The man who built it, Ferruccio Lamborghini, was a perpetual
malcontent who was never quite happy with anything, including the fleet
of Ferraris he amassed as his wealth grew. He considered them loud and
unrefined, brutish racecars haphazardly adapted for the road. He told
Enzo Ferrari how he might improve his cars. Ferrari told him, in no
uncertain terms, to get lost.
The temperamental Italian wouldn't have it, so he went home and began
developing his first sports car. It would typify the Italian aesthetic:
flashy, gorgeous, expensive and – despite his best efforts as a skilled
engineer – temperamental. But it was the rolling embodiment of his
vision for the perfect car.
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