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Lamborghini unveils Terzo Millennio electric concept

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It literally means “Third Millennium” in Italian. The Terzo Millennio is Lamborghini’s vision of a future “electric super sports car”. The concept has been developed in association with Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lamborghini says, the Terzo Millennio goes through 4 pillars of development – Energy, Innovation in Materials, Powertrain & Vehicle Architecture, Sound & Emotion.

Its all high tech, but lets try to put it in simple words. In Terzo Millennio, the body itself becomes a battery. The idea is to develop the car’s body panels with carbon fibre nanotubes that store “nano-charges” or electricity, probably by sandwiching between inner and outer layers. The body panels will also have advanced supercapacitors which can preserve outstanding power density. Besides high performance and fast recharging, one of the goals is to achieve greatest kinetic energy recovery possible.

The project also aims to develop a health-monitoring technology to continuously monitor the whole carbon fiber structure, both visible and invisible, to detect cracks and damages that might occur after accident. And in case of a crack, the carbon fibre structure can “heal” itself, reportedly. Its all nanotechnology to save weight.

As for the powertrain, there’ll be an in–wheel electric motor at all four corners, forming a 4WD. While the electric sports car can’t make a naturally aspirated V12 sound, Lamborghini is “investigating” for a substitute.

We all know that the future is all-electric, but it doesn’t look like many expected Lamborghini to come up with an electric hypercar concept so soon. Nonetheless, its good to see one.

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