Lamborghini Terzo Millennio: Y3K's supercar

In an automotive landscape littered with radical concept cars and vapourware that’ll never see the light of day, it would be easy to dismiss the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio as an irrelevant flight of fancy. The fact that the specification includes a yet-to-be-invented supercapacitor, energy storage in the carbon fibre through the use of nanotechnology, self-healing bodywork and propulsion by in-wheel motors doesn’t help make it feel any more realistic.

But dig below the headlines and there’s method in the madness. Lamborghini has a problem. The future, whichever way you look at it, is going to be electrified, and, for a supercar manufacturer whose heritage lies in vocal V12s, there’s work to do to preserve the brand for the next generation.

While the arrival of the Urus has helped give the V10 and V12 a stay of execution (it’s been confirmed that both will live on in hybrid form in the Huracán and Aventador replacements), the future vision for Lamborghini needs to be defined for the brand to remain relevant in an EV world.