Lamborghini CEO Hints Its First EV Will Be a 2+2 Grand Tourer
Lamborghini is on its way to developing an all-electric grand tourer, possibly rivaling Porsche’s upcoming electric 911.
In a recent interview, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said the brand’s working on its first fully electric car, hinting at a 2+2 grand tourer, possibly rooting back to the Espada or Estoque Concept. The goal is to launch the new EV in 2028, helping the Italian marque to cut its carbon emission by a staggering 80%.
Interestingly, it isn’t the first time Lamborghini designs a grand tourer. In fact, the automaker’s first car was the 1964 350GT. Moreover, it also built the V12 four-seater GT Espada in 1968 and the Asterion concept in 2014, a 900-hp hybrid GT concept that got canceled in favor of the Urus.
As of now, Lamborghini hasn’t yet revealed any details about its upcoming electric GT car. Still, we assume it’ll adopt some of the 2024 Revuelto‘s design elements, including the Y-shaped styling cues and a shape suited to rival Porsche’s future 911 EV, expected to be launched in 2028.
“It’s going to be a new body style because what is missing in the lineup today is a GT 2+2, and I think this would be a good add-on to the two super-sports cars and the SUV,” Winkelmann said.
Now, for those wondering if there’ll be a four-door sedan from Lamborghini, we do not know yet. The manufacturer hasn’t provided any hint regarding an upcoming sedan — probably due to the market’s focus on big SUVs. However, in 2008, Lamborghini unveiled a concept car called the Estoque.
The Estoque concept was supposed to be Lambo’s $230,000 four-door executive sedan, featuring the 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine from the Gallardo or a turbo-diesel hybrid. It was unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show as the brand’s flagship sedan, ready to hit the road by 2012 and take on the Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide. However, the Italian automaker canceled the project due to funding issues and various economic problems.
Overall, we’re thrilled about Lamborghini’s upcoming EV, especially with the brand’s current lineup consisting of only three models — the Revuelto, Huracan, and Urus — and none of them are GT cars. It’ll surely be interesting to see Lamborghini trying to revive its GT model after quite a while, this time with a touch of electric power.