Lamborghini has unveiled the Lanzador, a groundbreaking all-electric concept, signaling a new era for the iconic brand. The Lanzador was officially showcased at the prestigious Monterey Car Week, capturing the attention of automotive enthusiasts worldwide. Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini’s CEO, stated, “With the Lanzador, we are defining a new car segment, the Ultra GT, offering an unparalleled driving experience.” The vehicle is a testament to Lamborghini’s commitment to innovation, blending traditional design with futuristic elements.
Described as a 2+2 seat “high ground clearance Ultra GT,” the Lanzador is a fusion of luxury and performance. The electric drive mechanism incorporates a high specific power electric motor on each axle, ensuring consistent all-wheel drive. Boasting over one-megawatt peak power, the Lanzador promises dynamic cornering and extended ranges. A new-gen high-performance battery powers this electric beast, setting new standards in the EV segment.
Lamborghini’s Chief Technical Officer, Rouven Mohr, emphasized that the shift to electric isn’t a constraint but an exciting opportunity. “Electrification allows us to develop more performance and drivability,” Mohr remarked, ensuring no compromises in power and pleasure. The Lanzador employs the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) control system, enhancing driving dynamics. Active Aerodynamics, combined with features like the ALA (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva) system, ensures efficient battery use and optimal performance.
Drawing inspiration from spaceships, the Lanzador’s exterior showcases clean lines reminiscent of Lamborghini classics like the Sesto Elemento and Murciélago. Mitja Borkert, Head of Design at Lamborghini, shared that the design was driven by the “feel like a pilot” philosophy. The spacious cabin can accommodate sports gear or luggage, making it both a performance and lifestyle vehicle. The interior mirrors a jet cockpit, with the Lamborghini signature Y-shape console taking center stage. A special Azzurro Abissale shade, designed exclusively for its Monterey Car Week debut, adorns the Lanzador.
Beyond aesthetics, the Lanzador embodies Lamborghini’s sustainability vision, utilizing materials like sustainably tanned leather, regenerated carbon, and synthetic fiber from recycled plastic. The Lanzador is set for series production in 2028, marking a significant milestone in Lamborghini’s journey.
Revealed at Monterey Car Week, the Lanzador is a grand tourer with an electric motor on each axle, translating to around 1,341 mechanical horsepower. Integrated controls allow drivers to fine-tune the car’s dynamics, aerodynamics, and suspension, promising an enhanced driving experience. The Lanzador’s low-slung body is reminiscent of traditional grand tourers but stands on chunky 23-inch wheels, giving it an SUV-like stance. The removal of chunky motors has resulted in an “unexpectedly roomy interior,” a rarity for sports cars.
The newly developed LDVI system, powered by an array of sensors and actuators, will also be featured in future electric models. “Lamborghini will define and differentiate itself in the future through a strategy of all active-control systems,” Mohr explained. Drivers can adjust the car’s suspension and aerodynamics to optimize performance and range. The Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva system (ALA) is complemented by a new front air shutter with a movable splitter, enhancing airflow efficiency. While the exact range remains undisclosed, Lamborghini hints at a “new generation high-performance battery” powering the Lanzador.
Sustainability is at the forefront, with materials like Merino wool upholstery, regenerated carbon fiber panels, and leather tanned with wastewater from olive oil production. The Lanzador follows the Sián, Lamborghini’s first hybrid supercar, which debuted in 2019. By the end of 2024, Lamborghini aims to transform its entire fleet into hybrid vehicles, targeting a 50% reduction in overall emissions by 2025. Unlike other luxury carmakers transitioning to fully electric models, Lamborghini has not committed to going entirely electric. The Lanzador, a blend of Lamborghini’s rich heritage and forward-thinking innovation, is set to redefine the automotive landscape.