Stunning Lamborghini concept up for auction

Lamborghini Concept S
RM Auctions

While supercar manufacturers are chasing ever increasing sales figures, the challenge they face is maintaining the exclusivity of their vehicles. A howling scarlet Ferrari isn't going to mark you out as particularly successful or discerning if every other Tom, Dick and Harry on your road has one.

Now, though, we have the answer for the well-heeled petrolhead looking to stand out from the crown, in the form of the gorgeous – and completely one-off – Lamborghini Concept S.

Styled by Lambo's former head of design, Luc Donckerwolke, it was first shown as a static concept car at the 2005 Geneva motor show, before later being made into a fully working vehicle after Lamborghini was inundated with interest from prospective buyers.

Based on the first generation Gallardo, the Concept S showcased a radical restyling, with the roof and windscreen removed entirely. Sorry residents of Manchester, this isn't going to work as a daily driver.

Those lucky enough to hop aboard will find entirely separate cockpit areas for the driver and passenger, with protection from the elements limited to a brace of small aero screens.

Under the bonnet is the Gallardo's familiar 520bhp 5.0-litre V10 engine, which will not only get the car up to nearly 200mph, but will sound even more like the apocalypse with no roof in the way.

This one-owner car is expected to fetch as much as $3 million (£1.9 million) when it goes under the hammer at RM Auctions' New York sale on November 18.

Lamborghini Concept S

Lamborghini Concept S