|2013 marks the 50th Anniversary for the Raging Bull Supercar manufacturers – Automobili Lamborghini. As previously mentioned on Motorsportchannel.com, Lamborghini has planned the major Grand Tour to commemorate this momentous occasion.|
The Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Grand Tour was one such activity which yesterday saw some 350 Lamborghinis from all over the world set off from Milan to Forte dei Marmi, one of the most exclusive and fashionable resorts on the Tyrrhenian coast. The Lamborghini 350-car convoy happens to be the largest gathering ever of the ‘Raging Bull’ cars. And, the most representation of participants in the Lamborghini Grand Tour was from the United Kingdom with 71 cars; followed by Italy, Germany and Switzerland with over 30 participants each. In addition, there were 21 cars with plates from the USA and 17 from China.
Historic Lamborghini cars participating in the Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Grand Tour included three 350 GTs, five 400 GTs, seventeen Miuras, eight Espadas, two Jaramas, six Urracos, 15 Countachs, one LM 002, 21 Diablos and 36 Murcielagos. The Lamborghini Gallardos topped the most represented variant, with 123 cars amongst the participants.
From embarkation point to Bobbio to Forte dei Marmi, the Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Grand Tour covered 270 km through scenic locations on the Italian mainland such as, the Aveto Natural Regional Park, the Trebbia River valley, the Saint Columbanus Monastery in Bobbio prior to arriving at Forte dei Marmi’s Piazza Marconi to the ‘awe’ of the provincial town’s residents.
Next on the agenda, the entourage will take off for Rome through the base of the Stormo of Air Force at Grosseto. Then, they will head to Bologna, crossing the towns of Orvieto, Arezzo and San Giustino Valdarno. On the 10th, the cars will arrive at Bologna, and on the next day celebrate proper the ‘Concorso di Eleganza Lamborghini 50° Anniversario’ or Lamborghini 50th Anniversary bash. The tour also ends at Sant’Agata Bolognese, headquarters of the House of the Raging Bull, where a gala dinner awaits the participants.
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, commented, “For 50 years, Lamborghini has been the object of dreams and the symbol of Made in Italy. Our supersports cars are always on the edge of the most advanced technological innovation and for this reason the claim that we have set for our anniversary is ‘100 years of innovation in half the time’. Since our founder Ferruccio Lamborghini first founded the company, a characteristic inherent in our DNA is to address the challenge and not overcome it, but to push boundaries to achieve something even more extraordinary.”