Watch Tonino Lamborghini Talk About His Father’s Legacy

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On April 28, 2016, petrolheads all over the world will celebrate 100 years since the birth of the Italian industrialist who founded the maddest car company of them all. Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini is his name and, as a nod to his legacy, the Italian manufacturer will unveil an Aventador-based limited-edition supercar at the Geneva Motor Show.
Its name is the Centenario and yes, that’s Italian for century. It is an interesting birthday present, but 770 horsepower coming from a 6.5-liter V12 aren’t enough to understand the magic and madness of the man who started the ball rolling. Italian automotive publication Quartamarcia thought that it would be best for the son of Ferruccio to tell his father’s story, from rags to riches, in front of the camera.

The 11-minute long interview you can watch below is filmed inside the Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini. It’s a place where grown men go weak at the knees. It’s a place where you’ll find a collection of has-beens and modern classics, from the 350 GT to the Reventon. Because Ferruccio’s first love were tractors, you’ll find a fair share of agricultural machines and memorabilia in the museum.

Tonino Lamborghini, the son of Ferruccio, understood that his father’s heritage should be made known to the car-loving public. He was 16 years old when he started to collect tractors and cars made by his father’s company. Everything Tonino collected over the years can be found in the museum. Owned and curated by Tonino himself, the Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini is located in Argelato, a few kilometers away from Renazzo, the birthplace of Ferruccio, and Sant’Agata Bolognese, the stomping ground of the Raging Bull.

I’m not the kind of car enthusiast to spoil the unplugged story of Ferruccio Lamborghini to you. But I wish to tell you that it’s worth seeing the interview to the end because Tonino’s account is far more emotional and surprising than what Wikipedia wants you to believe. That being said, kick back and enjoy!

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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