Lamborghini will reveal an electric supercar concept on August 18 for Monterey Car Week. Ahead of the event, the Italian automaker posted a teaser image on social media that, while not revealing much, still retains the classic Lamborghini shape.
While it’s just a concept, the vehicle will give us our first impressions of what an EV looks like for Lamborghini. Two years have passed since the Italian carmaker outlined its electrification plans, which will unfold in two distinct phases over the next decade. By the end of 2024, the company said it would launch hybrid gas-electric versions of its entire lineup. After that, Lamborghini will introduce its first all-electric model sometime before the end of the decade.
That means plug-in hybrid versions of the Aventador, Huracán and Urus models will arrive in the next three years, as well as the limited-production Sián roadsters. And sometime before 2030, Lamborghini will introduce an all-new fourth all-electric model.
The concept revealed later this week will likely provide some clues about that mysterious fourth model. We have already tested Lamborghini’s first hybrid model, the Revuelto 2024, an 813-hp 6.5-liter V12, bolstered by three electric motors for a combined 1,015 hp (a metric unit of power that translates to 1,001 hp). The hybrid is set to replace the Aventador in Lamborghini’s lineup.
The concept revealed later this week will likely provide some clues about that mysterious fourth model.
The Revuelto’s three electric motors, one in the rear and one in each front wheel, are powered by a 3.8 kWh battery pack housed in the car’s center tunnel, which is small by EV standards, but it can still propel the Revuelto up to 10 km, or 6.2 miles, of all-electric range.
Like other sports car companies, Lamborghini has been slow to embrace electric powertrains, fearing it would shut out its loyal customers who crave loud V8 and V12 engines and blistering speed. The company has already been beaten by upstarts like Croatia’s Rimac, whose Refrigerator can jump from zero to 60 mph in less than two seconds.