Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Photos by Lamborghini
Lamborghini teases us with a static concept which, if works, can rewrite how we view supercars. Being developed together with MIT at a reported cost of €200,000 per year, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio (meaning ‘Third Millennium’ in Italian) is designed with four identities in mind: Energy, Innovation in Materials, Powertrain & Vehicle Architecture, and Sound & Emotion.
Nanomaterial technology is employed to monitor its own health from cracks and damages, and improved structural energy storing composites for its rechargeable battery. For Lamborghini, conventional batteries won’t cut it, so they set their target to develop superconductors designed for high energy density while also providing excellent power.
One of the greatest advantages of electric cars is its power delivery— stored electric energy only travels through wires and sent to electric motors which converts it into kinetic energy. And unlike conventional petrol engines that need a transmission, axels, and rods, an electric car suffers to almost zero energy loss since torque is applied directly to the wheels. All these pros made an intriguing prospect for the Terzo Millennio and gave it a ton of flexibility in terms of design and aerodynamics.
The drawback on an all-electric sports car is the sound; remove it and a car diminishes into a soulless transport machine and that’s a no-no for an Italian. So, expect Lamborghini to have something up its sleeves.