Lamborghini Raton Is A Proposal For A New Breed Of Racer Cars

Remember Lamborghini’s Terzo Millennio Concept? It was built in partnership with MIT and it was supposed to represent an all-electric supercar with an ultra-lightweight structure and a very aerodynamic exterior.

This one, however, named the Raton, is apparently even more extreme, or at least that’s how its creator, Davide Pellicciari, sees it. His goal was to draw up something that would represent a new breed of race car, one that employs groundbreaking aerodynamic and mechanical solutions.

The Raton’s active aerodynamics are managed automatically by the car using sensors, making sure it sticks to the road under high-speed cornering. The next-gen wheels help with that too, as they feature a “mixture of magnetic components, charged electrostatic and magnetically.” We’re not exactly sure how that would work, but it sounds very sci-fi.

Another really interesting feature is the texture applied to the body of the vehicle, which is said to illuminate and change color so as to indicate a fault or even warn surrounding race drivers of potential hazards. Which, come to think of it, is not such a bad idea, as it could help avoid many pile-ups.

As for the way it looks, it doesn’t actually have much in common with the Terzo Millennio Concept. Aside from its massive wheels, the Raton almost looks like a next-gen F1 car with trick wheels and without a rear wing.

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  • kachuks

    That name, though.

    • Perry F. Bruns

      They’ll love it in Florida. “I drive my Raton in Boca Raton.”

    • Dude

      Maybe it sounds cooler with an Italian accent

  • TheAmerican2point0

    Why the big wheels though?

  • Bash

    These rubbers though!
    whats next, someone will come up with the Spray-on wheels, (like the spray-on shoes featured in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) LOL
    Seriously, that can be a game changer; the whole concept of having a flat type will be history.

  • baofe

    eww

  • gbmike25

    .. .. Big effing deal, Mansell and Williams won the Formula 1 championship with active suspension in 1992

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