Lamborghini introduced the Aventador seven years ago so that the Italian manufacturer turned their attention to the next generation. Will the future Aventador be electrically powered like most of today’s trends?
Quoted from Carscoops on Friday, March 16th, 2018, spoken to Car and Driver, Lamborghini Chief Technician Maurizio Reggiani said that they are thinking of the source of power for the latest generation of Aventador.
“We need to take into account the consumption of fuel, emissions and so on while developing the successor to the Aventador,” he said.
Reggiani went on to say that he believes that the pure engines paired with hybrid systems are the correct answer for the future super sports cars.
The hybrid system sounds like a sure thing but Reggiani says that there is much debate about how this system should work. As he explained, some want the system to give a short burst on Aventador’s performance, while the others are likely to focus on the electric driving range alone.
Reggiani suggests a model that both drivers of the ANIMA drive can have a Strada mode that focuses on battery usage while Corsa mode can provide e-boost effects for large power boosts.
It also appears the issue of Aventador Hybrid. Despite the strong possibility of a hybrid powertrain, the Aventador successor will remain true to the original model.
“We need to rediscover this Lamborghini icon without losing its characteristics: carbon fiber, naturally aspirated V12 engine, and other components,” Reggiani said.
Lamborghini has been throwing the idea of a plug-in hybrid model for a while, as the company unveiled the Asterion concept in 2014.
The concept features a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine and three electric motors that allow the car to produce a combined power of 910 PS (669 kW).
It allows this concept to accelerate from 0-100 km / h (0-62 mph) in 3.0 seconds before reaching peak at 320 km / h (198 mph).
Asterion can also drive up to 50 km (31 miles) for electricity alone, but its hybrid powertrain adds 250 kg (551 lb) weight.
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