The Italian based automaker Lamborghini has recently announced that the company has no plans of producing hybrid supercars, like its main rivals.
Lamborghini is plain old fashioned and the company has no plans of keeping up with its main rivals, which have went to a whole new level with hybrid supercars. The “raging bull” has recently announced, through the voice of its CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, that it has no plans of producing such models.
“This is one thing we are [contemplating], but we don’t want to run ahead of time because this is not the duty of Lamborghini, to be a car that has something that Lamborghini is not all about. We are part of a big group, VW, so we could choose [parts] from the shelf, and we could do a hybrid car just to prove that we can do it. I think we have to find the right time and the right things, but it has to be something that we believe is the right time for the moment. Right now, our naturally aspirated engines are the best [we] can do, and this is what we’re going to work on”, as Winkelmann said in an interview with Motor Trend.
As a quick reminder, Ferrari has recently unveiled the impressive LaFerrari, which is the “replacement” of the Enzo. The model has a hybrid powertrain, just like the McLaren P1. The two hybrid supercars have been officially presented to the public during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, a few months back. Porsche is planning to enter this segment too, with its upcoming 918 Spyder. This model will be unveiled in September, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.