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Lamborghini Concepto X Study Takes Us Back To The Future 8
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, Renderings on 12 8th, 2017


Meet the Lamborghini Concepto X, an imaginary Italian exotic whose styling is based on what we already know about cars, and also on what we assume the future might bring us.

The Y-shaped LED lights, both front and rear, are instantly recognizable as Lamborghini features. Even the brand new Urus has them, although they’re not as massive as these strips.

What these elements remind us of, is the Terzo Millennio Concept, as do all of these drawings by designer, Milen Ivanov.

The styling is a little more streamlined, with less obvious aero features and a seemingly more sloped canopy covering what we can only assume would be a very futuristic cockpit.

Since we’re making assumptions, those look like cameras on the flared fenders out front, while underneath that mid-21st century exterior probably lies an all-electric power train. Such a car would also probably have several self-driving features, although it’s still too early to think about fully-autonomous Lamborghinis.

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Let Lamborghini’s Design Boss Introduce You To The Terzo Millennio Concept 10
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Electric Vehicles, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, Lamborghini Videos, video on 11 10th, 2017


Lamborghini have proved to the world, once again, that they can successfully encapsulate their decades-long history into a futuristic concept, with their latest study called Terzo Millennio.

Developed together with MIT and presented to the world at EmTech 2017 earlier this week, the Italian study is now being slightly detailed on video, although not quite as some of you might expect.

But what does that mean? Well, in short, don’t get your hopes up to see it being put through its paces on a winding road, as the short film shows the brand’s chief of design, Mitja Borkert, talking about it, and introducing it to viewers, while the wraps quietly come off.

‘Quiet’ is a word used best to describe its powertrain too, as it comprises of four electric motors, powered by supercapacitors, with energy storage devices built within its body panels. This setup is said to provide fast charging times, but Lamborghini wasn’t eager to go into specifics just yet.

Besides offering a glimpse into the future of the Italian car marque, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is also providing an insight into the idea of a zero-emission Lamborghini, one that eventually needs to happen to keep the company afloat.

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Let Lamborghini’s Design Boss Introduce You To The Terzo Millennio Concept 10
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Electric Vehicles, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, Lamborghini Videos, video on 11 10th, 2017


Lamborghini have proved to the world, once again, that they can successfully encapsulate their decades-long history into a futuristic concept, with their latest study called Terzo Millennio.

Developed together with MIT and presented to the world at EmTech 2017 earlier this week, the Italian study is now being slightly detailed on video, although not quite as some of you might expect.

But what does that mean? Well, in short, don’t get your hopes up to see it being put through its paces on a winding road, as the short film shows the brand’s chief of design, Mitja Borkert, talking about it, and introducing it to viewers, while the wraps quietly come off.

‘Quiet’ is a word used best to describe its powertrain too, as it comprises of four electric motors, powered by supercapacitors, with energy storage devices built within its body panels. This setup is said to provide fast charging times, but Lamborghini wasn’t eager to go into specifics just yet.

Besides offering a glimpse into the future of the Italian car marque, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is also providing an insight into the idea of a zero-emission Lamborghini, one that eventually needs to happen to keep the company afloat.

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Lamborghini’s Future Supercars Will Be Electric, Self-Repairing, But Not Self-Driving 7
Nov
Posted by Carscoop Carscoop in AI, concepts, CTO, Electric Vehicles, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, MIT, Reports, video on 11 7th, 2017


Lamborghini is looking to put its gas engine days in the rear view mirror.

The Italian carmaker unveiled the impressive Terzo Millenio concept and elevated its partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to create the “super sports car of the future.”

What will signify Lambo’s Third Millennium vehicle? It will be electric, have a body that houses and distributes energy, and meet Lamborghini’s legacy performance and design standards, the company’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Maurizio Reggiani explained at an MIT press roundtable.

The future Lamborghini should also allow “customers to enjoy a day at the track―not just one lap―before having to stop and recharge,” he said.

Gazing into Sant’Agata’s crystal ball

Lamborghini’s supercars of tomorrow will incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to improve driver skills, but don’t expect them to be self-driving. Third generation models may include a “virtual cockpit” to allow a driver to “simulate the real car and circuit” in a stationary position before heading out on the track.

Still, Reggiani ruled out fully autonomous cars as a Terzo Millenio goal. “People don’t normally buy a sports car to have it driven by a computer,” said Riccardo Parenti, the company’s Head of Concept Development.

