The new naturally aspirated V12 supercar, announced by Lamborghini in a record for the first half of 2021, will be a hybrid. This information was confirmed to Autocar by the CEO of the Italian brand Stefan Winkelmann. Without going into details, the top manager said that, like the small-scale Sian, the unnamed novelty will power its electric motor not from batteries, but from supercapacitors.
Thus, the last 12-cylinder Lamborghini that does not have an electric makeweight will indeed be the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae. In fact, Winckelmann did not say anything fundamentally new: technical director Maurizio Reggiani promised to save the V12 by including it in a hybrid system last fall. That being said, the brand’s electrification strategy, unveiled this May, implies that the first truly mass-produced Lamborghini plug-in hybrid will only be released in 2023. Accordingly, a Sian-style solution suggested itself.
In 2022, some derivatives of the Huracan and Urus will be presented. With the latter, everything is clear: it is being prepared for a planned update, and our spies have repeatedly caught prototypes on tests. As for the 10-cylinder sports car, it will probably receive some kind of special version in the spirit of the Huracan STO, since the most massive (so far) Lamborghini model will survive a full generation change only in 2024. Winckelmann admitted that instead of the V10, it will receive a hybrid system based on the V6.
The aforementioned “socket outlet”, which will appear a year earlier, is the successor to “Aventador”. Earlier, the head of the company has already confirmed that he will keep the V12, but it will be a completely new engine.
Finally, the promising fourth model in the lineup, the release of which was confirmed in the same strategy, will have four seats in the cabin (at least according to the 2 + 2 scheme) and a fully electric power plant. It will be released in the second half of this decade.