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Saturday, April 22, 2023

Lamborghini in collaboration with IKEUCHI created special one-off Time Chaser_111100 and Time Gazer

ARTWork In order to commemorate its 60th anniversary, Automobili-Lamborghini S.p.A. collaborated with Japan's most influential contemporary artist, IKEUCHI with goal to create an artistic platform through its supercar productions, as the result here's the one-and-only Lamborghini Huracán STO Time Chaser_111100 and Time Gazer artworks. While related to its unusual name, actually 111100 is the binary code for the number 60 as in recognition of the Italian raging bull supercar maker's anniversary in this year of 2023.
The Lamborghini Huracán STO Time Chaser_111100 is a special art piece styled by IKEUCHI a Japanese designer in celebration of Lambo’s 60th anniversary. (Picture from: id.Motor1)
It's in accordance with the motto of its 60th anniversary, namely "The future began in 1963," Automobili-Lamborghini together with its worldwide network consisted of 180 dealers in 53 different countries, have decided to undertake a cross-sectional project, in which the differ market will be working with internationally renowned artists to commemorate its 60th anniversary.
For then it was referred as the "Chasing the Future" project was intended to create an artistic platform in which the Italian raging bull supercar maker company intended to explore in all its forms, the Lamborghini's core values that have always distinguished in the past, present, and also as a reference for the future. This first collaboration in Japan with IKEUCHI, as the results had presented in Tokyo in Februari 2023 then.
While related to its unusual name, actually 111100 is the binary code for the number 60 as in recognition of the Italian raging bull supercar maker's anniversary in this year of 2023. (Picture from: TopGear)
Since emerging on the art scene as an artist in the early 2010s, IKEUCHI's unparalleled talent has quickly captured the world's attention and led to collaborations with world-renowned brands and influential artists. And in his collaborative work with Lamborghini, IKEUCHI seems inspired by cyberpunk and robot realms, where he combines plastic models with industrial product components to create visions of the future complete with conventional functions.
The Lamborghini Huracán STO Time Chaser_111100 was built by combining original parts from Lamborghini’s previous anniversary editions including the Countach 25th Anniversary, the Diablo SE30, Murciélago 40th and Aventador LP 720-4 50th. (Picture from: TopGear)
IKEUCHI further said that the Time Gazer and Time Chaser were made by combining original parts taken from the past anniversary Lamborghini models such as the Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary, Lamborghini Diablo SE30, Lamborghini Murcielago 40th Anniversary, and Lamborghini Aventador LP-720-4 50th Anniversary.
IKEUCHI takes inspiration from cyberpunk and robot anime, hence the distinctive styling of this module that sits atop the V10. (Picture from: TopGear)
By combining these parts and other elements, IKEUCHI interprets the Huracán STO in his signature futuristic cyber-industrial style. And all of these were meant to be a celebration of marque's history from the past with the aim of living longer in the future as well, and hopes to Lamborghini as the owners and many others would enjoyed this collaboration result as an artwork to commemorate the next chapter of such this ever-evolving brand.
If IKEUCHI leaving the STO drivetrain untouched, that means a lightweight body (1,339 kg, about 43 kg less than the regular Huracán) packing a 5.2-liter V10 of 631 bhp/416 lb.ft and plenty of downforce. (Picture from: TopGear)
It seems that these projects maximally explore the common themes shared by Lamborghini and IKEUCHI, namely the concepts of "time" and "eternity": as we can see on the Time Gazer that is made using genuine Lamborghini parts and is a large-scale artwork which is meant to encapsulate IKEUCHI's vision of the past, present and future through the lens of Lamborghini's evolution.
The Time Gazer was a sort of simulator model to present IKEUCHI's vision of "past, present and future through the lens of Lamborghini's evolution". (Picture from: TopGear)
Meanwhile, the Lamborghini Huracán STO Time Chaser_111100 is the one-and-only creation that brilliantly expresses the theme of IKEUCHI cybernetics and Lamborghini's 60-year history which includes shared values to always be at the forefront. time and breaking the rules of the past through creative and authentic expression. Despite this, Lamborghini's influence legacy on this limited edition work is marked by clear references to the launch colors of the previous anniversary models and by using the binary code of 111100 for the number 60 as the naming itself imprinted on the car's door bones.
The Time Gazer was built by using various original Lamborghini parts, like intakes, engine cover, switchgear, a wheel and so on.. (Picture from: TopGear)
Davide Sfrecola, Head of Japan Automobili-Lamborghini, explained that they are very pleased to capture such a valuable collaboration with IKEUCHI that represents the future of Japan. As you can see, it was a spectacular creation made up of broken motherboards, plastic and electrical wires intricately shaped to create a masterpiece of cyberpunk apocalyptic aesthetic.
According to the Chairman and CEO of Automobili-Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, that Lamborghini is very proud to be able to present this artwork together with IKEUCHI in this unforgettable 60th Anniversary. The Lamborghini Huracán STO Time Chaser_111100 truly blends tradition and innovation, past and future while perfectly embodying on the Lamborghini's 60th Anniversary milestone, and promised to continue to grow as a bold and unconventional brand, never ceasing to challenge itself. HAPPY 60TH ANNIVERSARY LAMBO! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LAMBOCHARLOTTE | ID.MOTOR1 | TOPGEAR ]
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