I know, I know, nobody wanted Lamborghini to go in this direction, but time is in control of nobody. And so, if you remember Lamborghini’s Direzione Cor Tauri strategy (announced in 2021), the company had plans to introduce its first BEV in the second half of this decade. But it seems like the product is gonna arrive a bit earlier and it’s gonna be called ‘Lanzador’.
I’m not entirely sure what the name ‘Lanzador’ means but I’m quite sure it has nothing to do with the Aventador or its successor. And, the Lanzador has an interesting bodystyle, isn’t it? It neither looks like an SUV nor a two-door sports coupe. Lamborghini’s official statement doesn’t classify the vehicle as an SUV or a crossover, but according to the brand’s Chairman & CEO Stephan Winkelmann, the Lanzador is a “perfect link between Urus and our super sports cars”. The bodystyle reminds me of the Ferrari Purosangue, but then, the Lanzador doesn’t have any kind of rear doors—at least not in this concept form. For those curious to know, the exterior is finished in a specially created paint called Azzurro Abissale.
The front doors open in a conventional way. I know, that may be disappointing for many, but the reality is often disappointing—which you’ll learn as you experience life. But anyway, the Lanzador has a height of about 1.5 metres—which is roughly the height of a B-segment hatchback in Europe. I guess you could classify this as a more practical Huracan Sterrato. In addition to a decent-sized frunk (remember, this is a BEV), this 2+2 lifestyle concept (as classified by Lamborghini) offers a good amount of luggage space at the back. And of course, the rear seats are adjustable.
Other key highlights of the Lanzador include integration of the ALA (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva) system; 23-inch wheels with aeroblades to minimize turbulence; active suspension; rear-wheel steering, and last but not least, newly-developed Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) driving dynamics control system with significantly more sensors and actuators this time around.
The cockpit incorporates Y-shapes and negative spaces wherever possible, and the seats look like they belong in some kind of a fighter jet. There’s no infotainment but the driver gets a large digital cluster—with a similar experience for the front passenger. Most of the materials used inside are sourced sustainably, according to Lamborghini, including high-end Merino wool used on the dashboard, seats and door panels; colored thread made of recycled nylon; foam of the sports seats made from 3D-printed recycled fibers, and last but not least, the carbon fibre used is made of regenerated carbon. The aesthetic layer (the visible side) of this regenerated carbon may include natural fibers interwoven with carbon—in an attempt to reduce the use of carbon fibre.
Lamborghini has reserved the horsepower and torque figures for another day, but as you might expect, the Lanzador is gonna pack an all-wheel-drive configuration with a motor on each axle. There’ll also be an active e-torque vectoring on the rear axle “for particularly dynamic cornering behavior”.