The definitive history of the Lamborghini, the company....
Ferruccio Lamborghini was a self made millionaire, he made a fortune by building tractors from army surplus left by the Allied Forces back in 1945. He started this business from a small garage but soon was able to move to larger buildings because demand for his very powerful tractors rose.
He also started manufacturing oil burners and air-conditioning systems after his tractor plant started making lots of money, it turned out his second business also made big money so Ferruccio Lamborghini became one the wealthiest men in Italy. He could afford just about everything he wanted, including high speed GT cars like the Mercedes SL300 and Ferrari he owned alongside the Jaguar he liked very much. May be then it did not strike him that he would design the world famous cars lamborghini countach, lamborghini murcielago, lamborghini diablo and lamborghini gallarado.
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Diablo, Countach, Jalpa, Miura, Espada
The Lamborghini Diablo, capable of 0-60 in 4 seconds. The Diablo, first introduced in 1990, was a huge hit (no pun intended). It is Lamborghini's all time crash king in number of cars totaled.
It took four years of design and testing before the Lamborghini Diablo was introduced to the public and journalists in Monte Carlo on January 20,1990. It was the second 'Lamborghini day' and the feeling was that the Diablo was finally ready to take over the tradition of the Miura and the Countach.
A team of more than 100 people had worked almost full time on the development of the Diablo. More than 500,000km of road tests had been done, and the engine had been tested for no less than 10,000 hours at the bench.
Learn about Ferruccio Lamborghini, his dreams goals and how he got started....
Ferruccio Lamborghini was born in 1916, his parents were farmers but Ferruccio soon decided he wanted to do something related to mechanics. Lamborghini started working on his father's tractor out of interest and was able to attend a technical school in Bologna.
During the second World War he was enrolled into the Italian Air Force, working for the transport sections, after 1944 he became a prisoner of the British military forces who put him to work in their motoring department.
After the war he returned to his hometown and started converting old war surplus material into much needed tractors for the local people. Lamborghini began his tractor business in a small garage but he got really successful and had to move into larger premises soon thereafter.
hometown just to show the superiority of his machines.