Lamborghini 350GT Arrives to Rival Ferrari

The Lamborghini 350 GT was the first production sports car to come out of the Lamborghini assembly line in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy, in 1963 to compete against the Italian sports carmaker Ferrari. Some talented engineers who were in Ferrari’s former employ were behind the development of the Lamborghini 350 GT, a grand tourer. Its quad-cam V12 engine was designed by Giotto Bizzarini, a former chief engineer at Ferrari. The power plant of the Lamborghini 350 GT has the capability to reach speed in triple digits at top form. This car has a top speed of 244.6 kilometers per hour (152 miles per hour), capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, and from 0 to 100 mph in 17 seconds.

Lamborghini 350 GT

Among this sports car’s other features are an aluminum body designed by Franco Scaglione who was also behind the classic designs of Alfa Romeo and Fiat car bodies. The Lamborghini 350 GT has four-wheel independent suspension, and the body was constructed with aluminum alloy panels fixed directly to a tubular frame. Side-mounted carburetors were installed for a more efficient engine heat reduction. One hundred forty-three Lamborghini 350 GT units were produced before it was replaced in 1966 by the Lamborghini 400 GT which has a larger engine.