In the pantheon of major automobile brands, Lamborghini is probably in first place! The brand is a name associated with aesthetics and performance. It is with these qualities that the car manufacturer specializing in luxury sports cars has forged an international reputation. Think you know everything about the sign with the Taurus logo? Think again, here are 2 things you certainly don’t know about the Lamborghini.
A story that began with agricultural tractors!
Ferruccio Lamborghini was originally a tractor manufacturer before embarking on the creation of automobiles. Indeed, it is hard to believe that before creating high-end vehicles, this Italian icon was specialized in agricultural equipment. The very first tractor model was named “Lamborghini Trattori”.
At the beginning of the 1950s, Ferruccio Lamborghini decided to oppose an automobile brand that was already sacred at the time, Ferrari. This adventure in which he embarked was born of an altercation with the founder of the « prancing horse ». “A tractor manufacturer is not going to teach me how to make sports cars,” Enzo Ferrari reportedly told Ferruccio Lamborghini. It is in particular following this declaration that the latter founded the most legendary of brands!
The names of car models bear names of bulls
Creator of one of the most famous brands of sports cars, Lamborghini was also a bullfighting enthusiast. In 1962 he traveled to Spain to meet the legendary bull breeder called Eduardo Miura. A great lover of bullfighting, Ferruccio baptized one of his models “Miura”.
This gave birth to a tradition within the Lamborghini brand. Thus, the majority of model names are inspired by the world of fighting bulls. You should also know that Ferruccio Lamborghini was born on April 28, 1916. As a result, he used his zodiac sign, the bull, to create the symbol of his car brand.