Borkert takes up the new role following Fillipo Perini’s move to head up design at Italdesign Giugiaro, back in September. Borkert will be in charge of design at Lamborghini and will report to recently appointed chief executive Stefano Domenicali, who replaces Stephan Winkelmann.
Borkert brings a wealth of experience from Porsche, where he was in charge of exterior design in 2014. He was involved in the design of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo and all-electric Mission E concept models, as well as contributing to production versions of the 718 Boxster and new Porsche Macan.
Following Perini moving on from Lamborghini, Italdesign Giugiaro unveiled the GT Zero concept at this year’s Geneva motor show.
The concept is understood to have been styled under Perini, who was appointed last September. The electric supercar features a shooting-brake design and is claimed to produce up to 483bhp from three electric motors. Official figures have yet to be revealed, but the power is directed to all four wheels and should produce a respectable level of torque.
The electric model is built on a modular platform with a carbonfibre monocoque in the centre, which houses the batteries. This platform is said to accommodate either a fully electric powertrain or a hybrid unit.