In the ruthless era of downsizing, it seems that Lamborghini is the only one capable of swimming against the current. According to a report by Car Advice, the Italian carmaker will only go as far as embracing hybrid technology, with a plug-in variant already set in stone for their upcoming SUV, the Lamborghini Urus.

Lamborghini remains mum on matters relating to the hybrid tech development, but did admit that there will come a time for them to consider turbocharging and downsizing. Their CEO, Stefano Domenicali said, “Whilst the Urus will pioneer the first hybrid for the raging bull, the Aventador and its replacement will remain naturally aspirated for as long as possible.”

There’s also a possibility that the V10 engine may be retired within the next decade, though the same cannot be said for their high revving V12 engine. “We very soon have to decide what may be the future of our V10, but we want to keep the naturally aspirated V12 for as long as possible. Because apparently, we will be the only one focused on it in the future,” said Domenicali.

Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren have all gone down the turbocharging route. Only two supercar manufacturers have remained defiant in the face of doom – Aston Martin and Lamborghini. The former however, may soon cave in…


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Matthew H. Tong
A straightforward, fun-loving guy who appreciates the superficiality of a car's appeal, but his admiration for anything on four wheels gives him no reason to neglect the makings of a car. He still believes that fun comes with three pedals and a stick.