Lamborghini declares a new era with the Terzo Millennio concept

Lamborghini’s future won’t be completely electric or autonomous

Translated from Italian, terzo milleniomeans “third millenium.” Naturally, then, Lamborghini‘s concept is packed with new and innovative technology.

Lamborghini sees the Terzo Millenio concept as ‘”a box” to pack their new technology, which would help them compete in the up-and-coming world of hybrid electric supercars. The Terzo Millenio follows Lamborghini’s design language closely; in other words, the windshield stretches from the very front of the car to the roofline, and it has many sills and vents to channel airflow. Lamborghini certainly embedded the wow factor into this concept.

Unlike other hybrid Lamborghini concepts, such as the Asterion, this one has a year-by-year plan. Lamborghini has established a three-year partnership with MIT for $300,000 to develop key technologies – carbon fibre batteries by year one, storing and releasing energy by year two, and the final year will see a working 3D model built.

Despite the strong trend towards autonomy, Lamborghini R&D director Maurizio Reggiani told The Verge its customers buy their vehicles in order to drive them, not to be driven in. And although electrification is in the cards, Reggiani is adamant Lamborghini is adamant it isn’t going all-electric.