Lamborghini has announced its partnership with the brilliant minds at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to design Terzeo Millennio a supercar for the future. The car will have the capabilities t0 store its own energy and fix its own body.
The car will have a super capacitor which has ability to charge fast, produce intense energy needed to power a supercar—and could allow for all-electric models.
The car hides an electric motor in each of the four wheel wells. As a result there will be more opportunities for aerodynamic-boosting air channels and Lamborghini’s characteristically sharp and contoured aesthetics.
Current electric car models use lithium-ion batteries that will release energy more slowly and run down over repeated charges because they depend on chemical reactions. But supercapacitors that are going to be used inTerzeo Millennio can store energy physically and don’t generate the heat of lithium-ions, as of yet they don’t offer as much power. Lamborghini is planning to launch this by the end of 2030.
“A lot of the innovation that came and made its way into consumer cars started with things like Formula 1 and supercars,” says Mircea Dinca, an associate professor of chemistry at MIT, whose lab is one of two working with the car maker.
“I think that if Lamborghini—and we—deliver on this promise, it will be really cool for the future of all transportation.” — he added.
“The technological goal of the project is to enable Lamborghini to address the future of the super sports car in five different dimensions: energy storage systems, innovative materials, propulsion system, visionary design, and emotion,”- Lamborghini said in a release.