Lamborghini R&D head hints at electric four-door GT
The company's first all-electric model is rumored to be slated for 2025.
Lamborghini is reportedly considering an all-electric grand tourer as its fourth model.
The Raging Bull marque had been mulling another mid-engine supercar, however the company's decision makers have recently turned their attention to a pure battery-powered EV on the roadmap for 2025, according to Autocar.
"If you look at the timing for a fourth model line, there is the potential that this will be the right time for a full-electric vehicle," said Lamborghini R&D head Maurizio Reggiani.
The supecar maker not long ago seemed reluctant to make an EV commitment, as its iconic V10 and V12 engines are central to the brand. The added heft of batteries also conflicts with the weight limitations of a supercar.
Reggiani suggested a 2+2 GT format will have less stringent performance targets than a dedicated electric supercar. The EV would presumably be built upon the Volkswagen Group PPE platform that is under development by Porsche and Audi.
The EV will likely draw inspiration from the Estoque sedan concept (pictured) that was revealed in 2008. The project must first receive a final green light, however, which may not happen until closer to 2021.