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nostalgia. In 1964, Lamborghini invented a V12 for Ferrari competitors.

Ferrucio Lamborghini owns a prosperous company for the sale of agricultural tractors; epicurien, il possède quelques bolides rouges en provenance de Maranello. Mais il n’en est pas parfaitement content; il y aurait bien quelques points de détails à meliorer…

One day, I arrived at the Ferrari factory and met Enzo lui—me who explained to me that he attended a sporting career. The entertainment went badly and Enzo renvoie Ferrucio dans les cordes, estimating that a vendor of tracteurs n’a rien à lui apprendre.

Rouge, Paul McCartney's Lamborghini 400 GT, is equipped with a 4 liter V12 (exactly 3,929 cm3 - bore of 82 mm and course of 62 mm). Photo Lamborghini

Rouge, Paul McCartney’s Lamborghini 400 GT, is equipped with a 4 liter V12 (exactly 3,929 cm3 – bore of 82 mm and course of 62 mm). Photo Lamborghini

Le defi est lance

C’est mal connaître Lamborghini. Et sa determination of him. Il va s’atteler à la construction d’un motor, le plus puissant V12. Finally, he recruited Giotto Bizzarini, an engineer born in 1926 et… old Ferrari; C’est à lui que l’on doit la majeure partie de la Ferrari 250 GTO et son motor V12.

The Lamborghini is quickly rejoined by Giampaolo Dallara and Paolo Stanzani who are arriving at the Modène plant. It was in 1963, at the Turin salon, that the history of Lamborghini debuted, with the presentation of the 350 GT.

A contract with bonus

If the voiture n’est pas une réussite esthétique, c’est sous le capot que la merveille: a 12 cylinders in V of 3,464 cm3 that develops 370 ch. Plus 100 chevaux au litre.

Ferrucio Lamborghini in avait rêvé ; Bizzarini was designed in partant d’une ébauche qu’il connaissait bien, le V12 Ferrari; mais en améliorant le dessin, en installant quatre arbres à came en tête alimentés par six carburateurs double corps Weber.

For motiver Bizzarini, Lamborghini avait ajouté une clause à son contrat: a bonus chaque fois que 10 chevaux supplémentaires étaient obtainus.

This is the carrossier Sargiotto who designed the 350 GTV concept, which would become the 350 GT, the first work of Lamborghini.  Photo Lamborghini

This is the carrossier Sargiotto who designed the 350 GTV concept, which would become the 350 GT, the first work of Lamborghini. Photo Lamborghini

A formula 1 engine

After 370 hours at 9,000 tours, Lamborghini gave up three quickly compte which are V12 not adapted to the road; c’est un motor de F1.

Bizzarini avait même prévu de lui faire franchir la barre des 400 ch en atteignant 10 000 t/min avec des carburateurs plus gross…

Paolo Stanzani will give back to the civilizer for the power to use the moteur sur des regimes intermediaries; Sans modifier les performances d’origine et sans toucher aux charactéristiques de base du moteur.

With 280 hp at 6,500 tours/minutes, the V12 propels the 350 GT at over 250 km/h. Nous sommes in 1964.

The revolution of the Miura established the central position at the rear (transversely and not plus longitudinally) of the V12 so long as the trees came to the rear and the carburettors remained vertically.  Photo Lamborghini

The revolution of the Miura established the central position at the rear (transversely and not plus longitudinally) of the V12 so long as the trees came to the rear and the carburettors remained vertically. Photo Lamborghini

Unite 400 GT and put…

In 1966, Lamborghini améliores are built on the 400 GT, where an example will be acquired by Paul McCartney, the number 1141 which he kept for 10 years. Pendant ce temps, un châssis inconnu was exhibited in Turin in 1965.

Peu remarqué, il faudra attendre le salon de Genève in 1966 pour découvrir la Miura. Encore a revolution of the V12 Lamborghini. Cette fois-ci, il est positionné de manière transversale. Entirely made in aluminum, the motor and its organs do not claim to weigh 270 kg!

Cloisonné, it is lubricated by a carter sec tandis that are suitable for hauts régimes vient en part du volant moteur réduit, permis par les pignons d’entraînement de boîte et l’embrayage.

Plus de quarante ans

Since they were launched in 1964, the V12 has become a reference in matière de couple, elasticité, reliability, durability. The evolution was jusque dans les années 90 pour atteindre une cylindrée de 6,495 liters et une puissance de plus de 500 ch.

After important structural evolutions, the dernier V12 of the history of the brand is celui of the Aventador Ultimae. In 2023, Lamborghini, desormais proprieté d’Audi, passera à l’hybridation.

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