We all know that leading technology firms like Apple and Amazon were built in a garage. There are interesting stories related to automobiles too.
Can you believe that how a tractor company was able to make a sports car. But this has happened.
If you are sports-loving, you may know the story. This article will cover the whole road map from the tractor to Lamborghini. It is an Italian brand.
Who is Ferruccio Lamborghini?
Ferruccio’s parents were farmers. They were lived in Renazzo, in the commune of Cento, placed in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Since their family was engaged in farming, little Ferruccio was able to experience and repair tractors.
Ferruccio started a tractor manufacturing company when he was 32 years. The name was Lamborghini Trattori.
Ferruccio Enter to the World of Entrepreneurship
Ferruccio has a good understanding of mechanical works because he engaged in tractor repairs at small ages.
He understood that the demand for the agriculture and industrial market in Italy will be increased after the second world war.
At that time, he has an old Fiat Topolino, which he used to develop his mechanical knowledge.
The First Lamborghini tractor was made in 1951. He used the engines of military trucks for these tractors. This time Lamborghini also started supplying military vehicle parts for agricultural equipment.
Tractor Business of The Company
Ferruccio was able to collect a huge amount of money from the success of Carioca tractors. He invested this money in the systematic manufacture of tractors.
Lamborghini made this tractor until he sells the Lamborghini Trattori to SAME (now SDF group) in 1973.
The Story of Lamborghini With Ferrari Fight Banter
Ferruccio Lamborghini possessed a Ferrari 250 GT, but he had a problem with its grip. He decided to visit the owner and the founder of the Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari. But he was too pleasant to Ferruccio Lamborghini.
His reply was,
“Lamborghini, you may be able to drive a tractor, but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari Properly”
Ferruccio Lamborghini took these words as a challenge, decided to manufacture sports cars.
When did Lamborghini start making cars?
In 1963 Lamborghini built sports cars. Ferruccio Lamborghini decided to manufacture as replying to the insult by Enzo Ferrari. The first car was Lamborghini 350 GTV. But this car receives both positive and negative feedback. But Ferruccio himself was not as convinced with the design of the car.
Lamborghini is considered the most famous sports car manufacturer across the world. Most people believe that dream car are manufactured by Lamborghini.
Ferrari 250 GT Vs. Lamborghini 350 GTV
Ferrari 250 GT
Ferrari 250 GT was designed by Giotto Bizzarrini, Scaglietti, Pinin Farina, Vignale, and Ghia. The class was Grand Tourer and the body style was Berlinetta. The Ferrari 250 GT has a front engine and rear-wheel drive. It also has a 3L engine with 4-speed manual transmission system. The successor was Ferrari 275/Ferrari 330
Lamborghini 350 GTV
Lamborghini 350 GTV was designed by Giorgio Prevedi, under the supervision of Franco Scaglione. It was a sports car. It has a nice style of 2-door grand tourer coupe. Lamborghini 350 Gt also has a front engine and rear-wheel drive like Ferrari 250 GT. This has a 3.5 L V12 engine with 5 speed ZF manual transmission system. The successor was Lamborghini 350 GT