Lamborghini Navetta Volante : Jamil Ahmed
When Jamil Ahmed was younger, he saw a Diablo at a local store for the first time, he had no idea what it was, but he fell in love. Growing up it has always been the main reason for his obsession with the brand.
A few years later, the release of the Estoque had him in awe; still having no idea what ‘concept cars’ were he was convinced that Lamborghini will be producing these and one day, just like the Diablo he might see it parked up somewhere. As to much avail, the Estoque never saw the light of day.
As he grew older his passion for design grew, he enrolled in the Automotive and Transport Design Course and graduated in late 2018. He was determined to create my own Lamborghini but didn’t know where to start. This brought him back to the disappointment of the Estoque and it was a Eureka moment for him.
What if Lamborghini did manufacture the Estoque concept back in 2008? This would probably be a visual representation of its second gen / successor. At the time of the Estoque, 4 door super saloons were quite interesting, and it would have fit very well along with the Rapide, Panamera and Quattroporte. With the success rates of today’s Super SUV range such as the Lamborghini Urus, Lamborghini really did miss out on the success the Estoque could’ve achieved. So why not bring this unique concept back to life.
This is the Lamborghini Navetta Volante, translates to Flying Shuttle. ‘Shuttle’ because of its 2+2 seating plan, housing more than 2 people and ‘Flying’ to represent its Supercar capabilities in said 2+2 format. As we merge rapidly into the electric era, we know Lamborghini will have to make the transition at some point, The Navetta Volante platform would be perfect for that transition due to its practical nature.
The Estoque was mimicking the best features of the Reventon and how the way it looked more like a supercar than an everyday saloon. He had to portray the same styling cues to this, using Lamborghini’s special/limited models as its key inspirations.
Jamil Ahmed is a 25 year old designer from Manchester, United Kingdom. He studied Automotive and Transport Design, at Coventry University, Coventry, West Midlands. He has an experience of working with RLE International Group Warwick / Basildon and is currently looking for Design opportunities. For more of his work you can follow him on Instagram.