Friday, 4 May 2012
Much like the Ford GT40 - although for very different reasons - the 400GT was built to annoy Enzo Ferrari. (Well, technicially it was this car's predecessor, the 350GT, but let's not split hairs.) The legend goes that Ferruccio Lamborghini, a tractor manufacturer with an appetite for sports cars, approached Enzo Ferrari to ask for a better-quality clutch for his 250GT. The clutch had failed, and he'd discovered that it was the same type he used for his tractors. The famously mercurial Enzo rebuffed Ferruccio, telling him that he was just a farmer and couldn't possibly know anything about sports cars. The 350GT (later available with a larger engine to become the 400GT, as seen here) was Lamborghini's revenge. And the rest, as they say, is history.
This pristine 400GT was spotted by cncpics.com at the recent Californian Supercar Sunday meet - you can see their full coverage of the event here.
Posted by juice at 09:35