Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Grand Tour brings 350 supercars to Milan
Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Grand Tour event kicked off yesterday in Milan with a stunning display of 350 supercars, 320 privately owned and 30 courtesy cars for guests and press, forming the largest gathering of Lamborghini models ever. The actual tour started today 8th May at 10 am from the picturesque Piazza Castello and will end on the 11th May in Sant’Agata Bolognese, home of the exclusive manufacturer.
Lamborghini has revealed that the convoy will be 4 km long and will feature an astonishing 190,000 HP on the roads it will cover. The cars participating at the 'Grande Giro' Lamborghini come from 29 different countries and more than 700 guests are expected to take on the tour, which will go through the most famous Italian cities, like Milan, Rome and Bologna across the Lombardia, Tuscany, Lazio and Emilia Romagna regions.
“For 50 years, Lamborghini has been the object of dreams and the symbol of Made in Italy. Our supersports cars are always on the edge of the most advanced technological innovation and for this reason the claim that we have set for our anniversary is ‘100 years of innovation in half the time’. Since our founder Ferruccio Lamborghini first founded the company, a characteristic inherent in our DNA is to address the challenge and not overcome it, but to push boundaries to achieve something even more extraordinary,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Lamborghini. "The 50th Anniversary Grand Tour, with more than 700 participants representing 29 countries, is evidence of the global dimension our brand enjoys today, and the strength of the Lamborghini myth that continues to grow.”
The UK has the biggest number of cars participating at the event with 71 Lambos, followed by Italy, Germany and Switzerland with over 30 cars each. The are 21 cars brought from across the pond and 17 from China. Other countries attending the event are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Principato di Monaco, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Ukraine.
The Lamborghini taking part in the 50th Anniversary tour are three 350 GTs, five 400 GTs, seventeen Miuras, eight Espadas, two Jaramas, six Urracos, 15 Countachs, one LM 002, 21 Diablos and 36 Murcielagos. But the real star of the event, as well as the best selling model of all times, is the Gallardo with 123 units. The oldest driver of the Grand Tour convoy is a 75-year-old Frenchman, while the youngest is a 22-year-old from Kuwait.
Our photographer was in Milan to snap pictures of the most impressive Lamborghini displayed at the gathering in Piazza Castello before the beginning of the 'Grande Giro'. Enjoy our gallery.