LAMBORGHINI UNVEILS THEIR "Self Healing" ELECTRIC HYPERCAR: THE TERZO MILLENNIO
Is the end near for that fantastic V12 symphony? This could be the future of Lamborghini
The unveiling of the car earlier this week.
Looking like something straight out of a sequel to Minority Report, Lamborghini unveiled this week its first all-electric sports car concept, the Terzo Millennio, but could this signal the end of the iconic V-12 power plant?
Although we all know that the big fossil fuel guzzling dinosaurs that we know and love are on their way to being extinct, and electric appears to be the way of the future, CEO Stefano Domenicali told journalists in March at the 2017 Geneva motor show that thankfully this may be a little while off.
The Terzo Millenio was revealed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in the automaker’s hometown of Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy as part of a collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Lamborghini.
“Electrification is an area of great attention for us, but I‘m not expecting it will happen in the short term,” Domenicali stated, ruling out an all-electric car before 2025.
One unique feature is that Lamborghini has traded batteries for supercapacitors and the concept features "self-healing, energy-storing carbon fiber".
Let's start with the self healing: Should the vehicle's owner find themselves crack the exotic material over an exit to a driveway, the new technology promises to heal itself by detecting the damage and micro channels within in the structure generate heat to seal cracks and prevent further damage to the carbon weave.
The entire carbon body is said to be "energy storing". This futuristic tech essentially means the body becomes it's battery, better distributing weight. The body panels will use electricity storing carbon nanotubes sandwiched between the carbon fiber.
Now don't worry if any of that went over your head, just enjoy the vision that may very well just be the future of hypercars!