While Ferrari says it has no interest in building an EV, Lamborghini could be going in just that direction. AutoBild, a car site out of Germany, claims the Porsche Mission E will be the basis of a new super EV from Lamborghini.
The rumor, because that’s exactly what it is right now, seems to make sense. We already know Porsche and the Volkswagen Group are pouring a considerable amount of resources into developing the Mission E. Why not try to recoup some of those costs by building other cars on the same platform?
AutoBild says this new Lambo will be called the Vitola. I’m not a Spanish bullfighting expert, but I couldn’t track down any past legendary bulls from Spain that bore such a name. If that’s true, it means Lamborghini will be violating its own storied naming scheme.
Also included in the report is the goal that this new electric bull should be able to go from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds, plus hit 186 mph or faster.
Anyone reeling from this news had to know it was only a matter of time. Like it or not, the internal combustion engine’s days are numbered. That means the new supercars will be super EVs. Don’t expect to see the Vitola debut anytime soon, if ever, since the Mission E will need to make its dramatic entrance first. A follow-up from Audi seems likely as well, maybe even an EV that would replace the R8.