Everybody knows the Lamborghini brand and has heard about the luxurious sports cars manufactured by this Italian company. The best place to see these amazing cars is the Lamborghini Museum that must be part of your itinerary when you visit Italy.
The Lamborghini Company was founded in 1963 in the village of San’Agata Bolognese and it’s still running today. The complex at San’Agata Bolognese also includes, besides the factory, a museum of cars. The cars that are displayed for the visitors include vintage, concept cars and race cars manufactured over the time by Lamborghini.
This museum was opened in 1995 and was renovated in 2001. The Lamborghini Museum was designed with a window overlooking the factory floor an allowing you to watch the entire car production process. At its beginning, the museum was free of admission fee. Today, only the windows remain unchanged, because the admission fee… Well that exists nowadays.
The car collection you can admire at this museum is amazing and is displayed on two levels. Even if the cars are polished and shiny their age still stands out. These cars were driven by people that took good care of them. The interesting thing is that many of the cars come from the company’s founder collection. You can see a 400 GT, a P250, a Miura SV, a Jamara S or an Espada that were owned by Ferruccio Lamborghini and even some tractors.
On the first level, the Lamborghini Museum is like an “exquisite” parking lot that includes Lamborghini that were built in different periods of time. Trust me when I say that this is the car’s heaven. You can admire a 1963 Lamborghini 350 GT, the first model built by Ferruccio Lamborghini or the first chassis #00001.
The second floor hosts some of the racing cars manufactured by Lamborghini between 1980 and 1990. You can also admire some of the concept cars designed by this company and the famous window that provides you the opportunity to watch the “birth” of a new Lamborghini. The cars displayed include a 1989 Larousse F1, a 1991 LAMBO F1, three Lamborghini equipped with a V8 engine or a 1992 Diablo Roaster.
On the museum’s walls you can admire pictures of Ferruccio and his life. There are also displayed brochures, books and scale models about the history of the Lamborghini Company and its cars. If you want to buy some souvenirs in order to remember the time spent in the Lamborghini Museum, you can go to the gift shop opened in the same location. It’s a real adventure to find it, because when you finish visiting the museum you have to head to another building.
You can also have the opportunity to make a factory tour, but for that you must arrange the visit in advance, using the Internet. But if you have small children or you don’t want to pay some extra money for the factory tour, you can use the window that offers you a great view.
The Lamborghini Museum is truly an amazing place where you discover an incredible piece of car history. It’s a place that makes you think about how much the car industry has developed in time. My advice: go and visit the museum and after you’ve done that go visit Italy! You will experience twice heaven on Earth!
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