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History of the Zagato Raptor
The Zagato Raptor was a collaboration with Lamborghini unveiled at the 1996 Geneva Motor Show in order to replace the Diablo before the presentation of its successor, the Canto. But the Raptor never went into production despite a rather positive reception during it presentation thanks to its performances and it futuristic design.
The Raptor is based on the chassis of the Diablo with a removable Double Bubble carbon-fibre bodyshell designed by Nori Harada (first car to be desgined fully digitally). You can chose to drive it as a coupé or a roadster. Another great feature is the access to the interior thanks to the entire middle section of the car that pivots upwards and forwards.
Only one example was built because Lamborghini wanted no competition with the upcoming Canto.
Mated with six speed manuel transmission, the Raptor has the same engine of the Diablo, a quad-valve 5.7-litre V-12 producing 492 hp. But with 300 kg less of the Diablo, it can reach the 100 kmh in less than 4 seconds with a top speed of 320 kmh.
The interior has also a futuristic aesthetic. Do you like it ? For me, it's the weak point of this car, with this gray carpet everywhere.
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