the first driveable prototype of the 'Concept S' at the
Monterey Concorso Italiano and at the Pebble Beach Concours
d’Elegance, held in the USA last weekend.
Lamborghini's 'Concept S' design
study was premiered at this year’s 75th Geneva Motor Show as
an extreme and spectacular expression of the Lamborghini
brand. It was created at the Centro Stile Lamborghini in
Sant’Agata Bolognese by Luc Donckerwolke, who drew
inspiration from the classic single-seater racing cars of
the past. The astonishing amount of public
interest at the Geneva Motor Show prompted the decision to
build a driveable prototype in order to further gauge
potential customer demand.
“The 'Concept S' represents
everything that Lamborghini stands for. It is extreme,
uncompromising and Italian,” commented Stephan Winkelmann,
President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “A production
decision has not yet been made, though we were encouraged by
the positive response to the driveable prototype at both
Monterey and Pebble Beach.” The driveable 'Concept S'
prototype has only changed slightly compared to the original
design study. For example, the so-called 'saute-vent'
windscreens were re-designed for homologation reasons. The
look of the car results even more extreme than the original.