Manufacturer Website: Lamborghini
Wikipedia Intro: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.,[Notes 1] commonly referred to as Lamborghini, is an Italian automaker based in the small township of Sant'Agata Bolognese. The company was founded in 1963 by manufacturing magnate Ferruccio Lamborghini. It has changed ownership numerous times since, most recently becoming a subsidiary of German car manufacturer Audi AG (itself a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group) in 1998. Lamborghini has achieved widespread recognition for its sleek, exotic designs, and its cars have become symbols of performance and wealth. Ferruccio Lamborghini entered the automobile manufacturing business with the hopes of creating a grand tourer that could outperform and outclass offerings from local rival Ferrari S.p.A.. The company's first models had uninspired styling and were of lesser build quality, and sold in far fewer numbers to equivalent Ferrari offerings. Lamborghini met with success in 1966 with the release of the mid-engined Miura sports coupé, and in 1968 with the Espada GT, the latter of which sold over 1,200 units during ten years of production.