Lamborghini could slightly alter its current product philosophy and develop a new kind of car with more space and a new powertrain for the future.
In an interview with Automotive News, Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali gave a few tantalizing insights into the Italian supercar maker’s future strategy. Significantly, he talks about adding a fourth model to the firm’s current three-car strong product lineup of Aventador, Huracán, and Urus.
When asked specifically whether the new car would be a successor to the Espada grand tourer, Domenicali didn’t say explicitly what it would be, but mentioned the importance of space and the right powertrain. We believe the firm is looking into making a more practical supercar, buoyed by the response to the mad Urus.
Domenicali also said that we won’t be seeing the new Lamborghini for a while. The company is looking at a launch timeframe between 2025 and 2027. On the topic of electric propulsion, he said the current plans are just for a plug-in hybrid version. He didn’t rule out the possibility of an electric supercar entirely, but Lamborghini hasn’t yet seen a huge demand for an electric raging bull. It would want to work with holding firm Volkswagen to figure out where such a product would fit in with the German corporation’s plans and goals.
Hybrid was the next topic on the CEO’s mind. Domenicali again confirmed that the successors of the Aventador and the Huracán will feature plug-in hybrid powertrains. The company is working on a Urus plug-in hybrid too, though it hasn’t seen satisfactory results from test engines that included twin-turbo V6 and V8 motors.