The Lamborghini: a sleek model of a vehicle which leads to great envy to a lot of people who don’t own or can’t afford to have one. The Lamborghini was a long time coming from the brilliant and creative mind of Ferruccio Lamborghini.
He joined the military and was stationed on a basically remote island during World War II where his ability to fix just about anything without many tools or parts available was discovered. Basically, if he could not fix it, then it couldn’t be fixed. After the war ended, he returned to his home in northern Italy and decided to go into his own business; repairing and fixing up cars and bikes. However, as he dwelt in a highly agricultural area, he soon noticed that there was a terrific need for someone who could fix tractors and so he started his venture into tractor restoration.
Ferruccio Lamborghini started constructing his own tractor engines and they became so popular and in such demand that he was producing and selling over 400 per month by 1960. By this time, he’d also developed a love for race cars and had possessed and driven several of the top performance cars such as the Ferrari.
Lamborghini’s first car was a masterpiece and was a V12 with 4 cams. He acquired the help and expertise of excellent designers, one who had worked on a Ferrari, to develop his first car. The Lamborghini was a hit and production began soon afterwards.
After many races and shows, the popularity of this Lamborghini only intensified and now there were a lot more investors and other businesses seeking to get in on the production and profits. As the decades went by, Lamborghini was bought and took over by several different companies, such as Audi and Volkswagen and even the American firm Chrysler. Many fretted and worried about Chrysler taking over the Lamborghini; however, the Diablo was born of the merger and even though there were cultural differences, the teams were able to work them out and work out ecological and other issues together.
For Lamborghini, this was a massive blessing as the company was having troubles. Although Audi and previous companies had bought or taken over Lamborghini, they all managed to maintain Lamborghini’s name the same. August of 1998, Audi became the sole owner of the Lamborghini and kept up with the cultural regulations the company was used to. With Audi’s impressive automobile collaboration made up of four exceptional car manufacturers – hence the four ring emblem for the Audi denoting the four firms – they had plenty of power, funding, name recognition and respectability to maintain Lamborghini still among the world’s most desired vehicles.