Lamborghini and MIT reveal electric concept with self-healing carbon fibre body

Lamborghini and MIT reveal electric concept with self-healing carbon fibre body

Lamborghini and MIT reveal electric concept with self-healing carbon fibre body

In fact, the two entities joined up back in 2016, intending "to write an important page in the future of super sports cars for the third millennium", and the Terzo Millennio (Third Millenium in Italian) is the first fruit of their cooperation.

So, what do you think about the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio?

While the out-there styling retains a number of recognizable Lamborghini cues, it's what drives this EV supercar that indicates how far forward the Italian manufacturer is looking, and the reason it chose to team up with MIT.

On top of that, MIT's work in this area has led to the production of a carbon fibre body that turns the car's entire shell into an energy storage medium.

Last month Auto Middle East spoke to Lamborghini R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani at the company's launch of the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo customer race vehicle, and the man was adamant that naturally aspirated V12 engines have a long and prosperous future at Sant'Agata Bolognese.

Lamborghini calls its collaboration with the Boston-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) "an important page in the future of the super sports vehicle for the third millennium".

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It is reported that Lamborghini with the Massachusetts University working in the field of development of advanced energy storage systems and the construction of ultra-light materials, the strength of which is higher than steel. A snarling V12 petrol engine is notable by its absence, but you can bet on any future electric Lamborghini being fearsomely fast regardless. The front wings that house the wheels then appear to float off this main body, giving the front-end hints of Aston Martin Valkyrie in profile.

While promising, the car's design does present certain challenges which could take years for Lamborghini to overcome.

The auto does not feature normal electric batteries like Tesla, instead, the company uses supercapacitors, which can charge at a much faster rate compared to the normal electrical battery and these supercapacitors will also remove the limitations of the normal batteries, like these can charge and discharge at a much faster rate and these can store large power on a similar footprint compared to the electrical batteries.

But even Wolverine needs power, too, however, and for that Lamborghini said that the Terzo Millennio is equipped with four electric motors, one at each wheel.

Its energy storage capabilities don't end there, though.

In other word's, the car's own body is the battery, which in theory sounds somewhat risky.

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