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For this book report I did it on Cool Classics: Lamborghini. This book was actually pretty good; I learned a lot about Lamborghini and its amazing history.

Lamborghini¡¦s creator was a man named Ferruccio Lamborghini, a young man born on 4/28/1918. He grew up on a farm in Po Valley (Italy). Ferruccio was fascinated with farm machinery, His parents sent him to technical school to learn more about machinery. During World War 2 Ferruccio worked for the military fixing cars. When the war was over he made tractors out of old cars for farmers.

Ferruccio went to look for ex-employees of major car manufacturers to help him design his very first car. Many people thought of him as ¡§The Thief of Men¡¨ for going around and paying people to help him. Ferruccio got an all-star crew to help him.

The very first car that was built by Lamborghini was the Miura.

The Miura¡¦s first design had a V-12 engine and was 3 liters in size and used a single overhead cam design, the second was 3.5 liters in size and used a double overhead cam design. The engine built worked so well that it is still used in Lamborghini cars today. After the chassis was finished the car was complete.

The next car that he had I mind to build was the Countach. The Countach was a much better version of the Miura.

The last car built by Lamborghini was the Diablo. It is easily one of the best cars in the world, its engine performance is so good that the have been using the same engines since the days of the Miura.