Lamborghini's first dedicated EV is reportedly being co-developed with Porsche and Audi.
As the auto industry transitions to EVs, Lamborghini is doing everything it can to keep its signature V12 alive. To comply with strict emissions regulations, the next-generation Aventador will be powered by an all-new V12 with hybrid technology. Ferrari is also under pressure to reduce carbon emissions and will reportedly turbocharge its V12.
By the end of 2024, Lamborghini will electrify its entire lineup. Lamborghini's first-ever dedicated EV will then arrive in the second half of the decade. Lamborghini has previewed its first EV in a shadowy teaser image on a slide showing its future product roadmap, but details are being kept under wraps.
However, a new report by Automotive News suggests Lamborghini's first EV will take the form of an electric grand tourer with a practical 2+2 seating layout so the whole family can come along for the ride.
Details are still scarce, but the electric grand tourer is reportedly being developed in collaboration with Audi and Porsche and be underpinned by Volkswagen Group's new Scalable Systems Platform entering production in 2024. According to the report, Lamborghini's first fully electric car will launch between 2025 and 2027. If it arrives in 2025, it will go head-to-head with Ferrari's first dedicated EV that's due to arrive the same year.
Replacing the current MQB, MSB, MLB, MEB and PPE architectures, VW's new scalable platform will accommodate a range of body styles, electric motors, and battery sizes.
Power outputs for Lamborghini's first electric car are still unknown, but it will likely share electric motors and battery tech with Audi and Porsche models. Alternatively, Lamborghini could utilize Rimac's battery technology since Porsche owns a 45 percent stake in the recently formed Bugatti Rimac. Lamborghini has already hinted it wants to build a four-seat grand tourer with the Asterion concept, which paired a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 with three electric motors. Combined, this plug-in hybrid setup generates 910 hp.