Apple has been moving quite fast to expand the team that has been working on the concept of an Apple Car. A new report that was published by Bloomberg indicated that the parent company had hired Luigi Taraborrelli, a veteran of 20 years for the Italian supercar company Lamborghini. This recruitment does mark quite a major addition to the Project Titan team as the parent company aims to release a concept car later in this decade. When working for Lamborghini, Luigi worked primarily in the Research and Development division of the company. Quite recently, Taraborrelli was also the head of the chassis and the vehicle dynamics of the company, as mentioned in his LinkedIn profile.
Apple Car Team Hires Lamborghini Veteran
Bloomberg also noted that Luigi had been working on several Lamborghini models like the Urus, the Aventador, and the Huracan. Before that, the latest recruitment of Apple Car worked in vehicle development, marketing, validation, and more. He reportedly joined the company in October of 2021 and departed the company in May of 2022. A report today has also stated that Luigi would be one of the most senior managers on the team. He is also expected to help lead the design for the Apple Car. A recent publication also indicated that Jony Ive was previously involved in the design, but he is currently not working for the company.
The Apple Car project has already varied in its scope over the years, with the company repeatedly shifting and moving its strategies amidst quite a few high-level departures and hires. The current goal is to bring out an electric car with full self-driving capabilities as soon as later this decade. Kevin Lynch, the VP of the parent company is going to lead the team, and this latest development fell in place after Ford had poached Doug Field from the Apple Car team the previous fall.