► Lamborghini at EmTech 2017
► Terzo Millennio debuts at MIT
► An electric Lambo supercar!
Lamborghini has ripped the covers off a very radical supercar: the Terzo Millennio, which points to a still-outrageous, but very electric, kind of future.
It's a classically wild Lambo design study, completed in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Dinca Research Lab and the mechanical engineering department’s Mechanosynthesis Group.
So composite materials are core to the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio, whose carbonfibre bodyshell can even 'self-heal', through some clever material science.
Tellingly, the Terzo Millennio is all electric; each wheel hub has its own integrated e-motor and Lambo is showcasing proposed lightweight supercapacitors, rather than conventional batteries.
More details on the exact mechanical make-up will be added to this story, as we get more news.
What does Terzo Mellennio mean?
The Lambo's name translates as third millennium, pointing to this car's futuristic brief. Will Lamborghinis exist in a decade's time, let alone the next millennium? Who knows, in this topsy-turvy, unstable world in which we live...
But if this wild e-Lamborghini is the shape of things to come, count us as interested.
Lamborghini teases the Terzo Millennio
Earlier, Lambo had teased the concept calling it ‘the future of super sportscars.’
The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio was unveiled at the 2017 EmTech conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. EmTech stands for ‘Emergent Technologies’, which gives some hint as to what to expect from Sant’Agata.
This isn't the first electrified Lambo supercar (remember the hybridised Estoque and Asterion?), but it's bang on trend, developing Sant'Agata's advanced forged composites technologies first seen on the Huracan Performante.
Both Mitja Borkert, Lambo’s head of design, and Maurizio Reggiani, the brand's CTO, are speaking at the EmTech conference this week - suggesting that both the design and the tech should be taken very seriously.
Stay tuned: we'll update our story when we get more details.
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