Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Is A Self-Repairing Electric Supercar

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio

Last year, Lamborghini and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) entered into a three year partnership and the first result out of said partnership is the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio. The Terzo Millennio is an all-electric supercar that features super-powered batteries capable of repairing themselves. SAY WHAT?!?

The car is still in concept phase and a lot of the bells and whistles aren’t there yet, but this car is planning to change the way electric cars work thanks to the use of super-capacitors made out of carbon fiber paneling allowing the car to be able to draw energy from itself. In other words, the car IS the battery.

Another feature of this car will be its ability to monitor and detect wear and other damage. The coolest part of that? It will use micro-channels containing “healing chemistries” in the carbon-fiber body that will have the capability to automatically repair cracks before they spread. SAY WHAT AGAIN?!?

The order is tall and the folks at Lamborghini and MIT both know that.

“A lot of the innovation that came and made its way into consumer cars started with things like Formula 1 and supercars,” says Mircea Dinca, an associate professor of chemistry at MIT, whose lab is one of two working with the car maker. “I think that if Lamborghini—and we—deliver on this promise, it will be really cool for the future of all transportation.”

Suffice it to say that if they are successful, Lamborghini and MIT will be rewriting the rules on super sports cars. And possibly all other cars while they are at it.

Learn more about the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio (like the car’s innovative in-wheel electric motors which would eliminate the need for one big motor) over at Lamborghini.

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