Lamborghini has shared his opinion regarding electric supercarsand that is, the Italian manufacturer is developing hybrid successors to the Huracan and Aventador, but it does not believe that it is the right time to build a 100% electric supercar.
Like most of its competitors, the Italian brand understands the importance of electrifying its lineup and, in mid-2021, assured that it will launch an EV in 2027 or 2028. Although it is not known what form this EV will have, beyond knowing what it will do as a fourth model in the Lamborghini family, rather than a variant of the successor to the Aventador, the successor to the Huracan or the Urus second generation. For now, Lamborghini is quite happy to keep the ICE engine alive.
Lamborghini’s controversial opinion on electric supercars
“About the supercar, we believe that right now is not the right time, and probably also in the next five or six years, it will not be the right time for supercars, we want to avoid this additional weight,” says Rouven Mohr, the director of Lamborghini technology to Motor1 during the recent Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. He added: “We want to avoid making performance too dependent on the state of charge of the battery and the temperature.”
“We still believe that in the supercar segment or the sports car segment, the combustion engine and hybridization are still the best option,” he said.
While the idea of an electric supercar doesn’t make sense to Lamborghini at this stage, Mohr added that there is already a market for a more user-oriented electric vehicle from the brand.
“User-oriented cars are a different story,” he said. We believe that there is already a market [para] our interpretation of the electric car. But it has to be our effect, because Lamborghini customers expect something outstanding and not something they can find from other manufacturers,” Mohr said.
Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini’s chief executive, previously suggested that the brand’s first EV could take the form of a 2+2 or four-seater that sits high off the ground. This has sparked speculation that the vehicle will be based on VW Group’s upcoming Artemis architecture that will underpin the Audi A8 next generation and the first Bentley EV. But nothing is clear.
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