Benedict Radcliffe Offers Up Wireframe Koenig Lamborghini Countach for £40,000
UK designer Benedict Radcliff first got on our radar back in 2007 when he posted up a wireframe outline of a Subaru WRX outside of the Paul Smith gallery in London. Amazingly enough, this invisible vehicle was ticketed multiple times. In 2008, Radcliff created a wired up Koenig Lamborghini Countach to outdo his previous endeavor and once again posted the exotic outline on the streets of London, which created quite a stir.
The original Lamborghini Countach was manufactured between 1974 and 1989 and became a supercar icon. A special modified version was produced by Koenig Specials and added an aerodynamics kit and a horsepower boost by way of single turbo-charger.
Benedict stated that, “The Lambo allowed me to use all the skills I have learnt from my previous work as an architect, fabricator and artist. It uses really complex curves and was a real labour of love.”
It took several weeks just to come up with the technical drawing for his design and another four months to complete all of the bending and welding that was required. Unfortunately the pictures, while uber-cool, don’t do it justice, as there is quite a bit of detailed and painstaking work that was performed. For example, the front grills, ventilation ducts, rear spoiler and special Perilli branded tires show amazing craftsmanship.
Mr. Benedict went on to say, “It is an iconic car and people are intrigued by the idea of turning something so fast into a wireframe model that goes nowhere. When people saw it on the streets of London they jumped all over it and got inside. I was astonished because they would not treat a real car in that way. I would love a real Lambo but I’m not brash enough. They get a lot of attention when they are being driven around and I’m too shy for that.”
This experimental design dynamo has now put his hollow Lamborghini up for sale. For £40,000, you get 160 feet of 10-millimeter tubing molded into a life-size blueprint painted florescent orange. If you are interested just make sure you have enough room to house the 14-feet long, 6-feet wide sculpture.
Source: Benedict Radcliff | Times Online