2A View From the Driver’s Seat
You’re looking out the windshield of the first production model built by Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1964, the 350 GT. When it hit the market, the car retailed for $15,600. That may not sound like a lot, but in today’s dollars, that equals just under $120,000. These cars were always expensive machines.
3Visitors Greeted Inside by a Yellow Miura S
4Slide Inside the Supple Leather Interior
5The Very Definition of ’80s Excess
The Countach, which debuted in 1974, went on to define the excesses of the 1980s as more outrageous colors, scoops, exhaust vents and gigantic spoilers started to appear on the car. This early version of the supercar is not as over-the-top as later versions, though the green is hard to miss, for sure.
6Let’s Go Off-Roading, Italian Style
One doesn’t typically think SUV when hearing the name “Lamborghini.” The LM002, also known as the “Rambo Lambo,” built between 1986 and 1993, didn’t skimp on luxury accouterments, such as full leather trim, tinted power windows, air conditioning and a premium stereo mounted in a roof console. This V12 beast also came equipped with custom Pirelli run-flat tires.
7The Devil and the Bull
On the left side in champagne gold is the Diablo (Spanish for “devil”), which was Lamborghini’s replacement for the Countach. Crouched on the right is the Aventador, named after a bull that fought particularly valiantly in the bullring of Saragossa, Spain, in 1993. Production of the Aventador was limited to 4,000, so this is probably your best chance to see one.
8Take a Walk on the Wild Side
9The Only Thing That Can Catch a Lamborghini Is a Lamborghini
In 2008, Lamborghini presented the Italian police with three Gallardo LP 560-4 sports cars, capable of reaching speeds of 200 mph. Outfitted with a video surveillance camera, gun racks, GPS, an organ transplant cooler (in the luggage compartment) and a defibrillator, Lamborghini police cars also recently showed up in Dubai—but this time it was the Aventador model, sporting a green and white paint job.
10Take a (Real) Trip to the Factory, Too
11Watch a Supercar Roll Off the Line
Once entering the factory, visitors will see the assembly line of the Gallardo LP 560-4 and follow, step-by-step, the making of the supercar—from the body shell to the interior and the mounting of Lamborghini’s monster V10 engine. Tickets may be a little pricey—about $55—but it’s the closest you’ll come to owning one.