Lamborghini's hybrid hypercar will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show
It seems that the long wait for Lamborghini's hybrid hypercar may soon be over, with reports claiming that it will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
The car, codenamed LB48H, will have a similar design to that of the Lamborghini Terzo Millenio concept car and will have a 6.5-litre V12 that will power the rear-axles, and an electric motor that will control the front wheels. Combined it is expected to produce about 838 raging horsepower (625 kw).
There is one downside to having all that power because the batteries in the car will add 441 pounds of weight (200 kg). To help shed all this extra weight Lamborghini will use as much carbon fibre as possible on the LB48H.
Only 63 units will be built, as a nod to when the company was founded in 1963. All of them have already been sold, with buyers paying approximately $2.5 million for the cars in July last year.
“So we had the Reventon, the Veneno and the Centenario, and now we have this car, (the LB48H)," said Federico Foschini, the company's chief commercial officer. "This is the technical name but we’re not yet revealing the final name. This car is really a huge product for Lamborghini.
"Maybe it will be a little bit later, because the success of the current Aventador is still so huge that we don’t need to change. For example, the SVJ, has been pre-sold just in the first three to four weeks.
“But we want to do some electric kilometres, maybe to go down town in some city. At the end of the day what we want power and want to have performance out of the hybridisation. So this is the concept that is behind the future of Aventador."
Also according to Foschini the LB48H will be debuted alongside another Lamborghini model which he says will be a "surprise". That could possibly be another hybrid or full-electric of the Lamborghini Urus, but who knows?