With the advent of Chrysler in Lamborghini, a program for participation in the Formula One world championship was launched.
For this purpose, a separate division was founded in Modena, Lamborghini Engineering, with Audetto as president and Mauro Forghieri as technical manager.
The decision was made to build a V12 engine to be supplied to more experienced teams. In 1989, it equipped the cars of Team Larrousse, while in 1990 it was also supplied to Lotus.
The first podium for the Lamborghini engine also came, with Aguri Suzuki, third in Japan. In '91 the Lamborghini engines were supplied to the Ligier but the results were disappointing.
The first Formula One entirely built by Lamborghini, the Lambo 291, also took to the track. A special racing team, called Modena Team, was also founded to take it to the race.
The cars did not score points and the project was closed at the end of the season due to lack of funding.
During '93 the engine was tested on the McLarens of Senna and Häkkinen and the satisfactory results led to a preliminary agreement for the following season, but the English team unilaterally terminated the agreement with a sudden rethink.
The disappointment for the lack of agreement, together with the non-exceptional results achieved so far, was probably the cause of the withdrawal of the Lamborghini at the end of 1993.
This publication has the merit of reconstructing this 'Italian history' with the direct contribution of the protagonists, through interviews, articles that have appeared in various newspapers and archival documents.
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