Lamborghini has been manufacturing luxury supercars for over half a century now. The company was founded in Italy in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini, who was the son of a grape farmer. Lamborghini has its headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, which is a small town in Italy that’s become famous because of car manufacturing. The company breakthrough in the automobile industry came in 1966 when they launched the Muira sports coupe, which set the standards for a high-end performance car in that era. The first 10 years were very successful for Lamborghini.
Trouble began with the 1973 world financial crisis, which affected big corporations and car manufacturers. During this turbulent period, Lamborghini’s ownership changed 3 times, and the company was finally declared bankrupt in 1978. This was totally the opposite of what the founder Ferruccio Lamborghini had envisaged. The company was given a lifeline when American company Chrysler bought in 1987 but was again sold to a Malaysian corporation, Mycom Setdco. The Malaysian investment eventually sold the company to Volkswagen in 1998 and has been under the Audi division ever since. The car brand was also affected by the global financial meltdown in 2008, which saw a 50% drop in sales. The company has managed to stay afloat even after the challenging times it’s been through. Here are some 17 interesting facts that will make you fall with the brand again.
Floating Lamborghini Aventador
The Lamborghini Aventador can authoritatively be termed as the current face of the brand. If you own one, then Lamborghini gives you a chance to get the boat version, which will cost you in excess of $1.3 million. The racing element is still evident in the Aventador boat, as it has a top speed of 180 mph and produces 1,550 hp when it’s using race fuel. The boat is actually faster than most cars on the road. You get a $25,000 infotainment system, which is more expensive than the base trim of the 2017 Golf GTI. Lamborghini developed the Aventador boat to compete with the Aston Martin. The yellow pairing with its road counterpart can cost you up to $2 million.