Lamborghini Lanzador Debuts as Brand’s First-Ever EV
Lamborghini has always made some of the best-sounding V12 engines, producing some of the most exhilarating sounds in the supercar quarter.
But times are changing. Like most brands, Lamborghini is steering towards electrification, ushering in a new era of performance and emotion. The good thing about that is that the brand hasn’t set a deadline for its V12 powerplant but rather a roadmap for its electrification strategy.
The Italian manufacturer announced in 2021 that it will launch its first hybrid model in 2023 and plans to electrify its entire range by the end of 2024. By the year 2030, the brand wants its range to be fully electric.
That said, Lamborghini has promised to launch its first full-electric model in the second half of the decade, which will preview the brand's transition towards a zero-emissions future, and this is it: the recently-revealed 2+2 Lanzador concept car.
Unveiled at Monterey Car Week, it boasts bold looks and a stunning futuristic interior.
Since it’s still a concept, Lamborghini isn’t prepared to go into specifics, but what it mentions is that the Lanzador will feature a high-performance battery pack that feeds power to dual electric motors with a combined power output of around 1,000kW. V12 or not, that’s a staggering power output.
Furthermore, it features an all-wheel-drive system in the form of an electric motor on each of its wheels with e-torque vectoring on the rear axle to ensure controlled electric power delivery. The Lanzador will also come equipped with an active suspension system with air springs, adaptive dampers, and rear-axle steering for added agility.
And the driving range? Lamborghini says that the performance battery pack will ensure a long EV range. Though vague, given the well-established EV ties within the VW Group and their willingness to share platforms and developmental resources, we believe the Lanzador will be able to go the distance.
Other features that we can all look forward to include what Lambo calls the Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva system, which is the same technology used on the Huracan Performante and Aventador SVJ models. It consists of an active front splitter, rear sideways blades, an extending diffuser, as well as shutters within the air curtain system for better airflow.
In the looks department, it takes a few glances to get used to the design cues of the Lanzador, but in all honesty, it fits the Lambo bill. Like an Urus but with sharper design cues, a raised suspension, and a modern silhouette while still retaining the aggressive Lamborghini stance.
The cabin is well-appointed with high-quality materials and luxurious finishes, giving it a truly upscale feel. The flat-bottomed steering wheel adds a sporty touch, while the floating centre console adds a modern and minimalist aesthetic. Additionally, the foldable rear seats provide flexibility and additional cargo space when needed.
Though Lamborghini has been falling behind the pack when it comes to electric vehicles, with the Lanzador, it's finally embracing the future. It will be built near the firm’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, and it is slated to show its full production garb sometime in 2028.