Which Entrepreneur Made Tractors Before Entering the Sports Car Business?
Farmers have been buying Lamborghinis for decades. And no, it’s not because they want to drive stylish sports cars up and down the barnyard. Ferruccio Lamborghini, the man who founded the company of his namesake, originally owned a tractor company. Lamborghini Trattori S.p.A was founded in 1948 in Cento, Italy.
Despite being famous for becoming a luxury car entrepreneur, it took Lamborghini fifteen years to begin producing sports cars. Lamborghini’s rise to prominence in the Italian automotive industry is a tale of success, colored by his feud with Ferrari, which put both companies in the spotlight as their bitter competition with one another grew in scale.