This could be our best look yet at the Lamborghini Aventador’s hybrid V12 successor
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by Sebastien Bell
Patent drawings filed with the Intellectual Property Office have been shared online, possibly giving us our best look yet at the upcoming hybrid hypercar. Although the car will forge a new path for the Italian automaker in terms of drivetrains, it won’t be a massive departure in terms of appearance.
These low-res patent designs, which appeared on several Instagram accounts including Varryx and Wilcoblok, match everything we’ve seen from a number of different prototypes over the past year or so. As such, the Italian supercar has familiar, albeit updated looks, with a plurality of sharp edges, Y-shaped design cues, and tried and true mid-engine proportions. Even the engine cover will have louvers that are recognizable, though there will be a chasm in the middle, likely to show off the engine.
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As with prototypes we’ve seen testing under camouflage on public roads, this design patent has a pair of rather large, hexagonal exhaust outlets right in the middle of the car’s rear end. While they give the supercar an aggressive demeanor, they’re also a reminder of the fact it will still be powered by an internal combustion engine, even as Lamborghini attempts to keep up with the increasingly electrifying automotive industry.
Although it will be powered by a hybrid drivetrain, Lamborghini has made a big deal about how important V12 engines are to it. Spy photos previously revealed that the hybridized twelve-cylinder engine will have an 8,500 rpm redline, which should please owners searching for a high-pitched, Italian soundtrack.
Lamborghini’s engineers will almost certainly use the assistance of electric motors to push this car’s power levels beyond the Aventador’s 760 hp (567 kW/770 PS). As a likely competitor to the Ferrari SF90, though, the automaker is expected to get the combined power output very close to quadruple digits.
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It is anticipated that Lamborghini will reveal its as-yet unnamed successor to the Aventador this year, and to sell it for the 2024 model year.