Supercar makers never the thought the day would come when they’d eventually jump on the hybrid bandwagon. After all, it does go against everything they hold so dear: power, speed, more power, and more speed.

But times have indeed changed and with that, so have the taste and preference of most car buyers. With the cards being dealt as it is, it seems like there’s no going around the hybrid train anymore and Lamborghini has instead decided to jump on board.

According to Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini is in the infancy stage of developing a small electric motor in conjunction with gasoline power, which could eventually lead to Lambo cars that cuts down on fuel consumption. The Lamborghini brass has also estimated a 2015 launch for this hybrid vehicle.

Blasphemous as it sounds for a super car brand to produce a mild hybrid version, the prevailing thought is that with Porsche and Ferrari already in the process of developing their own hybrids, it was only a matter of time before Lamborghini joins their supercar brethren in the ever-increasing hybrid pursuit.

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Coincidentally, 2015 is also the same time Ferrari is tentatively expected to come out with their own hybrid model.

We never thought we’d see the day when our exotic favorites like Lamborghini would trade in their trademark performance to become more fuel-efficient. But with the way the industry has evolved, it was either jump on-board or get left behind.

Source: Motor Report

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2 comments:

AK47  (1024) posted on 08.6.2009

Well, that will break the fragile hearts of the diesel fans.

Uncia  (868) posted on 08.5.2009

Let’s hope they use lithium-ion batteries... yet another reason for them to catch fire.

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