This is an electric Lamborghini. It’s called the Terzo Millennio, and Lambo reckons it’s the future.
But V12 fans should hold back the anger, because at this point it’s only a concept.
Lamborghini says the main set of goals for the project, which it undertook in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, can be boiled down to five points: energy storage systems, innovative materials, propulsion system, visionary design, and emotion.
With an electric engine powering each wheel separately, the Terzo Millennio should appeal to the next generation of “super sports car enthusiasts” Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali.
“Exactly one year ago we have signed an agreement with the MIT-Italy Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which marked the start of a collaboration between two outstanding entities for the creation of a project that intends to write an important page in the future of super sports cars for the third millennium.
“Collaborating with MIT for our R&D department is an exceptional opportunity to do what Lamborghini has always been very good at: rewriting the rules on super sports cars. Now we are presenting an exciting and progressive concept car.
“We are inspired by embracing what is impossible today to craft the realities of tomorrow: Lamborghini must always create the dreams of the next generation.”
Another feature the Terzo boasts is the ability to detect damage and “heal” itself, says Lamborghini.
“The target is to provide the Terzo Millennio with the ability to conduct its own health monitoring to detect cracks and damages in its substructure derived from accidents.
“In this case a self-repairing process starts via micro-channels filled with healing chemistries.”
It makes for an incredible feat of engineering if it works as planned… but can we have it with the V12 engine, please?