• Oct 8th 2007 at 8:29PM
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click above image for more high-res pics of the Lamborghini Embolado Concept

Design students hatch some crazy concepts because they're not hindered by the mind numbing effects of product planners, bean counters, focus groups and the like. We think the Lamborghini Embolado Concept by Italian design student Luca Serafini makes a good case for why those hindrances are in place. Of course, beauty's in the eye of the beholder, so perhaps you disagree, but to us the Embolado Concept looks a Picasso painting that's been shrink wrapped around a Gallardo. Named after a Spanish festival called the Tore Embolado, which means 'bull in balls' (what is it with Lambos and weird translations?), the concept was reportedly inspired by "aggressivity", as if that's something Lamborghini's sold today lack. What do you think? Are we on the money or would this thing be the new hotness if it were actually real? Serafini apparently thinks there's a business case for it, as he also designed a Superleggera version for consideration.

[Source: Car Body Design via Motor Authority]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Fantastic design. The "Embolado," or a close derivative of this design scheme, should replace the, all too-tame, Gallardo. I agree with what seems to be the aim of this design student: To create a driver's car Lamborghini, not merely a showoff sort of supercar. That is why I greatly admire the shorter, yet very aggressive, front end design. I also like the position of the hatch and how it seems oriented to provide the driver with a truly mind-bending driving experience. Finally, by the pictures at least, the flow of the car forward is one of the best aspects of this great design. You get the sense that if this car came into production, it would have a more ferocious front end stance than that of the condescending Murcielago.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Are you kidding?

      Almost every proportion on this car is wrong.

      The doors are huge and flat, and the side windows are very rectangular, and not at all graceful. The back looks like it is being dragged along, and the front looks like it has been pre-wrecked.

      The changing waistline low and to the rear is odd to say the least, and the glasshouse looks like it has been pirched on top of this tank of a sports car.

      I thought that the Reventon, or whatever it is called was a bit austere and disjointed, but this makes that look cohesive and smooth.

      If this is a design student's best work, then maybe they should design assault vehicles for the military or something, but leave sports cars to someone with at least a little sense of style.

      The Countach was at least a cohesive design, and didn't look jumbled together until later, when all of the scoops and holes were added on.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ditch those stupid over sized wheels and you've got a winner. No reason to ever have wheels over 17". Above that, they just look stupid.
      • 8 Years Ago
      With just bigger windows it would rock!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like they put something together out of legos, shaved a few curves into it, and then smashed a huge front piece off of it.

      I think its ugly. To me design perfection in terms of looks is the Murcielago and to a large degree its littel brother the Gallardo.

      • 8 Years Ago
      If Autoblog said it looked gorgeous most people would come on here yelling how awful it looks and how much the writer missed the mark.

      I think it's got some interesting ideas but way too many of them and not put together in a particularly harmonious way. The rear is probably the most successful angle. Those sides are just a trainwreck of different panels and creases; this designer needs to learn a little something about "less is more" if he wants to pen anything which ends up on the road.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I kinda like. From the profile view it has a vey stubby Stratos like quality to it. Actually, I really like it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      aggressive indeed! those fat wheels are really at the corners, man, must feel super stable!

      this is more of what we need! futuristic designs that push the envelope and make exotic cars look more, well, exotic.

      Makes them feel like the super-expensive toys they are...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Its a design student...I say it looks great, if he keeps up with high quality work like this he will have a very rewarding career in this field
      • 8 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the batmobile in the last batman movie.
      • 8 Years Ago
      looks fit for the master chief... just get it in camo green to match the armor and he's set.
      • 8 Years Ago
      el nombre es ridiculo; EMBOLADO significa los toros que les ponen antorchas en los cuernos; TORO EMBOLAO...
      ¿LAMBO EMBOLADO? XDDDD nombre desafortunado y ridiculo.
      a ver si los de Santa Agata se ponen las pilas con los nombres pues no se enteran por no saber informarse mejor al ejegir nombres absurdos.
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