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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:2023
Engine type:Battery Electric Vehicle
Source:Company press release
Last updated:August 21, 2023
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Click here to download printer friendly versionLamborghini unveils Lanzador concept at Monterey Car Week, a concrete vision of a future purely-electric fourth series production Lamborghini.  The Lanzador concept car introduces a high ground-clearance GT with 2+2 seats, featuring clear, purist and technical forms, with a brand-new concept in terms of performance and unprecedented on-board experience, staying true to Lamborghini’s unmistakable DNA and offering best-in-class sportiveness and fun-to-drive character.

The concept car fits in with the Italian super sports company's "Direzione Cor Tauri" strategy and its roadmap towards decarbonization and electrification announced in 2021: following presentation of the V12 plug-in hybrid Revuelto, the Lanzador gives an insight into the series model to be built from 2028. "With the fourth model concept, we are opening a new car segment: the Ultra GT. This will offer customers a new, unparalleled Lamborghini driving experience thanks to pioneering technologies," said Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.

The concept car combines the inherent performance of a Lamborghini super sports car with an enhanced fun-to-drive personality, plus the versatility of a car that is drivable daily: the Lanzador creates an original driving experience for a rising cluster of ‘tech forerunner’ customers.

Automobili Lamborghini committed more than two years ago to presenting a high-performance, electrified Lamborghini within this decade that remains true to the heart and soul of the brand. The all-electric concept car is a Gran Turismo with a surprising body style, entirely new proportions and unparalleled on-board experience via new infotainment features, and a pure design combining ultra high-performance elements of the Revuelto super sports car and the animated versatility of an Urus.

"With Lanzador we are looking into our future without forgetting our DNA. The first coupés from Lamborghini with their front engines were sporty, elegant Gran Turismos suitable for everyday use as 2+2-seaters. The concept for our fourth production model leverages our philosophy of super sportiness combined with brave new technologies and fearless design, perfectly fitting into our Direzione Cor Tauri strategy,” explains Stephan Winkelmann.

Lamborghini presents a concept car that is not only an original Gran Turismo, but above all a preview of future technologies.

A high specific power electric motor on each axle ensures permanent all-electric drive in every condition, surface and driving style and a peak power of over one megawatt. The all-wheel drive also offers active e-torque vectoring on the rear axle for particularly dynamic cornering behavior, extremely finely tuned and adapted for every situation. The energy is provided by a new generation high-performance battery, which also ensures a long range. "For us, electrification does not mean a restriction, but an intelligent opportunity to develop more performance and drivability," says Rouven Mohr, Lamborghini's Chief Technical Officer. There will therefore be no compromises in terms of power, driving pleasure and performance: this is an all-electric Lamborghini that customers can enjoy every day.

However, it is not only the hardware components that will define future electrified high-performance Lamborghini vehicles, but also the software and control systems. "Lamborghini will define and differentiate itself in the future through a strategy of all active-control systems. We are taking Lamborghini integrated driving dynamics control to a whole new level, which has not been possible for production sports cars before and offers our customers a completely new driving experience," explains Rouven Mohr. “Finding the right balance between power, performance, range and aerodynamics is certainly one of the biggest challenges during development, but challenge is a cornerstone within Lamborghini R&D.”

The pilot adjusts the systems himself while driving, via controls on the sports steering wheel. The driver can actively influence the car’s behavior and thus create their own individual vehicle character.

Three factors and control systems are crucial to the concept car and future Lamborghini vehicles:

The newly-developed Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) driving dynamics control system sets a new benchmark for Lamborghini in both the concept car and future production vehicles. Significantly more sensors and actuators will be integrated into the LDVI in the future to create even finer and more precise driving behavior, with crucial innovation not just in the hardware, but also in the control algorithm that manages the components: the more sensors and data fed to the control system, the more refined the algorithm is in delivering the nuances of driving sensations and feedback. This allows the driving character to be more precisely differentiated to the individual driver than ever before: information delivered back to the driver by intelligent sensors positioned behind the new “pilot’s” glass panels mounted at the front of the car, giving a taste of future radar technology.

Active aerodynamics play an even greater role in battery electric vehicles than in super sports cars: active aerodynamics can increase the range per battery charge while also improving performance. Precise downforce for higher cornering speeds and the lowest possible air resistance at top speed can be variably adjusted on the Lanzador, for the best performance in each case. Lamborghini’s future philosophy “Vision of Smart Aerodynamics” is highlighted in the concept car, with the aim of adapting Aero to each driving situation to be consistent with driver requests and range needs.

Inspired by Lamborghini super sports cars models, the newly-developed smart aerodynamics incorporates the ALA (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva) system: the well-known technology used in the Huracán Performante and Aventador SVJ, together with new active aero devices in the front and rear to ensure the best efficiency in the concept car’s Urban mode and the best downforce in Performance mode. The future vision for Lamborghini’s ALA system blowing the diffuser is the evidence of the continuous disruptive improvement by Lamborghini R&D to achieve for best aero efficiency and range extension.

The active aerodynamics system utilizes the front air shutter and a movable splitter, which when deployed opens brake cooling ducts and cooling vanes to achieve the best performance.  The S-Duct at the front, together with the concealed louvers for wheelhouse ventilation and the air curtain, improves downforce depending on the mode set: Efficient or Downforce. With the air outlets, Lamborghini prevents the dynamic pressure in the wheel arches from lifting the front of the car at high speeds. The visually concealed louvers therefore provide downforce without creating additional drag. On the 23-inch wheels, the designers combine hexagonal elements with aeroblades to minimize turbulence at the wheels.

At the rear, depending on the drive mode, narrow airblades extend out of the sides and from the diffuser to improve aerodynamic downforce in conjunction with the flow-through rear blown spoiler. In Efficient mode, the laminar flow is against the body over the full length of the outer skin until it breaks off in a defined way at the rear, and the ALA system is fully functional to increase pressure recuperation to the back, significantly reducing drag and increasing efficiency.

Thanks to an active chassis including a steerable rear axle and air suspension, the Lanzador optimally tunes itself to every road situation or follows the previously defined setting of the driver's style, quickly and directly adjustable during the journey via the controls on the steering wheel.

A key advantage of electric sports cars with two motors is the precise torque distribution for enhanced driving dynamics. In the Lamborghini concept, the control element calculates the necessary or desired torque for each axle individually within milliseconds, with the two motors   differentiating and serving the left and right sides on the rear axle.

With Wheelspeed Control, Lamborghini very finely regulates power and force at the individual wheels for even more precise turn-in, and direct as well as fast driving on particularly winding roads and with strong acceleration.

"The combination of these systems raises the driving behavior of the concept car to a new level compared to a super sports car with a combustion engine: it is an electric, super-intelligent Ultra GT," says Rouven Mohr. “With the newly-developed and highly-integrated driving modes, including active controls, Lamborghini increases driving pleasure and performance, and enhances safety and feedback to the pilot.

"I am sure that with the concept car and the technology it contains, we will convince loyal, but also tech-forerunner clients, that the new generation of Lamborghini vehicles will open a new chapter in terms of technology, performance, digitalization and driving dynamics," explains Rouven Mohr. 

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