Quick Intro: History Of Lamborghini
Automobili Lamborghini SpA (Lamborghini) is an Italian auto maker that is known for being a key player in manufacturing exotic cars. This company was started by a mechanic, but has had numerous owners. The company known for sports and concept cars has a history that is worth recognizing. The creator of this brand is Ferruccio Lamborghini who served as a mechanic for the Italian Royal Air Force in World War II. After the war, he began a tractor manufacturing business. Lamborghini was a collector of expensive cars from Mercedes Benz to Ferrari. This habit led him to believe that he could make a better car than the popular Ferrari.
On October 30th1963, the Automobili Lamborghini Società per Azioni business opened its doors. The factory was located in Sant'Agata Bolognese; a favorable location due to its close proximity to machine shops and automobile industry professionals. The first car from the Lamborghini brand was the 350 GTV. This car was developed by a group of well-knowns at the time that included Giotto Bizzarrini and Gian Paolo Dallara. The Lamborghini 350 GTV was displayed at the 1963 Turin Motor Show and received good reviews.
Ferruccio Lamborghini did not like the original concept and reconfigured the 350 GTV. The new model had an improved chassis and the engine was given more horsepower capability. The new auto was renamed 350 GT and shown at the 1964 Geneva Motor Show. The late 1960’s was a time when Lamborghini began to improve on past cars and create new models. The Miura (formerly known as P400) and the Espada were both successful products engineered by the Italian car company.
Many changes started to emerge for the auto maker in the 1970’s. Due to financial strains, Lamborghini sold over half the company to Georges-Henri Rossetti- a Swiss businessman. In 1974, Lamborghini would sell his remaining stock in the company and leave the business he created. The next two decades the corporation would change hands to many different owners. Lamborghini was shifted to German, Swiss and American car possessors. Later, the plant would become owned by an Indonesian firm, Megatech, and finally end with holdings by German company Audi AG. Audi is part of the Volkswagen Group and remains the owner of Lamborghini.