Forget the Cadillac Escalade or the Lincoln MKT for the hottest ride to your wedding or senior prom—a British firm is looking to make a Lamborghini Aventador stretch limousine.
The firm is called Cars for Stars, and it released both some renderings and a CGI video of its stretch Aventador concept this morning. The car’s exterior is essentially typical Lamborghini Aventador fare, surprisingly: it has four scissor doors instead of the typical two, but the front and rear fascias are almost completely untouched. The engine is even in the same place—behind the passenger cabin—although in this case, it’s moved a few more feet behind the driver. Behind the front row of seats, where most Lamborghini owners would find a firewall, there’s a partition with a sliding window, behind which is another cabin. There’s plenty of seating inside (in typical Lamborghini fashion, the seats are a lovely shade of orange), as well as a bar, surround sound system, and some plasma televisions.
The reason why the release only shows renderings and a CGI video, however, is because no such car actually exists yet. While the idea of a stretch Aventador is an interesting one, the technical challenges to making one are huge. The first is the frame: while most limousines stretch body-on-frame cars or trucks (this is why the Town Car ruled for such a long time), the Aventador uses a full carbon fiber tub for the passenger compartment. To stretch the Aventador, Cars for Stars would have to figure out a way to create a new tub from scratch…at great expense, of course. There’s also the challenge of making a mid-engined car work, despite the fact that the engine is some 10 feet behind the driver.
Cars for Stars says that it’s looking for a benefactor to make this program happen, and is offering a unique sponsorship opportunity for the man or woman who writes the check: he or she (or the company) will receive a full-year of free advertising on the car, as well as the chance to name the new creation. If reading this article piqued your curiosity and you’re feeling generous, feel free to get in touch with them.
Source: Cars for Stars