The preview image Lamborghini shared on social media
Lamborghini will unveil a hybrid supercar concept next week to showcase the work it has been doing with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lamborghini will reveal the “sports car of the future” on Monday, the supercar maker has confirmed.
Showing a preview image on its Instagram account that reveals the front end of a new sports car, Lamborghini said the model was created in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Lamborghini has previously announced that it will work with MIT on “the future of super-sports cars for the third millennium”. This matches the wording of the text accompanying the Instagram image, which describes the mostly concealed car as the brand’s “vision for the super-sports car of the future”.
Although likely a concept that will be revealed at EmTech, MIT’s in-house technology conference, on 6 November, it’s thought that Lamborghini and MIT have been working on a Huracán hybrid for the model’s next generation. That car is due in 2022 and uses solid-state battery technology.
The concept, the first fruit of Lamborghini and MIT’s partnership, could be the Volkswagen Group’s first tangible example of its progress on solid-state battery technology, despite Porsche also announcing that the technlogy is under development there.
Also high on the agenda is the demonstration of lightweight materials, much like the Sesto Elemento concept at the 2010 Paris motor show. Former company boss Stephan Winkelmann told Autocar that Lamborghini does not “want to ever produce and show cars just for a museum”, suggesting that this concept could, like the Sesto Elemento, be sold in small numbers if there is enough interest.