Shocking isn’t it? After years of persisting that they would stick to their signature monstrous engines, the Italian supercar maker has said that it would provide a hybrid powertrain option featuring lightweight batteries to save weight and the ability to run on electric alone.
If you’ve been following Lamborghini’s developments though, this will come as no surprise as they’ve already confirmed plans to build the Urus, which will be equipped with a hybrid powertrain. The luxury SUV, which is due to be launched by the end of the year will pack the might of a supercar; churning out 650 hp from its twin-turbo V8 engine.
In recent news, Lamborghini has also been reportedly considering the development of a sedan – one that will be based on the Estoque concept car revealed at the Paris Motor Show more than a decade ago.
As for their flagship Aventadors, Lamborghini is insistent that its V12 engines still have loads of potential, according to Autocar. As such, the Aventador, due before the release of the second-generation Huracan, will retain its naturally-aspirated powertrain for the model to remain unique to the brand and its customers – who has in the past approached Lamborghini for their raw power and performance.