It’s been less than a week since the unique Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato showed its impressive bodywork at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este , and rumors about it hitting the assembly line for a limited production run are already plowing the Internet.
We’re not exactly surprised by the news, because every time a working concept or unique vehicle breaks cover, there’s at least one report asserting it could make production. However, this time we’re a bit skeptical with Autocar’s claim, mostly because the 5-95 Zagato is actually a vehicle specifically tailored for a very special collector: Albert Spiess.
Known for owning several unique Lamborghinis and other Zagato-bodied cars, including many Aston Martins , Spiess commissioned the renowned coachbuilder’s pen and raised a one-off, modern collectible. That being said, it’s hard to believe Spiess would agree to see his prized supercar multiplied or Lamborghini green light a limited run.
And while we do understand that this gorgeous supercar made quite an impact upon its arrival, we believe that a production run, no matter how small, will ruin its uniqueness and appeal. This doesn’t mean Lamborghini can’t meddle with a few Gallardo chassis to create something similar.
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Why It Matters
If Lamborghini decides to go through with it, a limited run of 5-95 Zagatos will pour some beautiful profits into the company’s coffers. As with the Veneno , Lamborghini is somewhat entitled to charge a hefty premium for each unit, and we’d be really surprised to witness a different scenario.
Essentially a rebodied Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 , the 5-95 Zagato is powered by the already familiar 5.2-liter, V-10 engine that generates 570 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. The unique carbon-fiber body is the work of Stephane Schwarz, former design director at Nissan Europe.