Lamborghini Huracan Successor Uses Twin-Turbo V8 With Hybrid Boost

Earlier this summer, Lamborghini CTO Rouven Mohr revealed some details about the upcoming Huracan successor. He didn’t venture too deep into the weeds, only revealing that his successor would have a plug-in hybrid powertrain and between 6 and 12 cylinders under the hood. However, a new report from Motorcycle Trends seems to help fill in some of the gaps.

The report, citing an unnamed “source”, says that Lamborghini is dropping the V10 engine for the next-generation supercar. Instead, the automaker is expected to adopt a V8 engine similar to the one in the Urus to power the Huracan replacement. The company also plans to sandwich the electric motor between the engine and transmission – an increasingly vital need for high-powered cars looking to meet stringent emissions regulations and anti-pollution laws.

New info is welcome, but questions remain about the car’s powertrain setup. It’s unclear how Lamborghini will achieve all-wheel drive in its model, either mechanically or electronically. It’s also possible that the car will increase in size compared to the current Huracan as engineers will need to find space for its electric powertrain components. The car is expected to run on an updated platform, leaving behind an all-new architecture.

The report dives into how the engine will operate, and it’s a bit odd. Based on Motorcycle Trends, the turbocharger will not run until 7,000 rpm. If the engine speed stays below that, it operates like a naturally aspirated. However, once the engines hit that 7,000 mark, they started working up to the 10,000 rpm red line. The addition of electric aids likely changed the calculus for turbos.

Powering the Huracan successor is part of the company’s plans to offer a hybrid variant of each model by the end of 2024. That’s two years away, and Lamborghini is already working towards that goal.

Our spy photographer has caught a test run of the Urus Hybrid, and it could borrow the engine from the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. The twin-turbo electric V8 produces 689 horsepower (514 kilowatts). However, as Motorcycle TrendsThe report notes that the Huracan will have an engine similar to the Urus, which could indicate that the supercar will have a unique powertrain.

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