Remember the board game Guess Who?, where you asked your opponent questions to collect clues about a particular mystery person? If I was playing Guess Who? with Lamborghini and trying to figure out what its debut full electric vehicle – due out 2028 – will be, it’d go something like:
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Does your EV have a supercar body? No
Hmm—does your EV have an SUV-shaped body? No
Okay, then, well… does your EV have a body that seems to invoke mathematics? Yes!
When we heard late last year that this battery-powered mystery model was going to rock four seats and two doors, we, like everyone else, assumed that meant we’d be looking at a crossover body style. Now, the brand’s CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, has confirmed instead this forthcoming EV will be a 2+2 grand tourer (GT).
“[The first EV] is going to be a new body style, because what is missing in the lineup today is a GT 2+2, and I think this would be a good add-on to the two super sports cars and the SUV,” quoth the chief exec in a recent interview with Motor1. Goodness, we can’t believe it’s not making a sport-utility, can you?
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The magazine even helpfully confirmed with Lamborghini officials this will be a paved-road-only sort of vehicle (read: no off-road capability) and thus rather explicitly ruling out anything lifted or Urus-like.
Internet sleuths say this yet-to-be-named EV could be a modern take on the over-50-year-old Espada, the brand’s 2+2 GT launched in 1968. (Been a while, huh? That’s one year after the Leafs last won the Stanley Cup.) Barring another global financial collapse – like the one in 2008 that saw plans for the 2+2 Estoque sedan halted – we’re in for something rather distinct and new out of Sant’Agata.
The bespoke Italian brand will likely call upon parent company Volkswagen for the electric architecture underpinning the machine, perhaps leaning heavily on the SSP Sport platform set to debut beneath Porsche’s scheduled 2027 flagship three-row all-electric SUV.
And after this full EV gets its launch in 2028, rumour is Lamborghini is set to release another one in 2029, which will replace the Urus. For now, plug-in technology is being used in the just-released V-12 Revuelto hybrid, the replacement for the Aventador; and in the Urus, as of the first six months of 2024. Plus, a PHEV successor to the current Huracán is set to arrive in late 2024.
Maybe it won’t help with your Guess Who? board, but I’ve got final question: Does a modern, fully electric 2+2 Lambo excite you?