The Huracán’s replacement will get a twin-turbo hybrid V8 engine.
This also means the Audi R8’s V10 is done.
And likely more powerful and not to mention faster. Even so, the now legendary 5.2L V10 has become synonymous with the Lamborghini Huracán as not only is it naturally aspirated but it sounds rather exotic.
This bit of news will not come as a surprise to anyone as the auto industry, many supercar-makers included, are slowly embracing boost mixed in with fewer cylinders, and electrification. In fact, Lamborghini has already partially moved in this direction as the Urus SUV is after all powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8.
Motor Trend notes that the engine will serve as the basis for the yet-to-be-named baby Lambo. It will be coupled to an axial-flux “pancake” electric motor positioned between the engine and transmission.
Where things get more interesting is how the boosted hybrid engine will work. Up to about 7,000 rpm, the powertrain will be hybrid only as if there were no turbochargers. Once 7,000 comes, the spooled-up chargers will deliver maximum firepower all the way to 10,000 rpm.
There’s a chance that this new Lamborghini will retain an AWD layout and that the front motor will be electric. As well, a plug-in version with some range is a possibility as well.