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Lamborghini Aventador replacement to get hybrid powertrain

The Lamborghini Aventador is currently the oldest car in the company's line-up, making it next in queue for a replacement. According to a media report, the Aventador replacement will be powered by a naturally aspirated V12 combined with an electric hybrid system.

Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini’s chief technical officer, told the media at the Geneva Motor Show that while the company is using turbo charged engine for its Urus SUV, it would continue to offer natural aspiration in their flagship car. Further, the new car will make extensive use of carbon-fibre components and will also feature some sort of hybrid drive.

The electric boost from the hybrid drive could either be used in short bursts (Corsa mode) or for long range (Strada mode). While the exact nature of the electric system is not yet known, it could be used to meet the rising emission restrictions that could be imposed in city centres and other places in Europe and Asia. The system could also be used to supplement the engine to provide uninterrupted power to the wheels during a mid-corner downshift or in low gears. Unlike rivals, the single clutch gearbox used in the Aventador is comparatively slower to change the gears.

Reggiani also revealed that while the company will eventually shift to all-electric cars, it would only be after multiple iterations of the hybrid cars.

Source - Car and driver

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