Lamborghini LB744: first official particulars of the Aventador successor – EAST AUTO NEWS

Lamborghini LB744: first official particulars of the Aventador successor

After months of hypothesis and check mule sightings, Lamborghini has introduced the primary official particulars for its subsequent technology flagship supercar. Set to be revealed in full on the finish of this month, the mannequin, codenamed LB744, will launch because the Aventador’s successor, that includes a mix of a 6.5-litre V12 engine and three electrical motors.

Sure, Lamborghini’s V12 lineage lives on and it stays naturally aspirated, revving to a heady 9500rpm. The 6.5-litre unit (codenamed L545) is expounded to that of the Aventador, completely re-engineered with new castings, exhaust routing, valve gear and plenty of extra revisions moreover. Not least as a result of it has been rotated via 180 levels in contrast with the Aventador and its post-Miura forebears.

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Straight behind the engine is a brand new, transversely-mounted, in-house developed double-clutch eight-speed transmission, which contains one of many three electrical motors mounted straight above. That motor additionally capabilities as each the starter motor and a generator, with the LB744’s different two motors a part of its entrance e-axle – extra on which shortly.

The engine is taken into account the lightest and strongest Lamborghini manufacturing V12 but, tipping the scales at 218kg (17kg lower than the Aventador’s engine) and producing 814bhp at 9250rpm. As a benchmark, the ultimate, strongest Aventador iteration, the Ultimae, produced 770bhp at 8500rpm (and 531lb ft of torque to the LB744’s 535lb ft). Mix this new peak determine with the increase from its trio of electrical motors and whole output involves a Ferrari SF90-beating 1001bhp.

The LB744 is a plug-in hybrid, although Lamborghini prefers to label it a HPEV, for high-performance electrified car, slightly than utilizing the PHEV time period. Whereas the 2019 Lamborghini Sian V12 hybrid saved its vitality in a supercapacitor, the LB744 has a extra capacious lithium-ion battery set-up – packaged in a longitudinal, 1550mm-long rectangular in the course of the automobile (ordinarily the transmission tunnel), its place ensures each safety for the pack within the occasion of an influence and optimum weight distribution.

Though the LB744 will be plugged in to cost the battery (in simply half-hour from empty, Lamborghini states), the engine can recharge the battery straight in six minutes, with regenerative vitality from the entrance axle additionally in a position to contribute to a cost.

The 2 electrical motors on the entrance weigh 18.5kg apiece and generate 258lb ft of torque every. Lamborghini is especially excited in regards to the torque vectoring functionality they allow, with the motors eliminating the necessity for the usage of brakes for vectoring. The entrance wheels are powered solely by the motors, with no prop shaft connecting the engine to the entrance axle.

The LB744 will embrace absolutely electrical driving modes, providing pure electrical drive to all 4 wheels even in reverse. In its most energy-efficient electrical mode, it makes use of the entrance wheels solely, with the rear electrical motor activated based mostly on demand.

The LB744 continues the mid-engined Lamborghini V12 supercar dynasty begun with the Miura in 1966 and continued with the Countach, Diablo, Murcielago and Aventador since. The mannequin’s full title shall be introduced when the automobile is revealed in its entirety on March 29.

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