Lamborghini has been resisting electrification of its line-up citing that it’s not ready with the technology (more to do with weight management), but the good news is naturally-aspirated engines will be continued.
However, there’s a condition which even the best minds in the business cannot bypass given the future trends in the automotive world. It also means the brand’s current 10- and 12-cylinder engines will carry on unmolested.
Of what will happen to these set-ups has been indicated by Maurizio Reggiani, the head of Lamborghini’s research and development department in a recent media interaction. Reggiani suggested that petrol-electric hybrid technology will play an increasingly important role in the future.
“We will continue to choose natural aspiration for the super-sports cars. In the future, we will need to take account of fuel consumption and emissions. I am convinced the naturally aspirated engine coupled with a hybrid system can be the right answer,” he says.
He also hinted the replacements for the current Aventador and the Huracan model series will undergo some form of hybridisation when they are launched around the turn of the coming decade.
The current trend in the automotive world is that they are benefitting from technologies like forced induction despite downsizing in a bid to meet looming emissions regulations and fuel efficiency requirements.