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    Lamborghini Will Remain Committed to the V-12

    The Lamborghini Aventador’s Successor Will Have a V-12 With a Twist

    The Lamborghini Aventador is nearing 10 years old and is, naturally, approaching the end of its lifecycle. So, it’s only normal that rumors and speculation would be floating around about its successor, and now we have some real news to share on the Aventador’s replacement – it will feature a V-12 engine, emission regulations notwithstanding.

    In an interview with Car & Driver, Lamborghinini’s Chief Technical Officer – Maurizio Reggiani – comfirmed this very fact along with another nice little tidbit of info:

    “The V-12 has been part of the story of Lamborghini since the very beginning. It has been present in every year of our history, which is why our strategy and our vision for the future is to continue to have a V-12 coupled with a hybrid motor.”

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    Did you catch that last little bit: “coupled with a hybrid motor”? This means that the Aventador’s successor could very well benefit from the supercapacitor technology found in the Sian. On top of this, that V-12 will continue to be naturally aspirated and the hybrid setup will help in that regard along with meeting CO2 emissions. In speaking about how the electric motor can help, Reggiani said:

    “You can add performance, but you can also fill in the weaknesses of the naturally aspirated engine, especially where torque is weak”

    So, in other words, Reggiani is looking to use the hybrid setup in the Aventador’s successor as a supplement for the lack of a turbo. And, it makes sense, given the near-instantaneous torque delivered by electric motors off the line. With all of that said, Reggiani stopped short of disclosing any real specifics of this new, hybrid car. He did suggest that the motor will be mounted in the front, suggesting – at the very least – a momentary AWD system or AWD on demand.

    “If you have the possibility to use an electric front axle with torque vectoring left and right, you can do something truly exceptional in terms of helping the driver for traction and handling.”

    As for the kind of power output and performance you can expect from the Aventador’s successor, that’s still up for speculation. The car is expected to make its debut sometime in 2021, however, Lamborghini has been tight lipped. It should be more powerful than today’s Aventador S, which delivers 730 horsepower and 507 pound-feet of torque. That model, by the way, can also hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds on the way to a top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h). Rumors suggest that the new Lambo will feature an all-new carbon fiber monocoque and the front end could benefit from two electric motors, but you should definitely take that with a grain of salt.

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