Lamborghini has quashed rumours that it’s operating on a full electric supercar, but has showed that plug-in hybrid generation is at the means for its supercars.
Speaking completely with CarAdvice on the 2017 Frankfurt motor display, Lamborghini director of study and building, Maurizio Reggiani stated that full electric generation isn’t there but for supercars.
“If I look in the next outlook of a super sports car, I see PHEV being the next jump in technology with full electric vehicle are not suitable for a super sports car,” Reggiani stated.
“In terms of maximum speed, packaging, weight of the battery and for this reason we are looking for the next generation of super sport vehicle will be focussed on PHEV technology where we wish the weight of the battery and packaging can decrease.”
“But we can still confirm the emotion of a thermodynamic engine and people will still buy this car because of the characters such as sound and the DNA emotion that we cannot delete from the brand,” stated Reggiani.
The subsequent technology tremendous sports activities automotive Reggiani speaks of is the following technology Aventador. The naturally aspirated V12 fashion has been out since 2011 and is anticipated to get replaced in 2019 or 2020 with an all-new fashion.
That fashion is most likely to debut the plug-in hybrid generation that Reggiani refers to. That generation may be most likely to be noticed it’s preliminary shape within the Urus, which is due to be printed later this yr and proven for the primary time on the Geneva motor display in March 2018.
We do know that including PHEV generation provides weight and weight is the largest enemy to a supercar. Lamborghini wishes to determine some way of preserving Lamborghini DNA, whilst additionally fulfilling the calls for from the Volkswagen staff on making sure each and every emblem has a greener outlook — irrespective of the automobile’s intentions.
Could you abdomen a Lamborghini with an influence twine plugged into the wall?
Lamborghini says no to full electric supercar, but yes to PHEV