Lamborghini Secretly Prepping a Limited-edition Hypercar

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky

Lamborghini is allegedly working on a limited-edition vehicle based loosely upon the utterly spectacular Terzo Millennio concept. The hybridized hypercar, codenamed LB48H, hasn’t been shown to the public, but there was a very exclusive private event held in Italy earlier this month. There have also been posts on social media from the event that make passing mention of the model.

The LB48H is rumored to be showcased in Tokyo and New York in the weeks to come. It remains unclear if these will be also private showings, but that seems likely.

According to TheSuperCarBlog, 200 prospective clients attended the event in Italy. Anonymous and unconfirmed sources claimed that’s because the vehicle will only see a limited run of 63 vehicles. That’s low, even for Lamborghini. Production is rumored to begin by the end of 2018 with deliveries expected in the second half of 2019. It’s estimated to cost roughly $2.5 million USD.

While this all sounds a little flimsy, we do know the event actually happened and the LB48H name has been tossed around a lot lately. The brand also told CarAdvice that it was working on something special at the Frankfurt motor show last September.

“Soon we will present to our most important customers a new version of what we call a one-off. For us a one-off is a small number of cars where we make scouting of a new design trend, like we did with the Centenario and not only that, we introduce some new technology,” explained Lambo R&D head Maurizio Reggiani.

That model is now expected to be the LB48H and should serve as a precursor to the Aventador’s replacement, which is suppose to hit the streets in 2020. Since it’s believed to be a hybrid, many have speculated its design will mimic the Terzo Millennio. However, that concept is totally bonkers and none of the people who have seen the LB48H are willing to confirm this. We’re hoping it’s true, as few automakers do wild better than Lamborghini.

[Images: Lamborghini]

Matt Posky
Matt Posky

A staunch consumer advocate tracking industry trends and regulation. Before joining TTAC, Matt spent a decade working for marketing and research firms based in NYC. Clients included several of the world’s largest automakers, global tire brands, and aftermarket part suppliers. Dissatisfied with the corporate world and resentful of having to wear suits everyday, he pivoted to writing about cars. Since then, that man has become an ardent supporter of the right-to-repair movement, been interviewed on the auto industry by national radio broadcasts, driven more rental cars than anyone ever should, participated in amateur rallying events, and received the requisite minimum training as sanctioned by the SCCA. Handy with a wrench, Matt grew up surrounded by Detroit auto workers and managed to get a pizza delivery job before he was legally eligible. He later found himself driving box trucks through Manhattan, guaranteeing future sympathy for actual truckers. He continues to conduct research pertaining to the automotive sector as an independent contractor and has since moved back to his native Michigan, closer to where the cars are born. A contrarian, Matt claims to prefer understeer — stating that front and all-wheel drive vehicles cater best to his driving style.

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  • Brn Brn on Jul 01, 2018

    With that ground clearance, it'd scrape (maybe even get hung up) on a racetrack.

  • Oreguy Oreguy on Jul 01, 2018

    “Soon we will present to our most important customers a new version of what we call a one-off..." Any person able to produce a check for ~$2 mil. will become instantly important.

  • Lou_BC Ironic, the Honda Ridgeline, a truck that every truck guy loves to hate is in 6th place.
  • 28-Cars-Later I keep forgetting I own it, but the space look on the ext cab reminds me of my 'Yota pickup of the same model year. I'm pretty sure there is some vintage of Hilux which features the same looking ext cab window (maybe '88?) its a shame these things are mostly gone and when available are $1,000,000,000 [INSERT CURRENT CURRENCY].
  • Sayahh Imagine if Ford had Toyota design and build a Mustang engine. It will last over 300k miles! (Skip turbo and make it naturally aspirated.) Maybe Yamaha will help tune it...
  • Sobhuza Trooper Isuzu's crime was to build some damn good trucks.Shame on them.
  • El scotto Listen, unless you were Lord Headly-Stempmoor or such when you got off the off the boat, boot in Canada, you got the short end of the stick. People got on the boat, these days a plane, to escape famine, becoming cannon fodder in yet another stupid war, or the government thought it was A-OK to let soldiers kill you. Juneteenth is just a way to right one of the more bad ideas in the American experiment. Instead we have commenters who were buying tater chips and diet soda at Wal-Mart and got all butt-hurt because they heard someone who wasn't speaking English. I'm going to go fix a couple of frankfurters with salsa and guacamole and wash them down with a lager or three
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