• "Lamborghini: The Man Behind The Legend" Promises To Be The Next Great Car Movie

The upcoming movie, dedicated to Lamborghini’s rivalry with Ferrari promises to be all kinds of epic

After the cinematic success that was Ford V Ferrari, we car enthusiasts are about to get what is shaping up to be another epic recreation of a historical moment in the automotive industry. “Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend” will recreate the historical feud between Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini. This pivotal moment led to the creation of Lamborghini’s first sports car and consequently, to one of the biggest rivalries in the automotive industry, one that we continue to witness today. Here’s what we managed to gather from the first movie trailer.

An impressive cast

"Lamborghini: The Man Behind The Legend" Promises To Be The Next Great Car Movie
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It doesn’t take long to notice an impressive cast, which includes Frank Grillo. The actor who happens to be of Italian origin, despite growing up in New York, is playing the role of Ferrucio Lamborghini – a successful tractor manufacturer who, like most successful men bought not one, but a few of Enzo Ferrari’s fabled sports cars. In most recent times, Grillo has starred in various action movies among which Homefront, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Wheelman, Avengers: Endgame, Boss Level, Hitman’s Wif’s Bodyguard, and more.

Meanwhile, Golden Globe winner, Gabriel Byrne will be starring as Enzo Ferrari. The Lamborghini 350 GT was introduced in 1964, at which point in time, Enzo Ferrari, who was born in 1898, was 66 years old. Byrne, who has been acting since 1972 is, currently, 72 years old, but his youthfulness allows him to fill the role of the Italian constructor and racecar driver.

Honoring the engineers behind the first Lamborghini

It’s a well-known fact that Ferrucio Lamborghini managed to recruit a talented team in order to create the Lamborghini 350 GT, whose body was designed by Carrozzeria Touring. We expect to see Giotto Bizarinni, the engineer behind the Lamborghini V-12, in the movie, who according to the lore, Ferruccio “stole” from Ferrari.

An impressive array of Italian exotics

"Lamborghini: The Man Behind The Legend" Promises To Be The Next Great Car Movie
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The movie plot is expected to span over a decade, tracing the rivalry between the two Italian constructors. We know this because, in the trailer, we see cars like the 1957 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder, 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT, and a late-model Lamborghini Countach racing against a 1980 Ferrari Mondial. It wouldn’t be a proper movie about Lamborghini if they don’t include one of the most iconic supercars of all time – the Miura – which makes for an epic conclusion to the trailer, as you will see for yourselves.

We are eager to see whether Grillo and Byrne will be able to recreate the intense chemistry between the two automotive titans. At the point of writing this, no release date has been announced, but we expect it to be no later than the first half of 2023.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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