Thursday 12th March 1964
The first production Lamborghini, the 350GT, debuted at the Geneva Motor Show as a statement of Lamborghini’s intent to be a true player in the sports car market. The vehicle featured a four-cam V12 a fully synchronised five speed transmission, limited slip differential, four wheel independent suspension and four wheel disc brakes. An enthusiastic public reaction prompts production to begin. In 1966, Lamborghini extended the 350GT to create the 400GT 2+2. Touring devised an all-new (and some say better looking) body based on a lengthened wheelbase-version of the 350’s that managed to incorporate a pair of snug-fitting rear seats. The 400GT may have looked almost identical to the smaller car, but every panel was changed. The new 4.0-litre version of Bizzarni’s V12 was installed, bringing an additional slug of torque, and improving the driving experience even more.