One year after signing an agreement with the MIT-Italy Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lamborghini presents the concept car derived by the collaboration of the two institutions, the ‘Lamborghini Terzo Millennio’ – which is Italian for ‘third millennium’.
Terzo Millennio will be the first electric Lamborghini. It will have an electric motor at each wheel, thus retaining full traction, and getting rid of a traditional centrally mounted drive-train gave designers a new level of freedom when it came to bodywork, allowing them to redevelop the entire system around new parameters. The four electric motors will be powered by a new form of energy storage system, designed to improve the efficiency of the power being drawn and replenished from the batteries. This set-up also promises quick recharge using the kinetic energy produced when the car slows down.
However, the most exciting aspect of the new car is the potential energy storage possibility presented by the carbon fiber structure itself. In fact, Lamborghini and MIT have started developing carbon fiber chassis components with the ability to accumulate energy for storage in the body itself.
Stefano Domenicali, Lamborghini CEO, commented: “The collaboration between MIT and our R&D department is an exceptional opportunity that allows Lamborghini to do what it has always done with great skill. Rewrite the rules in the supercars segment. We present an exciting and revolutionary concept car. Our motto is to embrace the challenge of what is nowadays impossible to translate it into tomorrow’s reality. Lamborghini must give life to the dreams of future generations.”
Ilona Catani Scarlett