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.
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.
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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.