CBS news legend and 60 Minutes star Morley Safer died today at age 84, only a week after he retired from the show, reports USA Today. Safer filed more than 900 reports in his 46 years as 60 Minutes’ longest-running correspondent, one of which was this delightful visit to the Lamborghini factory in Italy.
Happy 100th birthday to Ferruccio Lamborghini—the man who set out to build the ultimate grand tourer after a poor customer service experience with Enzo Ferrari.
This is the Lamborghini story like you’ve never heard it before: from the son of Ferruccio, Tonino Lamborghini, the kid sitting at the dinner table.
This is not a cutaway illustration. It’s the Marzal, the most important Lamborghini that never was. The love child of 50 square feet of glass and half a Miura engine, it was the epitome of Lamborghini’s pre-supercar design philosophy. Last month, the only one made was sold for $2.1 million.
Namesake for not only the eponymous 1966 supercar but most Lamborghinis, noted by Hemingway and countless dead matadors, these are the cunning, ferocious Miura bulls of Andalusia.
When Ferruccio Lamborghini commissioned a new V12 for his startup in 1963, few could have guessed that the resulting engine would remain in service until 2010. Now that 1–12–4–9–2–11-6–7–3–10–5–8 is the new 1–7–4–10–2–8–6–12–3–9–5–11, let’s take a look back.
In 1969, barely six years after its founding, a young Hungarian engineering student found himself at the Lamborghini factory. Presented here for the first time are his photographs of Miuras, Espadas and huge V12’s.