June 22, 2024
Electric & Hybrid Cars

Lamborghini Officially Announces 800-hp V8 Engine for Next-Gen Hybrid Huracán

Lamborghini made a concerted effort to preserve the naturally-aspirated V12 engine, but the naturally-aspirated V10 in the Huracán is nearing the end of its life cycle. The upcoming model, codenamed 634, will replace the Huracán with a downsized, forced induction, and electrified powertrain.

The successor to the Huracán will feature a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing around 800 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. In comparison, the Huracán currently employs a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 generating 631 horsepower and 441 pound-feet of torque in its most potent configuration, while the Revuelto’s V12 churns out 814 horsepower. The hybrid setup will include three electric motors and a yet-to-be-specified battery pack, with a total output expected to exceed 800 horsepower.

Lamborghini, under the Volkswagen Group umbrella, developed a new in-house twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 specifically for the Huracán’s successor. This high-revving engine delivers its peak power between 9,000 and 9,750 rpm and peak torque from 4,000 to 7,000 rpm, revving up to an impressive 10,000 rpm with a flat-plane crankshaft arrangement. The transmission is a modified version of the unit used in the Revuelto.

The electrified component of the powertrain includes three motors, with one positioned between the V8 engine and the transmission. Despite the hybrid system, Lamborghini ensures that the model will maintain its distinctive supercar exhaust note, thanks to meticulous tuning efforts. The vehicle may also offer limited electric-only driving capabilities.

Lamborghini is set to reveal the successor to the Huracán later in 2024, finalizing the brand’s transition to an all-electric lineup alongside the Revuelto and the plug-in hybrid Urus SE introduced in April 2024.

FAQ

1. What is the power output of the upcoming Huracán successor?

The new model is expected to deliver over 800 horsepower from its twin-turbocharged V8 engine.

Conclusion

With the imminent arrival of the Huracán’s successor, Lamborghini demonstrates its commitment to innovation and performance in the realm of electrified supercars. The combination of a potent V8 engine, hybrid technology, and meticulous engineering promises an exhilarating driving experience for enthusiasts worldwide.

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