Lamborghini’s All-Electric Lanzador May Be Its Most Powerful Vehicle

 The eye-catching all-electric Lanzador Concept, which Lamborghini unveiled during Monterey Car Week in mid-August, is a preview of the brand's fourth series production model, which is anticipated to arrive in 2028. The new vehicle will be displayed with Huracan, Revuelto, and Urus, all of which will be plug-in hybrids by the end of 2024.

The 2028 production EV is previewed by the 2023 Lamborghini Lanzador. A LAMBORGHINI photo

For a car manufacturer known for its large, gas-guzzling V12 engines, the electric Lanzador offers a sea change. Lamborghini does not want you to mistake the Lanzador for a sport-utility vehicle despite its slightly higher stance. Instead, the Sant'Agata-based manufacturer refers to the Lanzador as a "Ultra GT," cementing its status as the creator of a whole new car category. 

The Lanzador is a gran turismo 2+2 concept car with a glass roof and enormous 23-inch wheels. Despite this, it nevertheless sports many of Lamborghini's signature design cues, particularly in the front fascia and rear end. 

This idea is not subtle in any way, and the same is true of its means of propulsion. The Lanzador's engine, which consists of two electric motors—one for each axle—can produce more than one megawatt of electricity. That corresponds to a mind-blowing 1,341 horsepower, more than double what a Lamborghini Huracan can produce! This Lamborghini would be the most potent model yet if those numbers hold true when it goes into production.

The Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI), also known as the most recent iteration of the company's driving dynamics control system, is installed in the Lanzador. It provides a wide range of customisation choices that enable the driver to specifically customise the active control systems of the vehicle to meet individual driving requirements. 

The Lanzador Concept's front and rear active aerodynamic components are equally important to the driving experience. In Urban mode, they can be changed to control airflow, extending the vehicle's range; in Performance mode, they can be changed to increase downforce.

The Lanzador's interior is also as ornate as its overall aesthetic language would imply. A combination of "sustainably tanned" leather, carbon fibre that has been renewed, and synthetic fibre manufactured from recycled plastic make up the interior of the cabin. Each driver and passenger has a personal digital display. The steering wheel has a flat bottom, and strangely, there are paddle shifters. Since the Lanzador has no real gears, it is unclear what function those will serve.

With the Lanzador, Lamborghini has demonstrated once more that it is not averse to make bold, ambitious decisions in order to stay up with the market's rapid change. First came the Urus, an SUV that marked a radical departure from the company's customary model lineup that was exclusively comprised of supercars. Then, in favour of a hybrid system, the automaker notoriously discontinued its normally aspirated V12 powertrain. 

Although the Lanzador isn't expected to go into production for some time, the design shows there is cause for optimism over Lamborghini's transition to electric vehicles.

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