Lamborghini Reviews and Road Tests

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Lamborghini

Founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini, born April 28, 1916 in a small Italian farming village, Renazzo di Cento, Ferrara. Even as a small child Lamborghini displayed a keen aptitude for anything mechanical. During World War 2 he was drafted into the Italian services where he repaired vehicles. After the war he started out building tractors, then in 1963 he founded the Lamborghini Automobili company - primarily because of his dissatisfaction with his recently acquired Ferrari. Lamborghini used his birth sign, Taurus the bull, as a symbol for his cars, with most models being given names relating to the bull.

The first production Lamborghini was the 1964 350 GT, followed by the 400 GT and the 400 GT 2+2. These cars made Lamborghini famous, but it was the Miura that made it legendary. The successors, Countach and the Espada, kept the company alive during some very troubling times. In 1973 Ferruccio sold all of his companies and retired to his vineyard in Italy's Umbria province. He produced a red wine called Colli del Trasimento, known as "Blood of the Miura". He died on February 20, 1993 at the age of 77.

Also see: Lamborghini History

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Lamborghini 350 GT  

Lamborghini 350 GT

1964 - 1968
Released in 1964, the 350 GT was deemed to be Lamborghini's first production car. More>>
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Lamborghini Espada  

Lamborghini Espada

1968 - 1978
Lamborghini's Espada offered not only comfort and space but, when it originated, was the fastest four-seater in the world. More>>
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Lamborghini Miura  

Lamborghini Miura

1966 - 1972
This dramatic road car lifted Lamborghini to the manufacturer of advanced supercars, surpassing Ferrari in some pundits eyes. More>>
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Lamborghini Jarama  

Lamborghini Jarama

1970 - 1976
There wasn't a whole lot of front leg room, either. A dead pedal next to the clutch (LHD model) effectively kept that leg bent unless you weaseled the left foot underneath their clutch and behind said brace. A man of say 5 ft 10 in. with smallish feet could get his left leg comfortable ... if he didn't like to shift very often. If we were writing for Top Gear, we would say it was perfect for the Hampster, but not so for Jeremy. More>>
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Lamborghini Urraco  

Lamborghini Urraco

1972 - 1977
The Urraco was an ambitious project, Ferruccio Lamborghini wanting to move over 2,000 units each year, thus turning Lamborghini into an Italian success story like their nemesis Porsche. While the theory was good, the timing was completely wrong, with the 1970's energy crisis putting pay to this adventurous project. More>>
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Lamborghini Jalpa  

Lamborghini Jalpa

1982 - 1988
Evolving from the Urraco, the Lamborghini Jalpa was the cheapest from the marque during the 80's, and was intended to compete with the likes of the Ferrari 308 and 328GTB. More>>
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Lamborghini Diablo

Lamborghini Diablo

1990 - 1998
The Lamborghini Diablo was launched in 1990 as successor to the legendary Countach, and it went on to survive for 11 years during which time some 2884 cars were built. Interestingly, the name Diablo means "Devil" in Spanish (not Italian). More>>
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