Lamborghini is reportedly manufacturing a totally electric super vehicle on a Porsche Mission E platform.
Lamborghini is trying to up the ante as far as its rivalry with Tesla is concerned. It wants to rule the roost as regards the maker of the quickest production car in the world. At present it is all about the making of an electric vehicle.
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News have emerged from Germany that the Italian sports car maker has begun an electric super car vehicle program by the name of Vitola. Yet the legitimate question is why are these news coming from, of all places, Germany?
That may be because Lamborghini is making the new car on a Mission E platform from Porsche. This much was written in the German automobile publication AutoBild (via Electrek).
Just like Porsche, Lamborghini belongs to the Volkswagen Group. However, it does not belong to that club in a direct manner like Porsche but in the capacity of being a subsidiary of Audi.
Porsche is a brand that cannot be defied. It has its eyes set on Mission E. The goal is the acceleration of the respective vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The top speed will most likely be 155 mph.
However, Lamborghini wants the icing on the cake. That is why it is aiming for a 0-62 mph time of 2.5 seconds which is phenomenal. This objective will narrowly beat Tesla to the finish line.
The top speed will be 186 mph which is indeed a whopping record if ever there was one. The images that Autobild showed regarding this new vehicle are nowhere close to what Lamborghini would arrange to present in the market.
If Vitola does manage to reach the market, it would surely beat Tesla’s Model S P100D for the slot of quickest production car in the world. Yet this vehicle would not be likely to offer much in the way of competition in the same price range with Tesla’s all-electric sedan.
However, one does think that if such a legendary automaker tries to beat electric vehicle manufacturers on their own grounds, if it succeeds it will produce a new twist in the race for the ultimate roadster. The future belongs to electric cars since the burning of fossil fuels is harming the planet.