Ever wondered what a modern, no holds barred Lamborghini would look like? Well, look no further than the Terzo Millennio Concept, Lamborghini’s first-ever full-electric supercar.
The Terzo Millennio is so advanced that it will be years before we see some of its technology in a production model and has a unique setup that frees designers from fitting a body around a massive, mid-mounted 12-cylinder engine or a big, bulky battery pack, explaining why it looks more futuristic than any Lamborghini to date, concept or otherwise.
Here are some other interesting facts you should know:
- It’s the result of a three-year joint effort between Lamborghini and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Unlike today’s electric cars, it sources its energy from supercapacitors and an energy storage system integrated into its carbon fiber body panels.
- The supercapacitors provide rapid recharging capability and energize to four electric motors, one in each wheel to deliver an all-wheel drive setup.
- The body is made with smart composite materials that not only hold electricity, but can also detect small cracks and heal them before they become big enough to comprise its structural rigidity. The chassis is manufactured using Lamborghini’s patented Forged Composites technology.
- A virtual co-pilot shows the driver the fastest line around a track is the closest thing the Terzo Millennio offers in the way of autonomous technology.
- Reports claim the Terzo Millennio program is costing €200,000 ($232,285) per year.
- Though years away from seeing the light of day, it could inspire the design of the Aventador’s successor, which is expected to arrive before 2020.
So, what do you think about the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept, or more specifically, an all-electric Lamborghini? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to Check Out Lamborghini’s New Super SUV, The Urus