Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Lamborghini 350 GTV

This 1963 prototype represents the zenith of Ferruccio Lamborghini's consumer disgruntlement. A tractor manufacturer with a Ferrari he wasn't happy with, he was sidelined by Enzo and his boys - the complaints of a simple farmer weren't worth much to them - so he developed the 350 GTV out of pure spite. Or so the story goes.
With a Bizzarrini-designed 3.5-litre V12 clothed in bodywork by Scaglione, the prototype informed the forthcoming production 350GT very thoroughly, its controversial fastback styling making it look like some kind of sixties spaceship. It caused quite a stir at the 1963 Turin Motor Show. It still does today...

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