- Jun 7, 2010
Lockheed Martin designer suggests new direction for next Lamborghini
Lamborghini Navarra concept by Adam Denning – Click above for high-res image gallery
Has Lamborghini's current styling direction run its course? Those enamored by the Raging Bulls' sharp creases and intersecting lines would surely protest, but sooner or later, like any other automaker, Sant'Agata will need to look for a new direction. And given that the company's current design language – first seen on the Reventon supercar and inspired by the F-22 Raptor fighter jet – where better to turn for the next step than back to the designers at Lockheed Martin, the aerospace concern that lead its development?
In penning the Navarra concept depicted here, Adam Denning – an American designer with Lockheed Martin who earned his masters in automotive design at Milan's Scuola Politecnica di Design – took into account Lamborghini's succession of V12 supercars from the Miura to the Murcielago, taking the company's current sharp-edged language one step further by blending it with organic shapes inspired by classical Renaissance sculpture. The Navarro's packaging is a touch shorter than the Murcielago's but rides on a slightly longer wheelbase, envisioned to be built largely out of carbon fiber.
With the Murcielago's successor already speeding around the corner, Lamborghini has likely already signed off on its design. But just the same, is this the direction the tentatively-dubbed "Jota" should be taking? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
[Source: Car Body Design]