Lamborghini has been seriously upping its production over the years. When Audi took over in late 1990s, the automaker’s production was measured in the 200-unit range. Now, it’s making more than 2000 cars annually. But, simultaneously, Sant’Agata has been focusing on low volume production as well, with a separate assembly line dedicated to putting together concept vehicles and limited edition models such as Veneno and Sesto Elemento. And now it might just have another on its hands. That would be Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato. It’s a popular venue for carmakers to make a splash with bold one-offs and concept cars, and the 5-95 certainly does make a splash – fitting, given its catfish-like maw.
Beneath the Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato’s burnt-bachelor skin is a Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4. We are not sure, if it’s been customized for higher output, but the standard vehicle’s 570 horsepower, mid-mounted V10 5.2 liter engine should get things moving fairly quickly. The Gallardo structure is the most visible in profile, just check out that beltline and the vents and ducts found on the stock car are in all the regular places, though they’ve been reshaped. As with many of Zagato’s creations, the 5-95 is already spoken for — it’s headed for the garage of collector Albert Spiess, where it will be a “fundamental piece” of a collection chock-full of Lamborghinis and Zagato one-offs.
The 5-95 isn’t the first Lamborghini that Zagato has meddled with. Though the coachbuilder is perhaps best known for its collaborations with Aston Martin, its partnership with Lamborghini stretches nearly all the way back to the Raging Bull’s origins. The 350 GT-based 3500 GTZ made its debut in 1965, followed by the Kanto L147, the LM 003 Borneo SUV and the Diablo-based Raptor.