A Shoe Company Created This Strangely Beautiful "Lamborghini" Concept Car
If you follow all the latest auto show and concept car news, the following detail won’t exactly surprise you—shoe companies generally don’t build concept cars. You don’t see Nike touting athletic SUVs nor Adidas pushing soccer-themed sports cars.
But perhaps they should, because this stunning creation is proof that jaw-dropping concept cars are possible in the shoemaking world. Meet the “Lo Res Concept.” Designed by high-end shoe and accessory company United Nude, the Lo Res Concept is said to be a redesign of the famed Lamborghini Countach supercar, originally penned by Marcello Gandini in the early 1970s. “Doesn’t look like a Countach,” you say? Well, there’s a reason for that, as seen below. RELATED: Check Out the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spdyer
United Nude created the design’s angular shape by 3-D modeling the Lamborghini Countach and then incrementally lowering its resolution, resulting in this simplified, pure shape. In fact, the car’s head-turning polycarbonate body looks more like a piece of sculpture than an actual car…that is, until it lifts its lid. The Lo Res Concept’s body tilts up via an electric lift to reveal a two-person cabin with front-to-rear inline seating. Inside, the styling is minimalistic, but United Nude freshens it up with unique highlights like a gorgeous stainless steel steering wheel. As evidenced by the group of batteries wired in succession in the photo below, the Lo Res Concept car sports a rather minimalist electric drivetrain as well. However, it’s a bit lighter on pep than its Lamborghini progenitor. Top speed is limited to just 31 mph. RELATED: Meet the Stunning 2016 Buick Avista Concept Sports Car
United Nude says the Lo Res Concept car, which recently won a 2016 Wallpaper Design Award, is part of a larger “Lo Res” project that started a few years ago and includes shoes, bracelets, and chairs. Need to see it in person? United Nude says it will soon display its creation in Los Angeles, and it has plans to build even more concept cars. RELATED: Check Out the Famous Lamborghini Rat Rod Concept Car Follow @thetirekicker