That’s unlike any Lamborghini I’ve ever laid eyes on, where do I sign? Hold your horses there; this is strictly a one-off design exercise by historic Milanese coachbuilders Zagato for now. The Italian design house, famous for crafting jaw-dropping versions of iconic supercars, has had its wicked way with a Gallardo LP570-4 for the sole purpose of wooing the crowds at the recent Villa D’Este Concours D’Elegance.
So what's special about this Lambo, then? Zagato basically went wild with the bodywork, creating a pillarless exterior that's surrounded by continuous glass surfaces. The car also features a ‘double bubble’ roof – a Zagato signature that has appeared on a number of previous creations – and those basking shark-style air intakes at the front, which funnel air to improve aerodynamics and reduce noise inside the cabin.
Does it drive as hot as it looks? Nobody really knows; technical specs and performance figures have been kept firmly under wraps. But even if the Gallardo's V10 engine has remained untouched, it'll still manage to hit 62mph from a standstill in around 3.5 seconds and go on to a top speed of 200mph.
The more we look at it, the more it freaks us out… The styling is certainly divisive. It looks best at the back where quad tailpipes, bespoke lamps and an active spoiler positively protrude from the rear.
Does the guy who designed it have a crazy CV?Not really. Stephane Schwarz penned most of the 5-95 Zagato's carbonfibre bodywork – and his most recent notable offering was the Nissan Qashqai.
So, how much did it cost? You'll have to ask Albert Spiess, the car collector and clearly very wealthy individual who originally commissioned the model. He was the lucky chap who clambered into the low-slung body, fired up the 562bhp 5.2-litre V10 and raced off… presumably cackling madly as he drove into the sunset. You may yet be able to get your hands on a 5-95 Zagato, though you'll need to have very deep pockets; according to Autocar, the car could get a limited production run.