Saturday, November 2, 2013

Videos: 1968 Lamborghini Powered Riva

Source: Maurice Volmeyer Fotografie
If you have ever struggled with a smaller boat being labeled a yacht, here is your classic example of a “yacht”.  Think of it kind of like the automotive equivalent of a supercar. Here you have that one-two punch of elegant, timeless beauty and masterful engineering.  A classic 1968 Riva Aquarama with twin 4.0-liter V-12 Lamborghini engines (no, those were not factory options).  I bet you had no idea Ferruccio Lamborghini was such a passionate boatie?

If looking over a classic Riva Aquarama (or even a new one for that matter) doesn’t stir something within your soul, then you need to check your pulse. And if the thought of twin Lamborghini V12's powering said classic Aquarama doesn’t make your heart race a little, then you are no boatie and you’re dead to me.  

Click past the jump for some more photos of what Frankenstein would have looked like if that mad scientist were an Italian tractor designer instead. There are also two videos after the jump.  The first is mostly dedicated to the visual aesthetic of the spicy Italian.  The second video is better suited to those of us more inclined to the audible pleasure of hearing two Lamborghini V12’s at wide open throttle, at the same time.

Source: Autoblog and YouTube
Photos: Maurice Volmeyer Fotografie


  1. Classic beauty with amazing power! Where do I sign up to take a ride?