We don’t know much about the supercar that will eventually replace the Lamborghini Huracan. The automaker’s entry-level coupe debuted in late 2013, so it’s no longer a young gun in its segment. There are rumors that a successor could arrive in 2024, but nothing is certain. However, Lamborghini has confirmed for Auto Express that the Huracan will get a plug-in hybrid powertrain in the near future.
Based on Auto Express’ reports, the PHEV powertrain could power the supercar as soon as next year. Lamborghini CTO Rouven Mohr presented some details about the car’s powertrain, revealing that the company will pair an electric motor with an engine with more than six cylinders but less than 12 for the Huracan. Not only that, this new engine will be bespoke for Lamborghini. However, Mohr said he could not comment on “final details” about the powertrain.
Lamborghini has aggressive plans to offer every vehicle a hybrid variant by the end of 2024. The company is investing heavily in electrification efforts that will eventually spawn the brand’s first electric vehicle in the second half of the decade. The EV will be a four-seater GT car.
The Urus is another Lamborghini getting a hybrid makeover, with the automaker starting its hybridization efforts with an Aventador replacement due to arrive in 2023. Spy shots caught the crossover testing earlier this month, and the SUV could use a Porsche-sourced twin-turbocharger. The 4.0-liter V8 hybrid powertrain powers the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. It made 689 horsepower (513 kilowatts) in that application, with rumors suggesting it could make around 820 hp (611) in the Urus.
It’s unclear how Lamborghini’s new engine is bespoke for the brand. Auto Express reports that its sources suggest that Lamborghini could design the engine in-house. The powertrain is rumored to produce over 850 hp (633 kW), which would be a substantial increase compared to the current model. Lamborghini could electrify the car’s 5.2-liter V10 right now.
The Huracan’s new hybrid powertrain could arrive as early as next year, but it’s unclear if it will debut in its successor or be found in another iteration of the aging supercar. The final ICE-only Huracan model will debut this year, and we’re not sure what will happen next. We will continue to monitor for more information on the future of this model.