Lamborghini etymology: What does its name mean?

When you think Lamborghini, you think loud, crazy, over the top cars, but have you ever wondered where its name comes from? Well, wonder no more.


Lamborghini was established by and named after its founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini. Lamborghini wanted to create sports car company that would take on Ferrari.

Having owned several Ferrari cars himself, he found them too rough and unrefined as they were engineered to be race. So, unlike its rival, Lamborghini vehicles would be engineered specifically for driving on public roads.

Ferruccio Lamborghini made his money after the World War II with his tractor company, Lamborghini Trattori. The car company initially a spin off from tractor company. Ferruccio Lamborghini sold his tractor company in 1973, and tractors bearing his name are still sold today.




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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Editor-at-large — Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]


Lamborghini etymology: What does its name mean?