The Zagato Raptor was a Lamborghini powered supercar concept
first displayed at the 1996 Geneva Motor Show.
In designing the Raptor, Zagato used the computer aided
design (CAD) which for 1996 was quite revolutionary. This
allowed Zagato to develop the prototype in just four months
without having to build a clay scale model.
The Zagato Raptor was powered by a Lamborghini
The Zagato Raptor was based around a tubular box-section
chassis, powered by a Lamborghini V12 driving all four
wheels, and was a fully functioning prototype. Access
to the interior was though an upward-lifting windscreen,
roof section and doors (see the Saab
Aero-X concept for a similar entry mechanism).
Originally it was hoped that there would be a limited
production run of around 50 Zagato Raptor's but this never
proved to be the case despite a positive reaction from
the public. Instead Lamborghini decided to restyle the
Diablo before moving on to the next supercar, the Murcielago.
Similar and related vehicles:
Lamborghini Miura Concept
Lamborghini Concept S
Zagato Diatto Ottovu