When we see a yellow Lamborghini on the street, we go to mind gider So who is the founder of one of the most expensive cars in the world? In order to answer this question, we present the life story of Ferruccio Lamborghini.
Lamborghini’s Brief History
As you all know, Lamborghini is an Italian luxury sports car brand. Founded in 1963, the company also produced off-road vehicles in its early years, but then turned to sports cars only and sold the off-road vehicle department to Audi. The company’s headquarters and factory are located in Bologna, Italy. According to 2011 data, the company has an annual vehicle production capacity of 1711 vehicles and a total of 830 employees.
Ferruccio Lamborghini’s Youth Years
Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini was born on April 28, 1916 in Cento, Italy. Although his family was a farmer, Ferruccio Lamborghini was more interested in machines. So he went to a school that corresponds to our technical vocational high school.
Lamborghini, who entered the Italian Air Force during the Second World War, was captured by the British in 1944. The British got him into the engine compartment. But captivity gave him unique experiences in automobiles and engines. Here, the young entrepreneur learned how to repair broken vehicles and to produce vehicles from different parts.
Lamborghini First Produced Tractors
Returning home after the war, Lamborghini began designing tractors for the villagers in a small garage with machines left over from the war. So the Lamborghini brand first produced tractors. In the late 1940s, Ferruchio Lamborhgini owned a self-contained engine factory.
At the same time, the Lamborghini Fiat brand was rearranging its own. He even participated in the Mille Miglia Design Competition in 1948 with his Fiat Topolino, which he designed for himself, but this car became unusable as a result of an accident. In 1949, Ferruccio Lamborghini began to produce tractors from start to finish.
In other words, it was no longer producing materials, but rather producing tractors by producing each part itself. Lamborghini tractors are very popular in Italy. Even such that the influx of visitors to the factory began. People were very curious about the technology he was using.
The tractor business earned him a fortune and Ferruccio Lamborghini entered the air conditioning and central heating business. When these initiatives were successful, Ferruccio Lamborghini became one of the richest in Italy. When he became so rich, he showed great passion for fast sports cars. Mercedes SL300, Jaguar and Ferrari had such great cars.
Ferrari and Lamborghini Relationship
Ferruccio Lamborghini wanted to speak directly to Ferrari’s founder Enzo Ferrari, but Enzo refused to meet him and scorned Ferruchio Lamborghi.
Ferruccio Lamborghini later found that the Ferrari gear assembly was very similar to the gears used on Lamborghini tractors.
At the tractor factory, this Ferrari was fitted with a Lamborghini gear, and there was no further gear problem. Ferruccio Lamborghini decided to enter a new sector as the tractor factory turned itself well and made good money. The veteran entrepreneur hired former Ferrari employees Giotto Bizzarini, Franco Scaglione and Gian Paolo Dallara. Their mission was clear: to create a luxurious and powerful GT that will reach 150 miles at the famous Italian highway Autostrada del Sole, which connects Naples with Milan.
As a result, in just four months, the Lamborghini’s first luxury car, the 350GT, was born, and in 1964, the car soon sold 13 units. Lamborghini, once only a humble tractor manufacturer, remains today Ferrari’s most notorious rival. The story of Lamborghini’s birth shows us that no matter how successful we are, we should never underestimate the criticisms.
In 1947 the Clelia Monti family married the entrepreneur and had a son, Antonio, but unfortunately his wife died during this birth. He later married Annita Borgatti, but this marriage did not last long. The businessman who married for the third time also had a daughter, Patrizia, from this marriage. His son Antonio settled in Japan and entered the fashion design business under the name Lamborghini.
Ferrucio Lamborghini opened a large 800,000-bottle wine factory annually on the vast grounds of Lake Trasimeno. In addition, a museum was opened in this factory where the cars of the businessman were exhibited. After Chrysler bought Lamborghini, he made the name of the modern Diablo Countach, but this was the last car he could drive. Ferruccio Lamborghini died on February 20, 1993, at the age of 77.
A few years later, his son Antonio Lamborghini set up a museum of his belongings to keep his father alive. Today, tractors and automobiles produced by Ferruccio Lamborghini are on display at the museum in Funo di Argelato.