Lamborghini has a checkered past. The tractor manufacturer, the Italian company changed to performance forged from super sports cars. With songs like the Miura, Countach, Diablo and Murciélago. The on-site museum Lamborghini revels in the past - and tells his story started at 350 and 400 GT sports cars like the Miura, Countach, Urraco, Jalpa to the LM002 SUV.
Automobili Lamborghini, Via Modena 12, I-40019 Sant'Agata Bolognese: In this address, you should definitely pay a visit once, when you hold it with supercars. And have a soft spot for run traditional at the same time. Here, in the small Italian community in the Emilia-Romagna, they not only produce annually about 3,200 new fighting bulls grade Aventador and Huracán, but also remember their past.
Lamborghinis story stands on parquet flooring
Glass facade, parquet flooring: Since 2001, curl up on two floors several bulls comfortable, the Lamborghini is no longer in the arena to fight against the Porsches, McLarens and Bugattis in the world sends. And of course, against favorite opponent Ferrari.
Lamborghini 350 GT, 400 GT, Miura, Countach, Urraco, Jalpa, LM002, Espada, Estoque: You tell her story in the gallery - enriched by fascinating photos on the walls. The first exhibit of the house museum was a Murciélago.
The turbulent history but begins with the 350 GT - the first mass-production model of the brand. 3.5-liter V12, 280 horsepower and a top speed of 280 km / h. Lamborghini recorded from 1964 to 1966 to a total of 120 copies of it. The successor 400 GT managed to double the number of pieces. Both already proudly wore the Bull emblem on the bodywork.
LM002 "every 10 minutes at the gas station"
The tradition to seek the names of his sports car in bullfighting, Lamborghini began with the Miura. At that time the with 280 km / h fastest sports cars in the world turned out to be the first big hit of the Italians. Only one of the success may not have tasted: the Lamborghini Islero, which the Miura put in the shade.
Also made it into the museum have allowed the Espada Jalpa and 350. One was the first four-seater Grand Tourer of Lamborghini, the other was until 1988 the last V8 the brand. To him the Lambo engineers will incorporate the 2018 coming SUV again. His predecessor terrain named LM002. LM for Lamborghini Military, which explains the originally intended purpose. The 2.7-ton colossus, or just Rambo-Lambo, drives a 5.2-liter V12. His passion for the LM002 gasoline under the thick body could never hide. "One liter per kilometer," joke mocking about his thirst. Other press it this way: "He has trampled you on the highway Ten minutes later, did you see him at the gas station.."
In 53 years of automotive history, Lamborghini has also must put away the occasional low blow. Despite a Countachs it kriselte in the company in the 1970s. And the owners changed from then until 1998 as in some football club coaches. To Audi took over the reins.
Unfortunately, did not find the way to the museum all models. For example, the Lamborghini Marzal. Or the Miura Roadster. Both individual pieces are now privately owned.
That are in the museum, see our slide show.