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It’s hard to imagine that the man whose name graces the world’s most extreme sports cars started out building tractors. A successful industrialist who also made heaters and air conditioners, Ferruccio Lamborghini bought a couple of Ferraris but found them – and Enzo Ferrari himself – somewhat lacking, and decided to launch his own marque in 1963. And truly, Lamborghini has managed to make Ferraris feel a little tame by comparison ever since. Having overseen the debut of his first car in 1963 and several other models since Lamborghini sold the company in the ‘70s; in 1997 it was acquired by the Volkswagen Group and placed under Audi’s aegis.