Lamborghini isn’t a rare sight in the UAE anymore, and you’ll find a few enthusiasts looking to buy or sell car in Abu Dhabi. A popular brand in the automotive world, Lamborghini has been making car fanatics drool over it for years. CarSwitch.com lists a few lesser known facts about Lamborghini that Lambo fans will love!
How was Lamborghini formed?
One of the most notable rivalry in the history of automotive is that of Ferruccio Lamborghini and Enzo Ferrari. Ferruccio, who was a big fan of sports cars, owned a Ferrari 250 GT. Being a tractor manufacturer himself, it wasn’t until the clutch of his Ferrari broke that he approached Enzo and complained. Enzo being a short-tempered individual turned him away by saying he should concentrate in his tractors.
Ferruccio was furious and took it as a challenge. It is then, that he built his own sports car. Ironically, if it wasn’t for Ferrari, Lamborghini would’ve never come into existence.
Ferruccio Lamborghini wasn’t a motorsport fan
Most top luxury car brands have a motorsport team such as Ferrari and Maserati. Though, Ferruccio was not a fan of motorsports considering it a waste of time and resources. In the last few years, the brand had to reevaluate this decision. Hence, it is now a prominent part of motorsport as Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
Lamborghini has collaborated with well-known designers
Lamborghini’s are famous for their exquisite, exotic and eye-pleasing designs. One reason for this is that it has often made collaborations with famous designers. Some of them are Touring, Bertone, Marcello Gandini, Mario Marazzi, Zagato and Franco Scaglione. Even though, not all of them were originally a part of motor industry, their designs led to ravishing and game changing supercars over the years.
Fighter planes and Lamborghinis
Lamborghini designer, Filippo Perini agrees that many designs of the Lamborghini take inspiration from the fighter planes specifically American F-22 and B-2 aircrafts. The signature look of Lamborghini’s, the steel cut body style resembles the design of fighter planes.
Lamborghinis have various purposes
Lamborghinis are not just for celebrities. They have other notable purposes as well now. Transferring donated organs is something that needs to be done quickly due to time constraints, so Italy chose the fastest car for this, a Lamborghini.
Moreover, Dubai Police owns many fast cars, one of which is the Lamborghini Aventador. Italy also uses Lamborghinis as police cars. This is something that crooks should be afraid of.
Speedboats use Lamborghini engines
The muscular V-12 engine of the Lamborghini is an ideal fit for speedboats. Ferruccio Lamborghini’s luxurious boat Riva Aquarama was fitted with one. And needless to say, it broke many records. Till date, Lamborghini produces V-12 engine for speedboats.
Lamborghini and Pirelli Tires
Lamborghinis are undoubtedly one of the most refined and highest quality ride. Lamborghini has a long standing commitment with Pirelli tires. Due to this, all Lamborghinis come with Pirelli tires. Even more, a special edition of Lamborghini Aventador was dedicated to Pirelli.
Names of Lamborghinis
Anyone who is a fan of bullfighting might know that most Lamborghinis take their names from famous fighting bulls. The reasons behind this are that Ferruccio Lamborghini was a big fan of Spanish bullfighting and he was a taurus. Hence, most Lamborghinis names are that of bulls. And its logo also contains a bull.
Lamborghini fans would love to know these facts. In fact, they might even know them already. But these amazing facts are what make up this amazing brand and its breathtaking cars.