The 350 GTV was the first Lamborghini ever built. The 350GTV was first shown to the public at the Turin Motor Show in October 1963 after only an year of design and construction. The car came about as the result of the labors of a small group of passionate men, formerly of Ferrari, headed by Ferruccio Lamborghini himself. This first car was actually put together in a small corner of Lamborghini's tractor factory. The engine for this new car was designed by Giotto Bizzarrini. Its displacement of 3.5 litres in a 60 degree, V12 arrangement with 6 vertical Weber double barrel carbs, produced 360bhp at 8,000rpm. Lamborghini was impressed but ordered it later be detuned for reliability, as he had no intention of using it for racing. The basic design of this initial engine later formed the basis for every future Lamborghini V12. The body of the GTV was designed by former Bertone stylist Franco Scaglione, and built by Carrozzeria Sargiotto of Turin. Only one GTV was ever produced.