Lamborghini Unveils All-Electric Luxury Sports Car At Monterey
Kicking things off at the 2023 Monterey Car Week is Lamborghini’s first all-electric vehicle. Though a concept, it is looking very production ready. Though Lamborghini has kept out of the ongoing electrification of the entire auto industry, it is inevitable the Sant’Agata Bolognese automaker would offer an EV. That’s what this just-unveiled sedan is.
Lambo has said this would happen, hinting at a two-door with a slight lift. No matter what, the swoopy sedan will look very much like a Lamborghini. Maybe calling it the “practical Lamborghini” sounds too milquetoast, but being all-electric and a 2+2 certainly puts it into such a category. But Lambo head Stephan Winkleman told Auto Express a “full EV can be even more emotional than an internal combustion engine car.”
What is the Lamborghini EV platform?
So now Lambo will add this EV 2+2 to its roster that includes the Urus SUV, Huracan, and its plug-in hybrid V12-power Revuelto. It will ride on the SSP Sport EV chassis, with co-development from Porsche.
This will also underpin the next Porsche Taycan and Panamera. We know that the SSP Sport platform has an 800-volt motor with a 350kW fast charge. However, it is unknown if the 2+2 Lambo will see increases or otherwise changes to those numbers. Anything can happen within almost five years of development.
When will the Lamborghini EV 2+2 come out?
But the bad news is that there will be a long wait as production won’t begin until 2028. That’s also when Lamborghini releases its all-electric replacement for the Urus. It is also the 60th anniversary of its previous 2+2 grand touring Espada. The Espada should give some credence to the new EVs fit into the Lamborghini legacy overall.
You can expect torque vectoring to be part of the 2+2 EV package. But chief technical officer Rouven Mohr told Auto Express that it would be premature for Lambo to offer a full-EV sports car. We suggest the reason is that batteries are heavy, which is antithetical to the sports car credo.
What are other 2+2 GTs Lamborghini has produced?
So does Lamborghini have something on the horizon that satisfies the sports car ideal but with electric power? It is the billion-dollar question for all EV development. Will someone develop electric propulsion that doesn’t weigh as much as a big truck?
Of course, since its first car, the 400 GT in 1966, and the aforementioned Espada, Lambo has been hinting at 2+2 touring concepts, like the Estoque from 2008. So it seems that there has always been a grand tourer hiding among the hypercars we’re more familiar with.
Looking ahead, much of what we’re speculating and piecing together could change. But at least Lamborghini is making strides to keep up with its hypercar competitors, even if it won’t happen until 2028.