Supercar manufacturer Lamborghini has extended its need for speed beyond the tarmac and to the seas.
In a collaborative effort between Automobili Lamborghini and The Italian Sea Group’s Tecnomar brand, the carmaker has unveiled a 63-foot limited edition yacht that’s essentially a supercar on water.
Named the “Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63” after 1963 — the year Lamborghini was founded — the motorboat lives up to its supercar namesake for being capable of reaching speeds of up to 111kph, which is considered blistering for a motorboat that size.
Lamborghini’s extensive archives meant that the 63 had plenty to be inspired by, but it was ultimately two of its most futuristic cars that were selected: The Sián FKP 37, Lamborghini’s first hybrid supercar to use supercapacitator technologies, and the Terzo Millennio, a self-healing fully-electric concept.
Both cars are equally out-of-this-world, and their sharp angular lines have been applied to the yacht’s hull and hard-top for aerodynamics and performance — even the bow sports the same Y-shaped front lights as both cars.
As a little easter egg for fans, Lamborghini also incorporated into its yacht subtle references to the Miura and Countach.
High-performance materials were also key, and the result is a yacht that weighs a mere 24 tonnes, thanks to the car manufacturer’s expertise on speed and lightweight components such as carbon fibre.
Even so, it wasn’t a walk in the park for both marques; engineering for the high seas follow a different set of rules, so employing the design language of a car was a challenge that had to be overcome.
Of course, the bragging rights of owning a Raging Bull-badged superyacht could only be topped by the fact that it matches your Aventador or Huracan. Lamborghini’s Ad Personam programme will be available here to ensure that the same colours and materials of your car will be applied to the yacht. Two interior layouts will be available too, depending on the client’s needs.
The driving experience extends to the automotive-style pilot cabin, which sees all navigation and monitoring systems fully integrated with carbon fibre and carbon skin. Even the captain gets a racy driver’s seat at the steering wheel, complete with the same “Start/Stop” button, only this time it fires up twin 2,000hp MAN V12 diesel engines instead of naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12s.
Only 63 of these will be made, and the first of the limited edition series will launch early next year. More details here.
This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore
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