Lamborghinis will continue to “look like spaceships” as the company enters the age of electrification, according to design boss Mitja Borkert.
The Italian supercarmaker will switch to an all-hybrid range for next year and, like all automakers, will also make all-electric cars. It has already launched the Lamborghini Sián and Lamborghini Countach as limited-run electrified creations based on the Aventador, but the next production V12 supercar will replace those two cars’ low-capacity supercapacitor device with a more conventional hybrid setup. .
“We will always create cars with emotional performance,” Borkert said, speaking to Autocar at the Milan Monza Motor Show. “They will always look like spaceships, always be inspiring, always cars that, whatever their technology, will have the sound and the emotion to touch you.
“We have a clear future declared by Stephan Winkelmann [Lamborghini CEO] and we are heading into the future. We finish with pure internal combustion this year and start hybrid next year.”
Borkert said electric cars were ultimately necessary at Lamborghini because “we live on the same planet as everyone else,” but it was important, even as the company was eager to evolve. “We always have to use new technologies. There’s always a new generation” of buyers coming in, Borkert said.
The move to electrification has also opened up new design opportunities, he said – for example, “with the muffler, we can use that area for aero…in a very cool way”.
Borkert added: “I am confident that we can introduce smart aero in the future.” He also rejected the suggestion that the batteries would create packaging problems and change the proportions of Lamborghinis.
He said the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio electric concept car continues to inspire the company’s 17-person design team as they design future models.
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This notice was published: 2022-06-17 11:27:19