Lamborghini’s New V-12 Is a 1001-HP Three-Motor Plug-in Hybrid

  • Lamborghini announces a new, hybridized 6.5-liter V-12 powertrain that will make up to 1001 horsepower.
  • It capabilities a few electric powered motors, two up front and just one built-in to a new, Lamborghini-made, eight-speed double-clutch transmission.
  • The whole motor vehicle will be shown—and its identify revealed—at the conclude of the month.

We won’t be able to exhibit you what the alternative for the Lamborghini Aventador seems like but, or even explain to you its name—the organization refers to it exclusively by the inner code, LB744. But we can share particulars on its remarkable new plug-in-hybrid powertrain.

The superior news is the continued existence of a in a natural way aspirated V-12 engine, just one that has been main to the attraction of the company’s much more high priced models considering the fact that its foundation. The new 6.5-liter L545 engine is properly a hefty improvement of the 1 that powered the Aventador, but with more electricity, more revs, less bodyweight, and a compression ratio raised to 12.6:1. Lamborghini says the new engine’s mass of 481 lbs tends to make it 37 lbs lighter than the Aventador’s V-12, while its electric power output has elevated to 814 horsepower sent at a searing 9250 rpm—with the limiter not contacting time right up until 9500 rpm. It also would make a peak of 535 pound-toes of torque at 6750 rpm. But although the Aventador’s V-12 sent ability forward to a one-clutch gearbox positioned ahead of it, the new motor has been flipped by 180 levels, with electric power heading as a result of a new, Lamborghini-intended 8-velocity dual-clutch transmission mounted transversely at the rear of it.


But this V-12 is only a person portion of the new powertrain, getting assisted by no less than three electric motors. At the front, a pair of axial-flux motors electric power every wheel individually, allowing for torque vectoring. There is no mechanical website link from the engine to the front axle the LB744’s all-wheel-push process is always aspect electrical.

At the again, a third motor is integrated into the transmission, which because of to a intelligent clutching mechanism can switch concerning acting as starter motor and generator or introducing energy to the rear axle. Just about every motor can deliver up to 148 horsepower, whilst the mixed peak is usually fewer than three times that thanks to the present flow supported by the battery. The optimum combined output is quoted as an impressively strong 1001 horsepower—slightly more than the Ferrari SF90 Stradale.

Electrical demand is saved in a compact 3.8-kWh battery pack that sits in what would earlier have been regarded as the transmission tunnel inside the cabin, letting a lower seating situation on both aspect of it. Lamborghini has not produced a body weight assert for the battery, but for reference the claimed capacity is significantly a lot less than the corresponding figures for the Ferrari 296GTB and SF90, and also the McLaren Artura, suggesting the Lambo’s ought to be lighter and provide less electric miles. We do have bodyweight figures for the entrance motors—41 pounds—and the double-clutch transmission, which is 425 pounds together with the pounds of the integral electrical motor.

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When depleted, the battery can be recharged from a socket, by means of regenerative braking employing the entrance motors, or with the V-12 acting as a generator. The latter is claimed to absolutely replenish the pack in just six minutes. As a result, it should really be probable to be immediately introduced again to total energy when pushed on track. Lamborghini also suggests the new DCT gearbox will assist a “continual downshifting” perform, holding the still left paddle although decelerating progressively and picking the least expensive feasible gear as velocity falls.

Lamborghini guarantees to release much more specialized specifics of the new vehicle ahead of the finished version is formally unveiled at the stop of the thirty day period. We’ll hold you posted.

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