Myths and truths in the history of Lamborghini
 

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Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini - is one of the myths of the modern automotive industry, and the history of the company founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini seems to be known to everyone. But is it really so?

British magazine Top Gear has compiled some of the brand's most important models to illustrate the ups and downs of Lamborghini. Here are legends like Miura and LM002, but also an impressive failure of Jalpa, as well as an explanation of what the Italian company has in common with the first generation Dodge Viper.

And, of course, with accurate quotes from the famous quarrel between Ferruccio Lamborghini and Enzo Ferrari over an unreliable machine bought by a tractor manufacturer.

 

When did Lamborghini start making cars?

It's an old but beautiful story. In the late 1950s, tractor manufacturer Ferruccio Lamborghini was disappointed with the unreliable Ferrari he drove. He removes the engine and transmission and finds that his car has the same traction as tractors. Ferruccio manages to contact Enzo and raise an Italian scandal: “You create your beautiful cars from parts for my tractors!” - the exact words of an angry Ferruccio. Enzo replied, “You drive tractors, you are a farmer. You don't have to complain about my cars, they are the best in the world. " You know the result and this led to the introduction of the first Lamborghini 350GT in 1964.

Myths and truths in the history of Lamborghini

How many cars does Lamborghini make?

The company is based in Sant'Agata Bolognese, a city in northern Italy where Maranello and Modena are located. Lamborghini belongs Audi since 1998, but produces its cars only at its own factory. And now Lambo is building more cars than ever before, with record sales of 2019 in 8205. For reference, less than 2001 cars were sold in 300.

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What Lamborghini models are there?

There are currently three models. Huracan with a V10 engine that shares DNA with the Audi R8. Another sporty model is the Aventador with a naturally aspirated V12 engine, 4x4 drive and aggressive aerodynamics.

 

The Urus, of course, is a front-engined crossover and the fastest SUV on the Nürburgring until the end of last year.

Myths and truths in the history of Lamborghini

Why is the cheapest Lamborghini so expensive?

The basic version of the rear-wheel drive Huracan starts at 150 euros. In the Aventador, prices are higher by 000 euros, etc. Even the cheapest versions of Lamborghini models are expensive, and this is not from yesterday.

Myths and truths in the history of Lamborghini

Fastest Lamborghini Ever

There are different opinions on this, but we choose Sian. The Aventador-based hybrid accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in "less than 2,8 seconds" and has a top speed of "over 349 km / h", which is 350 without any problems.

Myths and truths in the history of Lamborghini

The pinnacle of Lamborghini development

Miura, of course. There were more violent models of the brand, and faster ones, but Miura launched supercars. Without Miura, we wouldn't have seen the Countach, Diablo, not even the Murcielago and Aventador. Plus, the Zonda and Koenigsegg might not have been there.

Myths and truths in the history of Lamborghini

Worst Lamborghini model

The Jalpa is the base model of the 80s Lamborghini. However, like the current Huracan, the model is much worse. Jalpa is Silhouette's facelift, but it falls short of the goal of every facelift because it makes the car look fresher and younger. Only 400 Jalpa units were produced, which turned out to be very unreliable in technical terms. Therefore, the cars on the market have low mileage.

Myths and truths in the history of Lamborghini

Big surprise from Lamborghini

No doubt LM002. The Rambo Lambo, introduced in 1986, is powered by a Countach V12 engine and is the model that launched today's generation of super SUV models.

 
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Best Lamborghini Concept

Complex issue. Maybe Egoista from 2013 or Pregunta from 1998, but in the end we choose Portofino from 1987. Strange doors, strange design, 4-seater rear-engined car.

Myths and truths in the history of Lamborghini

Another interesting fact

Lamborghini contributed to the creation of the first Dodge Viper. In 1989 Chrysler was looking for a motorcycle for his new super-model and handed over the project to Lamborghini, while the Italian brand was owned by the Americans. Based on an engine from the pickup lineup, Lamborghini is building an 8-liter V10 with 400 horsepower - a great achievement for the period.

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