Entrepreneur and businessman who started in oil heaters and air conditioning then went on to become the creator of the luxurious Lamborghini sports cars.
He discovered a problem with the clutch on his Ferrari, and he went to complain about it to its designer Enzo, who promptly turned Ferruccio away.
His Ferrari company went bankrupt in 1980 and in 1987 was acquired by Lee Iacocca, who at the time was chief of Chrysler.
He was captured by the British during WW II, and he was put to work in their motor department. He used his newly gained knowledge to make tractors for local farmers in Italy after the war.
He was born in the province of Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, to Antonio and Evelina Lamborghini. He was married three times and had two children: Antonio and Patrizia.