The new machine will be the culmination of Direzione Cor Tauri’s new roadmap, which will include the electrification of its three existing product lines with plug-in hybrid powertrains by the end of 2024.
Winkelmann said initial development work for the new car has started, but said no decision on its final form has been made. “It will be at least a 2 + 2 or four-seater,” Winkelmann told Autocar. “We’re envisioning a two-door car mostly right now, but we haven’t made a final decision on bodywork or horsepower yet.”
The Direzione Cor Tauri roadmap – referring to the brightest star in the constellation Taurus – which involves more than £ 1.3bn of investment in PHEV technology over the next four years and is motivated by the need to reduce the environmental impact of the company. But Winkelmann has promised to ‘keep the DNA’ of the brand and ‘take it to the next level’.
Autocar first announced that Lamborghini was likely to base its first electric vehicle on a large four-seater touring coupe in 2017, with insiders indicating that this path was being pursued as it best blends the heritage of sports cars from the brand with the current performance of battery electric vehicles.
Winkelmann added that a final decision on the basic specifications of the EV would be made next year, explaining: “There are two stages. One is the analysis of the body style and volumes in this segment, and the other is the correspondence that we have with the platforms of the Volkswagen Group to find the best solution.
A four-seater grand tourer would also sit in a new market segment for Lamborghini, helping the Italian firm to increase sales volumes.
Winkelmann said it was too early to talk about sales targets for the new model, but suggested, “If we’re talking about a two-door four-seater, it will be something between our current models. It won’t be the volume of a super sports car, but it won’t be the [higher] volumes of the Urus [SUV]. »