Lamborghini designs new electric supercar with MIT
Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini has introduced a new concept for an electric supercar of the 'third millenium' which it developed in cooperation with two MIT labs.
Dubbed as the future of the super sports car by Lamborghini, the concept was developed with energy storage systems, innovative materials, propulsion systems, visionary design and emotions in mind according to the company.
The release of the concept comes just one year after the Lamborghini inked a partnership with MIT, which brings the new technologies in energy storage systems as well as new materials to the table. On the academic side, this was led by the Dinca Research Lab and the Mechanosynthesis Group.
The new Lamborghini collaboration allows us to be ambitious and think outside the box in designing new materials that answer energy storage challenges for the demands of an electric sport vehicle.
Mircea Dinca, Dinca Research Lab
Instead of the usual batteries, this concept would store energy in carbon fiber nanotubes. This change in energy storage systems that MIT and Lamborghini have envisioned must however also be backed by new materials, which is why MIT has introduced carbon fiber materials to the car.
The supercar's most interesting feature is however that it could potentially self-heal, locating small cracks and damages in its hull before they spread. Other elements include electric engines integrated into all four of the Lamborghini's wheels.