Lamborghini is teasing a brand new car which is believed to be the hybrid hypercar rumored to have been revealed privately last year.
Last June, we heard rumors that Lamborghini had something special up their sleeve. In a private function, a new car codenamed LB48H was shown to 200 prospective customers. That car was said to be a hybrid hypercar based on the Aventador and styled after the Terzo Millennio concept from 2017.
As a reminder, the Terzo Millennio was an absolutely bonkers electric hypercar that Lamborghini said would use theoretical technology like supercapacitors and a carbon fiber nanotube-based body that doubled as the car’s battery pack. Both don’t actually exist, but Lamborghini said they were partnering with MIT in order to make such things a reality.
In the meantime, the Terzo Millennio served as an insane concept that could inspire future Lamborghini designs. Which it reportedly has with the LB48H.
Rumors from last June say that the LB48H uses the same V12 from the Aventador and mates it with the hybrid powertrain from the Porsche Panamera Turbo S e-hybrid. That's a single electric motor providing an extra 134 horsepower or so, boosting the car's combined power into the high 800s.
The car was reported to be priced at $2.5 million each and given a production run of 63 units. As is usually the case with these private functions, all the cars were sold, so this teaser is more just to show the world what they could have purchased if anyone owned a time machine.
As you can see in the Instagram teaser video, the car bears a resemblance to the overall shape of the Aventador but also sports certain aspects of the Terzo such as the angular front fascia and the uniquely-styled headlights.
Underneath the sketch, Lamborghini writes “Francoforte 2019,” indicating the Frankfurt Motor Show to start later in September. We won’t have to wait too long to find out more as the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung begins in two weeks.