The 5-95 Zagato is a special commission based on a Lamborghini Gallardo intended to mark the legendary Italian coachbuilder's 95th anniversary.
Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato. Photo:AFP
And during that time, the Milanese company has been called on by a veritable who's who of already exotic car makers to create something even more special.
Zagato has worked its magic on everything from Ferraris and fast Fiats to Alfa Romeos, Lancias, Aston Martins, Maseratis and of course Lamborghinis, creating some of the most sought-after and collectable cars in each company's history in the process. Even if, in many cases, the changes are only skin deep.
That's the case with the 5-95 Zagato. Lift up the bespoke body and underneath is the now defunct Lamborghini Gallardo, which officially ceased production in 2013. Still even if it is no longer a ‘new' supercar, it's still capable of hitting 200mph and going from 62mph in 3.5 seconds.
The exterior design, which could as easily be described as challenging as stunning, attempts to reference iconic touches from Zagato commissions of the past. So it's angular, yet has a double-bubble roof, a wraparound windshield and an elongated nose with curved, two-step opening.
But of course the 5-95 Zagato doesn't have to be to everyone's tastes, only to those of a Mr. Albert Spiess. He is a Swiss supercar collector who already owns a number of Zagatos, including a 1985 Aston Martin V8 Zagato, a 1990 Alfa Romeo S.Z. and a 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato, and the person for whom the car was built.