Lamborghini Concept Cars – The Best and Worst
Over the years, the brand has built numerous Lamborghini concept cars on which we are going to focus on today. Ever since Lamborghini was first founded it has produced fantastic vehicles that it eventually became renowned for. We’re going to look back at the best as well as the worst concept cars produced by the Italian carmaker so, sit back and enjoy the ride.
Concept cars are very intriguing because they allow manufacturers to think outside the box and experiment with ideas they wouldn’t normally be able to feature on their production cars. They’re also a great way for brands to showcase the latest car technologies, which often end up being featured on future models.
Lamborghini has produced a number of concept cars over the years, so let’s journey back in time and see which of its concept vehicles worked and which didn’t.
The Best and Worst Lamborghini Concept Cars
Lamborghini Egoista – Built in 2013 to commemorate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary, the Lamborghini Egoista is arguably one of the most unique concept cars produced by the brand. It only has a single seat that can be access through a completely removable canopy door. To enter or exit the vehicle, you’re required to remove the steering wheel due to the limited space in the cockpit. The futuristic design as well as the overall extreme nature of the Egoista make it a truly spectacular car that’s a great example of a concept car done right.
Lamborghini Miura Concept – Lamborghini Miura is one of the brands most memorable vehicles so when the Lamborghini unveiled its new concept car based on the beloved vehicle people were excited. Built in 2006, the Miura concept was produced to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original Miura’s introduction. The car closely resembled the classic however it was modernised and upgraded, which made it even more perfect. Unfortunately, there are no plans currently to bring the Miura back so for now, we’ll just have to continue admiring the 2006 concept.
Lamborghini Marzal – Having made its debut at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini Marzal is one of the brand’s earliest concept cars. Its unique shape and intriguing styling proved popular with the public however the car never made it into production. It featured a pair of completely see-through gullwing doors. The car was only driven once publicly by Princes Grace of Monaco and her husband. It was sold at auction in 2011 for approximately £2 million. To this day, it remains one of Lamborghini’s most unique concepts, which is why we love it so much.
Lamborghini Cheetah Prototype – Back in the 1970’s Lamborghini attempted to make its first off-road vehicle. The Cheetah prototype was built in 1977 to explore what it could look like. Unfortunately, the Cheetah failed to meet expectations and impress potential buyers. The vehicle was cancelled before it made it into production and it wasn’t until the early 1980’s that the brand attempted to make another off-road car.
Lamborghini LM001 – Following the failure that was the Lamborghini Cheetah, the brand wanted to redeem itself with a new off-road vehicle. Eventually the LM002 was introduced however the LM001 was built prior as a prototype. It wasn’t very appealing and Lamborghini completely missed the mark. Due to the many issue the vehicle was having it was abandoned and the LM002 was launch to a similarly disappointing response.
Although, Lamborghini produced some vehicles that failed to impress, the brand always managed to redeem itself and having built a great number of different vehicles throughout the years, it remains one of the biggest car manufacturers on earth.
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- Published On : 2 years ago on February 4, 2016
- Author By : James
- Last Updated : February 24, 2016 @ 4:50 pm
- In The Categories Of : Concept
- Tagged With : Cars, Concept, Lamborghini