Lamborghini prepares new Urus hybrid with electrified V8 – EAST AUTO NEWS

Lamborghini prepares new Urus hybrid with electrified V8

Electrification is spreading all through the automobile trade, and all the best way to Sant’Agata. Lamborghini is responding to demand for hybrid energy with a rollout of latest fashions, which means that by 2024, hybrid engines will function throughout the whole vary: together with the Urus SUV. 

As these spy photographs point out, improvement is effectively underway for the Urus hybrid because it undergoes chilly climate testing in Sweden. A excessive voltage sticker beneath the B-pillar all however confirms this check mule because the plug-in model, which can share powertrain tech with the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid when it’s unveiled later this 12 months. 

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Unsurprisingly, the Urus hybrid is visually very acquainted, and there don’t seem like many drastic design modifications beneath the camouflage. Nonetheless, the hybrid will distinguish itself from the Urus S and track-bred Performante with y-shaped horizontal grille slats and slimmer headlights, which might be seen peering by the disguise. 

The newcomer will meet the forthcoming Aston Martin DBX PHEV in a conflict of driver-focused hybrid SUVs, every launching with 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8s at the same time. However whereas Aston will lean on its Mercedes ties for the DBX’s powertrain, Lamborghini will undertake hybrid expertise from Porsche. 

In actual fact, the Urus hybrid will surpass the 657bhp S and Performante (each of which share the identical engine) as essentially the most potent variant but. On condition that the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid makes use of an electrified model of the Lambo’s V8 to the tune of 671bhp, count on the Urus hybrid to match this determine on the very least. 

Within the Porsche, the petrol engine generates 542bhp, which is augmented by a 134bhp electrical motor sandwiched between itself and the gearbox (the whole output is lower than the theoretical mixed determine because the V8 and electrical motor peak at totally different factors within the rev vary). 

The Cayenne can obtain as much as 25 miles of pure electrical working due to a 17.9kWh battery packaged behind the rear axle, so count on the Urus to be in the same ballpark. In comparison with the pure ICE Cayenne Turbo, the E-Hybrid beneficial properties an additional 315kg attributable to its electrical {hardware}, so we could possibly be staring down the barrel of a 2.5-tonne Lamborghini. 

The query stays how far Lamborghini is keen to push the Urus hybrid past the prevailing fashions when it comes to pure grunt. In principle, energy may swell to virtually 800bhp by combining the hybrid parts with the present 657bhp V8, offsetting the additional weight of the battery pack and motor; after which some. 

Tipped to launch in the direction of the tip of this 12 months, the Urus hybrid will hit the highway in time for Lamborghini’s range-wide electrification plans.

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