Spotted on the front of an LP550 Murcielago at Constitution Dock Hobart, Tasmania.
Ferrucio Lamborghini was born under the sign of Taurus. Legend has it that the successful Italian industrialist was shunned by Enzo Ferrari, after trying to discuss some problems he’d had with his own 250GT.
Not to be outdone, Ferrucio, already the manufacturer of a very successful range of tractors, determined to beat Enzo at his own game. Thus was born the Lamborghini car marque and the famous badge featuring Taurus the bull.
Ferrucio employed some of the finest talents in automobile design and engineering Italy has ever produced, including ex-Ferrari employees Giotto Bizzarini, designer of their magnificent, hand assembled quad cam V12, and Gian Paolo Dallara. A limited range of front-engined V12 GT cars such as the 350GT & 400GT followed, then, in 1966, Lamborghini released the Miura. The rest, is history…
The Murcielago, unlike other recent, lesser V-10 engined Lamborghini models, continues to use a much-modified version of Bizzarini’s fabulous all alloy quad cam V12, and was, perhaps, the final, true spiritual successor to Ferrucio Lamborghini’s original 350GT.
Copyright Brett Rogers 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Captured with Fuji Finepix digital.