Lamborghini to Feature a Powerful Hybrid V8 in Next Car

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The Huracan’s mighty V10 will soon be a thing of the past. Lamborghini has unveiled the powertrain details for the Huracan’s successor, showcasing an exciting blend of downsizing, turbocharging, and electrification. Despite these changes, the new model promises to retain the essence of Lamborghini’s iconic performance.

At the core of the new supercar is a 4.0-litre V8 engine. Although it has two fewer cylinders and 1.2 litres less displacement than the Huracan’s 5.2L V10, it compensates with twin turbochargers and three electric motors. Together, they produce an impressive 698 kW of power and 1030 Nm of torque. The engine alone delivers 588 kW and 730 Nm.

This substantial output surpasses the Huracan’s 470 kW and 565 Nm. Even more thrilling is the engine’s sky-high rev limit of 10,000 rpm, with most of the power available between 9000 and 9750rpm. This means the new engine will deliver an exhilarating and high-pitched scream, characteristic of Lamborghini’s legacy.

While the engine shares its displacement with the Volkswagen-sourced V8 found in the Urus, Lamborghini confirms this is an entirely self-developed power unit. It features titanium connecting rods, a lighter, rigid finger follower mechanism in the valvetrain, and a flat-plane crankshaft, all designed to achieve those high engine speeds.

One of the electric motors, positioned between the V8 and its dual-clutch automatic transmission, provides an additional 110 kW and 300 Nm. This motor is an axial flux type, known for its compact design and high output, similar to those used by Ferrari and McLaren in their hybrid supercars.

Lamborghini has not detailed the specifications of the other two motors, but they are expected to be front-mounted, contributing to an all-wheel-drive system.

The new supercar, codenamed LP634, is set to surpass the Huracan in both performance and driving excitement. Lamborghini enthusiasts can look forward to its debut before the end of the year.