Next-Generation Lamborghini Huracan Will Debut in August Packing a V8 Engine with Hybrid Tech

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The next-generation Lamborghini Huracan is set to make its debut in August 2024, ushering in a new era with a V8 engine infused with hybrid technology. Despite being sold out for nearly a year, the current Huracan production is still ongoing, with the recent STJ edition marking the swan song for Lamborghini’s naturally aspirated V-10 era, coinciding with the Audi R8’s farewell. However, the future looks electric as the Italian marque ventures into hybrid territory.

News of the Huracan’s successor comes straight from the company’s Q1 2024 results, with further insights shared by sales and marketing head Federico Foschini. This upcoming supercar, slated for an August premiere, will boast a plug-in hybrid system centered around an in-house-developed V8 engine, departing from the trend of borrowing powertrains from other Volkswagen Group brands.

The decision to move towards hybridization stems from both economic prowess and regulatory compliance, as Lamborghini capitalizes on its financial success to develop its next-gen models independently. Unfortunately, this shift also marks the end of the road for the beloved 5.2-liter FSI engine, aligning with VW Group’s efforts to downsize and meet stricter emissions standards.

Foschini makes a compelling case for the superiority of the PHEV V8 setup over its conventional counterpart, emphasizing the advantages brought by electric motors, such as active torque vectoring. Exciting rumors surrounding the new V8 engine suggest turbochargers that kick in at a thrilling 7,000 rpm, complemented by a 10,000-rpm redline and an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

As Lamborghini embraces electrification, the company confirms its commitment to tradition by selecting a fighting bull-inspired name for its new creation. While the trademark “Temerario” has been filed, its connection to a Spanish fighting bull remains a mystery. With the Huracan successor, Lamborghini completes its electrification journey, with models like the Revuelto and Urus SE already embracing hybrid powertrains.

Looking ahead, Lamborghini’s roadmap includes the Lanzador, its first-ever EV scheduled for 2028, followed by an all-electric version of the Urus in 2029. Meanwhile, the Revuelto will continue to reign with its V12 plug-in hybrid setup into the early 2030s. As anticipation builds for the new era of Lamborghini, enthusiasts can expect a thrilling blend of tradition and innovation to define the brand’s electrified future.


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