Jose Altoveros / Lamborghini | November 06, 2017 09:18
Lamborghini's successor to the Huracan could use hybrid technology
Earlier, it was reported that Lamborghini could likely retain their naturally aspirated V10 and V12 engines. That does not stop them from possibly using hybrid technology as the Italian supercar maker will soon be embracing hybridization. The first of which will be the Urus SUV slated to be launched after it's gasoline powered counterpart debuts this December. However, another hybrid may soon be joining the line up in the form of the Huracan's successor.
According to Autocar UK, Lamborghini's succcessor to the Huracan could likely be a hybrid. Speaking to Lamborghini boss Stefano Domenicali, he told AutoCar UK that the next Huracan will need to be a hybrid. He does add however, that full electrification is not the path, but is instead hybridization. Apart from that statement, he did not disclose any other details about the Huracan's successor.
It was also mentioned that the Huracan's successor could be due by 2022. As for it's powerplant, it is still uncertain whether Lamborghini will retain the naturally aspirated V10 only to be assisted by electric motors like the previously intrdouced Asterion concept which used the same 5.2-liter V10 in the Huracan mated to three electric motors.
Apart from the V10 it is possible that the Huracan's successor could have a completely new engine to use hybrid technology more efficiently. It is also said that the company is currently developing new engines set which could be released by 2020 together with improving battery technology for hybrids.