Lamborghini will launch the successor to the Aventador in 2024. The Italians are currently testing the model on the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory premises.
Before that, the technology of the new super sports car was tested under the well-known Aventador body (see slide show).
After the Miura, Countach, Diablo, Murcielago, and Aventador, the new supercar is the first V12 flagship with an electrified powertrain. And this drive train has been completely redeveloped, as Lambo boss Winkelmann explains to the American media: “The technology is different, it’s a completely new engine, a completely new drive train, a new battery, everything is completely new.”
There is nothing from the Sian or the Aventador in the upcoming supercar. Despite this, the Italian brand remains true to the engine layout. The twelve-wheeler is a longitudinally installed mid-engine directly behind the passengers and does not require forced ventilation.
The power-to-weight ratio is the issue
And what makes the Lambo hybrid so special? “In my opinion, the mix will do it. The power-to-weight ratio will be one of the important issues for me and then, of course, the possibility of using the car in such a way that on the one hand, you can drastically reduce CO2 emissions through the cycle.
But on the other hand, if you drive your car onto the racetrack, drive different laps and always have the opportunity to recuperate during the lap, so that the battery is not empty at the end of a lap and you just do unnecessary things carrying weight around,” said Stefan Winkelmann in an interview with auto-motor-und-sport.de. In my opinion, that is the squaring of the circle that we have to manage. And I believe that our engineers can do it too.”
In terms of design, the Aventador legacy should be even more expressive than the current model and based on the design of Sian FKP or Essenza SCV12. It stays with the wedge shape with an angular body and the gullwing doors, which are joined by wild aerodynamic elements at the front and rear, a powerful diffuser, and an exhaust system placed high in the middle.
Lamborghini wants to have completely revised its model range by 2024. After the Urus 2022 and the Aventador successor 2023, the successor to the Huracan will be available as a plug-in hybrid by 2024. The first all-electric model from Lamborghini will appear in 2027 at the earliest.