Lamborghini previews Frankfurt show debut, new flagship hypercar?

August 23, 2019

Lamborghini has sent out a surprising teaser image onto social media, previewing “something new” that will debut at the Frankfurt motor show next week. All signs suggest it could debut a new electrified powertrain.

The teaser was sent out onto Lamborghini’s official Instagram page earlier today. It shows a very dark and shadowy silhouette of a front end, with a caption saying, “Something new is on the way. Can’t wait to see it? Just open your eyes to the future.”

We think the key few words there are “open your eyes to the future”. We think this suggests some kind of forward-thinking technology or system. Could this be Lamborghini’s first hybrid or electric powertrain? While all of the mainstream supercar producers have introduced some kind of hybrid, Lamborghini is the last to jump on board.

What can we see from the teaser image itself? Well, the LED daytime running lights are arranged in a three-prong star, different to those on the Aventador and Huracan. This suggests the car is not based on one of those vehicles. Interestingly, each LED line extends quite a distance. In that respect the lights look very similar to the design applied to that crazy Terzo Millennio concept car that debuted in 2017 (below).

Taking a closer look and we see there’s an indent/channel that runs through the middle of the roof, which is also very similar to the design on the Terzo concept. Does this all mean it’s a production version of the concept? Such a vehicle could come in as a belated flagship hypercar to rival the likes of the LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder.

We can only guess at this stage, however. But we won’t have to wait long as the Frankfurt show starts on September 10. Stay tuned, and in the meantime feel free to tell us what you think it is in the comment section below.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.