Guessing Engine Type: Turbo V8 or Naturally Aspirated V10?
We apologize for the wind noise, but we simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show you this exclusive spy video of the Lamborghini Huracan successor testing in Spain. Captured on a winding road, the “baby Lambo” is surprisingly quiet in the first part of the clip. That’s because the new supercar will be a plug-in hybrid like its predecessor, the Revuelto. At the 1:00 mark, you can hear the engine roar to life before the vehicle reverses in EV mode.
The exhilarating part of the video occurs at 1:14 when the driver initiates the internal combustion motor once more. Unsurprisingly, it looks unfavorably upon the normally aspirated V10 as used in the Huracan and Audi R8. Likely it is a downsized unit, potentially a bi-turbocharged V8, according to new disclosures. Word has it that the turbochargers will not become activated until 7,000 RPM, meaning that for the majority of its drive, it mimics the nature of a naturally aspirated engine. The rev limiter is allegedly set at 10,000 RPM.
As a foreshadowing of the stricter emissions regulations to come, the prototype appeared to rely more upon its electric motor(s) than on standard ICE versions. Mirroring the technique implemented in the Revuelto model, the newly replacing Huracan will likely contend with a front-wheel drive system when reversing as the two e-motors are used to effortlessly turn back the vehicle. Ferrari SF90 Stradale also holds a FWD mode in its electric configuration.
Lamborghini has been keeping their cards close to the chest regarding their new “entry-level” supercar, but upon the Revuelto’s debut, they announced that the same eight-speed, dual-clutch gearbox would be featured in the upcoming Huracan successor. While it looks as though the car may be losing two cylinders, the addition of a couple of turbochargers and hybrid boost should result in a higher total output. For comparison, the current model’s derivatives such as the Performante, Evo, STO, and Tecnica boast 631 hp.
Let us not overlook the fact that the Urus will switch solely to a plug-in hybrid powertrain, and conventional wisdom predicts that it will feature the same structure, except for the internal combustion engine which is located in the front and not in the centre. The entire stock of both the Huracan and the SUV have already been purchased and they will be substituted for fresh models in 2024.
Source: NCars / YouTube