The History of Lamborghini

Shehan Chandrasoma

October 6, 2022

The History of Lamborghini

Automobili Lamborghini was founded in 1963 in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The company’s first production car was the Lamborghini 350 GTV. After that, Ferruccio Lamborghini sold the company to Georges-Henri Rossetti.

Ferruccio Lamborghini

Ferruccio Lamborghini”s history began in the mid-1950s and continued throughout the 1970s. In the early 1970s, the company suffered financial problems, and Ferruccio had to sell off part of his company to cover his costs. At the time, he lived in a vineyard and engaged in agricultural activities. By 1980, he had sold off the remaining part of the company to the Mimran brothers. In 1987, the company was purchased by Chrysler.

The tumultuous period of the 1970s was also marked by strikes and trade unions. Ferruccio Lamborghini never fully recovered from these setbacks. But he never gave up and continued working to build his dream. During this time, the Lamborghini Group was facing a crisis, and cost-cutting began to halt production. So he sold a 51 percent stake to Georges-Henri Rossetti to keep the company afloat. He continued to work without authority, however.

Nuccio Bertone

The first model from Nuccio Bertone’s Lamborghini company was the Miura, unveiled at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. The car featured a shark-like nose and a centrally-located engine. In addition, the vehicle had sleek lines and grilles, making it one of the most iconic cars in Lamborghini history. One of Bertone’s other designs, the Ferrari Dino 308 GT4, is also prized by collectors.

Nuccio’s talent knew no borders, and he was a famous designer, with at least one model of his designs built by nearly every renowned manufacturer. Even after his retirement, Nuccio continued to contribute to creating cars as he had done throughout his career. He frequently visited the Bertone studios on weekends to see what was happening.

Giorgetto Giugiaro

Giorgetto Giugiaro is one of the most famous names in the automotive industries and has designed many cars, including the Lamborghini Huracan and the Miura. He was born in 1938 in Garessio, Italy and grew up in a family of artists. He initially wanted to become a painter, but a professor encouraged him to consider other fields, including architecture.

Georgette Giugiaro studied painting and design in Turin, Italy, and then joined Fiat’s Special Vehicle Design Study Department. While there, he gained experience in industrial design, which was far more lucrative than painting. After a few years, Giorigiani left Fiat to work at Bertone’s styling center. He spent the next six years there before starting his own company, Ital Design.

Ferruccio’s sale to Georges-Henri Rossetti

When the oil crisis hit the automobile industry, it devastated the Lamborghini Group. People were turning away from fast luxury cars and toward fuel-efficient vehicles. As a result, Ferrucio decided to sell his company’s shares and cut all ties with the automobile industry. Georges-Henri Rossetti agreed to purchase 49 percent of the company from him.

The OPEC Oil Crisis of 1973 made matters even worse for the company. By 1974, consumers were fleeing from supercars and moving toward smaller, more fuel-efficient cars. As a result, Ferruccio resigned from Lamborghini Automobiles and sold his remaining 49 percent stake to Rene Leimer, a friend of Rossetti. Ferruccio later launched a business that produced industrial valves and heating and air conditioning equipment.

P250 Urraco

The Lamborghini P250 Urraco was first shown at the Turin Auto Show in November 1970. Unfortunately, it was far from production-ready when it was revealed, and its design team underestimated the required work. At the time, the company suffered from a financial crisis, and Ferruccio Lamborghini was in trouble.

The Urraco’s name means ‘little bull,’ and it certainly is. It was one of the first production cars to feature a rear-mounted engine. The Urraco was introduced at the 1970 Turin Auto Show but wasn’t completed until two years later. It featured a 2.5-liter V8 engine and a top speed of 149 mph. Lamborghini would later use the Urraco’s shape and design for its Countach and Miura supercars. It also featured angled windows and a revolutionary dashboard design, including a dished steering wheel.


The Lamborghini Diablo was produced from 1990 to 2001 and underwent minimal changes. In 1993, Lamborghini introduced the VT iteration of the Diablo, a variant that deviated from the standard Diablo with its all-wheel drive system. This system enables the car to disperse torque when the rear wheels slip, improving handling and performance.

The Diablo has a 12-cylinder engine with four overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. Its multi-point electronic injection system produces 485 horsepower and 580 Nm of torque. Its luxurious interior is fitted with leather upholstery, air conditioning and electrically adjustable seats. Yet, even with all its modern features, the Diablo remains a racy, pure car. Its engine is a 12-liter, 5,7-hp V492 block with no power steering until 1993.

Problems with Lamborghini

Lamborghini owners may experience a variety of transmission problems. These include faulty shift solenoids, accumulators, and computer reconfiguration issues. Some Lamborghini models were recalled due to transmission software issues in 2017, but the problem was resolved quickly. Transmission problems can also cause hard shifting. The problem may be caused by low transmission fluid levels or old transmission fluid. A Lamborghini repair specialist can help you diagnose and fix the problem.

Another common problem involves the fenders. The lower part of the fender is a “U” shape, so water will deposit there and lead to rust. This can also cause the engine to misfire, which is unsafe and can lead to a fire. The 4.0-liter V-8 engine in Lamborghini’s Urus is especially susceptible to rust because of its weak steel and small washers.