You want this one of five Lamborghini Centenario tractor
Commemorating founder Ferrucio’s 100th birthday, this is a Lambo as special as they come
Back in 2016, the £1.7m Lamborghini Centenario was released to celebrate what would have been founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday. This, erm, isn’t that.
What it is, is one of five tractors built to commemorate Mr Lamborghini’s century by artist Adler Capelli, who sourced parts from existing vehicles from the 1960s to create each of his new-yet-old masterpieces. And it looks quite magnificent.
You'll remember back in 1948 before he became famous for supercars, Ferruccio set out building tractors by sourcing parts from then disused war vehicles. Resourceful chap, Mr Lamborghini. He and his company would go on to enjoy great success selling its own production tractors. Indeed, Lamborghini Trattori is still in existence today.
Back to the tractor you see in the pictures above. While details are few and far between, we’re told it’s two-wheel drive, has a manual gearbox, drinks diesel, and is showing 311 miles on the odometer, while the side plaque suggests power comes from a DLA 35’s 2.2-litre three-cylinder engine. Bet it makes a glorious amount of noise, too.
Artist Adler Capelli also chose not to paint the tractor, in order to achieve a patina effect (that aged look as the result of oxidation) later in life. Mind you, with an asking price of 480 000 Swiss Franc – around £430,000 – we’re not sure we’d want to leave it exposed to the elements. Or use it on the farm, for that matter.
Still, as something to show off to your friends… what do you say, internet?
Courtesy of Cartech Autotechnik AG Chur, picture credits © LienhardBildwerke
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