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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The weirdest Lamborghini concept ever

Weird ONES There's such a contrasting view like heaven and earth as seen at the 1991 Geneva Motor Show, on the first ones, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the next generation of its venerable S-Class, the ‘W140'. It was a tech-fest of innovation (double-paned soundproof glass) and previewed the company's new design theme.
Lamborghini Sogna designed and built by Ryoji Yamazaki based on Lamborghini Countach back in the 1991. (Picture from: TopGear)
Meanwhile in the other sides, the one-off Lamborghini Sogna, a really kind of weird styling supercars. Well, this is really kind of weird styling supercars unveiled by a little known Japanese auto tuner and called as the first generation of what the automaker planned as a small numbers of production.
Interior view of Lamborghini Sogna. (Picture from: http://www.tf1.fr/)
The Lamborghini Sogna was not a tech-fest of innovation, and did not preview officially Lamborghini's new design theme either. It just an V12-engined, hand-crafted one-off kiwi green colored raging bull weird dreamed car. The car was the brainchild of a Japanese designer named Ryoji Yamazaki known also the owner of the Art & Tech design studio, whose had a dream about a supercar while he was at 13; and at 41, he managed to realize it (Sogna, an Italian word for ‘dreams').
Interior view of Lamborghini Sogna. (Picture from: http://www.tf1.fr/)
And luckily for those of You, it also could be mean Your dream come true as well as Yamazaki was. As quoted of Autoblog, the Sogna was built in 1991 based on the Lamborghini Countach, which also known was the dream car for many people in the 1980s around the globe.
Rear three quarter of Lamborghini Sogna with its scissor-doors opened. (Picture from: TopGear)
As the story goes, Yamazaki bought a Lamborghini Countach, removed the original body and left the chassis only, then he constructed an entirely aluminium newly body on it, painted it green and wheeled it out for the 1991 Geneva Motor Show as a rolling chassis prototype which is intended to be limited production models (it never happened).😥
Rear three quarter of Lamborghini Sogna. (Picture from: TopGear)
A few years later there's another examples of Sogna was built, this time a fully-functioning prototype complete with 455 bhp V12 drivetrain shown and also up for sale for £1.9 million at the 1994 Essen Motor Show. No one brought it home at the time.😭 As quoted of the TopGear, the car from Essen had ever listed for sale for € 2.38 million, or around US. $3.25 million back in the 2013.
Obviously, it's not an official Lamborghini model, which is why you get that bonkers weird bodyshell, but underneath Yamazaki retained the Countach's running gear. So the Sogna is still a 5.2-litre V12-engined supercar with 455 bhp all running riot through the rear axle with the top speed of 186 mph (299.33 kph). So it takes more gut for those of You who want to try speeding with it on the highway. *** [EKA [28032014] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOPGEAR | AUTOBLOG ]
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