The Lamborghini Lanzador concept serves as a beacon pointing towards an imminent era of all-electric vehicles. This stylish 2+2 car represents Lamborghini’s vision for an electric super GT in the near future, marking their inaugural step into the realm of pure electric automobiles. Unveiled at Monterey Car Week 2023, the Lanzador Concept offers a compelling glimpse into what the Italian automaker’s fourth model line will embody, expected to make its debut around 2028.
Combining the robust aesthetics of the Urus SUV with Lamborghini’s distinctive faceted design language, typically seen in their mid-engine two-seaters, the Lanzador aligns itself with the likes of the Lotus Eletre and the Pininfarina Pura Vision. It aspires to merge supercar aesthetics with the practicality of a crossover-style body—an electric hyper GT. Elevated above large wheels ensconced within flared wheel arches, the Lanzador boasts a 2+2 configuration and exudes a readiness for any adventure. Its interior and exterior draw inspiration from science fiction and fighter jet aesthetics. The production version is expected to feature four doors and potentially a slightly toned-down interior.
The true litmus test for Lamborghini lies in adapting to an electric drivetrain. Having spent decades crafting vehicles around formidable V12 engines, the company must approach this zero-emission journey with utmost care. Hybrid models will likely dominate the Lamborghini lineup for the next few years. Notably, Lamborghini benefits from its close association with Audi, granting access to cutting-edge electric technology. Nevertheless, the company is committed to embracing innovation, as evidenced by the introduction of the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI), a novel driving dynamics control system. This system enables drivers to finely customize steering, suspension, and throttle response, providing an exceptionally personalized driving experience. Active aerodynamics further optimize range in Urban mode and road grip in Performance mode.
Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini’s head of design, attributes the Lanzador’s design language, in part, to influences from spaceships, whether real or fictional. The vehicle’s cabin is distinctly divided into four individual seats, offering storage space in both the front and beneath the glass tailgate. A sleek center console seamlessly connects between the seats, incorporating integrated screens. Sustainable materials such as Merino wool and environmentally conscious leather alternatives are utilized, reflecting a commendable shift towards environmental responsibility by a company that previously didn’t prioritize it. This shift could potentially be attributed to Lamborghini’s parent company, the Volkswagen Group.
It remains to be seen whether the Lanzador’s envisioned concept will materialize before the arrival of the pure electric next-generation Urus, which is also slated for release by the end of the decade.
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