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.
The official press release from Automobili Lamborghini SpA on the 2013 edition of the Super Trofeo race car
(added on October 18. 2012)
A movie showing some of the most impressive Lamborghini GT1 and GT3 race cars prepared by Reiter Engineering
(added on November 30. 2013)
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)
The 3 million Euro limited edition Lamborghini Veneno was shown out in the open air for the first time at the Blancpain Super Trofeo race in Monza
(added on April 16. 2013)
The Murciélago R-GT, a pure blood race car based on the road going super car from Sant'Agata
(added on September 28. 2008)