A film chronicling the life and career of Ferruccio Lamborghini is planned to go into production this year.
The story of supercar visionary Ferruccio Lamborghini is a fascinating one, and a recent announcement from the production company The AMBI Group, it has been confirmed that work has already started on a biopic.
A working title of Lamborghini – The Legend has been given to the new film, which will document the life of the Italian entrepreneur, best known for his part in rivalling Ferrari like no other Italian car manufacturer could.
Ferruccio was born in 1916, and after cutting his teeth fixing World War 2 machinery in the Italian Royal Air Force went on to return to his family’s farming roots, by producing some very capable farm machinery.
Undoubtedly the biggest part of the Ferruccio legend comes from the stories surrounding his notorious falling out with Enzo Ferrari, which ultimately kick-started his desire to build better high performance cars. Racing was never a priority, as Ferruccio never had any interest in taking his cars on track, which was totally at odds with Ferrari’s ethos.
The film is set to be shot on location in Italy later this year, and will cover all aspects of Ferruccio’s life and business ventures, not just the cars. With Lamborghini’s son, Tonino, it will explore the legacy of Lamborghini, and why the name lives on to this day.
Andrea Iervolino, the owner of the company bankrolling the film commented: ‘Ferruccio Lamborghini was a pioneering businessman who brought honor to Italy and helped raise worldwide awareness for not just cars, but all products made in Italy. He started from scratch, relying only on his great passion and an unbridled desire to succeed in life — a desire he fulfilled.’