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Stephan Grühsem - Peter Vann "Lamborghini. A tempo furioso"

"Lamborghini. A tempo furioso" is the lastest book dedicated to the House of the Raging Bull and done with Lamborghini's complete authorisation, now on sale in English, German and Italian. It is a collaboration between Stephan Grühsem, Head of Communications at AUDI AG, and Peter Vann, one of the most famous contemporary photographers in the automotive world: With an original title, the same in all three languages, which highlights the identifiable characteristics of the brand: extreme, uncompromising and Italian.

More than 170 pages, printed on elegant glazed paper, the book tells the history of the brand, from its beginnings with Ferruccio Lamborghini, up to the present day with the new models in the range, and a sneak look at the future.

It includes an abundance of information and plenty of photographs of the models which have helped to create the history of Lamborghini (from the Countach, to the Miura and the 350 GT, from the Espada to the LM), the prototypes never built but worth remembering (as for example Marzal, Bravo, Athon, Cala and Raptor) and the new models in the range : Murciélago, Gallardo, Murciélago Roadster and Gallardo Spyder. Naturally, it wouldn't be complete without the Concept S and the latest prototype Miura Concept 2006. For fans of the models in miniature there is a chapter dedicated to these 1 :43 scale " jewels " all rigorously hand built by Egidio Reali.

The authors devoted more than two years of research for this book. They were allowed unrestricted access to all the company's departments, held detailed discussions with past engineers - such as Mr. Giotto Bizzarrini, interviewed in Livorno - to the designers (shot inside the new Centro Stile), to the President, Stephan Winkelmann, photographed in the most characteristic locations in Bologna.

Grühsem and Vann enjoyed the incomparable pleasure of driving each new model; they even took a Murciélago to Andalusia to see for themselves where the celebrated Miura fighting bulls are bred. The results of their labours: fascinating photos and emotive writing that bring Lamborghini to life in all its facets.

Who is Stephan Grühsem ?

Stephan Grühsem (1962) is Head of Communications at AUDI AG. A writer who studied journalism, worked for major German daily newspapers and business magazines, and discovered the lure of the automobile at an early age. Grühsem has been intensively involved in the new era that began for Lamborghini after it was taken over by Audi AG. This book reflects his intimate knowledge of the associated events and his enthusiasm for these Italian supersports models.

Who is Peter Vann ?

Peter Vann (1941) is acknowledged to be one of the great contemporary car photographers. A pictorial idiom that is all his own, gives his work its timeless beauty. Vann, who lives in Paris and St. Moritz, has portrayed all the major automobile brands, and in doing so has never failed to set new standards of style. His pictures have long since been regarded as a brand of their own. Photographing the icons that are Lamborghini automobiles was both a challenge and a labour of love for Peter Vann.

Sant'Agata Bolognese, May 9. 2006

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May 9. 2006

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