Tech giant Apple hires former Lamborghini engineer – report


Apple appears to still be considering an autonomous electric car, after reportedly hiring one of Lamborghini’s top engineers.

Jordan Mulach


Tech giant Apple has reportedly signed a former Lamborghini engineer to join the development team of its long-rumoured autonomous car.

Luigi Taraborrelli worked for Lamborghini for more than two decades, most recently on chassis handling for supercars such as the Huracan and Aventador, plus the Urus SUV, according to his LinkedIn profile.


The responsibilities of Mr Taraborrelli’s role in the Apple electric car project remain unclear.

Earlier reports have suggested Apple has been working on its autonomous electric car since 2015, with more than 5000 employees understood to be involved in the project.

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While an autonomous vehicle could be revealed as soon as 2025, the project has endured a number of setbacks.

In May 2022, a senior executive of the project and former member of Tesla’s Autopilot development team, Christopher CJ Moore, left Apple to work on lidar-based autonomous driving systems with Luminar Technology.

Unsubstantiated overseas reports claim the Apple autonomous car – codenamed ‘Titan’ – will not be equipped with pedals or a steering wheel, instead relying on GPS, cameras and other sensors to transport occupants to their destination.

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Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, currently residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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