Who doesn’t love Lamborghini? A brand famous for it's exquisite collection of luxurious sports cars. From young to old, everyone dreams of possessing a lamborghini.      


But the Lamborghini brand didn’t make sports cars from its beginning. It was actually a company which produced tractors from surplus military hardware. The name of the company was Lamborghini trattori founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini In 1948. But the company didn’t have enough materials for producing tractors so it had to use discarded war materials to produce it’s first tractor.      

Lamborghini Tractor

Truck and military vehicle engines and differentials sourced from ARAR which was established to sell the goods and war materials confiscated from the enemy or war surplus materials abandoned by the allied army. Soon, the business became very successful allowing Ferruccio to expand his business. As he was a car lover, he bought a number of sports cars including the Ferrari 250 GT.    

Ferrari 250GT

While driving his Ferrari, he started to face some problems with the clutch of the car. Being frustrated with the problem, he then Went to visit Enzo Ferrari. In spite of addressing the problem, Enzo Ferrari insulted Ferruccio by saying that the problem was not with the car but with the driver! And told him to focus on his tractor company.
Lamborghini didn't take this insult lightly, rather he took it as an open challenge and focused on making his own automobile company.      

Lamborghini 350GT

Lamborghini designed and built the 350 GT one of his first productions; In only four months and unveiled it in October At the 1963 Turin Motor show. Due to the ongoing disagreement with engine designer Giotto Bizzarrini, a working  power plant was not available for the prototype car in time for the show. The car went on display in Turin Without an engine under its hood; according to lore, Ferrucio Lamborghini had the engine bay filled with bricks so that the car would sit at an appropriate height above the ground and made sure that the bonnet stayed closed to hide the missing engine.  

The motoring press gave the 350 GTV a warm response. It gained wide acclaim in the 1966 in the Miura sport. The company grew rapidly during its first decade. But sales started to fall in the wake of the 1973 world wide financial downturn and the oil crisis.
So Lamborghini was forced to sale ownership of the company to Henri Rossetti and Renè Leimar and retired in 1974. The company went bankrupt in 1978 and was placed in the receivership of brothers Jean-Claude and Patrick Mimran in 1980 for 3 million USD.    


As CEO and president, Patrick Mimran Invested heavily in the company’s expansion and later was credited as being the man who saved Lamborghini. He sold the company to the Chrysler Corporation for 25 million US dollars. Now the company is owned by The Volkswagen Group where it was placed under the group of Audi division. New model lines were introduced to the brands portfolio and help to increase the productivity for the brand.
Tahmeed Hasan
Sports buff and music enthusiast