Lamborghini has unveiled its far-reaching vision of the future with the Terzo Millenio concept, a collaborative effort with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Terzo Millenio has been designed as a showcase of possible new technologies in propulsion, construction, and energy storage as well as providing a clue as to how Lamborghini might shape its next-generation flagship supercar that will take the place of the current Aventador.
While Lamborghini continues to claim its iconic V12 engine will remain a staple of its future line-up, the Terzo Millenio concept skips a generation to highlight what an all-electric supercar from the famed Italian brand could conceivably look and drive like.
Unlike other contemporary concepts, the Terzo Millenio foregoes a heavy battery pack in favour of high-energy supercapacitors which provide instant power to in-wheel motors at each corner of the car.
It has yet to outline performance credentials for the car, including power outputs and its potential top speed, but it has said it will continue to provide the emotional elements of its current vehicles and is working on generating a sound that suits its character.
More interestingly, Lamborghini and MIT are working on using the car's carbon fibre body construction and panels to store energy and house the supercapacitors.
The body work would also have a monitoring system that can detect cracks or any accidental damage and initiate a self-healing process, potentially saving owners tens of thousands of dollars for minor repair work.