Lamborghini Concept S: the single-copy functional on sale

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The Lamborghini Concept S appears again.

again we find ourselves with this special one-off, a version with production specifications and fully finished in the Lamborghini Concept S, that already attempted to be auctioned off at the end of 2015 in New York, but due to a high reserve price there was no buyer. Now you will return to the stage back in the hands of RM Sotheby’s, but in the event of Monterey 2017, which will be held in the coming month of August.

The Concept S was unveiled conceptually at the Geneva motor show 2005, although this was not the copy unveiled by Lamborghini at the shows in switzerland as the first drive was really with a simple scale model that lacked even engine. After his presentation, the Italian brand decided to create a short series, limited to only 100 units for the most loyal customers of the brand, but during its development the project was cancelled, leaving this specimen, the only fully functional and operational, as a memento of the project.

At a technical level not unlike the Lamborghini Gallardo on which it is based, employs the same mechanical configuration and frame the street sports car, although with the specifications of the update by the end of 2005, with the V10 5.0-liter raised to 520 HP (513 hp), and improvements in the exhaust system, suspension, transmission and steering. Account with the system of traction to the four wheels and the dashboard is taken straight from the Gallardo.

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Its silhouette is spectacular.

Designed by Luc Donckerwolke, the Concept S was to pay homage to the roadsters cars, but with a peculiar configuration two-seater carenada in the central area. This new hole created a new entry upper air to the engine and between the small windscreen front, we find a rear view mirror central swing, type periscope. There are hardly any differences with regard to the concept of original, which are distinguished only by the height of the small windshield.

During its development costs have soared, that led Lamborghini to abandon the project. So there are only today 2 units, the scale model without a motor, which rests in the museum of the brand in Sant’agata Bolognese, and the exemplary functional, which has been in private hands during all this time, although he has been invited of exception in various events organized by the brand.

For the moment, the auction house has not published the price or any estimate for the prototype, but in 2015, we assumed a value between 2.4 and 3.0 billion. The reserve price is not reached in 2015, was never revealed, but it was certainly among these figures. His appearance in Monterey this year is not casual, as it will be without any doubt the event of the year, and the best site to be able to sell a piece as expensive and exclusive like this, since all the media attention of the motor world will focus during these days on the Monterey peninsula.