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Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. , commonly referred to as Lamborghini, is an Italian manufacturer of high performance sports cars. Lamborghini is now a subsidiary of the German car manufacturer Audi AG, which is in turn a subsidiary of Volkswagen. Lamborghini is the main counterpart to Ferrari in the Italian sports car business.

The company was founded in 1963 by the businessman Ferruccio Lamborghini. After World War II he opened a garage. Thanks to his mechanical abilities, he was able to enter the business of building tractors from spare parts and leftover military vehicles. In 1948, Lamborghini founded Lamborghini Trattori S.p.A., becoming by the mid-1950s one of the largest agricultural equipment manufacturers in the country. Lamborghini's increasing wealth allowed him to cultivate an interest in cars and at one point, had enough cars to use a different one every day of the week including different Ferrari models.

According to a 1991 Thoroughbred & Classic Cars magazine interview with Lamborghini, he complained to Enzo Ferrari, telling him that his cars were rubbish. The furious Ferrari answered: "Lamborghini, you may be able to drive a tractor, but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari properly.". Lamborghini later said that it was at that point that he got the idea that if Enzo Ferrari, or anyone else, could not build him a perfect car, he might be able to simply make such a car himself.

The Lamborghini Charging Bull Logo stands for the founder's, Ferruccio Lamborghini, zodiacal sign (Taurus). Most of the company's cars have been named after famous fighting bulls (oddly most have been Spanish bulls not Italian).

Interestingly it is said that the choice of an animal and the colors used on the logo (gold on a black background, and a charging bull) are suspiciously similar to the Ferrari logo (a black horse on a yellow background). It is believed that this was no accident on the part of Lamborghini, who had a long standing (and not always friendly) rivalry with Ferrari.

Lamborghini official site
 
2014 - Huracan
2001 - Gallardo
1981 - Jalpa
1976 - Silhouette
1973 - Urraco
2011 - Aventador
2001 - Murcielago
1989 - Diablo
1978 - Countach LP400S
1967 - Miura P400
2009 - Reventon
1978 - Faena
1968 - Espada
2005 - Concept S
1970 - Jarama
1968 - Islero
1963 - 350 GT Concept