Automobili Lamborghini (Lamborghini) is an Italian automobile brand established in 1963. Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of Lamborghini, started with an auto and motorcyle repair shop after World War II, expanded to producing tractors for agriculture and heaters and A/C units for buildings. With the help of an engineer, Giampaolo Dallara, a quad cam, 48 valve V-12 was designed and built and placed in a prototype vehicle, the Lamborghini 350 GTV in 1963. The production model was named 350 GT and it's successor 400 GT.
The Lamborghini Miura came in 1966 and the legendary LP400 Countach in 1973.
The tractor part was sold in 1972 due to a large order cancellation that brought the firm into financial hardship. The rest of the company was sold in the seventies and had different ownerships until Chrysler bought Lamborghini in 1987. Chrysler helped in the development of the Lamborghini Diablo, but sold the company in 1994 to an investment group. Audi bought Lamborghini in 1998 and Lamborghini is still under the Volkswagen umbrella.