The new Audi e-tron GT shares its all-electric architecture (known as the J1 platform) with the Porsche Taycan. Both brands worked on the architecture together and then built their own separate cars on it. Now, though, it seems another brand under the VW Group umbrella is going to be using it as well — Lamborghini.
According to this new report from Autocar, Lamborghini’s first all-electric vehicle will be a two-door, four-seat grand touring car built on the J1 platform. The body style and configuration isn’t exactly finalized but it does seem that Lamborghini is headed in such a direction.
“This will be at least a 2+2 or four-seater,” Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann told Autocar. “We imagine a two-door car mainly at this moment, but we haven’t yet taken a final decision on the body style or the power output.”
It’s been several decades since Lamborghini developed a 2+2 coupe but such a car is not outside of the brand’s wheelhouse. In fact, it’s first ever car was a 2+2 coupe, the Lamborghini 350GT, which was also one of its most beautiful designs. So the idea of Lamborghini going back to that original recipe for its first ever electric car is a poetic one. Plus, a sexy one. Electric supercars are a dime a dozen at this point. An all-electric, two-door GT car? Now that’s cool.
It’s said that this car will be built on the same J1 platform as the Audi e-tron GT, which is a good starting point. Range anxiety aside, the e-tron GT is a great grand touring car, as its name suggests. It’s fast, smooth, comfortable, stable at high-speed, and sharp enough to handle any twisty bits that are found along the way. We expect the EV Lambo to be faster than the e-tron GT, more interesting looking, and far more expensive. However, it will be nice to have the two brands sharing the same chassis yet again.