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August 19, 2023

Lamborghini Shows Lanzador Ultra GT (And It's Electric)

Lamborghini has unveiled the Lanzador—a high-riding 2+2 grand tourer that will form the basis of a purely electric high-performance vehicle.

Dubbed an “Ultra GT” the Lanzador is meant to combine the inherent performance of a super sports car with the versatility of a daily driver.

Design-wise, Lamborghini says it’s inspired by spaceships as well as the Huracán Sterrato. Detailing is inspired by the Countach LPI 800-4 with the slim headlights and hexagonal-shaped taillights. It rides on 23-inch wheels. Inside, the layout follows the “feel like a pilot” design philosophy, but adds a space enough to ferry four people and luggage via its two cargo holds—one at the front and one at the back. In terms of controls, there’s a “pilot’s unit” for the infotainment, while the passengers receive information via automatically retractable displays.

The concept also uses sustainable materials in its construction. Merino wool dresses the dashboard, seats, and door panels, while the thread itself is made by recycled nylon/plastics. Many of the non-visible areas, like the foam of the seats, are made of 3D-printed recycled fibers. Even the extensively integrated carbon, such as in the center console and door panels, is made of regenerated carbon: a new, two-layer composite material.

Although technically a concept for now, the Lanzador does use a powertrain that will make it to the production version due in 2028. Lamborghini says they’re targeting an output of one megawatt (1,300 horsepower) using dual electric motors—one on each axle. This unlocks all-wheel drive with e-torque vectoring. Energy is then provided by a new-generation high-performance long-range battery.

Powertrain aside, the Lanzador also previews control systems which will eventually make it to production Lamborghini EVs. This includes active suspension with a newly developed driving dynamics control system and active aerodynamics. The last part is interesting because it allows the Lanzador to switch between efficiency and downforce via ducts, louvers, and vanes.

Lamborghini plans to electrify its entire product range by the end of 2024: the company is investing more than 1.9 billion euros over four years for the conversion to hybrid technology, the largest investment in the history of the Italian brand.

1 comment:

  1. If it’s going to be priced around $300,000 or more, then it better use next generation batteries like solid-state batteries.


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