That hybrid replacement for the Lamborghini Aventador will take a couple more years to arrive in dealerships.
Has the Lamborghini Aventador aged since its 2011 launch? Yes, it has. That 2016 facelift may have given it a slightly fresher feel, but the supercar has been around for quite some time. That’s more than enough reason for the billionaires who buy these exotics to turn to the Italian carmaker and ask, “Hey, when is the replacement coming out?”
Automobile Magazine appears to have the answer to that. According to one of their latest reports, the VW Group product strategy committee has pushed the Aventador replacement’s launch date back by a few more years. This is not the first time that the launch date is being postponed. At first it was 2020, then 2021, then 2022, and now the Aventador MkII is expected to arrive in 2024.
Audi is Lamborghini’s handler at the moment and it isn’t that eager to shell out millions immediately to prepare the new Lambo flagship with a V12 that meets the latest emission norms. It’d rather consider a hybrid system with the same V8 engine that powers the Urus SUV for the successor. We don’t like that idea though, purely because the V12 is the USP of the flagship supercar bearing the raging bull logo.
Despite the massive success of the SUV model which in turn has contributed to the increased revenues, Lamborghini is yet to impress the suits walking the corridors of the parent company. Apparently, VW wants Lambo to be as profitable as Ferrari, which on the other hand is yet to have a high-selling SUV in the portfolio.
The product strategy committee has calculated an astronomical budget of $900 million to make the current V12 engine compliant with the EU7 emission norms and to build the new Aventador sharing the carbon-fiber chassis, architecture and key components with the next Huracan. Lamborghini responded with a $450 million budget to carry out all of the above. The Italians pitched a stopgap plan to re-skin to the cars to increase the product lifecycle by a few years.
We are still waiting to see how the discussions between the parent company and Lamborghini will conclude.
Source: Automobile Magazine