The Bull bites the EV bug! What a shocker!
It has happened! Automobili Lamborghini SpA , the revered manufacturer of some of the greatest supercars in the history of mankind, is finally all set to unveil its first ever electric vehicle. In a secret clinic test just outside Geneva and just days before the official press day at the Motor Show, Lamborghini revealed their newest recipe to select clientele at the famous CERN institute.
To be the first Gallardo based on a platform that is an advanced version of the current one, the EV-S will be close to 30 mm shorter than the existing Gallardo and has no bearing on the 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo that will arrive next year. While it retains an aluminium structure, they've also used a secret new material that they are unwilling to reveal. Despite repeated attempts by us to highlight all the elements on the periodic table, the R&D team refused to acknowledge any particular one, hinting at some sort of composite material of a highly unknown kind.
The EV-S borrows the same electric motor that currently does duty in the Audi A8 hybrid and will be placed in the front, while the batterypack will be placed at the rear, creating a wonderful 51.12: 48.86 weight distribution. Producing roughly 470 hp and 88.4 kgm of torque, the EV-S will definitely be one of the most powerful electric cars of all time. It's mated to a new e-gear transmission that releases small dozes of electric pulsations everytime you upshift and larger ones when you downshift, thus ensuring that the drivers focus more on efficiency than performance.
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