Lamborghini Terzo Millennio
|Lamborghini Terzo Millennio|
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||Hatch-top coupé|
|Layout||All-wheel drive layout, one motor per wheel|
|Electric motor||Simultaneously capturing and releasing supercapacitor|
Terzo Millennio (Third Millennium in English) 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. The concept car was unveiled in November 2017 at the EmTech conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.
|“||Collaborating with MIT for our R&D department is an exceptional opportunity to do what Lamborghini has always been very good at: rewriting the rules on super sports cars. Now we are presenting an exciting and progressive concept car. We are inspired by embracing what is impossible today to craft the realities of tomorrow: Lamborghini must always create the dreams of the next generation.||”|
|— Chairman Stefano Domenicali, EmTech Conference|
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. Lamborghini's CTO, Maurizio Reggiani says that the car is more of a "thinking box" than an actual production car. He also stresses that the car doesn't confirm that the company will not be directly going with electric power.
The Terzo Millennio was also used as a representative for the sports cars of the future.
The Terzo Millennio uses high-capacity supercapacitors in lieu of batteries, due to their more rapid storage and discharge of energy. 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. 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. Because there is a motor on every rim, the car would be all-wheel drive if it were a running model.
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.
Design and body
The car still inherits the modern Lamborghini design, with the Y-shaped headlights and taillights, and the triangular front trunk and rear engine bay.
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. The body of the car is monitored by a health system.
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|Owner||Chrysler Corp.||Megatech||V'Power||Audi AG|