Apparently the Italian supercar maker isn’t fond of turbocharging just yet, at least when discussing the Aventador flagship – powered by an elegant naturally aspirated V12.
According to a recent interview with company leader Stefano Domenicali on the sidelines of the introduction event of the Aventador S, the executive hinted the naturally aspirated V12 engine will still be on point to provide motivation for the successor. The Sant’Agata Bolognese venue wants to keep the flagship “a very, very specific car” and Lamborghini’s head even mentioned the Aventador is “totally different, because it remains our reference point for being Lamborghini.” With the Aventador S just fresh off the assembly line, Domenicali said the next generation isn’t coming out in fewer than five or six years – probably 2022 being a good timeframe.
Lamborghini is tempted by the turbo force as well – the production version of the Urus SUV will make use of the biturbo 4.0-liter V8 developed by Porsche for the new Panamera Turbo, where it boasts 550 horsepower (404 kilowatts). The LM002 spiritual successor is expected to boast even more power though, because Lamborghini’s R&D director, Maurizio Reggiani, has revealed it will be the “most powerful in the class” – and even come with a plug in hybrid sometimes after its 2018 introduction.