“The Lamborghini phenomenon can only be described by focusing on human beings, their desires, and the darker areas of the soul. To do this is to walk a dangerous tightrope between provocation and ironic self-criticism.”
If you can live with that type of pretentiously over-the-top writing style, this book is for you. Mercifully, the main thrust is all about lots of lovely images of the current Murcielago and Gallardo, so there isn’t a lot of text — good job really, as the authors don’t have much of interest to say.
A few factory photographs of older Lamborghinis and some nice black-and-white studies of some of the people who put the cars together have also been chucked into the mix but, in the end, the book is just a great big puff-up job for Lamborghini.
One chapter that could have provided a good insight into life at Lamborghini now it comes under the Audi umbrella — a lengthy interview with Dr Martin Winterkorn, chairman of the Audi board of management — is a complete waste; lots of corporate-speak but nothing of real substance.
In fact, the whole book seems to have been funded and printed purely so two blokes could go and have a play in a bunch of Lambos. I’m sure they had a great time — for everyone else it’s a waste of time
Lamborghini Today ¨— A Tempo Furioso by Stephan GrÃ¼sem & Peter Vann
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Review by James Black