New Lamborghini Inspired by Origami? - New Lamborghini Inspired by Origami?

Filippo Perini Knows His Audience
Early this morning, Japanese auto site reported that Filippo Perini, the lead designer of Lamborghini’s latest flagship street rocket, cited origami as a significant influence in designing the car’s body.

We don’t really have a beef with that, the thing is we A. wanted to take a slightly closer look, and B. found the perfect excuse to publish something about this beautiful machine.

Lamborghini Huracán:
Across all disciplines, as a statement of design in general, the Huracán is a considerable accomplishment. Just...look at that thing.

The as-shown version and its inevitable variations are intended to be a large-scale production supercar for the entry-level buyer ( to speak). It succeeds the Gallardo, Lamborghini’s most widely produced and market-viable model to date.

Granted, this is coming from a non-gearhead perspective, but we see this car firmly on the podium among the top 3 sexiest Lamborghinis of the past few decades - among all concept and production models.

...but, will it Fold?
Honestly, until it’s mentioned, the design inspiration isn’t immediately obvious. Yes, it does have some angularity and notions of the flat-panel aesthetic fundamental to all origami, and to be fair, the Huracán is way more origami than its older brothers, the Murcielago and Gallardo. Nevertheless, we actually see the Huracán as some of Lamboghini’s least origami-inspired design of the past 5 or so years.

Cases in point below, clockwise from top-left, include 2013’s Egoista (the Pontiac Aztec of Italian supercars, mercifully limited to 1), 2008’s Reventón (35 produced), and 2013’s Veneno (Aventador) Roadster (9 currently in production or sold) - all of which, relatively speaking, are totally getting their origami on:

...not that it really matters.
Is their new ride really origami-inspired, or is that just a good thing for Lamborghini to say in Japan? At the end of the day, no one can argue against what Perini and team declare fundamental to their creative process, and really, we just wanted to show you this car! 

Lamborghini, well they just want to sell some Huracáns in Japan. So that’s that. Done and done; win and win. 

The Huracán’s Coolest and Importantest Specs:

  • Engine: 602Hp (449kW) V10
  • Top Speed: 202 mph (325 km/h)
  • Acceleration: 0-62 mph (100 km/h): 3.2 seconds
  • Other Stuff: Go Ask Lamborghini

Enough with the Reading
Let’s just go ahead and look at this thing:

More photos below!

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Images:; Lamborghini


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