If you had posters and pictures hanging on your bedroom wall or inside your locker at school when you were a kid, chances are there was at least one of an exotic car. Such vehicles have always captivated us, forced us to stare at the exaggerated body lines for far too long or imagine ourselves sitting behind the wheel while we accelerate down the road with the roar of a 10 or 12 cylinder engine filling the air. For many of us, the super car is the ultimate expression of wealth, power, beauty and art which can turn even the most mature adult back into that daydreaming 10-year-old.
Of course, like anything, everybody has their very own specific tastes when it comes to the world of exotic cars. Perhaps a company’s history and race pedigree is what attracts you to a particular brand. Maybe you like a certain car or manufacturer because their engines sound the best or their designs speak to you the most. Whatever the rationale behind which super cars you like the most, they keep most of us dreaming and, when we come face to face with our dream cars, drooling.
When it comes to the world of super car manufacturers one of the true giants and go-to companies is surely Lamborghini. Founded in 1963, the Italian company isn’t the oldest exotic car maker but they have definitely left their mark on the field with some memorable designs and iconic cars. After all, how many kids growing up through the 1970s and 1980s had a Countach poster on their walls and knew that it was one of the hardest cars on earth to drive in reverse, let alone fit into. Ahead you’ll find some other facts and trivia about this historic Italian car maker. Those of you really into cars may know many of these but most people will be a little surprised by some of these little known Lamborghini facts.
15 An Agricultural Start
14 We Have Ferrari to Thank
13 …And Pagani Has Lamborghini to Thank
12 Bull Fighting Tradition
11 One Name That Doesn’t Fit
10 The First Lambo
9 Decades of Uncertainty
8 A Legendary V12 Engine
7 Lamborghini Defined a Genre
6 They Have an SUV History
5 A Lambo-Chrysler Sedan?
4 Stealth planes and Beetles
3 A Name in the Boating World
2 Music Legends Love Their Lambos
1 Special Lamborghinis in Rome
Most people are familiar with the fact that various police forces around the world use Lamborghinis. The Italian police has a few special versions used to transport donated organs. The Dubai police have a fleet which is erroneously believed to be used to chase down fast criminals when in fact it’s just a PR stunt to stir up interest in tourism. One of the strangest police Lamborghinis actually used to patrol and keep order can be found in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican. Here, tourists will see the police driving around in their very own Lamborghini golf carts. We’re not sure they are as fast as the real deal but we imagine it’s far easier to navigate the crowds and narrow confines in the tiny Lambos.
Sources: dailymail.co.uk, jalopnik.com
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