The Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 pays homage to the Beatles – 4Legend.com – AudiPassion.com
Lamborghini embarked on a very special tour of London in a Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 from Abbey Road Studios to Savile Row, and many famous streets in between. This journey helped define the most successful and influential group in the world, The Beatles, to whom Lamborghini pays tribute on the 60th anniversary of their first single « Love Me Do », released on October 5, 1962. The Beatles have recorded virtually all of their production at Abbey Road, including ‘Love Me Do’, and when they performed live for the very last time on the roof of their Savile Row Apple Corps headquarters on January 30, 1969, a Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2, Rosso Alfa (red) with Nero (black) interior, was parked on the street below. The car can be seen in director Peter Jackson’s recent award-winning Beatles documentary, Get Back.
All four band members were car enthusiasts, but Sir Paul McCartney was particularly taken with the looks of the Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2. Many sources suggest that around the time the Beatles recorded their ‘White Album’ in 1968, including the immortal ‘Let It Be’, with which they ended their career, McCartney owned one, despite the lack of official documentation to prove it.
The Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 was launched in 1966, just three years after Automobili Lamborghini was founded. Despite the company’s early days, the 400 GT 2+2 was already recognized as one of the best grand touring cars available on the market. It was the perfect expression of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s original concept of creating the fastest, most comfortable and best-looking GT, and its 2+2 configuration also made it very practical. It was designed by Carrozzeria Touring, then one of the leading companies in terms of style and high-quality craftsmanship, and equipped with a 4-litre DOHC V12 engine, whose architecture is still today a trademark of Automobili Lamborghini.
In this latest Lamborghini video, Dylan Jones OBE, English journalist, author and broadcaster who has interviewed Sir Paul McCartney on numerous occasions, recounts this fascinating journey, taking us back to the 1960s to explore London’s influence on the author- composer and the times he and the other band members shaped so deeply.
“London is where McCartney drew his inspiration, London the city that inspired his writing, his creative processes and his boundless curiosity. While he previously considered himself more of a traditionalist, the rapid changes in London’s underground culture encouraged him to explore his creativity, always working with John Lennon to create a series of musical masterpieces that remain unmatched. »said Jones.
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