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Posted: 14 Mar 2014
Lamborghini's designer is very good at drawing Lamborghinis
After Top Gear had a quick chat with Lamborghini's CEO and President earlier this week, we managed to grab the man who penned the Aventador and Huracan, Mr Filippo Perini.
Feeling a little bit like Tony Hart, we gave him an challenge straight from 1970s children's TV: how quickly could he sketch a Huracan? The answer, it turns out, is in about 90 seconds. You can see the result above.
And Filippo revealed that designing the Son of Gallardo was no easy task. "There's a lot of pressure to design a new Lamborghini," Filippo said. "When you consider the company has iconic cars like the Miura, Diablo, Aventador etc. you can understand my stress as I don't just have to produce a beautiful car, but an iconic car."
After recently seeing some of the, erm, intriguing tuner cars at the Geneva show and the mad Japanese take on Lambos, we wondered what the Huracan's father thought of people getting their modifying mitts on his new baby?
"I'm very happy to see tuners working around the car," Perini said, remarkably politely. "It makes me feel comfortable as it's evidence that we've done a good job."