Five Things You Must Know About Lamborghini

Though no where near the largest car maker in the world, Lamborghini is one of the more famous names in high performance sports cars. The Lamborghini company was founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini who was a sports car enthusiast who saw shortcomings in the Ferrari 250 that he owned and through trying to improve it, ended up starting his own sports car company himself. Though it had a relatively late start compared to many other car makers, Lamborghine quickly established its name in the sports car industry with both insiders and the car buying public as well. The company eventually left the Lamborghini family and became a hot property in the automobile industry and was quickly bought by a larger auto maker. Lamborghini automobiles were easily noticed early on and became known for their vertically raising passenger doors. There is a great deal known about this famous sports car company, but here are five things you may not know about Lamborghini.

Sexy Looking Girl standing next to a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - Edo Competition

  1. Ferruccio Lamborghini ran his sportscar company much differently than many other sportscar companies in the world, specifically Porsche and Ferrari, in that he had a strict rule that prohibited the cars he built from being used in auto racing. The company was able to establish their name in the high performance sports car market despite this very large marketing disadvantage.
  2. Though the two vehicle names are rarely associated together by automobile enthusiasts, since 1998 the Lamborghini nameplate has been owned by the Volkswagen company. When people picture the old Volkswagen Bug automobiles, odds are they don’t also picture a Lamborghini parked right next to it.
  3. There is much said about various limited edition models of cars and trucks made by different automobile makers, but Lamborghini has one up on many of them. The landmark Lamborghini Countach production model LP500 was about as limited as cars come. Only one prototype was ever produced and after being unveiled at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, it was later crashed purposefully during testing.
  4. From 2000 to 2003, Lamborghini automobiles were manufactured on a limited basis by Automoviles Lamborghini Latinoamerica of Buenos Aires, Argentina via a special agreement with the original Lamborghini company. The car is still popular in this South American country for this reason as well as just the overall love of high performance sports cars that many in Argentina have.
  5. Lamborghini founder Ferruccio Lamborghini funded the founding of his sportscar company with the wealth he had gained as a manufacturer of tractors and air conditioning and heating units. Though like the sports car company it is no longer a family owned business, there are still tractors and farm implements manufactured in Europe that come out of the factory carrying the Lamborghini name.

Partially because of their ultra modern looking vertical doors, but more because of the performance of these amazing vehicles, Lamborghini burst onto the scene and quickly rose to prominence in the sports car marketplace. Owning a Lamborghini was a definite status symbol and everyone took notice when the owner of nearly any model of their cars drove by. Through its relatively short history in the automotive industry, Lamborghine has established itself as one of the best names in the sports car business and even though the company has changed hands a number of times in its more recent history, it remains popular with high performance automobile enthusiasts around the world. There is a special connotation that comes along with the Lamborghine name, it is well earned and will not go away anytime soon.

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