Lamborghini is working on its first fully electric product, which will arrive sometime in 2028 in the form of a 2+2 grand tourer. In addition to hybridising its entire lineup by the end of next year, Lamborghini will add the fourth model line to help the company attain its goal of cutting carbon emissions by 80 percent.
At the recent debut of the 2024 Revuelto, we sat down with Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann, who said that the fourth model would cover a blind spot in the company’s current lineup.
“It’s going to be a new body style, because what is missing in the lineup today is a GT 2+2, and I think this would be a good add-on to the two super-sports cars and the SUV,” Winkelmann said.
In an email clarifying the CEO's statement, the automaker said the car wouldn’t feature the rough-road capability of the Urus, refuting rumours that it would be crossover-shaped. We first made that assumption upon hearing during a Lamborghini product preview that the EV would feature more ground clearance for daily usability, but it seems that it'll be proportioned to clear speed bumps and steep driveways, rather than fire roads and rally courses. After all, the Espada and Islero technically have more ground clearance than a Miura, and neither are destined for dirt trails any time soon.
The fully electric, four-seat GT car may instead give Lamborghini a rival for the rumoured next-generation Porsche 911 EV (maybe even adopting retro styling cues from the automaker's past). The EV will join a Lamborghini lineup that's already completely electrified. The Urus will get a substantial update next year that sees it turn into a plug-in hybrid, and the replacement for the Huracan will also feature some all-electric capability to go with its petrol engine. And then there's the Aventador-replacing Revuelto, the flagship that's Lamborghini's first PHEV in its 60-year history.
Gallery: Lamborghini Revuelto
The automaker isn’t ready to discuss design specifics, but the 2+2 will likely borrow liberally from the Revuelto, whose Y-motif design elements will become hallmarks of Lamborghinis from now on. The EV won’t likely challenge either the Revuelto or Huracan replacement on the track, as the automaker has already said that the technology isn’t quite there for EVs to overtake supercars in terms of absolute performance.
However, it’s possible that the sophisticated axial-flux motor technology found on the Revuelto’s front e-axle would make the jump to a fully electric vehicle, bringing more power density and efficiency than the more conventional radial-flux motors. Currently, only supercars like the flagship Lambo, Ferrari SF90, and McLaren Artura feature axial-flux electric motors.