It’s hard to imagine that the man whose name graces the world’s most extreme sports cars started out building tractors. A successful industrialist who also made heaters and air conditioners, Ferruccio Lamborghini bought a couple of Ferraris but found them — and Enzo Ferrari himself — somewhat lacking and decided to launch his own marque in 1963.
And truly, Lamborghinis have managed to make Ferraris feel a little tame by comparison ever since. Having overseen the debut of his first car in 1963 and several other models since, Lamborghini sold the company in the ‘70s; in 1997 it was acquired by the Volkswagen Group and placed under Audi’s aegis. Here are our picks of the 10 coolest Lambos ever made:
10. 350GT, 1964-1966:
9. Miura, 1966-1973:
The Miura, styled by Bertone, remains one of the most beautiful sports cars ever built. Famed owners like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Miles Davis certainly agreed on that.