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Electrical Lambos to have blistering efficiency

Lamborghini electrical vehicles could have extra energy than the automaker’s conventional supercars, whereas preserving their emotional enchantment, CEO Stephan Winkelmann stated in a current interview with Autocar.

“The actual fact of the numbers is vital,” Winkelmann stated, noting that Lamborghini is concentrating on one megawatt, or 1,341 hp. However he added that the best way the motive force feels within the automotive is extra vital in Lamborghini than the spec sheet.

Lamborghini Lanzador concept

Lamborghini Lanzador idea

“Each buyer who drives a Lamborghini acknowledges that there’s this emotional a part of a Lamborghini—and this needs to be translated in electrical vehicles.”

That might not be simple, although. Winkelmann informed Autocar that Lamborghini EVs could have an “unimaginable” power-to-weight ratio, however acknowledged that “the load goes to be a lot larger than at the moment.” Engineers are taking a look at software program options and new powertrain applied sciences to ship the extent of emotion the CEO calls for.

Lamborghini Lanzador concept

Lamborghini Lanzador idea

The primary Lamborghini EVs additionally will not be electrical counterparts to the automaker’s supercars. Due in 2028, the primary all-electric Lamborghini will likely be a 2+2 GT based mostly on the Lanzador idea unveiled at 2023 Monterey Automotive Week final August. Lamborghini beforehand stated it is concentrating on 300 miles of vary and a cushty rear seat for this mannequin, which is able to type a brand new mannequin line alongside the supercars and the Urus SUV.

The GT will likely be adopted by an electrical SUV in 2029. Lamborghini is not discussing EV plans past these two fashions, however has indicated that its supercars would be the final to go all-electric. Within the meantime, Lamborghini additionally plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid model of the Urus, and can make the alternative for the Huracán a plug-in hybrid as nicely. The Aventador-replacing Revuelto debuted with a plug-in hybrid powertrain in 2023.

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