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Lamborghini Considers Going Green, Open To Building Electric Supercar

By Donna Bellevue , Mar 14, 2017 02:04 AM EDT
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Lamborghini announces that it is open to building an electric supercar to promote going green. Known for building high-revving, naturally-aspirated V10 and V12 engines, the luxury brand vehicle now states that a battery-powered supercar could be in its future. Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali confirms that the company is thinking of adding an all-electric car to its lineup, but it won't happen right away.

"Electrification is an area of great attention for us, but I'm not expecting it will happen in the short term," Domenicali affirms in a recent interview. He adds that the company needs to be realistic saying that the supercar Raging Bull is unlikely to go full-electric before 2025. An electric supercar would need to be as fast, as light, and as sharp to drive as a V10- or V12-powered model without costing significantly more.

According to the Car Buzz, despite obstacles in going green, some speculate that Lamborghini is secretly working on an electric supercar under the code name "Vitola." The rumors could be true because they were based on the assumption that Lamborghini is planning to borrow the powertrain from the 600 horsepower from Porsche Mission-E concept. Although electric drivetrains have come a long way in the past ten years, the technology required to make an electric supercar doesn't exist yet.

This makes some people doubtful of Lamborghini's effort to go green, since the brand name stands for suave luxury and awesome revving sound. According to the Left Lane, there is no way that an EV could replace the sound of Lamborghini's V10 and V12 engines, but perhaps the company could do its magic and find a way to make an electric car sound good. Who knows, maybe the car company can build an electric supercar which could be one of the quickest cars on the planet.

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