Since its inception, Lamborghini Automobili had always pushed the envelope. Founded in 1963 with the establishment of a cutting-edge factory in the outskirts of Bologna, Italy, the company has been known for many of its iconic supercars, starting with the 350 GTV and paving the way for an entire family of vehicles that, in many ways, defined the modern supercar.
Lamborghini’s vehicles had been a byword for the attainment of success, and indeed these cars themselves are triumphs of engineering, bringing together superlative power and performance with eye-catching (and, for some, daring) aesthetics. Indeed, many of Lamborghini’s iconic cars are known for their visually distinctive profiles, a tradition of design that started with the Miura in 1966.
The Miura was the first of the vehicles in the Lamborghini line to sport a distinctive aesthetic; this was a product of form and function; the vehicle was, upon its release, the fastest car in the world and was the car for potentates and celebrities.
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The bold design choices would continue further down the line, ranging from the angular appearance of the Countach and Diablo lines to the aerodynamic contours of the Murcielago and Gallardo lines.
This tradition continues even today, with the sharp outlines and prominent curves of the Aventador models and many other design concepts that are just over the horizon. The company’s design teams continue to push the limits of engineering with its new concept vehicles, building from a legacy that was laid down by its ingenious founder and his successors.
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Eugene Bernshtam, the head of Avalon Holdings LLC and its affiliate entities, is also an avid automobile collector and a member of the Lamborghini Club of America. Visit this blog for more on auto collecting and restoration.