The period from 1988-1993 was really one of excitement among Lamborghini fans worldwide. At long last Lamborghini had abandoned its "no racing" policy and pursued Formula 1 racing, challenging Ferrari on the race track in the hopes of proving its worth in the exotic car world. No longer could Ferrari's racing history be held out as proof of worth to potential buyers.
Sadly, Lamborghini's involvement at the pinnacle of motorsports competition would not last long. After engine testing by McLaren in 1993 failed to hold their interest, Lamborghini abandoned its Formula 1 research and development program.