Lamborgini is the short form of the company “Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.” and is known as an Italian automobile manufacturer.
The company was founded in 1948 by Ferruccio Lamborghini and is based in Sant’Agata Bolognese, a place between Bologna and Modena. At that time tractors were made.
In 1959 the production was extended by the manufacture of burners and air-conditioning systems.
In 1962/63 Automobili Lamborghini was founded. As a company emblem, it was decided on an image of a fighting bull. On October 5, 1879, a bullfight was held. The bull, injured by 24 heavy swords, survived and was pardoned. Since then, it has been a symbol of power and was also the star sign of Lamborghini. Later on, the company also started designing sports cars. According to rumors, this idea came from a dispute between Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini. It was dissatisfied with his Ferrari and suggested a change in design. At that time Lamborghini produced only tractors. Enzo Ferrari was not enthusiastic and said that Lamborghini had only the knowledge of tractor construction. From this day, Lamborghini wanted to proveFerrari wrong.
Since 1964 sports cars have been produced in small series. The first copies of the 350 GTV (12-cylinder) surpassed the Ferrari significantly.
But it was not until 1966 that the Miura was able to take a look. It had 385 hp and could reach almost 300 km / h.
All models of Lamborghini bear the name of famous and successful Spanish fighting bull breeders.
These include the Murciélago and Gallardo. Only Countach made an exception.
The engine is installed longitudinally at Lamborghini, hence also the designation “LP” for “longitudinal posterior.”
Beginning in 1971, powerful engines are being built for offshore racing boats. In each case, two pieces per boat offer a total of 1000 hp.
Between 1986 and 1993 the LM002 was built.
In 1972 Lamborghini came into economic difficulties. Tractors had to be sold to the Same Group. From 1972 onwards owners of the company frequently changed:
– Ferruccio Lamborghini 1963-1972
– Georges-Henri Rossetti & René Leimer 1972-1977
– Bankruptcy 1977-1984
– Patrick Mimran (as leader 1980-1984) 1984-1987
– Megatech 1994-1998
– Audi (Audi Group within the Volkswagen Group) since 1998
Since 1998 the company belongs to Audi AG. At present, about 715 employees are employed.
There was no success in Formula One, although between 1989 and 1993, motors were built for the Lola, Lotus, Ligier, Minardi and Larrouse teams.
Since 2004, Lamborghini has sold not only extravagant sports cars but also coffee and espresso machines.
The current model range includes two basic types. The Gallardo as an entry-level model and the Murciélago as a top model. Also, since 2005 it has also been available as a convertible. It enabled a broader customer base to be addressed.