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is a 2-door, 2-seater, high performance limited edition car produced by Lamborghini. The car made its debut in the year 2010 at Paris Motor Show.

Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach is a mid-engined super car, launched by the Italian automaker in the year 1974. Later, the car was discontinued in the year 1990. Its design pioneered and commercialized the sharp look and wedge-shaped appearance that you see in many high-performing sports cars.

Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini Gallardo

The Italian luxury automobile manufacturers Lamborghini, has many beautiful car models to its credit and has been producing them since 1961. Lamborghini Gallardo is the ultimate sports car produced by them and this car has immortalized the name of the fighting bull breed, after which it was named.

Technical characteristics of Lamborghini Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Lamborghini Espada S II 1969 354HP (261 kW) @ 7500 rpm 17 l/100km
2 Lamborghini Diablo VT 1993 498HP (366 kW) @ 7000 rpm 17 l/100km
3 Lamborghini Jarama 400 GTS 1972 370HP (272 kW) @ 7500 rpm 17 l/100km
4 Lamborghini Reventon 2007 659HP (484 kW) @ 8000 rpm 21.3 l/100km
5 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 2011 700HP (515 kW) @ 8250 rpm 17.2 l/100km
6 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera 2010 570HP (419 kW) @ 8000 rpm 14.4 l/100km
7 Lamborghini Diablo GT 1999 574HP (422 kW) @ 7300 rpm 17 l/100km
8 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 2008 559HP (411 kW) @ 8000 rpm 14.7 l/100km
9 Lamborghini Miura P400S 1968 375HP (275 kW) @ 7700 rpm 17 l/100km
10 Lamborghini Diablo 1990 498HP (366 kW) @ 7000 rpm 17 l/100km
11 Lamborghini Countach LP5000S QV 1988 426HP (313 kW) @ 7000 rpm n/a
12 Lamborghini Diablo SV 1996 517HP (380 kW) @ 7100 rpm 17 l/100km
13 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder 2005 520HP (382 kW) @ 8000 rpm 17 l/100km
14 Lamborghini Espada S I 1968 329HP (242 kW) @ 6500 rpm 17 l/100km
15 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni E-Gear 2009 550HP (404 kW) @ 8000 rpm 13.3 l/100km