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Lamborghini Toro LA 690-4

Lamborghini Toro LA 690-4

Lamborghini Toro LA 690-4

Lamborghini Toro LA 690-4

Lamborghini Toro LA 690-4

Lamborghini Toro LA 690-4

Lamborghini Toro LA 690-4
Make Lamborghini
Model Toro 690-4
Concept year 2009
Production year -
Engine V12

The Toro LA 690-4 is a modern interpretation of the Espada
Amadou Ndiaye, an industrial design student at the University of Montreal is obviously a big fan of the Lamborghini brand as the Toro LA 690-4 is the second independent proposal he's created for the company in a short space of time. The previous model was the Lamborghini Furia concept which was based on the Gallardo platform.

The Lamborghini Toro LA 690-4 was conceived as a modern interpretation of the Lamborghini Espada. However unlike many other retro designs which emulate their predecessors to the point of being unoriginal, the Toro LA 690-4 has its own distinct shape and defining features. The sharp angular lines help it fit in neatly with Lamborghini's current lineup of cars.

The name LA 690-4 stands for "Longituinale Anteriore" which means "Front Longitudinal" in English and describes the location of the engine, 690 advertises the horsepower output, while the 4 stands for four-wheel-drive.

The front-mid engine layout and GT capabilities would make the Toro LA 690-4 a competitor to vehicles like the Ferrari 599, Mercedes McLaren SLR, Aston Martin One 77 and the Lexus LFA.

For the drivetrain Ndiaye envisages an all-new V12 engine mated to a 7-speed double clutch transmission. The engine would feature direct fuel injection, flex-fuel capabilities (petrol and biofuel), and a cylinder shut down system which would reduce the number of cylinders in operation for times when the full V12 power was unnecessary. This range of technologies would mean a reduction in emissions during regular driving, but all the drama and performance of a Lamborghini V12 when required.

To reduce weight and improve fuel economy the Toro LA 690-4 features lightweight materials like carbon fiber and magnesium for the chassis and bodywork.

Amadou Ndiaye Portfolio

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