CEO Stephan Winkelmann has revealed details of Lamborghini’s future, confirming a plug-in Aventador replacement with a new V-12.
While Ferrari has already produced two hybrid supercars in series—the plug-in SF90 Stradale and its younger sibling, the 296GTB—Lamborghini has only produced one electrified model, the limited-production Sián. However, in a recent interview with CAR magazine, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann revealed the Italian supercar maker’s road toward an electric future.
- Lamborghini will release four new cars this year, and they’ll be the final Lamborghinis to use gas engines without any electric assistance. That’s according to CEO Stephan Winkelmann in an interview with the U.K.’s Car magazine.
- These new models will be followed by a plug-in-hybrid replacement for the Aventador in 2023, with plug-in Huracán and Urus models arriving the year after.
- Lamborghini’s first electric car will likely be a grand tourer, and that one is currently in the very early planning stages, according to Winkelmann.
However, before Lamborghini’s electric assault begins, the last gas-only Lamborghinis will be delivered this year. As part of a mid-cycle update, Winkelmann confirmed two new Huracán variants and two versions of the Urus SUV. The Sterrato, a rally-style off-road supercar initially unveiled as a concept in 2019, is projected to be the first new Huracán model. The second Huracán derivative, according to Car, will be a more modest version of the gaudy high-performance STO (like Porsche 911 GT3 Touring), maybe dubbed JV Stradale. The upgraded Urus has already been observed in the wild, and it will almost certainly include a high-performance variant.
Plug-In Hybrids Coming, Plus a New Engine
Then 2023 will mark the start of Lamborghini’s electrification plans, with Winkelmann revealing that the Aventador replacement will arrive that year sporting a plug-in-hybrid setup with a new V-12 engine. This will be Lamborghini’s first plug-in model, and itwill quickly be followed by two more, an Urus and a Huracán, in 2024. The Urus will use a V-8, but Winkelmann remained tight-lipped about what will power the plug-in Huracán, only saying that it will have a “completely new engine.” According to Car it will be a V-8, but unlike the unit found in the Urus, it will be developed by Lamborghini itself and not shared with Audi or Porsche. Car claims the V-8 will have a 10,000-rpm redline and will be able to run on synthetic fuels, with the hybrid system generating an approximate total of 850 horsepower.
Lamborghini is working on a fully electric grand tourer in the future. Lamborghini’s first electric vehicle is still in the early stages of development, with the business evaluating electric competitors and ironing out the intricacies of what the car will require to be competitive. While Lamborghini’s EV debut may be a while off, the Italian manufacturer has plenty of intriguing models to keep us occupied in the meanwhile.