To the Parcour's credit, it wasn't the only car that did some impromptu off-roading during the festival; a classic Porsche Le Mans racecar also crashed at nearly the exact same spot. No one was injured in the wreck, but the Giugiaro Parcour was banged up enough — especially in the hand-crafted rear fender area — to require a flatbed tow-away. Did we mention this was one of only two such vehicles built so far, and likely cost Giugiaro's parent Volkswagen a few million dollars to bolt together.
The Parcour was meant to suggest further ideas about how Lamborghini could expand beyond sports cars — if not with an actual SUV that's been pushed back a few years, then with a tall, rugged car whose inspiration is as much dune buggy or Arizona's own Local Motors Rally Fighter. For a vehicle named after a sport based on getting over obstacles, the Goodwood debacle suggests the Parcour may need some more tweaking to ensure it can avoid them.
- Italdesign Giugiaro