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With its special “Real-life Dream Cars” exhibition, Audi Tradition explores the contents of the Lamborghini treasure-chest in depth. From March 2 to July 31, it is exhibiting ten Lamborghini design studies that have never before been seen together. The most spectacular of these cars: the Lamborghini 400 GT Monza built in 1966, which only came to light again in 2005.
Design icons and no-compromise driving machines: production cars from the Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini are among the most fascinating, unusual automobiles the world has ever seen. Yet in the early days these incredible sports cars were little more that a vision – a gleam in the eye of the man who planned to build them.
From dream to supercar
Many legendary designers have worked on transforming Lamborghini’s “dreams for men” into reality, for example Marcello Gandini, Nuccio Bertone, Walter de’Silva and Luc Donckerwolke. Ferruccio Lamborghini was firmly convinced that “Before anything can happen you need a dream!” His dream of the perfect car prevailed in the end, despite several setbacks on the way.
Revolutionary design with the bull as its emblem
The first of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s dreams was realised by Franco Scaglione in 1963: the 350 GTV design study, the first sports car to bear the “fighting bull” emblem. This was the start of a legend – but other visionary creations were to follow. Some of them went into production almost unchanged, for example the Countach or the Murciélago. Others remained one-off projects – but all of them had one thing in common the search for something new and revolutionary.
Ten design studies at the Audi museum mobile
The Audi museum mobile has now brought together ten of these real-life dream cars for the first time, including the Lamborghini P 132 – the “original Diablo” of 1986, the Lamborghini Diablo Roadster prototype (1992) and the Lamborghini Calà (1995). Other cars on display: the Lamborghini P 147 Acosta (1997), the Lamborghini P 147 Canto (1997), the Lamborghini Concept S (2005) and the 2006 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Versace.
A stimulating blend of historic exhibits and contemporary forms of presentation.