Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann told British magazine Autocar that the brand's first electric car will be launched in 2028. Development of the model will begin later this year.
Winkelmann said Lamborghini's first 100% electric model will be radically different from other cars from the manufacturer. "It will be a completely new car," said the executive. "It's [a car that will enter] a segment that we haven't entered in decades, whether we're talking about a 2+2 or a four-seater, and maybe also with more ground clearance."
Still, Winkelmann says that "it's too early" to discuss the car's typification in detail and that there is no clear decision by the automaker on the car's characteristics. In any case, a second electric model from Lamborghini is already in the pipeline, as the second generation Urus SUV will also be 100% battery-powered.
“After the hybrid car, the Urus will be completely electrified,” said the executive of the utility, whose electric version is expected to launch in 2029.
Platform shared with Bentley
While Winkelmann was laconic about the car's platform, rumor has it that Lamborghini may use Artemis, adopted by Bentley for its electric SUV, as a base. That's because the sister brand also aims to produce a model taller than a GT or conventional passenger car. He also suggested that opting for a crossover positioning was a way for Lamborghini to maintain enthusiasm for the brand in other segments.
“[The project] is moving forward in the sense that we are deciding this year what the type of car will be, and not just volume, price and body style as its content,” said the CEO. “If everything is in agreement, we will start the project later this year.”
The last four-seat GT launched by Lamborghini was the Urraco, produced between 1972 and 1979. Since then, the only cars with more than two seats made by the Italian brand were the LM002, in the 1980s, and the Urus utility vehicle.
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