What do you get when you give the designer of the iconic Mazda Furai Concept a Lamborghini Gallardo and free reign to create a bespoke supercar? The answer is this: the Salaff C2.
Unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, it is the brainchild of Carlos Salaff, an American automotive designer responsible for recognizable Mazdas like the Nagare, Furai, Mazda3 and MX-5.
After working for a number of established automakers, Salaff has decided to go it alone in creating his own supercar company, and the C2 is his first production model. Using the Gallardo as its base, the vehicle has been outfitted with bespoke interior and exterior parts.
Starting with the exterior, it bears absolutely no resemblance to the Gallardo. Up front is a very square fascia complete with long, triangular headlights that stretch along the very edges of the bodywork. The front also incorporates a gaping-wide grille and in this configuration, receives some gold-painted accents.
The sides of the Salaff C2 are equally head-turning. There are spaceship-like wing mirrors, black wheels, and numerous air intakes and outlets to funnel air through and around the car. As for the rear, it is perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the supercar and consists of a single piece of bodywork that contains a single, long taillight the full width of the car. There’s also two exhaust outlets and an engine cover containing various hexagons, a shape Lamborghini absolutely loves.
Those looking to purchase a C2 will have to supply Salaff with a donor Gallardo and can choose to have the body made from carbon fiber or hand-beaten aluminum. The company is also working on upgrading the Gallardo’s suspension and add independent throttle bodies to Lamborghini’s naturally-aspirated V10.