Lamborghini Pays Tribute To The Beatles With A 1960s Classic

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Who knew the Beatles were into Lambos?

Everyone loves a good tribute now and then, especially when it's from exotic car makers like Lamborghini.

The Italian supercar manufacturer loves paying respects to models of old and adores celebrating a birthday or two. Still, it rarely pays tribute to the arts, and especially not to the most British of all bands, the Beatles.

We've seen Alfa Romeo, another respected Italian car builder, pay its kind of strange respects to this world-famous rock 'n roll band, but we never expected Lamborghini to do the same. In a short video, the stunning Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 can be seen celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Beatles' smash hit "Love Me Do," and it's pretty touching.

The car and the song, both works of art in their own respects, share an exciting story; when the band performed live for the last time on the roof of their Savile Row Apple Corps studio on January 30, 1969, a Rosso Alfa Red Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2, with a Nero Black interior, was parked on the street below and was captured in director Peter Jackson's recent Beatles documentary, Get Back.

To add to the special connection these two creations share, Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney was rumored to have owned one during the recording of the famous "White Album" in 1968, although there is no official documentation to support this claim.

"London was where McCartney drew his inspiration from, London the city that informed his writing, his creative processes, and his boundless curiosity. If he had previously seen himself as rather a traditionalist, the fast-moving changes occurring in London's underground culture encouraged him to explore his creativity, still working with John Lennon to create a series of musical masterpieces that remain unsurpassed," said Dylan Jones OBE, English journalist, author, and broadcaster.

The Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 was launched in 1966, three years after the band's founding, and was designed by Carrozzeria Touring.

This car was a leading example of grand touring vehicles in the roaring '60s. It was fitted with a four-liter naturally-aspirated V12 engine producing 320 horsepower, a far cry from the power levels achieved by the Aventador in later years.

The link between the Beatles and the Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 might be tenuous at best, but there's no denying that both were the epitome of cool back in those days, and coolness at such a level is timeless.

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