As the Aventador comes to the end of its career, Lamborghini is already working on the future of the V12-powered supercar. A brand new model is due to see the light of day in 2023 and we have already seen it.
As the last copies of the Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae roll off the Sant’Agata Bolognese production line, Lamborghini engineers are working tirelessly on the brand’s next supercar. This should have a V12 plug-in hybrid. While we had already seen the tests of an Aventador-bodied test mule, Youtuber Varryx has just presented us with a video of a brand new prototype covered in thick camouflage showing exhaust outlets quite ostentatious centers.
The prototype was spotted inside the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory, and despite the camouflage, we can see that it’s quite different from its predecessor. First, the hexagonal-shaped twin tailpipes are installed in the middle of the stern, at the same level as the rear lights. Other differences include the scissor doors which appear to be larger and less sculpted than before, door-mounted mirrors and smaller side vents. You don’t see much of this new look, but the design still looks pretty aggressive. According to the first information, the new supercar will probably hit the market with a new carbon fiber monocoque which should be used for many variants and special editions in the future. The same happened with its predecessor, since the Aventador is the technical basis for the LP700-4, LP750-4 SV, Aventador S LP740-4, LP770-4 SVJ and LP780-4 Ultimae. Not to mention the very exclusive Veneno, Centenario, SC18 Alston, Sián FKP 37, Essenza SCV12, SC20 and Countach LPI 800-4.
Soon to be unveiled?
The main highlight of the new model will be its all-new mid-mounted V12 engine which is expected to adopt a plug-in hybrid configuration. Earlier this year Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelman said: « The technology is different, it’s a whole new engine, a whole new transmission, a new battery, everything is completely new. »
It will be the brand’s sixth standard-bearer with a V12 engine after the Miura, Countach, Diablo, Murcielago and Aventador, but above all the very first to be electrified. The official launch is expected in 2023, following the facelifted Urus which will debut in 2022. By 2024 the models will be joined by the successor to the Huracan which will also be a plug-in hybrid model. Later, the first 100% electric model from the Enraged Bull firm should arrive in 2027, or even 2028.