Is Lamborghini Working on an Electric Hypercar?
The automotive world is constantly evolving as manufacturers continue to electrify their models. And, electrification isn’t something that’s taking place by your basic car manufacturers like Chevy, Nissan, Audi, or even Tesla. In the past few years, we’ve seen a number hybridized supercars and exotics like the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1, and Acura NSX make their way into our hearts, and now manufacturers are looking to go all-electric. Even the most reserved brands are looking into it, with the most recent rumor claiming that Lamborghini is building and electric supercar.
As it turns out, a new video from AutoBild claims that Lamborghini is, in fact, working on an all-electric monster that is being dubbed the Vitola. The report suggests that the car will use the J1 Architecture like the Porsche Mission E and will also use the same fast-charging system. According to the report, the car will be able to blast to 60 mph in about 2.5 seconds with top speed coming in at around 186 mph. Horsepower figures are about as much a mystery as the car itself, but with that kind of sprint time, expect it to pack more that then Lamborghini Aventador SV which comes correct with 740 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. Those kinds of numbers in mind, and the added weight from an on-board battery leads us to believe that the car could produce upward of 900 horsepower.
Even with cars like the Rimac Concept One and the Quant F already being exposed to the world, there still aren’t any serious, production supercars out there that rely on nothing but battery power. The closest really, at this point, is the Tesla P100, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call that thing a supercar. Close, but no cigar. Then there’s the Porsche Mission E, which has apparently been approved for production, however, the timetable for it hitting the market is still up in the air. Word has it McLaren is working on an all-electric supercar as well, but we’re still waiting on confirmation for that as well.
Either way, an electric supercar would be pretty wild coming from a brand like Lamborghini. Known for its wild styling on models like the Centenario and the soul-rattling noise of every single engine it’s ever built, an all-electric car as some pretty big shoes to fill.
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I can already hear the Lamborghini fanboys and the arrogant supercar collectors ranting over even the thought of an all-electric Lamborghini. Now, I have to say, I don’t know how the car could ever have as much soul without a rumbly gasoline-sucker hidden away under the body, but I’m open to what the future holds. Electrification isn’t going away, and it’s finally getting to a point where it’s driving force behind how we view performance. It’s making all-wheel drive available for cars that normally wouldn’t be able to support mechanical linkages between the front and rear, and it’s coming with some serious power as well.
While it wouldn’t be as pleasurable to drive sound-wise, I think a Lamborghini with an instant burst of power from an electric drivetrain would be amazing. What do you think about an electric Lambo? Will it symbolize the evolution of the iconic brand, or is it a disgrace to the brand to even discuss it? Let us know in the comments section below.
Source: AutoBild via YouTube