In an exclusive speaking engagement with Car Advice during the ongoing 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, Lamborghini’s Maurizio Reggiani hints at introducing what he calls as the new version of a one-off supercar, even adding that this one-off could be completely sold prior to its revelation. This is comparable to the case of Centenario, which they had introduced with rear wheel steering and which was later on adapted into the Aventador S when it came into production. The director for research and development also said that the company is set to announce some new technologies to go with Lamborghini’s new design. The imminent announcement, he said, is what Lamborghini’s loyal patrons have actually been waiting for.
It can be recalled that Lamborghini had done this previously with the Sesto Elemento, the Veneno Roadster, the Concept J as well as for both the Reventon and the Reventon Roadster. As they did with the Centenario, the soon-to-be-revealed one-off will take the lead in introducing Lamborghini’s future design and technologies. Inevitably, it should give us a first look at the Aventador replacement that is due for release in 3 years.
No concrete details have been confirmed during the talks but Car Advice knew that the Lamborghini Urus will be revealed sometime this December. In the same way, it is likely the new one-off (which is currently without a name yet) will be introduced later within the year while the official public debut will probably have to wait until 2018. At the most, we should be expecting Lamborghini’s one-off supercar at next year’s Geneva Motor Show together with the new Urus.
Speaking of which, Car Advice also said that if the one-off will be having a new hybrid drivetrain technology as the SUV, these could somehow allow us see how the new hybrid system will actually work with Lamborghini’s existing naturally aspirated engines. At least that’s how they expect things to go.
Also, since we know the Mercedes-AMG Project One has been grabbing most everyone’s attention in Frankfurt, the media representative didn’t mind asking Reggiani what he has to say about Mercedes’ new hypercar. The Lamborghini spokesperson insisted that they are the ones who first invented such type of vehicle, citing that the Reventon was created about ten years ago.
Even more interesting, Lamborghini already had a one-off Egoista back in 2013, a single seater supercar built specially to mark Lamborghini’s 50th year. The Italian marque then described the single example “one-off” as a present to itself, something that no one else could ever possess as it is a gift only for Lamborghini from Lamborghini. As for the new one-off, while everything else remains a mystery, we have to say, it is something we will surely watch out for.