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Lamborghini Started as a Tractor Company


Interesting Facts in Easy English

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • army surplus: extra machinery from the army
  • wealthy: rich
  • factory: a building or group of buildings where parts are assembled
  • clutch: the part of a car that connects and disconnects the engine from the transmission
  • hire: to give a person a job

Lamborghini Started as a Tractor Company

Ferruccio Lamborghini was always interested in engines, and he loved any kind of vehicle. After World War II, he began to build tractors out of army surplus supplies. By 1960, his tractor company was producing close to 400 tractors a month, and he was a very wealthy man. Lamborghini loved owning and driving sports cars. one story, he was inspired to build his own sports car, because a Ferrari that he owned had a clutch. He opened a new factory, and hired some successful engine builders. His first was the Lamborghini 350 GT, which in 1964.

Comprehension Questions

  1. What did Ferruccio Lamborghini produce before he started making sports cars?
  2. Why does this report mention the army?
  3. When did the first Lamborghini sports car come out?

Discussion Questions: If you could own any type of sports car, which would it be and why?

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