Lamborghini execs explained that the Third Millennium project with MIT is aimed at looking 10 to 20 years ahead at a performance car of the future, and developing the technology to achieve that vision.

To that objective, Lamborghini unveiled its first Terzo Millenio concept car Monday. The vehicle is weighted heavily on concept given that virtually nothing on it is functional. The idea was to let one forward looking team run with the notion, giving chase to the engineers to make it possible.

“Here we are showing a design and now I am asking the engineers and the students [at MIT] to develop the technology,” explained Lamborghini’s Mitja Borkert, the lead Terzo Millenio concept car designer.

Electric power is the way to move forward

A core part of that tech is the car’s concept power source and powertrain―four electric motors, built into the wheels, doubling as brakes, and powered by supercapacitors and energy storage devices integrated into the body panels.

To achieve this, Lamborghini envisions a car that uses carbon fiber nanotubes and ultra-thin batteries that can be formed into various shapes and position between two panels.

This Lambo can heal itself!

Another Third Millennium concept is development of a self-monitoring and self-healing carbon-fiber body to “detect…damages in its substructure caused by accidents” and begin a “self-repairing process via release of micro-channels filled with healing chemistries” to fix the faulty panel.

Additional Terzo Millenio design points include “an even racier, aerodynamic architecture” afforded by the carbon fiber body, and adoption of Y shaped front and rear lights “that you will see on future Lamborghini’s and will be the signature of Lamborghini,” said Borkert.

To make all this super car magic happen, Lamborghini and MIT are building upon their 2016 partnership, creating two labs―one under Department of Chemistry and the other in the Department of Mechanical Engineering―where teams will develop the technology for Third Millennium cars. “We’ll have three scientists working full time on making these new materials, testing them, and collaborating with Lamborghini,” said MIT Professor Mircea Dinca, who will direct one of the labs.

While any drivable Terzo Millenio Lamborghini is still a ways out, there are a few things we could see in the near future. In addition to Y-shaped lights, Lamborghini expects the MIT collaboration to produce the first functional self-repairing, energy holding composite body components within the next three years, according to Lucino de Oto, Lamborghini’s Advanced Composites Head.

An overarching Terzo Millenio priority, according to Lamborghini execs, is that any electric super cars achieve the same emotional connection and response that Lamborghini owners are accustomed to today.

CTO Maurizio Reggiani noted that could include research on making a full electric future car sound like today’s V12 or V10 machines. An open ended question was if Lamborghini owners of the future―who will be much more accustomed to hybrid and electric vehicles―will still connect emotionally to a V12 sound.

However things pan out, Lamborghini has set up the structure at MIT to explore all this―looking forward, and thinking big―in a futuristic, sci-fi sort of way.

By Jake R. Bright

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Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Is A Supercar For The Third Millennium 6
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concepts, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts on 11 6th, 2017


Lamborghini has taken the wraps off the futuristic Terzo Millennio concept.

Created in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Terzo Millennio concept is a supercar which has been designed for the third millennium. As a result, the car has an advanced electric powertrain, an ultra lightweight structure, and an extremely aerodynamic exterior.

Speaking of the powertrain, the concept has four electric motors which are powered by supercapacitors and energy storage devices which are built into the concept’s body panels. In order to achieve this, Lamborghini envisions the car would use carbon fiber nanotubes and ultra thin batteries that can be formed into various shapes and sandwiched in between two panels.

Lamborghini didn’t go into specifics but said the setup promises to provide fast recharging times which are aided by an advanced kinetic energy regeneration system.

Given the combination of carbon fiber and high-tech batteries, it seems certain that some of the panels would eventually form cracks and potentially break. To prevent this, Lamborghini and MIT are working towards developing carbon fiber that can effectively heal itself. As the company explained, the car would continually monitor itself and look for any signs of damage. If a crack is detected, “micro-channels filled with healing chemistries” would release to fix the faulty panel or component.

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Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Is A Supercar For The Third Millennium 6
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concepts, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts on 11 6th, 2017


Lamborghini has taken the wraps off the futuristic Terzo Millennio concept.

Created in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Terzo Millennio concept is a supercar which has been designed for the third millennium. As a result, the car has an advanced electric powertrain, an ultra lightweight structure, and an extremely aerodynamic exterior.

