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Lamborghini teams up with MIT

Partnership will result in the creation of a new super sports car

Published: October 18, 2016, 10:30 PM
Updated: October 24, 2016, 3:17 AM

Stefano Domenicali, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, signs agreement with MIT-Italy Program co-Director Serenella Sferza. - Stefano Domenicali, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, signs agreement with MIT-Italy Program co-Director Serenella Sferza.

Lamborghini is partnering with MIT to work on researching new materials for the auto industry, and for super sports cars in particular.

The agreement between Automobili Lamborghini and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is facilitated through the MIT-Italy Program. It will enable students and teachers at MIT to share knowledge and work together with Lamborghini engineers on cutting-edge projects and workshops.

“MIT-Italy is a 2-way bridge linking MIT and Outstanding Names in Italian Industry,” explains Serenella Sferza, Co-director of MIT-Italy Program. “It is hard for us to imagine a better partner than Lamborghini, and we are looking forward to the projects that this partnership will help us develop”.

“We want people to think of us more and more as a trendsetter in the super luxury and sports car segment,” says Stefano Domenicali, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “MIT has always been a pioneer in innovation and we are proud to have signed this general agreement with such an illustrious institution, which will lead to the study of issues of mutual interest relating to the super sports car for the 3rd millennium”.

Italy is one of the US’s leading trade partners, accounting for some 30% of overall US trade, especially in relation to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), according to Michele Scannavini, Chairman of ICE (the Italian agency that promotes the country’s enterprises abroad).

“The partnership between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology via the MIT-Italy Program and Lamborghini represents a new and important step in sealing the cooperation between Italian industry and American research, confirming the strong and mutual interest linking them and the potential for further growth,” concludes Armando Varricchio, Italian Ambassador to the United States.