Lamborghini hasn’t decided just yet what its first all-electric supercars will look like, and might not decide until next decade.
It’ll introduce its first electric vehicle in the second half of this decade, and has indicated it will be a 2+2 that will become a fourth model line for the brand. It will be followed by a fully electric Urus.
As for electric successors to the brand’s new Revuelto and upcoming Huracan successor, both of which are getting hybrid powertrains, the brand’s CEO says it’s still considering how these will take shape.
“For the two super sports cars we have a bit more time and we can decide what we do in the 2030s,” said Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann.
But that’s too far away for Lamborghini to know exactly what the market might find acceptable, according to the CEO.
“While we can’t decide at the last moment, we can observe the market, the progression of electrification and importantly, what the public has decided is acceptable in terms of government regulations and emissions regulations,” said Mr Winkelmann.
“All of these issues need to be considered in a holistic sense.
“There’s a new generation of buyers coming, new customers and new people which are sitting at your table only if you are going to be sustainable. It’s a complex challenge, but one which we are embracing at Lamborghini with a lot of enthusiasm.
“The time we have over the next four years will allow us to consider which direction we take in terms of the next chapter for Lamborghini. But in the end it’s our customers who tell us which direction that will likely be”.
It already teased the upcoming EV 2+2 back in 2021, and Mr Winkelmann told CarExpert the second half of this decade makes sense for the new EV.
The timing means Ferrari will beat Lamborghini to market with an EV. The Raging Bull’s arch-rival plans to introduce its first EV in 2025.
“…The 350 GT in the ’60s was part of our heritage, so this will be the right time to enter with this type of electrification,” said Mr Winkelmann.
Lamborghini says the 2+2, expected in 2028, will have a “new body style, new tech, [and] lots of opportunities to remake Lamborghini” and will be “very recognisable but it should also be something completely new”.
“[The EV will attract] both new and existing customers… but our aim is to get new customers otherwise it would be jeopardising and cannibalising existing,” Mr Winkelmann told CarExpert last July.
The 350 GT was the brand’s first production model and, while it wasn’t a 2+2, it was succeeded by the 400GT that offered two seats in the rear.
Subsequent Lambo 2+2s included the striking Espada, the more subdued Islero, and the wedgy Jarama and Urraco.