The Lamborghini Lanzador concept previews the brand’s first electric vehicle (EV), but it won’t arrive in showrooms for quite a while yet.
Revealed overnight at the 2023 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Lanzador is, as we saw in the leaks the other day, a lifted coupe with crossover elements, such as the wheel arch protectors.
Although the Lanzador looks production-ready, the company’s fourth model line won’t go into production until 2028, so a lot could change between now and then. Regardless, the new model will be built at the company’s Sant’Agata Bolognese plant, which will need to undergo significant expansion to make it fit for this task.
Standing 1.5 metres tall, the three-door Lanzador is around 300mm taller than a Huracan, but a little more squat than a regular crossover.
While the proportions are new to the brand, all the styling components are straight from the company’s modern design language, and there are no obvious hints there’s no V8, V10 or V12 engine on-board except for the lack of exhaust tips.
With the car’s launch a good five years away, Lamborghini didn’t provide any details about the EV drivetrain, except to say it will have “peak power of over one megawatt”, and there will be at least one motor for each axle with “e-torque vectoring” at the back.
A new version of the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) driving dynamics system monitors the car’s various sensors, and is said to tailor the driving experience to each driver.
This ties into the active chassis system that includes air suspension and four-wheel steering.
Another element that’s adjusted on the fly is the Lanzador’s aerodynamics, with the car able to slip through the air with a minimal level of disruption in both the city and high-speed modes, and generating maximum downforce when attacking corners.
Adjustable elements include front air shutters, a moveable splitter, wheelhouse louvres, an air curtain, air blades that extend out of the sides and rear diffuser, and finally a “flow-through rear blown spoiler”.
The interior has a 2+2 seating layout with rear seats that can be folded down, but not flat, to increase load space. The driver and front passenger — pilot and co-pilot in Lamborghini-speak — sit low in the body, and are separated by a thin Y-shaped centre console bridge that houses a control knob for the infotainment and climate systems.
As with many EV concepts, the materials for the cabin were chosen with sustainability in mind.
There’s Merino wool on the dashboard, seats and doors, thread and seat foam made from recycled nylon or plastic, regenerated carbon for the centre console and doors, and “sustainably tanned leather”.