Fifty never looked so good! On May 8, a convoy of 350 Lamborghini super sports cars left from Milan, as the biggest reunion ever of cars from the House of the Raging Bull to start their Grand Tour. The tour kicks off the Lamborghini 50th Anniversary celebrations. Talk about a luxurious road trip!
The tour will pass through the beautiful landscapes of Lombardia, Toscana, Lazio, Umbria and Emilia Romagna, stopping over in Forte dei Marmi, Grosseto, Roma, San Giustino Valdarno and Bologna, where they will arrive this afternoon, May 10th.
Tomorrow, Saturday May 11th, the Lamborghinis will depart again for Sant’Agata Bolognese, for the final leg of the Lamborghini 50th Anniversary celebrations.
The convoy will be more than 4.5 km in length, with a dramatic combined power of more than 190,000 hp. It will be a true open air exhibition of all the models that wrote the history of the brand. From the first car produced in 1963, the 350 GT, it will include the entire model range right up to the current Gallardo and Aventador models.
Drivers and co-drivers will arrive from all over the world: with 65 percent men and 35 percent women, their ages range from 22 to 75 years old, underlining the passion for the brand that stays from one generation to the next.
The first rendezvous took place in Milan on May 7, when the Lamborghinis were parked at the parc fermé in Piazza Castello, and from there kicked off the road trip the next day to Bobbio.
Want to see where it all starts on your next trip to Italy?
See the birthplace of the most prestigious and sought-after super sportscars by booking a guided tour of their production lines at the Lamborghini factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese. You will see the assembly line of the Gallardo LP 560-4 and follow, step-by-step, the making of a super sportscar: from the bodyshell to the interior and the mounting of Lamborghini’s acclaimed V10 engine. Depending on the day’s production schedule, visitors may be able to see the handcrafted creation of an Aventador LP 700-4 and its V12 powerplant.
While there, you can also visit the upholstery department, which displays a vast amount of colored hide sheets. All leather used for the interiors is cut by a high-tech, computer-aided machine which sorts it according to three different levels of quality, avoiding waste of material; the leather is then manually stitched together. All areas such as seats, dashboards, tunnel and interior panels will be then covered by hand, ready to be positioned accordingly inside the brand new cars waiting on the assembly line.
Photos courtesy Lamborghini and Getty Images.