39 Ferruccio Lamborghini Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Ferruccio Lamborghini, originally a farmer’s son, developed a fascination with engines during his early childhood.

His mechanical proficiency was further honed during WWII, when he served in the Regia Aeronautica and gained recognition for his adept improvisation in repairing machinery.

After the war, Lamborghini ventured into tractor manufacturing, propelling his company to become one of Italy’s largest agricultural equipment producers.

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His life took an unexpected turn when he purchased several luxury cars, including Ferraris. Dissatisfied with Ferrari’s design, he suggested improvements to Enzo Ferrari, the company’s founder.

However, his recommendations were dismissed, which inspired Lamborghini to create his own vision of the perfect sports car.

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In 1964, the first Lamborghini 350 GT was born, outperforming Ferrari and marking the genesis of Lamborghini’s journey into luxury car manufacturing.

His cars, including the Jarama, Espada, Miura and Islero, provided stiff competition to Ferrari’s sports vehicles.

Lamborghini’s transformation from farm vehicles to supercars demonstrates how a problem encountered in everyday life, coupled with a visionary approach and a competitive spirit, can lead to extraordinary success.

His story serves as a potent source of inspiration and motivation, encapsulating the essence of perseverance and passion.

Let’s jump into his inspiring quotes.

Best Ferruccio Lamborghini Quotes


Among all the machines, motorcar is my favorite machine. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

Our brand is a brand that produces dreams. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I always keep thinking about an ideal motor car. At last, I constructed a plant to build it. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

Mechanics was in my blood & I knew I could beat Ferrari. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I had to try something new. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

When you stop working, you start to die! ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

When I miss the sound and the fury, I take refuge in my garage and turn the key in the ignition of my Miura… ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

Building a sports car was not an easy task. I was fortunate to have designers and engineers who had lots of experience. Most of them worked for famous companies like Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, etc. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I tried something new every day & this can be seen in supercars of Lamborghini. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

‘Lamborghini, you may be able to drive a tractor but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari Properly.’ This was the point when I finally decided to make a perfect car. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

Top Ferruccio Lamborghini Quotes

Everything went like a dream for three-quarters of the race-until we ran off the road.  ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

The owner of Maserati, was a man I had a lot of respect for: he had started life as a poor boy, like myself. But I did not like his cars much. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

From tractors to supercars, I enjoyed the journey. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I love the engine revving. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

Ferrari, your cars are rubbish. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

It’s very simple. In the past, I have bought some of the most famous Gran Turismo cars and in each of these magnificent machines I have found some faults. Too hot. Or uncomfortable. Or not sufficiently fast. Or not perfectly finished. Now I want to make a GT car without faults. Not a technical bomb. Very normal. Very conventional. But a perfect car. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I wanted a compact, elegant car with twelve cylinders of high cubic capacity, four carburetors and large valves. A sturdy machine, with dry-sump lubrication. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

Times have changed. Today I would not adventure alone. It’s too difficult and too risky. Still… ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I was born in 1916 into a family of modest farmers. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

When people ask me nowadays to describe my ideal car. I still answer with one word: Miura. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I started motoring soon after the war, with a Fiat Topolino. I went through a large number of them, and soon I began to tune them, taking the displacement up from 500 to 750cc and fitting my own Testa d’Oro head to convert them from side valves to overhead valves. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I’m not interested in ending up like my colleagues, with heart problems! ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

Famous Ferruccio Lamborghini Quotes

One thing is certain, I’ve never lost any of my enthusiasm… ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.


You do not mess with a farmer. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

If I could find nine partners as determined as my son, I’d forget my age and start from nothing. And I bet the glory days of the 1960’s would rally round us again very quickly.  ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I was much younger then and I was a good a reasonable driver. I had a Ferrari, a Maserati and so on. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I’m Lamborghini. We are just building a golf course over there. Golf has a big future. The right sport for the right people. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I had an Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint first and a 1900 Super Sprint later, both of which were quite good. But I preferred the Lancia Aurelia B20. It was no more powerful than the Alfa, but much more sophisticated, more civilised. I had a number of Aurelias, over the years  six or seven, I guess. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

Inspiring Ferruccio Lamborghini Quotes

Look at that idiot over there – he’s lost the keys! ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

The owner of Maserati, was a man I had a lot of respect for: he had started life as a poor boy, like myself. But I did not like his cars much. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

Everything went like a dream for three-quarters of the race-until we ran off the road. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

You know how to drive a tractor, but you’ll never learn to drive a Ferrari’ If Enzo Ferrari hadn’t made that crack – one day early in the 1960’s when I was complaining for the nth time about the insoluble clutch problems I was having with his car, I might never have built my Lamborghinis. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I visited Eduardo Miura’s ranch in Seville where he raised bulls for bullfighting, and I was so impressed that by the time I got home I had already selected my future emblem.  ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

Lamborghini is refinement, luxury and perfection. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

Ferrari never spoke to me again. He was a great man, I admit, but it was so very easy to upset him. ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I liked to take things apart when I was younger.  ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

A normal chap, a man who likes creating things. A good worker in the morning, and a man who likes enjoying himself in the afternoon.  ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I fixed every mechanical thing on the farm to save my parents money.  ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

I never planned on getting into the automobile-industry, but I knew a better car could be built.  ~ Ferruccio Lamborghini.

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