Although the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster had a cameo in , Sant'Agata is putting a new model into production that has much more in common with the Batmobile used in the original '60s Batman TV series!Batman Begins, Sant'Agata is putting a new model into production that has much more in common with the Batmobile used in the original '60s Batman TV series!content here
Although the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster had a cameo in Sant'Agata is putting a new model into production that has much more in common with the Batmobile used in the original '60s Batman TV series!
CARtoday.com reported last week that in , billionaire Bruce Wayne (Batman's alter ego, portrayed by Christian Bale) can be seen driving the R3,7-million Murcielago Roadster in his private time, when the Caped Crusader's Batmobile is locked away in the Batcave.
Not only does Murcielago mean "bat" in Spanish, but when the supercar's scissor doors are open, the visual impact is reminiscent of the Caped Crusader in his spread-mantle pose.
However, those who saw the Concept S, with is its two distinctive compartments with separate "windshields", at the Geneva Show earlier this year, could have been forgiven for thinking that that Luc Donckerwolke, the head of design at the Centro Stile Lamborghini, had indeed gone batty.
Lamborghini recently announced that it would produce a limited run of 80 to 90 examples of the Concept S in response to the enthusiasm with which the car was received. Using the Gallardo as a basis, Donckerwolke used the classic form of single-seater race cars of the past as inspiration for the rather unconventional design study.
The Concept S has no conventional windscreen and - as with classic single-seaters - uses two transparent "sautes-vent" to protect both driver and passenger from the wind.
The sautes-vent (meaning "wind deflectors" in French) split the cabin into two distinct compartments that run towards the engine bay, situated behind the front seats, providing extra cooling for the five-litre V10, which develops about 373 kW at 7 800 r/min and 510 N.m at 4 500 r/min. Its zero-to-100 km/h time is claimed to be in the four-second region.
In addition, the modern interpretation of the Batmobile has a retractable rear-view mirror for optimal aerodynamics, a huge rear diffuser and massive front and rear spoilers.
It was described in Geneva as being an "extreme interpretation of an open car", and most of its features are expected to be incorporated in the production version.
A more conventional Gallardo Roadster is still said to be on the way, to be marketed alongside this model. It will be called the Gallardo Spyder and is scheduled for unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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