Lamborghini Espada Hot Rod Says It Loud: It’s WIDE And It’s Proud

The Lamborghini Espada has turned 50 this year, so the Italian car brand celebrated the anniversary by hosting a special driving tour in Italy, and by restoring one example owned by their Museum.

Arguably, this is where the party should have ended – and for Lambo it did. A bunch of people, on the other hand, thought they’d rather make a hot rod out of an Espada.

Lamborghini had nothing to do with it, and the vehicle is the work of Danton Arts Kustoms and Carrosserie Herve. The two companies started searching for an Espada of their own, one that would withstand all the crazy work that it was about to receive.

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After finding the perfect car, they started chopping it and either modifying or removing body panels in preparation for the crazy hot rood look. The large 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, wrapped in Michelin tires, which don’t even bother to fit inside the wheel arches, lowered roof, custom windshield and visible engine contribute to the design.

The one-off Espada keeps its 2+2 layout, albeit in a very basic interior, and still makes use of the same V12 engine that initially came with it.

Whatever body panels it still has, they’ve all been finished in a matte grey shade, contrasted by the Italian flag stripes and bright red wheels hiding an improved braking system with perforated discs.

 

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  • robotlogic

    That’s the best looking Lamborghini Espada yet, and that’s not a very high bar to reach!

  • Bash

    This is evil.
    and I can see this being a nice Hot wheel car.

  • Mark Hawthorne

    It’s a no from me. The exposed wheels look ridiculous.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Those guys should have been suppressed before doing such damage

  • Miknik

    I actually think the front engined Hot rod 911 Targa is way more newsworthy…

  • TheHake

    I’m all for outlandish cars but this is just WRONG.

  • Craig

    That’s a travesty

  • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

    Sorry, I love it. It needs more development, but I personally applaud outlandish creations

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