Lamborghini Diamante Concept

New Designers 7 Aug 2013
Lamborghini Diamante Concept

The Lamborghini Diamante Concept is a design study of a supercar for the year 2023 with a surfacing inspired by diamonds. The author is Thomas Granjard from Coventry University.

Designed for the year 2023, The Diamante Concept is intended to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the brand Lamborghini.

Lamborghini Diamante Concept

As its name suggests (“Diamante” is the Italian word for “Diamond”) the design takes inspiration from the sharp, faceted shapes of diamonds – symbols of purity, luxury and preciousness – while the lines of the car are mainly inspired by the brand’s iconic Bull.

Lamborghini Diamante Concept

The exterior combines the extreme surfacing and aesthetic language of the recent Lamborghini creations with a number of distinctive elements

These include the extremely low front-end with the protruding carbon-fiver spoiler, the windshield brought forward on the hood and the intricate rear end, that takes the stealth-like, sharp surfacing to the extreme and turns the rear diffuser into a distinctive styling element.

Lamborghini Diamante Concept

Additional highlights include the the wing mirrors/cameras hidden in the front wheel arches and the movable wings.

Lamborghini Diamante Concept

In terms of powertrain, the Diamante Concept is powered by four electric motors fed by batteries that can be recharged using two micro jet-turbines.

Lamborghini Diamante Concept - Design Sketches

Thomas created two body variants: a coupé with an all-glass, canopy-styled roof and a convertible version with a speedster-inspired, low windshield visually separated in two parts.

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The interior takes inspiration form the human nervous system and offers a new type of interaction based on cables rather than buttons – recalling the connection between brain and muscles.

Lamborghini Diamante Concept Interior

The distinctive control system consists of three elements/buttons sliding on three wires that run along the center tunnel/console.

The cockpit is essential and combines a surface treatment that recalls the exterior with the typical Lamborghini look and feel. Among the features is the LCD Display integrated in the upper part of the steering wheel.

Lamborghini Diamante Concept

Thomas Granjard explains, “For me a Lamborghini is a subtle mix of brutality and finesse. With this project, I wanted to create a supercar that wouldn’t be part of the mass production world of super-cars, not only because of how it looks, but because of what it does and what it offers to the customer.”

Lamborghini Diamante Concept - Design Sketch

The project was Thomas’ final year degree project for the Automotive Design course at Coventry University and was on display at the degree show back in May.

Above: 3D animation made by: Christoph Grope Hovest, Maurice Panisch, Tom Nowak, Jan Sickinger,
Thomas Granjard, LJ – Music & Sound Design: Soupe Music, Koln – Music Composer/Sound Designer: Tom Nowak – Mastered at Steffen Muller Mastering

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About the Designer

Thomas Granjard is an Automotive Design graduate from Coventry University.

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(Image Courtesy: Thomas Granjard for Car Body Design)

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