The successor to the Lamborghini Aventador could benefit from hybridization in its next version and be unveiled in the course of 2021.
Lamborghini began to hybridize in 2019, releasing an ultra limited version produced in 63 copies, the Lamborghini Sian who then developed 819 horses (785 thermal and 34 electric). It was then the first supercar of the Italian manufacturer to start hybridization, just like the release of the SF90 from the brand to the prancing horse Ferrari, released the same year.
Thus, the successor to the Lamborghini Aventador could be unveiled this year and should feature advanced hybrid technology, a first for the brand.
Lamborghini manufactures theAventador for about ten years now and, although it still offers excellent performance, especially in its version SVJ in a limited edition, it is slowly starting to age.
An engine very similar to the Sian
The future car that will succeed the Aventador will most likely inherit from an improved version of the engine 6.5 liter atmospheric V12 from the house, but which will be supplemented by a hybrid system very similar to that of the Sian special edition.
If the new supercar does indeed use the same system as the Sian, this means that it will be equipped with a small electric motor powered by a supercapacitor, which is both lighter and more energy dense than a traditional lithium-ion battery and can also charge and discharge much faster.
In the Sian, the engine block produces the equivalent of 819 horses, and we can expect the horsepower of the new supercar to be about the same. If Lamborghini unveils the successor to the Aventador this year, it won’t go on sale until 2022.
Lamborghini’s future remains to be defined
About the future of the Lamborghini brand, the Managing Director Stephen winkelmann said he was looking to develop a strategy for the brand beyond 2030, when legislation will stipulate what type of power units the brand can use.
“My biggest challenge is to have a clear strategy for what happens after 2030, to follow the next generation – not just in terms of the product, but to have a clear vision of what that means for the brand. step is to find out what that means until 2030, “said Winkelmann. “Without a doubt, the legislation part will tell us what we can no longer do. The door will be very narrow and there will be a bottleneck that we will have to go through.”
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