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Lamborghini V12 at 60° - The flagship Lamborghini engine: performance and emotion

Sant’Agata Bolognese, 16/06/2021: Ferruccio Lamborghini started his company in 1963 to create the perfect sports car. Lamborghini was clear he wanted a V12 engine: although the naturally aspirated V12 powerplant is challenging in terms of technology and dimensions, Lamborghini was adamant that it was the only possible choice for a top of the range Lamborghini. Thus, the Lamborghini V12 tradition was created, with the twelve-cylinder’s inimitable and emotive sound, acceleration and performance a part of the Lamborghini flagship legacy ever since.

The Lamborghini 350 GT presented in 1963 featured the V12 3.5 l engine developed in house under Giotto Bizzarrini, mounted at a 60° angle with a double overhead camshaft, and outputting 320 hp. The car’s broad front hosted the powerplant, adopting the mechanical layout common at the time and the concept that ‘the oxen pull the chariot’. Lamborghini 350 GT

Then as now, acceleration and the feeling of being ‘pressed’ into the seat are some of the most engaging sensations from a super sports car.

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