Lamborghini Terzo Millennio

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Lamborghini Terzo Millennio
Overview
Manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Model years 2018
Body and chassis
Class Concept car
Body style Hatch-top coupé
Layout All-wheel drive layout, one motor per wheel
Doors Canopy door
Powertrain
Electric motor Simultaneously capturing and releasing supercapacitor

Terzo Millennio (Third Millennium in English)[1][2] is a futuristic concept car unveiled by Lamborghini, developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is also the first product of a three-year, £100,000,000 partnership with each other.[3][4] The concept car was unveiled in November 2017 at the EmTech conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.[4]

Overview[edit]

The Terzo Millennio was developed by Lamborghini's professional engineers and the MIT's professors and students, and was unveiled at the EmTech conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.[1] Lamborghini's CTO, Maurizio Reggiani says that the car is more of a "thinking box" than an actual production car.[5] He also stresses that the car doesn't confirm that the company will not be directly going with electric power.[1]

The Terzo Millennio was also used as a representative for the sports cars of the future.[6]

Vehicle information[edit]

Electric motor[edit]

The Terzo Millennio uses high-capacity supercapacitors in lieu of batteries, due to their more rapid storage and discharge of energy.[5] These supercapacitors have been made to simultaneously capture and release energy to give the car an increase in high performance, without having the depend on chemical reactions.[1][4] Each wheel, the rims of which glow orange, contains an electric motor, so that the amount of torque can be controlled individually, making the car's stability as good as a modern Formula One car.[7] Because there is a motor on every rim, the car would be all-wheel drive if it were a running model.

Autonomous capabilities[edit]

The Terzo Millennio is reported to have an autonomous system, but only for racetrack driving. This system would make the car run a full lap without any mistakes, then teach the driver how to run the lap on their own, using a ghost car, which is based on video game series such as Forza and Gran Turismo.[5]

Design and body[edit]

The car still inherits the modern Lamborghini design, with the Y-shaped headlights and taillights, and the triangular front trunk and rear engine bay.[4]

Carbon fiber composite is used entirely for the body panels, containing nano-tubes that can repair itself if the factory-fitted sensors detect any small cracks and dents in the panels.[7] The body of the car is monitored by a health system.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept is a lightning strike from the future". The Verge. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  2. ^ "Electric new Lamborghini Terzo Millennio: the future of Lambo, right there". CAR Magazine. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  3. ^ "Lamborghini Terzo Millennio – a look into the future of supercars". evo.co.uk. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "Lamborghini Unveils a Self-Healing, Electric Supercar". Bloomberg.com. 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  5. ^ a b c d Roadshow (2017-11-09), Five things you need to know about Lamborghini and MIT's Terzo Millennio concept, retrieved 2017-11-10
  6. ^ "The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is the self-healing super car of your dreams". Thai Tech by Thaivisa.com. 2017-11-10. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  7. ^ a b "Lamborghini dreams up the Terzo Millennio hypercar of the future". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-11-10.