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The Bizarre Lamborghini Concept That Looks Straight Out of Blade Runner
With its debut of the 350 GTV in 1963, Lamborghini enjoyed a decade of success, but unfortunately fell on hard times during the early to mid-1970s. Despite its financial difficulties, the iconic brand gallantly unveiled a concept car at the 1980 Turin Motor Show that was out of this world.
Named after an Egyptian sun god and designed by legendary Italian firm Bertone, the Athon was a fitting moniker for a roofless, futuristic-looking concept car. The Athon sported a smoked wraparound windscreen, a rear-mounted V8 engine, and a digital instrument display (like KITT from Night Rider).
Although the car was praised for its futuristic design and exhilarating performance, Lamborghini had no intention of commercially producing the Athon. Only one Athon is in existence, and it remained in the hands of Bertone until 2011 before it sold at an auction for a staggering $487,000.