Monday, March 12, 2012

50th Anniversary Lamborghini Ferruccio Concept

Designed by Mark Hostler, a transportation design student at Staffordshire university, his Lamborghini Ferruccio Concept blends elements of design language from many different era's of Lamborghini. The steeply raked front screen and bonnet were inspired by the shape of the Countach, as was the super-wide rear end. The rounded shapes of the front and rear wings were inspired by the sleek, rounded, feminine lines of the Miura. Finally, the sharp nose and mirrors, and aggressive air intakes across the body and roof take their inspiration from Lamborghini's current "stealth fighter" design language.

Designer : Mark Hostl

Lamborghini Ferruccio concept by Mark HostlerLamborghini Ferruccio concept by Mark HostlerLamborghini Ferruccio concept by Mark HostlerThe car also showcases innovations in the future of performance and environmental consciousness. The trademark of Lamborghini's flagship supercars has always been a large v12, but in the current climate of environmentalism, car manufacturers are now using smaller, turbocharged engines to meet emissions regulations without compromising on performance. The Lamborghini Ferrucciocombines these two ideas, using upcoming technologies in engine design and manufacture. It would use a v12, but a comparably small 5.0 liter unit, boosted by two turbochargers and using direct injection. The main difference however, is that the engine would be more subtle, and actuate its valves using pneumatic solenoids controlled by a computer. This combination of technologies would allow the Lamborghini Ferruccio's engine to still stick to the v12 Lamborghini philosophy, whilst still being both cleaner and more economical than a traditional engine.

The Lamborghini Ferruccio concept is a car designed to showcase both the past and future of Lamborghini, showing how new design and technologies blend seamlessly with the company's rich heritage and history.Lamborghini Ferruccio concept by Mark Hostler

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