A new car from one of the most magical names in motoring - Lamborghini -has always been an occasion. When the Diablo was introduced to an adoring publicit was not only one of the most beautiful looking performance cars of its time butthe fastest of them all! This programme traces the development of Diablo, from thedrawing board to the Autostrada. We go on the road with one of the world’s most experiencedhigh-speed test drivers, Mario Mezzanotte, and ex-world rally champion Sandro Munari.At the Nardo test track the cameras actually record a lap at 212 mph (340 kph)! Equallythrilling is the experience of 160 mph on a busy motorway!
The film will follow the launch of Lamborghini’s career as a manufacturer of tractors, a creator of military vehicles during World War II, and the designer of Lamborghini cars, which he launched in 1963 as the high-end sports car company Automobili Lamborghini. He sold his automobile interests in the late 1970s and died in 1993.
When Ferruccio Lamborghini startled the automotive world with his 350GTV prototype in 1963, it signaled the beginning of an era - the era of The Bull. In the spring of 2003, hundreds of Lamborghini owners, their cars and other special guests were invited to an exclusive gathering in Italy. Now, you have a backstage pass to all of the events that took place that special weekend.