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What the Huracan is to Lamborghini Automobili, the Sprint 50 Basso is to Lamborghini Trattori. The entry-level Lamborghini tractor, like the supercar, is the easiest way to get bull-badged performance on four wheels. While the Sprint won’t snap a speedo in under three seconds, it’s got more gear ratios than you can shake a stick at. Finding one might be a challenge, but you’ll look as if you want to insert some more speed and power into crop production.

What does a Lamborghini tractor look like?

If you believe the Sprint 50 Basso has anything to do with the latest flagship supercar, think again. But that doesn’t mean it has no flair. Despite its obvious agriculturalness, Pieve di Cento-based Lamborghini Trattori says the Sprint brings “pure Lamborghini style” to small-scale farming. Although they don’t have a body designed by Gandini and Bizzarrini-engineered V12, Lamborghini tractors like the Sprint break the mold over competitor offerings.

For instance, the compact design and sloped cowl ensure fundamental characteristics such as increased driver seat visibility and expansive steering angles. The company itself says the Sprint and other Lamborghini tractors have a “decisive look to match their performance and lends a touch of class to make them stand out from the crowd in any situation.”

What powers the Lamborghini Sprint 50 Basso?

This Lamborghini tractor has a 2.2-liter diesel engine
Sprint 50 Basso engine | Lamborghini Trattori

As mentioned before, Lamborghini tractors don’t feature the same engines as their road cars. In fact, the engine is from British manufacturer Perkins, a subsidiary of American-owned Caterpillar. Under the hood of the Sprint 50 Basso, farmers will find an electronically-fuel-injected common rail diesel powerplant.

EngineHP Torque (lb-ft)Top speed (mph)
2.2-liter 5110619
Lamborghini Trattori

The tractor maker boasts that the revised Sprint is “top of the class in the compact segment.” Some of the improvements to the predecessor include the following:

  • Noise reduction
  • Lowered fuel consumption
  • Widened torque curves
  • Increased maximum power output
  • Improved reliability

The modular thermal material inside the Sprint 50 Basso’s four-cylinder beefs up the cylinder head and liners. With less thermal expansion and contraction over thousands of working hours, it will provide longevity on the farm. Moreover, it’ll make engine maintenance simpler.  

To keep government officials happy, the four-cylinder complies with U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU (European Union) V emissions regulations. One of the ways the company accomplished this is by shrinking the footprint of the exhaust after-treatment system. This provided compliance with level V regulations without increasing the engine’s overall size. Therefore, existing platforms could house the units without altering dimensional characteristics.

What about the shifting, steering, and loading?

This Sprint 50 Basso Lamborghini Tractor has an aggressive look
Sprint 50 Basso | Lamborghini Trattori

To put that low-end torque to the ground, the Sprint 50 Basso has a couple of transmission options. The standard gearbox has a 12+12 synchronized configuration, and an optional creeper gear adds another four ultra-low ratios total of 16 forward gears and 16 reverse gears. For those who aren’t gear jammers on a hectare of high cotton, the number of ratios makes it a more versatile tool.

While the Lamborghini tractor’s front-wheel drive is selected manually from a specific control, both differentials are lockable electronically by simply pressing a button. A more efficient top speed allows for quick transit between fields, but the low and slow jobs aren’t ignored. Even at lower engine speeds, the Sprint’s impressive 57-degree steering angle can be achieved smoothly through a 15L/min hydraulic steering circuit.

The Sprint 50 Basso can manage 2,910 pounds of lift at the rear and 1609 pounds in the front. Pump capacity is robust at 30L/min, and there are more than enough hydraulic couplers, with four or six in the rear and two in the middle and front, respectively. The rear PTO (power take-off) comes standard with a 540 rpm speed mode, while 540 ECO, 1000 rpm, or Syncro modes are optional extras. Operators can also have an electrohydraulically-engaged 1000 rpm front PTO and a 2000 rpm mechanically-engaged mid-mounted PTO fitted at the dealership.

The Lamborghini tractor sky ceiling

The Sprint 50 Basso is the entry-level Lamborghini tractor from the supercar maker
Sprint 50 Basso | Lamborghini Trattori

The Sprint 50 Basso is part of a family of standard no-cab tractors. While the base model features enough sunshine to make you brown under the collar, it does have a two-pillar fold-down ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure.) Cabs are available as optional extras.

Lamborghini Trattori says the “intelligently designed interior” is marked by a “rational” control layout that offers a welcome ergonomic working environment. With plenty of room to move around to check the crops, operators will be thanking themselves in the hot summer months for choosing the air-conditioned four-pillar enclosed cab. Yet, comfort sacrifices some maneuverability in tight spaces.

The Sprint 50 Basso is 54.12 inches wide, whereas the more luxurious versions—the Sprint 50 and 60—have a girth of 57.32 inches. If you’re worried about weight, the cab adds roughly 550 pounds to the 3,527-pound tractor.

How much is a Lamborghini tractor?

Unfortunately, Lamborghini Trattori has no dealerships in the U.S., and there are only 20 dotting central and southern Europe. So, you’ll unlikely see one sitting beside a Case, International, or Deere—unless it’s a classic. Yet, there’s nothing that prohibits one from importing statewide; the Sprint complies with all U.S. environmental regulations.

The manufacturer doesn’t list starting MSRPs for their tractors. Factory implements, nation-specific added tax, customs fees, and more will determine the overall cost. However, Lamborghini tractors are some of the industry’s most expensive. But like their supercar cousins, they breathe an air of exclusivity into life, even if it’s farming.


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