Lamborghini unveiled the Lanzador concept at Monterey Car Week today. This concept predicts a new, pure battery-electric fourth model. Featuring 2+2 seats and large 23-inch wheels, the Lanzador takes styling cues from the Urus and Sián. Nonetheless, it still carves out its distinct shape.
Back in 2017, Lamborghini created the Terzo Millennio concept. Despite this, the Lanzador holds more promise for Lamborghini’s transition to battery-powered performance. Today, everyone wants to know how powerful this concept car will be. Lamborghini remains quiet about its range, battery, charging capacity, or even zero to 60 mph acceleration.
One major revelation is that the Lanzador carries over one megawatt of peak power. It translates to about 1,341 mechanical horsepower. Therefore, we compare the Lanzador to a Lucid Air Sapphire or a Tesla Roadster. Although, this gives us little about its energy delivery per hour.
Most importantly, driving the Lanzador will be a unique experience. It features more sensors and actuators in the supercar’s dynamic driving control, creating a smoother ride. The Lanzador’s algorithmic computer also collects data for a nuanced driving experience that improves over time. Future radar technology is present, too, feeding back information to the driver via intelligent sensors.
Aerodynamics is a large piece of the puzzle here as well. The Lanzador adjusts air resistance to fit a driver’s unique preference. It mirrors systems in the Huracán Performante and Aventador SVJ. Plus, this concept includes new active aero devices. A dynamic chassis, a steerable rear axle, and air suspension are also included.
But that’s not all. The Lanzador features hexagonal-shaped taillights inspired by the Countach LPI 800-4. Its 23-inch wheels, designed to minimize turbulence, give it a higher ground clearance than the Urus SUV. Still, at a roof height of 1.5 meters, the Lanzador is shorter than the Urus SUV.
Design aside, Lamborghini loves the Lanzador’s combination of a GT body and high-riding driving styles. This concept is aimed to mimic the limited run of the Huracán Sterrato off-roader supercar. The Lanzador’s design reflects spaceships, aiming to make drivers feel they’re piloting a spacecraft.
In sustainability, Lamborghini uses 3D-printed materials, recycled nylon, and plastics. The company also incorporates regenerated carbon fiber. It uses sustainably procured leather and wool and renewable energy production processes.
The Lanzador is part of Lamborghini’s €1.9 billion ($2 billion) electrification strategy. They will first release gas-electric hybrid versions of all models, then introduce an all-electric fourth model in 2028. The 2024 Revuelto, one such plug-in hybrid, will replace the Aventador. Ultimately, the Lanzador remains a concept car, focusing on its 1MW peak power.