Special Sub-Topic: Are you a Miura?
|Let's start with the man who brought us all these fine cars. What was Lamborghini's first name?|
Ferruccio. Ferruccio Lamborghini was born in 1916 and died in 1993. He first built tractors and air conditioners before Enzo Ferrari's arrogance forced him to start his own thing.
|The first Lamborghini was introduced in 1963. Its name was ___?|
350 GTV. The "350 GTV", first shown at the Turin Show in October 1963 was just a prototype. It was designed by Franco Scaglione and had an engine by Giotto Bizzarrini.
|Which of the following Lamborghini models was never built?|
350 GT 2+2. As we learned, the "350 GTV" only was a prototype. The first Lamborghini going into production was the "350 GT", later followed by the "350 GTS" and the more powerful "GT 400".
|In the 60's Lamborghini shocked its competitors with the superb "Miura". Please give me the year this legend was introduced:|
1966. 765 "Miuras" saw the light of day from 1966 to 1973. Besides the "Countach" and the "Diablo" it is one of three Lamborghinis everybody should know.
|What does the name of the legendary Lamborghini "Miura" mean?|
wild bull. Did you know that Ferruccio Lamborghini made promotion for this car by parking it in front of casinos and then rev up the engine? It was successful...
|Lamborghini built many prototypes through the years. Which one is not a sports car?|
Cheetah. The "Cheetah" was built in 1977 as a prototype in contract for the US Army and optically had much similarity to the Hummer. Lamborghini worked on this concept many years until they introduced the "LM 002" in 1986.
|1971 saw the introduction of the famous "Countach". What was the full name of this first model?|
Countach LP500. Only one "LP500" was made. It later was used for a crash-test in the UK. The "LP400" was not available until 1974.
|The "Espada", first introduced in 1968 was very important to keep Lamborghini`s financial situation on the safe side during the 70's. Approximately how many were built until 1978?|
1200. There were three models of the "Espada" until it was discontinued in 1978. It slightly was based on the "Marzal" from 1966.
|Which car replaced the "400 GT 2+2" in 1968?|
Islero. The "Islero" mostly just was a reskinned "400 GT 2+2". It is named after a bull that killed a matador in 1947.
|1989-93 Lamborghini delivered engines for the Formula One and had an own Team in 1991. Which team never used Lamborghini engines?|
Jordan. Interesting: McLaren almost used engines from Lamborghini in 1994 but then decided to take Peugeot.
|All models of the "Urraco" had a V8-engine, even the "P200" with only 1,994cc. Is this true?|
t. It's true! Even being a rather small Lamborghini the "Urraco P200" reached 260km/h or 161mph with its 182bhp. Only 66 were made 1975-1977.
|Lamborghini's chief engineer and development driver built race versions of some models, including the "Jota", the "Jarama Rally" and a special "Urraco". What's his name?|
Bob Wallace. Bob's "toy projects" regularly influenced later models. He originally came from New Zealand and first worked for Lamborghini in 1964.
|Chrysler bought Lamborghini in 1987 but soon sold it to a group of Far-Eastern companies. Which one was NONE of them?|
Indoca. In fact all three companies were owned by Tommy Soharto, the son of the Indonesian dictator. In 1998 Lamborghini again was sold, this time to AUDI from Germany.
|Work on the "Diablo" started in 1988 but it wasn't introduced until 1990. Which car used an early design study of the "Diablo"?|
Cizeta Moroder. The "Cizeta Moroder", built by composer Giorgio Moroder and his friend Claudio Zampolli had a V16-engine (transversely mounted!) with 540bhp and reached a top running speed of 204 mph.
|In 2001 the successor to the "Diablo" was introduced in Italy. What`s its name?|
Murcielago. "Murcielago" is Spanish for "bat". Catch one if you have the money!
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