The Cars That Money Can’t Buy – Lamborghini Concept S

Sun 5th Aug 2018

Sometimes your wallet won’t stretch to purchasing your dream motor. But don’t worry too much, there are some cars that even the biggest bank balances can’t buy, the dream cars that will forever remain a dream. These are the concept cars that never go into production.

Lamborghini Concept S
This series has seen its fair share ‘split-cockpit’ concepts, almost as though the supercar designers have endured a lifetime of putting up with annoying passengers and would prefer to drive their dream motor in silence.

The Lamborghini Concept S is one such vehicle, though there is a slight feeling in this one, that the designer Luc Donckerwolke, wanted to create the cockpit style of a off-road sportster, then realised with the Gallardo he had enough space to create two in the same car.

Donckerwolke spent three glorious years at Lamborghini, in that time coming up with the Diablo, the Murcielago and the production version of the Gallardo.

The Concept S was a futuristic twist on the Gallardo, and though it was considered to be a hyped-up styling exercise, there were plenty of rumours suggesting that the Concept S would become a very limited run of 100 supercars for certain lucky customers. Only two were ever produced, so what were we denied?

As with most ‘split-cockpit’ designs, the windscreen was a challenge, and Donckerwolke decided to do away with the traditional windscreen and replace it with a ‘saute-vent’ which in French means ‘change wind’. As expected, the interior was divided into two distinct areas, this was a requirement as the bodywork actually continued down the centre of the vehicle. The dividing bodywork also acted as an additional air inlet, which fed the mid-mounted 5.0 L V10 engine.

Of the two Concept S produced, one sits in the Lamborghini museum, minus an engine, whilst the other remains in a private collection and though invited to many shows and events around the world, only has 112 miles on the clock. It has been up for auction a number of times and last year fetched $1.32 million at a Sotheby’s auction in Monterey.

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