Lamborghini Aventador successor will likely be a hybrid

Will retain the V12, apparently, so hooray for that

As amazing a car the Lamborghini Aventador is, it has a flaw: age. The go-very-fast bull has been around for seven years now, having landed in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show. Therefore, a new generation is in sight for Sant’Agata Bolognese.

If we are to believe recent reports, the Aventador’s successor will be a hybrid. Because according to Motor Authority, the supercar would feature some form of electrification but at the same time, Lamborghini will strive for a lowest-possible weight.

Fret not, purists, because the same source had a chat with Lambo’s R&D chief Maurizio Reggiani in Detroit and the Italian official was more than happy to mention that the V12 is not out of the picture – “about [the] V12, I say yes, yes, yes, yes” were reportedly his exact words. So, at this point – although it’s rather early for such presumptions – whatever is coming to take the Aventador’s throne could rely on a hybrid powertrain mixing the mighty V12 and one or maybe two electric motors.

Should this surprise us? Not really, for two reasons: a) other carmakers have already applied the hybrid magic on their flagships – see the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche’s 918 Spyder and the more recent Mercedes-AMG Project One, for a change – and b) Lamborghini’s Urus SUV was rumored to get a hybrid variant somewhere down its career path, which could then be derived and shoehorned inside the Aventador’s next-in-line.

Last but not least, the official also suggested that the ALA aerodynamic system featured on the Huracán Performante might also show up on the Aventador’s heir, calling it “a big potential that we have in our pocket.”

Image credits: Sergey Dvornytskyy on Behance

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