We are just weeks away from the official debut of the Lamborghini Aventador successor. The new flagship supercar will be unveiled on March 29. But before that, here’s a look at its all-new V12 hybrid powertrain.
The Aventador successor (codenamed: LB744) will be Lamborghini’s first High Performance Electrified Vehicle (HPEV) supercar. It will be based on a carbon monocoque with a 3.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack in the centre, offering 6.2 miles of range in 100% EV mode.
The internal combustion engine powering the LB744 supercar is an all-new 6.5-liter V12 naturally aspirated unit. It weighs 218 kg, which is 17 kg less than the one in the Aventador. It produces 814 hp @ 9250 rpm and 525 lb-ft of torque at 6750 rpm. The motor revs to 9500 rpm and has a specific output of 126 hp per litre.
The engine is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which is mounted transversely and behind the engine for the first time. The V12 powers the rear wheels, while two electric motors are mounted on the front axle. There’s also a third electric motor positioned above the gearbox that can supply power to the rear wheels, depending on the selected driving mode and the conditions.
As reported by us earlier, the combined output of the V12 hybrid powertrain is 1001 hp.