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10 Lamborghini Concept Cars Of The Modern Era

Concept cars help us take a glimpse into the future of automotive design and technology. For a company like Lamborghini, most of its production cars already look like concepts. These concepts take designs to the extremes and show what is possible when there are no rules.  

1. Lamborghini Miura GT

The Lamborghini Miura is the first road car to have a mid-engine layout and is also considered the first supercar. This car was first made in 1966 but a new concept was shown in 2006, 40 years later. It was penned by Italian car designer Walter Maria de Silva. It had a modern body design but still looked almost as original as the old Miura.  This concept had rounded headlights like the old car but now also had new LED tail lights which looked exactly like the later models of the Gallardo tail lights and even Aventador lights.

The car was just a shell with no mechanical parts attached to it. Upon unveiling it Lamborghini stated that it had no plans of rebuilding a Miura as the company looked to the future and not the past.

2. Lamborghini Concept S

This car was built based on the Lamborghini Gallardo, it featured a Barchetta design by former Volkswagen Group design director Luc Donckerwolke. It was shown at the 2005 Geneva motor show, a total of 100 cars were planned for production but never came to pass.

The car’s standout design features are of course no windshield and a central spine running down the middle of the car. This central spine creates 2 separate compartments giving a cockpit-like feeling. The car features the 5.0-liter V10 engine making 510 horsepower paired with the e-gear transmission.

Only 2 were made, one without any running gear which sits at the Lamborghini factory, and one which has been auctioned and said to have sold for a few million dollars.

Lamborghini has built a four-door family car in the past from 1968-1978 in form of the Lamborghini Espada. The Estoque concept is Lamborghini’s to a modern 4 door vehicle. The engine was meant to be the 5.2 liter V10 from the Gallardo and was going to cost about $230,000. In typical Lamborghini fashion, it was named after bullfighting, Estoque is a type of sword used by Matadors.

3. Lamborghini Estoque

The design was mostly new featuring headlight designs that would be used in the Lamborghini Huracan. The taillights were a slimmer version of the updated Gallardo lights. It also had center-exit exhausts. 

It was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2008 but never went into production. But as we’ve seen the Urus has filled this gap for Lamborghini.  

4. Lamborghini Urus

The Urus concept was unveiled at the Bejing Auto show in 2012. It was originally meant to be powered by the 5.2 liter V10 from the Gallardo making 600HP. Its design language was as edgy as every other Lamborghini but was very distinctive.

Unlike most of the other concepts on this list, the Urus did go into production and is a successful hit for Lamborghini. Instead of the V10, it uses a twin-turbo V8 making 650 HP with a dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.

5. Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato

Italian design house Zagato has been responsible for coachbuilding some of the most beautiful examples of existing cars. Another masterpiece was crafted in 2014 with Lamborghini. The 5-95 Zagato was based on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 and takes design cues from the 1996 Zagato Raptor.

The front fascia has been restyled with new bumpers and headlights. Rear lights have been switched out for circular ones and new bumpers. The car also features Zagato’s signature double-bubble roof design.

The car still maintains the running gear of the Gallardo with its 5.2 liter V10, single-clutch transmission, and all-wheel drive.

6. Lamborghini Egoista

Hedonism: the pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence.

This is what this car as a masterpiece was designed to be. Lamborghini went crazy with this single-seater concept unveiled in 2013. Walter De Silva was responsible for the design of this wild concept car. The underpinnings are based on the Lamborghini Gallardo but has a unique single-seater fighter jet-inspired design. The name Egoista means “selfish” and was the ultimate expression of Walter’s design.

The car is heavily based on a fighter jet design and has a canopy to climb out of like a jet instead of traditional doors. The headlights and tail lights are unique to this car and have never been featured on any Lamborghini past, present, concept, or production car. The color scheme is also very Lamborghini with a gray exterior and bright orange accents. The interior is also orange as well as the canopy cover.

The engine is the V10 in the Lamborghini Gallardo making 600HP.  

