Lamborghini is working on a hybrid powered super-crazy-mega-hypercar.
At the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show Australian publication Car Advice caught up with Lambo’s Research and Development Boss, Maurizio Reggiani, who confirmed the Aventador’s eventual replacement will come with a power cord.
“If I look in the next outlook of a super sports car, I see PHEV (plug-in hybrid) being the next jump in technology, full-electric [technology isn’t] suitable for a super sports car.
“In terms of maximum speed, packaging, weight of the battery and for this reason we are looking for, the next generation of super sport vehicle will be focused on PHEV technology where we wish the weight of the battery and packaging can decrease.”
It’s not just packaging either, the Italians are obviously worried about the emotions and fizzy feelings that’ve made their cars achingly desirable. “We can still confirm the emotion of a thermodynamic engine and people will still buy this car because of the characteristics such as sound and the DNA emotion that we cannot delete from the brand,” added Reggiani.
Lamborghini’s Urus SUV will be the brand’s first attempt at plug-in technology–borrowed from within the VW Group no doubt–before eventually pairing the hybrid system with one of its naturally ethereal V12s sometime in 2019 or 2020.