Vintage Road & Track Feature: Bertone’s Lamborghini Marzal – “Design So Fresh That Everything Else Looks Old Fashioned”

I’ve had my turn here gushing over the Marzal, so now it’s Road and Track’s turn. Not surprisingly, they were as blown away as I was when they first saw pictures of it. But then “it is seldom that that an entirely fresh approach to automobile design is seen…it’s so fresh it’s startling”.

What’s a bit surprising is that there’s no mention of the name Marcello Gandini, who designed it and also takes credit for the Miura and others to come. Actually, R&T did criticize the excessive use of the hexagonal honeycomb motif in the interior as well as engine cover “tasteless to the extreme”. Ouch; that’s pretty harsh.