Lockheed Martin Designer Pens Possible Future Styling for Lamborghini

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Eventually sharp creases and angles make way for soft feminine curves. It's cyclical, although some brands don't follow trends and somehow manage to maintain their unique personas from decade to decade. Porsche, for instance, continues to shape sports cars, an SUV and now even a four-door "coupe" in its age-old curvaceous design language, while Ferrari really has no rules other than building inherently sexy supercars. Lamborghinis, mind you, have been dramatically creased and sharply folded since the Countach was introduced in 1974; a car that forever changed the upper echelon of the sports car segment into supercars.

Lamborghini's current lineup is as angular as any it's ever produced, and while some think that its next generation of cars will return it to the simple elegance and beauty of the Miura the ultra-premium marque will likely not give up its origami dominance. Its latest concept, the Estoque four-door coupe that is likely to be produced, shows that Sant'Agata will stay true to form, although something shown recently by Lockheed Martin designer Adam Denning, normally focused on aeronautical products, is worth noting for its radical approach to automotive aerodynamics and respect to Lamborghini tradition in its lines.

Lockheed Martin is responsible for the F-22 Raptor stealth superiority fighter jet, a high flyer that inspired the limited edition Reventon, and designer Denning, an American, has neatly pulled in design cues that stretch back to the beginning of Lamborghini's V12 supercar heritage. The Navarra concept is Denning's four-wheel masterwork, a car that not only pays homage to the outgoing Murcielago, but also the Diablo, Countach and blessed Miura.

Denning takes the trademark Lamborghini look into a departure by mixing in organic curves and undulations. The result is stunning, inspired, says Denning, by classic Renaissance sculpture.

Navarro is shorter than the Murcielago, despite riding on a slightly longer wheelbase. Carbon fibre will be the build material of choice, and expect more power and greater refinement from the new flagship sports car, currently dubbed Jota.

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Topics: Sports Coupe, Lamborghini, Lockheed Martin, Adam Denning, Supercar,

Organizations: Lockheed Martin

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