Only one functional Lamborghini Concept S vehicle exists in the world, and it could be yours, if the bid is right at the RM Sothebys Monterey auction on August 18. It’s based on the Lamborghini Gallardo, with an open roadster body designed by Luc Donckerwolke. It features a ‘saute-vent’ (change wind) instead of a traditional windscreen, dividing the interior into two distinct compartments by continuing the bodywork between the seats. This design also serves as an air inlet feeding the mid-mounted 5L V10 engine, giving it a distinctly futuristic look, or at least for 2005. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
The rear-view mirror is even electronically retractable to allow the driver to see behind, when necessary, or hide it when not in use. Though considered more of a styling exercise than a working production vehicle, the final working show car only had to be modified slightly from the original computer-aided designs. Lamborghini had rumored to be building 100 for customers, but decided to keep it as a styling exercise.