The Lamborghini: a slick model of a vehicle that leads to great envy to a lot of people who do not own or cannot afford to own one. The Lamborghini was a long time coming from the creative and brilliant mind of Ferruccio Lamborghini.
Ferruccio Lamborghini was born in 1916 in Italy. He joined the military and was stationed on a essentially remote island during World War II where his ability to fix just about anything without many parts or tools available was discovered. Basically, if he could not fix it, then it couldn’t be fixed. When the war ended, he returned to his home in northern Italy and decided to enter his own company; repairing and fixing up cars and bikes. However, as he lived in a highly agricultural area, he soon noticed that there was a terrific need for somebody who could fix possessions and so he began his venture into tractor repair.
Ferruccio Lamborghini started building his own tractor engines and they became so popular and in such demand that he was selling and producing over 400 a month by 1960. By this time, he had also developed a love for race cars and had owned and driven several of the best performance cars including the Ferrari.
Lamborghini’s first car was a masterpiece and was a V12 with 4 cams. He acquired the help and experience of excellent designers, one that had worked on a Ferrari, to develop his first car. The Lamborghini was a hit and production started soon afterwards.
After many races and shows, the prevalence of this Lamborghini only intensified and now there were a lot more investors and other businesses looking to get in on the production and profits. As the decades went by, Lamborghini was bought and took over by several different businesses, such as Audi and Volkswagen as well as the American firm Chrysler. Many fretted and worried about Chrysler taking over the Lamborghini; however, the Diablo was born of this merger and even though there were cultural differences, the teams could work them out and work out environmental and other problems together.
For Lamborghini, this was a huge blessing as the company was having troubles. Even though Audi and previous companies had bought or taken over Lamborghini, they managed to keep Lamborghini’s name the same. August of 1998, Audi became the only owner of the Lamborghini and kept up with the cultural regulations that 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, financing, name recognition and respectability to maintain Lamborghini still among the world’s most desired vehicles.