In May 2021, Lamborghini promised to electrify all three models by 2024 and launch electric vehicles in the second half of the decade. Since then, we’ve known that the Aventador successor will launch in March 2023 with a plug-in hybrid V12 while the Huracan successor slated for 2024 will sport a twin-turbo V8 PHEV. The deal with the charging port was recently spied on testing, which means it’s coming sooner rather than later. But what about the EV?
english magazine Auto Express sit down and chat with Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann about the all-electric model. It is slated for 2028 as the fourth member of the Sant’Agata Bolognese cage and not a replacement for the raging bull. The automaker’s head Honcho described it as “much more usable every day” thanks to “more ground clearance.” He determined it would be a four-seater with a 2+2 layout and two doors.
The 58-year-old German executive suggested Lamborghini would take advantage of being a member of the Volkswagen Group to accelerate development and reduce costs. This will be possible thanks to “the synergy of the Volkswagen Group as we have done with Urus.” Winkelmann refers to how the Super SUV rides on the same MLB Evo platform as the Bentley Bentayga, Audi Q7/Q8, Porsche Cayenne and VW Touareg.
This could mean the Lamborghini EV will use the same Scalable Systems Platform architecture that the VW Group is developing. The SSP hardware will be used for the first time in the upcoming VW logo electric Trinity sedan in 2026 from a new €2 billion plant in Wolfsburg. Lamborghini’s chief technical officer, Rouven Mohr told Auto Express that an all-electric drive makes sense for automakers:
“Some of our core pillars from a technological point of view fit perfectly into the electric world. If we talk about the integration of carbon fiber functions, the integration of the battery as a structural part – this is something that allows you to be more free from a design perspective in an aerodynamic sense.”
Rouven Mohr went on to say Lamborghini engineers had found a way to keep up with most EVs and he was sure owners wouldn’t complain about the car being too heavy.