Another cool video that we came across recently.
In 1967, a stunned audience gasped at the beauty of the unforgettable Lamborghini Marzal, as it appeared on the track of the Monaco GP. At its wheel, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. Beside him, the breathtaking Princess Grace. Now, in 2018, Polo Storico brings history to life. One generation after its debut on the track, the Marzal appears at the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, driven by Prince Albert himself. A different generation of royalty, the same timeless charm of Lamborghini Marzal.
A little more information on this unique car…
It was distinguished by amply glazed gullwing-doors and an equally amply louvered rear window. Propulsion was by a 2L 175 bhp (130 kW) in-line six engine, actually a split-in-half version of Lamborghini‘s 4L V12, mated to a five speed transmission.
The Marzal remained a one-off, though the general shape and many of the ideas would later be used in the Lamborghini Espada. The Marzal design probably found wider recognition as a die-cast model, with both Dinky Toys and Matchbox making scale models, albeit in other colours such as orange, despite the original show car being painted silver. This car was publicly driven only once, by Princess Grace and her husband, as the Monaco Grand Prix pace car the same year it was designed.
How cool does this concept car look?