Introducing the Terzo Millennio, a self-healing future supercar

The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept was created from a collaboration between Lamborghini and MIT. They wanted to envision a supercar not from the next generation, but the generation after that. It focuses on:

Energy Storage:

  • The Terzo uses super-capacitors, which can accept and deliver charge faster than batteries can instead of traditional storage batteries.

Materials:

  • Lamborghini and MIT are researching using the car’s carbon fiber body as an energy storage medium, turning the whole body into a battery.
  • That technology can also be used to monitor the car’s carbon fiber structure.
    • For example, if small cracks develop, the charge may move through the body differently, which can kick-start a “self-repairing” process in order to prevent the cracks from growing.

Propulsion:

  • In terms of propulsion, it packs four electric motors, one in each wheel, which permits more freedom in design by hiding all the motor-related stuff in the wheel wells.

Design: 

  • Looks like a Lamborghini, but with the removal of a traditional drivetrain, the cabin is pushed forward a great deal and air channels are everywhere to help keep the car as planted as possible.

Emotion:

  • Automation is shown off as something to help the owner become a better driver instead of a solution.
  • It could be capable of taking a driver around a track to display the best driving line, so that drivers can enhance their own abilities without an actual coach sitting in the car with them.

Walk around the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio

We got a quick walk around the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio.

Posted by RoadshowAutos on Monday, November 6, 2017

20Why it’s hot:

  • Innovative self-healing capabilities capabilities
  • Innovative energy storage material
  • It treats autonomy as a means to an end, rather than the end itself – the car teaches the driver instead of taking over full control