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Apple Nabs Key Lamborghini Executive to Work on Its Electric Car

  • Taraborrelli oversaw chassis and vehicle-dynamics engineering
  • Apple is aiming to launch a self-driving car later this decade
Luigi Taraborrell worked on Lamborghini models such as the Urus, Huracan and Aventador, in addition to more limited models like the Huracan Sterrato off-road vehicle and Asterion concept car. 

Luigi Taraborrell worked on Lamborghini models such as the Urus, Huracan and Aventador, in addition to more limited models like the Huracan Sterrato off-road vehicle and Asterion concept car. 

Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. has enlisted one of Lamborghini’s top car-development managers in a sign that it’s stepping up work on a self-driving electric vehicle, according to people with knowledge of the situation. 

The company hired Luigi Taraborrelli, a 20-year veteran of the Italian carmaker, to help lead the design of Apple’s future vehicle, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter isn’t public. Taraborrelli was most recently Lamborghini’s head of chassis and vehicle dynamics.