Lamborghini has unveiled the powertrain of its upcoming hybrid super sports car. Known internally as the LB744, this will form the basis of the Lamborghini Aventador’s successor.
Just like the other currently available Lamborghini models, the centerpiece of the LB744 is a 6.5-liter V12 gasoline engine. This new one is a naturally-aspirated engine, which is then paired with three electric motors.
The V12 engine can produce up to 825 hp and 725 Nm of torque on its own. Meanwhile, each of the three electric motors can make up to 147 hp (110kW) and 150 Nm of torque. That chalks up to a combined output of 1,015 hp.
Just as it retains a V12 powertrain, the LB744 likewise continues the Lamborghini tradition of using an all-wheel-drive setup. But instead of using a center differential to distribute power, the LB744’s two front electric motors drive the front wheels simultaneously with the V12 powering the rear wheels.
Note the low position of the batteries
The third motor meanwhile, is positioned just above the car’s new eight-speed double-clutch transmission. It can also supply traction to the rear wheels as needed, but it also functions as the car’s starter motor, and generator. It is also responsible for feeding power to the two electric motors on the front end of the car.
Besides the bonkers levels of performance, the LB744 likewise features a zero-emission, electric-only mode. In this mode, power is exclusively provided by the two front electric motors to drive the front wheels. They likewise provide reverse gear. But in this case, the third rear motor can also activate when needed.
Providing power to the LB744’s electric motors is a 3.8 kWh lithium-ion battery. The said battery is then charged up via regenerative braking. It can likewise be recharged using a wall socket.
The LB744's 6.5-liter V12 engine
According to the supercar maker, charging it up to full by way of plugging it into a socket takes just 30 minutes. Regenerative braking meanwhile, takes just six minutes.
Thanks to the hybrid power train, Lamborghini also stated that the LB744 emits 30 percent less
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions compared to the Aventador Ultimae. As a side note, the latter is the last version of the Aventador that was released back in 2021.
The car based on the LB744 architecture is scheduled to debut this year. Note that in 2023, Lamborghini is likewise celebrating its 60th anniversary. That said, their upcoming hypercar hybrid is not just an anniversary milestone, but it also ushers in a new era for the brand.
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Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. or simply Lamborghini is an Italian luxury sports carmaker currently owned by the Volkswagen Group through Audi. Its visionary founder, Ferrucio Lamborghini initially opened a business assembling automobiles that are used for farming from military vehicles in 1946. His company was a success producing tractors fitted with two to four-cylinder diesel engines. In 1954, a motor engine with direct injection was added in their lineup. In the 1960s, his venture was one of the biggest manufacturers of agricultural machinery producing 400 vehicles monthly.
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