Rumor has it that Lamborghini’s Aventador replacement is on the horizon, and its codename is the LB744. Engine details for this new supercar have also been released, revealing that it will have over 1,000 horsepower.
The Lamborghini LB744 packs a serious punch, thanks to its powerful engine and advanced all-wheel-drive system. The engine is a 6.5-liter V12, naturally aspirated, and produces up to “813 horsepower” at “9,250 rpm”. This makes it the most powerful 12-cylinder engine ever used by Lamborghini. Additionally, it’s also the lightest, weighing 17kg less than the V12 in the outgoing Aventador.
The Hybrid system
The LB744’s hybrid powertrain also includes two oil-cooled axial flux electric motors, each rated at 147 horsepower. With one engine powering each wheel, the LB744’s all-wheel drive system can provide torque vectoring for improved handling.
According to Lamborghini, the LB744’s battery can be recharged externally at a maximum rate of “7kW”, which takes approximately “30 minutes”. Alternatively, the engine can be used to recharge the battery in just six minutes by using the rear motor as a generator. Regenerative braking from the front wheels can also be used to provide additional charging.
Electric all-wheel drive mode
When the car is in fully-electric mode, only the electric motors are used by default, unless more performance or traction is needed. In these cases, the rear motor can be engaged to power the rear wheels, allowing the LB744 to operate in hybrid or electric all-wheel drive modes. The specific behavior of the engine and motors will depend on the selected driving mode.
As Lamborghini marks its 60th anniversary, the highly-anticipated LB744 hybrid supercar is set to make its grand debut. Fans of the Italian automaker are eagerly awaiting this latest masterpiece of technology.