Lamborghini has launched an ambitious electrification plan. The Lamborghini Huracán is no stranger to the established roadmap and will eventually succumb to electrification. The popular supercar will bet on plug-in hybrid technology. It will employ a powertrain designed specifically for this model.
The Lamborghini electrification process is underway. The iconic and exclusive Italian brand has established an ambitious strategic plan that includes the launch of new hybrid and 100% electric cars. The company is currently working at full capacity on the hybrid version of its best-selling model, the Lamborghini Urus. Now, it will not be the only one to succumb to electrification.
The time has come for the Lamborghini Huracán is electrified. More specifically, the popular supercar will bet on plug-in hybrid technology (PHEV). The same solution that will be applied to the mentioned Urus. Rouven Mohr, Technical Director of Lamborghini, has confirmed to a specialized medium some keys about the electrification of the Huracán.
PHEV technology will reach the Lamborghini Huracán range
The senior Lamborghini official has indicated that the Hurricane plug-in hybrid It will use a powertrain designed specifically for this model and, therefore, rule out the use of any mechanics that come from the Volkswagen Group. “Drivetrain-wise it will be a plug-in hybrid and from a performance standpoint it will again be a big step up, let me say,” Mohr said.
In the bowels of the future Hurricane PHEV there will be a custom built engine. A gasoline block that will have more than six cylinders. This is how Mohr commented: “The engine will be tailor-made for Lamborghini. On the final details we cannot communicate this yet, but I would say more than six and less than 12 cylinders for the combustion engine.
These words open the door to the use of a plug-in hybrid powertrain using a 5.2-liter V10 engine. Stephan Winkelman, top leader of Lamborghini, has previously indicated that the successor to the Aventador will retain the V12 engine and, in turn, a plug-in hybrid variant will be offered in the range.
Lamborghini opens the door to the development of a new engine
The aforementioned focus on the future range of the successor to the model that will take the place of the Aventador can also be applied to the Huracán. That is, it will retain the current V10 engine and, in turn, offer the PHEV version as an alternative. And although the use of technologies from the Volkswagen Group has been ruled out, we must keep in mind another possibility. The use of a modified V8 engine with custom parts and components to create a new plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Other sources suggest that a third option is on the table. Equip the Huracán PHEV with an in-house designed engine that, combined with an electric motor, can be around 900 hp. In any case, and beyond the solution that the brand ends up opting for, the main key is that, finally, the Huracán will be electrified at a high level.