This is not a cutaway illustration. It’s the Marzal, the most important Lamborghini that never was. The love child of 50 square feet of glass and half a Miura engine, it was the epitome of Lamborghini’s pre-supercar design philosophy. Last month, the only one made was sold for $2.1 million.
When Marcello Gandini inoculated fantasy spaceship design into cars, he had bigger things to worry about than rear visibility. Like scissor doors. This window looks straight into an air intake. Like we care. It's a Countach! Photo: Axel Griesinger
Now installed on everything from European superminis to SEMA tuners, the Lambo-style scissor doors were first featured on Marcello Gandini’s gorgeous 1968 Bertone Carabo concept.
Well into the second century of the automobile, new vehicles can't help but be a portmanteau of earlier designs. Even those that believe they're a new segment. Let’s see some of the recently-revealed Acura ZDX’s forefathers.
When Jason Castriota left Pininfarina for Bertone, it was like switching to Coke after a lifetime of Pepsi. Let’s examine a design element he’s started using that’s alien to Pininfarina but essential to Bertone.
You don’t necessarily have to consign yourself to minivan hell when you have kids. Lamborghinis and Ferraris make for lovely ways to transport a growing family. Here’s how.