Celebrating 50 years of Lamborghini

To celebrate 50 years of the Lamborghini supercar, a massive 350-strong cavalcade has embarked upon a grand tour of Italy.

(Credit: Lamborghini)

To celebrate 50 years of the Lamborghini supercar, a massive 350-strong cavalcade has embarked upon a grand tour of Italy.

It's the biggest collection of the luxury supercars ever in one place: 350 Lamborghinis from all around the world, touring Italy to celebrate 50 years since the formation of Automobili Lamborghini in decadent 1963. The convoy, containing around 700 participants from 29 different countries, reaches 4.5 kilometres long, and the cars contain a massive combined 190,000 horsepower.

In 2012, Lamborghini produced just 2197 cars worldwide.

The very first Lamborghini production car, the 1964 350GT. (Credit: Lamborghini)

The convoy departed from Piazza Castello in Milan on 7 May, arriving at luxury tourist town Forte dei Marmi the next day, covering around 270 kilometres and taking in the Aveto Natural Regional Park and the Trebbia River valley along the way. Next stop will be 390 kilometres to Rome, followed by 388 kilometres to Bologna and finally arriving at Sant'Agata Bolognese on 11 May, celebrating with a gala dinner.

The UK has the strongest representation in the convoy, with 71 cars; Italy, Germany and Switzerland are next, with over 30 participants each. Twenty one cars come from the US, and 17 from China. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, the Principality of Monaco, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the Netherlands, Tunisia and the Ukraine are also all represented.

"For 50 years, Lamborghini has been the object of dreams and the symbol of 'made in Italy'," said Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "Our supersports cars are always on the edge of the most advanced technological innovation, and for this reason, the claim that we have set for our anniversary is '100 years of innovation in half the time'. Since our founder Ferruccio Lamborghini first founded the company, a characteristic inherent in our DNA is to address the challenge and not overcome it, but to push boundaries to achieve something even more extraordinary."

The convoy in Milan before departing for Forte dei Marmi. (Credit: Lamborghini)

Via www.lamborghini.com

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