Lamborghini has always been as much about the show as the go, but in recent years the Raging Bull has been pushing the boundaries of science and engineering as well, as witnessed by the cutting-edge Sesto Elemento and Huracan Performante. Now, Sant’Agata is taking it further with a new concept car developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The “vision for the super sportscar of the future” will be unveiled later today at the research university’s EmTech conference. A teaser image shows the front of the car with a similar air intake design as the Huracan, albeit with unique three-prong daytime running lights. The three slots in the splitter suggest that the car will employ the Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) active aero system used on the Performante.

Although Lamborghini is keeping mum on details of the new car, Autocar says that the company has been working with MIT on a hybrid version of the Huracan for the next-generation model. In particular, the car – which is set to go on sale in 2022 – is expected to utilise solid-state batteries, and this concept is set to be the first real evidence of the use of the technology within the Volkswagen Group.

The show car is also likely to showcase the company’s latest efforts in the realm of lightweight materials, following on from the Sesto Elemento. The Performante features Lamborghini’s Forged Composite material, which utilises chopped carbon fibres in a resin to produce lightweight, complex geometrical shapes beyond that possible with traditional carbon fibre, without compromising rigidity.

Pie in the sky? Perhaps, but this is Lamborghini after all, and a car like this could easily see the light of day on the road. As Autocar reported, former CEO Stephan Winkelmann said that the company does not “want to ever produce and show cars just for a museum,” so as with the Sesto Elemento, the concept could go into limited production if there is enough interest.