Home of the Raging Bull
Today we packed up and met in the lobby to head to Verona from Bologna - oh and on the way we went to the Lamborghini manufacturing plant!!! I am a huge car fanatic, especially supercars so for me this was a dream come true. When we first walked in we were greeted at a front desk and directed to the back of the museum where the toor would led off from. They are extremely strict with their rules one of which is that while in their manufacturing plants no photography or phone usage was allowed. As we entered through the doors of the manufacturing plant, you could see the frames of Lamborghini Huracans, Huracan performantes, Aventadors, Aventador S’s, and Aventador SVJ’s (depicted in the thumbnail is an Aventador SVJ.) We explored to see how each station that every car would pass through, on the assembly line, was one simple step that brought the masterpiece closer to being finished in perfection. The Aventadors and Huracans had separate assembly lines to follow through on each side of the plant.
The most intriguing part to me was the leather station. Just like all the steps it takes to put these beautiful automobiles together, the leather section was very detailed and complex. From the leather color, to cutting and fitting, and even stitching designs, everything is customizable for the customer. The only thing they cannot change is the Lamborghini symbol itself which is seen in various places. The leather station also heavily inspects for imperfections in the leather. They cut around said imperfections and send the leftovers back to Milan for it to be used in other ways. Another interesting fact about the leather they get from Milan is why they get it there. This is due to the climate being cooler which results in less imperfections due to the decrease in chances of insects entering the equation.
Lamborghini is also known for receiving multiple awards for its support towards its employees. The employees there are hard at work but also seem to be enjoying what they do. We were told that there are roughly 4.5 Aventadors made per day and that the minimal wait for an Aventador to get to a customer is 1 year! I payed close attention to how I will want my Lamborghini one day so that it shouldn’t take too long to get started on haha!
The last thing we did as we exited the plant was return to the museum and shop to explore. The museum had some very rare Lamborghini models which are no longer in production. These models include the Murcielago SV, the Egoista, and cententario. Fun fact about the Egoista, it was made for the track only so it does not have air bags. This means that if you are lucky enough to own one, it must be brought to a track to drive because it is not street legal. While in the museum we quickly discover that for 25 euros, one could sit in an active motion seat with a drivers wheel, pedals, and a virtual reality headset. If the virtual reality part wasnt important to you, you could do the simulation without it for just 20 euros. This would grant myself and others the ability to see what I would be like to let the raging bull loose on a real race track. I have gotten the opportunity to ride in an Aventador S with an acquaintance of mine in Birmingham, AL, USA. The simulator was nice and fun but it doesn’t really give the same experience as real life does. The very last stop I made was in their shop and it was there that I snagged me 3 Lamborghini shirts!! Anyone and everyone who has the least bit of interest in cars should take advantage of this opportunity. This trip brought me a lot of joy and satisfaction; I Feel very lucky to have been able to participate in this tour.