The ageing Lamborghini Aventador has been kicking around on the supercar scene for nearly seven years now since its inception back in March of 2011. Through that time, Lamborghini has unveiled many special editions including the likes of the Aventador SV and the Aventador Muria Edition. The Italian company also recently went through a bit of facelift with the Aventador S where it received minor cosmetic tweaks and a slight power increase. But now is the time where we can expect to the see the replacement prototypes for the Aventador start hitting the road. But a topic of controversy for the next replacement of the Aventador has been whether or not the raging bull will keep its massive thirsty V12 naturally aspirated motor or go for downsizing with the aid of turbochargers. It turns out it may be none of those and Lamborghini may actually look to source electric motors for its new hypercar flagship.
According to a source from Motor Authority, they spoke with Italian supercar brand’s R&D director, Maurizio Reggiani that all but confirmed that the flagship will indeed retain its naturally aspirated V12 but will work in tandem with a set of electric motors to push out a rumoured power output of over 1000bhp. In short, the replacement for the Aventador is for now expected to be a 1000bhp hybrid. But what about the other shortcomings of the Aventador such as its infamous single clutch gearbox? It’s because of this single clutch unit that an Aventador is slower than its less expensive baby brother the Lamborghini Huracan that utilises a double clutch unit also found in the Audi R8. Surrounding this matter R&D director, Maurizio Reggiani said
It is a problem of what way will we handle and manage what I described before: weight. For me, everything that contribute to the weight is an enemy, and I need to decide what is better to put effort into and what to sacrifice. I am fully with you that a double-clutch is a marvelous solution, I have only one problem—additional weight.
We can also expect to see the new ALA (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva) system on the new Aventador, a system which helped the 640bhp Lamborghini Huracan beat out the near 1000bhp Porsche 918 Spyder around the Nurburgring. We can expect to see the new V12 flagship from Lamborghini before 2020 comes to an end.