Though Lamborghini has been designing and building luxurious sports cars in Italy since 1963, Autobytel did not begin collecting Lamborghini pictures until 1999. In other words, Lamborghini got a solid head start. From the outset, Lamborghini was intended to compete primarily with Ferrari, another Italian sports car manufacturer. Lamborghini had a lot of catching up to do, but success of the Miura, in the mid-1960s, established the sports coupe standards that we know and love today: small, mid-engined, and rear wheel drive. The Miura’s early influence is apparent by browsing through Autobytel’s gallery of Lamborghini photos. Many other models are descendants of that triumphant design.
Autobytel’s carefully curated collection of Lamborghini images will provide photographic evidence of other notable Italian sports cars, even though the company itself wasn’t always financially stable. The 1970s were particularly difficult due to the oil crisis and the related global economic depression, and Lamborghini changed hands several times. Throughout this time, Lamborghini was still building cars, although many of the models during this era were closely related in mechanics and design to older models. Many of the similarities can be seen in the Lamborghini picture gallery.
In 1987, Chrysler took over Lamborghini as part of a strategy to enter the motorsports realm. This reign saw the release of the Diablo, a model released in the early 1990s and updated throughout the decade. Lamborghini further regained its footing after being acquired by Audi in 1998, releasing several more new models in the years since.