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Lamborghini's Future Unveiled

Decade after decade, generation after generation, Italy's two finest sports car makers, Lamborghini and Ferrari, have battled it

Lamborghini is prepared to counter Ferrari's newest open-topped model, the F430 Spider, with its own junior-sized convertible, the Lamborghini Concept S. (Photo: Lamborghini Canada)
out for the title of the greatest supercar manufacturer on earth. While the two each have their heavy-hitters, Lamborghini recently expanded its lineup, launching the smaller, more affordable Gallardo, and the beautiful open-roofed Murcielago Speedster, further encroaching on Ferrari's segments.

At this year's Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari will launch the F430 Spider, the open-topped version of its newest model, the F430. It appears that Lamborghini is prepared to counter Ferrari's move with its own junior-sized convertible, the Lamborghini Concept S.

Like many Lamborghini concepts, the Concept S is a product of the Centro Stile Lamborghini, located in Sant'Agata, the company's hometown. In the hands of head stylist Luc

In the hands of head Lamborghini stylist Luc Donckerwolke, the aluminum-intensive Gallardo was transformed into this wild, one-of-a-kind speed machine. (Photo: Lamborghini Canada)
Donckerwolke, the aluminum-intensive Gallardo was transformed into this wild, one-of-a-kind speed machine. Given the utmost freedom to work, shape and create, the final product reflects his 'extreme' interpretation of what an open-roofed car should look like.

Compared to the company's previous concept car, the unnamed Murcielago-based Roadster of 2003, Donckerwolke's latest work is by far wilder. Taking into account the designs of classic, single-seat racers, and the growing popularity of the Gallardo, the S shows a new, eye-popping styling theme.