Speaking of the powertrain, the concept has four electric motors which are powered by supercapacitors and energy storage devices which are built into the concept’s body panels. In order to achieve this, Lamborghini envisions the car would use carbon fiber nanotubes and ultra thin batteries that can be formed into various shapes and sandwiched in between two panels.

Lamborghini didn’t go into specifics but said the setup promises to provide fast recharging times which are aided by an advanced kinetic energy regeneration system.

Given the combination of carbon fiber and high-tech batteries, it seems certain that some of the panels would eventually form cracks and potentially break. To prevent this, Lamborghini and MIT are working towards developing carbon fiber that can effectively heal itself. As the company explained, the car would continually monitor itself and look for any signs of damage. If a crack is detected, “micro-channels filled with healing chemistries” would release to fix the faulty panel or component.

Developing …

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New Lamborghini Concept Teased, Could Preview The Aventador Successor 3
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concept, featured, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Concepts, Reports on 11 3rd, 2017


Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman has posted a teaser image of a mysterious Lamborghini concept on Instagram.

Set to be unveiled on November 6th at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the model is expected to preview the styling direction of the Aventador successor. The car is currently being overseen by Mitja Borkner who is the head of Lamborghini design and has previously worked on a handful Porsche models including the Mission E and Panamera Sport Turismo.

The teaser image doesn’t reveal much but we can see the concept will be extremely low to the ground and feature an aggressive front fascia. The model also has slender headlights and what appears to be LED daytime running lights.

Little is known about the concept at this point but Lamborghini teamed up with MIT to “write an important page in the future of super sports cars for the third millennium.” The partnership is primarily focused on creating new materials for the automotive sector and had the goal of developing a “super sports car ready for the challenges of the third millennium.”

Interestingly, Lieberman hinted the concept doesn’t have an engine and isn’t powered by batteries. That leaves plenty of questions but we’ll find out more next week.

H/T to Autoguide

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Lamborghini Reportedly Starts Work On New Four-Door Model For 2021 9
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, Reports on 10 9th, 2017


Lamborghini has started concept work on an all-new model, set to launch in 2021 as part of the company’s plan to secure sustainable growth.
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One-Off Lamborghini Concept S Sells For Just $1.32 Million 23
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, Reports on 08 23rd, 2017


The one-off road-legal Lamborghini Concept S has sold for $1.32 million during RM Sotheby’s Monterey Car Week auctions.
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One-Off Street-Legal Lamborghini Concept S Hits The Auction Block Again 22
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in auction, Classics, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts on 07 22nd, 2017


If you ever felt like wanting a proper one-off Lamborghini, this might do the trick: it’s the 2006 Lamborghini Concept S and, more specifically, the only fully functional example in the world.
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This Electric Single-Seater Concept Is So Outrageous Lamborghini Could Actually Build It 29
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in concepts, Electric Vehicles, featured, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, Renderings on 01 29th, 2017


As outrageous as the Huracan and Aventador are, the concepts, one-offs, and limited-edition supercars coming out of Lamborghini's low-volume production facility are some of the most extreme out there. We're talking about cars like the Veneno, Sesto Elemento, Egoista, and Aventador J – bonkers creations alongside which this concept would look right at home… thirteen years from now.
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Ambitious Designer Dreams Up Autonomous Lamborghini Spectro Racer 14
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, racing, Renderings on 10 14th, 2016


The Roborace series running alongside the Formula E Championship could either be a flop or it could spark an autonomous racing revolution.
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Lamborghini Pledges The Urus Will Be Able To Dune Surf 27
Sep
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, Reports on 09 27th, 2016


As the Urus inches closer to production, it becomes abundantly clear that it will be a proper Lamborghini.
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Stefan Domenicalli Fails To Rule Out Lamborghini Sedan 23
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, Reports on 09 23rd, 2016


There's still a chance Lamborghini could create a modern-day four-door sedan, after Stefano Domenicalli's failure to rule out such a model during an interview with Car Advice.
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Production-Ready Lamborghini Urus SUV Renders Show Off Multiple Colors & Styles 1
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, Renderings, SUV on 09 1st, 2016


With Lamborghini next in line to drop a super-SUV in our laps, these digitalized pics definitely help us better picture the Urus concept as a production-ready rich people hauler.
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