New V-8 Lamborghini Huracan Successor Unveiling in August

A plug-in hybrid outperforms traditional V-8 engines.

The Huracan has been completely purchased for almost a year now, despite production continuing until later this year. The STJ, which was unveiled last month, marks the final chapter of the supercar and the last Volkswagen Group vehicle to feature a naturally aspirated V-10 engine, following the discontinuation of the Audi R8. A new smaller Lamborghini supercar is set to debut in the second part of 2024 with a hybrid powertrain.

The announcement was made by the company in a report discussing the results for the first quarter of 2024. Autocar got additional information from Federico Foschini, who is in charge of sales and marketing. The new model to replace the Huracan is set to debut in August, featuring a plug-in hybrid system centered on a V-8 engine. Unlike utilizing engines from other VW Group companies like Porsche or Audi, this eight-cylinder engine has been developed internally.

Francesco Scardaoni, director of the Asia-Pacific region, mentioned last year that Lambo is generating significant profits allowing it to independently fund the development of the car. Regrettably, the 5.2-liter FSI engine will be discontinued as part of a broader initiative within the VW Group to downsize and comply with more stringent emissions standards. It remains uncertain how closely the electrified powertrain will be linked to the upcoming Urus SE model, which is also equipped with a plug-in hybrid V8.

In any situation, Foschini maintains that a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) V8 is superior to an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) V8.

When comparing the package itself, an electric car surpasses a traditional ICE vehicle. “The package itself is much better than a normal ICE car. There are characteristics that you cannot achieve if you don’t have an electric motor [such as active torque vectoring]; it gives you the opportunity to leverage even more on the potential of the engine.” The unique features of an electric motor, like active torque vectoring, provide advantages that enhance the engine’s potential.

There have been exciting rumors circulating regarding the upcoming combustion engine. It is speculated that the turbochargers in the V-8 won’t engage until reaching 7,000 rpm. The eight-cylinder engine is said to have a redline of 10,000 rpm and will be paired with an eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission borrowed from the Revuelto. The next Huracan model is expected to be slightly larger to fit the additional components required for the PHEV system.

In accordance with tradition, Lamborghini has verified that it has selected the name of a fighting bull for its latest supercar. In the previous month, the renowned Italian luxury car manufacturer submitted a trademark application for “Temerario” to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Despite our efforts, we could not establish a direct link to a Spanish fighting bull.

Lamborghini is set to complete the electrification of its range with the upcoming successor to the Huracan. The new Revuelto model will be a V-12 plug-in hybrid, while the Urus SE will take over from the previous Urus S and Urus Performance models, which had a pure V-8 engine setup. By 2028, the Lanzador will be introduced as Lamborghini’s very first electric vehicle and will join the lineup as its fourth member. A fully electric version of the second-generation Urus is already scheduled for release in 2029. The Revuelto is expected to remain in production until the early 2030s. Meanwhile, Lamborghini’s flagship model is already sold out for the next few years.

Source: Autocar

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