What are the origins of the Lamborghini name and logo?
Lamborghini has a beautiful sound to it, but what are the origins of the Lamborghini name and logo? Do they have a special history? Does it have anything to do with the unique names that Lamborghini models carry? We will go into all that and more.
Where does the Lamborghini name come from?
Lamborghini is actually a surname. More specifically it’s the surname of Ferruccio Lamborghini who first began an agriculture tractor business, then a marine business before eventually opening the Lamborghini automobile company in 1963.
Significance of the raging bull in the Lamborghini logo
We bring up Ferruccio Lamborghini early, because the idea for the raging bull logo stems from him. Ever since he visited the Seville ranch of Don Eduardo Miura, he had a fascination with Spanish fighting bulls. In fact, you may have recognized the Miura name up there.
When Lamborghini released the Miura back in 1966 it was indeed named for the bull breeder and his breed of famous fighting bulls, and that is not the only model to take its name from the world of bullfighting.
What Lamborghini models are named after?
Miura 1966-1972: Named for the Miura family and its line of Spanish fighting bulls.
Islero 1968-1969: Named for the Miura bull that killed bullfighter Manolete in 1947.
Espada 1968-1978: the Spanish word for sword also a common synonym used to refer to a bullfighter.
Jarama 1970-1976: Named after a historic Spanish bullfighting region.
Urraco 1973-1979: Named after a famous bull breed.
Jalpa 1981-1988: Named after a famous bull breed.
Diablo 1990-2001: Named after a vicious bull that fought against El Chicorro in 1869.
Murcielago 2001-2010: Named after a famous bull whose life was spared by El Lagartijo in 1879.
Gallardo 2003-2013: Named for one of the five Spanish bull breed castes.
Reventon 2008-2010: Named for the bull that defeated Felix Guzman in 1943.
Aventador 2011-Present: Named for a famous bull that fought in 1993.
Huracan 2014-Present: Named for a famous bull that fought in 1879.
Lamborghini models whose names weren’t inspired by bullfighting
Even with all those models named after famous bulls and bullfighting in general, there are a few models that do not have any known relation to bullfighting. Among them are the obvious numbered ones like the 350 GT and the 400 GT along with the LM002. Also the Countach and the and the Silhouette have no connection to bullfighting.