• Apr 1st 2008 at 3:00PM
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Click above to view Magvisio's Lamborghini Ferruccio in hi-res

Anything you can do, I can do better. That's pretty much been Lamborghini's attitude towards arch-rival Ferrari since Ferrucio Lamborghini starting building sportscars to spite Enzo Ferrari. Fast forward 45 years and with both men gone, the idea remains the same: if Ferrari could create an exotic supercar and name it after its founder, so can Lamborghini. Only in this case, the heritage is carried on by independent designer Pule Magau of carrozzeria Magvisio.

What you see before you is the Lamborghini Ferruccio. Like the Reventon, the Ferruccio was conceived as an ultra-exclusive uber-exotic based on the Murcielago LP640. But while the Reventon had its production run upped to 100, the Ferruccio was planned for only 10 road-going examples: five coupes and five roadsters. Also like the Reventon, the Ferruccio was supposed to sell for ??1 million ($1.5 million), but it very well might have been the manifestation of the Reventon that stopped the Ferruccio project in its tracks, siphoning off potential customers to the factory's own show-stopper.

The use of carbon fiber inside and out on the Ferruccio promised to undercut the Murcielago's 0-60 time to three seconds flat en route to a claimed top speed of 230 mph, with 330mm ceramic discs and six-pot calipers to keep the speed in check. Couple that with razor-sharp styling to rival the Reventon, and you've got an interesting package, if only it didn't cost so much. Magau, however, is reportedly working to reduce the costs. If those goals can be met and the deposits roll in, the Ferruccio project could turn from wet dream to startling reality. Thanks for the tip, Mike!

NOTE: Autoblog team is split 50/50 on whether this is actual news or a bit of chain yanking from the Brits. Nunez wants it categorically stated on record that he is 100% convinced this is an "elaborate BS festival", noting that CAR's link to Magvisio's website is bogus. Noah, meanwhile, points out that there's even a video rendering of the Ferruccio, which means it would be one very elaborate hoax if it weren't the real deal. Alex fires back that the BBC was responsible for the most famous April Fools stunt ever. Your call.

[Source: Car Magazine]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I think it is a hoax as well!
      Even if it were a honest no B.S. concept, we all know how these exotic concepts rarely make it to production.
      Although Lambo. is owned By VW, so if it were an actual concept, there would be funds to produce it!

      Expect the worst (that it is a hoax), and hope for the best (that it has a shot at production)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, I'm with Alex on this. the car looks like a DubCity or HotWheels version of a Lambo. another british hoax involving Italians

      and the Spaghetti hoax has nothing on War of The Worlds broadcast even though thats not an official April Fools joke.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm with Nunez. It looks and smells like BS.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "The Lamborghini Ferruccio is a supercar concept created independently from Lamborghini by Pule Magau of Magvisio."

      In which way it is a hoax? No-one pretended it was a real Lambo... :S
      • 7 Years Ago
      Uh . . . you guys reported this heinous pile of crap as truth a few months ago, IIRC. It's not an April Fool's joke, it's just a terrible design that won't see the light of day.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I actually changed my mind,
      I think it is a legitimate concept, but the description/release info/production info has been added/hoaxed.

      real photos/real concept
      wrong info/fake text
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a the 90's Vector, which was not a good looking car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is bogus. I mean the back of the car looks like the posterior of a cat in heat.
        • 7 Years Ago
        the back makes it look like a dune-buggy. not attractive.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I actually found the rear end attractive,
        same with the front.
        the only NASTY part is the rims. 24's belong on Escalades
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