And it even has a code name.
On the one hand, Lamborghini hasn’t switched to turbocharging like its longtime rival Ferrari has. On the other hand, Lamborghini’s parent company is Volkswagen, meaning it has access to a massive parts bin and technology hub. According to AutoGuide and first reported by AutoBild, Lamborghini is currently developing an all-electric supercar program, internally called "Vitola." Details are pretty sketchy at the moment, but it’s very likely that Lamborghini has been given access to the Porsche Mission E concept battery technology.
Taking into account the upcoming European Union emissions regulations that’ll begin to take effect in 2020, this news is hardly surprising. The Mission E concept is an attractive starting point for Lamborghini, considering it’s supposedly capable of going from 0-60 mph in only 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. Chances are Lamborghini wants to improve that number. AutoBild believes Lamborghini is aiming for a 0-60 sprint time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of around 186 mph. We’ve reached out to Lamborghini for comment and we’ll update you once we hopefully receive a response. In the meantime, do you think Lamborghini should develop an EV? After all, look at what the all-electric Rimac Concept One is capable of doing.