Over the years the Lamborghini has become the synonym with speed, quality and superb design. Its original owner, Ferruccio Lamborghini (who has passed away in 1993.) was originally a producer of tractors and the story goes he went to the Ferrari company and its director Enzo Ferrari to complain about the clutch of his Ferrari, who told him to stick to tractors as it was obvious he knew nothing about cars. Lamborghini went back to his factory, dismantled the clutch and realized it was the same clutch he uses for his tractors, he solved a problem with a spare part and this is how the Lamborghini sport cars came into existence. Even though the Lamborghini company went through its share of financial difficulties, bankruptcy was declared in 1980.
Lamborghini cars have ever since became the synonyms with style, sophistication and speed. The Countach, Murcielago and Diablo became the most coveted supercars in the world, the famous Diablo was even featured in the driving computer game "Need for Speed" and numerous other car-racing computer games. The recent models of Murcielago have been featured in number of movies most prominent being "Batman Begins" and "Rocky Balboa". Another long time favorite and the most coveted car among the car collectors is the Miura, which took its name from the famous trainer of fighting-bulls.
It was first shown at the 1965. Turin Auto Show and was admired for its superb performance and even more gorgeous looks. This particular model launched the Lamborghini into the prestigious market of high quality and high performance super cars and in 1967. 111 Miuras were sold.
Lamborghini has also developed a racing version of Murcielago, the Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT, which secured its first GT victory in 2007. at FIA GT Championship China Ground.