The Lamborghini 5-95 By Zagato Is The Spyker You Maybe Always Wanted

There is a certain class of person, you know who they are, that sees the Zagato-designed Spyker C12 and says, "you know what that Spyker needs? That's right. More Lamborghini." The Lamborghini 5-95 by Zagato, then, is the oddball mixture created just for them.

And when I say "them," what I mean is "Albert Spiess," the Swiss meat-man that commissioned this weird one-off. It's based on a Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4, and is meant to evoke a "sensual design inspired by nature," whatever that means in the context of a Spyker-ish-looking Lamborghini-thing.

The Lamborghini 5-95 By Zagato Is The Spyker You Maybe Always Wanted

Don't get me wrong, there's something certainly striking about the car from certain angles, but I like the original Gallardo more and the looks of the Spyker even more than that. But something about the lines of this new one-off, created to celebrate Zagato's 95th birthday, make it look smaller, and the Gallardo on which it's based is not a very large car to begin with.

The Lamborghini 5-95 By Zagato Is The Spyker You Maybe Always Wanted

The car made its official debut today at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este at Lake Como in Italy, and you can get more of a sense of its lines in the flesh:

Oddly enough, I'm also seeing something of the Pininfarina-designed New Lancia Stratos from a few years back.

Maybe Mr. Spiess does, too. Here's hoping he takes it rallying.

(I'm not joking about the "meat-man" thing, either. Mr. Spiess's fortunes are founded upon mountains of bacon.)