In its 60th anniversary year,
is all set to start
a new chapter in its history and focus on the production of hybrid supercars
And while little is known about the arrival of its greatest exponent in the electrification era, now the first photos have been leaked in its last stage of testing before the official presentation, which is expected in the coming weeks.
successor to the Lamborghini Aventador
was seen in the north of Sweden driving under the snow, a typical test for tuning a vehicle, because it allows to know its performance on surfaces with little grip and under adverse weather conditions.
Tested in Sweden.
The images, shared by the CarPix site, show a vehicle that continues with the obligatory camouflage, but that already reveals much more than expected: in line with some leaked sketches in recent weeks, it is in principle a a design with its own identity, but which continues under
the same aesthetic terms as the Aventador.
At the rear, the aggressive diffusers stand out, which are perfectly complemented by the hexagonal exhausts centered above the line of the optics.
At the front, the huge air intakes are already exposed, which extend practically across the entire width of the bumper.
Lamborghini's new sports car.
Likewise, and from the little that can be seen in these spy photos through the window, the interior of the new Lamborghini hybrid has as its main protagonist its digital dashboard, with a new, large design and without a visor above.
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Known behind closed doors as LB48H, the new Lamborghini is
the first step from the house of Sant'Agata Bolognese towards the goal of hybridizing its entire catalog in 2024
And boy did it arouse interest: in this time it has already exceeded 3,000 reservations, which are, in fact, signs of blind trust, because although there is very little left, the brand almost does not release a pledge.
He barely published a sneak peek in the magazine for customers and dealers.
It will be out this year.
The powertrain is both the main attraction and the biggest unknown of all: total combined power is estimated to exceed 800bhp, and while the 6.5-litre V12 is not expected to be ruled out, its presence is not Confirmed – even though it does say that it is present in the images that were leaked in January from a patent registry.
And much less is known what its electrical complement will be like, or if it will be plug-in.
On this last subject, the reports have been changing their tone in recent weeks, and what was initially taken for granted today is a big question mark: the impact on the balance (and on driving dynamics, ultimately) that the batteries for a supercar like this.
It will be the second hybrid of the brand.
In this regard, it was the CEO of Lamborghini himself, Stefan Winklemann, who referred to this issue when describing the brand's new creation: "The car is exceptional, it is light and you don't feel the additional weight," he said. They interpreted it as a way to mark the difference between the logic applied to this vehicle and, for example, the next to be presented Urus PHEV, its plug-in hybrid SUV that would carry a huge 17.9 kW/h battery.
Instead, then, an unprecedented system is expected:
it seems almost a given that it will mount not one but two electric motors, one front and one rear,
complemented by the same supercapacitor as the Lamborghini Sián –the brand's first serial hybrid experience– , which works as a traction battery and can be charged three times faster than a lithium-ion battery.
It arrives on the 60th anniversary of the brand.
This scheme would allow it to take action and add additional power to the V12 in specific situations, or guarantee a 100% electric route, even if it is not for a limited route.
In any case, what is expected is that the brand achieves with this block a relationship of performance and carbon dioxide emissions in line with its objective of reducing the environmental footprint of its cars: the imposed goal is to reduce it by half by 2025 .
Before getting fully into that premise, however,
Lamborghini decided to say goodbye to an entire era of six decades with the V12 as the only engine in its most outstanding cars
, and launched two one-off models: Invincible and Autentica, a coupe and a roadster that reaches 780 CV of power and 720 Nm of torque, the maximum power ever recorded by the historic engine that is a trademark of the Italian house.
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