Listen to the new engine of Lamborghini’s Huracan successor
Lamborghini hasn’t confirmed exactly what will power its successor to the Huracan, but we can finally hear what it sounds like.
In a video posted by CarSpyMedia, we can see a prototype driving at low speeds.
It’s hard to hear exactly what the powertrain is exactly, however we know it will feature some form of electrification.
It appears the prototype is a plug-in hybrid based on the appearance of a fuel cap and a separate charging port.
Lamborghini chief technical officer Rouven Mohr told AutoExpress the new engine will have “more than six and less than 12 cylinders”.
“It’s not a range-oriented hybrid and there will be no kind of downsizing,” Mr Mohr added.
CarExpert suspects Lamborghini could use a naturally aspirated V10 engine paired with a hybrid system to differentiate it from Ferrari and McLaren’s V8 and V6 powertrains, however some reports suggest it will adopt a twin-turbo V8 hybrid.
Lamborghini’s Huracan successor was recently spied for the first time on public roads.
Despite the comical attempt at hiding the headlights, it appears the model could adopt the slim lighting and angular daytime running lights of the Revuelto.
The prototype appears to take inspiration from the track-only Essenza SCV12 with its front bumper intake and prominent splitter.
Around the back, the bumper exposes a large portion of the rear tyres. It’s not clear if this dramatic detail will carry through to the production model.
A single central, high-mounted exhaust outlet sits between the slim tail lights.
Lamborghini has confirmed it won’t share a platform with any other Volkswagen Group brand, unlike the outgoing Huracan which shared underpinnings with the Audi R8. Instead, the Raging Bull brand will develop its own bespoke platform and engine.
“Lamborghini became one of the most profitable brands within the group this year, we set another record year in terms of operating profit…. and because being the brand with the highest profitability, of course, you have the power to ask certain things and also to self-fund the project,” Lamborghini’s regional director of Asia Pacific, Francesco Scardaoni, previously told CarExpert.
The Huracan successor will reportedly share the ‘monofuselage’ construction developed for the Revuelto, but will use aluminium instead of carbon fibre.
It’s expected Australia will see the new Huracan and Urus by 2025, with a reveal set for late 2024.
The Italian brand’s busy two years of electrification are building up to the release of its first electric vehicle, a 2+2 model expected to launch in 2028.