This new design concept came as a bit of a surprise, after the Asterion LP910-4 hybrid concept, today we get to see a glimpse of the future in the form of an all-electric hypercar, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio ... a preview of the Lamborghini for the third millennium.
The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is a showcase for five different areas, energy storage, innovation materials, propulsion, design, and emotion ... the Dinca Research Lab and the Mechanosynthesis Group at MIT took care of the first two as part of the agreement between Automobili Lamborghini SpA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology signed a year ago.
The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is a test bed for the use of supercapacitors to store power instead of traditional batteries, this will allow the new Lamborghini boast a storage system that can deliver high peak power and regenerate kynetic energy at the same time while avoiding the aging and cycling effect of current batteries.
The actual bodywork of the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is made from an evolution in carbon fiber structures created by Lamborghini, in fact the entire body of the car will be able to store energy as an accumulator ... and furthermore the Terzo Millennio can 'self-heal' ... the structure of the body contains of micro-channels that contain healing chemistries, after the system detects damage on the body it will be able to repair itself to avoid further cracks of the carbon fiber structure.
The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is still a four wheel drive Raging Bull, each wheel contains an electric motor to take advantage of high torque and being able to deliver power by wire, thus resulting in a massive weight saving and freedom of design for the Lamborghini Centro Stile.
The Terzo Millennio is equiped with a virtual cockpit, this allows the driver to take a stint on one of the world's famous race tracks with the help of a virtual co-pilot before attempting this drive by himself ... trying to keep up with the 'ghost' car.
The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is clearly a preview of how the Lamborghini design will evolve over the upcoming years, the successor to the Aventador surely has to be in development already, and while it has been confirmed the V12 will remain, for the Huracan successor a hybrid has been metioned too, it is also certain the Urus will receive a Hybrid power plant in the near future too ... with the Terzo Millennio being all electric, it is a glimpse of the Raging Bull after the Aventador successor.
The official press release from Automobili Lamborghini SpA on Lamborghini Terzo Millennio