Many consider IT to be one of the last cars built by Lamborghini before Volkswagen bought them in 1999. It’s now up for sale. I’ll save you the suspense, and tell you what it is. Car nuts like me will know what it is by the end of the first sentence. For those of you who don’t know, the Lamborghini Pregunta was the last Lamborghini built before the Volkswagen Group took over the iconic car company in 1999. I know, you guessed it. Perhaps it had something to do with my transparent post title… If you want a Pregunta, be sure to cough up 1.6 million Euros (about $2.1 million USD).
The French Exotic car dealer, Autodrome, is selling the car. Autodrome claims that they bought the car directly from the coachbuilder who built the car in late 1998.
“Pregunta,” Spanish for “Question,” was born during an extremely turbulent time for Lamborghini. In 1994, Chrysler had owned Lamborghini for about 9 years. Chrysler decided that they wanted to sell the iconic company. They did. Megatech Group bo0ught Lamborghini. For a year. It was then sold to Tommy Suharto, the son of the former Indonesian president. By 1998, Suharto was going through a large financial crisis. Lamborghini was up for sale. Again. Audi stepped in and saved the day. However, the Pregunta was born before the official handover took place.
The Pregunta was based off of the legendary Diablo, but it used rear-wheel-drive instead of all-wheel-drive. This meant that the Pregunta was a handful to drive. I guess that it would be, with 530 horsepower being directed to the rear wheels. All of that gave the Pregunta a supposed top speed of 207 mph. Inspiration for the still-controversial design came from Formula 1 and the booming aerospace industry. It had then-new technologies like carbon-fiber construction, optical fiber lighting, and rearward-facing cameras instead of mirrors.
If you pine for a Lamborghini from the days when Lamborghini wasn’t part of the massive Volkswagen Group, the Pregunta might just be the ticket to finishing off your collection – that is, if money isn’t an issue. It won’t be when my readers start pledging a bit more than $1.22…I think we all know who I’m talking about, right?