Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann has confirmed what was an open secret. The first EV from Sant’Agata Bolognese is getting closer, although it will not be launched until 2028.
It was the year 2008 when Lamborghini presented to the world its first electric prototype, the Estoque. Back then, electric cars were unknown. As taken from any science fiction movie, few imagined what was to come. Today, almost two decades later, electric cars are our daily bread. All manufacturers have jumped headlong into them and no one can escape their potential. Luxury brands have joined this bandwagon and all of them, some more than others, are already launching their first units on the market.
Although the European Union has approved the end of thermal engines from 2035, and beyond synthetic fuels, it has also admitted an exception to the rule, the well-known Ferrari amendment, which will save the most powerful and exclusive engines From the market. Those from Sant’Agata Bolognese want to diversify their range of products and for this reason, they are already working on the launch of their first 100% electric car. Until now there were many rumors around him, but the CEO of the company, Stephan Winkelmann, has already confirmed what it will be like and when it will arrive.
The Italians are progressing on that path of electrification. Those from Sant’Agata Bolognese have just presented their first plug-in hybrid, the Lamborghini Revuelto. Composed of a powerful atmospheric V12 block and an electrical scheme with three motors and a lithium-ion battery, the first plug-in unit from the house develops the not-inconsiderable power of 1,015 horsepower. However, those with the emblem of the bull must escalate in this electrification and they are going to do it, although they are going to take their time.
In the last year and a half, there have been many rumors about what would be the first 100% electric car in the house. Many pointed to the Urus, the most popular model, but it will not be like that. Lamborghini will create a car out of nothing and this will become the electric genesis of those from Sant’Agata Bolognese. Winkelmann has confirmed that it will be a sports GT with four seats in a classic 2+2 layout, which inevitably leads us to think of the Estoque presented conceptually in 2008. Why a new model and not an adaptation of any of the current ones??
Lamborghini sells two things: exclusivity and performance. The current range fully exploits the sporting passion of customers, but the Italians know that the buyer of an electric car is also looking for a more day-to-day approach; having an electric ‘Lambo’ with which to be able to circulate comfortably on routine routes and at the same time have tremendous potential under your right foot. It means having the best of both worlds and that is why at the headquarters they think that this configuration is the best to launch their first electric back in 2028. The development will take time because the most familiar sedan since the disappearance of the Espada has to meet certain conditions Very demanding.
Rivals like Aston Martin, Ferrari, and Porsche are already working on similar models. The most notorious case is the electric 911 transformed into a GT 2+2. The complexities of the project are going to delay development because, under no circumstances, do the engineers want to present to the world a spectacular car, but one that can only drive a few kilometers. They must work on high-density batteries and state-of-the-art motors. The most advanced electric cars on the market today use axial flux motors and it is more than likely that the Italians will also opt for them. Little by little, we will learn more details, but the first steps are already confirmed.