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Lamborghini's First EV Leaked, Lanzador Concept Is a GT-Inspired 2+2 Sport Utility Vehicle

First things first, what does Lanzador actually mean? Google says that it's the Spanish word for pitcher, thrower, launcher, and promoter. Automobili Lamborghini could have put a little more effort into the naming, but then again, remember that the Lanzador is a statement of intent for the time being. Come 2028, its production version may feature a different nameplate.
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Photo: Lamborghini via @actu.auto.fr on Instagram
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Leaked in all its glory on social media, the first electric vehicle to come out of Sant'Agata Bolognese is – not surprising in the least – a crossover. A GT-inspired 2+2 sport utility vehicle, that is. The body style and seating layout help the Lanzador stand out from the Urus, which is going electric in 2029.

Scheduled to premiere on August 18, the Lanzador features the kind of signature lighting one would expect from a Porsche rather than a Lamborghini. The front bumper, hood, fenders, wheel arches, and wheels are thankfully aligned with the automaker's current lineup, which comprises the Urus, Huracan, and Revuelto.

From the standpoint of exterior design, the side profile view leaves much to be desired, especially when it comes to the almost flat roof. The B pillars and C pillars aren't pretty either, but we're nitpicking here. Moving over to the rear, we're dealing with a hatch rather than a sedan-like trunk lid. In other words, the zero-emission super GT crossover thingy boasts three doors. The exposed rear wheels are interesting in their own right, along with the huge aerodynamic diffuser painted in glossy black.

Pictured in a fine shade of blue, the Lanzador sweetens the deal with a genuinely spacious cargo area behind the rear seats. Of course, the individual rear seats can be folded to maximize cargo space. Opening up the frunk reveals a lot of carbon fiber, along with a small compartment filled with a tailored luggage set.

Lamborghini Lanzador EV concept
Photo: Lamborghini via @actu.auto.fr on Instagram
Once you notice how small the rear side windows are, you'll understand why Lamborghini decided on a glass roof rather than a metal roof. Another interesting detail comes in the form of the start/stop button, which curiously reads ENGINE between START and STOP. That's because the entire assembly – not only the button – appears to be lifted from the Revuelto, the same assembly used by Lamborghini in the Huracan.

Rather than the PPE electric vehicle architecture developed by Audi and Porsche, the production version of the Lanzador is expected to switch to the SSP. You can think of the Scalable Systems Platform as the successor to both the PPE and mass-market MEB, as well as the lower-cost MEB Entry platform.

The most recent of reports on the SSP suggests that VAG will premiere said electric vehicle architecture in 2026. Volkswagen Group chief executive officer Oliver Blume, who also serves as the big kahuna at Porsche, confirmed up to 1,700 horsepower for the Scalable Systems Platform. In other words, the most powerful applications of the SSP will feature three or four motors rather than the more conventional two motors.

Where does the Lanzador slot in Lamborghini's current lineup? Being fully electric, we can all agree that it's its own thing. On the other hand, it wouldn't be incorrect to consider the Lanzador a bridge between the automaker's supercars and the more practical Urus utility vehicle.

AUGUST 18 UPDATE

It's got more than 1,341 horsepower from two electric motors.


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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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