Lamborghini has unveiled a new V12 hybrid model of the Aventador that promises to be faster and lighter than its predecessors, without compromising on the signature Lamborghini sound.
The Aventador V12 Hybrid will feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a 6.5-liter, naturally-aspirated V12 engine, mated to a 48-volt mild hybrid system. This system will provide an additional 120 horsepower, for a total output of 819 horsepower. According to Lamborghini, this will give the vehicle a 0-100 km/h time of just 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 350 km/h.
The hybrid powertrain will also provide improved fuel economy, with a claimed 10% reduction in CO2 emissions. However, Lamborghini insists that the hybrid powertrain won’t compromise on the signature Lamborghini sound, thanks to an innovative new active sound system. This system will be able to electronically control the engine’s sound, to ensure that it remains loud and ferocious.
In addition to the hybrid powertrain, the Aventador V12 Hybrid will also feature a range of other technological upgrades. This includes an updated infotainment system with a 12-inch touchscreen display, as well as a selection of advanced driver assists, such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and lane keep assist.
The Aventador V12 Hybrid is expected to go on sale in early 2021, with prices starting at around $500,000. While the hybrid powertrain may add some additional cost, it should be offset by the improved performance and efficiency of the vehicle.