Is it an SUV? A saloon elevated off the ground? Neither! With the introduction of the Lanzador, Lamborghini is breaking boundaries yet again, terming their latest creation an 'Ultra-GT.' This automotive marvel aims to bridge the gap between the formidable Urus and the brand's iconic supercars. But it's not just the name or the class that's unique; the Lanzador is charged with electricity, metaphorically and literally.
Drawing inspiration from timeless Lamborghini designs, including the new Countach, Sesto Elemento, and Murcielago, the Lanzador's exterior is bound to draw gazes. Mitja Borkert, the head of the strategy, emphasized the melding of classic design elements with newer, innovative concepts. The vehicle boasts razor-slim headlights, a prominently lifted stance, and colossal 23-inch wheels, clearly stating its athletic prowess.
The body remains loyal to Lamborghini's long-held low, comprehensive, and aggressive traditions. Incorporating active aerodynamics cleverly hidden under the vehicle ensures optimal downforce in high-speed corners and minimal resistance during breakneck speeds.
The interior of the Lanzador is a futuristic haven. The eye-catching Y-shaped center console ensures both driver and passenger experience luxury and functionality simultaneously. A unique touch is the 'pilot's unit' rotary control, centralizing the command for air-con and infotainment systems. Lamborghini has retained the dramatic flip-up cover and start button from its combustion-engine predecessors, blending theatre with tradition.
Moreover, the Lanzador introduces a secondary screen for the passenger's engagement. Functionality meets luxury with ample storage space, bespoke luggage compartments, and a meticulously designed loading area. The choice of materials speaks of sustainability and innovation: from 3D-printed recycled foam to sustainably tanned leather.
Powertrain and Performance
The heart of the Lanzador is as electrifying as its presence. Pioneering a path for Lamborghini, it's an all-electric beast with two e-motors strategically placed on each axle. These motors muster an astonishing 1,350bhp, akin to a megawatt of power.
Features like rear-wheel steering and self-leveling air suspension enhance driving dynamics, supported by the groundbreaking Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) driving dynamics control. With advanced sensors and actuators, the Lanzador offers precise control, varying torque between the front and rear axles in milliseconds.
Acceleration and top speed
The supercar is anticipated to complete the 0-62 mph sprint in under 3.0 seconds. The final version is expected to reach a top speed of around 186 mph. Moreover, the Lanzador's "Grand Turismo" label implies that it is more than just a machine built solely for top speed.