Last week, Lamborghini invited us to end by its Sant’;Agata Bolognese headquarters to have a look close to the factory and select up a number of technical tidbits about its new Huracán LP 610-4. It will not surprise you to find out this, but Lambo’;s foyer is fairly rad.
Rather than front its offices and factory with a gift store and a reception desk, Lamborghini puts its remarkable heritage on complete display by offering up the corporate museum as a first impression to site visitors. We had coffee in the morning and lunch after the press conference in this space, with spectacular Italian notion cars and production versions serving as an impressive backdrop to it all. Not wanting to miss the possibility to share the Lamborghini collection with exotic-car crazed Autoblog readers (you know who you are), we did our best to capture every little thing we saw in the gallery here.
With some variation, the museum’;s 2 floors are separated by vintage: older designs downstairs and newer up. When you walk by way of the front door, you’;re flanked by 2 of the coolest Lamborghinis in the marque’;s remarkable history: a 350 GT to the left and a completely green Countach LP 400 on the appropriate. Perhaps our preferred vehicle in the complete joint, the Countach’;s Bertone physique is nevertheless nearly impossible to feel. Up near, we’;re reminded how design-driven this automobile is the seats are so far inboard from the scissor doors that it’;s hard to think about that engineers ever agreed that the shape was a possible a single for production or real driving.
Of program, the Miura supercars (there are a brace of them) are often lovely to see in the metal (as is the Miura Notion Car from 2006 that’;s just upstairs), but it really is virtually as interesting to consider in some of the less-famous designs on display. Islero, Jarama, Urraco and Jalpa march by way of time from the late 1960s to the early 1980s all providing style that challenged the accepted aesthetic of its micro-era.
At present, Lamborghini has an really uncommon right-hand-drive LM002 occupying the area of honor up coming to the museum signal, painted in a mustard yellow-orange that’;s tough to swallow on that boxy shape. Of course, you cannot assist but love the Rambo Lambo, even in that garish hue, for no much better cause than the sheer audacity of its existence.
Upstairs, the museum has picked a huge group of notion autos and quite restricted-run production designs. Newcomers Sesto Elemento and Estoque were front and center, and massively amazing. Your author was on hand for the unique introduction of the 4-door Estoque idea, but did not don’;t forget the vehicle seeming so impossibly extended or massive of wheel when it was on the stand in Paris in 2008. The Sesto, meanwhile, appears just as advertised, which is to say approximately like a spacecraft sent to humanity for us to discover about the future. With apologies to the Countach downstairs, it may well be the perfect Lamborghini.
Ample talk. Click by way of our gallerized tour of Lamborghini’;s HQ museum, and tell us about your favorite auto (or racecar, or boat, or engine – there is a good deal to see) in Remarks.