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Coachbuilder Zagato creates the Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato one-off

Coachbuilder Zagato creates the Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato one-off image

Text: AutoIndustriya.com Team / Photos: | posted May 27, 2014 10:49

Power and prestige for unique Lambo Zagato

With a history spanning nearly 5 decades, as far back as the Lamborghini 3500 GTZ of 1965, Automobili Lamborghini and coachbuilder Zagato are at it again, this time unveiling the 2014 Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato; a modern interpretation of a collectible super sports car.

Zagato used the Gallardo LP 570-4 as their basis for the 5-95 Zagato. The coachbuilder stayed within the technical constraints of the Gallardo, styling a body to reflect an “instant classic” that is “fascinating, rare and a pure expression of the brand it stands for.”

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"We have chosen the Gallardo because it is the most sensational project in Lamborghini's history. An extraordinary car, perfect in engineering terms, that has brought the image of 'the Bull' from a 'cottage industry' to a worldwide major industrial reality,” said Andrea Zagato. “The Gallardo production figures exceeded the whole Lamborghini production since its foundation."

Zagato says the 5-95 takes many cues from the Lamborghini Raptor, a model that the coachbuilder made in 1996 for the Geneva Motor Show. The 5-95 features a pillarless look, functional intakes (including the side intakes similar to the Raptor) and details, including an aeronautical-style cockpit.

The 5-95 Zagato was commissioned by renowned car collector Albert Speiss who sought to add to his extensive collection of rare and one-off Zagatos. In his collection is the 1990 Alfa Romeo S.Z., a 1993 Alfa Romeo R.Z., a 1985 Aston Martin V8 Zagato and a 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato.

"I always appreciated the ability of Zagato to create timeless lines with a forceful visual impact,” said Albert Speiss. “I believe that a sensual design inspired by nature, together with the best technology, strike a perfect balance that is possible to achieve only in Italy. The 5-95 will be a fundamental piece of my collection."