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    • Sacrelige! Lamborghini is dead to me now!

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    • Sacrelicious. This could work...as long as it's not a sedan, and a four door coupe.

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    • Neither. I'd rather see Bugatti do something instead...

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    • I'd rather do another four-door electric GT (name one)...

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    • No "LOL WATT" in thread title? You disappoint me, Uber Wagon

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    Thread: Sacrelige or Sacrelicious? Lamborghini wants to bring all-electric four door (sedan?) to market by 2025...

    1. Member Uber Wagon's Avatar
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      10-09-2019 01:36 PM #1


      Lamborghini’s fourth model line, a 2+2 grand tourer inspired by the 2008 Estoque concept, is due to be given the green light to arrive by 2025 – and, in a shock development, could become the brand’s first fully electric car.

      The four-seater, which has been chosen after being evaluated against a possible third mid-engined supercar, will sit alongside the entry-level Huracán supercar, the range-topping Aventador and the Urus SUV.

      Early debates questioned whether the 2+2 would be front or mid-engined, but a far more radical approach is now under serious consideration, according to Lamborghini R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani.

      “If you look at the timing for a fourth model line, there is the potential that this will be the right time for a full-electric vehicle,” he said. Reggiani added that such a car could use a platform from the broader Volkswagen Group, of which Lamborghini is a member. The most likely candidate would be a development of the current PPE architecture, the high-end electric platform used by the new Porsche Taycan and upcoming Audi E-tron GT.

      Such a move would help Lamborghini achieve the necessary economies of scale to reduce the significant cost of developing a pure-electric model with the capabilities expected of a Lamborghini.

      Reggiani touched on the perennial issue of how to combine performance and range but said: “Performance will be important [in a 2+2]. We must be fast but not quite in the same way as we need to be in our super-sports cars. A fourth model line will be something a little bit different.”

      A range of at least 350 miles would be expected of a grand tourer, and possibly much more given the maturity of the EV market by 2025. It’s also hard to imagine Lamborghini buyers accepting 0-62mph acceleration beyond 3.0sec.

      Previously, Lamborghini had eschewed anything but its naturally aspirated V10 and V12 powertrains, but given the demands of legislation, it recently unveiled the limited-production Sián – its most powerful and fastest-accelerating car yet and also its first hybrid.
      https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...r-door-gt-2025
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      10-09-2019 02:37 PM #2
      I think it's awesome for a variety of reasons.

      It'll sell, which will help Lambo offset their traditional ICE supercars.

      The BEV packaging gives them all sorts of carte blanche in terms of designing, so they can go pretty wild, but base it on excellent proportions (something the Urus lacks).

      It'll be f-ing fast!

      It's great for the brand image.

      Lastly, it helps Lamborghini to showcase it's ability to make exciting cars in ways other than having a screaming engine. That in the (very) long term can help the Lamborghini brand survive, when ICE vehicle production ends.

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      10-09-2019 02:37 PM #3
      UberWagon needs spellcheck.

      How is this sacrilege? Lamborghini is in the business of making absolutely ridiculous vehicles. This is no different and could actually be sexy unlike the snoozefest Quattroporte.
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      I find it ironic that long time Euro brand fans would assume long term reliability issues would destroy any love of a unique product.

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      10-09-2019 02:44 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      UberWagon needs spellcheck.
      My grammarly is not working today.

      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      How is this sacrilege? Lamborghini is in the business of making absolutely ridiculous vehicles. This is no different and could actually be sexy unlike the snoozefest Quattroporte.
      Sacrilege because all their cars are ICE (for now)?

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      10-09-2019 03:21 PM #5
      It will be a mildly re-worked Taycan. Nothing all that interesting.

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      10-09-2019 03:21 PM #6
      Did anyone actually believe VAG would *not* find another model to be based on the Taycan bits and pieces? And if you did see that coming, are you surprised it's not a SEAT? I just wonder if there will be a turbo version...

      I'm sure Bugatti and Bentley are also in line for their own versions, but considering the balls-out performance potential of this platform, it makes total sense to see Lamborghini get it next.
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      10-09-2019 03:39 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Nealric View Post
      It will be a mildly re-worked Taycan. Nothing all that interesting.
      Yep. Badge-engineered Taycan? SACRILEGE!
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      10-09-2019 03:44 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Nealric View Post
      It will be a mildly re-worked Taycan. Nothing all that interesting.
      The only Lambo that isn't a reworked VWAG product is the Aventador so that's no strike. They didn't even give the Urus a unique engine

      If this helps Lamborghini comply with EU/China regulations and they can afford to build it... *shrug*

      The auto industry has been whittled down to a game of surviving shareholder demands and regulatory constraints so **** like this is the best we can hope for.

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