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Jay Leno's Garage gets agrarian with Lamborghini tractor

Posted Dec 24th 2012 7:01PM


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-litre, 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 mph (0.5 km/h) to 14 mph (22.5 km/h). 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. Click here to watch.

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An interesting clip

Got to try the drivers seat of a much new model a few days ago on a beach in Portugal

December 27 2012 at 5:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wrong...Lamborghini Countach uses starter motor from the tractor!

December 26 2012 at 10:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply