Lamborghini is an Italian car manufacturer, most associated with the production of high-performance sports cars.
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Founded in 1963 by the Italian industrialist Ferruccio Lamborghini, the company was established with the intention of producing high-performance grand touring cars to rival those of similar automobile manufacturers such as Ferrari.
In just four short months, the Lamborghini 350GTV was designed and built ready to be unveiled at the 1963 Turin Motor Show. After gaining a host of positive reviews, the car was reworked for production in 1964 – set to be renamed the 350GT. This opening model was a huge success and proved to be the basis for a series of vehicles that were some of the most innovative and impressive sports cars the world had ever seen.
The company is well known for its association with the world of bullfighting. Ferruccio Lamborghini himself is a Taurus, and the company emblem displayed on each Lamborghini is a bull. Furthermore, many of the models are named after different elements of the sport; the Miura after the renowned breeder, and the Murcielago and Reventon both after famous bulls.
Due to their extravagant nature and high price tags, Lamborghinis are a rare sight on the road, but have proved a firm favourite with high-earning footballers in recent years.
The Lamborghini Countach is a mid-engined supercar that was first produced in 1974. Production ceased in 1990 after over 2000 models had been made.
The name derives from the word for an exclamation of astonishment, typically used by men in the presence of beautiful women. Several model variations were produced over the years, with gradually improving top speeds and accelerations. Cited as one of the greatest sports cars of the 1970s and 1980s, the Countach has now become something of a collector’s item.
The Lamborghini Gallardo is an iconic sports car named after a famous breed of fighting bull, and one of the few models still on the Lamborghini production line. The car was first released in 2003.
The Gallardo boasts exceptional build quality with the aesthetics to match. Audi’s influence is evident in the car as it delivers excellent performance with all the speed and flare that a driving enthusiast could ask for. Only a two-seater, the Gallardo provides excellent passenger space with adequate room for even the tallest of people. Over 10,000 models have been produced and some of the more recent variations such as the Superleggera can hit top speeds of over 200mph.
The Lamborghini Aventador is a two-door, two-seater supercar – typical of the Lamborghini mould. Soon after the unveiling of the model in early 2011, the company announced that 12 months of production vehicles had already been sold.
The Aventador sports a 6.5 litre V12 engine that enables it to top out at an incredible 217mph. Built as a replacement for the Murcielago, production is set to be limited to 4000 units. However, whilst the Aventador is designed to provide the ultimate driving experience in terms of speed and performance, it is scarcely affordable. The car costs over £200,000.
The Murcielago is a two-seater supercar produced by Lamborghini between 2001 and 2010. The car is named after the famous fighting bull that fought so bravely in an 1879 fight that its life was spared by the matador.
The Murcielago 6.2-litre V12 delivers 580bhp and boasts a top speed of 205mph. Moreover, every edition of the car can accelerate from 0 – 60mph in less than 4 seconds. The Murcielago is far from a family car, but provides a thrilling driving experience coupled with excellent comfort. When production of the model ceased in 2010, around 4000 units had been made and sold.