In 1972, Doug Call of Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A., ordered a very special car from a small shop in Bologna, AMS.
This car is probably the nearest Lamborghini ever came to racing in these early years, the AMS was actually powered by a Miura V-12 engine.
This engine was mounted on a tubular chassis with a wheelbase of 2098 mm, and a total weight, together with the bodywork, of only 680 Kg.
The car was constructed under the direction of Ing. Tancredi Simonetti, the engine and the chassis remained the same from the start, but the bodywork was altered several times. Various nose cones were fitted on this sports racing car when it was tested by both Call and AMS on the Modena Autodrome in 1972 and 73.
At several times, the Lamborghini test driver, Valentino Balboni has been seen driving this 'special'.
Later, in 1977, AMS engineers were testing Fiat engines for 1300 - 1600 class racing, but the original Lamborghini-powered AMS was located in a German collection at that time, the current whereabouts are unknown to me.
Lamborghini might be developing the new Super Trofeo race car on their own, but long term partner Reiter Engineering stays a valuable partner in the process.
(added on November 8. 2012)
A limited edition, 750hp ultra exotic Lamborghini using the Aventador basics to create a race styled car for road use, meet the multi million Euro Veneno ...
(added on March 4. 2013)
the Diablo GT-R was a race-ready version of the street legal GT ...
(added on March 5. 2005)
Lamborghini Squadra Corse joined forces with Reiter Engineering to create the new 2013 Gallardo GT3 FL2 race car fully endorsed by the factory.
(added on March 30. 2013)
The Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale already looks really good, RENM Performance turns it into a street legal race car with 700hp
(added on February 8. 2013)