Earlier this year we showed you the design study – Lamborghini Ankonian by Slavche Tanevsky, a student at the university of Munich. Next to the Ankonian he also designed this hybrid Lamborghini and called it the Madura.
The concept car was created – in collaboration with Lamborghini and Audi designers – for Lamborghini’s Raw Materials Project, and is a proposal for the first hybrid Lamborghini that is scheduled for a 2016 launch. Keeping in line with Lambo’s naming heritage, this one also has a bull fighting connection, albeit an Indonesian one. Madura is an Indonesian island famous for bull races.
According to Tanevsky, “doing a car more efficient and more nature-friendly, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be exciting, good-looking and fast. The body is rather cab-backwards style, which is new for today’s Lambo range, but as side view silhouette is not strange to Lamborghini, namely the Lamborghini Silhouette and Urraco had very similar body-cab compositions.”
The Lambo hybrid sticks to the brand’s performance and good looking basics, and gets a sleek and more aggressive profile. The hybrid powertrain is mounted up front, where the car has huge air intakes, a curvaceous hood and slim headlights. Out back, the front-mounted hybrid powertrain allowed Tanevsky to create a maze of intricate lines which helps to give the car a unique appearance.
“The Lamborghini Madura was done as part of the Lamborghini Raw Materials Project led by Prof. Dr. Othmar Wickenheiser, where all students at the school could take part in.
The Feruccio Lamborghini’s appreciation to Spanish culture and bull fighting/running led to naming all Lamborghini cars after some famous bulls or some places or families connected to bulls. Respecting this fradition, the car is named after the island in Indonesia, which is famous for bull races.
The Madura is a proposal for the first hybrid Lamborghini scheduled for 2016. Doing a car more efficient and more nature-friendly, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be exciting, good-looking and fast. But in my opinion this new propulsion system should be represented on the looks of the car.
The body is rather cab-backwards style, which is new for today’s Lambo range, but as side view silhouette is not strange to Lamborghini, namely the Lamborghini Silhouette and Urraco had very similar body-cab compositions.
Proportionally, the car has rather short wheelbase, and equally long overhangs. The short wheelbase gives it better agility and driving performance. The long overhangs on the other hand are visually shortened by playing with thin layering surfaces which are part of separate body elements.
The front is very sleek and aerodynamic. It consists of the bonnet, with electric engine underneath, and spoiler with blades between for more depth of the design, and better cW result. The headlights are very thin and horizontally oriented to emphasize the cars’ width.
The tail is analog to the front. There is again play with more bodies, and blades in between. They intersect by overlapping or flowing parallel. The spoilers as special features, grow out of the side panels and are connected with laser beams when braking, as a symbol for the electric drive.”
Software used: Alias for modeling, Photoshop, Bunkspeed Hypershot