In a first for Lambo, its upcoming flagship V-12-powered supercar will bring some radical new changes, that will set new benchmarks for exotics
Lamborghini’s upcoming V-12 hybrid supercar, (known internally as the LB744) will be the successor to the Aventador. It is expected to make its debut at the end of the first quarter of 2023. Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann confirmed this debut timetable during an interview with ABC News in November 2022. Also, he disclosed that the Italian automaker had gotten about 3,000 reservations for the new model.
As seen in the rendering above, at the front of the car, the lower side intakes on the front fascia will be more angular and aggressive than before, with these now emphasizing an LED daytime running light on each side. On top of the DRLs, the triangular, sharp headlights stick out from beneath creased bodywork: while the overhangs of the front bumper will comprise additional aero elements.
Located in the rear, the Ypsilon design of the taillights and a huge rear diffuser are incorporated in a way that is reminiscent of the Lamborghini Centenario. Four exhaust pipes are set higher up amidst the thin tail lights. One of the most noticeable features of the car is its large side air intake, which will cool the 12-cylinder engine. Lastly, the car will have a dual-hexagon-shaped exhaust system.
This new model will have a hybridized powertrain so that the Italian automaker can meet stricter fuel economy and emissions standards. However, the V12 engine will continue to be naturally aspirated instead of turbocharged, and will also use the lightweight supercapacitor technology primarily utilized in the reborn Countach and Sian FKP 37.
The car’s anticipated to have a total output of more than 769 horsepower, which is akin to that of the modern-day Countach. Thus, it might be able to hit 60 miles per hour in under 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of more than 200 mph.
The Aventador successor will be a hybrid car, so it will have some version of hybrid assist matched with a V-12 engine. The 6.5-liter displacement will remain the same, but rumors suggest a plug-in powertrain with two electric motors.
Lamborghini alleges that this engine will be different from the one used in the current Aventador. This deviation is crucial to make the new car abide by the ever-more restrictive emissions regulations. Furthermore, the Aventador successor will be the first-ever plug-in hybrid from the automaker.