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Jay Leno's Garage gets agrarian with Lamborghini tractor

Mon, 24 Dec 2012 19:01:00 EST Stepping away from the trendy and arcane, the next guest in Jay Leno's Garage is a 1968-69 Lamborghini R485 tractor. In case there's anyone who doesn't know, the same Ferruccio Lamborghini ultimately responsible for giving us the Aventador started off making tractors in his native Italy after World War II.

The specs are a long way from anything we'd expect from the company's road-going products. The vineyard and orchard tractor has a 5.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 85 horsepower and 350 foot-pounds of torque, a two-foot clutch and 12 forward gears that get it from 0.3 miles per hour to 14 mph. It's also got a starter motor from a Countach.

There's a whole lot more interesting info on the farm implement, the man who built it and the man who currently owns it in the episode below.


By Jonathon Ramsey


See also: Lamborghini recalls Aventador over headlamp problem, Lamborghini to celebrate 50th Anniversary with new model, Lamborghini braces us for the end of Gallardo production.