Dearest reader, the inevitable just happened. Lamborghini sold out every single purely internal combustion-engined vehicle it can produce through 2024, including the final example of the V10-powered Huracan. Similar to the Aventador-succeeding Revuelto, the Huracan will be replaced in late 2024 by a plug-in hybrid model, most likely powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
What a time to be alive, huh?
Especially for the Raging Bull of Sant’Agata Bolognese, which changed ownership quite a few times. It all started in the early 1970s, when Ferruccio Lamborghini sold the carmaker and tractor division to businessmen Georges-Henri Rossetti and Rene Leimer. The Mimran brothers entered the scene in the late 1970s, then Chrysler in the late 1980s, then Lamborghini came under Indonesian and Malaysian ownership. The Volkswagen Group, through Audi, acquired Automobili Lamborghini back in 1998 for just $110 million.
Care to guess why Lamborghini changed hands so often? The answer is low demand, as well as failed contracts like the Cheetah off-road prototype. Said military vehicle paved the way for the LM002, the Countach V12-powered SUV that itself paved the way for the Volkswagen Group MLB Evo-based Urus.
Speaking of which, the original was discontinued in favor of the Urus S and Urus Performante. Both versions pack a Porsche-Audi V8 engine of the twin-turbo variety, which is rated at 666 metric ponies. Both of them will be discontinued sometime in 2024 as well, with Lamborghini currently developing a plug-in hybrid twin-turbo V8 powertrain for their 2025 successor.
Spied time and time again, the hybrid-assisted Urus isn’t just an 800-horsepower brute. Similar to the Revuelto, the Italian automaker needs plug-in hybrids in order to keep European legislators happy. The upcoming Euro 7 emission regulations will hit the automotive industry hard in the Old Continent, including those companies that made a name for themselves through supercars.
The second-generation Urus is due in 2029 as an electric sport utility vehicle, but it won’t be Lamborghini’s first production EV. An electric gran turismo with 2+2 seating will be introduced in 2028, a vehicle that can be considered the modern-day successor of the Espada.
As for the Huracan-replacing supercar, there’s no denying Lamborghini will take inspiration from the Revuelto for it. More specifically, we’re in for at least one electric motor, that motor driving the front wheels for e-AWD. The Revuelto, as you may have already heard, features three motors in addition to its naturally-aspirated V12. Two units drive the front wheels, and the third motor is located above the tranny.
The yet-unconfirmed V8 engine of the yet-unnamed Huracan successor is allegedly capable of revving to 10,000 spinnies. The turbochargers reportedly kick at a simply ridiculous 7,000 revolutions per minute.