Lamborghini has taken the wraps off its radical Terzo Millennio, an EV hypercar concept packed with wild and space-age technology.
A collaboration between the Italian manufacturer and students and professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Terzo Millennio, meaning “Third Millennium”, utilizes supercapacitor storage to power four wheel-mounted electric motors.
While the car is not expected to go into production at any time, it does provide a potential glimpse into the future of high-performance cars in an all-electric world.
“Automobili Lamborghini tries to approach the electrification process in an unconventional way, with a concept car which is radical in the energy management, in the body, in the architecture and in design, in line with Lamborghini culture,” a statement from the manufacturer read.
With the Terzo Millennio, Lamborghini aims to reduce weight and to increase the availability of electric energy using structural electric energy storing composites as a rechargeable battery.
The target is to improve the nanomaterial technology, diffusing nano-charges in CFK-based panels able to store electric energy and in the meantime to form the body and structures of the car.
At the same time, the project aims to combine technology to monitor continuously the entire carbon fiber structure, both visible and invisible, with the concept of health-monitoring.
It would detect cracks and damages that might occur after an accident, throughout its substructure.
One of the elements Lamborghini has yet to define is the sound, as the car would be without its iconic V10 or V12 internal combustion engine.
“A deep investigation is needed with the purpose of assessing the opportunities given from the new powertrain, looking for every opportunity to generate the sound of the Terzo Millennio,” it says.