Rumor: Lamborghini May Make All Electric, 4-Door GT
Hot on the heels of its first-ever hybrid model, Lamborghini is getting serious about making an all-electric car, according to a report from the UK’s Autocar.
That car, according to the report, is likely to be a four-door grand tourer. The car would be the fourth in Lamborghini’s lineup and, according to the brand’s R&D chief, it’s increasingly tempting to make that electric.
“If you look at the timing for a fourth model line, there is the potential that this will be the right time for a full-electric vehicle,” Reggiani told Autocar, adding that a platform from the wider VW group could be used.
Since Porsche and Audi are working together on a platform for four-door grand tourers that may be sold to other high-performance manufacturers, it stands to reason that Reggiani is talking about the PPE platform.
And why not? Already, it under the Porsche Taycan, which gets a range of roughly 280 miles (WLTP) and churns out 700 hp, so Lambo wouldn’t have to worry about performance. And by 2025, when such a car would be launched, performance will have only gotten better.
“Performance will be important [in a 2+2],” Reggiani told Autocar. “We must be fast but not quite in the same way as we need to be in our super-sports cars. A fourth model line will be something a little bit different.”
Lamborghini already shares many of its platforms with other VW Group brands. Of course, the Urus shares its platform with the Cayenne et al and the Huracan shares its fundaments with the R8.
Although a decision has not been reached yet, Autocar reports that Lamborghini is serious about this question. Whatever their decision, the brand will have to make up its mind soon, since production has to start at least four years before launch, according to Reggiani.
[lead image: Lamborghini_Estoque_2.JPG: Neef – 2 derivative work: Hic et nunc [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons]
Source: Read Full Article