In an interview with our British colleagues fromAuto-Expressthe CEO of Lamborghini Stephan Winkelmann reaffirmed that a 100% electric sports car was in preparation, in particular thanks to synergies with the Volkswagen group. A priorithis supercar will be based on the Scalable Systems Platform (SSP) currently under development within the group.
Rouven Mohr, Technical Director of Automobili Lamborghini, also recalled that “some of our fundamental pillars from the technological point of view adapt perfectly to the electric world, in particular the carbon fiber and the integration of the battery as a structural part, because it gives a lot of freedom in aerodynamics“. He pointed out that “the design of an electric vehicle allowed more room for maneuver in terms of driving dynamics, control and drift compared to an internal combustion vehicle“Indeed, with electric motors, the management of the torque transmitted to the drive wheels is more a matter of electronics than mechanics, and it turns out to be more expensive with traditional systems.
Lamborghini will devote 1.8 billion euros to a four-year electrification strategy, which will lead, before the commercialization of an all-electric vehicle, to a hybrid replacement for the Aventador at the beginning of 2023, to a Huracan plug-in hybrid at the end of 2024 and a Urus plug-in hybrid SUV the same year, thus completing the electrification of the range.
Stephan Winkelmann however underlined that the electric motor would not completely supplant the thermal one, and that they trusted the research of the group, in particular of Porsche, in terms of the development of e-Fuels.