Super EVs are on the rise, especially when industry titans like Lamborghini jump on board. Shrouded in wild speculation, the Volkswagen Group is planning a four-seater battery-electric supercar under the Lamborghini brand. We can expect it between 2025 and 2027, suggests AutoNews. Whatever Lamborghini is concocting, it’s a far cry from being the first supercar EV ever, but it’ll be the brand’s first four-seater since the 1978 Espada.
Porsche and Audi join the fray
Lamborghini won’t be alone in its endeavor. Porsche and Audi are slated to assist in the development, especially since Lamborghini is their brethren under the Volkswagen Group umbrella. They’ve already made their mark on the EV world after all. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S had the Nurburgring Nordschleife lap record until recently, and Audi’s e-Tron series sports affordable luxury EVs. The Taycan’s fast-charging ability may play a part with the new Lamborghini as well.
What do we know about the new Lamborghini four-seater
We don’t know much yet, except that it will probably be a 2+2 grand tourer. In terms of sales, Lamborghini expects the new EV to land somewhere in the middle of the Lamborghini lineup, between the SUV and the rest, according to Autoblog. It also expects the car to get 350 miles to a charge. Lamborghini may build the car on the Scalable Systems Platform, which will be used on more than 40-million vehicles, according to Volkswagen. That’s slated for a 2026 release.
How else is Lamborghini approaching EVs
The company is also working on the Terzo Millennio, a fully electric supercar car that is the stuff of science fiction. The Terzo Millennio will have body panels capable of storing electricity, using nanomaterial technology. It’s also apparently going to be all-wheel-drive, as indicated on Lamborghini’s website.
Lamborghini also showcases the Asterion on its website, a plug-in hybrid. The Asterion’s exterior looks nothing like other Lamborghinis in its simplicity. It’s an elegant design, as opposed to the aggression that normally comes from the bull’s lineup. Though it’s still a concept, the Asterion has a four-wheel-drive system with electric motors powering the front and is apparently capable of 199 mph.
Why electric exotics are a good idea
Frequently we hear that exotic cars are unreliable and complicated. Making them electric cuts through some of those negatives. An electric car has fewer moving parts, and the points of maintenance are few, including only tires and brakes. There’s also the fact that electric cars deliver instant torque. This isn’t the only green initiative from the Lamborghini brand either.
Lamborghini is ready for the next frontier in automotive innovation
Lamborghini is clearly embracing the direction in which the industry is headed. We can expect more developments over the next five years, but for now, it’s all speculation. The company is keeping a tight lid on what it’s doing, but hopefully not for long. In the meantime, Porsche and Audi’s EVs and their emerging technology may illuminate clues as to what Volkswagen Group will do with future Lamborghinis.