When you hear the name Lamborghini, the first thing to come to your mind probably isn't the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The two entities collaborated on what can be seen as Lamborghini’s approach to the EV performance car, known as the Terzo Millennio, or “Third Millennium.” It's got the insane looks of what everyone expects from Lambo, but it’s definitely one of the edgiest things to roll out of MIT.

lamborghini terzo millennio concept

Working in conjunction with MIT, the Terzo Millennio has some pretty serious tech that we’re not used to seeing in a conventional Lamborghini. Probably the most notable feature is the supercapacitor energy storage technology. Supercapacitor usage isn't exactly widespread, as it’s quite expensive and not as energy dense. While that’s true, MIT and Lamborghini want to make one that acts more like a battery, but with a greater ability to recharge and discharge quickly. They’re even exploring carbon composite batteries that utilize nanotechnology, which could reduce weight and increase discharge capacity of the batteries. If they’re successful, this breakthrough could put Lamborghini on the track to the future on their own terms.

lamborghini terzo millennio concept

The body has potential for some serious praise for innovation, as it’s composed of carbon fiber that previews some technology that can detect degradation in the carbon fiber, possibly repairing itself with something called “nano-channels.” It utilizes a form of the tech that allows carbon composite materials to store energy. We find this aspect utterly fascinating and a predictor of what the future of car tech could do. 

lamborghini terzo millenio concept

Lamborghini wanted the Terzo Millennio to actually sound like a Lamborghini. That is a somewhat difficult task as there’s no V12 or V10 anywhere in it. It’s not necessarily an impossible task, but the company doesn’t quite know how they’re going to figure that one out just yet. But either way, it’s very unlikely you’ll see (or hear) one out on the road, as it’s a pure concept vehicle that is meant to show the direction in which Lamborghini hopes to go. 

lamborghini terzo millennio concept

lamborghini terzo millennio concept