The Italian automaker intends to develop a completely new V12 engine for its models.
After 10 years of production, Lamborghini is finally saying goodbye to the Aventador, and with it its V12 engine.
But the automaker does not intend to completely abandon this type of power plant and has already begun work on a completely new V12 block.
Lamborghini CEO Stefan Winkelmann spoke to Autoblog about the new powertrain.
In July, the company unveiled the Aventador Ultimae, which will mark the end of production for this model. The supercar is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 with 770 horsepower and 720 Nm of torque. The power unit is capable of spinning up to 8500 rpm and accelerates the new product to the first “hundred” in 2.8 seconds.
The L539 V12 engine was developed specifically for the Aventador and is the second all-new V12 engine to be installed on a Lamborghini. Before the L539 engine, all cars of the brand used units based on the Bizzarini V12, which was originally developed by Giotto Bizzarini in the early 1960s. The original volume of 3.5 liters in 1963 was eventually converted to 6.5 liters on the Murcielago LP 640.
The next engine will be the third all-new V12 in Lamborghini’s history. In an interview with Autoblog, Stefan Winkelmann stated that engine development is extremely important. “The technology is different, it’s a completely new engine, a completely new transmission, a new battery, everything is completely new. There is nothing from Sian or from Aventador.
The new naturally aspirated V12 will mate with a hybrid system.