Car maker Lamborghini celebrates 50 Years and unveils its latest offering - the Veneno. The car has a 6.5-litre V12 engine with 739hp, a four wheel drive and a 7-speed manual gearbox.
Ferruccio Lamborghini was born in Renazzo, a little village near Bologna, on 28th April 1916. His parents were farmers but Ferruccio did not inherit from them the love of the land and, from very early he showed an interest in technology and mechanics. The whole mystique of Automobili Lamborghini is related to the man who had the inspiration, the skill and the determination to turn a dream into a reality.
The experience he gained during the Second World War determined his direction once he returned home; he started buying old military vehicles, converting them into tractors, something that Italy desperately needed after the War. The success of this enterprise prompted him to buy a workshop in Cento where, from 1948 onward, Lamborghini tractors were produced. He opened a car factory in Sant'Agata in 1963, which started delivering cars in 1964: in doing so, the legend was started. The Lamborghini factory and museum can be found in Dosso, near Ferrara.
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