Today, the name Lamborghini is synonymous with super sports cars, rich sound and brute force. Or in short: road-legal racing cars. Everything started very differently. In 1948 Ferruccio Lamborghini founded the company in Cento, Ferrara. Back then, however, as a manufacturer of tractors based on disused military vehicles. Tractors were in high demand at the time and manufacturers were very few.
After expanding production to include air conditioning systems and burners, Ferruccio Lamborghini laid the foundation for sports car history with the founding of Automobili Lamborghini in 1963. As if he had suspected which iconic brand would emerge from it, he chose the right logo: the Murciélago bull, which survived 24 lances and was pardoned as a legend.
The Lamborghini 350 GTV: Before the series production, however, the model went through various changes and was ultimately produced under the name 350 GT. Lamborghini already used a twelve-cylinder engine with 280 hp for its first model. Only three years later, the company attracted public attention with the next sports car, Clou.
The Lamborghini Miura had 385 hp and the strongest version is said to have scratched the 300 km / h mark. A sensation in 1966! With the name Miura, Lamborghini transferred the motif of the fighting bull of its logo to the individual models. To date, there are only four Lamborghinis whose names are not based on a fighting bull.
In the early 1970s, the company expanded its product range to include models such as the Espada, Jarama and Urraco. The best-known Lamborghini of this era, however, is the Countach - one of the four exceptions that do not have a fighting bull as a namesake. While it became an automobile icon with its scissor doors, Lamborghini had major financial problems even during the times of the oil crisis, changed hands several times and narrowly escaped bankruptcy.
In 1986 the company again demonstrated its visionary thinking. If you see the LM002 SUV on the road, you would mistake it for anything but a Lamborghini. But that's exactly what it is. An off-road vehicle with a 5.2-litre engine and 445 hp. In a sense, the Urus from 25 years ago.
The takeover of Lamborghini by Audi AG in 1998 marked a turning point in the company's history. After numerous previous owners, the brand has now become part of the Volkswagen Group. This was accompanied by a broadening of the product range with a smaller number of vehicles at the same time.
Since the turn of the millennium, Lamborghini has developed more and more back to the founding idea: extraordinary super sports cars that leave nothing to be desired. First made the Murciélago and Gallardo. However, since the introduction of the Aventador, Huracán and Centenario at the latest, Lamborghini has made the old glory shine brighter than ever.
In 2018, the automobile manufacturer entered the SUV segment with the Lamborghini Urus model. With the usual power, of course. The off-road vehicle has an output of 625 hp. The latest sports car prank goes by the name of Sián and puts an impressive 819 hp on the road. The end is only at 350 km / h. @via Lamborghini.