The Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato is an extremely rare exponent of an exotic automobile. Result of an official collaboration between Automobili Lamborghini and Zagato, the very purpose of the Lambo 5-95 Zagato is to create a contemporary collectible car. The car was ordered by Albert Spiess, an Avid car collector and a Zagato fan. The Lamborghini 5-95 also celebrates Zagato’s 95th anniversary
The 5-95 is based on the Gallardo LP570-4, the bestseller in Lamborghini’s history. The base model has been transformed to create this one-off collectible which was unveiled at the Concours d’Elegance. Aiming to become an instant classic, the 5-95 features painstaking attention to detail to make it a trademark Zagato machine.
On the front end a floating spoiler emulates the Lamborghini Raptor Zagato. The body is surrounded by a pillar less, continuous glass surface meant to reduce noise and improve aerodynamics. The side intakes, following the Lamborghini Raptor, have been visually reduced to the minimum thanks to an air scoop on the roof as well as additional apertures concealed in the glass surfaces. The car also features the signature ‘double bubble’ Zagato roof.
The rear volume is chopped off by the typical truncated tail and reveals the brutality of mechanical components protruding from the area such as tail lamps heat release, aerodynamic features and the active spoiler. The 5-95, just like all Lambos, is devoid of any extra weight, and is deliberately made to look thin and athletic.
Here’s what the fabricator of the car Andrea Zagato and the customer Albert Spiess have to have about the 5-95
Andrea Zagato: “We have chosen the Gallardo because it is the most sensational project in Lamborghini’s history. An extraordinary car, perfect in engineering terms, that has brought the image of ‘the Bull’ from a ‘cottage industry’ to a worldwide major industrial reality. The Gallardo production figures exceeded the whole Lamborghini production since its foundation.”
Albert Spiess: “I always appreciated the ability of Zagato to create timeless lines with a forceful visual impact. I believe that a sensual design inspired by nature, together with the best technology, strike a perfect balance that is possible to achieve only in Italy. The 5-95 will be a fundamental piece of my collection.”