For Sale: One-off 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo Concept S

A one-off Lamborghini that debuted at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show will be up for auction next month by RM Sotheby’s at the Monterey auction.

The Concept S was based on the Gallardo Spyder, and first shown as a non-running prototype at Geneva in 2005. Compared with a regular Gallardo, it was a very different design.

A large impression ran from the bonnet, coalescing into a central divider between driver and passenger. The single windscreen was binned in favour of two speedster-style screens. Separate roll hoops for driver and passenger are there, along with a custom engine cover.

Lamborghini fitted the Concept S with running gear in 2006, with the intention of building 100 units. That never eventuated due to the sheer complexity of bringing it to series production.

As a result, this example, with just 180km on the clock, is expected to fetch between US$2.4 million and $3 million (up to AU$3.78m).

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Lamborghini also made a similarly-themed concept version of the Aventador, with the Aventador J of 2012. If the Concept S tickles your fancy, you can check out the RM Sotheby’s listing here.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.