A special exhibition to commemorate the Brazilian driver’s 1993 test of a F1 car with a Lamborghini engine. Ercole Colombo and Giorgio Terruzzi, authors and curators of the photography exhibition
On show, every single-seat race car Senna drove during his career
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Lamborghini Museum at Sant’Agata Bolognese is hosting a special exhibition until 9 October 2017 exploring the life of F1 champion Ayrton Senna, to commemorate his 1993 test drive at Estoril in a McLaren fitted with a Lamborghini engine. Every race car ever driven by the Brazilian champion will be on display, from his debut outing to his tragic accident, heightening the appeal of the “Ayrton Senna. The last night” photography exhibition. The cars on display will include the white MP4/8, identical to the one tested at Estoril, along with its engine.
The exhibition will run alongside Lamborghini Museum’s permanent collection. The new Aventador S and Huracán Performante, holder of the Nürburgring race track record, will also be on display to mark the occasion.
This exhibition also marks the start of a permanent partnership between Lamborghini Museum and Pirelli, strengthening the well-established technical bond and shared passion of the two companies.
The Brazilian champion’s career and Lamborghini’s time in Formula 1 crossed paths for a fleeting moment. In September 1993, McLaren was looking for an engine for the following season and tested the Lamborghini V12 on its MP4/8, which filled Ayrton Senna with enthusiasm. He even wanted to finish the season with the engine, ahead of the 1994 Championship. But negotiations fell through and the new partnership never got off the ground.