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Lamborghini LB48H Hybrid Hypercar Teased, Looks Like the Terzo Millennio Concept

When Lamborghini released the Terzo Millennio in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the EmTech conference in 2017, everyone was surprised that the all-electric supercar had one motor per wheel and a supercapacitor. The nano-tubes that can repair themselves were also impressive in their own right.
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But nevertheless, the concept remains a concept to this day. What Lamborghini has in the pipeline for 2020 at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show is the LB48H, a hybrid hypercar that borrows some of the styling of the Terzo Millennio but with a few notable changes. Both the roof, front bumper, and front fenders are Aventador-esque if you look closely at the teaser, but the Y-shaped signature lights hark back to the concept.

“Can’t wait to see it? Just open your eyes to the future.” That’s how Lamborghini is riding on the hype train, and according to multiple reports, the LB48H has been already presented to prospective customers as a special-edition hypercar with hybrid technology in conjunction with the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 of the mighty Aventador.

Given that the Raging Bull of Sant’Agata Bolognese will not replace the Aventador in 2020, it’s more or less clear the LB48H is a special edition instead of a series-production model. The teaser serving as the main photo of this story follows up the Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster and Huracan Evo GT Celebration, presented at the Monterey Car Week.

If you were wondering, there’s no definitive information on the powertrain of the LB48H, nor do we know the actual name of the car. Some people believe the front axle is driven by an electric motor while other voices suggest a plug-in hybrid setup. Going forward, Lamborghini is further expected to tap into the hypercar class of the World Endurance Championship for the 2020 – 2021 season with a vehicle such as the LB48H.

Rumors regarding the price put the LB48H in the ballpark of $3 million, and production is said to be capped at 63 examples of the breed. That’s a nod to the company’s founding year of 1963, which is similar to the production run of the Aventador SVJ 63 in fixed-head coupe and open-top flavors.



 
 
 
 
 

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