7. Lamborghini Asterion

The Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 was unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor show. It was named after a Minotaur named Asterion and was a hybrid concept car. Even though the car seemed to have a front-engine design, it has a mid-mounted naturally aspirated V10 making 610 horsepower paired with 2 electric motors making a total of over 900HP. It had a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel-drive system that was capable of torque vectoring. This was the first plug-in hybrid showing for the brand and had an electric-only range of about 30 miles (51 km). 3 new drive modes were also available for this car which were “Zero” (electric mode), “Ibrido” (hybrid mode) which balances the engine and hybrid motors, and “Termico” which is engine only.

The design looks a lot like what would have been a front-engine Huracan featuring similar headlights. The tail light designs are now just like the ones found on the Lamborghini Urus.  The exterior color is called Blue Elektra with a brown (Marrone Attis) and Ivory (Bianco Celaeno) Interior. The interior and plug-in hybrid powertrain made this car geared towards a more luxurious Lamborghini. It features a new leather strapped steering wheel and a screen similar to the ones found in newer Lamborghinis. The doors also open slightly upwards like the ones found on Aston Martins. The Asterion never went into production but most of the technology has been implemented in newer Lamborghinis.

8. Lamborghini Terzo millenio

Terzo Millenio stands for the “Third millennium” and was a collaboration between Lamborghini and MIT. Unveiled in 2017 and the first fully electric concept for Lamborghini. This is a look into how Lamborghinis would look in the future and how they’ll implement electric technology.

 The design is simply as outlandish as Lamborghini could make it which is no surprise with this brand. The front looks like an evil face with its Y-shaped headlights and gaping front bumper. Side panels feature a huge air channel that leads to the rear bumper which is connected to the open rear end and diffuser. The wheels are just as eye-catching as the body featuring a five-spoke design with huge orange surrounds.  

Weight reduction has been implemented with the use of carbon fiber but there’s more. Instead of traditional chemical batteries, Supercapacitors have been used to reduce weight further. Supercapacitors are efficient at storing power, but not great at storing energy. They can recharge and discharge rapidly to improve acceleration or braking without degrading.

Finally, Lamborghini is experimenting with sounds to help evoke emotions just like its mid-engine offerings. 

9. Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato

Off-Road Supercar??

That was what Lamborghini was trying to convey with the Sterrato concept in 2019. The Sterrato is an offroad concept based on the Huracan Evo, it has the same engine and drivetrain but is calibrated for off-road use.

It got 2 inches (47mm) of extra ground clearance and got 1 inch (30mm) wider. 3D printed arches were made to accommodate the wider off-road tires. Approach and departure angles were improved by 1 degree with underbody armor protection. LED running lights, an LED light bar, and mud flaps were also added to complete the off-road look.

The interior is the same as the Huracan but features a half cage and harnesses. The prototype features an army green interior with orange accents. Sadly Lamborghini doesn’t have plans to make this car.

MotorTrend does have a great article as well as driving footage on the Huracan Sterrato which is worth checking out.

10. Lamborghini V12 Vision GT

For gamers only. The V12 Vision Gran Turismo was unveiled as a full-scale model at the “FIA Gran Turismo Championships” World Finals 2019 in Monaco. It was made for The Gran Turismo Franchise for the Playstation 4. This in my opinion is the wildest thing Lamborghini has ever done even for them.

It looks like something that could fly, combining the single-seat configuration of the Egoista with gaping holes like the Terzo Millenio. But all this has been taken to the extreme with what looks like a cabin with parts bolted onto it. The headlights are a wider version of the Terzo Millenio lights seemingly mounted on the wheel arches. The rear is even wilder with twin Aventador S-styled exhausts and twin rear wings flanked on each side.

The interior features a heads-up display with what appears to be a center screen or holographic display on the steering wheel. It is also powered by a hybrid 6.5 liter V12 making 819HP. SupercarBlondie has a great walk-around video of this car.

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