Lamborghini Flying Star II

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Lamborghini Flying Star II
Lamborghini Flying Star II Concept front.jpg
Overview
Also calledLamborghini 400 GT Flying Star II
Production1966
Body and chassis
Body style2-door shooting-brake
LayoutFR layout
Powertrain
Transmission5-speed manual

The Lamborghini Flying Star II (also named Lamborghini 400 GT Flying Star II) was a prototype concept car built by Carrozzeria Touring in 1966 on a Lamborghini front engine chassis. It debuted at the 1966 Turin Auto Show.[1]

In 1966, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera of Milan explored a new, and for those days very modern design concept. Their long relation with Lamborghini was celebrated with the unique Flying Star II, a fully functional prototype with surprising proportions. The car referred to the famous Touring Flying Stars of the prewar period; a.o. on Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Isotta Fraschini. It had an aluminum V12 engine, 5 speed transmission, fully independent suspension and disc brakes all around. The new design was for a strict two-seater with a very low and compact two-volume bodywork. It represented the ultimate machine for 2 people to travel fast in style and with luggage. This would be the last design to come out of Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, before the company was revived in 2006 and introduced the A8GCS Berlinetta Touring based on a Maserati drivetrain in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Learning to Fly: The Lamborghini 400GT Flying Star II by Touring". www.classicdriver.com. Retrieved 2018-05-12.