Lamborghini has given us a sneak peek of its first fully electric vehicle, unveiling the Lanzador concept at Monterey Car Week over the weekend.
Although it is just a concept at this stage, Lamborghini has previously confirmed it is planning to launch an all-new fully electric vehicle in the second part of this decade (between 2025-2030) as part of its “Direzione Cor Tauri” roadmap. This course includes the new Revuelto hybrid supercar, the upcoming hybrid Urus, and the Huracan successor which is also expected to be offered with hybrid power.
The Lanzador concept is designed to offer the performance elements of the Revuelto, the versatility of the Urus, and all while boasting an all-new in-cabin experience via a next-gen multimedia showcase.
Specifications on the concept have not been revealed but the company says the all-electric powertrain produces “over one megawatt” of energy. That’s over 1000kW, or 1360PS in metric horsepower.
All of this is sent through two electric motors that are managed by an active torque distribution system. For example, it is able to send torque to the ideal axle within milliseconds, and separate the left and right wheels at the back.
The concept features something called Wheelspeed Control, which manages this torque distribution between each wheel. Rouven Mohr, Lamborghini’s chief technical officer, explains:
“The combination of these systems raises the driving behavior of the concept car to a new level compared to a super sports car with a combustion engine: it is an electric, super-intelligent Ultra GT.
“With the newly-developed and highly-integrated driving modes, including active controls, Lamborghini increases driving pleasure and performance, and enhances safety and feedback to the pilot.”
Inside, the dash goes for a very sleek and almost horizontal theme with stepped sections for the multimedia system and instrument cluster. It also showcases a 2+2 seating layout that has been designed as a “2+2 lifestyle” concept, whereby the rear section can be arranged to accommodate luggage or sports equipment.
As for the exterior, well, it is what you’d expect from Lamborghini; dramatic, low-slung and distinctive. Despite being an SUV it stands just 1.5 metres tall, while the pouncing front end and muscular rear haunches are straight from the supercar textbook.
A showroom version of the Lanzador is scheduled to go into production “from 2028”, Lamborghini says. It’ll be the fourth all-new model from the brand. Stephan Winkelmann, chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, said:
“With the fourth model concept, we are opening a new car segment: the Ultra GT. This will offer customers a new, unparalleled Lamborghini driving experience thanks to pioneering technologies. With Lanzador we are looking into our future without forgetting our DNA. The first coupés from Lamborghini with their front engines were sporty, elegant Gran Turismos suitable for everyday use as 2+2-seaters.”