Lamborghini Secretly Prepping a Limited-edition Hypercar
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.
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“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.