Lamborghini’s barrage of numbers and letters continue, but not without consequence. This latest creation, a concept brought to life by Canadian design student Amadou Ndiaye Ba, pays homage to the Lamborghini Espada of the 60s. The Espada was a unique grand tourer that boasted a front-mounted V12 and styling from renowned design house Bertone. This latest seems to indicate the bullfighting company’s current direction; the revival of an FR platform to compete with the likes of Aston Martin’s One-77 or perhaps Mercedes’ SLS AMG. Oddly enough, the Toro bears some resemblance to Bertone’s most recent creation, the Mantide, although they had no part in this current project; the sharp angles and aggressive styling still retain to soul of current Lambo vehicles but the elongated hood and overall proportions are clearly reminiscent of the GTs of the 60s and 70s. Ba’s take on styling seems to balance modernity and classic dimension without having the car look like a cheap throwback (see: Camaro, Mustang). The Toro follows current Lamborghini guidelines with its name: 690 denotes the horsepower, 4 indicates four-wheel drive, and LA signifies ‘Longitudinal anteriore,’ which is the position that the engine is mounted in. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for this one.
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Source: Luxury Issues