Lamborghini Dismisses Turbocharging: Next Gallardo to Keep Natural Aspiration

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More and more automotive producers, even in the premium league of the auto industry, are switching from natural aspiration to turbocharging, trading a linear power delivery and a more special sound for increased efficiency. However, there are certain carmakers that are not ready to make this step and Lamborghini recently explained that it is one of them.
Talking to autocar, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelman said that the company will probably stick to natural aspiration for the current decade. However, he didn’t rule out the adoption of forced induction for a longer term.

“For this decade, I don’t see it happening in the super sport car business – although I would also caution against saying it could never happen,” Winkelmamn was quoted as saying by the adorementioned source. “The future can take its own path when fuel regulations are involved. All I will say is that any development along those lines must be consistent with the DNA of Lamborghini.”

The CEO explained that the next generation of the Gallardo, which is set to be launched in at least two years shouldn’t come with a turbocharged engine.

However, Audi sources, which are working to develop the next generation of the Audi R8 sister car, said that the vehicle could receive turbo powerplant options in the second half of its lifespan. We’ll remidn you that Audi has developed a turbocharged V8 engine together with Bentley, so this could be featured on the next R8.

Our say: Great decision, we love the character natural aspiration gives to a car. Want a (twin)turbo Lambo? US tuners (and not only) will be happy to serve you.
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