With lots many delays witnessed with the development of the Apple Car, fans are eager to hear what’s moving ahead in terms of the car materializing. And the latest development on the car is Apple hiring Lamborghini’s Luigi Taraborrelli who was the chief of chassis and vehicle dynamics at the Italian automobile manufacturer. The LinkedIn profile of Luigi does not talk of this transfer, it does carry a mention of him leaving Lamborghini in May. Given that Apple’s first ever car is its highly secretive vehicle program, it was no surprise that an Apple spokesperson was not comfortable revealing any such hire to Automobile News that approached him.
Luigi Taraborrelli: former experience
Before shifting his base to Apple, Luigi had 20 years of experience at Lamborghini and has worked on Urus, Huracan and Avantador models released by the Italian brand. He also has his contribution to the limited edition of Huracan- the Sterrato and has also worked on the Asterion concept. The experience that he carries in chassis, handling, steering, and braking systems suggests Apple’s shift in focus from electric powertrains and autonomous driving technology toward driving dynamics. It certainly hints that the much-awaited Apple Car has reached its final stages of design. When Luigi joins Apple he would team up with Desi Ujkashevic, who also has been an import from Ford. At Ford, Desi worked as the car safety development lead.
The quest to launch a car without a steering wheel or pedals or any other controls seems to have been responsible for the huge delay in the launch of this car. Apple is designing the car such that the front rows can swivel around to face the rear seats to allow for some quality time spent inside the luxury car. The Apple car is now slated to launch in the year 2025.