Lamborghini’s next flagship is just around the corner.
Raging Bull CEO Stephan Winkelmann opened up about the company’s future plans in a recent interview. During the conversation, he confirmed that the successor to the Aventador will be the brand’s first hybrid and will debut in March next year.
“The first hybrid car is a successor to the all-new V-12 Aventador and a plug-in hybrid,” reported the network’s news section. “We plan to introduce the car at the end of the first quarter of next year.”
None of what Winkelmann said was unexpected, but it does indicate that the brand is serious about its $1.8 billion electric plan, the Cor Tauri. Last year, Lamborghini announced plans to start electrifying all of its series production starting in 2023. Starting with the follow-up to the Aventador, which still doesn’t have an external name, all of the automaker’s new supercars and SUVs are hybrids. Debuting at Art Basel Miami next month, the off-road Huracán Sterrato is expected to be the company’s last purely gas model.
Some enthusiasts are probably already grumbling about electrification from the automaker. It seems that many people are happy to get on board a Lamborghini.
Although only a few people were lucky enough to see Lamborghini’s next model, according to Winkelmann, the brand has already received almost 3,000 reservations for the car. Given the current demand for the automaker’s vehicles—the company is on pace to set a new sales record this year—we expect that number to grow rapidly when the model is announced.
Lamborghini is not limited to hybridization either. Winkelmann also discussed the brand’s first electric car. The executive didn’t reveal anything new about the vehicle itself, but said it will debut in 2028, when he expects the brand’s customer base to be ready to buy a fully battery-powered supercar.
While the 2022 Urus hybrid SUV may use a battery as large as the 17.9 kWh battery found in VW Group’s other Porsche Cayenne plug-in models, Lamborghini’s hybrid supercars (including the electrified Huracan replacement) use much smaller batteries. in packages. “
In an SUV we don’t say we use a very small battery, but in a sports car we do,” Mohr said. This helps keep overall weight down, but the cars will almost certainly be heavier than the models they replace.
We have seen prototypes of the new car in tests several times, most recently on the roads. The camouflaged test car showed that the classic wedge shape is prominent, with an angular nose, low roofline and long rear deck, but now the design details are bolder than ever.
The headlights have overlapping hood sections for an aggressive look and the bumper has air intakes that direct air to the front brakes. There are huge calipers behind the test rims, and two more intakes can be seen on the side (like the Aventador). An electrical warning sticker indicates an electrified powertrain.
Classic Lamborghini design features such as sharp wing mirrors, double bubble roof and trapezoidal brake lights are present on this test car. Lamborghini has been creative in disguising the taillights, but the real lights are located next to the high-mounted quad exhaust pipes.
At the bottom is a huge diffuser that works with an active rear spoiler.