Lamborghini is an Italian automobile manufacturing company, founded on 7 May 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini, former founder of Lamborghini Trattori. The headquarters and the only production plant have always been located in Sant'Agata Bolognese, where over 1,900 employees work. The company, since 1998, has been wholly owned by the German Volkswagen.

In 1998 Lamborghini was acquired by Audi, a manufacturer experienced and solid enough to guarantee the Bolognese company an adequate industrial plan; the following year, Di Capua also resigned and was replaced by Giuseppe Greco. The latter, already during the talks with Audi President Eng. Before being hired, Paefgen presented to the new owners the need to add a second model to the Lamborghini range, which would allow it to compete in a more interesting market segment from a quantitative point of view.

From 1 July 2011 Automobili Lamborghini Spa, Lamborghini AntiMarca Spa and STAR Design Srl were merged into Automobili Lamborghini Holding Spa, which in turn was renamed into Automobili Lamborghini Spa, wholly owned by AUDI AG. Four main subsidiaries belong to Automobili Lamborghini SpA: Ducati Motor Holding Spa, Italdesign Giugiaro Spa, MML Spa and Volkswagen Group Italia SpA.