Lamborghini Is Reportedly Working On An All-Electric Hypercar
20 Septembre 2016 - Carbuzz
We recently brought you a report that mentioned how foolish the car world was for thinking that the Mission E was going to be the only electric car that Porsche was planning.
It suggested that soon, we could see everything from a Model 3 competitor to an electric SUV. Now, according to a German-language YouTube video by AutoBild, some of the Mission E's electric technology will be picked up by another Volkswagen subsidiary. That would be Lamborghini, one of the last automakers we'd expect to be interested in electrification.
The video describes the electric hypercar, dubbed the Vitola, as a machine that would ride on the Porsche Mission E's J1 platform. It will also steal the sedan's fast-charging system, which works with the Mission E's 800-volt battery to make charging times a breeze. This is important for owners who may want to take the hypercar to a track and not be faced with the inconvenience of waiting for a lengthy recharge after a few laps. The Vitola will supposedly have a 0-100 km/h time of 2.5 seconds (matching the Tesla Model S P100D) and reach a top speed of 300 km/h. The Mission E makes a combined 600 horsepower using two electric motors, which rockets the sedan from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds.
To reach its performance targets, the Vitola will undoubtedly be lighter than the four-door Porsche, but it will probably still gain more horsepower to keep it ahead of the competition. That will soon include an all-electric McLaren hypercar, and given the direction of the Volkswagen Group, an EV Porsche 918 replacement based off of the lessons learned from honing the Vitola is not out of the question. It's unclear whether the Vitola will be another Lamborghini with an extremely limited production run or an alternative to the Aventador/Huracan duo, but we'd expect the former since the brand is better known for its sonorous V10 and V12 engines than whisper quiet electric motors. Still, given that Lamborghini has plans to build the Urus SUV, nothing would surprise us.
If you want to practice your German, here’s the video below.