Back in May at the 2014 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, Lamborghini and Zagato joined their forces and unveiled the 5-95. Based on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4, the 5-95 Zagato features a jaw-dropping design inspired by another original model, the Raptor Zagato.
The first 5-95 Zagato featured an orange matte paint finish, while the second features a more traditional colour for the Gallardo, a special yellow with a pearl effect.
Moreover, the vehicle gets the well-known double-bubble roof, just like any other vehicle done by Zagato, complemented by the new air scoop. The rear end features new LED taillights as well as a stylish bumper with integrated exhaust system.
There are no details regarding the output delivered by the 5.2-liter V10 but we do know that on the Gallardo, the engine produces 570 hp. We expect a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 4.0 seconds as well as a top speed that exceeds 201 mph or 324 km/h.
For those who don't know, Zagato will only produce 5 units of this special model. This means that we still have to see another three units.
The overall design of the Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato is defined by two "strong" themes: the volume of the front fender biting the bonnet and integrating the secondary air intakes and the functions of the lights; as well as the volume of the rear end beginning from the center of the car.
Inspired by the Lamborghini Raptor Zagato, the front spoiler of the 5-95 Zagato comes to a carbon fiber firewall concealing the front air intakes. The new 5-95 Zagato is also fitted with a technical and stylistic theme introduced by Zagato on the Panoramic bodies by the end of the 1940s and re-applied in the 1980s -- continuous glass surfaces. These continuous glass surfaces surround the pillar-less body that could reduce noise while enhancing aerodynamics.
Just like the Raptor Zagato, the side intakes were visually minimized, as made possible by an air scoop on the roof and the extra apertures hidden in the glass surfaces. As its signature, Zagato has functionally integrated the air scoop with the double bubble roof, guiding cooling air to the intake manifold.
Meanwhile, the new 5-95 Zagato features a truncated tail that basically exposes its mechanical components protruding from the rear section like as tail lamps heat release, the active spoiler and other aerodynamic features.
Interestingly, a Lamborghini is similar to that of a Zagato in the sense that both are lean and athletic, as well as efficient and compact.