Lamborghini Aventador Successor With Electric Front Axle Expected In 2020

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According to a report from Automobile Magazine, the maddest supercar maker of them is slowly but steadily developing a replacement for the Aventador. The mid-engine raging bull came into being in 2011, and the heir-apparent should follow in 2020 with a larger V12 and electric motors for each of the front wheels.
Identified by the codenames LB634 for the coupe and LB635 for the roadster, the yet-unnamed successor “will be an extensive evolution of the current concept, so don’t fear a Huracán on steroids or an Italian Porsche 960.”

The big news, which hasn’t been confirmed by Lamborghini, is under the skin: naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V12 proven to 800 horsepower and at least 160 horsepower per front wheel, making for a combined output of something in the ballpark of 1,120 horsepower and a tire-shattering 885 pound-feet.

Those numbers, if proven right, leave the Aventador far, far behind, even in its most extreme take yet – the Centenario LP 770-4. The batteries will reportedly be integrated into the transmission tunnel. Early in the development stage, Lamborghini engineers experimented with a transversely-mounted V12, but found it too complex to be packaged in the engine bay.

Automobile Magazine’s report on Lamborghini goes on to say the Huracan story won’t stop with the Nurburgring-proven Performante. Speedster and Barchetta models are expected to pop un any moment now, as are the SuperVeloce, GT3 Stradale, Superleggera, and even a targa body style.

These variants, however, pale in comparison to the rumored Huracan Safari. Think Audi Nanuk quattro Concept. As the name implies, it’s supposed to come in the form of an all-terrain interpretation of the V10-powered supercar featuring height-adjustable suspension and plenty of plastic cladding.

The publication argues the Huracan’s replacement will arrive in 2021, and the V10 will be phased out. In its place, the Porsche-designed 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 featured in the all-new Panamera will up the ante to 650 horsepower. Speaking of the force-fed V8, the Urus sport utility vehicle will get it with 660 ponies in Performante attire. The V6-powered plug-in hybrid Urus variant, meanwhile, is expected to offer an estimated 458 horsepower.
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Editor's note: 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S pictured.

About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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