Lamborghini’s LMDh hybrid technology to trickle down to its road cars
Lamborghini will be participating in the LMDh endurance racing in the 2024 season at Daytona and Le Mans. Now, it is reported that the technology used in these racing cars could be bought into the future road legal cars that the company makes. LMDh uses a hybrid powertrain and Lamborghini’s announcement of racing in this matches with the carmaker’s plans to introduce hybrid powertrain in its cars in the near future.
Technology of the LMDh racecar
This car will participate in the IMSA SportsCar Championship. Lamborghini will be equip the car with a twin-turbo V8 engine along with an electric system. This powertrain has a combined output of 670 HP. A 7-speed hybrid gearbox by Xtrac will handle the transmission duties . The car weighs just 2,270 lbs. and is one of the top contenders for the FIA World Endurance Championship. The Lamborghini’s race car will also feature technologies that will one day be seen on the car’s in the showroom.
Racecar to Roadcar Journey
Lamborghini’s motorsport department as well as the R&D division already have a close relationship. Many employees work in both departments which means a greater collaboration with track and road car teams. Further, this collaboration can be witnessed in the track-focused Huracan STO. This will only pave the way for the future where the race car is like the R&D for road legal cars.
Upcoming hybrid powertrain for Aventador replacement
While the race car will use a V8 engine, we know that Lamborghini will be sticking to a V12 for the Aventador’s replacement. That said, it will still get electric assist technology. This will also result in the electric versions of the Urus and the Huracan.
This further confirms the fact that future Lamborghini cars will not just feature hybrid powertrains but also outperform their traditional ICE offerings.
Source : CarBuzz