Upcoming Lamborghini Aventador Hybrid Successor to Feature a 1001-HP V12 Engine
Among the components of the setup, three electric motors are going to be used.
There is still no word on what the Lamborghini Aventador successor will be called or how it will look, but we do know what will power it.
It was revealed on Tuesday that the vehicle, currently being called the LB744, will be powered by a hybridized V-12 powertrain. There's a lot to be excited about, especially the news that the plug-in setup will have three electric motors pushing over 1,000 horsepower.
Although Lamborghini has embraced electrification, it hasn't completely abandoned its old ways. A naturally aspirated V-12 is at the core of the new powertrain, as it has been with nearly all of the marque's flagships for years.
A 6.5-liter L545 engine weighs 481 pounds, which is 37 pounds lighter than the one in the Aventador, but produces more power and revs. This mill will be able to produce 814 horsepower at 9,250 rpm and 535 ft lbs of torque at 6,750 rpm (the Aventador's V-12 produced 769 horsepower and 531 ft lbs of torque).
Additionally, the engine has been rotated 180 degrees so the power can be sent to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission mounted behind it, instead of in front, as before.
This LB744 is equipped with not one, not two, but three electric motors to drive its ferocious V-12 engine. The first two are located in front of each wheel at the front axle, while the third is incorporated into the new gearbox that has been designed. There is also a rear axle motor that can be used to power the rear axle as well as act as a starter motor.
Lamborghini claims that each motor can generate up to 148 horsepower, but cannot operate at peak output simultaneously. In spite of this, the engine and motors combine to produce an impressive 1,001 horsepower. Compared to the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, the new supercar has a hybrid powertrain that produces up to 986 horsepower, according to Rich Report.
A 3.8-kWh battery pack will be installed in the tunnel in which the trio of electric motors would normally be located, providing power to the electrical motors. There is a lower capacity battery in this car than those found in the McLaren Artura or the SF90 Stradale, suggesting that it will be lighter, but it will also have a shorter all-electric range than those cars.
The pack can be recharged in one of three ways: it can be plugged into an outlet, it can be regenerative braking or it can be used as a generator by using its V-12 engine. The Lamborghini company claims that the supercar's engine will be able to fully recharge the battery in just six minutes with just a small amount of energy.
Thankfully, we won't have to wait much longer to learn more about the LB744. Later this month, Lamborghini's first series-production hybrid will make its full public debut. While a production timetable is not yet known, Stephan Winkelmann has already stated the vehicle will go on sale in late 2024.