Lamborghini is approximately all set to introduce the Aventador’s long-awaited successor. Referred to as the LB744, the company’s next flagship design adopts a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain that is created all over a new, naturally-aspirated V12 and rated at about 1,000 horsepower.
We’ll want to be individual to uncover the model’s exterior design and style, but Lamborghini supplied us with a quite very good plan of what the specs sheet seems like. The system’s centerpiece is a mid-mounted, 6.5-liter V12 that eschews pressured induction — the firm has formerly built it crystal clear that it wishes to continue to keep the normally-aspirated 12-cylinder alive for as extensive as possible. Though the Aventador was V12-run as effectively, it seems like the mechanical similarities among the two cars and trucks stop there. In the impending LB744, the motor is bolted to an 8-pace, twin-clutch automated transmission that’s mounted transversely at the rear of the motor as a substitute of longitudinally right in front of it.
The organization will will need to obtain a new identify for the transmission tunnel: it now residences a 3.8-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. The energy saved in it zaps 3 electric motors: a single is built-in into the transmission, though the other two are every single assigned to one particular of the entrance wheels. This format provides through-the-road all-wheel-generate, so there is certainly no mechanical link concerning the axles, and it makes it possible for the LB744 to drive on electrical energy by yourself for small distances. The configuration also presents a torque vectoring function for sharper cornering.
Lamborghini pegs the system’s full output at 1,015 metric horsepower, which represents around 1,001 horsepower measured in U.S. conditions. The bulk of the cavalry will come from the V12 it truly is billed as the lightest and most strong 12-cylinder that Lamborghini has ever produced and it develops about 813 horsepower at a screaming 9,250 rpm (that’s 250 rpm quick of its redline). Maximum torque checks in at 535 pound-toes. We haven’t listened to the new engine but, but Lamborghini stresses that it went to fantastic lengths to give it an exhaust observe deserving of a supercar.
Far more aspects about the LB744 will emerge in the not-way too-distant foreseeable future.