Automobili Lamborghini, commonly known as simply Lamborghini, is an Italian sports car manufacturer, headquartered in Sant'Agata Bolognese, near Bologna, Italy. The company was established by Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963. Initially started as a tractor manufacturing firm, Lamborghini faced many ups and downs since the production of its first car. After being taken over byChrysler Corporation and Megatech, the company has become a subsidiary of German car manufacturer - Audi AG. Today, the luxury sports cars carrying the brand name 'Lamborghini' are counted among the fastest in the world.
The first Lamborghini car is the Lamborghini 350 GTV which was prepared only in four months, just in time for the 1963 Turin motor show. The car was received by a warm welcome as soon as it was launched for commercial use. More than 130 units were sold in 1963. The Lamborghini could clock 280 km/h. A smaller version of the car called 350 GT was introduced to the market the next year. This car delivered a top speed of 240 km/h. In 1974, another model called Countach was rolled out which could run 300 km/h. The famous Diablo replaced the Countach and it was revealed to the public on January 21, 1990. At the time, the Diablo was the fastest production car in the world. The Le Mans version of the Murcielago R-GT is considered as the fastest Lamborghini model with a top speed of 370 km/h. The road version of the same model known as the Murcielago LP640 can deliver a high speed of 340 km/h. Both the cars are powered by an above 6.0-litre V12 engine.
All the Lamborghini cars come with a powerful V8 or above engines. The production of the V8 engine was stopped 1989 and the V12 engine showed up. But the latest model the Lamborghini Gallardo comes with a V10 engine.