Hybrid Lamborghini to Debut At Geneva

 

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The brand with the raging bull has always been known to make the most extreme cars, in terms of styling and performance, but has recently been a bit overshadowed by the hybrid hypercar trio from Porsche, McLaren, and its rival, Ferrari. Lamborghini has yet to release a true competitor to these ultra-exclusive set of hybrids. However, that is about to change as Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini, has just confirmed that they will debut their newest, most extreme hypercar to date, and it’s aimed squarely at the hybrid triplets.

 

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Now its fair to say that Lamborghini hasn’t been sleeping since the LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder have hit the market. The Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce is a prime example of the Italian Bull’s recent efforts at making a fast, I mean very fast, car. To put it in relative terms, the Aventador SV got within 2 seconds of the Porsche 918 Spyder’s lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife, proving that internal combustion engines aren’t out of the picture yet. On the other hand, the combination of instant electric power and the velocity of internal combustion engines is a pretty compelling argument. . It will be interesting to see the philosophy that Lamborghini takes with hybrid technology. Porsche has embraced electric power the most by making their 918 Spyder AWD with torque vectoring via inboard electric motors at the two front wheels, as well as the most electric-only range. Ferrari is on the other extreme by having their electric motor as an augmenter for their high-revving 6.3L V12, with no electric-only mode. McLaren has taken a middle of the road approach using their electric motor to “torque fill” when the highly turbocharged 3.8L V8 to minimize turbo lag. Ferrari’s philosophy of using the electric motor only to augment the engine seems like a good fit to Lamborghini’s brand ethos as well.

This is no surprise, then, that Lamborghini is taking the plunge into the hybrid market. Road & Track has recently confirmed from Mr. Winkelmann himself that the new hypercar will debut at Geneva next year. Looking back, this isn’t the first time Lamborghini has tinkered with the idea of a hybrid. Back in 2014, Lamborghini teased with the Asterion concept, a hybrid the utilizes an electric motor with the Huracan’s 5.2L V10. Lamborghini rarely disappoints, so it is most likely going to be an astonishing looking car, with astonishing performance figures to back it up.

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