17 November 2011
Lamborghini called time on its long-heralded V12 range; in 2021the Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae was set to be its last naturally aspirated V12 and not part of a hybrid system. There will be 350 coupes and 250 roadsters worldwide.
Lamborghini has announced that their first-ever production electric motor car is scheduled for 2028.
However, Lamborghini is in no hurry to dispense of the internal combustion engine (ICE). It plans to adopt hybrid technology with the Aventador Hybrid scheduled for early 2023, in the latter part of 2024, the hybridised Huracán and Urus with the intention of the complete Lamborghini range hybridised by 2025.
Being part of the Volkswagen conglomerate, Porsche is actively developing synthetic fuels; Steven Winkleman, CEO of Lamborghini, also part of the VW empire, has recently said that synthetic fuels may play an important of the marque’s future plans.
Synthetic fuels are a carbon-neutral fuel type that can be used in the internal combustion engine (ICE).
Heritage is a big part of synthetic fuels, there have been some incredible cars over the years, and no one wants to see them legislated off the roads in the future. Synthetic fuels could help keep these great cars running in a greener, cleaner future.
With this in mind, Mr Winkleman is keen to keep the internal combustion engine with hybrid assistance as long as possible.