Zagato’s latest creation could debut at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este next month.
Remember the Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato? Launched back in 2014, the one-off supercar was based on the hardcore Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera to celebrate Zagato’s 95th anniversary and was commissioned by Lamborghini collector Albert Spiess. And now it appears it’s getting a droptop successor, as a mysterious roadster variant has been spotted on Zagato’s website by a Carscoops reader. Nothing has been officially announced, so there are no specifications yet.
The car is simply listed as a “2018 Lamborghini L595 Zagato” with an accompanying preview image. Judging from the image, the roadster stays true to the original model, featuring the same unique fascias and bespoke lighting. However, the original car’s distinctive double-bubble roof has been replaced with a folding one for the roadster variant with a unique engine cover. The original Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato was powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that produced 570 horsepower and 397 lb-ft of torque, so the roadster version is likely to have similar specifications. 0-62 mph allegedly took 3.4 seconds, while the top speed sat at 202 mph.
Assuming it’s based on the Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, which was the open-top equivalent Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera, Zagato’s latest creation could pack a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine sending 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels. Initially, the Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato was produced as a one-off, but it eventually went into limited series production. The roadster version will likely be produced in extremely limited numbers, too. As for when the Lamborghini L595 Zagato will be officially revealed, the upcoming Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este seems like a plausible venue for its debut since the original model was unveiled at the same event four years ago.
Exactly why the coachbuilding company has waited so long to chop the roof off the Lamborghini L595 Zagato remains a mystery, but we should know more soon. Hopefully it will be revealed online before the event, which takes place on May 25.