Monday, March 21, 2011

Lamborghini

Ferruccio Lamborghini is the founder of the car company Lamborghini. He was born in Ferrara, Italy in April 1913. He studied mechanical engineering , which helped him use his skills during the Second World War as a technician in the military tanks.




After the war, rural development in Italy pushes Lamborghini to buy combat vehicles in order to convert them into trakters. This gave birth in 1948 to the Lamborghini Trattori with a bull as its symbol, which was also his zodiac sign. The company progressed for several years and became one of the most important in Italy in the production of agricultural machinery.


One day something happened that was to change history of the global automobile industry. Lamborghini owned a Ferrari, since he was a lover of speed. Seeing that there was a problem with his car's clutch he complained to Enzo Ferrari, who replied "the car is excellent, you keep on working with your trakters and let me manufacture sports cars".


This made him change his strategy and enter into the car production. In 1963 he creates the Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini SpA in Sant Agata Bolognese. Seeing that his son was not interested in the business he sold his company to a Swedish businessman. 


He died at the age of 77 on 20 February 1993. Although the factory owners have changed many times, all have kept the prestige and reputation which is deserved for Lamborghini cars. Now the company is owned by Volkswagen. 

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