Classic Lamborghini Tyres
On the following pages, Longstone Classic Tyres give classic tyre fitment recommendations for Lamborghini cars.
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Classic Lamborghinis, such as 350 GT and 400 GT 2+2, all left the factory fitted with the 205 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72 tyre that has recently been re produced by PIRELLI for Longstone tyres.
Classic Lamborghinis, such as the Urraco and early Countach of the 1970's, fitted Michelin XWX tyres with a 70% profile. Later the Lamborghini Countach moved on to ultra low profile PIRELLI tyres, Longstone Tyres are able to supply the PIRELLI P-Zero Asimmetrico.
Lamborghini has long been associated with excitement and excess in the automotive industry, but this has not always been the case. It may be all about speed and volume these days, but the company's beginnings are quite different. The Lamborghini Automobili firm was founded by Italian entrepreneur Ferruccio Lamborghini. Ferruccio, who was born in 1916, worked as a mechanic in the Italian Royal Air Force during WWII before going into business constructing tractors out of excess World War II military hardware.
Lamborghini's tractor firm was rapidly expanding by the mid-1950s, and by the time he moved into building boilers and air-conditioning systems in 1960, he had established himself as one of Italy's leading manufacturers. With growing success came increased cash, which prompted Ferruccio to buy a fleet of sports automobiles, one of which was a Ferrari 250GT. This acquisition sparked the notion for Ferruccio Lamborghini to establish a vehicle business, as he believed the Ferrari was too noisy and abrasive for suitable road cars, resembling repurposed track cars.
Ferruccio Lamborghini founded his vehicle company in 1963 with the intention of building a polished GT automobile to compete with goods from renowned marques like as Ferrari. The company's first models, such as the 350 GT, were debuted in the mid-1960s. Lamborghini is best known for the 1966 Miura sports coupé, which had a rear mid-engine and rear-wheel-drive setup.
Lamborghini grew rapidly in its first ten years, but sales fell precipitously in the aftermath of the 1973 worldwide financial collapse and oil crisis. After selling the company to Georges-Henri Rossetti and René Leimer, Ferruccio Lamborghini resigned in 1974. After declaring bankruptcy in 1978, the business was placed under the receivership of brothers Jean-Claude and Patrick Mimran in 1980. By 1984, the Mimrans had acquired the company out of receivership and invested heavily in its expansion. Under the Mimrans' leadership, Lamborghini's model line expanded from the Countach to include the Jalpa and the LM002 off-road vehicle.
The Mimrans decided to sell Lamborghini to Chrysler Corporation in 1987. After substituting the Countach with the Diablo and abandoning the Jalpa and LM002, Chrysler sold Lamborghini to Malaysian investment company Mycom Setdco and Indonesian group V'Power Corporation in 1994. Mycom Setdco and V'Power sold Lamborghini to the Volkswagen Group in 1998, and it was placed under the management of the group's Audi division. Following the global financial crisis and the ensuing economic disaster, Lamborghini's sales decreased by around 50% in the late 2000s. Lamborghini's CEO stated in 2021 that by 2024, all of its vehicles will be electric hybrids.