Why is Lamborghini using exactly a bull in their logo and why does Rolls Royce only use synonyms of ghosts for their models? Each month, we will feature another manufacturer! Lamborghini will lead the way. Everyone has heard of their passion for fighting bulls. But what exactly is the background of the brand Lamborghini?
It all started with the visit of Feruccio Lamborghini, founder of the brand, to the ranch of Don Eduardo Miura, a known Spanish breeder of fighting bulls. Impressed by the majestic animals, the name of the breeder as well as the bull as a symbol for power and elegance found their way into the brand of Lamborghini. This resulted in the Lamborghini Miura, one of the first two seaters with a powerful engine. For the first time, a car wore the now world famous bull logo by Lamborghini and earned global attention as the flagship of the manufacturer.
Subsequently, almost all new models were named after a bull, a breeder or other things of the bull fighting environment, as this brought so much attention and success to the brand:
- Espada: Sword, rapier of the matador
- Islero: Fighting bull, killed the fighter Manolete in 1947
- Jarama: region of fighting bulls in Spain
- Urraco: Spanish breed of fighting bulls
- Jalpa: Jalpa Kandachia, Spanish breed of fighting bulls
- Diablo: famous fighting bull, fought against El Chicorro (famous matador)
- Murciélago: fighting bull who fought so well that his life was spared. He lived on as a breeding bull whose descendants are still fighting in Spanish bull fighting arenas.
- Gallardo: one of five main bull fighting breeds
- Reventón: Fighting bull who killed its matador
- Aventador: famous fighting bull known for its courage
- Veneno: Fighting bull who killed its matador
- Huracán: Fighting bull of the Spanish breed Conte de La Patilla, never lost a fight