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10 Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Lamborghini

Lamborghinis are often the most sought-after cars in the world, with the company having created some unbelievable vehicles since starting, with celebrities often going out of their way to pick up the latest models. They are one of the most talked-about brands in the motoring world, often being heavily featured in magazines, on television shows such as Top Gear, and in online articles such as this one.

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However, even though the world knows exactly what a Lamborghini is and are well aware of how popular they are, there are still many things that people do not know about the company, and within this article, we will share 10 facts you may not be aware of.

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10 The Logo

Whenever a brand becomes a global success, the logo instantly becomes recognisable, with people all around the world knowing exactly what the company is simply from seeing the logo.

That is the case with Lamborghini, with the iconic bull being something everyone instantly associates with the company, but it wasn't just a random decision to have that as the logo for the car. Lamborghini's owner is a major astrology nut, and with his star sign being Taurus (the bull), he made the decision to incorporate it into the logo for his company.

9 Aventador Inspiration

While the design of cars might seem like a random process to many people, the reality is that it is something that takes an incredibly long time, with the designers often taking inspiration from the strangest of places.

The Lamborghini Aventador is the perfect example of that, with the incredibly popular car apparently being designed based on a beetle, with the shape and structure of the car being framed in a similar fashion.

8 In The Name Of The Law

Police cars are always incredibly quick vehicles, which makes sense as the job can see them rushing to emergencies that require them to be at a set location as fast as possible, as well as needing to be quick for any potential chases.

Now, even though police cars around the world are quick, just imagine one flying past you and seeing that it is a Lamborghini. Well, that is the reality in both Italy and in Dubai, where Lamborghini's are used for their speed. In Italy, the cars are used for delivering organ transplants to patients, whereas in Dubai the police use the Aventador as a PR and marketing stunt.

7 The Tractor

The Lamborghini brand may now be associated with incredible supercars that amongst some of the fastest in the world, but things started off far slower for Lamborghini in reality. The company actually began as a tractor company with the Lamborghini Trattori (tractor) company being where he made himself a wealthy man, and he chose to buy himself several Ferraris with that wealth.

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However, he found that they were having clutch issues and confronted Enzo Ferrari himself for a replacement, with Ferrari claiming he knew nothing about sports cars which led to the Lamborghini 350GTV, simply to prove a point.

6 Building Weapons

Another fact that many people aren't aware of is the fact that Ferruccio Lamborghini was an incredible mechanic himself, not relying on other people to get all the work done for him, likey many will do.

Because of that, he ended up earning a reputation as a master mechanic and while he was in the Navy he certainly proved his abilities when isolated on the island of Rhodes, where he made weaponry. Lamborghini created weapons and machines from spare parts that he could find, really making a difference with his keen eye, proving to be Tony Stark before his time.

5 PIRELLI Loyalty

Anyone who has ever driven a Lamborghini will know that the tires on the car are incredible, and that isn't through luck or happenstance, that is because the company works with PIRELLI.

Lamborghini and PIRELLI have a fantastic deal put in place between them, which has seen both stay loyal, with every Lamborghini car that is manufactured being fitted with PIRELLI. The link between them even goes so far that the company produced a special version of the popular Lamborghini Aventador dedicated to the tire company.

4 First Viper Engine

Lamborghini has plenty of accolades that they are no doubt incredibly proud of, and one of those happens to be creating the first Viper engine of all time, developing the Dodge Viper in the late 1980s. Dodge wanted to change things up and stand out, rather than having a regular motor in their cars, and therefore taking a risk they brought in Lamborghini to design a prototype of a Viper engine.

The one used in production didn't even end up being the one Lamborghini created for them, but it was technically the first and it is now locked away somewhere, reportedly in Detroit.

3 Lengthy Production

Many cars take an incredibly long time in production, with different problems occurring that slow down the process of getting the car made and put out to the public, but the Lamborghini Countach took an incredibly long time.

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Being first produced in 1974, the car was still being worked on in 1990, with this being a project that provided plenty of problems and headaches for those involved in working on the vehicle. The shape of the car pioneered the wedge-shape in sports cars which became an incredibly popular design feature moving forward, but whether it was worth the wait is certainly debatable.

2 Where Is The Engine?

Lamborghini's are renowned for their incredible car engines, with this always being one of the most important aspects of the design, however, the first-ever car that was shown to the public did not have one inside.

The Lamborghini 350 GTV was launched back in 1966 at the Geneva Motor Show, and even though the other cars on display showcased their engines, Lamborghini didn't offer that. The reason for that was simple, there was no engine to show. While the bodywork of the car was sorted and shown, there were final touches that still needed to happen, so the engine was never displayed.

1 Floating Away

When you think about Lamborghini's your mind instantly goes to the road and the incredible cars that the company owns, and even though they did start out with tractors, nobody expects them to have anything to do with boats.

However, as you can see in the image above, Lamborghini does have something to do with boats, taking the popular Aventador and upgrading it to a totally new level in terms of size and power, placing it into the water. If you thought the Aventador car was expensive at $500,000, then your eyes may start to water at the price of the 'Aventaboat' which will set you back $1.3 million.

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