While that engine has the potential to be impressively powerful and full of character, Lamborghini doesn’t have the intention of later installing it into its supercars.
Speaking with Autocar, chief executive Stephan Winkelmann said that due to the company’s ethos of having one bespoke engine for each model, the V8 of the Urus won’t feature in future Huracan and Aventador variants. That also means the Urus won’t be offered with a 5.2-litre V10 or 6.5-litre V12 during its production run.
“On the supersports cars we are convinced that the choices we have made with the naturally aspirated engines are still the right ones. We are not saying that future engines will never beat what we have in our cars; we are saying as long as there is nothing that is better, especially at low revs or in terms of the sound that the V10 and V12 have, we stick to them,” Winkelmann said.
“But we never said this is the only opportunity and by looking at a third model with a different mission, it is clear that for the purpose of the Urus the turbo is the right choice.”
While the Volkswagen Group already offers a a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8, research and development chief Maurizio Reggiani said that the engine of the Urus will be unique and not used by other VW models.
Alongside the V8, it is understood that Lamborghini is also interested in offering a plug-in hybrid variant of the Urus.