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Lamborghini LB744 2023: Aventador supercar successor to use 745kW V12 hybrid power


The all-new hybrid system will use three electric motors, with the iconic V12 saved … for now

The news is in: Lamborghini’s Aventador successor, the LB744, will retain a naturally-aspirated V12 engine. But the system looks to be a lot different than before.

The Italian supercar manufacturer has revealed it has developed a hybrid petrol-electric system for its iconic V12 engine that uses three electric motors to produce a total system output of 745kW

The LB744 will be the first Lamborghini model to offer pure electric drive: via the front wheels only in EV mode. Unlike 2019’s V12-powered Sian, with 25kW electric assistance via a supercapacitor, the newcomer arrives as a proper plug-in hybrid super sports car, or “HPEV” as Lamborghini calls it. 

Lamborghini hybrid system with battery
The V12 lives! Lamborghini will continue to use its iconic engine

The news comes as Lamborghini targets hybrid supercars produced by one of its biggest competitors – Ferrari – that has already launched its electrified SF90 supercar. 

Why is this new hybrid system a big deal for Lamborghini?

This is the first time a hybrid system has been fitted to a Lamborghini model and the first time that the Italian carmaker will use an electrically-assisted all-wheel-drive system. 

Lamborghini hybrid electric V12 system
The new V12 hybrid system is capable of producing 745kW

Lamborghini says that its new plug-in hybrid drivetrain is able to run in electric-only mode, which is a first for a production road-going model from the iconic Italian marque.  

The LB744 introduces a new hybrid architecture to the marque’s sports car lineup, one that locates a lithium-ion battery pack inside the traditional ‘transmission tunnel’.   

But the supercar maker has also made big changes to the rest of the powertrain. 

Lamborghini hybrid electric system
The new Lamborghini is called the LB744 and is coming soon!

With the electric motors and V12 working in harmony, there will be a maximum of 1075Nm of torque ready to use at any time. The electric motors, for their part, produce 110kW of power each. 

For the next Lamborghini flagship model, it will use an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Unlike convention, the V12 is not rotated 180-degree with the transmission fitted as a transaxle design, now behind the engine. . 

Mounted on the rear axle is another electric motor that can act as a starter motor and generator, as well as supplying power to the wheels. Reverse gear is powered via the two front electric motors.

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What sort of electric battery system is used with the LB744?

The new Lamborghini electrified powertrain uses a small 3.8kWh battery pack. Owners will be able to plug in their future plug-in hybrid Lamborghini with charging speeds capped at 7kW.

However, the brand claims that the battery can be recharged using regenerative braking from the front wheels or straight from the V12 engine in just six minutes.

Lamborghini promises that its new LB744 plug-in hybrid halo car will debut “shortly” this year, which also marks the 60th anniversary of the carmaker’s iconic V12-powered 350GT.

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