It seemed curious and interesting to imagine, in the nautical industry, a similar situation as that of an automobile: the same amazement at seeing a Lamborghini in a parking lot could be reproduced seeing a Lamborghini yacht in a harbor.
I had never designed a boat. Buying several magazines I realized that, not knowing much about boats, I couldn't recognize the boats immediately, but I had to check the make and model, except for certain cases.
The first idea was to create an object that was completely out of the traditional stylistic norm but still feasible and realistic: in fact the hull recreated in 3d already exists.
The rest came from the analysis of Lamborghini cars: the air intakes have always been accentuated, so, starting from the side view of the Reventòn, I transformed the intake behind the door into a huge window, so characterize the boat with a single large element.
This, besides illuminating the interiors, could divide the side view of the yacht into two parts optically, making it recognizable even from afar.
(The study plan did not include the design of the interior)
Several companies would submit new designs for a possible future Lamborghini model, the Marco Polo was one of those concepts.
(added on October 21. 2004)
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann walks Jay around the Urus and Sesto Elemento concepts, and lays out plans for the marque's 50th anniversary celebration.
(added on August 27. 2012)
After the production of the Jalpa was halted a successor had to be designed, this P140 was one of the concepts.
(added on September 10. 2008)
Several concepts and ideas have surfaced for a Jalpa successor, this is yet another one.
(added on October 24. 2000)
At the 2012 Pebble Beach event none other than Jay Leno talks to Stephan Winkelmann, Filippo Perini and Maurizio Reggiani about the Urus and the Sesto Elemento
(added on September 3. 2012)
May 10. 2010
Text © Mauro Lecchi
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