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.
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
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.
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.
5. The police in the Vatican City have real style, they use golf carts made by Ferruccio Lamborghini’s son, Tonio.
6. One mad bloke decided to modify his Countach to take on the Bonneville Salt flats. It achieved 202mph.
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.
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.
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.
10. 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.