Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2005 Lamborghini Concept S

Presented at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show, the Lamborghini "Concept S" is an extreme and spectacular expression of the Lamborghini brand. Created at the Centro Stile Lamborghini in Sant'Agata Bolognese by Luc Donckerwolke, Head of Lamborghini Design, the "Concept S" is his extreme interpretation of an "open car". Using the Gallardo as a basis, Donckerwolke drew inspiration from the classic single-seater racing cars of the past to create this latest design study.

The classic single-seaters did not have a traditional windscreen, but utilised the so-called "saute-vent" (in French: a sudden change in the wind) in order to direct air over the head of the driver - and so does the "Concept S". These devices divide the cabin into two distinct compartments, giving the car an aggressive and futuristic look and also creating a space between them that acts as an additional air inlet for the powerful engine, which is positioned behind the seats.

An electronically controlled, retractable central rear view mirror allows the driver - when required - to see what is happening behind the car. The aerodynamics of the "Concept S" have been optimised thanks to front and rear spoilers and a large rear diffuser.

The all-wheel drive concept is powered by a naturally aspirated V10 engine that produces 300 hp. Paddle Operated 6 speed Automatic. (

Only 2 models were ever made: the high-window prototype sits in the Lamborghini museum with no engine, while the running low-window prototype featured at Pebble Beach is rumored to remain elsewhere in the factory. (wikipedia)

2015 Update: The unique Lamborghini sold for $1.32 million at RM Sotheby's Monterey auction in November 2015. 

Low-Window Prototype

High-Window Prototype

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