Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lamborghini Toro LA690-4 Design Concept for a Lexus LFA Style Supercar

The Lamborghini Toro LA690-4 is a conceptual study penned by independent designer Amadou Ndiaye. Envisioned as a modern interpretation of the 1960's Lamborghini Espada, the Toro LA690-4 is a front-engined Raging Bull supercar created to compete against other exotics of the same sort like the Aston Martin One 77 and the Lexus LFA.

The designer states that the car's LA 690-4 designation stands for "Longitudinale anteriore" which translates to "Front Longitudinal" in English, while "690" refers to the V12 engine's fictional output and '4' to the car's all-wheel drive system.

Aside from the front-mid mounted V12 engine coupled to a 7 speed double clutch transmission, Ndiaye says that the chassis, body panels and other parts of the car should be made from carbon fiber and magnesium to save weight.

To our eye, while the execution looks professional, the design itself is less aspiring and unique as the first thought that came to mind is a Lamborghini-ized LFA speckled with repackaged styling cues from the Italian firm's current production and concept models.

Design: Amadou Ndiaye , Via: Seriouswheels

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