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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lamborghini

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lamborghini

Posted by Glenn Rowswell on 22nd May 2012

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1. Tractor manufacturer Ferruccio Lamborghini was so insulted when Enzo Ferrari said he should “stick to his tractors” after complaining about his Ferrari’s clutch, that he decided to build a car to beat Enzo. The Lambo 350GT was born.best-lamborghini-facts-top-10

2. Lamborghini tried to sell the US military the 5.9ltr V8 Cheetah. Unfortunately, the only model they ever made was crashed in the desert
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3. Lamborghini’s chief test driver, Bob Wallace, modified several insane stripped-out Lambos during his spare time. He did a Jota, a Jarama and an Urraco. The Jota was smashed up by a dealer showing off to a colleague.

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4. The Lamborghini distributor for South America was ‘allowed’ by Lamborghini to build this monstrosity. It’s called the Coatl and has 635bhp and a claimed 234mph top speed.

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5. The police in the Vatican City have real style, they use golf carts made by Ferruccio Lamborghini’s son, Tonio.

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6. One mad bloke decided to modify his Countach to take on the Bonneville Salt flats. It achieved 202mph.

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7. The Lambo Marzal featured giant glass gull-wing doors and a silver leather interior. It was also one of the most popular Matchbox cars in the ’70s.

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8. The longest Lamborghini ever built was the Faena, which was based on an Espada and built by the coach-building firm, Fura. Excluding the daft LM002 4×4, it’s the only four-door Lamborghini in existence.

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9. Gemballa modified a Diablo by adding two turbos to give a claimed 900bhp. It was later detuned to a lesser 750bhp. A French magazine allegedly hit 255mph on a test drive.
best-lamborghini-facts-top-1010. One of the most bizarre things to ever wear the Lamborghini badge is this cigar humidor – a device for keeping all your cigars in peak condition.