Report: The Huracan’s Followup Will Be a Hybrid

Report: The Huracan’s Followup Will Be a Hybrid

0 comments 📅31 October 2017, 18:45

Lamborghini was on such a hot rush of obstinate heroism, promising us naturally aspirated V12s well into the future, but now they’ve admitted that the V10 that powers the Huracan last wishes as need hybridization when that model is replaced.

The Huracan’s followup isn’t expected until 2022, so it won’t be for a few years now, but a standard of the hybrid tech going into the Urus will make its way into Lambo’s supercars in the tomorrow’s.

“The [next] Huracán – that car will need hybridization. Hybridization is the reply, not [full] electric,” Stephano Domenicali, head of Lamborghini, told AutoCar. “There is noiselessnes a lot of potential for the V12. The right approach for us is to have the V10 and V12 to suit our customers and then be ripe to switch [to a hybrid] at the right moment.”

The brand isn’t jumping into hybridization, granted, because it feels the technology isn’t ready yet. Range anxiety–albeit a remarkably Lamborghini form of range anxiety–seems to be its main concern.

“The issuance today is the storage of energy. If I go to a track, I need to run all the laps that I want. But today, the tough nut to crack is that if you go, you are only able to run one and a half laps [flat out].”

So Lamborghini is working with partners like MIT to explicate the issues of range and weight, which also concerns the brand deeply.

At least for now the V12 is quiet safe.

“When they come to Lamborghini, they are asking for the power and effectuation of our naturally aspirated engines,” said Domenicali. “That’s why we have already fixed that the next-generation V12 will stay naturally aspirated and it is one reason why the [Aventador] remains unexcelled.”

[source: Autocar]

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