Lamborghini Aventador substitute to launch in 2023 – hybrid V12 flagship within the pipeline
Lamborghini’s V12 supercar isn’t useless, removed from it in actual fact, with firm bosses revealing thrilling new particulars and early body-on prototypes of the Aventador’s successor already noticed within the wild. We’ll have to attend till Q1 2023 to see it in full, however early indicators are promising for the marque’s next-generation flagship.
Lamborghini has been dabbling in hybrid expertise for a number of years now with its low-volume Sian and Countach fashions, however this would be the model’s first go at producing a series-production hybrid mannequin, one which’ll sit proper on the high of the core vary.
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The query of simply how hybridised this new V12 mannequin will likely be stays the one we’re eager about discovering the reply to, however what we do know is that the combustion engine it assists will likely be removed from a downgrade. Talking to our sister title Auto Categorical, Lamborghini chief technical officer Rouven Mohr revealed that its new naturally-aspirated V12 will produce ‘[more] energy, extra revs, extra sound,’ than the outgoing 6.5-litre unit.
Talking about its hybrid help, Mohr did affirm the inclusion of a full electrical mode, including: ‘It’s an especially cool function when you drive with this emotional high-revving sound, [then arrive at] the village, swap off, then silence. After which, in ‘stealth mode’ you run out, after which after you exit once more: BAAAH! Full energy!’
Not like the upcoming electrified Urus SUV, although, Lamborghini is eager to maintain weight to a minimal with its sports activities vehicles. Mohr mentioned: ‘On the SUV we won’t say that we use a really small battery, however in a sports activities automobile, we do.’ Primarily based on his expertise behind the wheel of prototypes, CEO Stefan Winkleman added: ‘The automobile is excellent, it’s light-footed, and also you don’t really feel the extra weight,’ confirming the anticipated weight acquire related to a hybrid powertrain.
Electrification of its flagship will present some profit to sustainability, however Lamborghini claims that this isn’t the purpose of the hybrid system. Winklemann mentioned: ‘…the primary purpose of this automobile is to make use of the battery as an accelerator of further energy. It provides you unbelievable energy and likewise excellent dealing with behaviour for a automobile of this weight, which is unbelievable.’
One take a look at the prototype and it’s clear that it’ll take its foundation from current V12 fashions, sharing its core proportions with the Aventador whereas combining aesthetics of the Sian with a dramatic new physique that can utilise energetic aero to create a really forward-looking design.
Even underneath its thick-set camouflage, we are able to see the brand new entrance finish’s design will likely be very aggressive, with its slim LED headlights partially mounted underneath the bonnet, underlined by a daytime operating gentle that sits proper at the vanguard of the entrance bumper. Straight underneath the headlights are two massive openings that’ll feed air right into a pair of side-mounted radiators.
Comply with the physique backwards and Lamborghini’s typical cab-forward entrance display and falling windowline will be part of a posh and segmented physique facet. The rear arches are virtually utterly disconnected visually from the primary physique, with an enormous consumption that zig-zags its method up the facet of the automobile, terminating in an open-air flying buttress that connects the haunch to the cabin.
That is the primary time Lamborghini has included a real flying buttress into one in every of its series-production vehicles, and can give the brand new V12 flagship a particular aesthetic regardless of the acquainted proportions.
The rear finish, in the meantime, is totally dominated by the high-mounted exhaust, flanked by two Y-shaped hind lights that occupy a void between the energetic rear wing and decrease bumper. The exhaust finishers on this prototype are spherical, however will in all probability get replaced with extra stylised models on the completed automobile.
No matter is to return, we don’t have for much longer to attend, with the Aventador substitute confirmed for a reveal on the finish of Q1 2023.
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