Lamborghini has hinted that it’ll finally launch an electrical automotive, however that first all-electric mannequin is probably not one of many Italian automaker’s conventional supercars. Lamborghini is planning a four-door “grand tourer” based mostly on the Porsche Taycan, Autocar reviews.
Lambo is engaged on a fourth mannequin to affix the Aventador and Huracán supercars and Urus SUV, Maurizio Reggiani, the automaker’s analysis and growth boss, mentioned in an interview with Autocar. The timing of that fourth mannequin, which gained’t launch for a number of extra years, implies that it will likely be the “proper time” for an electrical powertrain, Reggiani mentioned.
Utilizing that assertion as a jumping-off level, Autocar famous four-door Lamborghini electrical automotive might use the identical Premium Platform Electrical underpinnings because the Porsche Taycan. The upcoming Audi E-Tron GT can even use that platform, and it is sensible for Lamborghini to borrow it as nicely. All three manufacturers are a part of the Volkswagen Group, and platform sharing is frequent inside that conglomerate. Lambo’s Urus shares its fundamental platform with the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne.
The electrical automotive may very well be related in design to the Lamborghini Estoque, a four-door idea from 2008, and can function a “mature” design, in line with Autocar. With the Urus round, the concept of a Lamborghini sedan doesn’t appear as sacrilegious because it did a decade in the past, at any fee. A spread of 350 miles and 0 to 62 mph in below three seconds shall be “anticipated” by prospects, in line with Autocar, and Lamborghini will want numbers like these to beat the Taycan and the Tesla Mannequin S.
As a substitute of standard batteries, the electrical Lamborghini might use the supercapacitor tech beforehand seen within the Terzo Millenio and Sian ideas. Supercapacitors can cost and discharge batteries quicker, and retailer extra vitality in a given footprint, Lamborghini has mentioned. However to this point, no firm has been capable of make supercapacitors work in a production-ready automotive.
The four-door electrical Lamborghini will arrive in 2025, in line with Autocar. By that point, Lambo should compete not solely with its cousins Porsche and Audi, however different high-end electrical vehicles from each conventional automakers and newer startups.