• Oct 25, 2010
Think the Murcielago is getting long in the tooth? Well it is. But the Murci's advancing age looks positively pre-pubescent next to the Diablo. Wait a second, you say? The Diablo hasn't been built in nearly a decade now. Well Lamborghini hasn't – not the automaker we know in Italy, anyway. But its underpinnings still carry on in a land far, far away from the factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese.

Over the years, Lamborghini has had more owners than Chrysler. Which is ironic, because before the Volkswagen Group took it over, Chrysler was its happy papa. But in between, the Raging Bull was tamed by an Indonesian outfit called MegaTech. (It seemed strange at the time, less so now since Malaysians bought Lotus and Indians took over Jaguar.) The new investors were apparently a little strapped for cash, though, so in 1995 they worked out a deal with a Mexican entrepreneur named Jorge Antonio Fernandez Garcia, AKA Joan Ferci.

Under Ferci's direction, Automóviles Lamborghini Latinoamérica SA continued building derivatives of the Diablo for years after its architecture was phased out back in Italy. (They might have gotten their hands on a newer platform, but there's apparently some dispute with Volkswagen over the original deal inked with MegaTech.) Apparently, the Mexican federal government has enough faith in Ferci that they've reportedly given him a grant to build a new factory at which he plans to produce a new generation of, um... "Lamborghinis".

The Diablo-based Coatl and Alar – which may or may never have actually made it into production – could carry on, supplemented (or potentially replaced) by such planned designs as the Miura II pictured above, and even an SUV called Gran Toro to pick up the reins that Sant'Agata let fall with the demise of the old LM002.

[Source: Argentina Auto Blog]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      It's lovely, so what if it doesn't look like whatever exists now. Besides, 2-seat swoopy mid-engine sports cars all have certain similar proportions so you will be reminded of other designs. What out there is truly unique or non-derivative, anyway. My only thing is don't call it Miura.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If that's the replacement to the gorgeous Miura, then color me dissapointed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like the windshield and glass roof and nothing else.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ah, yes. Megatech. The company that killed Vector.

      Bad times, bad times.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks like a Dyson
        • 4 Years Ago
        LOL! Yes, if Dyson tried to make a Veyron.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Matenlo! matenlo con fuego!!


      - an ashamed mexican.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is a pretty wild looking concept. Yes, doesn't flow too well with the current lines for Lambo, but think of the first Miura, it didn't have many angles, it had some more free-flowing organic shapes. This looks like a futuristic Veyron to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's bad enough that regular people do it, but people who get paid to write should not be saying something coincidental is ironic.
      Carlos
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like a poorly designed Spyker
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        My thoughts exactly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like this MUCH better than the current Lambo design language. Yes, I loved the Countach back in the day but today's cars look horrible IMO. I think the last Lambo that I actually liked was the Diablo.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm with you. I think the current designs from Lambo are to sharp and angular. This would make a great next leap forward.
      • 4 Years Ago
      nice, but TO GAY to be a Lambo
      • 4 Years Ago
      I saw Audi when I first looked at the picture, or a Tron knock off. Perhaps e-Tron.
      Not a lambo signature for sure.
      Refreshing.
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