Some consider bullfighting a bloodthirsty, despicable throwback to a bygone age where life was valued by the laughter and amazement it elicited during its demise; little wonder then, historians trace its origins back to the Roman Empire and its vast, gladiatorial battlefields.
Others however, consider it a fine art; an almost noble pursuit in the same vein as drama or dance, to be admired for its fine movement and balance.
Whatever your take on it, there can be no denying the bulls in question are mightily aggressive. And naming a supercar after famous fighting bulls is a sure fire way to give you kudos; instant connection to something visceral and raw.
Welcome to the Lamborghini Gallardo. As the Italian carmaker readies a ‘super sports car’ - likely based on the V10 supercar - TopGear.com takes a quick look back at its past…
Words: Vijay Pattni