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1993: Why are Lamborghini Cars Named after Bulls?

1993: Why are Lamborghini Cars Named after Bulls?
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Lamborghini’s fascination with bulls developed when he once visited the Seville ranch of Don Eduardo Miura, where bulls were bred to fight in the arenas. Today’s model, Gallardo, was named after a breed of fighting bulls.

The famous Italian car manufacturer – Ferruccio Lamborghini – died on this day at the age of 77. He was born into a peasant family of viticulturists. Even as a boy he was interested in agricultural machinery. He moved to the production of tractors and eventually Lamborghini tractors became one of the leading brands in Italy. But then Ferruccio switched to the production of expensive cars.

Lamborghini took the bull as a trademark for his cars, and not just because he was a Taurus himself, but also because he was fascinated by the Spanish-style bullfighting. This fascination arose when he once visited the Seville ranch of Don Eduardo Miura, where bulls were bred to fight in the arenas. Most of Lamborghini’s car model names related to bulls. One of the first models bore the name Miura. Today’s Gallardo model was named after a breed of fighting bulls. The Aventador from 2011 was named after the award-winning Spanish bull from the 20th century.

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