As automobile enthusiasts, we like cars. We like driving them. We even like to race with them against each other in a closed environment. Now what if they make a movie out of it where two noted and revered car brands from Italy race against each other in both race tracks and in real life? Pretty interesting right?
The usual movies based out cars will have them either flying or exploding. While a few movies like Rush, Group B and the upcoming LeMans documentary should satiate auto nerds, there is a new movie that is getting ready for the big screen and it is about the greatest automobile story between Ferruccio Lamborghini and Enzo Ferrari.
The movie is based on a book written by Tonino Lamborgini, son of the legend Ferruccio Lamborghini, titled “Ferruccio Lamborghini. La storia ufficiale” (The official story). The book if adapted properly should make for an entertaining movie especially if played by the magnificent actors Antonio Banderas as Ferruccio Lamborghini and Alec Baldwin as Enzo Ferrari.
The rivalry between Lamborghini and Ferrari is a known one. But the story behind how it had all started is a very interesting one. After World War 2, where Lamborghini had been supplying military vehicles for the war requirements of the Allied Forces, he was left with excess inventory of the military vehicles. With the war over, normalcy returned and there was a rising demand for agricultural equipment. Lamborghini tied the excess inventory of military vehicles with the demand for agriculture machines and started converting them into tractors. This business had made the Lamborghini family extremely rich and wealthy.
Wealthy family need expensive toys to play and so Ferruccio Lamborghini bought a Ferrari to satisfy his luxury and racing needs. But facing design and mechanical problems with his Ferrari, the tractor maker took some suggestions directly to Enzo Ferrari which did not go well with the Italian luxury car maker. Ferrari arrogantly turned back the “farmer” to look into his tractor business and the rest is history. Soon, to show his prowess, Lamborghini, with the help of a few ex-Ferrari employees, made his first own sports car the Lamborghini 350 GTV.
According to Variety, the movie is expected to be shot in Italy as well as other locations around the world. The film is expected to be titled, “Lamborghini – The Legend”.
We are very eager about this movie. What about you ?