Lamborghini has unveiled its latest concept car, the Lanzador, at the Monterey Car Week. The Lanzador is an all-electric, 2+2 seat, high ground-clearance Ultra GT that combines sportiness, luxury, and sustainability.
The concept car is a glimpse into Lamborghini’s vision for the future of mobility, as the brand aims to launch its first fully electric vehicle by 2030.
A New Car Segment: The Ultra GT
The Lanzador is not just a concept car, but a new car segment that Lamborghini has created. The Ultra GT stands for Ultra Grand Tourer, a category that offers customers a new and unparalleled driving experience. The Lanzador is designed to be versatile, comfortable, and capable of handling different terrains and scenarios. It can accommodate sports gear or luggage in its spacious cabin, and the rear space is highly adjustable and customizable. The Lanzador is also equipped with groundbreaking technologies that enhance its performance, efficiency, and safety.
An All-Electric Drive Mechanism with Over One-Megawatt Peak Power
The Lanzador is powered by an all-electric drive mechanism that features a high specific power electric motor on each axle, providing a consistent all-wheel drive experience. The electric beast boasts over one-megawatt peak power, ensuring dynamic cornering and long ranges, thanks to a new-generation high-performance battery. The battery is also integrated with a thermal management system that optimizes its temperature and performance. Lamborghini’s Chief Technical Officer, Rouven Mohr, emphasized that electrification is not a constraint but an opportunity for the brand. He said that “Electrification allows us to develop more performance and drivability,” and ensured there are no trade-offs in power and pleasure.
A Futuristic Design Inspired by Spaceships and Lamborghini Classics
The Lanzador’s design is driven by the “feel like a pilot” philosophy, combining a 2+2 GT concept with a lifestyle approach. The exterior of the car is inspired by spaceships and Lamborghini classics such as the Sesto Elemento and Murciélago. The car features clean lines, sharp edges, and aerodynamic elements that give it a futuristic and aggressive look. The car also has a distinctive Y-shaped front grille and headlights, as well as scissor doors that open upwards. The interior of the car mirrors a jet cockpit, defined by a lightweight dashboard that incorporates the Lamborghini signature Y-shape console. The pilot and co-pilot sit snugly, surrounded by controls for entertainment, climate, and digital functions.
A State-of-the-Art Control System and Active Aerodynamics
The Lanzador’s driving dynamics are enhanced by the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) control system, which employs numerous sensors to fine-tune driving sensations. The LDVI system can adjust the torque vectoring, traction control, stability control, suspension damping, steering response, and brake force distribution according to the driving mode and conditions. The Lanzador also features active aerodynamics that ensure efficient battery use and optimal performance. The car has an ALA (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva) system that can modify the airflow around and through the car to adjust the downforce and drag levels.
A Concept Car That Signals Lamborghini’s Commitment to Sustainability
The Lanzador is not only a concept car that showcases Lamborghini’s innovation and creativity, but also a statement of its commitment to sustainability. Lamborghini’s CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, said that “With this concept, we are ushering in a new era for Lamborghini, one that’s more conscious of our environment and our responsibility towards future generations.” He added that “The Lanzador is a testament to our DNA of uncompromising excellence and our passion for creating the impossible.” The Lanzador is part of Lamborghini’s electrification strategy, which aims to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2025 and launch its first fully electric vehicle by 2030.