As for Ferrari, there are 2 Lamborghini museums, a few kilometers apart. The Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum, subject of this page, is dedicated to the life and work of the founder of the famous bull brand. The second, Lamborghini Museum – MUDETEC, is linked to the sports cars brand. Unlike the Ferrari museums, these 2 museums are independent. However, I cannot advise you enough to visit the 2 that I find very complementary. The Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum was created in 2014 by Tonino Lamborghini to pay tribute to his father. Located about fifteen km from Bologna, it retraces on about 9000 m2 the Lamborghini industrial adventure born in 1947 with the first agricultural tractor.
The museum is vast, you can easily turn around the cars. It is divided into several spaces dedicated to the different themes presented. Large red pipes on the ceiling recall the industrial aspect, while carpets and armchairs distributed in the halls give an almost “cozy” side to the visit.
Because of its theme, the Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum mainly exhibits the models developed by Lamborghini while Ferruccio was the boss. The GTV 350, a unique model owned by Ferruccio Lamborghini, exhibited at the 1963 Turin Motor Show, gave birth to the 350 GT and 400 GT of the 1960s, the first Lamborghini productions. A major milestone in the history of the brand, the Lamborghini Miura is often considered the first supercar in history, especially in its Miura SV version. The story continues with the Islero and Jarama, then the Espada, the sublime (in my opinion) 4-seater coupe with front V12 engine and butterfly (or gull wing) doors, the “small” Urraco to the Countach, another milestone that succeeded the Miura. An LM-002, the precursor of large sports SUVs is also presented.
We see in particular the personal Miura and Countach of Ferruccio Lamborghini, easy to recognize because surrounded by ropes. The Museum also exhibits style studies, prototypes and an interesting “exploded” Espada, chassis-engine on the ground and bodywork on the wall.
Another area presents the personal cars of Ferruccio Lamborghini and his family, from the small Fiat Topolino of the post-war period to more sporty and luxurious cars, Mustang, Porsche, Mercedes, Rolls-Royce… There is also the Fiat Barchetta Sport modified by him to race the 1948 Mille Miles. Not to mention a strange Mercedes-AMG coupe customized quite spectacularly belonging to Tonino Lamborghini.
Outside of cars
If Lamborghini is known to enthusiasts for its fantastic cars, Ferruccio Lamborghini started after the war by building agricultural tractors, first in an artisanal way from military surpluses, to become over the years one of the important players in the field (the brand still exists, belonging to the Deutz-Fahr group). There are therefore nearly thirty tractors on display, since the very first Carioca in 1948. There are also motorcycles, bicycles and scooters. Rarer, a helicopter prototype and a huge offshore boat, powered by 2 V12 Lamborghini of 8.2L, several times World Champion in its category. The V12 delivering 775CV is also on display next to the boat. Another racing V12 is exhibited, the one that was used in F1 for a few years in the early 1990s. Less spectacular, some air conditioning and refrigeration systems remind that this was also an important and innovative activity of the Lamborghini group.
The decoration includes many documents and photos illustrating this industrial adventure. Office or industrial objects and mannequins exhibited next to the museum’s pieces connect them to their time. As said above, the visit of the Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum is from this point of view a very interesting complement to the visit of the Lamborghini Museum – MUDETEC of Sant’Agata Bolognese.
At the entrance is a reproduction of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s personal office while at the back of the building a large auditorium can be rented for events. A shop offers signed objects, books, textiles. However, these objects are not marked with the Lamborghini bull, since the brand now belongs to the VAG Group. Vast free parking.
Website (in English and Italian): https://www.museolamborghini.com
|Tuesday to Friday||10am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm|
|Saturday||10am – 1pm and 2pm – 6.30pm|
|Closed on Mondays and Sundays|
|Annual closing 2022 from August 6th to August 22nd|
|Closure possible during private events, see here planned closing dates|
|Seniors (over 65 years), Youth (6 to 14 years), Students, PRM||10,00 €|
|Children (under 6 years old)||Free|
|Groups (more than 15 people), per person: contact the museum firstname.lastname@example.org|
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