Lamborghini Development Director Hints At An Electrified Aventador Successor

The Lamborghini Aventador was unveiled nearly seven years ago at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and now attention is starting to turn to its successor.

Reports have suggested the model could arrive in 2020 and Lamborghini research and development director Maurizio Reggiani recently provided Motor Authority with a few clues about the upcoming model.

Speaking on the sidelines of the North American International Auto Show, Reggiani said “With the new Aventador we must decide what will be the future of the super sports car in terms of electric contribution.” He went on to say the primary challenge is the added weight and the need to ensure the model has proper “super sports car” DNA.

While he wasn’t ready to go into specifics about the electrified powertrain, he confirmed the car will continue to use a V12 engine. Reggiani also called dual-clutch transmissions a “marvelous solution” but implied the Aventador never adopted one because of the added weight. There’s some logic behind that idea but a number of owners would probably sacrifice the added weight to get rid of the single-clutch gearbox.

Another possible feature on the Aventador successor is the active aerodynamics system that is used on the Huracán Performante. As Reggiani told the publication, “Aero vectoring was never used in Aventador” and “that means it’s a big potential that we have in our pocket.”

Previous reports have suggested the Aventador successor could come equipped with a naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V12 engine that produces around 800 hp (596 kW). There have also been rumors about a plug-in hybrid variant with a V8 engine as well as a range-topping model with two electric motors that enable the car to produce more than 1,000 hp (745 kW) and 885 lb-ft of (1,198 Nm) torque.

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  • Bash

    There was a time when they said they will remain loyal and stick to not adobt any elctrified/ev/hybrid/atounomous systems.

    • Mike82

      There was a TIME that BMW M said, ‘Turbocharging? What No way in HELL’…..Then AFTER they turbocharged, they said, ‘4WD? Are you NUTS????’…..!

      There was a Time that Honda Called turbos, Garbage with a Capital G, anyways I digress I can go on all day its simple, its called PROGRESS.

      Especially when a Grandma driving her docile looking 100D blows the Lamborghinis Doors from stoplight to stoplight, and well onto 100mph+ while merging onto the freeway.
      And, Economics (They’ve got to keep their lights ON)

      Night Night Basher.

      • Bash

        Right.. But I’m not sure what you were thinking or how you understood my comment. but i have a hunch that we are on the same page about how companies should PROGRESS.
        Rise up Mike, smell the coffee and have a good day. 😉

    • Vassilis

      I think that was many years ago. I remember them saying they’ll be the last to ditch the V12.

      • Bash

        Exactly, its amazing how time flies, and visions change to adapt different /new situations.
        I’m very interesting to see this new Lambo anyway.

  • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

    I can’t afford one

  • Vassilis

    You could have used Hybrid instead of Electrified in the title you know. It’s more accurate.