The Lamborghini Marzal is a concept car designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone, and made its first appearance at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show.
This was a design so fresh, it made everything else look old fashioned.
It was created to supply Ferruccio Lamborghini with a true four-seater car for his lineup that already included the 400GT 2+2 and the Muira.
Suitably this car was named after a strain of fighting bull, the Marzal featured a unique prototype engine developed by Lamborghini that would never see production.
The Marzal remained a one-off concept car, however the general shape and many ideas of the car were incorporated in other models like the Lamborghini Espada.
In terms of design of the Lamborghini Marzal, the aesthetics found wide recognition as a die-cast model.
The original paint job was silver rather than that classic Lamborghini orange seen quite regularly on other models.
Inside the Marzal is what really gave the car a futuristic appearance. With a hexagonal honeycomb theme on the dashboard and centre console housing most instruments and controls.
This hexagonal theme carried on to the general shape of exterior of the vehicle. The space-age arrangement may even have inspired other designers to use hexagonal patterns in their later works.
A second public appearance was made in 1996 at Concours Italiano in Monterey, California to honor Carrozzeria Bertone.
The future of the Lamborghini Marzal never possessed anything outrageous, however it did make a landmark in the design of cars.
It was even recognised as one of the most extravagant piece of virtuoso styling to have come out of the post world war.