November, 2017August 8, 2022
Purists Will Lose Some Sleep
Those purists who have staunchly been against the addition of hybrid items and turbocharging to engines and want to have pure power from a massive engine have had the Lamborghini brand to champion their desire for this pure power while other brands have turned to forced induction and hybrid powertrains. Unfortunately, it appears these purists will no longer have their champion at the top of the Italian supercar lineup and will have to succumb to the fact that forced induction and hybrid powertrains are the wave of the future and will take over the marketplace in the next several years.
The naturally aspirated V12 engines that have been part of the lineup from Lamborghini over the years will be a thing of the past with a new V10 that uses a hybrid-assisted powertrain as the power for the future of the Lamborghini brand. This new powertrain can be exactly what’s needed in the future as the emissions regulations continue to be more stringent and the need for more power from a smaller engine becomes an extremely important aspect of what this brand will be able to offer for the future of what we want to enjoy.
Are we going to see an EV Lamborghini in the future?
Even though Lamborghini will look to a hybrid V10 engine starting in 2022 when the new Huracan is expected to make its way to the market, the thought of an EV model from this brand hasn’t even crossed the minds of the team at Lamborghini. Even though the expectation is that we will see only a hybrid V10 in the future, the team at Lamborghini has stated they won’t jump into the hybrid market with both feet, but introduce this new powertrain gradually while the V12 continues to be the engine of choice.
The main concern with a model that’s expected to offer the power that we look for from Lamborghini is the fact that the technology isn’t ready yet and those that drive a car from this brand shouldn’t have to be concerned with range anxiety when they drive. When taken to the track, a Huracan that has the V12 can keep on running laps with a quick stop to fill up while the hybrid V10 isn’t able to run flat out like the V12 right now and will need time to charge up in order to continue the drive after only one and a half laps.
In order to correct this issue, the team at Lamborghini has turned to the experts at MIT to help solve the problems and work on the engineering required. Because this new hybrid V10 isn’t ready yet, the V12 is still safe for now, but the expectation is that the next version of the Huracan will be the hybrid model when it arrives in 2022. Currently, the Aventador remains a car that will be powered by a V12 to give us the massive engine with the power purists love for the future of the impressive drive needed and desired on the track.
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