The Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini is making waves again with its latest concept car. It is called the Terzo Millennio, an electric hypercar model with really outrageous ideas under the hood.
Aside from being a beautiful experiment as revealed by Lamborghini, it is also the unique project with its partnership with MIT to bring this concept into a reality.
Basically, the car industry is either increasingly going electric or hybrid to describe the least. Well, the Lamborghini is said to be at the crossroads. In fact, there were rumors saying that it will be driven by robots.
It might be a bit out-of-this-world if you are going to apply that today. Even customers would be shocked if they will have their cars driven by a computer. In fact, one of the customers doesn’t agree with the thought of having a chauffeur.
You can conceptualize this car as a Lamborghini, which should bear the design of the company, from its edges, slants, and scoops. However, you can step a bit farther and you will begin to see aerodynamic holes in its bodywork, making the designers of the Ford GT blush.
It also has a waterslide windshield, sweeping from the top all the way down to the badge on its hood. You can also see that white lightning in front that would implicate that Lamborghini is going to be electric.
Nevertheless, its orange-tinted wheels are set so low that they would look to be spinning in front of your eyes. This is such a post-apocalyptic science-fiction scene that the Terzo Millennio simply belongs.
What makes this idea so outrageous is the way MIT students and professors are working in order to figure out how to use super-capacitors to capture and release energy simultaneously. Likewise, it is their way of investigating on how to build the body and components of the car with nanotubes made of carbon fiber to act as lithium-ion batteries powering electric cars of today.
This partnership with MIT and Lamborghini has been contracted to last 3 years, costing the company around 200,000 Euros each year. The first year will be focused on materials, while the second year should get it to store and release energy. Finally, the third year will be focused on building it into a 3D geometry.