Driving pleasure will be the key to the success of future EVs from supercar makers like Lamborghini and its neighbor Ferrari, of Maranello. Both face the challenge of delivering excitement without the roar and drama of an engine. But it also gives manufacturers an opportunity to try something new.
For Lanzador, this means Lamborghini Dynamic Veicolo Integrata, or LDVI, a dynamic driving control system. The company says how “more sensors and actuators will be integrated into LDVI in the future to enable better and more accurate driving behavior, with hardware innovation, and also the control algorithm that manages the ingredients.” What this sensor overload actually means, however, is unclear. However, in a bid to excite driving enthusiasts concerned about how an electric supercar would feel, Lamborghini added, “The more sensors and data fed into the control system, the more refined the algorithm to convey the nuances of driving sensations and feedback.”
Inside, the Lanzador manages to avoid most of the usual concept car clichés. The steering wheel does not fold into the dashboard, there are no holograms, and there is no autonomous camera drone that uploads selfies to Instagram. It’s an interior that looks fresh and modern, but makes the Lanzador seem plausible; not a far-fetched concept reserved only for teenage bedroom walls.
The 2 + 2 layout means there are two small seats behind the driver and front row passenger, and behind the second row is a generous storage area that Lamborghini says is suitable. for “carrying all sports equipment or luggage.” In fact, the concept was presented with a set of customized bags, naturally, and if this space has been made into production we will see that the Lanzador is quite practical… at least for a Lamborghini. There is also a frunk, due to the lack of engine under the nose, and the large glass tailgate opens wide for easy access, echoing the 1970s Lamborghini Espada.
No 2023 concept car would be complete without a variety of recycled and sustainable materials. For the Lanzador, Lamborghini uses water-tanned leather from olive oil production, along with renewable Merino wool, “regenerated carbon” made of bio-based resin, synthetic fibers partially produced of plastic recovered from the oceans, and 3D-printed foam used. on the seats and made from recycled plastic bottles, and other waste.
The Lanzador is not an electric supercar from the same bloodline as icons like the Miura, Countach, and Aventador. That will come later. For now it’s a demonstration of how an electric platform gives car manufacturers and their designers the opportunity to create something new—a fourth car model for Lamborghini, in this case. .
So it neatly sidesteps the sticky topic of what a Lamborghini supercar would look like, drive, and sound like if internal combustion were banned—and for now it might appeal to new customers who aren’t looking for a racer. in the streets that were on fire in the first place. place.