Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is definitely an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars and SUVs based in Sant'Agata Bolognese. The business is owned by the Volkswagen Group through its subsidiary Audi. Ferruccio Lamborghini, an Italian manufacturing magnate, founded Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini S.p.A. in 1963 to compete with established marques, including Ferrari. The organization was noted for employing a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive. Lamborghini grew rapidly during its first decade, but sales plunged in the wake of the 1973 worldwide financial downturn and the oil crisis.
The firm's ownership changed 3 times after 1973, including a bankruptcy in 1978. American Chrysler Corporation took control of Lamborghini in 1987 and sold it to Malaysian investment group Mycom Setdco and Indonesian group V'Power Corporation in 1994. In 1998, Mycom Setdco and V'Power sold Lamborghini to the Volkswagen Group where it was placed beneath the control of the group's Audi division. As of the 2018 model year, Lamborghini's automobile product range contains three model lines, two that are mid-engine two-seat sports cars while the 3rd one is a front-engined, all-wheel-drive SUV.
The V12-powered Aventador line contains the LP 740–4 Aventador S coupé and roadster. The V10-powered Huracán line currently includes the all-wheel-drive LP 610-4 coupé and spyder, the low-cost rear-wheel-drive LP 580-2 coupé and spyder and the absolute most powerful, track-oriented LP 640-4 Performanté coupé and spyder. With the intention of doubling its sales volume by 2019, Lamborghini also added an SUV named Urus in its line-up which will be powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine and utilizes a front-engine, all-wheel-drive layout.
Motori Marini Lamborghini produces a large V12 marine engine block for use in World Offshore Series Class 1 powerboat. A Lamborghini branded marine engine displaces approximately 8,171-cc (8.2 L) and outputs approximately 940 hp (700 kW). In the mid-1980s, Lamborghini produced a limited-production run of a 1,000 cc sports motorcycle. UK weekly newspaper Motor Cycle News reported in 1994 – when featuring a good example available through an Essex motorcycle retailer – that 24 examples were produced with a Lamborghini alloy frame having adjustable steering head angle, Kawasaki GPz1000RX engine/transmission unit, Ceriani front forks, and Marvin wheels.
The bodywork was plastic and fully integrated with front fairing merged in to the fuel tank and seat cover ending in a rear tail-fairing. The motorcycles were designed by Lamborghini stylists and created by French business Boxer Bikes. At the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Lamborghini unveiled the Asterion LPI910-4 hybrid concept car. Named following the half-man, half-bull hybrid (Minotaur) of Greek legend, it is the very first hybrid Lamborghini in the history of the company.
Utilising the Huracán's 5.2 liter V10 producing 607 hp (453 kW; 615 PS), along side one electric motor mounted on the transaxle and an additional two on the front axle, developing one more 300 hp (224 kW; 304 PS).