Lamborghini Museum | S. Agata Bolognese
Emilia Romagna, Italy
The Museo Lamborghini in Sant’Agata Bolognese is an automobile museum owned by famous Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini.
Opened in 2011 and renovated in 2016, the museum is located in the village of Sant’Agata Bolognese, about 30 kilometers / 19 miles north-west of Bologna, northern Italy.
The museum is adjacent to the headquarters of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A, a world-renowned Italian car brand currently part of the Volkswagen / Audi group.
On two levels, the museum’s permanent exhibition presents Lamborghini’s history and a selection of sports cars produced by the automaker from the 1960s to the present, displayed on a rotating basis.
The first part of the exhibition focuses the early history of the factory founded in 1963 by industrialist Ferruccio Lamborghini with the aim to create luxury sports cars which could compete with Ferrari’s, as well on as some iconic models of the time, such as the 350 GT (1964) and the Miura (1966).
The second part features a selection of Lamborghini’s famous models, such as Countach (1974), Diablo (1990), Murciélago (2001), Gallardo (2003), Sesto Elemento (2012), and Huracán (2014). For those who don’t know it, all Lamborghinis are traditionally named after bull breeds or other elements of Spanish bullfighting. The section also feature the only Formula One car made completely by Lamborghini, the 1991 Lambo 291.
A third part of the exhibition illustrates various technological achievements related to the development of Lamborghini’s automobiles, such as 4-wheel drive, aluminum and carbon fiber chassis, and hybrid engines.
The fourth section features the various V8, v10 and V12 engines adopted by the Bolognese automaker.
Finally, the last part of the permanent exhibition presents the latest car models produced by Lamborghini (the Ursus SUV in 2018, for example).
Along with the museum, the public can also visit the adjacent Lamborghini factory and automobile assembly line (visits must be booked in advance).
The museum doen’t have a bar, but includes a gift shop.
Exterior view of Lamborghini’s museum and headquarters near Bologna; photo: Automotive Rhythms
View of the museum’s galleries; foreground: Lamborghini Miura concept (2006); photo courtesy of Lamborghini
A 1964 350 GT (top) and a 1966 400 GT (bottom); photos courtesy of Lamborghini
Red Miura and a Countach side by side; photo by Alessandro
Body and engine of a Murciélago; photo: NAParish
Top, foreground, the Lambo 291 Formula One car (1991). Bottom; foreground, a Lamborghini Veneno limited edition supercar; photos courtesy of Lamborghini
The assembly line of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Super Trofeo; photo: Automotive Rhythms
Cover image, interior view of the museum with a Lamborghini Diablo; photo: Delphinidaesy
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