Lamborghini Islero Looks Like a Baja Fighting Truck from an Alternate Universe

Lamborghini is a very successful supercar brand. But have you ever wondered what it would make if it were American instead of Italian? This unique design by the artist Al Yasid suggests the Lamborghini Islero would be a Baja racing truck with exotic lines. Safe to say you’ve never seen anything like this!

We have to applaud Yasid. He’s one of the few rendering artists who constantly make unique digital machines that are inspired but not based on existing cars. They really make you go “what the heck is that.”

The design language is obviously next-gen Lamborghini stuff. We’ve already seen with a few of their concepts that the Y shape will define features like the headlights, while the bodywork will be even more sci-fi. Right now, the Sian FKP 37 is famous for this look, but the Aventador and Huracan replacements will follow.

This beauty looks a lot like a Lamborghini version of the Rally Fighter. RIP Local Motors!

Beyond that, we think that Yasid tries to make a modern version of the Islero and then turn it into a Baja truck of sorts. But it’s obviously not a real truck. The bed looks like it used to be just a liftback trunk opening and now houses a spare wheel.

As with other off-road builds, the front and rear bumper are reduced or completely deleted. However, the spaceframe protection that takes up this space is more indicative of drift cars.

It’s obvious that the fictional Islero would receive a widebody kit because the fender flares don’t match the rest of the car. Some beefed-up tires fill this space and make you wonder how much power the Lambo truck has, considering they’re wider than on a TRX or Raptor.

What is the Lamborghini Islero?

The digital painter points out that the Islero was a Miura bull famed for killing the celebrated bullfighter Manoelete on August 28, 1947. Now, death shouldn’t be celebrated, but you can’t separate Lamborghini from the power of the bull, and this Baja truck does look like it wants to kill you.

However, the Islero is an actual Lamborghini model that most people forgot about. This was a grand tourer made by the Italian manufacturer in 1968 and 1969. That’s right at the peak of the muscle car era, and they only rolled out 225 units, which partially explains why it’s forgotten.

The actual Miura had a much longer production span, from 1966 to 1973, and it was a Lamborghini in the modern sense: a mid-engined supercar. The Islero is front-engined, packing a 3.9-liter V12 producing about 320 hp at 6,500rpm.

The Islero was still fast for its time, with a 0 to 62mph tim of 6.2 seconds and a 165 mph (265 km/h) top speed. It came out at the same time as the Espada, but had more conventional styling. Also, the 350 GT and 400 GT that came before are much more celebrated.



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