Fast & Fu­ri­ous

Hong Kong Tatler Society - - Best Of Life -

On pa­per, the cars of the fu­ture seem im­pos­si­bly per­fect. Of­ten all-elec­tric, they’re safer than to­day’s ve­hi­cles and if you’re feel­ing tired, lots of them will even drive for you. But such per­fec­tion makes con­cept cars seem a lit­tle, shall we say, bor­ing. Not so Lam­borgh­ini’s Terzo Mil­len­nio. De­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with en­gi­neers from the Mas­sachusetts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, the Terzo Mil­len­nio re­as­sures revheads that the safer, eco-friendly cars of the fu­ture can be just as much fun as the petrol-driven ones of to­day. Rather than in­stalling bat­ter­ies, Lam­borgh­ini and MIT are work­ing on pi­o­neer­ing tech­nol­ogy that will en­able the car to gen­er­ate its own power through in­no­va­tive pan­els in its body­work. The Terzo Mil­len­nio will also be self-heal­ing, with sen­sors in the car’s chas­sis di­rect­ing “heal­ing chemistries” to any cracks that ap­pear in the car­bon-fi­bre chas­sis. Cru­cially for car fans, Lam­borgh­ini and MIT have also de­signed a sound sys­tem to mimic the en­gine and ex­haust notes of the su­per­cars of to­day. So while the car will be bet­ter for the planet and safer for you, the en­gine will pro­duce just the same in­tox­i­cat­ing roar as the Lam­borgh­i­nis we al­ready know and love.

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