Owning a Lamborghini is a way to announce to the world that you “make it happen”. Visually exciting, insanely fast, rare and refined… the Italian high-performance car brand is one word for excess, exoticism and luxury.
However, the cheapest lambo in Australia is not among those things. It’s not even a car. But it’s only $18,000 — or about a tenth of what you’d expect to pay for the cheapest Lamborghini supercar. Meet the Lamborghini 1060 Premium.
This name may not have the same cache as, for example, “Aventador”, but its stats may impress you. It has a 60-speed transmission, all-wheel drive and is powered by a 6.0-liter straight-six engine. It also generates 395.1 Nm of torque at just 1,400 rpm. This sounds crazy! But it produces only 78.3 kW, it is diesel, and it weighs more than 4 tons.
In case you haven’t guessed by now, the cheapest lambo in Australia is a tractor. Which may leave you with some questions. How long has Lamborghini made tractors?
In fact, Lamborghini has been making tractors longer than it has been making cars. Ferruccio Lamborghini, an adventurous mechanic and thrill-seeker from northern Italy, built his tractors and farm equipment that made his fortune using military equipment left over in the aftermath of World War II, eventually becoming one of Italy’s richest men and one of Europe’s largest tractor manufacturers.
In fact, Signore Lamborghini only entered the car business after a negative interaction with Enzo Ferrari. The fabricated story goes that Lamborghini, unhappy with the after-sales service and general reliability of its Ferrari 250 GTs, raised its concerns with Old Man Ferrari himself – who brazenly dismissed the tractor tycoon.
Then Lamborghini was inspired to create his own sports car. One more luxurious, reliable and higher performance than Ferrari offers. Lamborghini’s first production car, the 350 GT, was launched in 1964 and was an instant success… much to the chagrin of Ferrari, we imagine.
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Lamborghini Trattori is now a separate business entity entirely from Automobili Lamborghini, but continues to produce high quality tractors and farm equipment to this day. They aren’t really the supercars of the tractor world or anything like that, though.
The tractor brand recently received a publicity boost when it was former maximum speed Host Jeremy Clarkson bought a modern Lamborghini Trattori R8 270 DCR to film his new TV show, Clarkson Farm.
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Anyway, back to 1060 Premium. For sale in Rossmore, Sydney’s rural outer suburb, this Italian stallion is kind of a bargain. Yes, the air conditioner needs regasification and the 3-point coupling needs a new sensor to control the draft (we won’t pretend like we know what that means) but for only $18,000, it’s a hell of a lot of tractors…and a hell of a Lamborghini .
Let’s face it, you won’t win any drag races and you won’t pick up any dates in them (there is only one seat anyway), but we can’t think of a better way to get into a Royal Lamborghini. Probably except for the purchase of NFT or something like that.
Check it out on Facebook Marketplace before we decide to check out Clarkson ourselves…
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