The Lamborghini Quanta is a bonkers concept car even by Lamborghini's
standards. Although many may see it as an appropriate reaction by
one designer to Lamborghini's increasingly less adventurous designs
in recent years.
The Lamborghini Quanta was developed independently of Lamborghini
by Californian, and Art Center College of Design graduate, Bruno Gallardo.
His radical concept is designed to be a high-tech sports car of the
future, which is so packed with electronic driver aids and gadgets
it makes a Nissan GT-R look like a back-to-basics, old-school sports
The Lamborghini Quanta features a stereoscopic LIDAR system, dual
forward facing cameras and a central hub (that yellow thing in the
middle) which acts as a central processor which is capable of driving
the car autonomously, or just helping the driver to get maximum performance
out of the car while keeping it shiny side up.
The interior of the concept features two separate "cocoons"
for the driver and passenger. The conventional steering wheel has
been replaced with a minimalist yoke-style unit which folds away during
autonomous driving or when the vehicle is switched off. In fitting
with the rest of the car the instrument panel has been replaced with
a digital display with different levels of information being displayed
on both the central hub and on a small screen behind the steering
Powering the Lamborghini Quanta is a hybrid drivetrain which sees
a traditional V12 matched with electric motors to provide the familiar
AWD layout common to the majority of Lamborghini models. The overall
power output hasn't been specifically mentioned. But in keeping with
Lamborghini's current tradition of providing the horsepower figure
in the full title of the vehicle (along with whether it's 2 or 4 wheel
drive) the full name of the car is the Lamborghini Quanta LP 1000-4.
|Engine / Drivetrain
||Hybrid, V12 and electric motors