Introduced at the 1987 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Lamborghini Portofino was a fully functional, four-door, four-seat sport sedan concept developed for Lamborghini by Kevin Verduyn, one of Chrysler's chief designers.
The logo on the hood featured the Lamborghini bull inside the Chrysler pentagon. In 1986, Kevin Verduyn designed a concept car model for Chrysler called the Navajo. The concept was a never-born, meaning it never went beyond the clay model stage, but when Chrysler acquired Lamborghini in 1987, the design was resurrected and turned into the Portofino.
Built by Coggiola on a Jalpa chassis, the Portofino an early example of cab forward styling. Talking about styling, the scissor-doors made the Portofino a showstopper.
Only one prototype was produced. In 1991, it was heavily damaged, but Chrysler had it restored by Metalcrafters in Costa Mesa, CA, and it is now on display in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
It was featured in Viper, (TV Series, 1994-1999 Ep. 1.02)
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