Lamborghini film legends star in their own exhibition

Movie machines on display at Lamborghini Museum until October; see Batman, The Italian Job and The Cannonball Run automotive heroes among others

Lamborghinis have stolen the show in any number of big-screen classics – and now some of those automotive movie stars will be on public display at the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy.

‘Film Emotions – Lamborghini and the World of Cinema’ celebrates exotica ranging from the Miura from The Italian Job (1969) to the Aventador from The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Featuring a runway marked by the iconic stars, the exhibit layout is inspired by the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Aventador from The Dark Knight Rises

One of the exhibition’s most significant models, this silver Aventador starred in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises. Starring Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, and directed by Christopher Nolan, the movie was not the first time a Lamborghini has been seen in the flying superhero’s garage; 2005’s Batman Begins and 2008’s The Dark Knight saw a Murciélago LP 640 grace the streets of Gotham City.

Huracán Coupé from Doctor Strange

Another superhero-themed exhibit is the Grigio Lynx Huracán Coupé driven by the Benedict Cumberbatch-portrayed neurosurgeon Dr Stephen Strange in 2016’s Doctor Strange. Director Scott Derrickson chose the model for its iconic design and breath-taking performance – and consequently the Huracán featured heavily in the plot’s turning point.

Miura P400 from The Italian Job

This orange Miura P400 is an homage to the one from Peter Collinson’s iconic 1969 film The Italian Job, and is a real highlight of the exhibition. The original – and its driver, played by actor Rossano Brazzi – famously came to a sticky end in the St. Bernard Pass during the movie’s memorable opening sequence, accompanied by the dulcet tones of Matt Monro singing On Days Like These – though what's thought to be the original film car was rediscovered recently.

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Countach from The Cannonball Run

This green Countach evokes the one seen speeding along the sun-soaked highways between Connecticut and California in Hal Needham’s 1981 movie The Cannonball Run. The original’s charm was equalled only by that of its drivers Jill Rivers (Tara Buckman) and Marcie Thatcher (Adrienne Barbeau), who ultimately achieved the final victory in this chase classic.

LM002 from Fast&Furious 4

Vin Diesel character Dominic Toretto famously drove the LM002 off-road in Justin Lin’s action-packed 2009 production Fast&Furious 4.

Jalpa from Rocky IV

The Sylvester Stallone-directed and starred Rocky IV from 1985 prominently featured the matt-black Jalpa, whose sharp, angular lines perfectly complemented the Rocky Balboa character’s strong and determined personality.

Gallardo Super Trofeo from Veloce come il Vento (Italian Race)

The Italian GT championship was the focus of this 2016 Matteo Rovere film, in which the Gallardo Super Trofeo was driven by Giulia de Martino (Matilda de Angelis) with the aid of her brother Loris (Stefano Accorsi).

350 GT from Bar Sport

The 2011 movie Bar Sport was filmed in Sant’Agata Bolognese itself, and featured this red 350 GT. The first production Lamborghini in the brand’s history, the model was chosen by director Massimo Martelli to feature in a setting recalling the mythical café described by Stefano Benni in his novel of the same name.

‘Film Emotions – Lamborghini and the World of Cinema’ is incorporated within the Lamborghini Museum’s permanent collection, and is open daily from 9.30am to 7.00pm until October 31, 2018. Find out more here.

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