Lamborghini will introduce plug-in hybrid powertrains into all three of its current models in the next three years before launching The first battery electric car To the end of this century.
- Aventador’s Huracan successor is expected to use only plug-in hybrid (PHEV)
- The Urus with a facelift is expected to continue to use conventional engine options in some markets
- Lamborghini expects to reduce car carbon dioxide emissions by 50% by 2025
With the arrival of the redesigned Urus SUV, the brand’s three existing model lines will be electrified in 2023 and 2024. Hrakhan with Awando Supercar.and Urus It will provide a variety of powertrains within the scope permitted by regulations, and the successors of Huracán and Aventador are likely to be sold only as plug-in hybrids.
This move is part of Lamborghini’s Direzione Cor Tauri roadmap, and its driving force is to reduce the company’s environmental impact. On this basis, the company will invest more than 1.3 billion pounds (approximately Rs 13,47.45 billion) in PHEV technology in the next four years. ). But Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann (Stephan Winkelmann) vowed to “maintain the brand’s DNA” and “elevate it to a new level.”
Winkelman declined to elaborate on the exact technical specifications of the powertrain planned for the supercar, but told our sister publication ” OurUK”: “On the one hand, it emphasizes carbon dioxide emissions and on the other, it emphasizes power output.” The company’s goal is to reduce the CO2 emissions of its product lines by 50% by the end of 2025.
Lamborghini Aventador, Huracan’s successor may provide better performance
Winkelman said the performance of these cars will be “equal to or even better than today.” He confirmed that the successors of Aventador and Huracán will use plug-in hybrid powertrains instead of supercapacitor systems based on Aventador’s new Sián FKP 37. He added that the Aventador’s successor will retain the V12, but did not specify that the Hurácan’s successor will use the V10, which may indicate that the model’s engine has changed.
Winkelmann stated that Sián’s mild hybrid powertrain “is a good bridge to test customer’s response to electrification”, but compared with PHEV, its limited capacity means it cannot meet Lamborghini’s future emission targets .
Instead, the company may use a system similar to the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, where the internal combustion engine powers the rear axle, the electric motor powers the front axle, and uses torque vectoring to balance the output.
Winkelman added that the company is working to eliminate the potential performance disadvantages of PHEV technology. He said: “Batteries also add weight and are said to be the enemy of performance.” “However, at Lamborghini, we are used to balancing the increased weight. Increased performance usually leads to the first step to increase weight. Our cars are in power/ The weight ratio is excellent, so we have a good starting point for hybridization.”
Winkelmann said the widespread use of lightweight carbon fiber and other new technologies will be “critical” to compensate for the extra weight of PHEV batteries.
Lamborghini “celebrates” the internal combustion engine before launching PHEV
Before Lamborghini’s hybrid plan starts in 2023, Winkelmann stated that the company will “celebrate” the internal combustion engine in the next two years and “pay tribute to the brand’s glorious history and iconic products”.
Two V12 models will expire this year, One of them is considered to have electrified supercapacitor technology. Although Lamborghini declined to give details, it is understood that at least one model will be inspired by some of the company’s previous supercars and have a retro style.
Winkelmann added: “As an ordinary supercar, our naturally aspirated engines are still the absolute benchmark in the industry. Looking to the future, they can be considered the best in their class. But don’t worry, we still have one Plan to celebrate the two surprises of our internal combustion engine.”
Lamborghini (Lamborghini) is about to enter the Indian market, and earlier this year revealed that it has Sold more than 100 Urus SUVs Since its launch in 2018, the Italian manufacturer has also launched India’s Urus Pearl Capsule Edition -The pre-configured Urus provides a two-tone color scheme and many other interesting features.
It remains to be seen whether Urus’ plug-in hybrid derivatives will enter India after their global debut. As for Lamborghini’s alternatives to these two models in India, they are alternatives to Aventador and Huracan. We are likely to see all new models arrive at some point after their debut.