This happened to the yet-unnamed Aventador successor, which must have been embarrassing for Lamborghini. The world’s most-renowned spy photographers closely follow the development of the supercar. When a prototype broke down in the middle of a public road, it sure attracted attention. It was also the perfect opportunity to snap some great pictures, as the prototype was a sitting duck.
The first detail we noticed is the North American-style number plates, which are more evenly squared than European ones. While this is a first, we don’t expect different technical details. Thanks to the breakdown, we get a better look at the new split headlights, with the turn indicators placed below them.
The red taillights at the back are probably fake, while the actual taillights are the Y-shaped slim lights you see above them. Think of the Terzo Millennio concept from 2017, although with a more production-friendly shape. The pictures also reveal the massive air intakes that allow the V12 to breathe and cool.
This prototype has the required yellow stickers indicating that it carries a high-voltage battery. This suggests that a hybrid powerplant hides beneath the camo. Lamborghini vowed to stick with a naturally-aspirated V12 engine, supplemented by at least one electric motor at the front. Previous reports indicate the automated manual transmission of the Aventador would be replaced by a dual-clutch transaxle. This is in line with current trends and other models in Lamborghini’s lineup.