The Legendary Ferrari-Lamborghini Feud Is Getting a Movie Treatment

Hope Mr. Banderas and Baldwin have been taking their Metamucil

By Evan Bleier

 
The Legendary Ferrari-Lamborghini Feud Is Getting a Movie Treatment
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16 May 2017

In the 1950s, a gentleman named Ferruccio Lamborghini celebrated the success he was having in the tractor business by purchasing a stable of luxury cars from Italian marques like Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Maserati and, last but not least, Ferrari. When he started having problems with a weak clutch on the Ferrari he’d bought, local legend holds that Lamborghini not only voiced his concerns, but also offered Enzo Ferrari a solution.

The response, according to The New York Times: “Lamborghini, you may be able to drive a tractor, but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari properly.” From that point on, either for revenge or the stacks of lira, Lamborghini had a singular obsession: to beat that prancing horse like a rented mule.

That’s essentially the premise of Lamborghini: The Legend, an upcoming film that will star Antonio Banderas as Ferruccio and Alec Baldwin as Enzo, according to Variety. The movie will be shot in Italy and reportedly draw on stories from a book penned by Ferruccio’s son, Tonino.

Here’s a further taste of what to expect — turn on your subtitles.

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