Lamborghini’s Future Car Lineup Will Leave Plenty Of Jaws On The Floor
Insane versions of the Huracan and Aventador are being planned for the futureby Kirby Garlitos, on
Now that the Lamborghini Urus is close to hitting dealerships, the Italian automaker is setting its sights on its future, and if new reports are to be believed, that future is going to be packed with enough supercar mayhem to quench the thirst of enthusiasts for a generation. That’s because Lamborghini is now thinking big on plans to usurp the likes of Ferrari and McLaren, and it’s doing with so with a rush of iterations for the Huracán to go with big plans for the eventual successor to the Aventador. If Lambo is successful in giving life to these plans, it could potentially swing the tide of supercar sentiment back to the side of the Raging Bull.
According to Automobile Magazine, Sant’Agata is planning to expand the Huracán lineup to include Speedster and Barchetta versions, which effectively will be lightweight versions of the existing Huracán that will be developed with an eye towards infusing these models with racing credentials. Speaking of lightweight offerings, a lighter version of the Huracán Performante is also in Lambo’s plans, as is a Targa version, a configuration we rarely see from Lamborghini. In fact, you’d have to go all the way back to the super limited Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster from 1999 as the last Lamborghini to feature a taiga-style roof. On the higher end of the Huracán range, Lamborghini’s future plans could include a hardcore Superveloce model and an even more hardcore GT3 Stradale version. That’s six potential future variants for the just the Huracán, and that doesn’t even include the Huracán Safari, a never-before-done version that will feature, among other things, a height-adjustable suspension, bigger wheel arches, all-terrain body protection panels, all-wheel drive, and four-wheel steering. Oh, Lamborghini reportedly has big plans for the Aventador’s successor, too.
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Your imaginations are running wild now, aren’t you? I can’t blame any of you either because mine’s been on overdrive ever since I was informed of these potential models. Now, I don’t claim to be an expert in all matters Lamborghini, but I know quite a bit about the company and its motivations. But these plans even surprised me, not because Lamborghini isn’t capable of building all of them – it can do all of them if it really wanted to – but because this way of thinking oozes ambition, something that we haven’t seen from the Italian automaker for years.
Lambo has made some exciting variations of previous-gen models like the Gallardo and Murcielago.
That’s partly due to Audi, which has owned Lambo since 1998, keeping it on a relative leash by limiting the number of models and subsequent variants it releases. Don’t get me wrong; Lambo has made some exciting variations of previous-gen models like the Gallardo and Murcielago. It’s even done the same for the Huracán and the Aventador, at least to a certain extent. But if all these models do come out in the future, that’s going to be seven new versions of the Huracán, an unprecedented number given that the Huracan already has a number of variants under its belt.
I suppose this is Lamborghini’s plan of piggy-backing off of the expected success that the Urus SUV will give it. The launch of that model is expected to ignite Lambo’s sales volume, and if that happens like most expect it to, the next challenge would be sustaining it to a level that will give the Italian automaker a bigger piece of the supercar pie.
Note: 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S pictured here.
The successor to the Aventador could also have a hybrid variant that will pack power levels approaching 1,000 horsepower and 885 pound-feet of torque.
Now let’s talk about the Aventador’s successor. Details are still scarce at this point, but we do know that Lambo has plans for the model to hit the road in 2020. For now, it carries the codename “LB634/635,” to signify future coupe and roadster iterations of the model. Two engine options are being considered: the company’s classic V-12 engine and a somewhat new, naturally aspirated 7.0-liter engine that will pack 800 horsepower. The good part, according to Automobile, is that Lamborghini is considering the idea of slapping electric motors on the front wheel capable of producing 160 horsepower. Do the math and there’s a possibility that in addition to a classic V-12 version, the successor to the Aventador could also have a hybrid variant that will pack power levels approaching 1,000 horsepower and 885 pound-feet of torque.
“Boom!” goes the dynamite.
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Source: Automobile Mag