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Lamborghini’s first EV will be a sports car with usable rear seats

Bynewsmagzines

Apr 10, 2023
Lamborghini's first EV will be a sports car with usable rear seats

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Lamborghini’s first series-produced electric car will make its debut by the end of the 2020s. We know the EV will arrive as a fourth model line, not as a battery-powered version of an existing car, and the brand revealed some of the areas it’s focusing on during the design phase.

Company boss Stephan Winkelmann recently confirmed the yet-unnamed EV will arrive as a grand tourer with a 2+2 seating layout, so it will bring Lamborghini back to a segment it left many decades ago. Federico Foschini, the firm’s chief marketing and sales officer, revealed that the rear seats won’t be merely for show: He told Motor Authority that they’ll be “comfortable.” Reading between the lines suggests that the EV will fill the gap between Lamborghini’s two-seater super-sports cars, such as the new Revuelto flagship, and the family-friendly Urus SUV.

Foschini added that two adults will be able to travel in the EV’s back seats. This is fairly rare in 2023: most of the 2+2s currently on sale, including the Porsche 911, have rear seats that are best left to small kids. One of the few exceptions is the new, second-generation Maserati GranTurismo, which is surprisingly spacious for its segment. The Bentley Continental GT is also big enough to accommodate four adults.

It’s too early to provide technical specifications because the EV isn’t scheduled to land in showrooms until 2028 at the earliest. Regardless of what the model is powered by, Foschini noted that the development team is shooting for over 300 miles of range. “This is what you need, because it’s a full electric vehicle. You have no alternative range,” he told Motor Authority. Note that “over 300 miles” is the best-case scenario; the executive clarified that the total number will depend on the driving mode selected, which is also true for combustion engines.

More details about Lamborghini’s upcoming electric model will emerge in the coming months. In the meantime, the Italian brand is preparing to electrify its entire range by 2024. The first step on this path is the aforementioned Revuelto, which uses a gasoline-electric hybrid system built around a new, 6.5-liter V12 engine. Next is the successor to the Huracán, which will reportedly use plug-in hybrid technology as well.

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