So it seems Lamborghini is going electric, it has long been rumoured that the Italian Supercar maker will at some stage join the ranks of rivals Ferrari with electrification but this week it has been confirmed by CEO Stefan Domenicali when discusses the companies future, starting in 2021 with a plug-in hybrid Aventador following that will be other Lamborghini’s beginning with the Huracan.
Domenicali confirmed the plans in a recent interview; “Probably around 2021, with the Aventador replacement that will add a motor to its V-12 engine. The same will happen later also on the V-10 family when we replace the Huracan. A plug-in model is the only way to maintain performance and keep Lamborghini’s engine sound while also reducing emissions.”
Interestingly it was expected that the Urus would be the first of the Lamborghini family to go electric but it seems things have changed, with Stefan saying “We are still working on this, but we have realigned our priorities. First and foremost, we have to boost production of the Urus, and adding a powertrain variant that is extremely complex to build doesn’t help. We have seen that a V-6-powered plug-in did not offer the performance level a Lamborghini should deliver. We began working on a V-8 plug-in, but we are not there yet.”
Amongst talk of electric Lambo’s and sales figures, the CEO was also asked about a new 2+2 GT model, he explained that the carmaker was hard at work on something that combined “high performance with interior space and driving comfort in a package that, design wise, should be striking as well as highly efficient in terms of aerodynamics” after 2025. While it could appear in electric form, the CEO claimed such a model would only exist alongside a high-performance plug-in hybrid.