A unique Lamborghini convertible Concept S is expected to attract some hardcore attention at the upcoming auction of M Sotheby’s in New York on November 18th. Conceived by Lamborghini’s then head of design, Luc Donckerwolke, the Concept S was introduced as an extreme interpretation of an open-top Lamborghini Gallardo.
First presented as a non-running design study at Geneva in 2005, tremendous public interest in the Concept S prompted the decision to build a functional version of the vehicle in order to further gauge potential customer demand.
While a limited run was originally planned for the Concept S, the exceedingly high cost and time-consuming production ultimately ended with the first example also being the last.
In single ownership from new, the current owner took delivery of the Concept S soon after it’s unveiling. It proved so popular that it was routinely invited back by Lamborghini to be shown around the world, including twice at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Fully operable and street-legal, it has been driven only 180 kilometers, with many of those accumulated during initial testing and the rest driving around concours show fields.