Lamborghini confirms Huracán replacement will be a plug-in hybrid – News – Hybrids and electrics

Lamborghini A few weeks ago, it announced the first brushstrokes on its electrification projects and the investments it was going to make. Now the brand has confirmed that the successor to the Lamborghini Huracán will have plug-in hybrid mechanics which, as usual in this type of vehicle, will help circumvent emissions regulations while improving performance.

Lamborghini decided to have a range fully electrified by 2025. This means that all of its models will be plug-in hybrids and there will even be an all-electric model, the future replacement for the Urus. Later they will launch a second electric model, although this is not the issue currently.

In a recent interview with Auto-Expressthe technical director of the Italian firm, Rouven Mohr, explained that the successor to the Lamborghini Huracán will have a “tailor-made” plug-in hybrid mechanics for this model and not with one from the Volkswagen group (which we remember is the owner of Lamborghini). Currently, some Lamborghini models, such as the Urus or the Huracán itself, share an engine and/or platform with models from Porsche, Bentley or Audi.

The engine chosen as the main propellant will be a V8 block or a V10. “We can’t communicate the final details yet, but I would say more than six and less than twelve cylinders for the combustion engine.” From a performance perspective, this will be a significant leap from the current model, according to Rouven Mohr.

The successor to the Lamborghini Huracán will use a plug-in hybrid system with a V8 or V10 engine

At this point, the two most likely options are for the Huracán’s successor to use a twin-turbo V8, as the plug-in hybrid version of the Urus supposedly will. Or use hybrid mechanics retaining the naturally aspirated V10 engine of the current model. This combination would make the Huracán successor a unique hybrid car to date, as no production model has used a V10 gasoline engine as part of a plug-in hybrid system.

Although Lamborghini is talking about a “bespoke” system, it’s likely to use a plug-in hybrid V8 powertrain sourced from the group with a few parts and tweaks tailor-made for/by Lamborghini to differentiate the Huracán successor from the rest. group models. The least likely, but not impossible, option is for Lamborghini to develop a combustion engine. Anyway, combined with an electric motor and a battery, it is almost certain that its power will be more than 800 horsepower. Anyway, the opponent to beat will be the Ferrari 296 GTB plug-in hybrid (or its successor).

For its part, the successor to the Lamborghini Aventador will continue to use an atmospheric V12 engine, although it will also have a plug-in hybrid system. All this is part of the “Cor Tauri” strategy, through which the Italian company will invest 1,800 million euros in electrification and new technologies. The first electric Lamborghini will be a four-seater GT that will be presented during the second half of this decade.

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